[Posted on Feb 03, 2016 | 3253 views]
Founder’s Day honoree Rosalind Knight, in front, shares a laugh with her sister Lanell Burton and niece Angela Burton, from left, during Monday’s program at Thomas Hunter Middle School. Her sister and niece, who live in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, surprised her by showing up at the start of Founder’s Day. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Monday night was all about the music, and among the many performers at the Thomas Hunter Middle School Founder’s Day program was fifth grader Ashley Cummings. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Monday night was all about the music, and among the many performers at the Thomas Hunter Middle School Founder’s Day program was Mathews High School grad Laura Bridges, now an instrumental music teacher with Alexandria City Public Schools. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Ginger Shuber, at left, wife of Founder’s Day honoree David Shuber, gives a hug to the night’s other honored guest, Rosalind Knight. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Rosalind Knight and David Shuber were honored for giving more than 60 combined years of service to Mathews, teaching generations of county residents a love of music. Photo by Edith Turner
Monday night was all about the music, and among the many performers at the Thomas Hunter Middle School Founder’s Day program were Lyman Minters and Alexis Foster. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Monday night was all about the music, and among the many performers at the Thomas Hunter Middle School Founder’s Day program were Tyler Heywood (partially obscured), Lanazia Whalen, Nisar Thomas, and Dakota Armentrout. Photo by Charlie Koenig
Monday night was all about the music, and among the many performers at the Thomas Hunter Middle School Founder’s Day program was Emmaus Men's Choir. Photo by Charlie Koenig
 
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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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