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Gloucester adds 6 COVID-19 deaths (1/20/2021) - While the Three Rivers Health District moved to Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination program on Tuesday, offering some hope of relief from the pandemic, the post-holiday surge in cases…
Three Rivers moves to next vaccination phase (1/20/2021) - The Three Rivers Health District—which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties—began vaccinating people this week in the Phase 1b priority group. The vaccinations are not open to the public. Those eligible…
Rowe, Mason to lead Mathews board in 2021 (1/20/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors elected its officers for 2021 during its annual organizational meeting last Wednesday, which was held virtually on the Zoom platform. Mike Rowe was selected…
Gloucester approves one-time bonuses for employees (1/20/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors approved a one-time bonus for county employees at a total cost of $191,086 during an electronic work session on Jan. 19. The motion came from…
Gloucester sets up Vaccination Resource Center (1/20/2021) - Gloucester County, in coordination with and in support of the Three Rivers Health District, opened a COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center on Tuesday in the Community Room of Gloucester Library, Main…
Chesapeake Bay’s health gets a D+ in biannial CBF report card (1/20/2021) - The overall health of the Chesapeake Bay has stagnated the last two years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation reported last week, with upticks in water quality offset by a worrisome decline…
Coleman Bridge maintenance work today (1/20/2021) - Alternating single-lane closures are planned from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today on the George P. Coleman Bridge over the York River, for maintenance work, the Virginia Department of Transportation has announced.
Economy proving resilient, despite pandemic (1/20/2021) - Gloucester County officials have been closely monitoring local economic indicators since onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and are pleased to report that, since the low point in March/April of last…
Planners vote to recommend utility text amendment (1/20/2021) - The Mathews County Planning Commission held its first meeting of the year virtually Tuesday night. At the meeting, planners voted unanimously to recommend a text amendment to the zoning ordinance…
GCF makes COVID-19 grant awards (1/20/2021) - The Gloucester Community Foundation has been helping to address the continuing COVID-19 crisis by funding nonprofits working on the front line of the pandemic. In March, GCF created a COVID-19…
Smart Poles to be operational by next week (1/20/2021) - Smart Poles in Mathews County should be fully usable by next week, when the Mathews Broadband Advisory Board plans a media blitz to provide the public with maps and internet…
Fire damages Cobbs Creek home (1/20/2021) - A house on Linden Avenue in Cobbs Creek sustained around $50,000 in damages from a fire that started at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Chief Ronnie Lewis said the fire began…
MCF accepting 2021 grant applications (1/20/2021) - The Mathews Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 grants program. The foundation offers a competitive grants program for eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and agencies providing programs or services…
Christmas Blessing Fund will still distribute funds (1/20/2021) - The 2020 Mathews Ruritan Club Christmas Blessing Fund is preparing to distribute funds for heating costs to deserving Mathews County citizens. Unsolicited donations of $9,555.40 have been received thus far,…
House fire (1/20/2021) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire in the Holly Beach neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon. The first units on the scene found the fire concentrated at the…
Roadside cleanup (1/20/2021) - D’Shawn Wright of Body By D/Wright Cuts organized a cleanup last month of Indian Road in Gloucester, lending a hand to make the county a little less littered. Among those…
Pizza delivery (1/20/2021) - Linda Triolet, a team member in the Clinical Documentation Integrity department at Gloucester’s Riverside Walter Reed Hospital bought and delivered a large number of pizzas on Friday for fellow team…
United Way’s COVID-19 fund continues to help those in need (1/20/2021) - United Way of the Virginia Peninsula’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund continues to serve the growing and immediate needs of the Peninsula community, according to a release from the nonprofit. This fund…
Balloons, plastic ribbons form deadly litter on Virginia’s beaches (1/20/2021) - Latex balloons, foil balloons and plastic ribbons are deadly forms of litter, and they are a top source of debris found on Virginia’s remote beaches, according to a new report…
Eltham Bridge work begins next week (1/20/2021) - A year-long maintenance project on the Eltham Bridge, which carries Routes 30/33 over the Pamunkey River between West Point and New Kent County, begins next week. The Virginia Department of…
Super Bowl BBQ (1/20/2021) - The Guinea Heritage Association will be selling BBQ for the Super Bowl. The cost is $10 per pound with a limit of five pounds per customer. People can order online…
Pedestrian fatalities a rising problem in Virginia (1/20/2021) - More than 900 pedestrians were killed in traffic- related crashes in Virginia between the period of 2009-2018, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This is a 59 percent…
Three Rivers moves to next vaccination phase (1/18/2021) - The Three Rivers Health District—which includes Gloucester and Mathews counties—scheduled Tuesday as the day to begin vaccinating people in the Phase 1b priority group. The vaccinations are not open to…
5 new Gloucester deaths attributed to COVID-19 (1/13/2021) - COVID-19 continued its post-Christmas surge during the past week, with five Gloucester residents dying from the virus—the most of any week since the pandemic began—and 174 new cases identified, also…
RWRH delaying elective procedures (1/13/2021) - Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester, has delayed most elective inpatient surgeries as of last week. According to Dr. Mike Dacey, Riverside Health…