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Drive-thru food distribution to be held Friday (5/20/2020) - The Salvation Army of Gloucester, in cooperation with Gloucester Toyota, will hold a drive-thru food distribution for Gloucester and Mathews county residents beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gloucester…
Board approves tax grace period (5/20/2020) - Gloucester County taxpayers will get a brief reprieve in this year’s tax cycle, as the board of supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday night postponing the imposition of late fees on…
Gloucester Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries of three used car dealerships (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglaries that occurred last week at local used car dealerships. The GSO responded to an alarm at Hayes Auto Sales in the 2000…
Second suspect sought in homicide (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a second suspect in connection with a homicide Friday at Gloucester Point that took the life of a Lancaster resident. Dustin Moore…
Online course on Pocahontas starts June 15 (5/20/2020) - The Pocahontas Project is launching an online education course, called “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians,” next month. The course, which will begin June 15 and run for 10 weeks until…
Gloucester Library offers curbside service (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester County Library began offering curbside service this week. The service, which began Wednesday, allows patrons to pick up holds on any books they may have placed. Also, patrons…
Sanders holds parade to celebrate residents, staff (5/20/2020) - In honor of National Nursing Home Week, Sanders Retirement Village, Gloucester, held a parade last Thursday afternoon to celebrate its residents and staff. Family members and friends of the residents…
Charter boat captain making a living out of his passion (5/20/2020) - Captain Alan Alexander of York River Charters grew up in Croaker on the York River. His earliest memories are of fishing with his father, a Navy man who himself was…
Vehicle fire (5/20/2020) - Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday, May 13 on Aberdeen Creek Road. The vehicle was a 2001 Chevrolet Colorado. The vehicle and carport were…
Rolling down the river (5/20/2020) - The Chesapeake Marine Training Institute in Hayes came up with a unique incentive for those who enroll in its upcoming captain’s course—a free roll of toilet paper.
Roadside cleanup (5/20/2020) - Brad Bloom, pictured here, and his wife Kim, had fun picking up roadside trash on Robins Neck and Paige roads and Featherbed Lane last week with a cleanup kit from…
Drive-by 90th birthday (5/20/2020) - Gloucester resident Anita Minuth, standing left, always planned to have a huge bash on her 90th birthday, inviting 90 friends to celebrate and dance the night away. Then COVID-19 came…
GSO investigating homicide at Gloucester Point (5/15/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that took the life of a Lancaster man early Friday morning. GSO Capt. J.W. Schick Jr. identified the victim as Hezekiah Fauntleroy…
4,000 gallons of fuel spilled in York River (5/14/2020) - A guided missile cruiser spilled approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the York River last Thursday, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The cruiser, the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58),…
Like glass (5/14/2020) - The workboat “Lolly Ann” leaves a wake as she makes her way on the still waters of lower Gloucester County around sunset on May 3. Glass is in the background;…
Food collection drives (5/14/2020) - Two community food collections were held recently in lower Gloucester County—in front of Buck’s Store Museum at Bena and at Gloucester Point Baptist Church. They were coordinated by Gloucester County…
Gloucester Point man dies in single-vehicle accident (5/13/2020) - A Gloucester Point man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on Tidemill Road. Virginia State Police was notified of the accident at about 11 p.m., according VSP Sgt. Michelle…
Body of missing Gloucester man recovered (5/13/2020) - The body of a Gloucester man who went missing near his Adner home on April 27 was recovered last Thursday, according to the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office. The GSO said canine…
Velocity helping businesses with employee testing (5/13/2020) - Velocity Urgent Care is working with area employers, offering testing for the COVID-19 virus or antibodies at any of Velocity Urgent Care’s 14 locations which can be directly billed to…
Master Naturalists monitoring Gloucester amphibian population (5/13/2020) - Some Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist volunteers spend this time of year monitoring salamander populations. Using a state-approved protocol, they sterilize their boots and wade into vernal pools (temporary woodland ponds…
Free Wi-Fi available in parking lots of Gloucester schools (5/13/2020) - Gloucester County Public Schools has joined the list of those offering free Wi-Fi based internet services in the county.Each school (Petsworth Elementary, Bethel Elementary, Peasley Middle, Botetourt Elementary, Page Middle,…
Gleaning Baptist holds ‘Operation Fill the Truck’ food drive throughout May (5/13/2020) - Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, is holding “Operation Fill the Truck,” a food drive throughout May.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church’s Good Samaritan Ministry has been offering a drive-thru food…
Supervisors unanimously approve three code amendments (5/13/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved code amendments relating to ordinances on small-scale manufacturing, animal welfare and a real estate tax exemption for spouses of those who died…
Change for Change (5/13/2020) - 7-Eleven employees, clockwise from bottom left, Sonja Berg, Cheryl Slater and Charles Able presented Bread for Life Food Pantry Executive Director Monique Raposa, at right, with 660 pounds of food…
Gloucester board approves ‘Under the Stars’ permit (5/13/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors approved a rezoning request from Under the Stars Lavender Farm rezoning, a conditional use permit for an event venue at the same location and the…