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Staff Report – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who entered the water when his tractor-trailer crashed over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel earlier today, according to a Coast Guard bulletin released at 7:17 p.m. Erik Mezick, 47, of Fruitland, Md., was driving...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County is in need of more child care options, including for infants and toddlers, according to two speakers during a public comment period at the Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21. According to speakers Ann Williams, of Onancock, and Wayne Bell, the closing of Belle...
By Stefanie Jackson – For years, ships have anchored outside of Cape Charles, and the U.S. Coast Guard did not have the authority to ensure their safety and security, but last month, its fifth district commander, Rear Adm. Keith Smith, signed a final rule and made it official. “The Coast...
By Krystle Bono -- July is a month to honor our nation's independence and the many sacrifices our service men and women have made and continue to make in order for us to spend the day soaking up the rays and grilling out with family, all topped off with...
Story by Stefanie Jackson, Photos by Phyllis Ward – The U.S. Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) partnered Saturday, June 29, to rescue an ailing 44-year-old man struggling to anchor his vessel in the Chesapeake Bay near Nassawadox Creek in Jamesville. The man, who was aboard the sailboat...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Coast Guard rescued five people whose boat capsized near the Old Plantation Flats lighthouse near Cape Charles June 20. Good Samaritans aboard a pleasure boat, Real Joy, contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles at approximately 10:15 a.m. and notified them that a...
By Linda Cicoira -- On the isolated Eastern Shore of Virginia alone, the federal government shutdown means 122 Coast Guardsmen have been working without pay, about 1,700 employees and contractors associated with NASA are without work, federal approvals for other programs and answers to proposals are unavailable, and funds...