Tag: Eastern Shore

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,...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season in Northampton County, and supervisors are hearing updates from local organizations about the benefits they provide the county and the funds they need to continue their work. Cara Burton is the director of the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL), which has four locations,...

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Anglers Club to Hold Annual Banquet The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org) will hold its Annual Banquet on Saturday, March 7, at the Onancock Elks Lodge at 22454 Front St. in Accomac. The popular event, which has had as many as 125 attendees, starts at 5:30 p.m. with a...