Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 23 to appropriate nearly $30.5 million for the general fund in its fiscal year 2021 budget. More than $18.5 million of county revenue, or about 60% of the general fund, will come from real estate and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board declined to respond to recent accusations that it had acted improperly for fear of engaging in an unending “war of words,” as Superintendent Eddie Lawrence called it. It was the rush to renew the superintendent’s contract without strict adherence to state law...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County school board voted for the second and final time June 11 in favor of Superintendent Eddie Lawrence continuing in his position for two more years, after the board learned that its May 28 vote on the matter did not conform to state...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has borrowed about $25 million to date for a major repair and reconstruction project at Northampton High School, but members recently learned it might cost $35 million. Northampton County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski asked supervisors at their June 16 meeting to...
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...
Northampton County
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton will receive more than $1 million in relief from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski announced at the May 26 supervisors meeting. Federal funds will be distributed by the state of Virginia to Northampton and other localities...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore community has found a new way to show love and support for its graduating high school seniors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. High school seniors have been missing out in 2020, with proms and graduation ceremonies canceled due to COVID-19. But parents...
By Stefanie Jackson – One Northampton town will have a new council member following Tuesday’s election – the Cape Charles town council will welcome Andrew Follmer to its fold. Follmer ran for the Cape Charles town council in 2018, but the three seats available went to current council members Tammy Holloway,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County borrowed $25 million for repairs and new construction at Northampton High School – following more than a decade of debate with the school board and two opinions from architectural firms on the condition of the building  – but it’s not nearly enough money. A...