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Planners to consider solar energy zoning change (1/2/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will consider a proposed zoning change addressing large-scale solar energy facilities in the county when it meets at 7 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse. A…
108th birthday (1/15/2020) - Gloucester resident Elsie Bright, seated at left, celebrated her 108th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 5, at Sanders Assisted Living in Gloucester Court House. An informal party was held at lunch,…
Christmas carols (12/26/2019) - Students from Botetourt Elementary School walked up and down Gloucester Main Street on Friday, serenading the businesses with Christmas carols. Here, they stopped at the Silver Box to perform their…
Freeboard increase suggested for floodplain construction (12/18/2019) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors heard an update on the county’s Floodplain Management Plan during the board meeting held on Oct. 3. Director of Engineering Services Brent Payne suggested…
Letters to Santa (12/18/2019) - Children of all ages may drop off their letters to Santa at Beaverdam Park this year. Located near the park’s main entrance at the end of Roaring Springs Road, a…
Bell ringers needed in Gloucester (12/18/2019) - With Christmas almost here, the Salvation Army of Gloucester has issued an urgent plea for bell ringers.  “We are in desperate need of bell ringers for our Red Kettle drive,”…
CPR training offered at library (12/18/2019) - Gloucester County Public Library will partner with the Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps for a free Community CPR training class on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the branch at Main…
Planners endorse Short Lane rezoning (12/11/2019) - Following a public hearing, the Gloucester County Planning Commission unanimously endorsed a request from the owner of a parcel on Short Lane containing office space, seeking to reduce the property’s…
Amateur radio event (12/11/2019) - Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club braved cold temperatures Saturday at Abingdon Park to broadcast the story of Captain John Smith, his capture 412 years ago by Chief…
General reassessment completed in Gloucester (12/11/2019) - Gloucester County has completed a general reassessment of all real property in the county.  Tentative 2020 Notice of Real Estate Assessment Change statements have been mailed and should be received…
Santa Claus is coming (12/4/2019) - Members of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will escort Santa Claus through Guinea on Saturday. A tradition for over 35 years, a group of helpers will leave the…
guinea_road_closed_work Road closure (12/4/2019) - Guinea Circle (Route 652) in lower Gloucester County closed to through traffic Monday for a pipe replacement project. The road is expected to remain closed for about a week as…
AVFR to hold Community Party Friday (12/4/2019) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will host its annual Community Party at Station 2 in Bena from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The event is free and open to the public.…
Daffodil Show (11/26/2019) - The Gloucester Daffodil Show Committee met recently to plan for next year’s event. Taking place in Botetourt Elementary School gym, the Daffodil Show is sanctioned by the American Daffodil Society…
Main Street Association to hold drive-in movie event (11/26/2019) - The Gloucester Main Street Association will host a Dinner and Drive-In Movie Event, featuring “Home Alone,” from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the parking lot of the Main…
Signup underway for Christmas Town trip (11/26/2019) - Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism is sponsoring a Dec. 11 trip to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg for men and women ages 55 and older. The Best Years…
Swearing-in ceremony next week (11/26/2019) - Recently elected and re-elected Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will be sworn in during a special ceremony at 3 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 5, in the…
Guinea Circle to close to through traffic for a week (11/26/2019) - Guinea Circle in Hayes will be closed to through traffic for a pipe replacement project beginning Monday, Dec. 2, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation.…
Hayes couple battling cancer following double diagnosis (11/26/2019) - A Hayes couple is in the midst of dealing with a double tragedy. Just a few weeks after Lisa Doyle was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, her husband Seth…
Fight Dirty (11/20/2019) - Last month’s Fall Clean Gloucester Day resulted in the collection of 359 bags of trash, as 294 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and cleaned up the county’s highways and byways,…
Multiple-vehicle accident (11/20/2019) - A multiple vehicle accident on Route 17 south of White Marsh shut down traffic for several hours Tuesday morning, according to Robert Parlett of the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue…
Concert Saturday at Buck’s Store (11/20/2019) - Lana Puckett and Kim Person will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Buck’s Store Museum, Bena. Tickets, at $20, are available online at guineaheritage.org. The concert is…
Planners recommend approval of borrow pit (11/13/2019) - The Gloucester Planning Commission voted unanimously last Thursday to recommend approval of a proposed surface mineral mine on the south side of Pampa Road. The land is currently vacant and…
Abingdon Episcopal to hold free Thanksgiving meal (11/13/2019) - Abingdon Episcopal Church, on Route 17 in White Marsh, invites the community to its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on…
25th anniversary Pocahontas Festival Nov. 16-17 (11/6/2019) - Gloucester County will reintroduce the Pocahontas Festival next Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16-17, marking the 25th anniversary of the Pocahontas Festival that was held in 1994. With numerous requests to…