Tag: Vote

By Stefanie Jackson – Due to COVID-19, the 2020 U.S. presidential election will be “unprecedented,” and nonpartisan administrators are working to ensure “the voting process moves safely and securely,” Gov. Ralph Northam said during a press briefing Sept. 15. Election officials anticipate a high number of absentee voters, which are...
Submitted Article – The Eastern Shore of Virginia may be far from Minneapolis, Minn., in terms of miles, but the hearts of the people are near to residents in the Minnesota community and the family of George Floyd. We sincerely express our condolences to George Floyd’s family. We too...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s Monday night town council meeting had the town hall packed with citizens when the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s general manager, Ted Henefin, answered council members’ questions before they decided to follow three other Northampton towns in becoming part of HRSD. “I don’t envy the position...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Spencer Murray threw one of the rules out the window Tuesday night at a public hearing on the event venue that John and Linda Cleaveland proposed for hosting weddings and other special events at their creekside home in Wellington...
By Linda Cicoira Recently proposed bills set to go before Virginia’s General Assembly later this month range from designating the oyster as the state’s first food and doubling the minimum wage by 2021. The wage proposal aims to increase the federally mandated $7.25 an hour to $10 effective July 1, 2019,...