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By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 23 to appropriate nearly $30.5 million for the general fund in its fiscal year 2021 budget. More than $18.5 million of county revenue, or about 60% of the general fund, will come from real estate and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board declined to respond to recent accusations that it had acted improperly for fear of engaging in an unending “war of words,” as Superintendent Eddie Lawrence called it. It was the rush to renew the superintendent’s contract without strict adherence to state law...
Staff Report — The U.S. Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued two people in Horntown Bay near Chincoteague early Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center received a report that a 57 year-old woman and a 3 year-old boy went missing at 1:50 a.m. Sunday. They went missing...
By Carol Vaughn — Virginia will use $50 million in federal CARES Act money to help residents with rent and mortgage payments. The new Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program starts Monday, June 29, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press briefing Thursday. He said the program will have “an equity lens” to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Nandua High School lost its heart with the death of Principal George Parker on June 18, according to one student. Parker had been sick with an undisclosed illness for a few months. “Mr. Parker, he was a role model, and he was like a mentor to a...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Virginia continues to decline, and the state will enter Phase Three of its reopening Wednesday, July 1. “I want to remind all of you, this is because Virginians, you, have followed the guidelines...
By Carol Vaughn — Members of Virginia Organizing and and others marched along the road near a Parksley nursing home Monday to protest what they say is unfair treatment of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ask for regulations to better protect those workers. The Virginia Department of Labor’s...
By Carol Vaughn — Virginia will now report COVID-19 cases and outbreak status by facility name for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Gov. Ralph Northam in a press release Friday announced he has directed the Virginia Health Department to release the names of individual long-term care facilities that have experienced...
By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam in a briefing Thursday, June 18, gave details of a planned third phase of easing public health restrictions, but said Virginia will not be ready to enter that phase until June 26 at the earliest. “We are not entering Phase Three this week,” Northam...
By Carol Vaughn — Chairwoman C. Reneta Major began the first in-person Accomack County Board of Supervisors meeting since March by speaking about the coronavirus pandemic and recent civil unrest in the nation. “A lot has transpired since we last had a chance to meet in person,” she said. The board has...