Tag: Tangier

By Carol Vaughn — County employees who were not included in a prior decision to give bonuses to first responders will receive one in their Dec. 15 paycheck, after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to that effect Wednesday. The bonus applies to all full-time and part-time employees...
Dear Editor: Reading an article in the Crisfield-Somerset County Times of July 14, taken from the Bay Journal News Service, written by Jeremy Cox, I was astonished to read that Deal Island, Md., has a problem with marshes sinking into open water. How many areas that have tributaries flowing into the...
Mrs. Nellie Dawn Pruitt Jones, 73, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, Md. Born Nov. 23, 1947, on Tangier Island, Nellie was the only daughter born to Alva Wesley Crockett and Marian “Macie”...
Mr. Bruce Allen Parks Jr., 46, lifelong resident of Tangier Island, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at his home. Born July 31, 1974, in Nassawadox, he was the son of Harriet Wheatley Parks, of Tangier, and the late Bruce Allen Parks Sr. In addition to his mother, he leaves...
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...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore lost one of its most renowned and beloved artists Monday when Tangier native Willie Crockett died at age 82 after a brief illness. Crockett was perhaps best known for his watercolor paintings of Shore landscapes, in particular of the Chesapeake Bay and the salt...
Mr. Harold “Burke” Landon, 85, lifelong resident of Tangier Island, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend to all, passed away at home Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born Jan. 3, 1936, on Tangier, he was one of nine children born to the late Charles Colson...
Mr. Ernest Edward Parks Sr., husband of Donna Jean Smarr Parks and lifelong resident of Tangier Island, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at the age of 76. Born Feb. 26, 1944, on Tangier, he was the son of the late Ernest Elwood Parks and the late Della Marie...

Leon McMann

Our dad, Leon McMann, was born on Feb. 22, 1931, to Charlie and Alma McMann. He was followed by two sisters, Jeanette Ward and Emma Jane Sterling.  He was born on Tangier Island and remained there until this past Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, when he went home to be...
Staff Report — COVID-19 cases are now being reported on Tangier, resulting in the temporary shutdown of the island’s school. Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent Chris Holland announced Tuesday that Tangier Combined School will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 30, until Tuesday, Dec. 15, due to a COVID-19 outbreak on Tangier. Students...