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[Posted on Jul 16, 2014 | 545 views]
More than 200 participants of Impact Virginia, a one-week construction mission opportunity, based at Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, have been working on about 20 projects this week throughout Gloucester and Mathews. Above, volunteers, front row from left: Jacob Schiffbauer, Mike Ivey, Justin Pyatt, Alyssa Valles, Kayla Gonzales, Jenna Curtin, Cassidy Lyon; back row, Preston Newsom, Tammy Williams, Will Lewis, John Perez, Sarah Robertson and Doug Hull, spent much of the day Monday repairing a roof on this Ware Neck home. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Helping Hands Mission Camp was another group that has had volunteers working hard all week on a number of different projects. Above, a team prepares to build a handicapped ramp for a homeowner at Hayes. Team members, from left, are McKenzie Cook, Caitlyn Hartman, Rachel Shumate, Emily Brown, Mary Cunliffe and Nikkie Francis. This is the 10th year for Helping Hands. For more information on the mission camp, visit Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Volunteers with Impact Virginia repair a roof on this home in Ware Neck Monday. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Helping Hands volunteers on the “Slingshots” team are shown in front of a porch they were repairing on this Gloucester Point home. Team members, from left, are Al Burner, Andy White, Justin Whitt, Samuel Ziegenfus, Ricky Whitt and Britinie Jordan. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
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Storm damages lower Gloucester

Photo: Tidemill Road resident Alice West stands next to the roof that was lifted off her backyard patio during Friday’s strong storm, just missing her house. A large tree next to her home was also uprooted, causing minor damage. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Some of the strongest winds throughout the entire area were felt at Gloucester Point and Hayes.

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Emergency closure approved for fishery

Speckled trout season will be closed during March, maybe longer

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Schools, sheriff need more money in coming year

Board agrees to refinance 2006 school bond issue

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