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Mathews Legionnaires honored with Continuous Membership certificates (11/4/2020) - While Mathews American Legion Post 83 has canceled its annual Veterans Day Dinner and Awards Program due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the highlights of the evening—the awarding of…
President’s Award (11/4/2020) - At the Kiwanis Club of Gloucester’s October meeting at Nick’s Spaghetti and Steak House, Gloucester Point, the club presented Yolanda Fuller, center, with the President’s Award of Excellence and a…
These local groups are for and about veterans (11/4/2020) - Legion Post 75, Gloucester American Legion Post 75 in Gloucester started in 1948. It has been part of the community for 72 years. During that time the post has provided…
Friends of Dragon Run to meet virtually on Nov. 11 (11/4/2020) - The Friends of the Dragon Run will hold its annual meeting virtually on the Zoom platform at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11. This virtual meeting is open to all…
MVFD in Halloween spirit (11/4/2020) - Members of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department joined in the Halloween festivities on Saturday evening, passing out candy at Station 1 in Mathews Court House. Here, MVFD members Robbie Hudgins,…
Fuel assistance deadline is Nov. 13 (11/4/2020) - The Virginia Department of Social Services is accepting applications for fuel assistance online and at all local departments of social services through next Friday, Nov. 13. Applications may also be…
Blue moon (11/4/2020) - A blue moon, the second full moon in a calendar month, appears about every two and a half years, according to NASA. A full moon occurs on Halloween every 19…
Bay Aging donation (11/4/2020) - Gilman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, with offices in Kilmarnock and Richmond, donated $3,000 last week to the Bay Aging Foundation. Company vice president Andrew Hancock and sales manager Brian Dooley…
COVID-19 new cases drop off in health district (10/28/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews counties, as well as the other jurisdictions that comprise the Three Rivers Health District, have experienced fewer COVID-19 cases over the past week than it has “in…
Election Day is Tuesday; many already voted (10/28/2020) - The final stretch is here. Voters head to the polls in less than a week to cast their ballots in the 2020 election—although many have already done so in Gloucester…
Who is the girl in the yellow dress?: A pivotal moment in T.C. Walker’s life (10/28/2020) - Who is the girl in the yellow dress facing a judge depicted on the T.C. Walker mural on Gloucester’s Main Street? Retired Gloucester County school teacher Roberta Ray was determined…
A piece of Gloucester County history, and also a bit of a mystery (10/28/2020) - A piece of Gloucester history, and a bit of a mystery as well, was recently uncovered while packing for a move. Actually, the more appropriate word might be “un-coverlet.” Jean…
Quilt exhibit opens in Harrisonburg (10/28/2020) - This week, the Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg opened the “Worldwide Threads—Eastern Asia” exhibit to the public, which is now on display through Dec. 19. “With travel still so restricted,…
T.C. Walker mural dedicated (10/28/2020) - A chilly rain did not stop a small crowd from gathering under a tent on Gloucester’s Main Street Sunday afternoon for a dedication of the T.C. Walker mural. Above, Andrianne…
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday (10/28/2020) - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Residents should set their timepieces back one hour upon retiring Saturday night. They will thus arise on Eastern Standard Time on Sunday…
Offices close for Election Day (10/28/2020) - All courts, county offices, schools, libraries, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. Post offices, ABC stores, and waste facilities in…
Gloucester girl makes honoring first responders her mission (10/28/2020) - Over the past few months, Kordelia Coyne has made it her mission to honor first responders. And, so far, the 9-year-old from Gloucester has raised thousands of dollars to shower…
Training firefighters is serious business (10/28/2020) - Training firefighters is serious business, whether teaching them how to drive a fire truck, put out a fire, force open a door, search for victims, or attend to any of…
Supervisors walk out in protest at meeting (10/28/2020) - Tensions were high during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, as one supervisor questioned the validity of the meeting and ended up walking out, along with a…
Through the years, answering the call (10/28/2020) - Abingdon fire volunteers are shown, left, in 1958 with a converted fire truck and pumper, outside their original station in Bena. From left are Carlyle Brown, I.R. Blake Jr., C.M.…
Capt. Schick to leave GSO to become a chief of police in Colorado (10/28/2020) - Gloucester Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Schick Jr. is leaving his post next month for a new position as the chief of police in Canyon City, Colorado. Schick said his reason…
Christchurch to hold virtual open house Nov. 11 (10/28/2020) - Christchurch School will host a virtual open house on Nov. 11 from 9-10:30 a.m. The Middlesex County private school is currently accepting mid-year applications as well as applications for 2021-22.…
Virus created shortages for first responders, too (10/28/2020) - The onset of the coronavirus pandemic created well-publicized equipment needs not only for hospitals, but for first responders, as well. Paramedic Chris Buchanan, Chairman of the Board of Mathews Volunteer…
While AVFR has grown a lot in his 41 years, mission remains the same (10/28/2020) - When Jack Whitmore joined Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue almost 41 years ago, the department only had three bay doors; today it has 21. Whitmore likes to remind the younger…
Paying a visit (10/28/2020) - Local first responders paid an afternoon visit on Oct. 22 to residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester House. Pictured are, back row from left, Master Deputy Phil Lutz and…