Tag: Eastern Shore

By Carol Vaughn A new group to support children who are dealing with grief will start soon on Chincoteague. Many of the town’s residents, including children, were affected deeply by the death of Brianna Merritt last fall. . Brianna died at home in October at age 11, after a long struggle with...
Staff Report -- Well-known Bloods gang leader Tyvon “Teddy” Lyncurtis Smith, of Parksley, was arrested in Pocomoke City, Md. after four weeks on the run, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service. His arrest was the result of a multi-agency fugitive investigation spanning several states. According to...
By Matthew Yoder It wasn’t a football season most anticipated at Hampden Sydney College. Standout wide receiver and Shore native Major Morgan entered as a preseason All-American, and the thought was the Tigers would compete for a championship. Outside of Tiger nation, the anticipation was the same, and the preparation thus took shape. For the...
By Carol Vaughn -- The Eastern Shore Regional Animal Control Facility has made strides in recent years in finding homes for the dogs and cats that come its way, thanks in part to increased cooperation with volunteer organizations. Molly, a sweet-natured, mixed-breed dog, is one former resident that found a happy...
Submitted Article Whether or not you’re familiar with the Oscar-winning “Green Book” and the real-life Jim Crow-era travel guide behind its name, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll know songs that local talent will share as they chronicle the guide’s history. Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in a collaboration of the...

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Anglers Club Hosts Meeting with Eastern Shore Lab Director The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org) will hold its monthly meeting on January 13 in the conference room of the Sage Restaurant in Onley. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a presentation by Dr. Richard Snyder...
The closing of the year and the ending of the holiday break put Eastern Shore teams back on to the mat. Nandua traveled to Edenton, N.C., to participate in the Henry “Coach O” Overton wrestling duals on Jan. 5, while the Northampton Yellow Jackets traveled to Mathews, Va., to...
By Carol Vaughn The Chincoteague Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution naming the town a Second Amendment sanctuary, with a crowd of around 80 gun rights supporters looking on. The town joins 116 Virginia localities that have passed similar resolutions since the November election, according to the Virginia Citizens...
By Bill Sterling Now an established major league baseball player, Tyler Webb spent five days on his native Eastern Shore over the holidays, enjoying time with family, but not any of his beloved outdoor pursuits. Webb is the son of Kirk and Kristin Webb of Machipongo and the grandson of Ken...
By Stefanie Jackson Author Bernard L. Herman visited the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo Dec. 14 to introduce his new book, “A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.” The book of recipes and interviews aims to preserve the history of Eastern Shore food...