Tag: Cape Charles

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...
By Connie Morrison --  Neil Simon has been called one of the greatest American writers. Beginning April 5 at The Palace Theatre in Cape Charles, local audiences can judge for themselves when GEAR (Global Exchange Arts Roundtable) presents his farcical play, “Rumors.” The comedy is set at a dinner party...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Virginia Department of Transportation gave its final approval for the Cape Charles Food Lion project that was modified to include a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 13 and the shopping center’s south entrance. Chris Isdell, VDOT’s Accomac residency administrator, reported the news to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles is having growing pains, as made evident at two public hearings March 14, both concerning development by the town harbor. Jon Dempster, owner of the Shanty restaurant and the Hungry Crab LLC, offered the town $262,000 for a portion of Lot 10 at the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Yacht Center is now operated by two business professionals from Maine with a plan to expand the shipyard into a superyacht service and refitting facility, adding as many as 130 new jobs in the next two years. J.B. Turner and Nicole Jacques, partners...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles residents have let the cat out of the bag on their feelings about the proliferation of feral felines in town and the resulting impact on quality of life. Mayor Smitty Dize welcomed citizens to share their comments publicly during the Feb. 21 town council...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council unanimously approved the first phase of recommendations to improve parking in town, including replacing unpopular reverse-angle parking with more common, pull-in angled parking on Mason Avenue, its main street for business. The recommendations approved Feb. 21 were made by an ad...
By Stefanie Jackson – A boat at the Cape Charles Yacht Club caught fire Tuesday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads reported at 6 a.m. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received notification of the fire at 6:02 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and firefighters and EMS personnel...
By Stefanie Jackson – For 27 years, a group of friends and neighbors in Cape Charles with no particular affiliation, religious, political, or otherwise, has been raising thousands of dollars for individuals and organizations in need in their community. Every January, the group raises money at its annual Epiphany party, named for...