A look back at 2011 in Gloucester

- Posted on Jan 04, 2012 - 03:03 PM

Photo: Buses parked near Page Middle School were overturned and much of the school was destroyed during the April 16 tornado. File photo.

Buses parked near Page Middle School were overturned and much of the school was destroyed during the April 16 tornado. File photo.

JANUARY: The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors elects Abingdon District supervisor Christian "Buddy" Rilee chairman and York District supervisor Carter Borden vice chairman at its organizational meeting…Gloucester County launches new website that is accessible to all residents and uses various web browsers with a more modern design…Ray Hooker, a resident of Sanders Assisted and Independent Living in Gloucester, celebrates his 105th birthday…Six members of the "Gloucester 40," as well as three Gloucester County supervisors and one former supervisor, attend oral arguments that were presented to a six-member Virginia Supreme Court …The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce presents a check for $2,700 to Gloucester Institute officials; Gov. Bob McDonnell donates $10,000 from his inaugural fund to the Institute …Gloucester School Board member Anita Parker is elected chairman and Randy Burak is elected vice chairman of the board…Petsworth Elementary School teacher Sharon Carino introduces Kindles to her students as a new way to deliver reading instruction…Catherine E. Creech, 47, of James Store dies after a single-car accident on Burkes Pond Road, the first traffic fatality in Gloucester County for 2011…Harris Garage, Inc., located on Hayes Road, is recognized as a "top shop" for automotive repair by a Colorado-based website.

FEBRUARY: Gordon Llewellyen of Glenns, loses 23 cows, all believed to have been killed by coyotes…Shawn Lionel Foster, 26, of Gloucester, dies at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on T.C. Walker Road; Kathleen Diane Marie Echea, 23, of Gloucester, dies in a single-vehicle accident on Route 17, Gloucester, near