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As Virginia County Remains Divided over Confederate Symbol, Citizens Seek to Refocus ConversationsDigital ScribeNewsBreak Contributor
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5 charged after months-long drug investigation in Mathews Co.
A five month long drug investigation by Mathews County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force as resulted in the indictments of five people engaged in the distribution of narcotics.
Whispers of Hungars Creek: Unveiling the Haunting Legacy of Capeville
In the heart of Capeville rests the historic Hungars Creek, a site where beauty and mystery intertwine. Renowned for its tranquil waters, the creek is also the epicenter of whispers and legends, hinting at a haunting legacy. The local lore speaks of Native American spirits, remnants of the Muscogee tribe, who once called these lands home. Their spectral presence is believed to roam the creek's banks, protectors of their sacred ground, and a testament to the area's rich cultural past.
Exploring the Historical Tapestry of Jamesville, Virginia
Nestled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the quaint community of Jamesville is enveloped by Northampton County's remarkable history, founded in 1634 as one of the original eight shires of Virginia. Rich with narratives that trace back to the colonial era, Jamesville and its surrounding county offer a unique glimpse into America's early days. From the governance of the Accomac people to the establishment of 'Ye Plantacon of Accawmacke,' the region's past is a vibrant tapestry of indigenous, European, and African American influences.
Marionville: A Historical Mosaic of Springs, Squirrels, and Orchards
Nestled within the storied bounds of Northampton County, Marionville, Missouri, reveals a rich tapestry of American history. Founded in 1854 by James Marion Moore, and originally part of one of the United States' oldest counties, Marionville, known as 'The Land of Seven Springs,' flourished with natural resources that attracted its early settlers. The town's evolution saw the establishment of the creamery in 1911 and the Honey Creek Bottling Works, cementing its industrial and agricultural significance.
NORTHAMPTON: Consuelo Gonzalez rises from humble beginnings to a top elected office
As a child, Northampton County’s next Commissioner of the Revenue took toys to the farm fields to keep her entertained while her widowed mother worked. Today, Consuelo Gonzalez has been elected as one of Northampton County’s top leaders. Gonzalez, a 32-year-old real estate technician who was elected to...
Birdsnest: Unveiling the Colonial Legacy of Northampton County, Virginia
Nestled within the serene landscapes of Northampton County, Virginia, the small community of Birdsnest offers a rich tapestry of American history dating back to colonial times. Known originally as Bridgetown Station, it has since retained its charm through preserved historical buildings and landmarks, despite the closure of its local post office in 2011. The community's crown jewel, the 'Old Birds’ Nest Tavern' in Marionville, stands as a silent witness to this bygone era, with its colonial architecture and storied past as Stonewall Jackson's headquarters during the Valley Campaign.
Brinkley Nature Preserve gets hundreds of native plants
Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners recently upgraded Northampton County’s Edward S. Brinkley Nature Preserve, near Oyster, with hundreds of native plants that will provide habitats for wildlife. The wildflower habitat project is “an experiment to see how it will go without a whole lot of maintenance,” Martina Coker said...
St. Charles Church’s Oktoberfest raises $30,000 for renovations
An Oktoberfest fundraiser to benefit St. Charles Catholic Church in Cape Charles netted more than $30,000 last month at its popular, family-friendly, fall festival. The church has earmarked the funds for preservation of its 137-year-old building, especially for enhanced accessibility and to repair its slate roof, said Tara Ashworth, event coordinator.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel tolls are going up. See how much more you will pay
Starting January 2024, you will pay more to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Motorists crossing the bridge-tunnel linking Virginia's Eastern Shore with the mainland will pay $2 more for off-peak travel and $3 more during peak season, which runs Fridays to Sundays from May 15 to Sept. 15. The Chesapeake...
Weekly Safety Report: Convictions and Indictments in Northampton County, Virginia
In Northampton County, Virginia, an Exmore man was convicted of four felony charges including drug possession, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, felon in possession of a gun, and reckless handling of a firearm. Additionally, six more individuals were indicted on various felony charges including forgery, burglary, grand larceny, and driving while intoxicated.
A new political coalition in Mathews County and more Va. headlines
• After a ruling by the Supreme Court of Virginia this summer, the state Department of Corrections is extending enhanced sentence credits to more inmates convicted of attempted crimes. The ACLU of Virginia had argued the state was improperly denying the enhanced credits to certain incarcerated people.—Washington Post. •...
More Northampton High School students enrolled in college courses
The number of Northampton High School students simultaneously enrolled in college courses has risen 58% since last year, Superintendent Lisa Martin told attendees at a recent “State of the Schools” presentation. Martin, who is starting her second school year leading the district, said the increase resulted in part...
The Virginia cities with the most and least African Americans might surprise you
Where do African Americans live in the Commonwealth?. There are 42 million people in the US who identify as African Americans which is 12% of the US population. In Virginia, 18% of the population is Black and lives in practically every area of the state.
Savoring Poquoson: A Tour of 3 Must-Try Traditional American Dishes
This piece presents an exploration of three traditional American dishes popular in Poquoson. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Utility-Scale Solar Is Coming, So Let’s Do It Right [Opinion]
We are undergoing a wonderful, historic, frustrating and in some cases (Maui) devastating transition to renewable energy. Solar panels will be on buildings and parking lots, and in highway medians, landfills and brownfields. Utility-scale solar projects should be installed in those places before we put them on farmland. But that’s not what’s happening.
Cheriton, Virginia: A Small Town with a Rich Historical Tapestry
In the heart of Northampton County, the town of Cheriton, Virginia, stands as a living museum to America's rich historical narrative. Once known by the indigenous name 'Nimcock,' it was renamed in 1886, capturing the essence of its evolving story. The town's indigenous roots are honored through its diverse architecture and cultural events, embodying a deep reverence for its past. Today, Cheriton is a vibrant hub that celebrates its history while fostering community spirit and Americanism.
Today the gas price is close to $3.09 in Cape Charles as of 2023-11-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.253, a week ago the price is $3.313 , according to AAA.
Diggs Wharf: Unearthing the Legacy of Colonial Commerce
Nestled within the rich tapestry of American history, Diggs Wharf stands as a silent testament to the bustling colonial era, a time when it served as a vibrant hub of commerce. This historic landmark encapsulates the economic vitality of its time, reflecting in its storied planks and weathered beams the lives of those who passed through its docks. From tradesmen to the enslaved individuals caught in the complexity of mercantilism, Diggs Wharf offers a unique window into our cultural and economic development.
Maury, Indian River, Poquoson High School Football Teams Win Region Championships, Advance to State Semifinals
• Indian River, Maury, and Poquoson high school football teams won their respective region championships. • Indian River won the Region 5A crown with a 10-7 victory over Green Run, thanks to a game-winning field goal by Noah Martinez.
Bavon, VA: A Historian's Journey Through Time in Mathews County
Bavon, Virginia, is a place where the whispers of the past converge with the serenity of the present, making it a historian's dream. Nestled in Mathews County, this hidden gem offers a glimpse into Virginia's rich history that dates back to the 17th century. With landmarks that have stood the test of time, such as the Mathews Courthouse Square and the Antioch Church, Bavon serves as a silent witness to Virginia's evolution. Maritime heritage shines at the New Point Comfort Lighthouse, a beacon commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, and the Mathews Maritime Museum, which celebrates the county's shipbuilding prowess.