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4.9 million PPP loans issued to businesses, nonprofits (7/8/2020) - Approximately 4.9 million loans totaling more than $521 billion were made to businesses and nonprofits under the Paycheck Protection Program as of June 30, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced…
BMP cost share signup begins Monday (7/8/2020) - The Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a signup for the Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost Share program for eligible farmers in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties…
Plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline shelved (7/8/2020) - Plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that would have stretched some 600 miles from West Virginia through Virginia to eastern North Carolina, have been canceled, Dominion…
Lawnmower/small engine repair shop opens on Rt. 14 at North (7/1/2020) - Atec Lawnmower and Small Engine Repair opened last week on Route 14 at North. Owner Doug Walker of Gloucester said he offers a wide range of repair services for all…
Walmart grant (7/1/2020) - The Gloucester Walmart recently awarded the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic a community grant in the amount of $1,500 to support patient care for the uninsured. GMCC Executive Director Arlene Armentor,…
YaZu Yachting brokerage opens in Deltaville (7/1/2020) - Jonathan and Anne Hutchings, who first dropped anchor in Deltaville 16 years ago after a voyage from South Africa in their 35’ sailboat, have announced the opening of their new…
Red Cross testing donations for virus antibodies (7/1/2020) - The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, according to a news release from the organization. The antibody test used by the…
Bay Aging available to offer insurance guidance (7/1/2020) - While the annual Medicare enrollment period does not begin until Oct. 15, Bay Aging’s Vice President of Advocacy Resources Lisa Walker said this is a great time to speak with…
Fusion Salon and Spa opens in Gloucester (6/24/2020) - Fusion Salon and Spa LLC recently opened on Route 17 in Gloucester near the Enterprise Rent-A-Car office. Lifelong friends Christine DeAlba and Sherry Gibbs opened the salon’s doors on May…
Langley Foundation donates $36,000 to domestic violence shelters (6/24/2020) - The Langley For Families Foundation, the charitable arm of Langley Federal Credit Union, donated a total of $36,000 to four local domestic violence shelters in need of additional resources. The…
Telehealth services offered in Mathews (6/24/2020) - Town Center Physicians, operating under the umbrella of Southeastern Virginia Health System, is now offering telehealth services in Mathews. Through telehealth, patients can receive medical care from a board-certified medical…
Velocity offers free virus testing for uninsured (6/24/2020) - Velocity Urgent Care is now offering free COVID-19 tests for uninsured patients under the federal CARES Act. Clinicians at the Hampton Roads-based urgent care provider have performed more COVID-19 and…
Nominations being accepted for FSA county committees (6/24/2020) - USDA’s Farm Service Agency began accepting nominations for county committee members on June 15. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas for these members who make important decisions about…
Baylands FCU names new president (6/24/2020) - Baylands Family Credit Union has a new president/CEO. The board of directors for the West Point-based financial institution announced last week that Teresa P. Mills has been appointed to the…
SCC extends ban on utility service cut-offs to Aug. 31 (6/24/2020) - Virginia’s State Corporation Commission has extended the moratorium on service disconnections for utility customers due to unpaid bills caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The SCC order extends the…
SCC urges awareness of investment fraud among seniors (6/24/2020) - In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the State Corporation Commission’s Division of Securities and Retail Franchising reminded Virginians that extended isolation and loneliness during the…
Wittman receives business honors (6/24/2020) - Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), whose district includes Gloucester and Mathews counties, recently received two awards acknowledging his support of Virginia businesses through his legislative work in Congress. Wittman earned the…
Gasoline demand steadily increasing (6/24/2020) - Americans are filling up at the pump more and more. Since mid-May, gasoline demand has increased 18 percent to 7.9 million barrels per day, according to the latest Energy Information…
Ship repair facility locates in Newport News (6/24/2020) - S23 Holdings Inc. and its affiliates, including East Coast Repair and Fabrication, will establish a campus for ship repair, manufacturing and pier rehabilitation in Newport News, Gov. Ralph Northam announced…
Downtown Dollars program infuses $40,000 into Main Street businesses (6/17/2020) - Gloucester Main Street businesses will see an infusion of $40,000, and more than 400 health care workers from Riverside Walter Reed Hospital will receive $100 gift certificates to shop in…
Companies team up to celebrate GHS grads (6/17/2020) - Eileen Davis, owner of Balloon Boutique, Hayes, and Evelyn Smith, owner of Make It Mine Signs, have teamed up to help people celebrate special occasions during the coronavirus. Smith decided…
New offices open in region to serve children with autism (6/17/2020) - Dr. Ronald David and wife Dr. Susan Pillsbury David recently opened satellite offices in Middlesex and Lancaster counties to serve children with autism and related developmental disabilities. Dr. Ronald David…
Jeff Finch joins sales team at Auto Max (6/10/2020) - Jeff Finch has joined the team at Auto Max of Gloucester. The Gloucester County native has 30 years’ experience in the field of automotive sales. Finch is aiming to provide…
Gemini Auto opens second location (6/10/2020) - Gemini Auto has opened a second location at 4990 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. The new location offers more space and better road visibility to help the business grow, according…
Businesses allowing customers to make own decision on face masks (6/10/2020) - The requirement to wear face masks in public has caused quite a stir since Gov. Ralph Northam issued his executive order to that effect on May 26. People are lining…