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Crabbing operation allowed to continue at East River Boatyard (6/30/2010) - Mathews County Board of Supervisors decided during a meeting last Tuesday to allow three men to continue a crab shedding operation at the county’s East River Boatyard until Dec. 31.…
Congressional leaders address oil spill, health care, other pressing issues (6/25/2010) - Amidst the hustle and bustle of their legislative schedules, local representatives in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives took some time last Thursday to sit down with Gazette-Journal…
Discovering Mathews County’s lost history (6/25/2010) - Five 17th century archaeological sites have been discovered in Mathews County by the Middle Peninsula Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Virginia. The organization will display its findings from 9…
GI Festival to honor watermen (6/25/2010) - Gwynn’s Island’s annual celebration will recognize the talents of local watermen this weekend. "Honor the Watermen" is the theme of the 62nd annual Gwynn’s Island Festival, scheduled for Friday night…
Final meeting on comp plan tonight (6/25/2010) - The Gloucester Planning Department will hold the last of three meetings scheduled this month from 5-8 o’clock tonight at the Gloucester Library in Main Street Center so the public can…
Wetlands board to consider four applications (6/25/2010) - The Mathews Wetlands Board, during its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the historic courthouse on Court Street, will consider four applications for projects that have impacted or…
Fireworks use banned on beach on July 4 (6/25/2010) - A new Gloucester County policy will go into effect this Independence Day, July 4, which will ban use of all fireworks and sparklers at Gloucester Point Beach that day. Carol…
Upgrades underway at Coleman Bridge (6/25/2010) -   The Virginia Department of Transportation is upgrading the communications systems at the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. Nora Jump-Scott, a VDOT spokesman, said the upgrade began in early May.…
GHS says farewell to 396 graduates (6/25/2010) - Family and friends filled the Kaplan Arena at the College of William and Mary last Thursday night to celebrate the graduation of 396 Gloucester High School students. "Tonight is not…
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Reassessment appeals reduce Gloucester’s property values by $87.7 million (6/10/2010) - Gloucester County has seen a net decrease in real estate property values of $87.7 million after the county’s Board of Equalization (BOE) adjusted valuations of just over 1,000 parcels. According…
Chances slim oil spill will reach our shores (6/10/2010) - Chances are slim that oil from the current spill in the Gulf Coast will reach Gloucester and Mathews in catastrophic amounts, but the spill could still cause problems for marine…
Parent Partnership Fair at GHS on Feb. 22 (2/20/2010) - A Parent Partnership Fair will be hosted at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Gloucester High School by the Gloucester Public Schools Special Education, Title I and Gifted Education Advisory…
MHS advances to state in Scholastic Bowl (2/20/2010) - While the majority of Mathews High School rang with shouts and cheers for the wrestlers competing in their regional tournament, not far away parents in another part of the school…
Mathews schools opt not to make up snow days (2/20/2010) - Other than the one day it made up earlier this week, the Mathews County School Board opted not to schedule any other make-up days as a result of inclement weather.…
Gloucester All-Stars win Babe Ruth district, head to state (7/15/2010) - The Gloucester Youth Baseball 13-15 year-olds All Stars team won the District I Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament played July 8-12 at Dorey Park in Henrico. The win advanced Gloucester to…
Wass to play basketball for Wilkes University (7/15/2010) - Gloucester High School graduate Aaron Wass will attend Wilkes University in Pennsylvania this fall where he will play basketball for the Colonels and pursue a degree in environmental engineering. Wass,…
Rains cause postponement of Firecracker 30 at VMS (7/15/2010) - All indications were that the first-ever visit by the Steel Block Bandits to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Saluda, was going to be a home run. Over the last two…
VMRC to consider changes to striped bass catch rules (7/15/2010) - The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at noon on Tuesday, July 27, at its headquarters in Newport News pertaining to the taking of striped bass.…
Flounder showing up in local waters (7/15/2010) - Flounder have finally arrived in the Buoy 42 and Cell areas, according to Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters at Cobbs Creek. "From Tuesday of last week on through the weekend, fishermen caught good…
Summer school is virtual for many GHS students (7/15/2010) - The summer school session underway at Gloucester High School has 86 students enrolled, but more than half of them are not showing up at the GHS campus. Instead, 49 students…
Beverage receives Outstanding Principal Award (7/15/2010) - Gloucester High School principal Layton H. "Tony" Beverage has been selected to receive the 2010 Outstanding Principal Award from the Curry School of Education Foundation. The award is presented annually…
Local students graduate from Virginia Tech (7/15/2010) - The following local graduates received degrees from Virginia Tech during commencement ceremonies May 14: Elisabeth Drechsel of Gloucester, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics;…
4-H center in Abingdon to hold staff alumni program (7/15/2010) - The Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon is marking its 50th year of 4-H camping and will hold a Camp Staff Alumni Dinner at 5 p.m. on Aug. 6…
Conditions ripe for wildfires in region (7/14/2010) - State forestry officials and Gov. Bob McDonnell are warning Virginians that conditions are ripe for wildfires across the commonwealth. Little rainfall in the past several weeks and temperatures regularly soaring…