Tag: Virginia

Dear Editor: I sent the following addressed to Del. Rob Bloxom on election day: I have been and am an ardent supporter of conservative political issues for the entirety of my adult and adolescent life. I have missed zero national elections and have supported every Republican nominee in every race to...
The arrival of a weather system last Thursday brought high winds and lower temperatures for the first half of the weekend, but decent fishing had returned by Sunday, lasting through Monday.  I don’t see such a quick rebound following the predicted arrival of a severe cold front on Tuesday,...
By Connie Morrison A population study by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service forecasts 53 of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties will lose population by 2040. Most of the declines will be in rural areas, and among the hardest hit will be Accomack County. The study forecasts...
On Tuesday, September 24, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) officially approved its own proposed emergency restrictions on the taking of striped bass in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay.  By a vote of 7-1, the commission set a one fish per person bag limit and a 20-36-inch slot limit for striped...
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...
By Stefanie Jackson – Sen. Lynwood Lewis, of the Virginia General Assembly, toured Northampton High School on Tuesday for a firsthand look at the challenges presented by the building's declining physical condition as Superintendent Eddie Lawrence described the upgrades and additions that will be needed to meet students' future...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Administrator Charles Kolakowski reported Aug. 27 that the entire Chesapeake Bay could soon become a no-discharge zone under the Clean Water Act, a federal law that aims to reduce pollution in U.S. waters.  That means ships would not be permitted to discharge untreated or treated...
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...
By Martha Wessells Steger -- The newest exhibition at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, “New Virginians: 1619-2019 & Beyond,” reaches across the Chesapeake Bay to Virginia’s Eastern Shore with at least three personal connections. By way of background, think back fewer than 50 years ago, when only one in...
By Linda Cicoira The annual seafood festival sponsored by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is set to begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, at Tom’s Cove Park Campground, and will include the usual delicious food, music, and arts and crafts. A feast of littleneck steamed clams from island waters, clam...