Tag: ESVA

By Bill Sterling — Not everyone has a building named after him, much less while he is still upright to walk through the doors. But retired Army Col. Chris Needels, of Accomac, is such a person. A 2014 inductee of the Skydiving Hall of Fame, Needels acquired the land for the...
By Connie Morrison — Add Chincoteague Elementary to the list of local schools where coronavirus cases have been recorded. Accomack County Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland alerted parents Nov. 10 via letter that a Chincoteague Elementary student or staff member has been diagnosed with  coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. "This...
Staff Report — Northampton High School Principal Mike Myers advised parents Oct. 30 that two students who are siblings attending school under the Hybrid B plan have tested positive for COVID-19. "To date, we have received no reports of other students with fever or COVID-19 symptoms," he said "The individual(s) has/have not...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland sent a letter to Kegotank Elementary parents Friday, Oct. 30, announcing a student or staff member had been diagnosed with coronavirus. Holland emphasized that the school remains open, and the school division is working closely with the local health department...
By Carol Vaughn — The last day to vote early in person in Virginia is Saturday, Oct. 31, and thousands of Eastern Shore voters already have cast their ballots, either by mail or in person at the voter registrar offices in Eastville and Accomac. As of Oct. 25, 7,111 voters in...
Staff Report — A Painter man died Monday, Oct. 26, when the moped he was riding crashed with a pickup truck in Belle Haven. State Police report that at approximately 4:58 p.m., a call was received to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Belle Haven Road. The driver of a 2007 Dodge Ram...
By Connie Morrison — Arcadia Middle School building is closed to staff and students from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 "for proper sanitization procedures," according to message posted to the school's Facebook pagee. "All students should check their email accounts today for further information and letters will be sent home...
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...