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Heavy storms batter Shore

A strong line of heavy thunderstorms battered the Eastern Shore shortly before 3:00 PM Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, radar indicated a severe thunderstorm located near Parksley, or 19 miles north of Exmore, moving northeast at 40 mph with the potential for 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
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As Maryland crab houses face labor shortage, Black crab pickers recall legacy of struggle and dedication on the Eastern Shore

Marylanders often debate the best method for picking crabs. Let Joyce Fitchett settle the matter. Fitchett’s technique has been passed through generations of Eastern Shore women. It’s won her eight crab picking contests at the Crisfield Crab Derby. It’s safe to say that this is the way it’s done. Holding a sharp knife, its handle wrapped in duct tape, she cuts off the crab’s mouth, slices its ...

Swap Shop Monday, May 16 2022

I have for sell a wheelchair lift that hooks onto a van. I’m asking for $1000.00 or best offer. Then I have 2 wheelchair ramps one of them is 5ft. and the other is 10ft. I’m asking $300.00 or best offer for the 5ft. ramp and $600.00 or best offer for the 10ft. ramp.(757)789-5287 ask for Sandy.

Museums in Crisfield, Tilghman Open for 2022 Season

Spring has finally sprung and two maritime museums on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore are open for the season with new and expanded exhibits. A road trip through the counties of Talbot and Somerset could take you to the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum on Tilghman Island and then the J. Millard Tawes Museum in Crisfield, two small, culture-rich museums with new things to see.

Mrs. Melanie Leora Parkhurst of Virginia

Mrs. Melanie Leora Parkhurst, 96, wife of the late Edwin H. Parkhurst, Jr. and a resident of Pungoteague, VA, passed away Friday, April 1, 2022 at Commonwealth Senior Living on the Eastern Shore in Onancock, VA. Born August 12, 1925 in Ann Arbor, MI, she was the daughter of the late Louis M. Ruffins and Louise Marie Bucholz Ruffins.

Captain Charles Raymond Charnock, Sr. of Tangier Island

Captain Charles Raymond Charnock, Sr., a lifelong resident of Tangier Island, VA, passed away, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Services will be conducted from the graveside at the Charnock Family Cemetery on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., with Mr. Jerry Frank Pruitt officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions...

Barbara Annie Tilghman of Melfa

Funeral services for Barbara Annie Tilghman of Melfa will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 4, with The Reverend Kenneth “Bo” Helms officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Private interment will take place at the Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, MD.

Mr. Ray N. Finney of Greenbush

Private funeral services for Mr. Ray N. Finney, also known as “Bunchie” of Greenbush, will be conducted Thursday at 11AM from the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac with Rev. Milton P. Bunting officiating. Arrangements by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac. Services may be...

Cool things happening on the Shore this weekend

The Woman’s Club of Accomack will be hosting their annual Spring Yard Sale Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 pm at 25405 Richmond Avenue in Onley. It will feature plants, jeweleruy, baked goods, soups, toys and books, seasonal clothing and a white elephant table. The Rock Church will host...

Save the Hoops

In response to an Op-Ed piece from the Wachapreague councilwoman Margo, published April 29 in the Eastern Shore Post, there are few things that the public should be made aware of. (1) Taxes. It is not just Wachapreague town tax dollars that have maintained Powell Park where the tennis-basketball court...

Vikings fall in Metro Softball Championship Game

The Broadwater Academy fell in the Metro Conference Softball Tournament Finals Friday evening to Atlantic Shores in a close one, 8 to 5. Ramsey Revelle got the start on the mound and the loss. Revelle pitched 6 innings giving up 8 runs on 12 hits while striking out 3. Offensively...

Fishing From the Shore

The calendar may read May, but the recent winds have felt more like March and the showers have been more reminiscent of April, as the local fishing action was severely affected from the effects of last weekend’s slow moving nor’easter. Windy conditions impacted the area well into midweek. Production is expected to quickly bounce back as the weather stabilizes by this weekend.

Eastern Shore Literacy Council Hosts “Feed a Mind” this week

An Eastern Shore Literacy Council annual fundraising event Restaurant Week “Feed-A-Mind” is where local restaurants and the Literacy Council meet for a common cause. The event showcases the culinary offerings of 14 participating restaurants from Cape Charles to Chincoteauge Island with each restaurant agreeing to donate a portion of food sale receipts to the Literacy Council. These donations are used to support the programs that provide individual instruction to adults who want to improve their basic reading and writing skills. This is a great opportunity to explore the diverse Eastern Shore restaurant scene, support the businesses, their staff and the Literacy Council.

Vikings Basketball Player Commits to Wesleyan University

Submitted Story — Broadwater Academy senior Bradyn Washington signed his commitment to play basketball at Virginia Wesleyan University on Monday, May 2. The 6-foot-2 guard helped lead the Vikings to a 20-8 record this year with a strong run in the playoffs. Washington averaged 16 points per game in his senior season with 2.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Against Nandua, Washington recorded an impressive game-high of 31 points.