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By Stefanie Jackson – One Northampton town will have a new council member following Tuesday’s election – the Cape Charles town council will welcome Andrew Follmer to its fold. Follmer ran for the Cape Charles town council in 2018, but the three seats available went to current council members Tammy Holloway,...
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 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...
By Stefanie Jackson Cape Charles has the chance to receive up to $5 million in grant funds to build a multi-use trail that would improve safety for area pedestrians and bicyclists at minimal cost to the town. Curtis Smith, director of planning for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC), presented the...
By Linda Cicoira Onley has a new mayor and is making plans for a new town hall. Dawn Dize, who has served on the town council for about 20 years, was unanimously elected by the rest of the panel on Sept. 19 to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Jack Pierson,...
By Stefanie Jackson-  At Exmore’s council meeting Monday night, one day after heavy rains that caused flooding in several parts of town, the first public comment heard was from Brenda Bailey, who spoke out about ditches being full of trash and not draining properly. She said she was frustrated because...
By Linda Cicoira - Chincoteague officials say plans for a new public beach and parking at Assateague could compromise the economy of the town, make access cumbersome, and cause erosion that would eventually adversely affect Chincoteague. At Tuesday’s town council meeting they urged residents and other concerned citizens to submit their...
By Stefanie Jackson — In the aftermath of the bombshell dropped in Cape Charles in May with the sudden resignation of interim town manager Bob Panek and the surrounding turmoil, the town has been striving to recover and improve the overall quality of its leadership. At the June 21 town council...