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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s public and private high schools had to turn up the creativity a notch to make graduation special for the Class of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social distancing guidelines. Broadwater Academy, in Exmore, issued a press release that stated...
Story and Photos by Jim Ritch — Matthew Parks, 18, will brook no “pity parties” this year. Not because he’s the sole graduate in Tangier Combined School’s Class of 2020. Not because COVID-19 restrictions have upended the traditional schedule of graduation events. He is a man with a plan. Like his father...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized Virginia’s participation in a pilot program that will allow recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, to purchase groceries online for home delivery. “This continued public health emergency...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack high school graduations may no longer have valedictorian or salutatorian speeches as of 2022, because the two top-ranking students may no longer be acknowledged. “We’ve had parents, students, counselors, administrators” ask that graduates no longer be ranked, Director of Secondary Education Karen Taylor said at...