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Oneita Bagwell Chandler

Funeral service for Oneita Bagwell Chandler, of Onancock, VA will be held Saturday 1:00 PM at Macedonia A.M.E. Church, Accomac, VA with Rev. Billy Ray Hunter officiating. Family and friends may call Friday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Williams & Wharton Funeral Home, Accomac,...

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Northampton Board Chair Election Generates Controversy

By Wesley Edwards Most board chair elections are relatively routine. At Tuesday night’s supervisors’ meeting of the Northampton County Board of Supervisors, the annual election of officers showed a lot of unhappiness and friction. When County Administrator Charles Kolakowski conducted the election for a new chairman, Robert Duer turned to Oliver Bennett and told him that he was going to keep his word and nominated Bennett for the 2018 chairmanship. With no immediate second, Kolakowski then asked for a second with Bennett seconding his own nomination. New supervisor John Coker then nominated Spencer Murray with new supervisor David Fauber...

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Northampton Board Chair Comments on Accomack Supervisor’s Remarks

By Wesley Edwards At the Accomack County Supervisors meeting on December 20, 2017, Supervisor Grayson Chesser had commented about why regionalism on the Eastern Shore is not working. Chesser stated that regionalism is like a marriage, the two parties have to have the same goals and priorities. He referenced the fact that Accomack County has pledged $2 million to assist with a new regional library and that Northampton did not donate or pledge anything. Earlier in the meeting it had been discussed how happy Accomack County was with the broadband authority which serves both counties, while Northampton County was...

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Northam to Bring a Piece of the Eastern Shore to Inauguration

Governor-elect Ralph Northam plans to include something from the Eastern Shore at his inauguration celebration.  The event will feature wine from Chatham Vineyards in Northampton County.  The winery packed up a truckload of their products and delivered them to Richmond earlier this week. Northam will be the first native Eastern Shoreman to occupy the Governor’s office since Governor Henry Wise, who was governor from 1856 until 1860.  Wise then served as an assistant to General Robert E. Lee in the Confederate army. Both governors hailed from the Eastern Shore and both governors lived on Onancock Creek.  Governor Wise occupied...

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Virginia Set to Kick Off 2018 Session

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia General Assembly is set to kick off its 2018 session. Lawmakers will officially convene at noon Wednesday, and a host of new faces will fill the House of Delegates, where Democrats picked up 15 seats in the November elections. Later in the day, outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe will give his final State of the Commonwealth address. Lawmakers will be tasked with passing the state budget and will also debate a host of other issues. Hundreds of bills have already been filed, covering issues including taxes, transportation, education and criminal justice reform. Democratic Gov.-elect...

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New Library Update to be Held Today

The Eastern Shore Public Library new regional library update presentation WILL take place Wednesday, January 10, at the Parksley Fire Department at 10:00 a.m. and at the Northampton County Administration building, 2nd floor, in Eastville at 2:00 p.m. The Accomac library will be closed until Saturday, January 13 due to boiler failure.  ...

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Northam Priorities Curbing Gun Violence and Medicaid Expansion

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- Democratic Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam says curbing gun violence and expanding Medicaid will be two of his top legislative priorities after he takes office Saturday. Northam spoke with outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a press conference Tuesday, one day before the start of the General Assembly session. The two laid out a joint legislative package. It includes legislation that would implement universal background checks for gun purchases. It also calls for Medicaid expansion to cover more low-income Virginians. Northam called the proposals “nonpartisan” and “common sense.” He says he expects support from both sides of the...

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Teams From Across Va. Help with E.S. Snowdrifts

Teams from across the state moved into Eastern Virginia last week to address a one in a decade snow storm.   Heavy snow and winds as high as 60 mph created drifts which made some back roads completely impassable for several days after the storm. Crews worked Monday to clear the last two blocked roads, a portion of Seaside Rd. and Parsons Rd. near Parksley. Eastern Shore-Not your average snow blower! Man and machine still knocking down 6-10 ft. drifts days after the Blizzard of 2018.. Crews are out widening already plowed roads to make them more passable. Our THANKS...

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ANEC Announces Annual Youth Tour Contest

The annual essay contest to determine A&N Electric Cooperative’s Washington Youth Tour participants begins this month. The contest is open to all high school and home school juniors living in the cooperative’s service area. A student from each area high school will be selected to attend the Youth Tour during a five-day trip to Washington, D.C. Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation’s capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to...

