Author: ShoreDailyNews Staff

Seafood Industry Magazine Devotes Issue to Tangier Island

A magazine that focuses on the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood industry has dedicated it’s entire September issue to the waterman of Tangier Island. The September issue of Chesapeakeville Magazine chronicles the difficulties of what they call “ one of the greatest Bay waterman communities.”   Chesapeakeville publisher Tim Thompson talks about the difficulties facing Tangier ranging from erosion to the collapse of the oyster population in the 1970s and the issues that are facing the blue crab industry.  Chesapeakeville  writes about the Tangier Island Oyster Company which it is hoped will help build a new future for oystering by farming...

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Cape Charles Man Sentenced for Credit Card Fraud

By Wesley Edwards Lorenzo Stith, who was convicted on June 26, 2017 of credit card fraud and credit card theft, was in Northampton Circuit Court Monday for sentencing. Stith was due to be sentenced on October 10 but failed to appear. A warrant was issued for show cause. According to evidence from Commonwealth’s Attorney Bruce Jones $455.86 was owed in restitution before sentencing. Jones told the court that he was unable to get verification that restitution had been paid but he believed that it was paid. Stith then took the stand and testified that he had paid his wife...

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Big Money Being Raised by State Wide Candidates as Virginia Election Nears

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The two major-party candidates in the nation’s marque gubernatorial contest hauled in record amounts of cash in the final weeks of campaigning. Campaign finance reports filed late Monday show Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam raised more than $20 million combined between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26 in their contest to become Virginia’s governor. That’s far more than past pairs of candidates raised in the same period in previous elections, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Northam raised $11 million and ended the period with $1.7 million on hand. Gillespie raised $9.7 million...

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October 31, 2017

1. New pre lit Xmas tree 7ft  410-749-5407  $75 2. LF Used tin. LF  4 or 6 ft chain link fence  443-366-1526 3.  1989 Atlantic  19 Ft Boat… Good Title Rebuilt Stern  $700 Firm,  53 Crab Pots All Rigged Up With 38 Ft Of New Rope, Full Bullet Bouys  1/2 Inch Frames.. $1200 Firm   350-9207 4.  52 Ft Bobcat Zero Turn, Runs Great  $2500 OBO. 678-2566 5. Red Troy Built Tiller Used Less Than 50 Hours  Paid $2500 .. Make Offer… Lt 40 Wood Mizer Saw Mill With New Tires New Box Of Blades.. Make Offer  665-1878  Leave Message 6.  LF  2 Bedroom House Or Trailer Bet Accomack And Painter… $400-450    757-607-7643 7.  2 Kittens.. Yellow In Color House Bred Free To Good Home. Antique Furniture. Will Meet At House. Construction Tools, Windows Etc. 787-387-7742 8. Load Of Doors With Frames… Wooden With Double Payne Glass Windows… Reasonably Priced… 2 Kitchen Tables Hard Wood.. Chairs Hardwood Also… Table And Chairs  $50 Per Set… 2002 Honda Motor..2.0 Mtr.. Gc  $900 Obo…709-2836 9.  Wants Someone To Pick Up Branches In Greenbackville..Today Or Tomorrow If Possible. 824-5771 10. LF Side Mirrors For A 1999 S 10 Blazer.. 709-4323 11. Two Michelin Tires  225/50/17  Gc.. $30 For One $50 For Both..  Collection Of Older Dale Ernhart Jr And Sr Die Casts For Sale… 410 430 0476. 12. Poulan Pro Lawn Mower 12 Hp...

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Norfolk Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute after Fleeing Scene of Traffic Stop

Jonathan Craig was in Northampton County Circuit Court Monday on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, to obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. Commonwealth’s Attorney Bruce Jones told the court a plea agreement had been reached reducing all 3 charges to misdemeanor. Jones explained to the court that the defendant was from Norfolk but had been working on the Eastern Shore when Officer Bailey clocked him southbound at 76 mph in a 55 miles zone. After a routine stop it was discovered the defendant did not have a license and he attempted to flee on foot. Since...

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Slim Churn Dies

One of the best Eastern Shore athletes to ever live has passed away. Clarence ‘Slim’ Churn passed away at his home in Lady Lake, FL on Saturday, October 21. Churn, who was from Bridgetown, made his mark as a Major League Baseball player pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers during their 1959 season that ended with the World Series Title. That season, the Dodgers were in a tight pennant race with the Milwaukee Brewers and the San Fransisco Giants, and Churn was called up from the Dodgers AAA team Spokane Indians in August. Churn proceeded to come out of...

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Robert Miller Howard, Sr.

The Reverend Robert Miller Howard, Sr., 84, beloved husband of Mary Etta Howard and a resident of Onancock, VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017, with his loving family at his side. Born August 26, 1933 in Salisbury, MD, he was the son of the late Maurice Miller Howard and Annie Elizabeth Taylor Howard.  Known as “Bob” to most and “Bobby” to his mother. He had a heart of gold and an undying love for his Lord and Savior.  Bob proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, and later retired as project manager from Marcor Environmental and as minister of the former Calvary Bible Church, in Accomac, VA.  He enjoyed sports, especially golf and fishing, loved to watch classic westerns, and faithfully read the Bible.  Bob had a special gift to make the best of any situation and would graciously lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  His courageous smile told the true story of his inner strength.  Although he will be greatly missed, his legacy will never be forgotten and will forever live on through the many lives he touched. In addition to his wife of nearly sixty years, he is survived by three children, Vivian Alaniz of Nassawadox, VA, Teresa Howard of Leemont, VA, and Mary Beth Pfaff and husband Chris of Cadiz, KY; ten grandchildren, Kristin Howard,...

