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Billy Hooper indicted on federal charges (5/20/2020) - A federal indictment against William Wellington “Billy” Hooper, 53, of Mathews was unsealed on Wednesday, May 20 in Newport News. He was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand…
Yorktown Beach remains closed for time being (5/20/2020) - Following state and federal guidelines, the Yorktown Beach remains closed, according to a release issued Friday from York County Public Information Officer Gail Whittaker. “While many localities are able to…
Drive-thru food distribution to be held Friday (5/20/2020) - The Salvation Army of Gloucester, in cooperation with Gloucester Toyota, will hold a drive-thru food distribution for Gloucester and Mathews county residents beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gloucester…
Board approves tax grace period (5/20/2020) - Gloucester County taxpayers will get a brief reprieve in this year’s tax cycle, as the board of supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday night postponing the imposition of late fees on…
Gloucester Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries of three used car dealerships (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglaries that occurred last week at local used car dealerships. The GSO responded to an alarm at Hayes Auto Sales in the 2000…
Second suspect sought in homicide (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a second suspect in connection with a homicide Friday at Gloucester Point that took the life of a Lancaster resident. Dustin Moore…
Mathews board meets Tuesday (5/20/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its May meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will again be an electronic meeting, with public participation enabled through a variety of…
Wetlands board approves 9 shoreline projects (5/20/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board unanimously approved nine requests during its May 6 meeting, which was held electronically. The Mathews Wetlands Zoning Board meets on the first Wednesday of…
Mathews Family YMCA food drive supports local families (5/20/2020) - Area residents donated a total of 1,350 pounds of food, as well as monetary donations, during a May 5 contactless food drive at the Mathews Family YMCA. In partnership with…
Gallery reopens with limited hours (5/20/2020) - The Bay School’s Art Speaks Gallery on Main Street in Mathews reopened Tuesday with limited hours during the state’s Phase 1 schedule for reopening. Visitors are welcome to stop by…
Zimmerman Marine now employee-owned company (5/20/2020) - Zimmerman Marine in Mathews, now entering its 40th year in business, has grown significantly over its four decades, with 65 employees who now own the company themselves. Owner Steve Zimmerman…
Online course on Pocahontas starts June 15 (5/20/2020) - The Pocahontas Project is launching an online education course, called “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians,” next month. The course, which will begin June 15 and run for 10 weeks until…
Gloucester Library offers curbside service (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester County Library began offering curbside service this week. The service, which began Wednesday, allows patrons to pick up holds on any books they may have placed. Also, patrons…
GMCC to hold online auction (5/20/2020) - GMCC Medical Assistant Cassandra Carmine checks a patient’s blood pressure at curbside. For the past 14 years, Casino Night has been the big annual fundraiser for the Gloucester Mathews Care…
Road cleanup (5/20/2020) - Mathews County Historical Society members Mari Gibbs, Reed Lawson and Bobbi Hatton, from left, cleaned a stretch of Tabernacle Road in Mathews on Saturday morning. The only treasure collected was…
Sanders holds parade to celebrate residents, staff (5/20/2020) - In honor of National Nursing Home Week, Sanders Retirement Village, Gloucester, held a parade last Thursday afternoon to celebrate its residents and staff. Family members and friends of the residents…
Charter boat captain making a living out of his passion (5/20/2020) - Captain Alan Alexander of York River Charters grew up in Croaker on the York River. His earliest memories are of fishing with his father, a Navy man who himself was…
Invasive species (5/20/2020) - This 24+ inch invasive snakehead fish was captured Sunday evening with a hoe fork in Warehouse Cove in Cobbs Creek by Marvin Frame, who is shown holding it. “Actually, it…
Feathered friends (5/20/2020) - Whether on the water or in the backyard, birds provide an endless source of amusement, as many home-bound people are now just finding out and your cat has known for…
Closings announced for Memorial Day (5/20/2020) - All post offices, courts, DMV facilities, county offices, and libraries in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. School board offices in both counties will…
Friday’s Marine is under new ownership (5/20/2020) - Cole Malise recently took over as the new owner of Friday’s Marine in Saluda, Virginia’s oldest Suzuki dealership for outboard motors and the 12th oldest Suzuki Marine dealership in the…
Vehicle fire (5/20/2020) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday, May 13 on Aberdeen Creek Road. The vehicle was a 2001 Chevrolet Colorado. The vehicle and carport were…
Boating safety takes on new meaning with COVID-19: keep your distance (5/20/2020) - Boating safety is always a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with all the recent issues regarding COVID-19, many people are wondering if boating is considered a…
Talbott cast into the role of ‘Marina Woman’ (5/20/2020) - Owning a marina was not Darlene Talbott’s dream. It was her husband Mike’s. But when Mobjack Bay Marina on Green Mansion Cove off the North River went up for sale…
Nearly 3,000 unemployment claims filed here (5/20/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews have both experienced eight weeks straight of high unemployment claims since March 17, when Gov. Ralph Northam began issuing a series of executive orders that mandated the…