Tag: Onancock

By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors informally agreed Wednesday that getting the Hampton Roads Sanitation District involved in local sewage operations is vital to the Eastern Shore. “This is an extremely important infrastructure,” Supervisor Robert Crockett said of expanding the sewage line south to places like Exmore. “This is a...
By Linda Cicoira -- For years a local radio announcer would repeat her love for Accomack and Northampton counties daily by simply saying, “Every day is a beautiful day on the Eastern Shore.” This week, three towns were recognized for their contributions to that adage. Onancock was listed as Southern...
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Story by Stefanie Jackson (Photos by Connie Morrison and Stefanie Jackson) Onancock was the focal point for the 2019 Eastern Shore of Virginia House and Garden Tour, following a new, single-town tradition begun last year when the tour was exclusively in Cape Charles, save for Eyre Hall, in Cheriton,...
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The Samuel D. Outlaw Blacksmith Shop Memorial Museum opened May 4 during the 2019 Eastern Shore House and Garden Tour to give a sneak peek of the museum and its artifacts.
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By Connie Morrison Late afternoon light filled the sanctuary of Historic Cokesbury Methodist Church through its freshly restored stained glass windows, and piano and harpsichord music swelled to meet it. Musicians Lee Jordan-Anders and Thomas Marshall performed “Windows: A Keyboard Kaleidoscope,” which incorporated pieces for piano, organ, and harpsichord to celebrate...
By Linda Cicoira  -- An unidentified property owner was burning down an old house on Church Road near Tasley on the evening of Saturday, April 20, when the fire got out of his control and 911 was called.
By Linda Cicoira -- Three people, whose names have not been released by authorities, died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, according to C. Ray Pruitt, director of the Accomack Department of Public Safety. Firefighters were called to Johnson Court for “a residential fire with entrapment,” at 10...
By Linda CicoiraAccomack and Onancock officials reached an agreement this week that will credit about $44,000 in fees overpaid by the county due to a defective meter for the Central Accomack Sewer System. The amount is half what was initially requested by the county for charges paid...
By Linda Cicoira — A deal to sell the Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock has been made and the buyer is promising to invest $3 million for capital improvements, convert the skilled nursing wing into memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and add independent living...
By Linda Cicoira-  Elizabeth Hunt could throw a lump of clay on the potter’s wheel and turn it into an elegant form. But simply glazing that bowl, vase, or jar wasn’t enough for her. With immense patience, Hunt would carve designs into the perfect vessels and turn them into the...