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Slim Churn formerly of the Shore

Clarence Nottingham Churn, Jr., better known as Slim, 87, husband of Rita Smullin Churn and a resident of Lady Lake, FL, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017, at his residence. A native of Bridgetown, VA, he was the son of the late Clarence Nottingham Churn, Sr. and the late Mary Floyd Churn. He was a professional baseball player and manager, and a farmer. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran, member of Delmarva Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Professional Baseball Players Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Carey Churn...

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October 30, 2017

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Holly Grove Volleyball Finishes 2nd in Maryland State Christian School Tournament

Holly Grove traveled to Annapolis on Saturday to participate in the Maryland State Christian School Tournament. Holly Grove was the #2 seed in the tournament and defeated the #7 seed New Life Christian last Wednesday in Westover to earn the trip to Annapolis. On Saturday, Holly Grove played the 2016 state champ New Life Christian in the semi finals. (New Life defeated Holly Grove in the 2016 state championship match.) Holly Grove won this very exciting match in 5 sets. The teams traded wins in the first 4 sets. In the fifth set, Olivia Burkhead served strong, including 3...

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Flares Seen off Gargatha, Coast Guard Searching

Last night it was reported that flares were seen off of Gargatha Inlet. The U.S. Coast Guard was searching the waters off of Gargatha Inlet after it received the report that five flares were spotted. At last report, Coast Guard vessels are in the area searching for any vessel which may be in distress. We will have more on this story as it...

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Mt. Prospect Bridge Closes Tomorrow for Repairs

A project to repair the Mt. Prospect Avenue (Route 1002) Bridge, also known as Bagwell Bridge, over Onancock Creek in Onancock begins Nov. 1. Construction will require closure of the bridge for the duration of the project, which has a completion date of April 15, 2018. Detour signs will direct traffic to the Ames Street Bridge. McLean Contracting Inc. was awarded a $746,085 contract to complete the bridge repair...

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Town of Parksley Trunk or Treat Tonight

The Town of Parksley is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat event tonight in the parking lot near the Jerry C. Burkhead Memorial.   Everyone is invited to participate either as trick or treaters or  providers of the treats and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a resident or not.  Jiust bring your trunk full of candy to the site.  There will be costume contests for children and even adults as well.  Refreshments  will be provided by Grace United Methodist Church and Parksley Baptist Church. Candy for everyone wearing costumes, and dress sharp because there will be two Costume Contests! Cash...

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State Officials to Discuss Decriminalizing Marijuana

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- State officials are meeting to discuss the possibility of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Virginia. The Virginia State Crime Commission is hosting a meeting Monday in Richmond. Commission staff will present the findings of a study on the subject, and then the public will be allowed to comment. People who wish to speak must sign up in advance and will be limited to three minutes each. Kristen Howard, the commission’s executive director, has said there are no guarantees that everyone will be able to speak because of time limitations. The Richmond Times-Dispatch...

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Consumer Advocacy Group Releases Videos on Candidates’ Stances on Healthcare Problems

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Consumer Healthcare Alliance (VCHA), a consumer advocacy organization of people, businesses, and healthcare groups focused on finding common sense policy solutions to support access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Virginians no matter where you live, today released videos featuring Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie discussing their views on key healthcare issues facing the Commonwealth. The campaigns for the major party candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General were provided the same three questions, listed below, and each candidate was asked to record his or her own answers...

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Public Forum Discussing Elected vs. Appointment School Boards Tonight

Accomack County voters will head to the polls Tuesday, November 7 to cast their votes for our state leaders, our representative in the House of Delegates, but also will decide whether or not to continue to appoint representatives for our County’s School Board. Accomack County is one of the few counties in the state that still appoints school board members, and a referendum will determine whether or not they continue to be. Get the facts regarding an appointed and/or an elected school board in order to make an informed decision. There are pros and cons to both choices. Come...

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Environmentalist Group Says Bay Regulations are Working

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) – A nonprofit advocacy group says efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are paying off. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that fewer water samples are showing the presence of so-called “dead zones” in the bay that can’t support aquatic life. Scientists recently reported that 13 percent of the bay’s waters on average showed dangerously low levels of oxygen. In 1985, the average was nearly 19 percent. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation credits the decline in dead zones to federal regulations that limit the amount of pollution that can flow into the bay. Beth McGee, the foundation’s director...

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Bloxom Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from Oak Hall Food Lion

Francis Singleton of Bloxom was in Accomack County Circuit Court on Thursday facing embezzlement charges that occurred between January 1, 2016 and April 20, 2016 at the Food Lion store in Oak Hall. According to proffered evidence, Singleton allowed other employees to go to her checkout line without paying for all of their items and vice versa. Some if not all of the instances were recorded on security video. Defense attorney Northam told the court that full restitution of $438 had been paid to Food Lion and that the guidelines for this defendant were probation with no incarceration. Northam...

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