Tag: Virginia

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...
By Carol Vaughn The Chincoteague Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution naming the town a Second Amendment sanctuary, with a crowd of around 80 gun rights supporters looking on. The town joins 116 Virginia localities that have passed similar resolutions since the November election, according to the Virginia Citizens...
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...