Tag: Virginia

By Stefanie Jackson — A tractor-trailer traveling northbound on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was involved in a single-vehicle accident inside the Thimble Shoals tunnel on Monday at approximately 11 a.m. No one was injured, but traffic delays persisted for about 16.5 hours until approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Some travelers reported on...
By Stefanie Jackson-  The 1st Annual Eastern Shore Music and Soul Food Festival will make its debut at Exmore Town Park next Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, sponsored by Eastern Shore Training and Consulting, Inc. (ESTACI) in collaboration with the town of Exmore. About 300 to 400 people...
By Stefanie Jackson-  Metompkin Elementary School “dream makers” Principal Belinda Rippon and Assistant Principal SuCora Owens-Robinson presented their school improvement plan to the Accomack school board Tuesday night. (Assistant Principal Katie Farrell was absent.) Metompkin is the only Accomack school currently accredited with conditions. All other Accomack schools are accredited. Overall,...
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...
By Bill Sterling-  As a boy growing up in Wattsville in northern Accomack County, Marshall Cropper would have thought it outrageously absurd to think he one day would be a member of the Eastern Shore Golf Hall of Fame. “There was no golf being played on the playgrounds where I...
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...
By Linda Cicoira-  Accomack supervisors voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 of the county’s $10.8 million Rainy Day Fund for improvements at three towers critical to public safety. The towers support equipment associated with the sheriff’s department and the Eastern Shore of Virginia 9-1-1 Communications Center. “The county is...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A local developer and lifelong Eastern Shore resident, Eyre Baldwin, of Southport Investors, acquired an industrial road from Northampton County following a contentious public hearing held during the Sept. 11 board of supervisors meeting, about a year after the conveyance first appeared on supervisors’ agenda. Baldwin is...
By Linda Cicoira-  The top 35 parcels in Accomack with outstanding real estate tax bills showed more than half a million dollars in tax debt, according to county figures released this week. The list is based on information compiled as of Aug. 22. At the top of the tally is...
By Stefanie Jackson- Late last month, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) asked Northampton supervisors to support the continued expansion of its wired, high-speed broadband internet service delivered to homes by fiber optic cable. ESVBA supplies three internet service providers (ISPs) on the Shore and provides broadband internet...