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Gloucester voters to decide on local sales tax (8/6/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors voted to hold a referendum on the November ballot to institute a local sales tax not to exceed 1 percent to fund renovations to Gloucester…
Tropical Storm Isaias causes wind damage, power outages (8/5/2020) - Tropical Storm Isaias quickly passed through Gloucester and Mathews early Tuesday morning, but the counties did not come away from the storm unscathed. According to the United States National Weather…
Gloucester adds 9 new cases; 3 in Mathews in past week (8/5/2020) - The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews continued to increase over the past week, with Gloucester adding nine new cases since last Wednesday morning, for a…
Pursuit ends peacefully at Walmart (8/5/2020) - A 20-year-old Dutton man was charged with felony eluding after leading Gloucester Sheriff’s deputies on a short, but violation-ridden road chase on Monday. The incident started around 4 p.m. when…
Governor’s Cup (8/5/2020) - The Ware River Yacht Club hosted the 56th Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta Saturday and Sunday. Above, the Laser class competed after rain and clouds Saturday morning gave way to a…
Family transfer public hearing postponed to September (8/5/2020) - A public hearing on the family transfer ordinance amendment and platting requirements code amendment, originally scheduled to be held during this month’s Gloucester County Planning Commission meeting, has been postponed…
Brent and Becky’s activities for August (8/5/2020) - Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester has announced lineup of activities for this month.—10 a.m. Saturday, Gloucester Master Gardeners will give garden tips and more;—10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15,…
AVFR comes to aid of stranded boaters (8/5/2020) - Six stranded boaters were rescued by members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue’s Marine Response Team on Monday afternoon after the boaters experienced engine failure and were forced to…
‘Miss Bessie’ to turn 100 next week (8/5/2020) - Bessie Berry, affectionately known as “Miss Bessie,” is an amazing lady! At age 12 she raised her six siblings after the death of her mother. She tells the story of…
Food from the Heart (8/5/2020) - The annual Food from the Heart Foundation luncheon to benefit local food pantries was canceled due to COVID-19, but that did not stop US Foods from donating to the cause.…
Supporting local business (8/5/2020) - Nine Gloucester businesses were awarded grants totaling $31,677.37 through the Gloucester CARES Act Business Recovery Round 1 which ran July 14-17. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors allocated $512,000 in…
LVG available to help parents in new role as teachers (8/5/2020) - As the end of summer rapidly approaches, Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester is looking at ways to help parents prepare for the “virtual semester” in September. LVG tutors are available for…
Apple Tree school supply drive underway (8/5/2020) - Bill Hudgins GMC, Gloucester, is sponsoring an Apple Tree School Supply Drive. Individuals, businesses and other organizations can contribute to the youth in foster care during the upcoming school year.…
Cruising the York (8/5/2020) - The schooner Alliance was cruising the waters of the York River near the Coleman Bridge on Monday, a day before Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the region and sent this…
Radical change (8/5/2020) - Water levels fluctuated wildly on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias swept through the area. In the top photo of a dock off a tributary of the Severn River in…
2nd COVID-19 fatality listed in Gloucester; death was in May (7/29/2020) - A second COVID-19 death was listed for Gloucester County on Wednesday morning, but that is not when the person, a male in his 60s, died. According to Lisa Laurier, Population…
Gloucester to begin school year virtually (7/29/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night to conduct the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year virtually. Board vice chairman Elisa Nelson and member Darren Post…
Ware Academy to resume in-person classes (7/29/2020) - Ware Academy is preparing to start the new school year with in-person classes on Aug. 10. “We have a COVID mitigation plan in place. We will take the children’s temperatures…
Supervisors to hold two hearings Tuesday (7/29/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings—on a proposed one-year postponement of the county reassessment, and a tax exemption request from Gloucester Youth Baseball—when the board…
Third person arrested in connection with Gloucester Point murder (7/29/2020) - A third person was arrested last week in connection with the May murder of a 20-year-old White Stone man in a Gloucester Point parking lot. Gloucester deputies responded to the…
Suspects charged in Maryus church vandalism (7/29/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office has charged three adults and four juveniles in connection with vandalism that occurred last month at a closed church in Maryus. The GSO said deputies responded…
Those interested in home schooling need to file by Aug. 15 (7/29/2020) - Parents interested in educating their children at home independently of Gloucester County Public Schools have a number of curricula and programs to choose from, but they need to file a…
Bay Aging expands services in Gloucester, thanks to county (7/29/2020) - “We really appreciate the leadership role Gloucester County has taken to support Bay Aging,” the organization’s president and CEO Kathy Vesley said, speaking about the partnership between the county and…
New tax software being installed in Gloucester offices (7/29/2020) - Gloucester’s Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue offices are in the process of implementing new tax and receipting software, the culmination of a multi-year effort, according to a release from…
Arts on Main opens summer camp program (7/29/2020) - Arts on Main in Gloucester has opened its summer camp program this year, under physical distancing, a face-mask requirement and other safety protocols. Each week campers from ages 9 to…