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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…
School board critical of supervisors’ remarks (7/14/2010) - Gloucester School Board members said Tuesday they were insulted, both personally and as public officials, by remarks from county supervisors during a meeting last week in which the supervisors voted…
Search and rescue exercise held at Beaverdam (7/14/2010) - The Tidewater Search and Rescue (TSAR), in association with Gloucester County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), held a search and rescue simulation Saturday at the Route 606 entrance to Beaverdam…
Warner invited to talk on education (7/14/2010) - Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) made a stop at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews last Friday afternoon during a whirlwind tour of various localities in Eastern Virginia. Invited by Mathews…
Senator briefed at VIMS on oyster restoration efforts (7/14/2010) - Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) visited the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Friday afternoon for a briefing on oyster restoration efforts at the Gloucester Point campus. Without pledging any federal dollars…
Gulf oil spill affecting local seafood business (7/14/2010) - BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is having a devastating effect on an oyster shucking house in Mathews. Ron Sopko, owner of Sea Farms Inc., said his shucking…
Wetlands restoration plan approved (7/14/2010) - The Mathews Wetlands Board last Wednesday unanimously approved a restoration plan for destroyed wetlands on property owned by Sea Farms Inc. at Cricket Hill. In February, the board charged owner…
County officials taking steps to improve business climate at Point (7/14/2010) - Gloucester officials are taking a number of steps to improve economic development in the county, a speaker said during a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Douglas Meredith, Gloucester’s economic development…
Hearing Tuesday on Route 614 improvements (7/14/2010) - The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing on the Route 614 road improvement project from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Page Middle School, White Marsh. The proposed…
Wittman addresses town hall meeting in Gloucester (7/14/2010) - Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) explored a variety of topics Saturday afternoon during a town hall forum sponsored by the Middle Peninsula League of Voters (MidPenVOTE) in Gloucester Library’s community room.…
Supervisors weigh county priorities at retreat (7/14/2010) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors spent a little over three hours Friday weighing what it felt was most important and least important out of over 200 items on the…
Gloucester 40 had no say in prosecution, cannot be held liable for fines, attorney argues (7/14/2010) - An attorney on behalf of 40 Gloucester residents filed a reply July 2 in the Virginia Supreme Court arguing against a brief that stated the 40 should pay fines related…
Services for disabled said underfunded in Virginia (7/14/2010) - Serving disabled persons is important since approximately 15 percent of the overall population experiences at least one type of disability, said James Rothrock, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative…
Police pursuit ends in traffic fatality (7/14/2010) - A police pursuit led to a traffic fatality on Rt. 17 in Gloucester early Wednesday morning, according to state police spokesman Sgt. Michelle Cotten. Cotten said the victim, Nehemiah Theothilus…
Lady Devils conclude successful season; look to next year (6/25/2010) - A season that had all the earmarks of a rebuilding year, with the loss of four starters, turned into a pretty outstanding one as the Mathews High School varsity softball…
GHS track athletes post successful year (6/25/2010) - Gloucester High School track athletes had another successful outdoor season, according to head coach John Perrin. The boys placed fifth and the girls eighth in the Peninsula District Meet held…
Dehoux named Apprentice Athlete of the Year (6/25/2010) - Mathews native Jonathan Dehoux, a standout first baseman on the Apprentice School team, was named the school’s 2009-10 Athlete of the Year. He received his award during the Peninsula Sports…
Riptide places second in 3D sand soccer tournament (6/25/2010) - The Baystars Riptide White U11B team took second place in the 3D Sand Soccer Tournament held June 5 and 6 at Buckroe. The ’Tide lost its opener, 4-2, to the…
Fishing pretty steady in local waters (6/25/2010) - Fishing this past week has been pretty steady, according to reports from local anglers and bait and tackle shops. Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters, Cobbs Creek, reported flounder fishing…