More Rezoning Opposition at Supervisors Meeting

"NO REZONING" signs are popping up like mushrooms around Northampton County. (Wave photo)

NO REZONING signs are popping up like mushrooms around Northampton County. (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Wave

November 17, 2014

Northampton County residents again turned out for a Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, November 12, to raise concerns about proposed zoning ordinance changes that have been the center of controversy since they were presented to the public last spring. All but one of the dozen speakers requested the withdrawal of the rezoning proposals. Only local Realtor Bill Parr, who as chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee helped to influence the proposed changes, spoke in favor of going forward with the zoning code rewrite. [Read more…]


LETTER: ‘Open Season’ on Central Park Cats

This rescue cat, "Tiger Lilly," is happily still in the land of the living.

This rescue cat, “Tiger Lilly,” is happily still in the land of the living. (Photo: Sandy Mayer)

November 17, 2014


Keep your kitties inside! Evidentially there was a complaint filed with the Sheriff’s office by a woman who was disturbed by the cats in her yard. Consequently, the Sheriff’s office and Animal Control are actively hunting cats in the Cape Charles Central Park area. No animal is safe — it is open season on Cape Charles cats. If you are missing an animal you need to call Animal Control in Onley at 757-787-7385 to identify the animal and produce evidence of rabies vaccinations to reclaim the animal. [Read more…]


Adults-Only Plays: Gritty Side of Small-Town Marriages

Mellisa Stein and Christie Iverson in "Laundry & Bourbon."

Mellisa Stein and Christie Iverson in “Laundry & Bourbon.”

Arts Enter Cape Charles

November 17, 2014

The Arts Enter Cape Charles Players will present two one-act comedies at the Historic Palace Theatre opening Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. The plays will continue through the weekend with shows Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

The one-act comedies “Lonestar” and “Laundry & Bourbon” were written by James McLure. In “Laundry and Bourbon,” directed by Clelia Sheppard, the action centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than was hoped for.

The setting is the front porch of Roy (JP Paré) and Elizabeth’s (Christie Iverson) home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie (Mellisa Stein) are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee (Sherri DeMarino) who, among other tidbits, can’t resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth’s inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she’ll be waiting for him when he comes home — no matter what others may say or think. [Read more…]

Christian School Dedicates Multi-Use Heyward Hall

Heyward Hall, with magnificently restored windows, is dedicated November 15. (Photo: Tammy Holloway)

Heyward Hall, with magnificently restored windows, is dedicated November 15. (Photos: Tammy Holloway)

Cape Charles Christian School

November 17, 2014

Since 2010, the Cape Charles Christian School has operated in a beautiful stone building, the former First Presbyterian Church of Cape Charles, built in 1925. Recently the former sanctuary was renovated and made available for the first time in the school’s daily activities. Now known as Heyward Hall, the renovation created a multi-use event space which will bring new life to the former sanctuary while maintaining and respecting its historical bones. Heyward Hall’s beautiful and very functional space will also be available for wedding ceremonies, meetings and conferences. [Read more…]