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Story and Photos by Connie Morrison Candidates in contested Accomack County races fielded questions for almost two hours Tuesday night at a forum sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES). Three groups of candidates participated: those running for the treasurer’s seat (Brandy Custis Childress and James Lilliston); candidates in...
By Stefanie Jackson – It was a “dream come true” Tuesday night for Northampton school board chairman William “Skip” Oakley when county supervisors unanimously approved borrowing nearly $29 million dollars to renovate Northampton High School and build a new addition. “Let’s have a state-of-the-art school,” said David Kabler, a District...
By Stefanie Jackson – During a round of questioning for Accomack school board candidates at a forum held Sept. 30 in the Nandua High School auditorium, the forum’s leader, President James Fedderman, of the Accomack Education Association, handed out random questions submitted by community members. Gary Reese, of District 4,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton school board has written its wish list for state funding in 2020, and money for competitive teacher salaries, called the Cost of Competing Adjustment (COCA), is the top priority, Superintendent Eddie Lawrence said Sept. 12. “If Accomack’s pushing for it, we need to push...
Dear Editor: This letter is for concerned citizens of District 4, (Parksley, Bloxom, and Saxis Fire Department voters). There is a very important election coming up in November that can bring wonderful opportunity for fresh ideas and a welcomed change to our school board. A change that over 70% of...
Dear Editor: As we approach the elections in November, I hope that we can secure leadership that will enhance and support solid objectives for a better Accomack County. I have read Miriam Riggs’ top priorities if elected, and believe she has a solid grasp on the needs of the county. Her...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school and county officials have already begun the process of financing $25 million in renovations and repairs needed at Northampton High School, even though the exact work to be done has not yet been determined. “It looks like after years of debating whether or not...
By Connie Morrison -- This November election will mark the first time Accomack County voters will select their school board members at the polls, rather than having them appointed by a commission, which in turn, was appointed by the circuit court judge. A forum for sitting Accomack County School Board members...
By Stefanie Jackson – As Accomack County citizens prepare to elect a school board for the first time this November, the Accomack Education Association plans to host a meet-and-greet with the candidates Monday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., at Nandua High School. “The purpose of the forum is to hear the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school board members failed to find common ground on issues at an Aug. 8 work session that left one member, Nancy Proto, “mystified” and “outraged.” “I pretty much can guarantee you, you don’t like me on this board, you’re going to really hate me off...