Tag: Eastern Shore


Warner, Kaine announce $20M in funding for Wallops Flight Facility

Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine confirmed today that compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015 includes $20 million in funding for Wallops Flight Facility.

David Swanson: There goes Virginia’s climate

A snowstorm is the ideal time to write about climate disruption, as it allows us to immediately set-aside the cartoonish claim that if any spot on earth isn’t warmer than it was yesterday then all is well. The following things we know:

Fishburne Military School’s Ahmad Frost signs with Maryland-Eastern Shore

Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball player Ahmad Frost discusses his decision to sign with Maryland-Eastern Shore.


Celebrating Chincoteague salts during Virginia Oyster Month

“Virginia is for Lovers” – of oysters – during the month of November as proclaimed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Seven flavorful regions stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.


McAuliffe proclaims November as Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that November is Virginia Oyster Month. Visitors and Virginians alike are encouraged to experience the fresh wild-caught and farm-raised oysters.

Fishburne postgrad basketball opens with 125-87 win over Rio Grande

A 19-4 run to close out the first half gave Fishburne separation, and the Caissons coasted from there in posting a 125-87 victory over Rio Grande in the postgraduate team’s season opener Friday.

Northam attends Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission meeting

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam attended the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.


McAuliffe announces creation of Virginia Oyster Trail

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail, a major tourism development project connecting travelers to Virginia oyster purveyors, raw bars and restaurants, and the watermen culture throughout Coastal Virginia, the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Bipartisan group fights deceptive labeling of imported crab meat

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-1) urged the Administration to include fraudulent labeling of crab meat in its efforts to combat fishing and seafood fraud.

Saltwater cowboys ready for 89th annual Pony Penning at Chincoteague

Excitement is in the air in this small island off the northeast coast of Virginia now recognized as the Happiest Seaside Town in America according to Coastal Living®. It’s Pony Penning time, also known as “homecoming” to ‘teaguers.


More accountability needed for Chesapeake Bay pollution

A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report card on the Chesapeake Bay was headlined “partners are making progress in Chesapeake Bay cleanup.”

Read, follow the pesticide label: It’s serious business, and it’s the law

The instructions and related precautions that appear on the pesticide label are intended to protect the user, other people, animals and the surrounding environment by minimizing the potential risk of exposure to the pesticide.

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Wildlife Center of Virginia to release bald eagle

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for native wildlife, will release an adult Bald Eagle on Friday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County.

Fishburne’s Talley, Andino make college commitments

Two Fishburne Military School postgrad standouts from the 2013-2014 team that competed in the National Prep Championships made commitments this week to continue their careers at the college level.

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Virginia becomes first state to file brief in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced that he has filed an amicus brief to protect Virginia’s efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and to defend the right of Virginia and other Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.


VMI runs winning streak to six with 2-0 win over Buffalo

Will Connerley notched a two-run double in the fourth inning for the game’s only runs as three VMI pitchers combined on a two-hitter, leading Keydet baseball over the Buffalo Bulls, 2-0, in the second game of the VMI Tournament, contested Friday at Gray-Minor Stadium.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces 135 new jobs for Northampton County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Bayshore Concrete Products, a subsidiary of Skanska USA and producer of quality precast concrete products, will invest $4 million to expand its operation in the Town of Cape Charles in Northampton County.


Virginia wine industry booming, needs growers

The Virginia wine industry has earned plenty of national and international accolades in recent years, but the amount of grapes being raised in the Old Dominion has remained relatively flat.