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Clamming in Bar Neck


Thursday, March 21, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

The Barneck girls went out on a clamming expedition and succeeded in getting about 1,500 clams from the Barneck flats. Miss Ruth was champion of the crowd. They get the clams by walking out on the bar at low water, finding them by their holes, and digging them out of the sand with a sharp flat stick.

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Owens Jr. of Diggs died last Friday of pneumonia, age 12 months.

Miss Lucy Virginia Sibley gave a birthday party to her little friends in her pretty new home near the village on Wednesday afternoon, from 3 to 5 o’clock.


Thursday, March 24, 1927

from the Mathews Journal

Mathews County juries are making life miserable for the boot leggers, and woe be unto the dealer in booze who falls into the clutches of our Commonwealth’s Attorney. Two of our most prominent proprietors were put out of business this week when they were convicted and sent to jail dur...

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