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Eastern Shore Archive

Head-on crash kills one in Accomack

 ACCOMACK COUNTY Someone died today in a head-on crash north of Horntown, Virginia State Police said. The crash shut down Fleming Road for more than two hours, but all lanes reopened by 5:15 p.m. No other details were available.

18-year-old woman killed, 2 injured in crash on Eastern Shore

EASTVILLE An 18-year-old woman was killed and two were hurt in a crash early Tuesday morning on U.S. 13. Virginia State Police were called to the two-vehicle crash in 16000 block of Lankford Hwy, about 4:45 a.m., south of the U.S. 13 business route in Eastville, according to a news release.

Coast Guard rescues 4 off Chincoteague

CHINCOTEAGUE The Coast Guard rescued four people after a 24-foot pontoon boat was blown into a marsh during storms overnight. The Coast Guard received a call for help about 8 p.m. Tuesday and launched a boat from its Chincoteague station, according to Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup. He originally was told that three people were rescued.

Rocket carrying university experiments launches from Wallops Island

WALLOPS ISLAND Officials successfully launched a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket this morning carrying student experiments from the Wallops Flight Facility.

Severe thunderstorm warning expires in Northampton County

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY A severe thunderstorm warning expired in Northampton County. Forecasters spotted severe thunderstorms at 7:13 p.m. above Cape Charles that were moving southeast at 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service website. The thunderstorm had the potential to produce winds topping 60 mph, forecasters said. The warning expired at 7:45 p.m.

Weather postpones rocket launch from Wallops Island

WALLOPS ISLAND Officials have postponed their launch this morning of a two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket carrying student experiments from the Wallops Flight Facility. The launch of the university experiments has been pushed to Wednesday because of the weather, although the window goes through Friday, according to the NASA live broadcast this morning.

Rocket carrying student experiments to launch from Wallops this week

WALLOPS ISLAND A rocket carrying experiments developed by students is scheduled to be launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore on Tuesday. NASA says community college and undergraduate university students from seven higher education programs across the nation developed the experiments through the RockSat-X program.

Next Antares launch from spaceport planned for March

NORFOLK The spaceport on the Eastern Shore is close to finishing repairs caused by the October explosion of a rocket and plans to launch an improved Antares in March, officials said Thursday.

Onley man charged in Accomack County homicide

ACCOMACK COUNTY A 30-year-old Onley man has been charged with first-degree murder in an Eastern Shore homicide from last month An Accomack County grand jury indicted Robert James Northan Jr. on Monday on first-degree murder, robbery, using a firearm to commit a felony and having a firearm as a felon, Sheriff Todd Godwin said in a news release.

Severe thunderstorm warning for Accomack County

ACCOMACK Forecasters have issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south-central Accomack County. At 9:54 p.m., the National Weather Service radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds topping 60 mph near Onley, eight miles north of Exmore. The storm was moving east at 30 mph.

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