Tag: historic

By Stefanie Jackson – The wife of a U.S. Navy veteran made it her life’s mission to restore a historic cemetery near Cheriton when she learned that the nearly abandoned, overgrown site was the final resting place of five African American Civil War soldiers who had served in the...
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...
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Story by Stefanie Jackson (Photos by Connie Morrison and Stefanie Jackson) Onancock was the focal point for the 2019 Eastern Shore of Virginia House and Garden Tour, following a new, single-town tradition begun last year when the tour was exclusively in Cape Charles, save for Eyre Hall, in Cheriton,...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen opened a dialogue with Northampton supervisors March 12 on whether county procedures for addressing unsafe structures are too heavy-handed on historical properties that may be worth saving or at least allowing salvage of valuable materials before demolition. Donna Bozza, of Cape Charles, noted...