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January 9, 2017

1.6 Year Old Python 2 Ft In Length. Comes With An Aquarium $55 709-4441 2. 2 Pairs Of Mens Wrangler Jeans 31-30 Like New, $3 Per Pair, Pair Of Black Dress Pants 31-30 $3. New Hunters Jacket Orange With Sheepskin Fur $5 410-913-7413 After 5 3. 4 Mud Gripper Tires Originally For A Kawasaki 4 Wheeler. ,894-3098 4. 1994 Gq Mustang $2000 Double Axle Trailer $1700 OBO, 1995 Chevy Van $1200 OBO. 709-0592 5. 1996 F 350 U Haul 450 Eng $3500 OBO, Chevy Truck Tires 8 Lug 16 Inch. 410-957-3127 6. 6 Replacement Windows Vinyl Thermopane, Different Sizes, Reasonable, 36 Inch Entrance Door 665-4868 7. International Tractor With Scraper Blade 710-0810 8. Jet 7 Power Chair, 443-397-0453 443-365-5321 9 4 Lt 315 70 R 17 Tires All Terrain,2 265 50 20 Tires. 824-0046 10. New Bariatric Folding Wheelchair, For Larger Person,Stainless Foot Rests $874 New, $400. 894-3058 11. 1998 Honda Accord, LF Furniture Donations. 710-0967 12. Gardner’s Bible Exc In Carrying Case With Handle Paid $150 Will Take $50 665-7290 13. Pair Of Royal Palm Turkeys, 19 Mos Old, Both Very Friendly, Hen Laying Eggs, Must Go Together. 665-7290 14. 2 Wall Mount Air Conditioners, All Accessories $150 For Pair. 710-7146 15. 87 Dodge Ram Pickup $800. 710-4752 16. LF A Puppy, Free. 710-3285 17. Single And Double Doors, Double Pane Glass, Real Cheap, Different Sizes And Designs....

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Luria Hopes to Challenge Congressman Taylor

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -According to a report on WVEC TV, aretired Navy commander and small business owner announced she would run to represent Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Elaine Luria retired from the Navy last year, following a 20-year career that included multiple deployments to the Middle East and Western Pacific.  She also is the founder of the Mermaid Factory gift shops, which sells mermaid statues that can be painted by hand. It has locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. On Monday she announced she would run as a Democratic candidate in the upcoming midterm elections. “I am running for Congress...

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Coast Guard and National Guard Help Tangier

Both the National Guard and the Coast Guard helped the residents of Tangier Island over the weekend. The island had been isolated by ice for over a week. Members of the Sandston unit of the National Guard delivered food and medicine by helicopter to the island. At the same time, a Coast Guard icebreaker from Baltimore was able to break up the ice and allow access by boat. Milder temperatures later this week should help to keep the channel open and return life to more normal on Tangier.   Island residents were surprised by the cold weather and the snowstorm...

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Hazardous Travel Conditions Expected Monday Morning

Another frigid night along with hazardous travel conditions can be expected for the Eastern Shore of Virginia through the Monday morning commute. Arctic high pressure remains centered over eastern North Carolina tonight. The combination of a mostly clear sky, light winds and the snow cover will allow for maximum cooling conditions. Although not as cold as this morning, temperatures by sunrise Monday will range between 5 to 15 degrees above zero, with readings possibly as low as zero in areas with the deepest snow cover. In addition, any melting of the snow that took place today will refreeze. Many secondary roads across central and eastern Virginia as...

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Mrs. Marie Johnson

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Marie Johnson of Greenbush will be conducted ‪on Tuesday, January 9th‬ at 10:00 AM from St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Onley, with Father Rogelio L. Abadano officiating. Interment will follow in the Parksley Cemetery. Should friends desire,memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, ‪P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA 23418‬. Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, VA. To sign the guest book online,...

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Closings and Cancelations for Sunday, January 7

Northampton Transfer Station and all 6 convenience centers will be closed for the entire weekend. Atlantic Baptist Church canceled Ocean View UMC canceled Sunday School and Church services for Franktown United Methodist Church for Sunday, January 7th are canceled. Eastern Shore UMC’s District Conference, set for Sunday at Nandua High School in Onley, has been rescheduled due to our area’s severe weather conditions. We have rescheduled for Sunday, January 14, 4 pm at Grace UMC in Parksley. Shore Flea Market Closed Calvary UMC Sunday Morning Service canceled United Christian Church on Parksley Road Sunday Services Cancelled Union Baptist Chincoteague...

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Virginia State Police Update

Virginia State Police continue to respond to disabled and crashed vehicles in those regions most impacted by the storm. Fortunately, many people heeded the warnings to avoid traveling overnight so calls for service were moderate. Within the past 36 hours, State Police Troopers assigned to our Chesapeake and Richmond Divisions have responded to 437 traffic crashes and aided 592 drivers with disabled/stuck vehicles. State police remind Virginians that roads are still treacherous and icy this morning due to the freezing temperatures. Folks are advised to be alert to significant snow drifts created by the winds, as these pose hazards...

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Wind Chill Advisories Posted for Eastern Shore

According to the National Weather Service, a Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am  this morning. Another Wind Chill advisory in effect from 6 pm this evening to 10 am  Saturday. Very cold wind chills expected. the cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 15 below zero for portions of southeast Maryland and eastern and southeast Virginia. Winds gusting as high as 20 to 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow. Cold wind chills this morning and overnight tonight will cause frostbite in as little as...

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First Snow of the Season Leaves Between 4 and 12 Inches

Snow has subsided throughout area, but temperatures are expected to remain below the freezing mark overnight and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will continue to plow and treat roadways that are expected to refreeze as result of falling temperatures. Motorists are urged to continue to use caution if they must travel, especially in the early morning hours as roadways and ramps will be icy. All interstates and primary roads are in good to moderate condition and have been plowed. Some secondary roads have been plowed but remain in moderate to severe condition. VDOT plows will work until roadways...

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