— Serve businesses, agencies, nonprofits and
the public by offering cost-effective, high-value advertising in a publication committed to promoting the attributes of the Eastern Shore
to residents and visitors.
— Serve the community by highlighting the people, businesses, places, events and amenities that make the Eastern Shore a great place to live and visit.

Have a question about the Eastern Shore of Virginia?

Hi, I'm Ted Shockley, and I'm a throwback to a time when rural editors were natives of the areas they covered and did every job at the paper — write, edit, design ads, build pages, take photographs, manage revenue, deliver papers and answer questions. Since founding Eastern Shore First in 2017, I've been flattered by how many people contact me for information about the peninsula I call home. Publishing a locally owned community newspaper is so much more than just managing the mechanics of deadlines. It is the essence of deeply knowing your community and its people. So if you feel I can help, let me know! My contact information is below.  — Ted