Mathews Fire Department volunteers were glad to see justice done Monday, when Judge R. Bruce Long found former treasurer Paul Reardon guilty of embezzling the department’s funds and ordered him sent to jail, but they wonder if $200,000 is just the tip of the iceberg.
Paul Joseph Reardon, former treasurer of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, appeared before a packed courtroom in Mathews County on Monday and pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 over a two-year period from the organization he had served for 30 years.
A project to dredge Mathews County’s Put-In Creek and create a turning basin as a way to encourage visitors to come to the county by boat was shelved because of the impact dredging would have on wetlands.
Plans to dredge Put-In Creek to draw boaters to downtown Mathews were dropped by the county in May after the Army Corps of Engineers said permits for the project would be tough to come by. But at least a couple of folks think the county dropped the initiative too soon.
A 1929 Chris-Craft once owned by New York mafia boss Joseph “Socks” Lanza has been restored to much of its former glory by Poplar Grove resident Capt. Dick Cullison.
Mathews County Sheriff Danny Howlett is in the final phase of incorporating the county’s animal control operations into his office.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) made a stop at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews last Friday afternoon during a whirlwind tour of various localities in Eastern Virginia.
BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is having a devastating effect on an oyster shucking house in Mathews.
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.