Tag: ESVA

By Connie Morrison — Longtime Nandua High School forsensics coach Carla Savage-Wells was this year’s Nandua 2020 Athletic/Academic Hall of Fame inductee. Forensics — public speaking and debate — in its competitive form is organized under the Virginia High School Athletic League. Savage-Wells coached Nandua’s team from 2000 until 2010, winning the...
Staff Report — The Northampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Cheriton woman as a homicide. Northampton County Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr., reported that on Oct. 20 at approximately 3:50 a.m., his office received a call for a gunshot victim on Bluebird Road in Cheriton. "Upon arrival, Shavon...
By William P. O’Hare — A few years ago, I wrote a report for the yearly KIDS COUNT on the Eastern Shore Forum in which I compared the well-being of children in Northampton County to the well-being of children in other counties and independent cities in Virginia. The comparison was...
Dear Editor: To all those wondering, I am the 60-year-old Painter woman who was stabbed the night of Aug. 25. I want to address this issue because it was my daughter who wielded the knife, yet it was not my daughter. She has a mental illness that led to this and...
On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment. It was adopted into the U.S. Constitution Aug. 26, 1920. By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post If today’s citizens think racial protests raise issues on all sides, they might reflect on the years when...
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...