Tag: ESVA

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 Carol Vaughn The State Water Control Board in December approved groundwater withdrawal permits for 45 poultry operations in Accomack County. Each application was evaluated “individually and collectively” by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality “to consider the potential effects of pumping over 50 years on the Eastern Shore aquifer system,”...
Dear Editor: The following letter was sent to the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. I spent 30 years as a licensed wastewater professional with the Commonwealth of Virginia ultimately holding Class I licensure. This enabled me to operate any wastewater treatment facility within the confines of the commonwealth regardless of size...
By Stefanie Jackson – The biannual Eggs and Issues breakfast and political forum, sponsored by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Dec. 4 at the Onley Town Center, gave local and state representatives the opportunity to address current issues. Virginia General Assembly representatives Sen. Lynwood Lewis and Del. Rob Bloxom...
Fishing rebounded (a little) following the severe cold snap, which occurred two weeks ago.  Unfortunately, with the more seasonable temperatures came winds that made getting out on the water a risky task.  A lot of outdoor enthusiasts turned their attention to deer hunting in lieu of taking a beating...
After a week that has seen coastal flooding, high waves, below average air temperatures for this time of year, and even a brief encounter with snowfall in some areas, firsthand fishing information has been mighty hard to come by, if not impossible.  One tackle shop owner told me, with only a slight exaggeration,...
The arrival of a weather system last Thursday brought high winds and lower temperatures for the first half of the weekend, but decent fishing had returned by Sunday, lasting through Monday.  I don’t see such a quick rebound following the predicted arrival of a severe cold front on Tuesday,...
By Michael Garbacz Game 1: 3 Knots Taphouse Whalers 8, Blues 2 On a makeup slate of Sunday games, the Whalers sure came out and made up for at least a week’s worth of offense on the Blues.  In fact, we had ourselves a pair of Old Guy Hat Tricks, between...
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Striped Bass Management Board voted 11-4 at its October 30 meeting to implement a striped bass management option that requires an 18% reduction in both the recreational and commercial striped bass catch.  Each member state (North Carolina to Maine) must comply with...
Speckled trout remain available from Saxis down to Fisherman’s Island, but the size and quantity of fish appears to increase as you travel south. Rockfish remain abundant in the bayside shallows, though the overwhelming majority are below Virginia’s 20-inch minimum size limit. A finger of warm water from the...