Tag: Eastern Shore Public Library

By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a $65 million county budget for fiscal year 2022 that includes no tax or fee increases. A 5% raise for county employees and $50,000 in seed money for the county’s recently implemented Economic Development Investment Program was included in...
By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County is expected to receive $6.3 million under the federal American Rescue Plan of 2021, which was signed into law March 12. The county has not yet received specific guidelines, but information released by the National Association of Counties indicates the money will come directly from...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors at the Dec. 16 meeting approved a contractor’s request for a four-month extension on the contract to build the new public library in Parksley. The extension puts the new completion date at April 13, 2021. R.H. Construction asked for the extension, citing...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a new program intended to attract businesses to the county. The resolution passed by the board, 8-0, establishes an economic development investment program, including a way to award grants to qualified businesses. Supervisor Harrison Phillips III was absent. Localities according to...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of CARES Act grants. The second round of federally funded grants will give an opportunity to re-apply for funds to small businesses, watermen, and charter boat captains or Coast Guard passenger vessel operators who were deemed ineligible...
By Carol Vaughn — Congresswoman Elaine Luria toured the construction site of the Eastern Shore’s new regional library in Parksley Thursday. The $5.3 million, 20,837-square-foot facility, which will be the regional headquarters for the Eastern Shore Public Library system as well as home to the new Eastern Shore of Virginia Heritage...
By Arthur King Fisher Special to the Eastern Shore Post In 1991 this writer interviewed his two elderly cousins, Virginia Carmine and Josephine Metcalf, both of Onancock, concerning their recollection of hog killings on the Eastern Shore during their youth, which were the years immediately following World War I. Adults would get...