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Wicomico County could see the largest chicken operation to be built in the area just outside of Salisbury.

It would contain 13 poultry houses and would be located near Naylor Mill and North West roads to the northwest of the town.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the proposal has environmentalists rallying for a fight against the project.

They say it’s just part of a major move toward large poultry operations that began in Accomack and Somerset counties.

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The first trial of Tonya Bundick in the series of arsons at abandon buildings in Accomack County got underway in Virginia Beach yesterday.

her fiancé Charles Smith told the jury in the afternoon that after his unsuccessful attempt to set the first blaze Bundick started the fire herself.

Smith told the court there was no plan or scheme to set the fires.

There were around 70 fires in all between late 2012 and early 2013.

Bundick faces one count of arson and one count of conspiracy to commit arson in this trial.

There were two more fires in Accomack County.

The blazes by an apparent arsonist resurfaced Sunday night after being quiet for several weeks.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities were called to a fire at a storage shed in Nelsonia and brush and a tire pile fire at F&G Automotive on coastal Boulevard in Onley.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya said these fires have been included in the investigation into a string of more than 40 arson fires that started November 12th at an abandoned house.

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Eastern Shore Virginians eat too much, drink too much and die too early.

That’s the conclusion of a new health survey that found Accomack County ranked 91 out of 131 counties under the 2012 County Health Rankings.