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Abingdon firefighters battle two structure fires (10/28/2020) - Members of Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a pair of structure fires during the past few days. The first occurred on Saturday evening on Line Fence Road. At…
Fire Prevention Day (10/28/2020) - The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department held its Fire Prevention Day at Moughons Ace hardware on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the firefighters giving advice about fire safety, how to equip the…
Gloucester voters to decide on sales tax proposal (10/28/2020) - In addition to this year’s presidential and Congressional races, and the two statewide referenda on the Nov. 3 ballot, Gloucester County voters are being asked this election to decide whether…
Nov. 15 deadline to sign up for Toys for Tots distribution (10/28/2020) - Applications from families who wish to receive gifts through the Toys for Tots must be received no later than Nov. 15, according to Jodey Clements, coordinator of the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Toys…
Halloween events Saturday in Mathews (10/28/2020) - The Mathews Historical Museum at 198 Main Street will hold a Halloween celebration at the museum from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Events will include a children’s costume contest, with winners…
‘Pumpkins on Main’ (10/28/2020) - At a time when celebrating is made more challenging, Moughons, Inc., has created a festive setting for Halloween that is bound to raise spirits. The company’s efforts were rewarded by…
Poppy Day event Nov. 7 at Gloucester Pharmacy (10/28/2020) - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 of Gloucester will hold a Poppy Day event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, in front of Gloucester Pharmacy. Make…
Sanders to hold Trunk and Treat, Halloween parade (10/28/2020) - Riverside Sanders Retirement Community, located at the corner of Walker Avenue and Heron Cove Way in Gloucester Court House, will hold a Trunk and Treat and Halloween Parade at 3…
Gloucester board meets Nov. 4 (10/28/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will meet next week on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the T.C. Walker Education Center’s auditorium. Normally on Tuesdays, the meeting is being…
VIMS education coordinator wins conservation educator award (10/28/2020) - Sarah McGuire Nuss, Education Coordinator of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is one of three recipients of this year’s Garden Club…
Wetlands board approves bulkhead request (10/28/2020) - The Gloucester County Wetlands Board held its monthly meeting on Oct. 14 to review a request by Treavor Green to construct a 105-foot vinyl bulkhead with backfill on his property…
Coleman Bridge delays expected Friday (10/28/2020) - Motorists can expect to experience slight delays when crossing the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge on Friday. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the bridge will have alternating, mobile, single-lane…
First responders get free admission to Egypt exhibit at VMFA (10/28/2020) - Health care workers and first responders can receive free admission to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond to see the exhibit “Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities,” which…
Ghost book author to be at Rosewell on Friday (10/28/2020) - Rosewell’s “Four Nights of Fright” continues today and Friday, with author Pamela K. Kinney the guest of honor on Friday. Tours are held from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. both…
Home health care workers to receive one-time hazard pay (10/28/2020) - Using $73 million in federal CARES Act funding, Gov. Ralph Northam announced earlier this month that a one-time, pre-tax payment of $1,500 will be made available to an estimated 43,500…
Keepers of the light (10/28/2020) - Descendants of New Point Comfort Lighthouse Lightkeeper Charles Franklin Sadler, in photo above, attended a ceremony in his honor at Smithers Memorial Cemetery at Hudgins on Oct. 3. They are,…
Sept. 11 is First Responder Day in Virginia (10/28/2020) - September 11 is officially designated as First Responder Day in Virginia, thanks to a joint resolution passed last year. During its 2019 session, the Virginia General Assembly adopted Virginia House…
Fall festival (10/28/2020) - Music by Gary Painter, left, and Friends Michael Gregg and Carl Roane filled the air on Saturday during the all-outdoors annual Fall Festival sponsored by the West Mathews Community League.…
No BZA meeting in November (10/28/2020) - There will be no meeting of the Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals in November. No cases have been filed.
Protect your family and home: change your batteries (10/28/2020) - When you change your clocks on Sunday back to standard time, it’s a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarm as well. The National Fire Protection Association…
Spooky scenes (10/28/2020) - Some Mathews residents have certainly jumped into the spirit for Saturday’s Halloween fun. Above, the home of Mark and Elaine Sopko included a frightening pumpkin-headed monster riding a horse, who…
Golden Key Award (10/28/2020) - Ruritan Chesapeake District Zone 4 Governor Don Sandridge, center, presented Abingdon Ruritan Club members John Snyder and Yvonne Scales with the President’s Golden Key Award during the club’s monthly membership…
Couple gets engaged at Gloucester House after challenging year (10/28/2020) - 2020 has proved to be a difficult and challenging year for almost everybody. Nobody knows that better than Robin Singleton. But, after going through some major hardships, including dealing with…
Lawmakers pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday (10/28/2020) - Juneteenth has become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly special session. Juneteenth marks the day, June 19, that news of the Emancipation Proclamation…
Hull 103 (10/21/2020) - The Deltaville Maritime Museum Boat Shop crew John McQueen, Roland Anderson and Boat Shop director John England, from left, with masks temporarily removed and socially distancing, are working on Hull…