Tag: Eastville

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...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – What should happen to Northampton’s Confederate monument that stands on the historic courthouse green in Eastville, the county seat? The Confederate monument faces Eastville’s main street, Courthouse Road, as “a day-to-day reminder of some of the darker days of our history,” Bill Payne, of Cape Charles,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Across the U.S., recent protests against racism and social injustice have turned violent, leading to an array of destruction including defacing and toppling historic statues and monuments. In light of those events, attention has turned to the Eastern Shore’s two Confederate monuments – one in Parksley,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville attorney Paul Watson has consented to the Virginia State Bar revoking his license to practice law, according to a Feb. 28 press release. By his consent, Watson acknowledged that allegations of his misconduct as an attorney were true, the state bar said. In his affidavit consenting...
Dear Editor: On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, my wife, brother-in-law and his wife, and I were traveling from Delaware to Florida for a nice vacation. We were traveling through Eastville on U.S. Route 13, following three Virginia cars. The speed dropped to 55 miles an hour. I noticed a patrol...
Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Angie H. Crutchley – Participants in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail’s new re-entry program are growing into productive citizens, but that’s not all they’re growing. The participants attend classes every day, but they also get to go outside, breathe fresh air, and get...
Story by Matthew Yoder – Ace Custis is a man who has called many places home over the course of his career. The profession of basketball has led him all over the globe, but his new job brings him back to one of the places that made all this...