Tag: Northampton

First Team All-District: Lyric Sampson- #9 – Nandua Yeats James - #8 – Northampton Emma Jackson - #12 – Chincoteague Emani Press - #2 – Arcadia Alanna Hall - #5 – Chincoteague Necole Stravino - #3 – Nandua Second Team All-District: Caroline Shelley - #10 - Chincoteague Abigail Killmon- #5 - Nandua Jada Giddens- #22 - Northampton Jamie Wert -...
By Linda Cicoira -- An Exmore man was indicted last week by a Northampton grand jury on a forcible rape charge. Nine other people were also indicted on counts ranging from strangulation to destruction of property. Leeaudre Diontay Tazewell, aka Leeandre Tazewell, 27, of Occohannock Road, is accused of raping...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County is making a community effort to ensure Northampton High School students log the community service hours they need to graduate, resulting in meaningful experiences that inspire kids to go above and beyond the minimum requirements. The words “community service” might conjure images of prisoners...
By Stefanie Jackson – Birding Eastern Shore and the Eastern Shore Master Naturalists are partnering with Northampton County to restore one of its hidden gems, a nature path and boardwalk tucked away in a seemingly unlikely spot behind the Northampton landfill. The project “fits with our mission to enhance the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has two candidates, David Kabler and Dixon Leatherbury, vying for its District 4 seat. They faced off at a forum hosted by Citizens For a Better Eastern Shore Oct. 17 at Occohannock Elementary School after introducing themselves to the audience. Leatherbury...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton Middle School teacher Jessica Merando and Principal Ron Yorko are making a difference at their school by introducing a new program that gives students incentives for good behavior and having a positive influence on school climate. Handing out referrals and punishing bad behavior used to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton public school officials spoke with parents and community members Oct. 10 to make it easier to swallow the decision not to give all students free breakfast and lunch this year through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). “We want...
Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Connie Morrison – The lack of affordable housing on the Eastern Shore has long been acknowledged by Accomack and Northampton elected officials, yet a regional housing needs assessment has not been conducted in nearly 20 years, attendees learned during a housing summit...
Story by Stefanie Jackson – Photo by Angie H. Crutchley – Participants in the Eastern Shore Regional Jail’s new re-entry program are growing into productive citizens, but that’s not all they’re growing. The participants attend classes every day, but they also get to go outside, breathe fresh air, and get...
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...