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BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post — Eastern Shore Animal Hospital did a makeover in December for one of the dogs at the Eastern Shore Regional Animal Control facility. “We recently did a fully sedated groom for Scuttle, a stray who was completely matted on intake,” said Melanie Parker, hospital manager at...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post The Accomack chapter of the NAACP held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday at Living Word Church of Deliverance near Parksley. Camesha Handy, chapter vice president, opened the event, noting the Accomack NAACP is undertaking several initiatives to become more active in the...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post — A capacity crowd celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in an inaugural event held Monday evening at the Historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles. The event, sponsored by Pastor Kelvin F. Jones and his church, First Baptist Church of Capeville,...
The Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Janet Justis as interim library system director.   Justis began administration upon the Dec. 31, 2022, retirement of Cara Burton, the former director.  Burton served as director for seven years.   The trustees formed a search committee for...
BY ADOLPHUS AMES, Eastern Shore Post A group of Northampton High School students gathered near the Yellow Jackets’ softball field Wednesday morning for an experiment — how far they could launch potatoes using cannons made from PVC pipes. Chase Baxa, who teaches physics and biology at Northampton, was instrumental in the development...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post Visitors to downtown Parksley may notice a new Christmas decoration. Brothers Richard and Revell Lewis recently donated to the town a 19th century sleigh that belonged to their grandfather. “The sleigh was my grandfather Lewis’ and is an Albany Cutter ‘Courting Sleigh.’  They originated in the early...
BY BRANDON BRAXTON, Special to the Post Chances are those who have lived in Cape Charles in the last four decades have run into Ernest Smith Jr., affectionately known as “Mr. Junnie” to those have grown to know him.   A career that spanned over 38 years with the United States Postal...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post Generous Eastern Shore donors and bidders raised nearly $4,000 in a cake auction to assist a family whose home was destroyed in a fire in November. Jennifer Rillo is office manager at Ivy Farm. She started an online fundraiser after two longtime employees at the nursery,...
Jim Evans, of Evans Farms near Tasley, was one of 10 winners of the Virginia Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Awards announced by Gov. Glenn Younkin.  The awards recognize farmers or farm owners doing exceptional work to protect soil and water resources. One winner is selected from each of Virginia’s...
The 63rd Bank of Cheer went smoothly last week as over 150 deliveries of food to needy families were completed despite a steady rain across the Eastern Shore.  The monumental effort is carried out by an all-volunteer force that comes together each year to help low-income families have a merrier...