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Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents in a  Dec. 14 letter that a student or staff member at Metompkin Elementary School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. "This person was on school premises on December 9, 2020 and did not have direct exposure with several...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents today (Friday, Dec. 11) that "due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier Island, Tangier Combined School will remain closed from Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.  Students will be learning virtually," Holland said in the...
Staff Report — This morning, Dec. 6, at approximately 4:06 a.m., the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single-vehicle accident that had resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred at 24300 Guards Shore Road, between Ridge Road and Winterville Road, in Bloxom, according to a release issued by...
Staff Report — Four reported cases of COVID-19 at Occohannock Elementary last week led to its closure. Parents were notified of the first case Nov. 24, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but "... we were informed of the additional three cases after we were already out for the Thanksgiving break," said Superintendent...
Staff Report — The Eastern Shore Health District announced this week that it will offer free COVID-19 testing at a drive-thru testing clinic on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Accomack County Health Department, 23191 Front St., Accomac, VA 23301, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m., or until testing supplies...
Staff Report — Occohannock Elementary School will be closed to students until Jan. 4, 2021, according to a notice posted to the school's website. Principal Frank Palmieri announced in a letter sent home to parents Tuesday, Nov. 24, that an Occohannock Elementary School student had tested positive for COVID-19. The school was...
By Connie Morrison Its future was in question after Gov. Ralph Northam asked for funding to be struck for a new $2 million hangar at the Accomack County Airport, but on Nov. 18 the governor signed the biennial budget amendments with the airport funding intact. Del. Rob Bloxom introduced the funding...
By Martha Wessells Steger Special to the Eastern Shore Post Virginia’s first lady Pamela Northam echoed the sentiments of many visitors returning to the Eastern Shore when she said in a recent interview, “Once you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, your worries just drop away into that salt air.” She and...
By Connie Morrrison — Funding for a new airport hangar in Melfa is not dead yet. Del. Rob Bloxom introduced the $2 million amendment to the state biennial budget during the General Assembly special session. “This long-fought battle was won with the help of Sen. (Lynwood) Lewis who helped me persuade the...
By Stefanie Jackson A small group of Tangier watermen find themselves competing with Virginia’s biggest power company, Dominion Energy, for natural resources in an area just outside the Chesapeake Bay 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion Energy is using a 2,135-acre site in federal waters – leased by...