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Features

By Stefanie Jackson – A Cape Charles couple proved there’s life after 50 when they recounted the adventures they had running a bed-and-breakfast for nearly 25 years after retiring from their corporate careers. Bruce and Carol Evans, who owned and operated Cape Charles House, the second bed-and-breakfast ever opened in...
By Stefanie Jackson – This week, news publications across the country observed Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, as the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in America, suggesting the date marks the beginning of African American history. But that’s “not true,” said Ava Wise, a United Nations delegate from...
By Stefanie Jackson – Locals and visitors who want the chance to hear and see owls in their natural habitat are invited to join the next Owl Prowl at the Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve, hosted by retired Kiptopeke State Park Ranger, Bill Dyas. If owl prowlers are lucky, they...
peaches
By Connie Morrison -- I’m obsessed with finding the perfect cobbler recipe, and this might be it. I slightly modified the original recipe by adding cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of half-and-half to make the topping easier to spread. Try it now while there are still peaches at the roadside stands,...
Kids enjoy recreation
Story by Stefanie Jackson, Submitted Photos – The YMCA is coming to Northampton County, the result of ongoing efforts in community outreach led by Cape Charles Baptist Church and its pastor, the Rev. Russell Goodrich. “God’s favor is on this,” Goodrich said of the project that, in six months, has...
Matt Kirwan
By Stefanie Jackson – Matt Kirwan, a scientist who has conducted research on the Eastern Shore and who is an associate professor at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), recently received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). It’s the highest honor the...

If there was ever something to be thankful about, it would be toilet paper. That is why people take so seriously the subject of which way the roll should be displayed. I wrote about this more than a dozen years ago and public opinion hasn’t changed. Last week, 67.5% of...
red head holds horse
By Linda Cicoira -- “A new record-setting auction” brought $271,700 for 50 colts and fillies sold at the annual  Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company’s Pony Penning, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden. The average price was $4,700 with the high being $17,000 and the low being $2,000. It took half a dozen...
By Connie Morrison -- When Monty Python’s “Spamalot” opens July 18 at the North Street Playhouse in Onancock, expectations are bound to be high. Based on the cult classic movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the production will have to balance between audience members who know every line...
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....