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Virginians need to be wary of $600 relief payment scams (1/6/2021) - Virginians need to be wary of scammers taking advantage of the coming $600 federal relief payments to get personal or bank information to steal your money, Attorney General Mark R.…
Riverside receives 5,500 doses of Moderna vaccine (12/30/2020) - Riverside Health System received 5,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine last week. Like the Pfizer vaccine that the health system received on Dec. 15, the Moderna doses will be used…
COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb (12/30/2020) - The many new COVID-19 cases that are cropping up every week in the Three Rivers Health District have put a great deal of stress on the team that tracks cases…
Off-duty Gloucester deputy shot after confronting break-in suspect in York (12/30/2020) - A Gloucester Sheriff’s deputy remains in stable condition after he was shot Monday while off duty and confronting a man breaking into vehicles in York County. York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies…
Mathews/Ware Neck Bird Count Sunday (12/30/2020) - The Mathews/Ware Neck Audubon Bird Count will be held Sunday. Precautions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said coordinator Joyce McKelvey. From before dawn until dusk, birders will…
Offices closed for New Year’s (12/30/2020) - County offices in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Friday for New Year’s Day, along with post offices, DMV customer service centers, and waste facilities in both Gloucester and…
Keeping a holiday tradition alive (12/30/2020) - Members and friends of American Legion Post 83 in Mathews did not let the COVID-19 pandemic interrupt their decades-long tradition of delivering Christmas dinner to county residents alone on the…
MVFD fund drive underway (12/30/2020) - The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund drive is underway. In a letter to Mathews residents, MVFD president Donnie Lewis said that the department is seeking to purchase a new…
Second phase of Main Street project on hold (12/30/2020) - The second phase of the Mathews Main Street Enhancement Project is going to have to wait at least another year. Funding for the work was not approved for the upcoming…
Gloucester’s new clerk (12/30/2020) - Gloucester County Circuit Court will have a new clerk in 2021. Cathy Dale, who has served as Chief Deputy Clerk since 2008, was sworn in Tuesday as the court’s interim…
Supervisors to hold 2021 organizational meeting (12/30/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will appoint the new board chair and vice chair for 2021 during its meeting Tuesday. This will be the first meeting of the new year,…
NAACP leadership (12/30/2020) - The Gloucester chapter of the NAACP recently elected a new executive board. Leading the organization heading into 2021 are, from left, assistant treasurer Deloris Stokes, second vice president Roberta Ray,…
Habitat for Humanity ReStore to move (12/30/2020) - Habitat for Humanity’s Gloucester ReStore will be changing locations in the new year. Following a tough 2020, the organization is hopeful that a change in scenery can help it bounce…
Santa’s workshop (12/30/2020) - Members of the Gloucester Ruritan Club met at the American Legion building to wrap presents for residents of community nursing and assisted living facilities. The ladies wrapped while Santa (Tom…
Additional $20M allocated to Rebuild VA fund (12/30/2020) - Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday allocated an additional $20 million in federal CARES Act funding to the Rebuild VA economic recovery fund to meet demand for the program and fulfill…
AVFR rescues two hunters after boat capsized (12/30/2020) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, with the assistance of a number of other agencies, took part in a rescue operation Tuesday morning after a pair of hunters had capsized their…
Gloucester PR&T donates to Bread for Life (12/30/2020) - Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department recently donated $400 of proceeds from its 2020 Christmas and Holiday Parade, “Hometown Holiday” Mini-Virtual Edition to the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry…
Foster elected to FSA county committee (12/30/2020) - Charles Foster of Gloucester was elected to represent his local administrative area during the recent county committee election for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. “County committee members…
3 VDOT projects slated to wrap up soon (12/30/2020) - Three improvement projects on parts of Route 17 in Gloucester are slated to wrap up in the next month or so.Work on the Edgehill intersection of Routes 17 Business and…
VIMS in need of volunteers to remove derelict crab pots (12/30/2020) - The Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, is looking for volunteers to document and remove derelict blue crab pots from Virginia waters…
Smart Poles (12/30/2020) - Colonial Home Services installed Smart Poles at various sites in Mathews on Monday, but will be returning later to add the light arms and broadband equipment. The installation team, shown…
Gloucester’s state park moves a step closer to opening (12/30/2020) - The Conservation Fund announced last week the transfer of 643 acres known as Timberneck Farm to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. This transfer brings Virginia one step closer…
The Great Conjunction (12/30/2020) - The Great Conjunction, the close alignment of Jupiter and Saturn to one another in the evening sky, took place last week. Monday, Dec. 21 was the date when the two…
Presidential Citations (12/30/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club president Lou Serio presented Presidential Citations to members Ron Searls and Barbara Bauer for their dedicated service as club 2020 treasurer and secretary, respectively.
Masonic officers (12/30/2020) - Botetourt Lodge No. 7 AF & AM installed its officers for 2021 at a meeting on Dec. 4. They are, front row from left, Senior Deacon Chris Wilkins, Junior Warden…