At Tuesday night’s Northampton County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Spencer Murray distributed a letter CCed to the Board written by Eastern Shore Rural Health CEO Nancy Stern to Dr. Tamarah Holmes of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The letter is informing Dr. Holmes that Rural Health will no long be pursuing $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds for the construction of the Eastville Community Health Center.

While the construction of the center is not in jeopardy, ground is expected to be broken sometime this year, $10,000 of the grant was supposed to go to the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission for administrative expenses.

Chairman Murray commented “I would like to know where this went wrong.”