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Mathews High School assistant principal Alexis Foster performs on the guitar accompanied by John E. Smith Jr. on the piano during Friday’s Black History Month assembly at the school. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The program’s guest speaker was Dr. Katina Ward, a 1991 MHS graduate who now serves as a program director for South University’s Virginia Beach campus. She is pictured at right with Mathews High School assistant principal Alexis Foster. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Mathews High School freshman Tylon Forrest played the drums during Friday’s Black History Month program. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Participants in the African American History Assembly at Mathews High School were, from left, Assistant Principal Alexis Foster, Dr. Katina Ward, soloist Cynthia Hayes, and pianist John E. Smith Jr. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Preliminary music was performed by the MHS Jazz Combo. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
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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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