Tag: Chincoteague

By Carol Vaughn — Supervisor Billy Joe Tarr, of Chincoteague, will serve as chairman of the Accomack County Board of Supervisors for 2022. Tarr was elected unanimously. Supervisor Robert Crockett was elected vice chairman and also was elected by unanimous vote. The board will continue to meet the third Wednesday of the month...
Mrs. Ruth Birch Reed, 89, of Chincoteague Island, passed away Jan. 1, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial in Onancock. She was born on Chincoteague Island, on May 6, 1932, a daughter to the late Leo and Cecil (Richardson) Birch. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Chincoteague Island. She is survived...
Mrs. Thalia Virginia "Miss T" Watson, 95, of Nelsonia, passed away Jan. 1, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley.  She was born on Chincoteague Island Dec. 18, 1926, a daughter to the late Arthur and Edna (Moore) Taylor. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Rainbow Sister...
Mr. Delmas James Taylor, 73, of Chincoteague Island, passed away Dec. 27, 2021, at TidalHealth in Salisbury, Md. Delmas was born Feb. 23, 1948, on a cold winter day in Bloxom, a son to the late Delmas and Georgie (Rowley) Taylor. After growing up and graduating high school, Delmas married the...
Mrs. Frances Dorothy Cantrelle (Suklje), residing on Chincoteague Island for the past 32 years, left her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease behind to be with the Lord on Dec. 20, 2021. She was born in Reading, Pa., on May 15, 1927, a daughter to the late Mary and John Suklje....
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison — The town, businesses, and homeowners all contribute to the festive atmosphere on Chincoteague.  The island’s light tour begins downtown, with the lighted Christmas by the Sea sign and the town Christmas tree in Robert Reed Waterfront Park. Across the street, atop Bill’s Prime Seafood...
Mrs. Marlene Joan Savage, 88, of Chincoteague, passed away Dec. 16, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Chincoteague Island on July 16, 1933, a daughter to the late Harry and Margaret (Maginnis) Taylor. She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Daughters of Ruth Sunday School Class, and...
By Carol Vaughn — There continues to be interest from people wanting to rent spaces in the former Chincoteague fire house. Five spaces in the fire house and one in the former town garage have been rented to date with one-year leases, according to Town Manager Mike Tolbert. Most recently, the ambulance...
By Whitney Metz – The Chincoteague varsity basketball teams hosted Salisbury Christian school Monday, Dec. 13. The girls recorded their first home win with a final score of 49-35.  The team was led by senior Emma Jackson, who had an impressive outing on the court. Jackson scored 16 points and recorded...
By Nancy Drury Duncan A 49-year-old Chincoteague man will spend 10 years in prison for the April 2020 shooting of his father. Thomas Lee Watson Jr. was originally charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 70-year-old Thomas Lee “Big Tommy” Watson Sr., a commercial waterman. In July 2021, Watson...