Tag: Northampton County

By Connie Morrison — The Virginia Department of Health has reported a COVID-19 death each of the last four days, including in the data released Sunday, May 17, bringing the total COVID-19 related deaths in Northampton County to nine. Accomack County also has nine deaths attributed to COVID-19. Northampton County has...
Dear Editor: Unquestionably, the proposed G3 (Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back) program’s affordable path to higher wage, high demand jobs will satisfy a major need in Northampton County and is a step in the right direction for the Eastern Shore. The program levels the playing field for both low-...
Dear Editor: On Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, my wife, brother-in-law and his wife, and I were traveling from Delaware to Florida for a nice vacation. We were traveling through Eastville on U.S. Route 13, following three Virginia cars. The speed dropped to 55 miles an hour. I noticed a patrol...
Dear Editor: The Northampton County Department of Social Services would like to recognize our 2019 volunteers, donors from the many civic organizations, local churches, and the community at whole for another extremely successful Toys for Tots/Angel Tree. Special thanks to Richard Sterrett of Northampton County Salvation Army, the Salvation Army...
Submitted Article The organization Friends of Northampton County Parks and Recreation has a 10-year goal to transform the old Machipongo Middle School into a community center. Its current project is fundraising to replace the old gym’s original drinking fountains, of which only one is functional. The gym is used for youth...
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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,”...

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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...