Tag: Northampton County

NorthamptonCounty
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton citizens attended a meeting hosted by the Berkley Group consulting firm Tuesday night, and they participated in a small-group activity that provided insight on how the county comprehensive plan should be updated. The comprehensive plan will undergo changes with “meaningful public input as a cornerstone,”...

Sports Shorts

Accomack County Parks & Rec Holds Women’s Volleyball League The Accomack County Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Women’s Volleyball League on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation office. Contact the Parks and Recreation office at 787-3900 or Wayne Burton at 710-1947. Northampton County Parks...
By Connie Morrison A population study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service forecasts 53 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties will lose population by 2040. Most of the declines will be in rural areas, and among the hardest hit will be Accomack County. The study forecasts...
By Linda Cicoira --Northampton County folks have a better than average chance of getting audited by the IRS, according to projects.propublica.org where a map of the U.S. was lit with red marks on the counties that earned the warning. Approximately 8.6 audits were made for every 1,000 filings in Northampton County between...
By Linda Cicoira Former Northampton Supervisor Willie Randall, an Army veteran and longtime financial advisor, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the state District 6 Senate seat currently held by fellow Democrat Sen. Lynwood Lewis. Randall is running a platform “emphasizing education, the environment, economic development, and job creation,” the...
By Linda Cicoira Replacement, repairs, and pump outs for about 30 septic systems in Northampton County watersheds between Eastville and Birdsnest will be done with an $82,500 grant awarded this week to the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission (A-NPDC). Officials said the work will reduce pollution in the Gulf, Barlow, Mattawoman, Jacobus,...
By Stefanie JacksonIn light of the growing number of school shootings nationwide and the belief that every second counts when lives are at stake, Northampton County public school staff has been given access to an app called Inforce 911 that can alert law enforcement to an active...
By Stefanie JacksonSince former Cheriton Police Chief Marc Marshall was the sole member of the town’s police force when his contract was terminated in late September following accusations of misconduct, the police department was rendered inactive.For the last three months, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has been...
By Stefanie Jackson — A tractor-trailer traveling northbound on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was involved in a single-vehicle accident inside the Thimble Shoals tunnel on Monday at approximately 11 a.m. No one was injured, but traffic delays persisted for about 16.5 hours until approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Some travelers reported on...
By Stefanie Jackson-  A local developer and lifelong Eastern Shore resident, Eyre Baldwin, of Southport Investors, acquired an industrial road from Northampton County following a contentious public hearing held during the Sept. 11 board of supervisors meeting, about a year after the conveyance first appeared on supervisors’ agenda. Baldwin is...