Tag: tourism

Submitted Article — The Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission has announced the winners and runners-up for the 2021 Eastern Shore Local’s Choice competition.  The Local’s Choice competition was developed in the wake of 2020’s hardships as a way to boost local businesses and engage the community. As tourism has...
By Carol Vaughn — Onancock celebrated the formal launch of its new brand during Second Friday events on North Street July 9. Additionally, a new website, experienceonancock.com, has been launched. Onancock Main Street was awarded a grant from the Virginia Tourism Commission and worked with Otto Design and Marketing to develop...
Dear Editor: School is out and tourist season has officially begun in beach towns like my own. The streets are filled with out-of-state license plates on cars parked the wrong way on a one-way street. There are golf carts on the highway and deflated floating devices in nearly every trash...
By Carol Vaughn — Results of a survey about a proposed 50-mile bicycling and walking trail along the Shore’s railroad right-of-way indicate high interest in the project. The area being studied by the highway department is between Cape Charles and Hallwood. The survey attacted 3,400 participants, 90% of whom said they would...
By Stefanie Jackson – Five candidates for the Cape Charles town council participated in an online forum May 9 and explained their positions on numerous issues including the struggling town harbor, tourism, jobs, and affordable housing. The participating candidates were Steve Bennett, a current town councilman who holds degrees in...
By Stefanie Jackson – Local nonprofit Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Programs Inc. is having its first Birds, Brews, & BBQ, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Cape Charles Brewing Company, an all-you-can-eat event promoting education about Eastern Shore birds and wildlife. Free birding walks are also...
By Stefanie Jackson – Cape Charles Main Street has accepted a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage program. According to a recent Cape Charles Main Street press release, the nonprofit received one of 33 tourism marketing grants given out across the state, totaling $625,000. Gov. Ralph Northam announced,...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors voted Wednesday to refund nearly $91,000 in overpaid taxes due to erroneous assessments made on local property. Commissioner of the Revenue Debbie Midgett certified that refunds are due to four companies. The supervisors followed the recommendation of county staff and directed Treasurer Dana Bundick to...
Submitted Article and PhotoLinda Burnett and her husband, Don, traveled to Virginia from Independence, Mo., with their daughter, Jennifer Hobbs, and grandson, Cooper Hobbs, to enjoy Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. After spending a week in the Historic Triangle, Don Burnett said since they were so close,...
By Stefanie JacksonIn a cooperative effort with Accomack supervisors, Northampton supervisors voted on Nov. 20 to re-establish the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission after a controversy put the organization in jeopardy.Accomack supervisors threatened to defund the tourism commission after discovering its executive director, Kerry Allison, opposed...