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Frances Ann Bailey, of Melfa, was selected as the 2023 Virginia Mother of the Year. She is the 62nd woman in Virginia history to hold this honor.  Bailey is the CEO of Frances Bailey Enterprises LLC, and the founder of the nonprofit organization Red Door Empowerment. She seeks to help...
SUBMITTED RELEASE Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr. announced he will seek a fourth, four-year term as sheriff of Northampton County, the position he has held since 2011. A lifelong resident of Northampton County, Doughty, 53, has been employed with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office for 29 years. He began his career...
SUBMITTED RELEASE Northampton Circuit Court Clerk Traci L. Johnson has announced that she will seek re-election in November. Johnson began in the Clerk’s Office as a part-time deputy clerk for her mentor, the late Kenneth F. Arnold, over 30 years ago.  A lifelong resident of the Shore, she rose through the...
BY TED SHOCKLEY, Eastern Shore Post — A General Assembly bill would allow short-term rental properties managed by a licensed real estate agent to be exempt from some municipal restrictions and ordinances. The bill, filed by state Senator Lynwood Lewis Jr. of Accomac, would limit a locality’s ability to place restrictions on...
Human remains found last week near Belle Haven have been positively identified as an Accomack County man missing since April. The skeletal remains of Jay’von Malik Bailey, 18, of Temperanceville, who was last seen April 14, 2022, were found by a hunter on Monday, Jan. 9, Accomack County Sheriff Todd...
An Accomack County Sheriff’s Office investigator has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing his unmarked police car. Michael R. McCready, 41, of Parksley, also was charged with reckless driving, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. He was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond....
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post The Accomack County Board of Supervisors at its organizational meeting Wednesday, Jan. 4, elected Robert Crockett as chairman for 2023.  Crockett was chosen by unanimous vote.  Harrison Phillips was elected vice chairman, also by unanimous vote.  The board of supervisors also approved its code of ethics and...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post The spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden in December includes $300,000 for a study on Tangier that could pave the way for the use of dredging spoils to build up the eroding island. U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner in...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post Accomack County farmer David Hickman spoke to members of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C., Tuesday during an in-person roundtable discussion to talk about the impacts of rising energy costs. Hickman is a fifth-generation operator of Dublin Farms in Horntown. The farm...
BY CAROL VAUGHN, Eastern Shore Post COVID-19 cases on the Eastern Shore are trending upward with the arrival of winter, similarly to last year. Still, vaccination and other measures are keeping the death rate low compared to earlier in the pandemic, before vaccines were available. The seven-day moving average of new cases for...