Tag: Eastern Shore

By Pamela Barefoot Special to the Eastern Shore Post In 2019, I learned of an escorted bus tour called “Journey to Montgomery” out of Durham, N.C. Nearly 60 of us from all walks of life would travel by bus to Montgomery and Selma, Ala., in the heat of August, visiting civil rights...
By Stefanie Jackson – Protesters and police across the U.S. are clashing over the death of George Floyd, who spoke his final words while restrained by Minneapolis, Minn., police last week, but on the Eastern Shore, law enforcement officers are assuring the public of their pledge to serve and...
Submitted Article – The Eastern Shore of Virginia may be far from Minneapolis, Minn., in terms of miles, but the hearts of the people are near to residents in the Minnesota community and the family of George Floyd. We sincerely express our condolences to George Floyd’s family. We too...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch — Matthew Parks, 18, will brook no “pity parties” this year. Not because he’s the sole graduate in Tangier Combined School’s Class of 2020. Not because COVID-19 restrictions have upended the traditional schedule of graduation events. He is a man with a plan. Like his father...
By Bill Sterling — Barring the year in high school Tyler Webb was rehabbing his arm following Tommy John surgery, this is the first spring since not being much more than a toddler he is not playing baseball of some sort. (The surgery, named after Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Tommy...
By Bill Sterling Special to the Eastern Shore Post Arthur King Fisher, the consummate wordsmith who combined a deep scholarly interest with a great wit, died April 10 in Davidson, N.C. Fisher, 84, had spent most of his life on the Eastern Shore until he and his beloved wife of 47...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition met March 6 at the Historic Onancock School, where participants shared insights on why the Shore lacks affordable housing and what must be done to fix the problem. Ramona Chapman, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, facilitated. David...
By Carol Vaughn . An old railroad depot near Greenbackville that played a role in the first railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is in danger of being demolished. . Chincoteague Bay Field Station, a marine science education consortium in Wallops, has an agreement with the U. S. Department of Education to use federally...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is preparing its budget for fiscal year 2021, and that process includes county supervisors hearing from agencies and boards as each makes a case for level or increased funding. Robie Marsh, who is also the executive director of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, was...
By Neal Ammerman Special to the Eastern Shore Post . A cold, blustery rainfall drenched the men on the deck of the rusty old freighter as it took on its load of coal and made final preparations for its voyage from Norfolk, Va., to Brayton Point, Mass. Although gale warnings were posted,...