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Gloucester voters to decide on local sales tax (8/6/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors voted to hold a referendum on the November ballot to institute a local sales tax not to exceed 1 percent to fund renovations to Gloucester…
Tropical Storm Isaias causes wind damage, power outages (8/5/2020) - Tropical Storm Isaias quickly passed through Gloucester and Mathews early Tuesday morning, but the counties did not come away from the storm unscathed. According to the United States National Weather…
Gloucester adds 9 new cases; 3 in Mathews in past week (8/5/2020) - The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews continued to increase over the past week, with Gloucester adding nine new cases since last Wednesday morning, for a…
Dubois named to state advisory committee (8/5/2020) - Amy Dubois, chair of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, was appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam on July 31 to a position on the Local Government Advisory Committee to the…
Pursuit ends peacefully at Walmart (8/5/2020) - A 20-year-old Dutton man was charged with felony eluding after leading Gloucester Sheriff’s deputies on a short, but violation-ridden road chase on Monday. The incident started around 4 p.m. when…
Governor’s Cup (8/5/2020) - The Ware River Yacht Club hosted the 56th Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta Saturday and Sunday. Above, the Laser class competed after rain and clouds Saturday morning gave way to a…
Family transfer public hearing postponed to September (8/5/2020) - A public hearing on the family transfer ordinance amendment and platting requirements code amendment, originally scheduled to be held during this month’s Gloucester County Planning Commission meeting, has been postponed…
Back to Business grants available in Mathews (8/5/2020) - Back to Business grants are available to help businesses on the Middle Peninsula cover the costs of complying with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, but Mathews businesses haven’t been taking advantage of…
Genealogical group meets virtually Saturday (8/5/2020) - The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia will hold a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Those participating in the meeting will have the opportunity to share…
Brent and Becky’s activities for August (8/5/2020) - Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester has announced lineup of activities for this month.—10 a.m. Saturday, Gloucester Master Gardeners will give garden tips and more;—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15,…
AVFR comes to aid of stranded boaters (8/5/2020) - Six stranded boaters were rescued by members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s Marine Response Team on Monday afternoon after the boaters experienced engine failure and were forced to…
‘Miss Bessie’ to turn 100 next week (8/5/2020) - Bessie Berry, affectionately known as “Miss Bessie,” is an amazing lady! At age 12 she raised her six siblings after the death of her mother. She tells the story of…
Mathews to begin school year with almost entirely remote learning (7/31/2020) - While Mathews County Public Schools will be open for the 2020-2021 school year, and the calendar has not changed, the day-to-day schedule will look much different as the division continues…
Food from the Heart (8/5/2020) - The annual Food from the Heart Foundation luncheon to benefit local food pantries was canceled due to COVID-19, but that did not stop US Foods from donating to the cause.…
Supporting local business (8/5/2020) - Nine Gloucester businesses were awarded grants totaling $31,677.37 through the Gloucester CARES Act Business Recovery Round 1 which ran July 14-17. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors allocated $512,000 in…
LVG available to help parents in new role as teachers (8/5/2020) - As the end of summer rapidly approaches, Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester is looking at ways to help parents prepare for the “virtual semester” in September. LVG tutors are available for…
Apple Tree school supply drive underway (8/5/2020) - Bill Hudgins GMC, Gloucester, is sponsoring an Apple Tree School Supply Drive. Individuals, businesses and other organizations can contribute to the youth in foster care during the upcoming school year.…
Cruising the York (8/5/2020) - The schooner Alliance was cruising the waters of the York River near the Coleman Bridge on Monday, a day before Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the region and sent this…
Camp Kekoka Family Camp weekends available (8/5/2020) - Signup continues for the YMCA’s Camp Kekoka Family Camp, with eight private cabins at the Kilmarnock location available Upcoming weekends are Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 11-13. Up to 10 members…
Radical change (8/5/2020) - Water levels fluctuated wildly on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area. In the top photo of a dock off a tributary of the Severn River in…
Prepare now for peak hurricane season (8/5/2020) - With Tropical Storm Isaias in the rearview mirror, Gloucester County Emergency Management officials are urging residents to prepare as peak hurricane season approaches and the nation continues to respond to…
ARES now part of statewide emergency disaster service (8/5/2020) - The Virginia Amateur Radio Emergency Service is now a member of the Virginia VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) system, according to a release from Virginia ARES. VOAD, a statewide…
NAMIWalks Virginia ‘going virtual’ this year (8/5/2020) - Every year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, known locally as NAMI Virginia, brings together hundreds of people to raise mental health awareness and funds through NAMIWalks Virginia. This year…
Mathews BZA meets next week (8/5/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 13, in the historic courthouse on Court Street. The board will consider one appeal of…
Local emergency declared in advance of tropical storm (8/3/2020) - Gloucester County Emergency Management officials declared a local emergency at noon on Monday and continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Isaias, according to a release. The storm is currently forecast…