Tag: Virginia

By Linda Cicoira - Chincoteague officials say plans for a new public beach and parking at Assateague could compromise the economy of the town, make access cumbersome, and cause erosion that would eventually adversely affect Chincoteague. At Tuesday’s town council meeting they urged residents and other concerned citizens to submit their...
By Linda Cicoira-  When one looks back on former school days, a favorite teacher always seems to come to mind. These instructors are role models, mentors, nurturers, and listeners. They provide comfortable environments and look for signs of trouble. For Terry Ewell, of Clam, that teacher was Emily Wescott at...
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...
By Stefanie Jackson — At the Oyster research center, scientists study the entire coastal system, from coastal forests and salt marsh to mud flats and seagrass meadows, all the way to the barrier islands. They learn a lot by paying close attention to the physical processes of how waves, wind,...
By Stefanie Jackson –Cheriton Police Chief Marc Marshall’s contract was terminated Wednesday night in a 5 to 1 vote by the town council at a special meeting called by Mayor Larry LeMond. Council members discussed the personnel matter in closed session before returning to open session for the vote. The motion as...
By Linda Cicoira — Eastern Shore folks and those from far and wide have been grieving over the recent death of Mary “Mama Girl” Onley, the folk artist who brought joy to her followers with her brightly colored whimsical papier-mâché creations for more than 20 years. The famous woman lived near...