Tag: Tangier Island

By Carol Vaughn — Tangier is getting broadband internet service. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority last week had a crew on Tangier installing fiber to provide broadband service to the island town, population around 700. Just under 2 1/2 miles of fiber was being installed throughout town in the week-long...
Staff Report — Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent W.C. "Chris" Holland notified parents today (Friday, Dec. 11) that "due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier Island, Tangier Combined School will remain closed from Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, through Jan. 4, 2021.  Students will be learning virtually," Holland said in the...
By Stefanie Jackson A small group of Tangier watermen find themselves competing with Virginia’s biggest power company, Dominion Energy, for natural resources in an area just outside the Chesapeake Bay 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. Dominion Energy is using a 2,135-acre site in federal waters – leased by...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch — Matthew Parks, 18, will brook no “pity parties” this year. Not because he’s the sole graduate in Tangier Combined School’s Class of 2020. Not because COVID-19 restrictions have upended the traditional schedule of graduation events. He is a man with a plan. Like his father...
By Linda Cicoira -- Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. That was life this week on Tangier Island after the water tower was drained when a new water line burst last Sunday night. “Of all things, I never thought we’d have a problem for lack of water,” Mayor...
By Linda Cicoira — Permits have been approved that would allow the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a $3 million seawall to help protect the western side of Tangier Island from storms. Work is set to begin in 2018 and be completed next year. The news was brought to island...