Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s public and private high schools had to turn up the creativity a notch to make graduation special for the Class of 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying social distancing guidelines. Broadwater Academy, in Exmore, issued a press release that stated...
Northampton County
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton will receive more than $1 million in relief from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), County Administrator Charlie Kolakowski announced at the May 26 supervisors meeting. Federal funds will be distributed by the state of Virginia to Northampton and other localities...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore community has found a new way to show love and support for its graduating high school seniors in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. High school seniors have been missing out in 2020, with proms and graduation ceremonies canceled due to COVID-19. But parents...
By Stefanie Jackson – One Northampton town will have a new council member following Tuesday’s election – the Cape Charles town council will welcome Andrew Follmer to its fold. Follmer ran for the Cape Charles town council in 2018, but the three seats available went to current council members Tammy Holloway,...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County borrowed $25 million for repairs and new construction at Northampton High School – following more than a decade of debate with the school board and two opinions from architectural firms on the condition of the building  – but it’s not nearly enough money. A...
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...