Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence reported that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the new school year is off to a good start. “I’m as about as happy and proud as I can be about the first two weeks of school,” Lawrence said at a Sept. 10 school...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors held a public hearing Sept. 8 on the second round of funding the county received from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, more than $1 million. Northampton will again give a portion of the funds to each of its incorporated towns...
By Stefanie Jackson – The “Yes for Northampton Schools” campaign is underway to inform Northampton voters about a proposal to increase the county’s sales tax rate by 1% to help pay for about $35 million in renovations and new construction needed at Northampton High School. The upgrades will improve both...
Submitted Article and Photos – As Northampton County Public Schools looked at its return to the 2020-2021 school year, the administration and staff wanted to take an opportunity to reflect and thank the local community for all the support it has given to its schools since the start of...
By Stefanie Jackson – After the YMCA of South Hampton Roads had the quickest capital campaign in its history – with more than 40 donors raising $4.5 million in eight months to build a Northampton County YMCA – a groundbreaking was held at the future site of the new...
By Stefanie Jackson – What should happen to Northampton’s Confederate monument that stands on the historic courthouse green in Eastville, the county seat? The Confederate monument faces Eastville’s main street, Courthouse Road, as “a day-to-day reminder of some of the darker days of our history,” Bill Payne, of Cape Charles,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition recently surveyed local housing developers and real estate professionals, and the results showed “no particular surprises” but highlighted the difficulty of developing housing in Accomack and Northampton counties. The housing coalition’s committee on private sector collaboration discussed the survey results...
By Stefanie Jackson – Across the U.S., recent protests against racism and social injustice have turned violent, leading to an array of destruction including defacing and toppling historic statues and monuments. In light of those events, attention has turned to the Eastern Shore’s two Confederate monuments – one in Parksley,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted July 23 to approve the district’s plan to resume classes in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan gives parents a choice between 100% online learning for their children, or a hybrid option of two days in school and two...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Public Schools will not take a “one size fits all” approach to education when classes resume in the fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, parents will get to choose one of two learning options that will work best for their children. It will...