Tag: Cheriton

By Stefanie Jackson – The owner of Dutch Hemp Farms, which is moving from Virginia Beach, Va., to Cheriton, is proof that sometimes people find their callings after their careers are over. “I wanted to give something back,” said Wilco Koelewijn (who says his last name is pronounced “cool wine”)....
By Matthew Yoder North Bayside Road cuts right through the heart of Cheriton. Situated in the center of town between the Northampton Farm Store and a frame shop with artists’ studios sits Box at Roc’s. New York native Rocco Debellis is the namesake behind the recent downtown addition. Debellis has...
By Stefanie Jackson – Bruce Brinkley is the product of a bygone era of flower children, free love, and yellow submarines, and it shows in his art. Brinkley, who hails from Princess Anne County, moved to the Eastern Shore 13 years ago after he was introduced to the area for...
By Stefanie Jackson – Some Cheriton citizens don’t want a fire training school in their town, but for the past eight years, their wishes have continually gone up in smoke. The Pacific Atlantic Professional Academy (PAPA) is directed by Lee Goldman, of Norfolk, who also directs the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy...
By Connie Morrison -- A late afternoon fire Friday claimed a Townsend house that was under renovation and damaged a neighboring home. There were no injuries, said Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Thomas Moore. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 center took the call at 4:01 p.m., according to Moore. “The first engine...
By Stefanie Jackson – The town of Cheriton received good news at its July 24 town council meeting when the final numbers for fiscal year 2019 showed the town had a surplus. “It was a tough year, but we still managed to stay in the black,” said Mayor Larry LeMond. Within...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cheriton town council members unanimously decided June 26 to take matters into their own hands concerning stormwater drainage issues, but the decision didn’t get the unanimous approval of residents. “It is a massive conflict of interest that you’re voting on any of this,” citizen Nancy Brauer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Next Saturday, April 20, the Eastern Shore will kick off its first-ever comic book convention, better known as a “comic-con,” in Cheriton, home of the “small town, big heart.” But the Eastern Shore Comicon isn’t just about comic books – it’s a celebration of everything pop culture...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cheriton has sold its police car, a 2017 Dodge Charger with only 11,000 miles on it, to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, which now performs all patrols for the town. There’s not much left of the Cheriton police department that has been inactive since its only member,...
By Stefanie JacksonSince former Cheriton Police Chief Marc Marshall was the sole member of the town’s police force when his contract was terminated in late September following accusations of misconduct, the police department was rendered inactive.For the last three months, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has been...