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Submitted Article — At approximately 1:23 a.m. this morning (April 18), the State Police Communications Center received a call of a vehicle fire with one confirmed fatality on TB Road in Exmore. The 911 caller, a resident on TB Road, stated that he or she had observed a fire outside on...
Submitted Article — Beginning on April 12, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting financial assistance applications for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The applications...
Submitted Article — Beginning today, Monday, April 5, the Virginia Department of Health’s Eastern Shore Health District (ESHD), in partnership with Eastern Shore Rural Health System Inc. (ESRHS) and Riverside Medical Group (Riverside), has opened COVID-19 vaccines to the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia population. “We have vaccinated the vast majority...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch — Eagle 20-3608 returned home Wednesday, taking flight over the 516 acres of Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve after a four-month convalescence for a broken wing. “He probably has family. We like to say, ‘he’s going home,’” said wildlife rehabilitator Jodie Sokel, of the...
By Jim Ritch — A wintry mix of snow and 35-mph winds blew over the Eastern Shore Jan. 28. Although the thermometer hovered around freezing, winds made the cold feel like a frosty 19 degrees. According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., area accumulations varied from one half-inch to...
Staff Report — Virginia State Police were called to investigate a single-vehicle accident this morning (Jan. 15) in Northampton County that resulted in two juveniles being medevaced from the scene. The accident occurred at approximately 10:07 a.m. on Cherrydale Drive between Perdue Road and Seaside Road. According to a news release from...
Staff Report — Northampton County Public Schools announced this evening (Monday, Jan. 11) that the return to in-person instruction would be delayed at least until Jan. 24. It was originally scheduled to resume Jan. 19. Information about instructional materials and delivery will be communicated by each child's school. "This is due to...
By Connie Morrison — Households with students in Accomack County Public Schools, as well as teachers, will have to shift gears quickly because beginning tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 11, all students will be moved to virtual or remote learning. Parents began reporting the calls and emails announcing the change beginning around 7:30...
Staff Report — Today, Jan.7, at approximately 7:02 a.m., the Virginia State Police investigated a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. State Police released information about the crash in a press release. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 13 at the Melfa stoplight. A 33-year-old male was observed...
Submitted Article — Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital announced today (Jan. 2) that the Shore's first baby of 2021 was a girl born Jan. 1, at 3:28 p.m. Camryn Renae Tankard was born to mother, Cora J. Bailey, and father, Charles R. Tankard Jr., of Machipongo. Camryn's birth weight was 8 pounds. Dr. Fayemi...