Tag: health

By Carol Vaughn and David Martin — Last week’s front-page article reported that health outcomes for the Shore’s two counties are among the state’s lowest with life expectancy in Accomack at 76.8 years and in Northampton at 76.4 years, compared to the state’s overall average of 79.5 years. But...
(Part 1 of 2) By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County in a recent report was ranked 95 of 133 Virginia counties for overall health outcomes, which include measures of length and quality of life, and 115 for overall health factors, which include measures of health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic...
By Stefanie Jackson – Smart Beginnings Eastern Shore (SBES), an organization that advocates for the health, well-being, and education of children, hosted the first virtual session of its annual Kids Count forum Feb. 23, coordinated by Barbara O’Hare and titled “It’s Our Nature – Healthy Outdoor Activities for Kids...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles concrete plant has come under scrutiny for its impact on the quality of life of town residents, and Coastal Precast Systems, which has owned and operated the decades-old plant since 2019, recently responded in writing to citizens’ concerns. Public comments heard at the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack County Public Schools has previewed plans to spend nearly $1.7 million it qualified to receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The school district’s top priority is keeping students and staff healthy and safe by providing personal protective equipment...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Accomack school board couldn’t give parents the five-day week back-to-school plan they wanted for students, due to space limitations related to social distancing, but the board passed a compromise Tuesday night: a choice between distance learning and a hybrid of distance learning and two...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County YMCA was “almost a done deal” as of Feb. 11, when a meeting was held at Cape Charles Baptist Church to update the public on the project. Retired YMCA of South Hampton Roads President and CEO Billy George shared the news Tuesday night...
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By Stefanie Jackson – A young man who just received his associate degree from Eastern Shore Community College was the keynote speaker at the third annual Kids Count forum at the ESCC Workforce Development Center May 22. Accomack and Northampton are low-ranking for children’s quality of life of children. The...