Tag: election

By Linda Cicoira -- Sixteen-year veteran clerk James A. Lilliston Sr. of the Accomack treasurer's office obtained two feats Tuesday at the polls. He will be the next Accomack treasurer and the first black man to hold the position. Lilliston received 7,449 votes or 67.79% to win over Brandy...
By Linda Cicoira -- Janet Martin-Turner is back.  The former school board member, who fought to get an elected school board for Accomack, received the most votes in District 7 and was returned to the post she once held as an appointed member. Martin-Turner garnered 862 votes or about 56%...
By Linda Cicoira  -- Calling hundreds of absentee ballots cast for today’s election “suspect,” Accomack County’s Republican Party asked the circuit court to put those ballots aside and not count them until an investigation of the allegations can be completed by Commonwealth’s Attorney Spencer Morgan. Gary C, Byler, a Virginia...
Dear Editor: I’ve known Brandy Custis Childress for many years socially and from when I was a customer at PNC. As part of the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Auxiliary executive committee, I was fortunate enough to work with her several years ago when she was a co-chair of the Hospital Ball....
Dear Editor: With the November election fast approaching, I just wanted to take an opportunity to say how fortunate we are to finally be able to vote for Connie Burford for the Accomack County School Board. I don’t think there should be a doubt in anyone’s mind how much she is...
Dear Editor: I am an employee of Accomack County.  All departments in the county from the airport, to food service, to parks and recreation have a working relationship with James Lilliston daily in the treasurer’s office.  He is a humble Christian man of the highest integrity, honesty, and experience. James is a dedicated employee...
Dear Editor: I am pleased to offer this recommendation and my support for Brandy Childress and her quest to become the next Accomack County Treasurer. Brandy is an extraordinary woman who possesses intelligence, sensitivity, and leadership skills that well position her for elected office. She is a very pleasant person, and...
Dear Editor: At the candidates’ forum on Tuesday, Oct. 8, two candidates for the board of supervisors made statements that need to be addressed. Mr. Harrison Phillips (incumbent, District 4) expressed concern about the loss of agricultural land if we permit large-scale solar installations. I have never heard this concern raised...
Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Candidates in contested Accomack County races fielded questions for almost two hours Tuesday night at a forum sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Three groups of candidates participated: those running for the treasurer’s seat (Brandy Custis Childress and James Lilliston); candidates in...
Dear Editor: I’m writing in support of Brandy Custis Childress for Treasurer of Accomack County. I’ve known Brandy for quite some time and trust that she will bring a welcomed change to that office. Brandy’s experience within the banking industry, alone, makes her a formidable candidate. After hearing her ideas, I have no doubt that she will...