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Gloucester board to hold 3 hearings Tuesday (11/25/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors is headed back to the virtual meeting format due to Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent limitations on in-person gatherings. Tuesday’s meeting will be held at 7…
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise (11/24/2020) - COVID-19 cases in Gloucester and Mathews counties continue to rise as the pandemic surges across the U.S. Describing the surge as “extremely brisk,” Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard…
Fatal plane crash (11/24/2020) - Virginia State Police were investigating a Tuesday morning airplane crash in Middlesex County that resulted in a fatality, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya. At approximately 9:35 a.m., police were called…
Virginia invests $10M in oyster restoration (11/24/2020) - Virginia has committed to $10 million in new funding to support future oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay. This spending commitment marks the first time that capital funds, which are…
If you must travel this holiday season, be safe, VSP advises (11/24/2020) - For many Virginians, Thanksgiving is going to look different from previous years but the Virginia State Police said the rules of the road have not changed. VSP recommends slowing down,…
GUEST gears up for winter season (11/24/2020) - The Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team, or GUEST, is gearing up for the winter season. GUEST was forced to close its shelters in April due to the pandemic. The program…
Mathews receives $200,000+ in broadband access grants (11/24/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board announced Tuesday that the county has been awarded two federal CARES Act grants totaling more than $200,000 to fund broadband projects. Smart poles One…
Send us your letters to Santa Claus (11/24/2020) - Many things will be different this holiday season. But one thing remains: Santa Claus still wants to hear from all the good boys and girls. And we still want to…
County meetings go virtual again (11/24/2020) - In response to Gov. Ralph Northam’s order limiting public and private in-person gatherings to 25 individuals, Gloucester County and various local agencies and commissions will again convert upcoming meetings to…
Willis steps down after 36 years as Mathews NAACP president (11/24/2020) - Raymond Willis Sr. of North began going to Mathews Branch NAACP meetings back in the mid-1970s, primarily to give his neighbor and relative Beatrice L. Bobo a ride. “That’s how…
Model railroading (11/24/2020) - John G. Koedel Jr. of the Rappahannock River Railroaders presents Dot Hummel of Lanexa with this year’s lucky winner of the Lionel Polar Express train set. The club, which promotes…
Sons of American Revolution chapter holds its only meeting of 2020 (11/24/2020) - The Richard Henry Lee chapter of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution held its only meeting of this pandemic year and elected officers on Nov. 17…
Restoring the ‘Little House on the Creek’ (11/24/2020) - Geoffrey and Nancy LaLand spent years admiring a small, empty, weather-worn house on land adjacent to their New Point home, and on Nov. 3, it finally became theirs. They named…
7,000 daffodils planted so far this fall (11/24/2020) - The Gloucester Daffodil Club continues with its mission of turning Gloucester yellow, with more than 7,000 planted by the club so far this fall. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, several GDC…
Pet donation (11/24/2020) - Southern States of Gloucester presented the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society with a 2,000 lbs. food and litter donation on Nov. 23 which was matched by Ken Houtz Chevrolet-Buick. Pictured with the…
Mathews Treasurer’s/Commissioner’s offices close following positive COVID-19 case (11/24/2020) - An employee in the Mathews County Treasurer’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, requiring temporary closure of the office as employees quarantine for 10 days. The Commissioner of the…
Main Street to take part in Small Business Saturday (11/24/2020) - A number of Mathews County Main Street businesses are planning specials, discounts and giveaways this Saturday, which is Small Business Saturday and also a big day in the annual Made…
Christmas Blessing Fund drive underway (11/24/2020) - This year, due to the job insecurity and general uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges faced by the Mathews Ruritan Club’s Christmas Blessing Fund are greater than ever.…
Virginians have option of two-year license, ID renewal online, by mail (11/24/2020) - Most Virginians who renewed their driver’s license or identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles’ website or U.S. mail last time now have the option to renew again online…
CDL renewals may be done online (11/24/2020) - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering commercial driver’s license (CDL) renewals online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CDL holders previously were required to visit DMV in person…
COVID-19 cases surge nationwide (11/18/2020) - The United States is experiencing a pandemic surge, with all the ICU beds in Utah being used up, worsening conditions in the Dakotas, and the threat looming that health care…
Money allocated for school buses, Chromebooks (11/18/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors allocated nearly $1.4 million in CARES Act funding to county schools to purchase new buses and Chromebooks during an online meeting Tuesday. This year, the…
Funds available to help with shelter upgrades (11/18/2020) - The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has opened its application period for the FY21 Emergency Shelters Upgrade Assistance Grant Fund (Shelter Upgrade Fund). This is a new funding source that…
Doctoral candidate studying Gloucester’s Black schools (11/18/2020) - Colleen Betti has been spending her summers at school, coming to Gloucester since 2018 to work on her dissertation. The PhD student from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill…
Board stays with original Hole in the Wall alignment (11/18/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a brief, all-electronic November meeting on Tuesday, postponing employee recognitions and three public hearings until December. According to a memo, the decision to…