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Maryus Road fire (2/24/2021) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue responded to an abandoned house fire late Sunday on Maryus Road. Robert Parlett said the call came in at 8:43 p.m. and the house was…
Chase begins in White Marsh, ends in Hampton (2/24/2021) - A fugitive was arrested Sunday night in Hampton after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that began in Gloucester. At approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday, the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office initiated a…
Two Gloucester school sites could host mass vaccinations (2/17/2021) - The Gloucester County School Board has agreed to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Three Rivers Health District to allow two school properties to be added to the…
Decrease in new COVID-19 cases seen over past week (2/17/2021) - There has been a decided decrease during the past week in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded locally, districtwide and statewide. After several weeks of more than 100 new…
G.I. Festival canceled; Daffodil Festival to move forward (2/17/2021) - Another year of COVID-19 infections means another year of event cancellations and modifications for the Gloucester and Mathews communities. The 2021 Gwynn’s Island Festival has already been canceled; last year,…
Committee to consider future county solar projects (2/17/2021) - Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors will form a committee to create guidelines and rules for the construction of utility-scale solar farms in the county, following Tuesday’s board of supervisors’ meeting.…
Vaccines made a scourge go away (2/17/2021) - Polio was the scourge of summer, the monster waiting in swimming holes and tainted water, the diagnosis mothers feared more than anything. Its menace now a distant memory, decades ago…
Gloucester woman’s death sparks concerns over vaccinations (2/17/2021) - Lisa Jones of Gloucester wants people with health issues to check with their doctor before receiving theCOVID-19 vaccine. Her mother, Drene Keyes of Gloucester, received the Pfizer vaccine at a…
Gloucester resident arraigned in connection with Jan. 6 riot (2/17/2021) - Melody Steele-Smith of Gloucester was arraigned via video/telephone in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., on Friday on five charges related to her alleged participation in the riot at…
Baked with love (2/17/2021) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club has several members who love to bake. So it was a perfect idea the club’s Public Service Committee came up with to donate Valentine’s Day baked…
Bains promoted to Deputy County Administrator (2/17/2021) - George Bains has been promoted within Gloucester County from Chief Information Technology Officer to Deputy County Administrator, effective March 1, according to County Administrator Brent Fedors. Bains has more than…
Surprise! (2/17/2021) - The family and friends of Della Brooks gathered Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena for a surprise drive-thru birthday parade. When she arrived,…
Phillips steps down after 31 years with CSB (2/17/2021) - Kathy Phillips of Gloucester retired late last month after working for 31 years for the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board, including 20 years as director of the Early Intervention…
Golden hour (2/17/2021) - “I routinely see these workboats light up at golden hour across my creek,” photographer Linda Tjossem of Glass said. Recently, she went to view the scene from a closer vantage…
Clean Gloucester Weekend to be held March 26-28 (2/17/2021) - Clean Gloucester’s Spring 2021 Weekend will be held on March 26-28, with residents encouraged to spruce up their own corner of the county. The Gloucester Clean Community office provides trash…
Winter fun (2/17/2021) - Friday’s snowfall gave area youngsters a chance for some winter fun. Above, Julie and Richie Jones of Woods Cross Roads, take part in a snowball fight. Below, Adalynn Mahnke, 4,…
Vaccination program picking up speed (2/10/2021) - The COVID-19 vaccination program in Virginia is picking up speed, with nearly 36,000 people statewide being vaccinated on a daily basis. More than 1.13 million Virginians had been vaccinated for…
RWRH frontline health care workers recount challenges they’ve faced (2/10/2021) - After almost a year of caring for COVID-19 positive patients, frontline health care workers at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester continue to selflessly put the sick ahead of themselves.…
Love during the time of COVID-19 (2/10/2021) - “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Shakespeare’s immortal words are never truer than they are now, as couples face the added challenge of love during the time…
Gloucester Polar Plunge team raises nearly $32,000 for Special Olympics (2/10/2021) - It takes a person with a special commitment to a cause to jump into the icy waters of the Piankatank River in February, and nearly two dozen of those people…
Riverside begins offering vaccines to patients 65 and older (2/10/2021) - On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Riverside Health System began offering COVID-19 vaccines to RHS patients aged 65 and over who live in Virginia and are in active treatment with a Riverside…
Offices close for Washington’s Birthday (2/10/2021) - All post offices, courts, county offices, libraries, schools and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Monday in observance of the Washington’s Birthday holiday. Waste…
Planners recommend moratorium on solar applications (2/10/2021) - The Gloucester Planning Commission met virtually last Thursday night to discuss its concerns about utility-scale solar projects in Gloucester and voted unanimously to recommend that supervisors place a moratorium on…
Hearing Tuesday on Gloucester’s proposed CIP (2/10/2021) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal years 2022 through 2026 during a 7 p.m. Tuesday work session electronic…
Buck Rowe’s special recipe (2/10/2021) - Kate and Sam Cole of Gloucester, at right in top photo, stopped by Buck’s Store Museum in Bena on Saturday to pick up an order of barbecue from the Guinea…