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Public gathering limits to ease, beginning Monday (2/25/2021) - Beginning Monday, a number of restrictions placed on gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday. With COVID-19 hospitalization and infection…
37 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in Mathews (2/24/2021) - While most of the state and nation saw decreasing numbers of COVID-19 cases during the past week, Mathews County saw its numbers spike upward again, after having dropped the previous…
Chambers pleads guilty; faces possible life sentences (2/24/2021) - Dennis Dwayne Chambers, 60, of Gloucester, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the aggravated malicious wounding of his wife, Corena Chambers, and the first-degree murder of her infant daughter last year. Chambers’s…
NAACP-sponsored vaccine clinic held in Gloucester (2/24/2021) - People of color in America have been especially hard hit during the ongoing pandemic, with disproportionate rates of illness and death from the coronavirus. This past week, the Gloucester Branch…
Diggs resident reeling from loss of husband, devastating house fire (2/24/2021) - Diggs resident Kathy Rowe lost everything she owned in a Jan. 23 fire, just three days after her husband died. Now living with her daughter in Hampton, Rowe is eager…
Nominations sought for volunteerism awards (2/24/2021) - One of things that makes Gloucester and Mathews counties so special is the dedication of its myriad volunteers, who do everything from running our blood drives and cleaning up our…
Supervisors take exception to personnel matter (2/24/2021) - Mathews County supervisors Paul Hudgins and Jackie Ingram got a bit testy with their fellow board members during Tuesday’s meeting, questioning two items that were before the board for action.…
New museum exhibit focuses on life of T.C. Walker (2/24/2021) - A new exhibit is now on display at the Gloucester Museum of History depicting the life of T.C. Walker. The exhibit, “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker,” is…
Auxiliarist of the Year (2/24/2021) - Ray Procopio of Mathews, a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66, was awarded Division 6 (Peninsula Area) Auxiliarist of the Year for 2020 on Feb. 11 at U.S. Coast…
Riverside continues to vaccinate despite weather delays (2/24/2021) - Riverside Health System had to reschedule 2,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments due to last week’s winter weather. According to Dr. Mike Dacey, Riverside Health System Chief Operating Officer and President, there…
HRTPO examining ways to improve Hampton Roads’ crossings (2/24/2021) - The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization is examining alternate ways to cross the harbor in Hampton Roads as part of the Regional Connectors Study, and would like community input on…
Stay heart healthy: local cardiologists provide tips (2/24/2021) - As American Heart Month draws to a close, a couple of local cardiologists gave their advice for people seeking to stay heart healthy and provided tips to know when it…
Gloucester board to meet Monday and Tuesday (2/24/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will meet twice next week, at 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, via electronic means. On Monday, the board will hear the proposed budget for…
NOAA funds VIMS’ study impact of ocean acidification (2/24/2021) - The excess carbon dioxide responsible for global warming also increases the acidity of seawater, challenging the growth and survival of oysters and other shellfish. A team led by researchers at…
Red Cross blood drive Monday at RWRH (2/24/2021) - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester. To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call…
Hickory Fork Road fire (2/24/2021) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad responded to a structure fire at an unoccupied dwelling early Sunday morning. GVFRS chief J.D. Clements said the home on Hickory Fork Road had…
Adopt-A-Highway (2/24/2021) - Even though the Gloucester Ruritan Club has not been able to hold its monthly dinner meetings recently due to COVID-19, the club is still active. A team of six volunteers…
Maryus Road fire (2/24/2021) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to an abandoned house fire late Sunday on Maryus Road. Robert Parlett said the call came in at 8:43 p.m. and the house was…
Lawmakers advance bills to compensate first responders hit by COVID-19 (2/24/2021) - Virginia lawmakers have passed bills that allow certain first responders to file workers’ compensation benefits for being disabled from COVID-19, but still need to reach agreement on some differences. The…
Chase begins in White Marsh, ends in Hampton (2/24/2021) - A fugitive was arrested Sunday night in Hampton after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that began in Gloucester. At approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday, the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office initiated a…
Bay Aging seeking to keep older adults informed about vaccines (2/24/2021) - Even though vaccines are scarce at present, people want to know how to go about getting their COVID-19 vaccine. The challenge is made harder for older adults who may not…
Weather delays vaccine shipments (2/18/2021) - Severe weather is interrupting the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, resulting in the postponement of some vaccinations in Virginia.According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health, shipment of…
North man dies in single-vehicle accident (2/17/2021) - A Mathews man died in a single-vehicle accident on Ridge Road last Thursday. Virginia State Police said that a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Juergen Jacob Metzger, 80, of North…
Two Gloucester school sites could host mass vaccinations (2/17/2021) - The Gloucester County School Board has agreed to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Three Rivers Health District to allow two school properties to be added to the…
Decrease in new COVID-19 cases seen over past week (2/17/2021) - There has been a decided decrease during the past week in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded locally, districtwide and statewide. After several weeks of more than 100 new…