Tag: Eastville

Dear Editor: I read your story about attorney Paul Watson IV (“State Bar Revokes Eastville Attorney Paul Watson’s License to Practice Law,” March 6, 2020) and wish that you can publish my comments about him. Mr. Watson provided desperately needed representation to my nephew that certainly saved my nephew’s life when...
By Stefanie Jackson – Small businesses in Cape Charles and the surrounding areas still may apply for COVID-19 relief funds from an $845,000 Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) grant that has been only about half spent and expires Oct 1. “Certainly, the last thing we want to...
Mrs. Gloria Ann Larson (nee Peno), formerly of Cape Charles and Eastville, passed away in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 12, 2021. Gloria was born May 21, 1931, at the family home in St. Albans, Vt., to William, a railroad worker, and Helena (Mayo) Peno, a homemaker. As a child, everyone knew...
By Stefanie Jackson – Four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a shooting in Eastville last Friday, Jan. 22. Charles Matthew Lewis, 44, of Accomac; Janet Page Lewis, 52, of Exmore; Michael Leonard Stevens, 31, of Cape Charles; and Edward Thornton Tayloe, 44, of Cape Charles, were all...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville Mayor Jim Sturgis is an all-around Eastern Shore original. His family history on the Shore dates back to the 1600s on both his father’s and mother’s side, and he was born in the Nassawadox hospital and raised in Eastville, where he still lives today. Sturgis’...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday night to remove the Confederate monument from the historic courthouse green in Eastville, the county seat. “Most people who have defended the statue say that it was a monument honoring the Confederate dead. And if that is the case, then perhaps...
Mrs. Rose Marie Steelman Rippon, 94, wife of the late Thomas W. “Biddy” Rippon and a resident of Eastville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox. A native of Chincoteague, she was the daughter of the late John David Steelman and the late Mary...
By Stefanie Jackson – U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine toured the new Eastville Community Health Center Oct. 19 and sat down with local health officials to discuss how the Eastern Shore has responded to the coronavirus and what issues persist as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Kaine also wanted to know what...
By Stefanie Jackson – A public hearing on Eastville’s Confederate monument drew participation from citizens who agreed that something should be done about the war memorial, but they didn’t agree on what should be done. Northampton supervisors held the public hearing during their Oct. 13 meeting. Speakers appeared divided on...