TUESDAY 11/13: Don’t Use the Water During Town Flush

The Town of Cape Charles Utility Department will conduct a system flush of the water system beginning 9 p.m.Tuesday, November 13, and continuing until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Residents are cautioned not to use water during that time, as sediment could be drawn into the residence water lines. [Read more…]

TUESDAY 12/11: Nature Conservancy Holiday Open House at Brownsville Near Nassawadox

The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve invites the public to a Holiday Open House at the Historic Brownsville House 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11. [Read more…]

Broadwater Students Seek Soap & Stuff for Sanford & Saxis Cleanup

A large contingent of Broadwater Academy high school students will be going to the Sanford/Saxis area on Monday to help people there with cleanup after the devastation they suffered during Hurricane Sandy.  [Read more…]

Fireworks, Old School, Hurricane Damage and More

Cape Charles Volunteer Fireman Steve Wilson thanked Town for $18,600 contribution to the Fire Company. (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Wave

November 9, 2012

Cape Charles Town Council had fireworks on the agenda last night, but there were some unscheduled fireworks as well.

For next year’s July 4 fireworks, Code Official Jeb Brady requested two bids, but only one firm was interested — Bay Fireworks from Farmingdale, NY, who put on the show last year. This year’s price is $16,500 — a 10 percent increase over last year’s $15,000.

Prior to last year the Cape Charles Volunteer Fire Company shot off the fireworks, but a recent State law requires a “certified pyro technician.”

Council approved the $16,500 cost, drawing on $10,000 from the Town budget, $5,000 from the Harbor budget, and appealing to the Cape Charles Business Association and Northampton County to make up the rest.

More fireworks were provided by former councilman Bruce Evans, who used public comment time to scold councilman Frank Wendell “for not going along with the rest of Town Council and asking too many questions.” Addressing Wendell, he said,  “You must support issues whether you want to or not.” When Wendell demurred, Evans told him, “Shut-up.”

Mayor Dora Sullivan told Wendell, “I have to take it. You have to take it.”

In earlier public comments,  Deborah Bender warmed up the meeting by chastising Town Council for ignoring residents’ efforts to save the town’s old school and park property from a developer. Bender is the spokesperson for Old School Cape Charles, which advocates using the school for a  community center. [Read more…]