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After dramatic rise, new cases slow down locally (10/21/2020) - After a sharp rise in local COVID-19 cases last week, the ongoing increase slowed down this week, with 24 new cases in Gloucester, for a total of 337, and five…
In the Halloween spirit (10/21/2020) - The Hayes neighborhood of Seawell’s Trace is a real scream thanks to some of the festive residents going all out with Halloween decorations. Several of the homes in the neighborhood…
VIMS dean set to retire next year (10/21/2020) - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s dean, Dr. John Wells, is scheduled to retire June 30 of next year after nearly 17 years of service. Wells was appointed dean on…
GCSO to participate in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday (10/21/2020) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office will participate in Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the pharmacy at the Kroger…
Commendation (10/21/2020) - Abingdon Ruritan Club president Jimmy Leiffer presented club member Sandy Speers with a letter of commendation at this month’s membership meeting. She was recognized by the club for her hard…
Catch the King program volunteers map new areas of coastal Virginia (10/21/2020) - Volunteers for Catch the King, Guinness Book-recognized as the world’s largest citizen-science project, completed their fourth year of flood tide measurements on Sunday. Nearly 160 volunteers, from Girl Scouts to…
Nov. 2 is deadline to get Seafood Festival refunds (10/21/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club’s Fall Seafood Festival, which had been planned for the third Wednesday in October, has been canceled, and those who had purchased tickets have until Nov. 2…
Sanders to hold Trunk and Treat, Halloween parade (10/21/2020) - Riverside Sanders Retirement Community, located at the corner of Walker Avenue and Heron Cove Way in Gloucester Court House, will hold a Trunk and Treat and Halloween Parade at 3…
Clean Gloucester (10/21/2020) - The Gloucester Clean Community office recognized Joanie Haury, top, and Jeannie Miller, at bottom, who cleaned up roadside litter on T.C. Walker and Paige roads during the recent fall Clean…
Author to be at Rosewell Oct. 30; Ghost tours begin Friday (10/21/2020) - Come join Pamela K. Kinney as she returns to summon the ghosts of Rosewell. Kinney, an award-winning author of horror, science fiction, fantasy, poetry and nonfiction ghost books, will be…
This year’s Gloucester’s Veterans Day ceremony moved to Post 75 (10/21/2020) - Gloucester’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, hosted by the Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317 of the Marine Corps League, will be held at American Legion Post #75 this year. The event will…
CircleUp to hold virtual town hall Sunday (10/21/2020) - The members of CircleUp Middle Peninsula will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Sunday with Democratic 1st Congressional District candidate Qasim Rashid, starting at 7 p.m. The NAACP groups…
Drive-thru flu shot clinic today at RWRH (10/21/2020) - A free drive-thru flu clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital. The shots are for persons ages 14 and up and…
Planners to review CIP projects (10/21/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will meet tonight to begin reviewing Capital Improvement Plan projects for fiscal years 2022-2026. The work session will be held in the T.C. Walker Educational Center…
GHA Fall Fish Fry to be held Oct. 31 (10/21/2020) - The Guinea Heritage Association will hold its Fall Family Fish Fry Dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Buck’s Store Museum, Bena. All money raised by the…
Halloween drive-in movie to be held at Gloucester High School parking lot (10/21/2020) - For the first time, Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will host a drive-in movie night. “It’s a BOO-tiful Night for a Movie,” a Halloween-themed film night, will be held…
Mural dedication ceremony to be held Sunday (10/21/2020) - The community is invited to join The Cook Foundation from 3-5 p.m. Sunday on Gloucester Main Street for a dedication and celebration of the recently completed mural honoring the life…
Nightly Halloween Lightshow at Franktronics, Inc. (10/21/2020) - Franktronics, Inc., the Gloucester computer business, is holding its annual Halloween Lightshow through Nov. 1 at its location at 3618 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes. The shows, which began on…
Several blood drives coming up in Gloucester (10/21/2020) - Blood donors in Gloucester have several opportunities over the next few weeks to donate. American Red Cross bloodmobiles will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Newington Baptist…
In-person voting to be held next two Saturdays (10/21/2020) - Early in-person voting in the 2020 election has been going on for over a month now, and for those who haven’t been able to make it to the registrar’s office…
Who were the players in the effort to improve race relations? (10/14/2020) - Who were the players in those early journeys to racial dialogue which made stops in Gloucester and Mathews? Nation and state Dr. Robert Russa Moton, 1867-1935; born in Amelia County,…
COVID-19 surge continues in counties (10/14/2020) - The surge of coronavirus cases continued this week in Gloucester and Mathews, with Gloucester recording 48 new cases, for a total of 313, while Mathews added 30, bringing the total…
Pandemic puts hold on plans to further stabilize Rosewell (10/14/2020) - Nearly three centuries after Rosewell first became part of the Gloucester landscape, the burned-out mansion’s skeletonized but still-majestic remains continue to stand, and the Rosewell Foundation is working to ensure…
Race relations: Fleeting efforts made a century ago to find common ground (10/14/2020) - Like a beacon of light in a dark night, attempts to form committees for improved race relations came together one century ago in Gloucester and Mathews. Just as quickly as…
Ruins provide perfect backdrop for ghost tours (10/14/2020) - Even in the brightest day, the ruins of Rosewell have a feeling of the paranormal about them, so it’s only fitting that the Gloucester historical landmark will be turned over…