Tag: Eastern Shore

By Stefanie Jackson-  A presentation on Accomack schools’ success implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in its elementary and middle schools escalated into a debate over whether the school division should continue with plans to implement the program at the high school level. Coordinator of Student Services Chester Hall...
By Stefanie Jackson-  Since Northampton supervisors made the commitment earlier this summer either to renovate or rebuild Northampton High School, which will cost millions of dollars no matter what option county and public school officials agree upon, supervisors have been keeping an extra close eye on every dollar of...
By Linda Cicoira-  Kerry Allison, executive director of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission, who was criticized last month by the Accomack Board of Supervisors for her suggestion to “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” is retiring effective Jan. 1. The decision was announced in a letter she emailed Tuesday to...
By Linda Cicoira - Chincoteague officials say plans for a new public beach and parking at Assateague could compromise the economy of the town, make access cumbersome, and cause erosion that would eventually adversely affect Chincoteague. At Tuesday’s town council meeting they urged residents and other concerned citizens to submit their...
By Linda Cicoira-  When one looks back on former school days, a favorite teacher always seems to come to mind. These instructors are role models, mentors, nurturers, and listeners. They provide comfortable environments and look for signs of trouble. For Terry Ewell, of Clam, that teacher was Emily Wescott at...
By Linda Cicoira — Permits have been approved that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a $3 million seawall to help protect the western side of Tangier Island from storms. Work is set to begin in 2018 and be completed next year. The news was brought to island...
By Stefanie Jackson — At the Oyster research center, scientists study the entire coastal system, from coastal forests and salt marsh to mud flats and seagrass meadows, all the way to the barrier islands. They learn a lot by paying close attention to the physical processes of how waves, wind,...
By Stefanie Jackson –Cheriton Police Chief Marc Marshall’s contract was terminated Wednesday night in a 5 to 1 vote by the town council at a special meeting called by Mayor Larry LeMond. Council members discussed the personnel matter in closed session before returning to open session for the vote. The motion as...
By Stefanie Jackson — In the aftermath of the bombshell dropped in Cape Charles in May with the sudden resignation of interim town manager Bob Panek and the surrounding turmoil, the town has been striving to recover and improve the overall quality of its leadership. At the June 21 town council...
By Linda Cicoira — Eastern Shore folks and those from far and wide have been grieving over the recent death of Mary “Mama Girl” Onley, the folk artist who brought joy to her followers with her brightly colored whimsical papier-mâché creations for more than 20 years. The famous woman lived near...