Tag: Exmore

By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore will soon have its own billboard to welcome visitors to the home of New Ravenna – the luxury tile manufacturer doing business worldwide – but not every business owner in town welcomes the idea. “That sign is an advertisement for New Ravenna, it’s not an...
By Stefanie Jackson – A valuable resource for small-business professionals and budding entrepreneurs is coming to Exmore, a town at the crossroads of Accomack and Northampton counties. It’s called a “business incubator,” and it’s part of the Eastern Shore’s economic development plan that was written in part by the Accomack-Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to join the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, get out of the sewer business, and remove the burden of billing and maintenance from town staff – but that may not be in the best interest of its citizens, the town council learned...
Stevon Sample
By Stefanie Jackson – Stevon Sample is on the verge of realizing his dream of earning a living as a full-time artist, and he hopes others will be inspired by his story. “If I can do it, you can do it” is the message he wants to send to Eastern...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents. Town Manager Robert Duer called it a “100-year decision” because it will impact residents for generations. The council may decide to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore closed the books on another successful fiscal year, and now the town looks forward to several special events happening later this summer and fall. Exmore grossed more than $2.25 million from water and sewer service, trash collection, taxes and fees, and other income in FY...
Photos by Stefanie Jackson – Juneteenth was celebrated in Exmore Town Park again this year, June 15-16. The festival commemorates June 19, 1865, when the end of the Civil War and slavery was announced in Texas. (Click on any photo below to view the gallery.)
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By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore officially has more than $3 million in the bank, and at Monday night’s town council meeting Mayor Douglas Greer thanked everyone who helped the town reach its goal, including the council, the police department, and every town employee. “I mean this from the bottom of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s town manager and council members reflected on the past and looked to the future at their May 6 meeting. Town Manager Robert Duer said, “We’ve come a long way in five years,” referring to the fact that Exmore is financially sound, with nearly $3 million...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season, and Exmore Town Manager Robert Duer is committed to keeping pace with Northampton County in the salary race. Northampton County employees will get a 3 percent raise in fiscal year 2020, and so will Exmore town employees, Duer announced on Monday. But Duer went...