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Mr. Curt John Thomas Jr., 52, of Parksley, passed away on Oct. 18, 2020, in Parksley. Born on Sept. 27, 1968, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Nancy Griffith Thomas and the late Curt John Thomas Sr. Curt was a security guard for Trails End and enjoyed fishing...
By Carol Vaughn – Parksley has distributed half of the federal CARES Act money allotted the town by Accomack County in the first round of funding. A second round of funding is expected, likely in the same amount, around $71,000, according to the council discussion. Businesses were chosen at random to receive...

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Mr. Joseph Kelly, 59, of Parksley, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Mr. Kelly was born to Thomas and Teresa Kelly on Long Island, N.Y., and he grew up in Orient, N.Y., graduating from Greenport High School in 1978.  He attended college in Farmville, Va., and after a brief...
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Staff Report — The death of a 29-year-old Parksley man on Saturday is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report Saturday, Sept. 12, around 9:32 p.m. that a vehicle had driven through a fence on Beartown Road in Mappsville, according...
By Carol Vaughn — Dozens of people turned out for an event Saturday to talk about Whitesville — its past and especially its future. Family members of Willie “Bill” Davis Sr., who operated a pool hall in the community, organized the event, held on Davis’ Parks Street property and dubbed Whitesville...
By Carol Vaughn — Parksley officials voted Monday to hold a special election Nov. 3 to fill the town council seat left vacant when former council member Frank Russell was elected mayor earlier this year. The deadline for candidates to file for the election is Friday, Aug. 14. To register as a...
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By Linda Cicoira -- The controversy that struck the Town of Parksley in mid-August continued Wednesday when one driving violation placed against Councilwoman Julie Nash was dismissed in Accomack General District Court and she was found guilty of another. Nash told the mayor and council in August that she was being...
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By Linda Cicoira -- From public restrooms that are closed because no one wants to clean them to police harassment that appeared to be condoned by the mayor and police chief, the little town of Parksley took a beating at the town council meeting Monday night. One official called...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Parksley man pleaded no contest Monday in Accomack Circuit Court to capital murder by a prisoner in connection with a 2017 scheme to kill a police informant. The victim, Nathaniel Johnson, 30, survived being shot three times. His then-girlfriend, Dezarae Smith, was shot in the foot....
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...