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James selected Secretary of Commonwealth (1/19/2022) - Kay Coles James, founder of The Gloucester Institute and owner of Holly Knoll in Gloucester, was appointed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin last week to serve in his cabinet as Secretary…
GCPS to provide masking update (1/19/2022) - Gloucester County Public Schools is planning to announce an update on its masking protocols by the end of the week in response to newly inaugurated Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order…
Board makes changes to budget (1/19/2022) - During a meeting Tuesday night, Gloucester supervisors voted to update and amend the county’s FY22 budget to align with the opinion of former Attorney General Mark Herring concerning the use…
Local virus case numbers at highest level (1/19/2022) - While COVID-19 case rates nationally and statewide dropped slightly during the past week, Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties recorded their highest one-week totals since the beginning of the pandemic. Gloucester…
King Day: Gloucester service focuses on our responsibility to one another (1/19/2022) - The Gloucester United Relief Association sponsored a virtual service of celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, where Dr. Doug Nagel, pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, delivered…
Helping the Homeless (1/19/2022) - Pastor Wendy Roundy, above, CEO and founder of Helping the Homeless Ministries, a nonprofit ministry helping those in need with food, clothing and household items, was the guest speaker at…
Students encouraged to apply for Ruritan scholarships (1/19/2022) - Gloucester High School students and Gloucester’s home-schooled students who are seniors are encouraged to apply for one of the Abingdon Ruritan Club’s two scholarships. One scholarship will be awarded to…
Storm damage (1/19/2022) - Bonnie Perdelwitz of Gloucester, stands beside a 40-foot-tall cedar tree that came down in her yard on Providence Road as a result of heavy winds from Sunday’s storm. The tree…
Country stores of the past topic of next talk at Buck’s (1/19/2022) - William L. Lawrence’s book examines old stores of Gloucester County. Stores from the past of Gloucester County will be the topic of a Fourth Friday talk at 6 p.m. next…
Prevention key to Gloucester family avoiding tragedy (1/19/2022) - A Gloucester family dodged a possible tragedy recently when they were alerted to an electrical fire in their garage by their smoke detectors. Anthony Stately and his family were fast…
Remembering Pvt. Gardner (1/19/2022) - Franklin R. Lemon, deacon emeritus at Gloucester’s Shepherdsville Baptist Church, took time out of his day Monday afternoon to pay tribute to James Daniel Gardner. Gardner, a Medal of Honor…
Rotary speakers (1/19/2022) - Marsha Gemerek, chairman of the Samaritan Group, at left, and Jessica Westmoreland, unit director of the Gloucester Boys and Girls Club, right, were guest speakers at last Thursday’s meeting of…
Ham radio enthusiasts kick off the new year (1/12/2022) - The Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club met last week at the Abingdon Fire and Rescue building in Hayes and kicked off the new year with its first monthly meeting for…
Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society to hold virtual gala Jan. 29; auction underway (1/12/2022) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is holding this year’s annual gala and auction, “The Phantom of the Shelter,” virtually. Though the gala date is scheduled for Jan. 29, the sealed bid…
Firehouse Subs grant pays for AVFR boat (1/12/2022) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue has been named a 2021 grant recipient by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $18,366 grant has been used to purchase a 16-foot SeaArk boat,…
Fun in the snow (1/12/2022) - Caleb and Gabriel Boone of Georgia, from left, were visiting their grandmother Evelyn Smith of Hayes when the Jan. 3 snowfall gave them a chance for some fun. They built…
Special recognition (1/12/2022) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club received special recognition for inducting 17 new members into the club during 2021 at the Ruritan National Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. During the club’s…
Clam chowder sale Saturday (1/12/2022) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club will hold its clam chowder sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the club’s parking lot in Bena. The cost is $12 per quart and the…
Legionnaires to hold breakfast Saturday (1/12/2022) - American Legion Post 75, Gloucester, will hold its monthly community breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 5-10. Children…
Ruritan officers (1/12/2022) - Chesapeake District Zone 4 Governor Don Sandridge administered the oath of office to the Gloucester Ruritan Club 2022 officers during its December meeting at Olivia’s on Main. The club is…
Legislative districts redrawn following 2020 U.S. Census (1/12/2022) - New voting district maps for Virginia were approved by the Virginia Supreme Court last month, resulting in differences in the Virginia Senate and House districts Gloucester and Mathews will now…
King Day services to be held virtually (1/12/2022) - For the second year in a row, due to the pandemic, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day services in Gloucester and Mathews will be held virtually, with the Mathews NAACP…
Board approves transfer of school site (1/12/2022) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a memorandum of agreement for the property transfer of the old Page Middle School property during its Jan. 4 meeting. County Attorney Ted…
Closings Monday for King Day holiday (1/12/2022) - All post offices, courts, county offices, DMV customer service centers, libraries, and schools in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther…
Gloucester Library taking part in COVID-19 at-home test distribution (1/12/2022) - The Gloucester County Public Library is partnering with the Virginia Department of Health to distribute free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits (while supplies last). To reserve an at-home test for…
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