Tag: Cape Charles

By Stefanie Jackson – Another top official in Cape Charles will be leaving his post – Town Manager Larry DiRe, who has served in the position for about a year. “We definitely appreciate everything he’s done so far,” said Mayor Smitty Dize. “We’ll continue to work with you until...
Submitted Article and Photos – Times are changing in Cape Charles. There’s downtown renewal, a surge in tourism, and the beach draws ever more bathers. And then there is the railroad. Cape Charles was created by the railroad and sustained by it for most of the town's history. But...
By Stefanie Jackson – Local nonprofit Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Programs Inc. is having its first Birds, Brews, & BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Cape Charles Brewing Company, an all-you-can-eat event promoting education about Eastern Shore birds and wildlife. Free birding walks are also...
By Stefanie Jackson – Bayshore Concrete in Cape Charles is officially back in business with a new name and a new owner. Coastal Precast Systems, of Chesapeake, Va., is setting up shop at the former Bayshore plant under the direction of owner Paul Ogorchock. With the help of two business...
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 – 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...
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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...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors unanimously approved the appropriation of $25,000 for Northampton County Social Services and the Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging Tuesday night, for emergency use to find shelter for individuals and families who have become homeless during the dangerously hot summer. “I cannot imagine anybody...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Historic District Review Board prevailed when the town council upheld the board’s decision to deny permission to paint a mural on the front of the historic Hotel Cape Charles on Mason Avenue. The application was for creating “public art,” not “painting a building...
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...