accomack county

9:55 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Two Fires Hit Accomack County Over Weekend


Two more blazes hit Accomack County over the weekend.

On Sunday evening, Virginia State Police report that an abandoned two story building on Saxis Road in Termperanceville was on fire around 9:30 p.m.

Another fire broke out in Nelsonia around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Virginia State Police said it occurred when a wide metal trailer caught fire on Lankford.

Police said the single trailer was unoccupied and used by the owners to block the public from looking into the back of their property. 

No injuries were reported.

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12:29 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Another Fire in Accomack County


HALLWOOD, Va. (AP) - The authorities are investigating another fire on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The Virginian Pilot reports that the fire was reported Thursday night in Hallwood. No one was injured in the structure fire, which was described as minor.

Investigators have not said whether the fire is linked to the nearly 50 that have been set since November.

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9:34 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Another Arson Fire in Accomack County


There’s a new report out of Accomack County the Virginia State Police are investigating an attempted arson.

Authorities say evidence points to someone yesterday trying to set fire to a church located on Deep Creek Road in Onancock.

WBOC reports that police say they were called to the scene at around 2 p.m. and that it appears the attempt was made within the 24 hours.

Damage to the church was reported to be minimal and no one was injured.

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9:45 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Another Fire in Accomack County


Its fire number 46 in Accomack County.

Last night, Virginia State Police were sent to a fire at 11:30 p.m. on route 13 in Nelsonia where an abandoned two story commercial building was ablaze.

No one was injured.

This followed a fire on February 9th in Temperanceville where police said a storage barn was burned down.

WBOC reports that preliminary investigations reveal that it appears to be arson.

A $5-thousand reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who  are responsible the crime.

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10:29 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Group Responsible for Accomack Arsons


Virginia State Police say those arson fires on the Eastern Shore are the work of several people not just one person.

They believe they are from Accomack County and are familiar with the lay of the land.

Police also say they have several leads but are keeping the information from the public

There have been 44 such blazes since last November.

WBOC reports that state police have stepped up patrols called in extra investigators and are working closely with local law enforcement.

All the structures that have been hit have not been occupied.

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8:44 am
Mon February 4, 2013

44th Arson Fire in Accomack County

There’s been another fire in Accomack County.

This time it occurred on Saturday night in Parksley at around 11 pm.

Police say the fire was set intentionally to an abandoned barn.

This is the 44th such arson since November.

Few details are being released by police except that a criminal investigation is ongoing.

9:23 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Another Suspected Arson on Virginia Eastern Shore


Another blaze has broken out in the recent spate of arson fires in Accomack County.

Virginia Police say they are investigating a suspected arson…that occurred around 12:30 am yesterday morning at an abandoned home in Wachapreague at the intersection of Drummondtown and Chancetown roads.

Local resident LaDawn Logan told the Salisbury Daily Times that she opened her door to see the old house go up in flames.

The latest blaze has caused concern in the community with Logan saying the authorities need to catch the arsonists.

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12:38 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Three More Fires in Accomack County Over Weekend

Credit wall-of-fire, Junior Libby

In Accomack County, Virginia, the number of arsons has reached the two dozen mark with three more fires set over the weekend in both the north and south of the county.

An abandoned residence on Church Road near Accomac was set afire Friday evening followed by another blaze shortly after midnight Saturday at another abandoned structure on Saxis Road.

A third suspicious fire destroyed a portable catering trailer on Boston Road.

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8:29 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Funnel Clouds Spotted Again in Accomack County

For the second time this week yesterday funnel clouds were seen in Accomack County.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that around a half a dozen residents called 911 who said they saw a large waterspout in the Guard Shore area late in the morning.

There were other sightings from Bayside Road near Parksley to NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Accomack County director of Public Safety C. Ray Pruitt told the paper that a waterspout came ashore in a marshy area but dissipated without causing damage.

There was also a tornado warning in Accomack yesterday.  

8:44 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Revolt of Chincoteague Taxpayers


             The decision by the Accomack County Board of Supervisors to impose a fire and emergency medical services tax on Chincoteague is getting some fierce blowback.

            By late last week more than 100 people had indicated their disapproval of the measure…through a new Facebook page called Save the Chincoteague Taxpayer.

            And the Salisbury Daily Times reports that there is talk among Chincoteague residents to withhold payment of county real estate and personal property taxes in June…to protest the action.

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