ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - State Police held a news conference Tuesday, April 2 announcing the arrest of a Parksley couple in connection with a string of arsons on the Eastern Shore.
Tonya Bundick and Charles Smith III were arrested during the early morning hours Tuesday following a traffic stop by state troopers and sheriff's deputies.
Bundick and Smith are each facing charges of arson and conspiracy to commit arson. State Police say charges are forthcoming.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.
The Coast Guard transported two people off Hatteras Island early Thursday morning following the sudden closure of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation says dredging beneath the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge will likely begin Friday afternoon.