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By Carol Vaughn — Results of a survey about a proposed 50-mile bicycling and walking trail along the Shore’s railroad right-of-way indicate high interest in the project. The area being studied by the highway department is between Cape Charles and Hallwood. The survey attacted 3,400 participants, 90% of whom said they would...
Story and Photo by Bill SterlingSpecial to the Eastern Shore PostIt was February of her senior year at Central High School in 1974 when Connie Widgeon was told by her guidance counselor, Nancy Irvin, that Irvin’s husband had mentioned he needed help at the bank. She advised...
By Linda CicoiraThe Onley firehouse and five surrounding properties were sold last week for $100,000, or just under a third of the assessed value. The move was a final step in settling the assets of the former fire company dissolved by the Accomack Board of Supervisors in...
By Linda Cicoira-  Hot topics before the Onley Town Council Monday night were the proposed new town office that could cost more than $1 million to construct and the appointment of an interim council member to replace the seat left empty when Mayor Dawn Dize moved up to the...
By Linda Cicoira Onley has a new mayor and is making plans for a new town hall. Dawn Dize, who has served on the town council for about 20 years, was unanimously elected by the rest of the panel on Sept. 19 to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Jack Pierson,...
By Connie Morrison-  Some mayors seek out legacy projects by which to be remembered, but Onley Mayor Jack Pierson, who died Sept. 10, made his legacy with consistent acts of kindness and caring for his employees and constituents. “He was always working things out; he was very compassionate,” said Onley...