The Mathews Wetlands Board last Wednesday unanimously approved a restoration plan for destroyed wetlands on property owned by Sea Farms Inc. at Cricket Hill.
A passion for history first sparked Earl Soles’s interest in New Point Comfort Lighthouse. Now retired from his position as director for historic area programs and operations at Colonial Williamsburg, Soles grew up in Mathews County and got hooked on the lighthouse’s role in U.S. history after once again making his home on the Middle Peninsula over 15 years ago.
The winning ticket for the Gwynn’s Island Festival’s 50/50 raffle was a big surprise to festival organizers. The ticket that was drawn on July 4 was simply filled out “Gift to Gwynn’s Island Civic League.”
The annual Fourth of July golf cart parade, a tradition for the summer residents of Cherry Point on Gwynn’s Island, was held on Saturday. Nine carts, with designs from patriotic to wacky, were entered.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) will be making a stop in Mathews County at 1 p.m. on Friday at Thomas Hunter Middle School
A film studio might seem like the last business that one would associate with Mathews County, but independent filmmaker Robert Griffith thinks it’s a perfect fit.
In spite of an approaching storm on Saturday that cut the festivities short, the 62nd annual Gwynn’s Island Festival was still a success, according to event organizers.
The Mathews County Historical Society celebrated good news about New Point Comfort Lighthouse last Thursday.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner plans to visit Mathews Friday.
Mathews County Board of Supervisors decided during a meeting last Tuesday to allow three men to continue a crab shedding operation at the county’s East River Boatyard until Dec. 31. After that, the site will be closed and secured with gates.