Hurricane Earl wasn’t being forecast to make landfall on the East Coast as of noon Wednesday, but officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Hurricane Center said that could change by Thursday.
Plans to dredge Put-In Creek to attract boaters to the Mathews Court House area may still have some life, after the Mathews Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead Tuesday night to an Army Corps of Engineers’ study.
Delivery and contractor scheduling problems caused planned delays this week at the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge to be rescheduled until the nights of Sept. 20 and 21.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science welcomed 27 new students to its Gloucester Point campus when the fall 2010 term began yesterday.
A 19-year-old Gloucester man drowned last week after he disappeared while swimming near Oregon Inlet campground, on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
A distraught man took his own life early last Thursday morning, after starting a fire in his wife’s house on New Point Comfort Highway, south of the Port Haywood Post Office
The winning 2010 Mathews Market Days poster will be unveiled during a reception at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mathews Memorial Library.
UPDATE: This week’s Gazette-Journal originally contained an article about planned closures of the Coleman Bridge next week. The closure has since been canceled and rescheduled for Sept. 20 and 21, according to VDOT public information officer Nora Chivers.