Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton homeowners on Cherrystone Road, near Cheriton, are opposed to the idea of a noisy and disruptive wedding and event venue opening for business down the street. The venue would be located on 14 acres of Huntington Farm, a waterfront property owned by Catherine Fulton, of...
By Stefanie Jackson – At the last Northampton supervisors meeting for retiring members Chairman Spencer Murray and Robert Duer, Director of Finance John Chandler reviewed the county’s financial achievements over their last four-year term. “Certainly, the high school-middle school enhancement project is going to be something that we can all...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors are considering raising the local sales tax by one cent, collecting up to $1.4 million a year to repair and rebuild public schools. “A lot of that sales tax would be paid or generated by people who are moving through here and stop for...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night that supports gun rights but does not establish the county as a Second Amendment sanctuary. The resolution “urges the Governor and members of the General Assembly to take no action which would violate the freedoms guaranteed” by the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, addressed the Cape Charles town council Nov. 21 about joining the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), which provides sewer service for 20% of Virginia’s population, 1.7 million people in 18 localities. “We see it as an opportunity....
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors has two candidates, David Kabler and Dixon Leatherbury, vying for its District 4 seat. They faced off at a forum hosted by Citizens For a Better Eastern Shore Oct. 17 at Occohannock Elementary School after introducing themselves to the audience. Leatherbury...
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 – 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 Linda Cicoira -- Accomack is in the black allowing for long-overdue projects to be funded from county coffers including renovations and a new HVAC system at the circuit courthouse and refurbishing of Folly Creek’s boat ramp.  Revenue in the fourth quarter of Accomack’s 2019 fiscal year was up by...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton supervisor is “appalled” at an unfunded mandate handed down by the Virginia legislature, which will cost the county more than $50,000 extra in its annual budget – a number that could double in years to come. “This board will have to approve this ongoing...