Tag: Virginia

By Linda Cicoira-  A blaze battled by about 55 volunteer firefighters from nine Eastern Shore companies Monday at an Eastville area research facility dispelled the notion that Northampton County is void of the poultry industry. One chicken house on the site just off Cherrydale Drive was destroyed in the blaze....
By Linda Cicoira - A mechanical shop positioned at the end of a row of poultry houses on Christine Street north of Parksley was fully involved with fire when firefighters arrived at the scene last Saturday afternoon, according to Chief Willie Kirkpatrick of Parksley Volunteer Fire Company Inc. An estimated...
Story and Photo by Krystle Bono-  The Arcadia Firebirds downed the Nandua Warriors last Friday night in Onley, 42-31, in the first district match up of the season. Joe Teasley got things rolling with a touchdown to put the Warriors on the board first. The 2-point conversion was good, placing...
By Linda Cicoira-  Cara Burton, of Parksley, is a cat lover who couldn’t resist helping a kitten that she discovered in a rock crevice at Guard Shore’s beach near Bloxom recently. The director of the Eastern Shore Public Library took the ailing animal to the vet as it appeared to...
By Stefanie Jackson-  At Exmore’s council meeting Monday night, one day after heavy rains that caused flooding in several parts of town, the first public comment heard was from Brenda Bailey, who spoke out about ditches being full of trash and not draining properly. She said she was frustrated because...
By Linda Cicoira — The week started with Eastern Shore residents rushing to get supplies and trying to figure out where low-lying folks would stay during the impending arrival of monster Hurricane Florence following Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandatory evacuation order for Zone A, which is much of the coast of both...
By Connie Morrison-  Even after the rain ended and residents emerged to survey the damage, parts of Northampton County remained under a flood warning Monday after more than 10 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours near the Accomack/ Northampton county line, causing Hillsborough Drive — the...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A presentation on Accomack schools’ success implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in its elementary and middle schools escalated into a debate over whether the school division should continue with plans to implement the program at the high school level. Coordinator of Student Services Chester Hall...
By Stefanie Jackson-  Since Northampton supervisors made the commitment earlier this summer either to renovate or rebuild Northampton High School, which will cost millions of dollars no matter what option county and public school officials agree upon, supervisors have been keeping an extra close eye on every dollar of...
By Linda Cicoira-  Kerry Allison, executive director of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission, who was criticized last month by the Accomack Board of Supervisors for her suggestion to “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” is retiring effective Jan. 1. The decision was announced in a letter she emailed Tuesday to...