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COVID-19 cases rise slightly in Gloucester, Mathews (5/13/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester rose slightly over an eight-day period from last Tuesday, at 26, to this Wednesday, at 28. Mathews saw the addition of one case,…
James: Everybody’s not in same boat (5/13/2020) - Kay Coles James, founder and board chair of The Gloucester Institute and president of The Heritage Foundation, spoke with the Gazette-Journal recently about the COVID-19 policies she is working on…
When yellow fever ravaged Norfolk and Portsmouth, Mathews was escape hatch (5/13/2020) - The steamer Benjamin Franklin arrived in Norfolk in June 1855 with yellow fever aboard. An epidemic ensued. Long ago but not far away, two Virginia cities—Norfolk and Portsmouth—suffered through an…
Phase I of easing restrictions begins Friday in Virginia (5/13/2020) - New guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic were rolled out by Gov. Ralph Northam during a Friday press briefing. The governor said he is shifting from a “Stay at…
House fire rekindles memories of a long-ago blaze (5/13/2020) - The Old Hotel of Gwynn’s Island in a family photo, and at right, burning in 1964, in a Gazette-Journal file photo. Things happen that trigger memories, good things and bad. …
Arrest made in cold case with Gloucester victim (5/13/2020) - The Associated Press reported last week an arrest in a decades-old cold case involving a Gloucester County victim.According to the May 7 AP story, 58-year-old Clark Perry Baldwin, a long-haul…
Tips for helping a turtle cross the road (5/13/2020) - This time of year many wild animals such as turtles are on the move. As the weather warms, turtles go in search of new territory, breeding opportunities and quests for…
Gloucester School Board meets tonight (5/12/2020) - The Gloucester School Board will hold an electronic meeting beginning at 5:30 tonight. The meeting will be broadcast on Cox channel 47 or may be viewed at www.gloucesterva.info/GCTV. The meeting…
Gloucester resident dies in single-vehicle accident (5/10/2020) - At approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a single-vehicle accident on Route 641 (Tidemill Road), Gloucester Point, that resulted in a…
Fire destroys three-story waterfront home in Mathews (5/6/2020) - Fire destroyed a three-story waterfront home on Waverly Lane in Mathews County on Sunday. Homeowners Sam and Mary Ann Vogel escaped, but three of their cats died in the conflagration.…
Every day should be Mother’s Day (5/6/2020) - Every day should be Mother’s Day because mothers are special. Our child of yesterday was blessed with the sweetest mama a child could ever have. Honestly, everyone simply loved her…
Water samples to be taken at area beaches (5/6/2020) - The Virginia Department of Health, through its Coastal Beach Monitoring Program, starts its weekly sampling of beaches in mid-May. Gloucester Point Beach, Festival Beach in Mathews and Yorktown Beach are…
Velocity offering COVID-19 antibody testing (5/6/2020) - Velocity Urgent Care is now conducting on-demand coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of its 14 locations across Eastern and Northern Virginia, including its Gloucester location, according to a corporate press…
Campground employee tests positive (5/6/2020) - Sun RV Resorts informed Mathews County Monday that an employee working at New Point RV Resort had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. The employee has been quarantined from the…
Virginia begins transition from ‘stay at home’ to ‘safer at home’ (5/6/2020) - After weeks of increasingly dire news coming out of Richmond as a result of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, a glimmer of hope appeared on the horizon this week. During a…
Elective surgeries resume at Riverside (5/6/2020) - Riverside Health System resumed outpatient elective surgeries Friday, the same day that Gov. Ralph Northam’s ban on elective surgeries expired. Riverside announced its new guidelines for elective surgeries during its…
Gloucester board approves $69.57M budget (5/6/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors approved a $69.57 million budget for FY21 during Tuesday night’s electronic meeting. The budget for FY21 was approved by a 6-0-1 margin, with Mike…
NAMI to hold Zoom meeting Tuesday (5/6/2020) - The Mid-Tidewater Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold an online Zoom meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. This is a free, confidential support meeting for family members…
Mental health issues compounded by COVID-19 worries (5/6/2020) - The coronavirus pandemic has everyone anxious. People worry about everything from catching the illness to how they look after weeks of going without a haircut. Those worries, both large and…
Aerial salute (5/6/2020) - A PT-19 (blue) WWII flight trainer piloted by Mo Meeks joins a J2K-2 vintage Coast Guard plane flown by Michael Kuhnert for a flyover of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in…
Man arrested following stabbing death (5/6/2020) - A 20-year-old Gloucester resident was charged with second-degree murder early yesterday after he allegedly fatally stabbed a 29-year-old county man Tuesday night. Bryce Hunter Edwards Gloucester deputies responded to a…
Mathews supervisors approve request for additional cafeteria funds (5/6/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors took about 30 minutes Tuesday evening to approve the school board’s request to appropriate an additional $168,844 to the division’s cafeteria fund to cover…
Gloucester residents to have say on possible early school opening (5/6/2020) - Gloucester residents can have their say on whether local public schools should open before Labor Day this year via a survey that is available on the Gloucester County Public Schools’…
COVID-19 news: Slight increase in local cases (5/6/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester County increased over the past week, from 23 last Wednesday to 26 on Tuesday, with seven patients hospitalized. Mathews cases remained level, at…
Electric bills to drop by $6/month (5/6/2020) - Beginning May 1, Dominion Energy’s typical residential customer in Virginia can expect to see their bill drop by about $6 per month. The reduction is due to a drop in…