Tag: ESVA

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...
By David Martin — Over the past few weeks, millions of dollars have flowed into Eastern Shore small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program, part of the federal government’s massive relief program to help businesses crippled by effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some small-business owners, however, the application process...
By Connie Morrison — As of Sunday morning, May 3, Accomack county had 400 confirmed COVID-19 cases and Northampton had 134. There have been six deaths related to COVID-19 in Accomack and one in Northampton, and a combined 25 hospitalizations — 21 in Accomack and four in Northampton. The new cases...
Staff Report In a year in which the Eastern Shore Post competed against the largest weekly newspapers in Virginia, it snagged 14 Virginia Press Association awards. The awards, which recognize the highest achievements in the newspaper industry in the state, are usually announced at the annual VPA conference the first week...
By Connie Morrison — As the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s COVID-19 case numbers surpassed 100 Friday, and Gov. Ralph Northam outlined the process for easing restrictions on Virginia businesses, some workplaces were feeling the effects of community spread of the disease. Accomack County on Friday had 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and...
By Connie Morrison — Globetrotting DJ and Eastern Shore native Grushon Wilson might live in Richmond, Va., now, but his roots pull him back to the Eastern Shore every Tuesday night for the biggest virtual party around, #ESVATuesdays. Wilson, whose stage name is Crush Groovey, said a couple of things motivated...
Staff Report -- U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s assistance to track down a Bloods gang member on the run from attempted murder charges in Accomack County. According to a U.S. Marshals Service Press Release, Robert “RJ” James Northan Jr., 34, was last seen nearly three weeks ago. He is...