Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Jon Richardson, chief operating officer of the Eastern Shore Health District, updated Northampton supervisors on the coronavirus pandemic during their May 12 regular meeting, which was held electronically. As of May 12, Northampton County had 171 cases of COVID-19, and more than half of them –...
By Stefanie Jackson – A man in Northampton County died Friday night after he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking on Route 13 near Eastville. David Andrews Hoover, 31, of Timmonsville, S.C., died while being airlifted to Norfolk Sentara Hospital, according to Virginia State Police. The Northampton County...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton board of supervisors special-called meeting held April 2 – the evening before the release of information on the county’s second known COVID-19 infection – became a weekly event that has overseen and guided the county’s response to the novel coronavirus. As of the last...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools combined will receive more than $2.3 million in financial relief through the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), according to a May 1 press release from Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane. Accomack will get about...
Staff Report — Police in Northampton County are looking for a man in association with a robbery, strangulation, and assault and battery that were alleged to have occurred last week at the Budget Inn in Nassawadox. The Northampton County Sherriff''s Office responded March 30 to a caller who said he had...
By Stefanie Jackson – Accomack and Northampton County Public Schools were unprepared when Gov. Ralph Northam announced last Friday, March 13, that all Virginia public schools must close for at least two weeks, starting Monday, March 16, in response to COVID-19. This week, both school districts have rolled out plans...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore Regional Housing Coalition met March 6 at the Historic Onancock School, where participants shared insights on why the Shore lacks affordable housing and what must be done to fix the problem. Ramona Chapman, of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, facilitated. David...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton community prevailed Tuesday night when county supervisors heard their plea and unanimously voted to deny a major special-use permit for an event venue at Huntington Farm, in Cherrystone, a small neighborhood near Cheriton. Eastville attorney Andre Wiggins had asserted the event venue would promote...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton planning commission recommended approval of a special-use permit (SUP) for a wedding and event venue near the small residential community of Cherrystone on Wednesday night, following two hours of discussion, including public comments that were largely in opposition to the proposal. “Within the adjacent...
By Stefanie Jackson – Serving Together is the name of the new Northampton County organization started under the leadership of the Rev. Russell Goodrich, of Cape Charles, with the mission of making connections and bringing hope to life within the community. “Dream big” was Goodrich’s advice for the new group. “We...