Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton homeowners on Cherrystone Road, near Cheriton, are opposed to the idea of a noisy and disruptive wedding and event venue opening for business down the street. The venue would be located on 14 acres of Huntington Farm, a waterfront property owned by Catherine Fulton, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors will soon be faced with a decision to permit another new wedding venue in the county, months after they approved one for John and Linda Cleaveland in spite of mass opposition from neighbors. “We feel that the addition of our wedding venue will only...
By Stefanie Jackson – At the last Northampton supervisors meeting for retiring members Chairman Spencer Murray and Robert Duer, Director of Finance John Chandler reviewed the county’s financial achievements over their last four-year term. “Certainly, the high school-middle school enhancement project is going to be something that we can all...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors are considering raising the local sales tax by one cent, collecting up to $1.4 million a year to repair and rebuild public schools. “A lot of that sales tax would be paid or generated by people who are moving through here and stop for...
Dear Editor: The Northampton County Salvation Army Chapter has been ringing bells in Northampton County. We really appreciate our volunteers’ time and the generosity of our community. It is these donations to the kettles that are used by the local Salvation Army Chapter. Nationally, the Salvation Army offers help and hope...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 10 that will allow the Eastern Shore Railroad to be converted into a rails-to-trails project. The railroad is operated by Canonie Atlantic, a private company, but its sole shareholder is the Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission (ANTDC), a public organization. “In...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County officials and community leaders have come together to take action on the Eastern Shore’s lack of affordable housing. The initiative began at a September housing summit organized by Ava Wise and sponsored by Sen. Lynwood Lewis. The group committed itself to quarterly meetings,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools was one of three school divisions chosen to pilot a new early childhood education program, Director of Special Programs Keren Plowden announced to the school board Dec. 12. “I was really honored. … We were picked out of all the divisions...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted Dec. 10 in favor of adding the county to a petition to join the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), following suit with the county’s five incorporated towns – Exmore, Nassawadox, Eastville, Cheriton, and Cape Charles. “I don’t believe towns have the taxing power...
By Matthew Yoder Northampton fought off a slow start on the road to defeat Chincoteague 48-34 last Friday. The first half was scrappy, and points were hard to come by for both teams. Seemingly every possession and shot was contested and neither team separated itself, with Northampton carrying the slimmest...