Author: Charlie Russell

Northam, Bloxom, Coker, Parks, Fauber, Bennett and Elected School Boards Win Tuesday

Eastern Shore native Dr. Ralph Northam will become Virginia’s 73rd governor. Northam won the election by approximately 9% of the vote Tuesday. Northam will be joined by Justin Fairfax as Lt. Governor and the incumbent Attorney General Mark R. Herring will serve his second term. Delegate Rob Bloxom won re-election to the 100th district house seat. Accomack County approved elected school boards. In Northampton, John Coker and David Fauber will join the Board of Supervisors with incumbent Oliver Bennett running unopposed in District 3. As far as the general totals are concerned, in Accomack County Republican Ed Gillespie won the total vote for governor with 5,736 votes to 4,876 for Ralph Northam. In the Lt. Governor’s race, Jill Vogel received 6,055 votes with Justin Fairfax getting 4,468 votes. In the Attorney General’s race John D. Adams received 6,003 votes with Democrat Mark R. Herring receiving 4,520 votes. In the House of Delegates race it was Delegate Rob Bloxom with 6,561 votes in Accomack County with challenger Willie C. Randall receiving 4018 votes. In the school board election referendum in Accomack, 7,485 citizens voted for electing school boards with 2,940 voting no. The first school board election will occur in 2019 when the county elects Board of Supervisors and constitutional officers. In Northampton County Ralph Northam received 2,487 votes and Ed Gillespie received 1,855 votes with Clifford Hyra receiving 28...

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Antares Launch Scheduled for Saturday Morning

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket at 7:37 a.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. The Antares rocket will carry Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft with more than 7,000 pounds of food, clothing and experiments on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station. The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the east coast of the United States. Public viewing of the launch will be available at the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops and the surrounding area. Visitors are reminded that alcohol and pets...

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Oyster Farmers Are Real Farmers and an Important Part of the Virginia Industry of Agriculture

November is Virginia Oyster Month and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognizes the commonwealth’s oyster farmers. These farmers are as important to the agriculture industry as the ones who plant corn and soybeans or raise beef or chicken on dry land. Virginia’s oyster farmers are an important part of Virginia’s agriculture economy. While all of agriculture contributes $91 billion a year to Virginia’s economy, the dockside value of the oyster harvest alone was $35.8 million in 2016, up from $28 million in 2014. In addition to their economic significance, oyster farmers and dry land or traditional farmers...

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Suspect in Custody in Sign Post Barricade Incident

According to officials, Tuesday’s barricade situation in Sign Post has been resolved and the suspect is safe and in custody. 48-year-old Danny Charles Outten of New Church surrendered to the Virginia State Police Tactical Team without incident late Tuesday afternoon at his home near Sign Post. Deputies were called to a reported domestic dispute around 8:30 a.m. on Sign Post Road in New Church — just south of the Virginia-Maryland state line. Responding deputies determined that a man was barricaded inside a home and had threatened to harm himself. Virginia State Police troopers and Virginia Marine Patrol responded to...

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Election Day Has Arrived!

For many, today couldn’t have come soon enough, but after months of campaigning and thousands of political ads, election day has finally arrived.  Voters in both counties will choose from three candidates for governor, Eastern Shore native Dr. Ralph S. Northam a Democrat, Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Clifford D. Hyra. Running for Lieutenant Governor is Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Vogel. For Attorney General, incumbent Democrat Mark Herring will take on Republican challenger John Adams. Locally, incumbent Republican Rob Bloxom will again take on Democratic challenger Willie Randall. Accomack County voters will also decide whether they...

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USDA Invests in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Accomack and Northampton Counties

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 6, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office in Virginia today announced that USDA is investing more than $14.7 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to Dickenson, Buchanan, Accomack and Northampton, Virginia.   The announcement comes as a part of Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett’s national announcement today in West Virginia that USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities.   “Broadband infrastructure is vital to our economy and quality of life in rural America.  Yet, today nearly 40...

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Parksley Plans Downtown Revitalization

Citizens and Business people from Parksley gathered Monday in the Club Car to discuss the Theming and Branding of the town. The event was organized by the Accomack Northampton Planning District Commission and the Town of Parksley. The purpose of the meeting was to give stakeholders an opportunity to participate in the revitalization of the Parksley downtown area and to identify potential marketing strategy actions. Those in attendance included business owners, citizens and Accomack County Supervisors Paul Muhley and Harris Phillips. The meeting was facilitated by ANPDC’s Executive Director Curt Smith. Parksley wants to promote business in the town especially with the new library locating...

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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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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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