Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson –  Northampton supervisors approved a budget appropriation of $65,000 Monday night for a complete investigation and analysis of Northampton High School’s structural and operational issues. The contract was awarded to Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, of Virginia Beach. The firm will provide a second opinion of the high school’s...
Story and Photo by Stefanie Jackson Dr. Arthur Carter, a longtime Northampton resident and concerned citizen, opened a dialogue with the county school board on restorative justice, an alternative method of school discipline that aims to reduce suspensions and prevent the disruption of children’s education and socialization. Carter has spoken to...
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson The Northampton County NAACP, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, and Northampton County Public Schools organized the 29th annual Community Unity Day breakfast in the Northampton High School cafeteria on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. The event commemorated King’s life and legacy and...
By Stefanie Jackson David Doughty Jr. is seeking a third term as Northampton County sheriff. His career with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has spanned 25 years to date, beginning in 1994 when he became a jail deputy. Doughty was promoted in 1996 to patrol deputy and in 1998 to criminal...
By Krystle Bono The Northampton Bulls middle sixth grade team concluded their season with a flawless 6-0 record and secured the Eastern Shore District Middle School championship Wednesday night after defeating Nandua. The boys began the season with a win over Chincoteague, 37-2, Jan. 7. Na’Rod Jarvis led at the net...
By Krystle Bono The Northampton Yellow Jackets traveled to Northumberland last weekend to grapple in the Northumberland Duels against Caroline, Washington and Lee, Franklin, Tabb, and Northumberland. Northampton finished the event 4-1, finishing second overall, defeating Caroline, 42-30, Washington and Lee, 42-24, Tabb, 36-18, and Northumberland, 36-24, but fell to...
By Krystle Bono The Nandua Warriors competed in the Coach O-Duals at John A. Holmes High Jan. 5 and finished the day in third overall as a team, with a 4-1 record. Northampton also hit the road Jan. 5, buzzing over to Mathews to take part in the Mathews Invitational. The...
By Stefanie JacksonIn a rare decision Tuesday night, the Northampton board of supervisors approved a resolution supporting not a local matter but a topic of statewide and nationwide impact – the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee equal rights for women and...
By Stefanie JacksonA Northampton budget appropriation request for $33,426 to start immediately needed repairs on the high school’s auditorium walls prompted objection from one supervisor Dec. 11.Northampton schools will combine the funds with $65,116 left over from cafeteria wall repairs made about three years ago, for a...
By Stefanie JacksonVirginia politicians representing citizens from Accomack and Northampton counties gave their constituents a preview of the first session of the 2019 general assembly at the semi-annual Eggs & Issues breakfast sponsored by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Dec. 5.State Sen. Lynwood Lewis announced the...