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Lancaster museum open by appointment only (7/29/2020) - The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Museum, Library and Gift Shop, which has been closed to the public since March 23 due to COVID-19 restrictions, has reopened, the society announced. The…
Arts on Main opens summer camp program (7/29/2020) - Arts on Main in Gloucester has opened its summer camp program this year, under physical distancing, a face-mask requirement and other safety protocols. Each week campers from ages 9 to…
Barbecue bragging rights (7/29/2020) - Scoot’s BBQ, winner of Virginia Living Magazine’s BBQ Bracket Battle Championship in 2019, recently received another honor, when Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), at right, came to the Gloucester Point restaurant…
Two Mathews students win VSBA Art Contest (7/29/2020) - Abigail Macias, a student at Lee-Jackson Elementary School, and Mathews High School student Jordan Hunley were two of the three top winners in the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association Eastern…
VIMS to hold webinar on climate change tonight (7/29/2020) - VIMS will host its July After Hours lecture from 7-8 tonight on climate change and sea level rise via Zoom. Dr. Carl Hershner will take his audience through the driving…
Abingdon Ruritan Club awards scholarships (7/29/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club recently announced its scholarship recipients, with three Gloucester High School graduates receiving money to continue their educations. The club awarded its four-year $4,000 renewal academic scholarship…
State clamping down on Hampton Roads (7/29/2020) - The state is clamping down on Hampton Roads communities after a continued increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, intensive care unit hospitalizations, and emergency room visits there over the…
Harvest time (7/29/2020) - The ordinary cycle of life still goes on, in spite of the pandemic, including tending to the crops in the field. Here, round bales of hay in a field near…
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise sharply in Gloucester (7/22/2020) - Coronavirus cases continued to climb in Gloucester over the past week, going from 79 last Wednesday morning to 112 this Wednesday, a 41 percent increase following last week’s 50 percent…
Apprentice School approved as postsecondary institution (7/22/2020) - The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to operate as a postsecondary institution, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Monday.…
Indian Creek responds to COVID-19 pandemic (7/22/2020) - The Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club in Kilmarnock has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by helping with local food drives, establishing a member-funded program to assist furloughed employees,…
Virginia Legacy Run kicks off from Gloucester (7/22/2020) - The operation was carried off with military precision, which wasn’t a surprise, considering who was involved. Motorcyclists with the American Legion Riders rolled out of American Legion Post 75 and…
Gloucester businesses eligible for grant funding (7/22/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has allocated $512,000 in CARES Act funding to assist Gloucester businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available to help businesses in the community…
GMCC update (7/22/2020) - Arlene Armentor, executive director of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic, was the guest speaker at last Thursday’s weekly meeting of the Mathews Rotary Club at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building…
Proposal to rename Lee-Jackson on school board’s agenda (7/15/2020) - A request to change the name of Lee-Jackson Elementary School—named in honor of Confederate Gens. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee—will be on Tuesday’s agenda of the Mathews…
Gloucester partners with Bay Aging to provide essential services (7/22/2020) - Gloucester County and Bay Aging are partnering to provide essential services to Gloucester County residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. At its July 7 meeting, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors…
Blues, Brews & BBQ canceled for 2020 (7/22/2020) - Yorktown’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, which had originally been scheduled for May 2, and subsequently changed to Aug. 9 has been canceled, according to a release from York County.…
Planners endorse oyster packaging facility (7/22/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of conditional use permits for an oyster packaging facility and an event venue, and unanimously voted against recommending a proposed text…
Broadband board moves ahead with grant applications (7/22/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board met virtually on Tuesday to approve moving forward with two applications for broadband grants in the county. The board will go before the Mathews…
VDOT work scheduled in Gloucester, Mathews (7/22/2020) - Highway work in Gloucester and Mathews this week will include guardrail repair today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Route 616 (Belroi Road) in Gloucester, near the intersection with Route 17…
Gloucester DMV office to open Monday for appointments (7/22/2020) - Gloucester is one of five DMV locations that will reopen on Monday, July 27, increasing to 44 the number of customer service centers across the commonwealth open for specific services…
Keeping kids reading (7/22/2020) - Long summer days can be tough on a kid without a book to read, and Mathews Memorial Library has been closed to its patrons, so the library decided to take…
Officers installed (7/22/2020) - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 of Gloucester installed its new 2020-2021 officers on June 22. The new officers are, seated from left, vice president Nannette Adams, president Carolyn Vasta;…
Joint training exercise (7/22/2020) - Marine Incident Response Team members from Abingdon and Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue squads held a joint training event last Thursday evening in the York River. In the exercise, teams…
A common scene (7/22/2020) - Towering cumulonimbus clouds form above sailboat masts at Gloucester Point, a common scene this week as searing temperatures during the day often lead to thunderstorms. Some relief from the current…