Tag: tourism

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...
By Linda Cicoira-  Kerry Allison, executive director of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission, who was criticized last month by the Accomack Board of Supervisors for her suggestion to “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” is retiring effective Jan. 1. The decision was announced in a letter she emailed Tuesday to...
By Linda Cicoira Accomack supervisors are unhappy the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission did not act to reprimand its director. The words “Outlaw Industrial Chicken Farming,” posted at a recent economic summit attended by the governor and other top state officials, and attributed to Kerry Allison, executive director of the tourism commission,...