Tag: construction

By Stefanie Jackson – Construction is nearing completion on the $4.5 million, 15,000-square-foot Northampton County YMCA in Cape Charles, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for May 29, and doors officially opening soon after. Memberships are climbing steadily and are expected to reach 300 to 400 membership units (memberships for individuals,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Construction continues on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel’s first parallel tunnel, near the Virginia Beach side of the bridge, with projected completion in 2024, approximately two years later than originally estimated. “The key emphasis for the collective project team is high quality and durability over speed for...
By Stefanie Jackson – In less than four years, Northampton County middle and high school students will be immersed in a contemporary, state-of-the-art learning environment if the Northampton High School capital improvement project is completed on schedule, the public learned Tuesday night. Maureen McElfresh, of Virginia Beach architectural firm Waller,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The “Yes for Northampton Schools” campaign is underway to inform Northampton voters about a proposal to increase the county’s sales tax rate by 1% to help pay for about $35 million in renovations and new construction needed at Northampton High School. The upgrades will improve both...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors and citizens got their first look at five possible layouts for the county’s upgraded middle and high school Tuesday night in a presentation by architectural firm Waller, Todd & Sadler. The 35.5-acre Northampton High School campus on Courthouse Road in Eastville will be transformed...
Parksley has had lots to celebrate lately, but Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the new library might have been the biggest of them all. Hundreds, including Gov. Ralph Northam, Sen. Lynwood Lewis, Del. Robert Bloxom, and students from Metompkin Elementary School, turned out for the galvanizing event. “I like to see projects...
By Stefanie Jackson – It was a “dream come true” Tuesday night for Northampton school board chairman William “Skip” Oakley when county supervisors unanimously approved borrowing nearly $29 million dollars to renovate Northampton High School and build a new addition. “Let’s have a state-of-the-art school,” said David Kabler, a District...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school and county officials have already begun the process of financing $25 million in renovations and repairs needed at Northampton High School, even though the exact work to be done has not yet been determined. “It looks like after years of debating whether or not...
By Stefanie Jackson – The new Eastville Community Health Center under construction is nearly half built and almost fully funded, Eastern Shore Rural Health CEO Nancy Stern announced last week. “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” Stern told Northampton supervisors before she showed them video footage of the ongoing construction....