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Sharp rise in Gloucester virus cases (12/2/2020) - COVID-19 cases took a major upswing in Gloucester during the past week, with 98 new cases recorded from Wednesday to Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 (102 cases since the…
Gloucester board reaffirms tax rate; approves two solar projects (12/2/2020) - Gloucester supervisors reaffirmed the current real estate tax rate at 69.5 cents per $100 of assessed value during a meeting Tuesday night, an action that was necessitated because of an…
Holiday events kick off this weekend (12/2/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews counties as well as surrounding localities will begin to have holiday fun this weekend, socially distanced of course. On Friday, Arts on Main, in Gloucester Court House,…
Supervisors consider salary scale proposal (12/2/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a brief virtual work session Monday afternoon to hear a report on a classification and compensation plan for county employees. Dr. Stephanie Davis,…
In memory (12/2/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio laid the club’s wreath in memory and honor of veterans during the Veterans Day memorial service that was held on Nov. 11 at American…
Ware Neck’s community hub looks to expand (12/2/2020) - The Ware Neck Store and Post Office is a hub of activity in the quiet rural community of Ware Neck, and the Friends of the Ware Neck Store (FOWNS) are…
Drivers needed for Mathews Meals on Wheels (12/2/2020) - Mathews native Juanita Long has worked her whole life. Even after selling her florist business and retiring in 2000, she was too bored to stay home, so she continued to…
Send us your letters to Santa (12/2/2020) - The Gazette-Journal’s Christmas Greetings section will be included in the Dec. 24 newspaper and once again we hope to print as many letters to Santa as we receive from local…
K&Q man arrested following Mathews shooting (12/2/2020) - The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Chapel Neck Road on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Deputies arrived at the scene and…
Administration changes take place in Gloucester County (12/2/2020) - A change has been made in Gloucester County’s administration following the resignation of Deputy County Administrator H. Reed Fowler on Nov. 1. For the time being, Assistant County Administrator Carol…
100 turkeys (12/2/2020) - Hands Across Mathews distributed 100 turkeys to food recipients on Nov. 18, in time for Thanksgiving. Here, Sherry Henig and Leon Iveson help unpack the turkeys. In addition to the…
Heroes walk among us: Mathews woman saves man’s life (12/2/2020) - On the day before Thanksgiving, the quick actions of a Mathews County resident and 2017 Mathews High School graduate resulted in a man’s life being saved. The Boothbay Harbor Police…
Holiday markets (12/2/2020) - The Mathews Farmers’ Market returned for a special Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 21. In addition to locally grown produce and baked goods, the market, sponsored by the Mathews Main Street…
Glebe Road light display returns (12/2/2020) - The Tillage Family Christmas Lights are shining once again. Tim and Alease Tillage started this tradition at their Glebe Road home in Mathews in 2018, lighting up the season for…
Virtual Christmas parade to be broadcast Saturday (12/2/2020) - Gloucester’s 2020 Holiday and Christmas Parade, scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, will look a little different this year. The virtual event, using shoebox-sized mini floats, will be filmed in front…
Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination falls victim to COVID-19 (12/2/2020) - While holiday festivities will continue daily throughout the season in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Merchants Square and at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, one of its signature events—the…
Black freedom community topic of Middlesex lecture (12/2/2020) - The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will present a Zoom lecture at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, by Dr. Melvin Patrick Eli, who will discuss his book, “Israel…
Some of main Light Up Urbanna events canceled due to pandemic concerns (12/2/2020) - Some of Urbanna’s main Christmas-themed offerings have been canceled due to COVID-19, but not everything. The three main Light Up Urbanna events set for this Saturday—the golf cart and pet…
Bay Transit wins Virginia Transit Association award (12/2/2020) - Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, has been recognized by the Virginia Transit Association as its Outstanding Community Program Award winner for 2020. Bay Transit’s partnership with…
Hearing tonight on Flat Iron Crossroads performance venue (12/2/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will hold a public hearing virtually tonight on a conditional use permit application seeking to modify the conditions of approval for the special exception application for…
No Santa rides this year; AVFR holds holiday collection (12/2/2020) - Another tradition has been canceled this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year around Christmas, members of both Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue…
Charlotte’s Toy Drive (12/2/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club recently made a donation to Charlotte’s Toy Drive at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary. Charlotte Kirby is a 12-year-old Page Middle School student who has…
VDOT to hold hearing on Hayes intersection (12/2/2020) - A design public hearing will be held next week on proposed improvements in and around the intersection of Routes 17 and 216 at Hayes. The Virginia Department of Transportation will…
Traffic to be detoured next week on Providence Road for drainage pipe replacement (12/2/2020) - Traffic on Providence Road (Route 636) at Ordinary will be detoured next week during daytime hours for replacement of a drainage pipe near McKinney Lane. A release from the Virginia…
RCC president visits (12/2/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Dr. Shannon Kennedy, president of Rappahannock Community College, a club mug for her presentation to the organization’s November meeting at Olivia’s on Main.…