Author: Charlie Russell

Motorists Urged to Watch Carefully for Deer

Richmond, VA – Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move. Fall is the breeding season for deer, and consequently, deer are more active now than at any other time of the year.   In addition to more deer activity, motorists will soon be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of encountering a deer on the road. While less than 2% of vehicle fatalities and injuries involve deer collisions in Virginia, hitting a deer can cause considerable damage to both people and property....

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With Election Upon Us, Polls Tighten

The election is tomorrow and as it approaches the polls have tightened. According to Real Clear Politics .com the race is almost as close as it can get.   The last  polls, all taken in November show interesting results.   A poll taken between October 30 and November 2 by the polling company shows Ed Gillespie ahead by 3 points. A Suffolk poll shows Ralph Northam ahead by 4 points, and polls by Rasmussen and Roanoke College   each show a tie.   The Real Clear Politics polling average as of Sunday November 4 has Northam ahead by 1.9 points. That’s well within the margin of error which is 4 points.   The polls will open at 6 a.m. and there have been no changes in poll locations since the 2016 presidential...

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Co-defendant in Sanford Theft Trial Asks for New Attorney

By Wesley Edwards Sonny Kelly of Sanford was convicted on October 3, 2017 of receiving stolen goods after the victim drove by Kelly’s home observing the stolen washer and dryer in his backyard. All of the items stolen except the washer and dryer were in Kelly’s home except the washer and dryer when deputies made the arrest. Kelly’s wife Sharon Symankiewics, a codefendant in receiving of stolen property, was in Accomack County Circuit Court on Thursday with her court appointed attorney Tucker Watson asking that he be removed from her case and a new attorney be appointed. Watson asked...

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Suspended Sentenced Reimposed for Mappsville Man

By Wesley Edwards   Travis Brown, with one year, 5 months and 19 days left on his probation and suspended sentence appeared in Accomack County Circuit Court on Thursday for a probation violation that included testing positive for illegal substances and failure to report to the probation Department as scheduled. Defense attorney Paul Watson told the court that the probation Department did not wish to continue probation for Brown as they considered him not to be receiving any benefit from being on probation. Elizabeth Wolf the Commonwealth’s attorney for this case told the court that the defendant had 3...

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Mrs. Kathleen Horner of Accomac

Mrs. Kathleen Lewis Horner, 88, of Accomac, wife of Lionel Franklin Horner, passed away November 3, 2017 at her residence. Born on February 5, 1929 in Accomac, she was the daughter of the late James Hance Lewis and Mae Bishop Lewis. She was a retired hairdresser and an active member of the Independent Pilgrim Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Vicki Horner Bradner of Chesapeake; a brother, Elwood “Woody” Decormis Lewis; four grandchildren, Louis “Tres” Wood Bedell III of Richmond, Amy “Katie” Kathleen Bradner of Frederick, MD, Jenifer Bradner Worden of Norfolk, and...

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November 4, 2017

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Local Families Thank Delmarva McDonald’s® Customers for Ronald McDonald House Charities® Support Through Happy Meal® Purchases on Nov. 9

SALISBURY, Md. (Nov. 2, 2017) — Every Happy Meal® that is sold at all 37 McDonald’s® Restaurants of Eastern Shore locations on Thursday, Nov. 9 will include a handwritten thank you card from a family that has stayed at the Ronald McDonald House as a way to show appreciation to local McDonald’s customers for their support year-round. Local Delmarva McDonald’s owner/operators donate $.05 from every Happy Meal purchase throughout the year to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Baltimore (RMHC). This donation, along with additional support from generous McDonald’s customers, helps the Ronald McDonald House serve nearly 1,500 families annually from...

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Bloxom Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Cocaine

By Wesley Edwards Benito Flores was in Accomack County Circuit Court on Thursday facing 2 charges of distribution of cocaine. The original charge was one for distribution of cocaine and the 2nd for distribution of heroin, but when the case was called the indictment was amended to 2 separate counts of distribution of cocaine. Judge Lewis explained to the defendant that he was facing a maximum of 80 years a $1 million fine plus all court cost. The Commonwealth’s Attorney Elizabeth Wolf explained to the court that the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force working in the Parksley area had...

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Va. Again Posts Record Liquor Sales

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Liquor sales in Virginia continue to break records. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reported Thursday that liquor sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30 set a record. In fact, it was the 19th straight record-breaking year. The ABC, which operates state-owned liquor stores, reported sales of $940 million and profits of $171 million. That’s an increase of nearly 5 percent in sales and nearly 4 percent in profits from the previous year. The agency attributes the sales increase to opening nine new stores across the state. The top sellers were: Hennessy cognac, followed by Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Tito’s Handmade domestic vodka. Hennessy sales were up by a third over the previous...

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November 3, 2017

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Virginians Wishing to Vote Absentee Have Until Saturday

Virginians wishing to vote absentee will be able to do so through Saturday.  The local Registrars will be open from 8:30 until 5 Saturday to receive absentee ballots. Saturday will be the last day to vote absentee.  The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. There have been no changes in the precinct locations on the Eastern Shore since the November 2016 presidental...

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Virginia Police Produce Opioid/Heroin Awareness Videos To Help Stem Abuse & Overdoses

RICHMOND – From March through July of this year, medical emergency departments across the Commonwealth each month have fielded more than 700 visits by Virginia residents for treatment for unintentional opioid/heroin or unspecified substance overdoses. Of those 700 overdose visits, approximately 160 resulted from heroin usage in June and another 150 in July. In the first half of 2016, fatal drug overdoses across the state increased by 35 percent.* Even grimmer than the statistics are the stories behind each life impacted by an overdose and/or death related to opioid and heroin addictions. As a member agency of Governor McAuliffe’s Task...

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Rate of Babies Born Prematurely in Virginia Up

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Virginia’s rate of babies born prematurely has reached its highest point in seven years, yet researchers say the reason remains a mystery. According to the March of Dimes’ annual premature-birth report card, Virginia’s 2016 rate was 9.6 percent, nearly half a percentage point higher than the previous year. Virginia’s grade dropped from a B to a C on the report card. Nationally, the rate increased from 9.6 percent in 2015 to 9.8 percent, amounting to an additional 8,000 premature births. Among black women, the preterm birthrate was 49 percent higher than other women. Premature babies are...

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High School Regional Volleyball Tourney

By Luke Brankley 1A Regional Volleyball Tournament Monday Chincoteague defeated Middlesex at home to move on to the second round. Tuesday Chincoteague defeated Windsor in 5 sets to move on to the semi-finals. Thursday Chincoteague @West Point (winner moves on to state tournament and regional finals. 2A Regional Volleyball Tournament Arcadia @Nandua 6pm (1st round and winner moves on to the 2nd round playing on...

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Mr. David B. Griffin

  Graveside services for Mr. David B. Griffin of Wachapreague, will be conducted on Saturday at noon from Burton’s Cemetery, Melfa. Family and friends may call on Friday 6-8 at the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac. More information is avilable at

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Shooting at Linhaven Circle Injures Two

According to Sheriff Todd Godwin, at approximately 10:50 pm. on October 31, 2017, the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject that had been shot at 14162 Linhaven Circle in Painter, Virginia. Upon deputies arrival, they discovered a 31 year old black male and a 19 year old black female suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital by EMS personnel where they are listed in stable condition. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Eastern Shore Drug Task Force. Anyone with information on this or...

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