Birdsnest, VA


Cars in Onley Post Office Parking Lot

Onley Post Office Parking Changes Confuse Neighbors; Owner Reaction. For many visiting the small post office in Onley, Va., parking in the lot next door, owned by Onley Baptist Church, had been commonplace. Recently, however, barriers went up blocking access to the lot. This has caused confusion and frustration among patrons of the post office.
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Mrs. Virginia Trader of Melfa

Graveside services for Mrs. Virginia Lee Trader, also known as” Ginn” of Melfa, will be conducted Saturday at 11AM from the Wharton Cemetery, Parksley, with Rev. Percell Widgeon officiating. Arrangements by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac. Services may be viewed at .
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Ms. Marie Doizin of Parksley

Funeral services for Ms. Marie Doizin of Parksley, will be conducted Saturday at 3PM from the Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Pastor Waldo Charles officiating. Interment will be in the Parksley Cemetery, Parksley. Arrangements by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac. Services may be viewed...

Accomack Circuit Court

Frederick Marvin “Ricky” Barnes Jr., 35, of Exmore, pleaded guilty last week to the murders of his mother, 75-year-old Brenda Barnes, and of Dean Reid, 53, and the attempted murder of Barnes’ sister, Christina Green. On July 3, 2021, Green was hosting a birthday cookout for a...

Council Needs Makeover

It’s time for a change. The town of Onley needs a good makeover. Elections are coming up this November and we need an entirely new council. It is very sad that only a few people come to the meetings. I can understand why. The meetings are long and drawn out and very little gets accomplished. The council members vote on things, forget that they voted on a subject, and months later vote again on the same topic that was already voted on.

Samuel D. Outlaw Memorial Blacksmith Shop Opens July 3

The Samuel D. Outlaw Memorial Blacksmith Shop is scheduled to host its grand opening Sunday, July 3. The memorial honors the life of local blacksmith and entrepreneur Samuel D. Outlaw. Gerald Boyd, co-owner of Peaceworks Center for Well Being in Exmore, played a significant role in reviving the blacksmith shop....

Boys & Girls Club participates in Field Ad at Sawmill Park

The Boys & Girls Club held a Field Day recently at Sawmill Park in Accomac hosted by the Parent Committee. The youth enjoyed activities such as kickball, dodgeball, 3-leg racing, ring toss, tug-of-war, the bounce house and water balloons. Christopher Mathews prepared hot dogs and cheeseburgers, and Steve Walker provided the ice cream truck. Club members received medals recognizing their achievements.

Cape Charles Passes FY 2023 Budget

By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Town Council has passed the town’s fiscal year 2023 budget, including a general fund of more than $4 million, in a unanimous vote June 16. Last year, the Town Council added three new categories for revenues and expenditures, creating more transparency...

Mr. Lenwood Byrd, Jr. of Parksley

Funeral services for Mr. Lenwood Byrd, Jr. of Parksley, will be conducted Saturday at 5PM from Chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with Rev. Ricardo Poulson, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Wharton Cemetery, Parksley. Arrangements by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac. Services may be viewed at

Arts Enter Cape Charles Hosts Encore Performance of Successful Play ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’

Arts Enter Cape Charles put on an encore performance of Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress For Dinner” last week, running from Wednesday, June 22, to Sunday, June 26. The play is a naughty romantic comedy that revolves around a series of secrets, affairs, and false alibis over the course of one evening. It was directed by Clelia Cardano Sheppard and its cast members included Dave Hobbs, Lenore DeBellis, Garney Johnson, Melinda Blanchard, Renata Sheppard, and Charles Adam Robinson.

Onley Town Council Meets to Discuss Mayor’s ‘Behavior’

By Carol Vaughn — No action was taken on the issue at a special meeting the Onley Town Council called to discuss Mayor Matt Hart’s behavior. Several council members called for the meeting, held Monday, June 27. On the agenda, in addition to other items, was “discussion of...

Deltaville 5K is this Saturday

This weekend is the 11th Deltaville 5K and Kids Fun Run starting at the Deltaville Community Association (DCA) building Saturday at 7:15 a.m. for the Kids Fun Run and immediately after the 5K will begin. Walk up registration will be open. Fun times will return. The Fourth is rather quiet...

Northampton High School Neighbors Question Use of Subdivision Lots

By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville property owners publicly aired grievances with the Northampton school board on June 23 concerning Northampton High School and its impacts on adjacent land, with one citizen warning the school board that legal action would be pursued if the issues brought forth were not addressed.

Marshall’s coming to Four Corner Plaza

According to Onley Mayor Matt Hart, a major retail business is coming to Four Corner Plaza this fall. Marshall’s, an American chain of off-price department stores owned by TJX Companies, has applied for signage permission for a new location at Four Corner Plaza, in the former Peebles Department Store on the south end of the shopping complex.

Family boatbuilding fun dominates scene at DMM

Family Boatbuilding Week begins at Maritime Park: The 17th annual Family Boatbuilding Week (FBW) at Deltaville Maritime Museum (DMM) is in full swing under the open events pavilion at the park. The skiffs begin to take shape as the four “build teams” in the picture set the shape of their future watercraft. Come by and see the teams hard at work all week. (Photo by Bill Powell)

John Edward Farlow Sr.

Mr. John Edward Farlow Sr., better known as Eddie, 69, husband of the late Thelma Simpson Farlow and a resident of Willis Wharf, passed Monday, June 27, 2022, at this residence. A native of Willis Wharf, he was the son of the late Bernie Todd Farlow and the late Edna Bell Farlow. A retired commercial fisherman, Eddie loved motorcycles, the Washington Redskins, muscle cars, seafood (catching and eating it), fishing, Swap Shop, and yard saling.