Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson –  Since Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence announced last month that he expects all K-12 students to be back in the classroom four days a week by Christmas – despite the COVID-19 pandemic – he’s been getting questions about how he makes his decisions. The short answer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam returned to his hometown of Onancock on Thursday for the announcement a $20 million investment in broadband internet on the Eastern Shore by Spectrum, a Charter Communications company. Spectrum will provide services to more than 17,500 homes and businesses in Accomack and Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County recently awarded about 100 small businesses grants of $5,000 each, or a total of $500,000, to offset the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The small business grants were covered by Northampton’s share of funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton schools Superintendent Eddie Lawrence expects all students in grades K to 12 will be allowed back in school in person four days a week by Christmas vacation, he announced during the Oct. 22 school board meeting. That is the plan provided “everything stays the same...
By Stefanie Jackson – A public hearing on Eastville’s Confederate monument drew participation from citizens who agreed that something should be done about the war memorial, but they didn’t agree on what should be done. Northampton supervisors held the public hearing during their Oct. 13 meeting. Speakers appeared divided on...
By Stefanie Jackson – One Northampton student testing positive for COVID-19 was enough to slow down but not stop the school division from proceeding with plans to allow more students to begin attending class in person four days a week. Superintendent Eddie Lawrence was notified Monday, Oct. 5, by the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is getting a new comprehensive plan with a refreshed outlook on the county’s future and a new name: “Your Northampton 2040.” The title refers to the comprehensive plan’s purpose to describe “the community’s vision for where it wants to be in the next 20 years.” The...
By Stefanie Jackson – Judge Revell Lewis III granted two petitions of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Oct. 2, adding both Accomack and Northampton County to the district’s boundaries and allowing the counties to negotiate contracts with HRSD for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of their sewer systems. Neither the...
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...