The Small Wildlife in My Life

By Wilma Young The writer celebrated her 92nd birthday in November. In the late 1980’s, she served as a volunteer and intern at several national parks, including the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Along with…

The Graceful, Elegant Dunes are Gone, All But a Memory

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK By Tammy Rickman Mrs. Rickman and her family are residents of Chincoteague. Their second home in the summer is Assateague Beach. “I have never seen anything like it.” This was the response from Susan Fair, a long-time employee…

Storm Leaves Assateague Beach Future Uncertain

  By Tammy Rickman Each sunny summer day approximately 1,000 vehicles are parked in the lots of the Assateague Island beach. Visitors, both local and from across the nation, drag drink coolers, umbrellas, blankets, surfboards and children onto the nearby…