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By Jim Ritch — A remote location surrounded by water grants Eastern Shore stargazers an excellent location for viewing the Milky Way. The light pollution of Virginia Beach, Va., and Ocean City, Md., fades away. The ocean to our east projects nothing more than an occasional celestial reflection, a visual accent...
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...
Dear Editor: The death of Mr. George Floyd reignites our indignation, as ALL LIVES MATTER. As leaders, we cannot remain silent as senseless acts such as this occur. Rather, we lift our voices in protest against police brutality, recognizing that the actions of the few do not outweigh the many...
Dear Editor: The coronavirus pandemic focuses our attention on the link between cleanliness and avoidance of disease. As much as possible, people are sanitizing their hands, social distancing, and covering their faces to prevent the virus from spreading. Yet most people consume products from chickens and other animals who have...
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 Connie Morrison — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced earlier this month the allocation of $300 million of CARES Act funding for fisheries and the seafood industry, with just over $4.5 million headed to Virginia. The funding was ballyhooed by Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine in...
By Connie Morrison — The Virginia Department of Health has reported a COVID-19 death each of the last four days, including in the data released Sunday, May 17, bringing the total COVID-19 related deaths in Northampton County to nine. Accomack County also has nine deaths attributed to COVID-19. Northampton County has...
By Connie Morrison — The office of Gov. Ralph Northam issued a notice late Thursday afternoon that the governor had approved Accomack County's request to delay its move into Phase One of reopening, extending the current level of business restrictions two more weeks, until 11:59 p.m., May 28, 2020, and...
By Connie Morrison — Two more Eastern Shore long-term care facilities have been added to the tally of local coronavirus outbreaks. The Virginia Department of Health lists eight outbreaks on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, three of which are at long-term care facilities. The outbreak at the first, Heritage Hall, is...