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Some attendees even pulled off group costumes, such as those of the Japanese superhero manga “Boku no Hīrō Akademia” pictured above. They are, from left, Ashley Besser, Lily Harris, Matea Anderson, Colleen Brownley, Brendon Brownley, Shai Asbel, Alanis Mayes (partially obscured), Sarah Fank and Tanner Asbel. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Jordan Gonzales donned the armor of a Space Marine from the Warhammer 40K games series. The costume was built by Dave Lee of Hatton Cross Steampunk of Gloucester and took roughly three months to complete. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Elliot Burton is the organizer of Richmond Fantasy-Inspired Hiking and Camping, a group that does primitive hikes and camping trips inspired by fantasy literature and gaming. “Part-fantasy appreciation, part costuming, part reenactment, and part bushcraft,” Burton says of the group, “we draw inspiration from adventurers like those in Middle-Earth, Skyrim, or Westeros.” Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Daniel Lee Hawk of Tidewater Cosplay brandishes his blade as a steampunk Pirate Raider. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Timothy Haviland, Michael Lewis, Eunice Jenkins and Bryan Jenkins, from left, displayed costumes and items used in Darkon: Realm of Orcs, an Organized Recreational Combat Simulation Live-Action Role Play, or ORCSLARP. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
Among the heroes, villains, monsters and characters present at Saturday’s Comix Con at Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, was the Darth Vader of the original Star Wars series. Lord Vader was cosplayed by a member of the 501st Legion, aka “Vader’s Fist,” a group of Star Wars reenactors. Photo by Peter J. Teagle
 
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U.S. District Court sides with Gavin Grimm

Grimm was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and changed his first name to Gavin.

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Wanted man arrested following Gloucester accident

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The SUV he was driving struck a tractor-trailer on Route 17.

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Stitching love into infants’ gifts

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Members pour hours upon hours of love and dedication into quilts that are given to infants in need.

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Mathews team prepared in case of emergency

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The county has space for 196 people at its emergency shelter at the YMCA.

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Main Street forum

Photo: Mathews residents Casey Frame, left, and Gene Goin questioned members of the Mathews Main Street Committee during a forum last Thursday that gave Mathews residents a chance to look at plans for Main Street enhancements and share their concerns and suggestions. Frame suggested that a second entrance into the Food Lion parking lot would be beneficial, but committee member Dennis Baker, seated, said that “those decisions are made beyond us” and that the option was “off the table,” along with developing a road behind Grover’s auto repair shop. “If we had the power to do it, we would,” said committee member Becca Brown, at right. Baker said that one change that could be made to the plans would be relocating a utility pole adjacent to the existing entrance of the parking lot to make exiting easier for large vehicles. The plan will be updated as much as possible to accommodate residents’ concerns, said committee chair Bette Dillehay, and then the committee will make the revised plans available to the public at Mathews Memorial Library and the Mathews Planning and Zoning Office by Tuesday. This is one week before the Mathews County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Aug. 27. At that time, said Dillehay, supervisors will be asked to authorize the committee to submit its application for VDOT Enhancement Grant funding. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
A forum was held last Thursday that gave Mathews residents a chance to look at plans for Main Street enhancements.

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Gloucester adds workplace safety specialist

It’s a new position added by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during its 2020 budget process.

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Hutson seeks third term on county board

Chris Hutson, 53, is seeking the Republican nomination.

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Gloucester inmate struck by vehicle

The unidentified man suffered minor injuries.

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Market Days poster signing Saturday

All net proceeds from the sales of posters each year go back into the community in the form of grants.

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