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Tag: Cape Charles

By Stefanie Jackson – When it comes to approving plans for construction in Cape Charles’ historic district, the town’s new historic district review board isn’t measuring up to the expectations of contractors and homeowners. “In the past three months of meetings, 75% of all applicants have been denied, deferred, or...
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson – One of Cape Charles’ biggest annual arts and cultural events, Experimental Film Virginia, drew to a vibrant and dramatic close Saturday, June 29, with the seventh annual Reel & Raw, a film premiere event. Every summer, artists from around the world, from L.A....
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles-Northampton County African American Heritage Festival will return this coming July Fourth weekend, with food, games, music, and more. The fifth annual festival will celebrate the history and legacy of African Americans in Cape Charles and greater Northampton County who have contributed to the...
By Linda Cicoira -- For years a local radio announcer would repeat her love for Accomack and Northampton counties daily by simply saying, “Every day is a beautiful day on the Eastern Shore.” This week, three towns were recognized for their contributions to that adage. Onancock was listed as Southern...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles has gone to the dogs this time, with citizens at the latest town council meeting June 20 weighing the pros and cons of a leash law. “Dogs are great … until they’re not,” citizen Jo Ann Bawiec said in a public comment submitted by...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Memorial Library board members have thrown their hands up about what to do with what many consider a racist historical marker hanging just inside the library entrance, and they have turned to town officials and the state attorney general for help. “In a lot...
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 1999. It is republished in the Eastern Shore Post with permission. By Michael Segers -- We started early on a Thursday morning and stopped at a fast food restaurant for breakfast. With my friend Ken’s typical luck, his order got lost. While...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Cape Charles resident let the cat out of the bag again at the May 16 town council meeting when he reported an altercation between himself and another resident, related to a disagreement about the care and treatment of stray cats in the neighborhood, also...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Main Street has accepted a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage program. According to a recent Cape Charles Main Street press release, the nonprofit received one of 33 tourism marketing grants given out across the state, totaling $625,000. Gov. Ralph Northam announced,...
By Stefanie Jackson – In a tough split decision March 21, the Cape Charles town council turned down an offer from a local restaurant owner to purchase the harborfront property on which his business is built, which would have given him the equity he needed to expand the restaurant...