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New statewide COVID-19 measures take effect (11/18/2020) - New statewide measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 went into effect Monday amid a surge in the virus in states across the country and concern over holiday gatherings. Gov.…
Veterans Day (11/18/2020) - The Marine Corps League of the Middle Peninsula held a small Veterans Day ceremony at American Legion Post 75 on Wednesday, Nov. 11. A number of wreaths were presented and…
Fishing at sunrise (11/18/2020) - An angler and his catch are silhouetted as the sun begins to rise in the early hours near the Coleman Bridge on Veterans Day.
Community broadband meeting cancelled (11/16/2020) - A community information meeting that was scheduled for Thursday night on the topic of broadband for Mathews County has been cancelled because of newly-enacted COVID-19 restrictions. Judy Rowe, Chair of…
Board meeting on Tuesday to be fully virtual (11/13/2020) - The November Mathews County Board of Supervisors meeting, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mathews High School, will now be fully virtual via the Zoom platform. It will be…
Northam announces new statewide measures to contain COVID-19 (11/13/2020) - As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Gov. Ralph Northam announced new actions Friday to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. While the state’s case count per…
Bottles, cans littered in Virginia at high rates (11/11/2020) - Plastic bottles, glass bottles and aluminum cans are approximately two and half times more frequently littered in Virginia, a state without a bottle bill, than in states that have bottle…
Wind energy workforce training to be offered in Virginia (11/11/2020) - Virginia’s first offshore and onshore wind workforce training collaborative, the Mid-Atlantic Wind Training Alliance, plans to start offering instructional programs early next year. The program, which will make available industry-required…
Virginia earmarks $7M in CARES Act money for food banks (11/11/2020) - Virginia has earmarked $7 million in federal CARES Act funding to support the state’s food banks, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the already serious…
COVID-19 numbers rise, yet at slower rate (11/11/2020) - In the midst of a nationwide surge of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases in Virginia is also accelerating, but at a slower rate, according to Dr. Richard Williams,…
Supervisor’s comments called into question (11/11/2020) - Comments that Gloucester supervisor Mike Winebarger made during the Oct. 20 joint meeting of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and School Board were called into question last Wednesday, during…
‘It’s a big deal’: COVID-19 survivor recounts battle with virus (11/11/2020) - Just off a three-week battle with COVID-19, Keith Faulkner of Mathews wants people to know that the virus is real, can be debilitating, and is nothing to mess around with.…
‘Flags for the Fallen’ (11/11/2020) - On Tuesday, Boy Scouts from Pack 133, Troop 133, and Girl Scouts from Troop 1055 came together at Windsor Gardens Cemetery in Dutton to honor veterans by placing flags at…
County still in running for broadband grant (11/11/2020) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board got a bit of good news at its Tuesday meeting. The county is among the top five finalists for a $15,000 grant to help pay…
Celebrating a century of birthdays (11/11/2020) - Pagie Florene Dedmon Cosby of Gloucester, beloved church mother at Zion Hill Baptist Church of Gloucester, turned 100 on Saturday, and was honored by over 100 family members, neighbors, and…
Raising money for Wreaths Across America (11/11/2020) - Sisters Brynn and Kara Fridinger of Gloucester, are raising money for Wreaths Across America in order to have Christmas wreaths placed on the graves of veterans. Brynn, age 9, and…
New museum display celebrates Gloucester’s veterans (11/11/2020) - In celebration of Veterans Day, the Gloucester Museum of History has on display a new exhibit that honors the military veterans of Gloucester County. Museum curator Robert Kelly said the…
Planners extend helipad public hearing to December (11/11/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission met in the Mathews High School Auditorium Tuesday night to hold a public hearing on a conditional use permit to construct a proposed aviation facility (helipad)…
Planners vote to recommend two proposed solar farms (11/11/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission unanimously voted last Thursday night to recommend approval of two conditional use permits for proposed utility-scale solar energy facilities in the county. Strata Solar Development, LLC,…
Williams Wharf facilities still being used during pandemic (11/11/2020) - Events traditionally held at Williams Wharf such as the Tour de Chesapeake, Party at the Wharf, and the Rotary Club Oyster Roast were canceled this year because of the pandemic,…
Broadband in Mathews topic of upcoming community meeting (11/11/2020) - Broadband in Mathews and the region will be discussed during a program sponsored by the Mathews Broadband Advisory Board beginning at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 19, in the auditorium…
Shoebox-sized virtual Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 5 (11/11/2020) - The COVID-19 pandemic has required people to come up with creative solutions to keep traditions alive, and the 2020 Gloucester Holiday and Christmas Parade is no different. This year’s annual…
Hooper asks convictions be set aside (11/11/2020) - William W. “Billy” Hooper of Mathews has filed a motion in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, asking that his recent convictions for child pornography and coercion and enticement…
Three public hearings on Tuesday’s agenda of Mathews board (11/11/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold three public hearings during the November meeting, to be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Mathews High School. Two…
New book chronicles Lees of White Stone (11/11/2020) - The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society recently announced the release of a new book, “The Lees of White Stone, Lancaster County, Virginia, 1650-1900,” by Lois Crane Williams with Tom Kinney. The…