From Tragedy to Resilience: Tackling Gun Violence in Accomack County
In the tranquil setting of Accomack County, a recent drive-by shooting abruptly disrupted the community's calm. On a Monday afternoon, around 3:45 PM, local law enforcement rushed to respond to the incident, which left two people seriously injured—a male with an arm wound and a female with a neck injury. The sheriff's office, a constant in striving for public safety, is diligently working to uncover the details of the violent act that has left residents on edge, reminding them of the broader issue of gun violence that plagues even the smallest of communities.
Woman killed, man hurt in Painter shooting
PAINTER, Va. (WAVY) — A woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after they were shot Monday afternoon in Painter on the Eastern Shore. Sheriff Todd Wessells said in a press release on Wednesday that the shooting happened around 3:44 p.m. in the 31000 Block of Keller Pond Road, just off Route 13.
Exmore to host 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Christmas
EXMORE: Exmore’s downtown business community is set to celebrate the holidays by hosting the 2 nd Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas in Exmore, Thursday, December 7 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy relaxed after hours shopping with unannounced specials, a few surprises—and more— in participating shops and boutiques. Storefronts will be decorated for the Exmore’s “Holiday Lights” challenge, and Main Street will be illuminated with displays spanning the street. For the first time, there will be a 14-foot decorated Christmas Tree in the plaza near the Exmore Social Hall on the corner of Main & Bank.
Local Heroes: Over 60 Oakham Officers and Civilians Honored for Locating Missing Autistic Child
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. recognized over 60 law enforcement officers and civilian search team members for their role in locating a missing 5-year-old boy in Oakham. The boy, Owen, who has autism and is non-verbal, had left his family home with their dog, Tika. The search operation included members from various local and state departments.
Man in Critical Condition After Hit and Run Crash in Wicomico County
EDEN, Md. - The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. Deputies say it happened around 8 p.m. Monday night on South Upper Ferry Road at Siloam Road in Eden. According to police, a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle. When Police arrived,...
Pocomoke City Shaken by Violence and Thefts Amidst Rising Crime in Small Town America
The usually serene atmosphere of Pocomoke City, Maryland, was recently disrupted by a violent attack and a subsequent spree of thefts that have left the community on edge. In a disturbing incident, 19-year-old Jakeim Smullen is accused of assaulting his stepfather with a machete, inflicting severe head injuries. While the town grappled with this act of domestic violence, numerous thefts from unlocked cars near Fourth Street and Bonneville Avenue further rattled residents, highlighting the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and proactive crime prevention.
Onancock Mural honors renowned artist Willie Crockett
The mural is a reproduction of a Willie Crockett watercolor. He's a renowned artist on the Eastern Shore and is known for his watercolors of nature.
Chincoteague Library receives generous donation
The Chincoteague Island Library recently received a generous donation from BLBB Charitable on behalf of Dean and Maria Karrash. BLBB Charitable is the giving arm of BLB&B Advisors located in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. The BLBB Charitable donation to the Chincoteague Island Library is in keeping with its mission to help people discover their potential through education and leadership opportunities.
Waste Watcher Winner – Layla Sharbor
Annually, Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore and Eastern Shore Radio partner to sponsor a contest in the local schools for a radio commercial encouraging our listeners not to litter. These commercials air on 103.3 FM WESR & 105.7 FM Coastal Country throughout the year. This year we will be also posting them here at ShoreDailyNews.com.
Local New Road Group Wins State Recognition for Affordable Housing Development in Exmore
The New Road Community Development Group received recognition at the 2023 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference for its work in homeownership development. The group's Legacy Project Phase I was awarded the Best Homeownership Development, a recognition for significant contributions to Virginia's housing sector. The project, launched in July 2022, included the construction of six moderately priced single-family homes in the Exmore community, completing the project's first phase.
Manonoakin Indian village marked during sign reveal ceremony
PRINCESS ANNE -- Near where a white oak tree stood 350 years ago to mark the property line of a colonial landowner, members of the Pocomoke Indian Nation celebrated the unveiling of a new ...
Moody drops 27 points to lift Vikings over Eagles
SNOW HILL, Md.– Cambridge South-Dorchester defeated Snow Hill in a final score of 73-65 on Tuesday night to open their season. Snow Hill and CSD would stay neck and neck throughout the first half, the Vikings would go into the locker room with a 40-34 lead on the Eagles. The Vikings would come out the gate red hot in the 3rd quarter. With 3:30 left in the 3rd, the Eagles would call timeout as CSD jumped out to a 53-39 lead.
Gallery: Chincoteague Christmas Parade
Enjoy this gallery of pictures from Chincoteague’s Christmas Parade this past Saturday night courtesy of WESR’s Kelley Gaskill:
Virginia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Accomack County Today - December 6
Clear your schedule for the high school basketball action taking place in Accomack County, Virginia today. For a comprehensive list of the local high school games and how to watch them, continue reading. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma...
Local Officials To Advocate For Buckingham Funding Dec. 14
NEWARK– While local officials will appeal to the Interagency Committee on School Construction next week, as of right now state funding for a new Buckingham Elementary School is deferred. School system officials were advised Tuesday that Interagency Committee on School Construction (IAC) staff said Buckingham Elementary School was not...
Saltwater posing threats to farmers livelihoods on Maryland's Eastern Shore
BALTIMORE -- Farmers in Maryland's Eastern Shore are having to rethink their livelihoods as more saltwater seeps into their land, due to rising sea levels.Meanwhile, researchers from University of Maryland are working to mitigate the burden from saltwater intrusion, and help farmers and municipalities in this part of the state.The Fitzgerald gamily has been farming in Somerset County for centuries.When I was growing up, we raised a lot of truck crops," Bob Fitzgerald, 90, said. "Tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans, that type of thing."But these days, the crop is a lot different because the land is different.In early November, Fitzgerald allowed...
Blending plan to benefit Princess Anne drinking water waits to hear from state
PRINCESS ANNE -- After a full-on press by the Somerset County Sanitary District and local officials that the state support a water blending plan to improve Princess Anne's drinking water ...
Shore Perspectives: A Few of Our Favorite Things About the Holidays
This past Saturday, December 2nd, Chincoteague held its 41st Annual Old Fashioned Christmas parade and Kelley visited with spectators as they shared their favorite things about the holidays. .
Hampton Roads Community Foundation Scholarships available for Shore students
The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is reminding students on the Eastern Shore they have scholarships available. Offering nine different scholarships for degrees including but not limited to journalism, architecture, public service or horticulture, and one, the S&C Gagliardi Scholarship, is reserved for a graduate of an Accomack County Public School.
Censorship Debate Ignites as Worcester County Parents Clash over Reading Materials in Schools
An appeal to censor reading materials within Worcester County schools has sparked a heated debate among parents and educators. A significant number of individuals who voiced their concerns at the latest Board of Education meeting oppose the presence of books containing explicit sexual content in school libraries.