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Public gathering limits to ease, beginning Monday (2/25/2021) - Beginning Monday, a number of restrictions placed on gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday. With COVID-19 hospitalization and infection…
37 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in Mathews (2/24/2021) - While most of the state and nation saw decreasing numbers of COVID-19 cases during the past week, Mathews County saw its numbers spike upward again, after having dropped the previous…
Chambers pleads guilty; faces possible life sentences (2/24/2021) - Dennis Dwayne Chambers, 60, of Gloucester, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the aggravated malicious wounding of his wife, Corena Chambers, and the first-degree murder of her infant daughter last year. Chambers’s…
NAACP-sponsored vaccine clinic held in Gloucester (2/24/2021) - People of color in America have been especially hard hit during the ongoing pandemic, with disproportionate rates of illness and death from the coronavirus. This past week, the Gloucester Branch…
Nominations sought for volunteerism awards (2/24/2021) - One of things that makes Gloucester and Mathews counties so special is the dedication of its myriad volunteers, who do everything from running our blood drives and cleaning up our…
New museum exhibit focuses on life of T.C. Walker (2/24/2021) - A new exhibit is now on display at the Gloucester Museum of History depicting the life of T.C. Walker. The exhibit, “Awakening: The Life & Legacy of T.C. Walker,” is…
Riverside continues to vaccinate despite weather delays (2/24/2021) - Riverside Health System had to reschedule 2,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments due to last week’s winter weather. According to Dr. Mike Dacey, Riverside Health System Chief Operating Officer and President, there…
Stay heart healthy: local cardiologists provide tips (2/24/2021) - As American Heart Month draws to a close, a couple of local cardiologists gave their advice for people seeking to stay heart healthy and provided tips to know when it…
Gloucester board to meet Monday and Tuesday (2/24/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will meet twice next week, at 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday, via electronic means. On Monday, the board will hear the proposed budget for…
NOAA funds VIMS’ study impact of ocean acidification (2/24/2021) - The excess carbon dioxide responsible for global warming also increases the acidity of seawater, challenging the growth and survival of oysters and other shellfish. A team led by researchers at…
Red Cross blood drive Monday at RWRH (2/24/2021) - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester. To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call…
Hickory Fork Road fire (2/24/2021) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad responded to a structure fire at an unoccupied dwelling early Sunday morning. GVFRS chief J.D. Clements said the home on Hickory Fork Road had…
Adopt-A-Highway (2/24/2021) - Even though the Gloucester Ruritan Club has not been able to hold its monthly dinner meetings recently due to COVID-19, the club is still active. A team of six volunteers…
Maryus Road fire (2/24/2021) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to an abandoned house fire late Sunday on Maryus Road. Robert Parlett said the call came in at 8:43 p.m. and the house was…
Chase begins in White Marsh, ends in Hampton (2/24/2021) - A fugitive was arrested Sunday night in Hampton after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that began in Gloucester. At approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday, the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office initiated a…
Two Gloucester school sites could host mass vaccinations (2/17/2021) - The Gloucester County School Board has agreed to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Three Rivers Health District to allow two school properties to be added to the…
Decrease in new COVID-19 cases seen over past week (2/17/2021) - There has been a decided decrease during the past week in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded locally, districtwide and statewide. After several weeks of more than 100 new…
G.I. Festival canceled; Daffodil Festival to move forward (2/17/2021) - Another year of COVID-19 infections means another year of event cancellations and modifications for the Gloucester and Mathews communities. The 2021 Gwynn’s Island Festival has already been canceled; last year,…
Committee to consider future county solar projects (2/17/2021) - Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors will form a committee to create guidelines and rules for the construction of utility-scale solar farms in the county, following Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting.…
Vaccines made a scourge go away (2/17/2021) - Polio was the scourge of summer, the monster waiting in swimming holes and tainted water, the diagnosis mothers feared more than anything. Its menace now a distant memory, decades ago…
Gloucester woman’s death sparks concerns over vaccinations (2/17/2021) - Lisa Jones of Gloucester wants people with health issues to check with their doctor before receiving theCOVID-19 vaccine. Her mother, Drene Keyes of Gloucester, received the Pfizer vaccine at a…
Gloucester resident arraigned in connection with Jan. 6 riot (2/17/2021) - Melody Steele-Smith of Gloucester was arraigned via video/telephone in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., on Friday on five charges related to her alleged participation in the riot at…
Baked with love (2/17/2021) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club has several members who love to bake. So it was a perfect idea the club’s Public Service Committee came up with to donate Valentine’s Day baked…
Bains promoted to Deputy County Administrator (2/17/2021) - George Bains has been promoted within Gloucester County from Chief Information Technology Officer to Deputy County Administrator, effective March 1, according to County Administrator Brent Fedors. Bains has more than…
Surprise! (2/17/2021) - The family and friends of Della Brooks gathered Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena for a surprise drive-thru birthday parade. When she arrived,…