Tag: Northampton

By Stefanie Jackson – The public hearing on the annual update of the Northampton County Public Schools comprehensive improvement plan prompted discussion of a wide range of topics, from everyday matters like class schedules to hot-button issues like school discipline. “Each child is important and entitled to the opportunity to...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board voted unanimously Feb. 13 to pilot a restorative discipline program in kindergarten through second grade, but a former school board member questioned whether the decision was informed enough to ensure the program’s success. Restorative discipline is an alternative to traditional school discipline...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton is preparing its budget for fiscal year 2021, and that process includes county supervisors hearing from agencies and boards as each makes a case for level or increased funding. Robie Marsh, who is also the executive director of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, was...
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season in Northampton County, and supervisors are hearing updates from local organizations about the benefits they provide the county and the funds they need to continue their work. Cara Burton is the director of the Eastern Shore Public Library (ESPL), which has four locations,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County YMCA was “almost a done deal” as of Feb. 11, when a meeting was held at Cape Charles Baptist Church to update the public on the project. Retired YMCA of South Hampton Roads President and CEO Billy George shared the news Tuesday night...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore residents turned out by the dozens Jan. 29 for an affordable housing workshop at the Exmore town hall, led by the Berkley Group, the consulting firm helping the Northampton planning commission through the process of updating its county’s comprehensive plan. A second housing workshop...
By Stefanie Jackson – A retired judge from Machipongo wants to start a new mentoring program for Northampton third graders with the help of Sheriff David Doughty. “It’s so rewarding to see the changes. So many of the students came from tough homes,” said Joe Canada, who was a mentor...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Historic Preservation Society has received a $50,000 grant to restore the 1907 jail on the county courthouse green in Eastville. “This time it is our turn to save this 113-year-old structure for future generations,” states the historical society’s website. Members will follow in the footsteps...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors have learned of another building repair issue at Northampton High School, but it has nothing to do with the size of the project or its cost. No contractor has bid on the job. “That has turned into a disappointing endeavor for us,” Superintendent Eddie Lawrence...
By Brennan Waldorf Northampton Senior Vonte Coston scored his 1,000th career point this week when Northampton traveled to Franklin High School. The senior guard dominated, shooting 73% from the field while exploding for 41 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  Coston impressed knocking down 67% of his shots...