Tag: Virginia

By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane visited from Richmond last week at Kiptopeke Elementary School in Northampton County and Metompkin Elementary and Tangier Combined schools in Accomack County to see how the two school divisions have safely provided students in-person learning opportunities throughout the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, mean half of Virginia is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “This morning, I spoke with all of our local health directors and the leaders...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam’s goal for getting “back to normal” after the coronavirus pandemic is for each of Virginia’s 8.5 million residents to receive both rounds of the COVID-19 vaccine, or a total of 17 million shots. “Our country – your country – needs your help to...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Virginia Department of Education observed its first annual “EdEquityVA Week” in December with virtual events attended by guests including Gov. Ralph Northam. The events centered on Virginia’s efforts to provide a quality public education to all students, regardless of their race or socio-economic background. Northam attended...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia’s first lady, Pamela Northam, visited the Eastern Shore on Monday, including a stop at Northampton High School to see how staff, teachers, and students are getting on during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Her main interest at the middle and high school building was the cafeteria,...
By Carol Vaughn — Nine Virginia elected officials, including Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Rep. Elaine Luria, wrote to President Donald Trump this week asking him to extend a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling to Virginia, according to a press release. The letter follows Trump’s decision to exempt three states...
By Stefanie Jackson – Virginia schools will being re-opening in phases, with social distancing guidelines and continued online learning opportunities in place to keep students and school staff safe, Gov. Ralph Northam announced June 9. “To be clear, all Virginia schools will open for students next year, but the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam turned his attention to the economic impact of COVID-19 while speaking during a press conference today, as Forward Virginia Phase One took effect in most of the state, allowing some businesses to re-open following a 14-day slowing of the spread of the...
By Stefanie Jackson – May 15 begins the first phase of Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan for Virginia to reopen for business. “We are not flipping a light switch from closed to open. It’s more of a dimmer switch,” Northam said last Friday when he unveiled Phase One of the three-phase Forward...
By Matthew Yoder It wasn’t a football season most anticipated at Hampden Sydney College. Standout wide receiver and Shore native Major Morgan entered as a preseason All-American, and the thought was the Tigers would compete for a championship. Outside of Tiger nation, the anticipation was the same, and the preparation thus took shape. For the...