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Appeals court upholds Grimm decision (9/2/2020) - A panel of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit voted 2-1 last week in support of a federal district court’s 2019 finding that the…
Offices, schools closed for Labor Day (9/2/2020) - All post offices, courts, county offices, schools, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Mathews Memorial Library…
Gloucester planners to meet tonight (9/2/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission will finish its discussion on the platting requirements code amendment at its September meeting tonight and is expected to hold public hearings on both the family…
Work starts next week on Edgehill intersection (9/2/2020) - Work begins next Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the busy intersection of Routes 17 Business with Route 3/14 on Main Street in Gloucester Court House, an intersection known as Edgehill for…
CircleUp to hold Facebook Live event on voting (9/2/2020) - “Voting in the Age of a Pandemic” is the topic for a CircleUp Middle Peninsula Facebook Live event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. “One of…
GMHS society urges adopters to participate in ‘Holiday Wishes’ contest (9/2/2020) - Individuals who have adopted a pet from the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give GMHS a chance to receive…
Dog Days of Summer (9/2/2020) - The fifth annual Dog Days of Summer fundraising event raised $3,921 for the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. This year, the campaign was held on social media because of COVID-19. Every Friday…
Gloucester Kennel Club offers Canine Good Citizen prep course (9/2/2020) - The Gloucester Kennel Club will offer its Canine Good Citizen prep course later this year. The class begins Oct. 1 and will be held from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on…
Low census response in Guinea, James Store areas (9/2/2020) - Guinea and the James Store areas of Gloucester County have low turnouts for the 2020 U.S. Census, and those living there only have until the end of September to be…
Clean Gloucester Day to be held Sept. 18-20 (9/2/2020) - This fall, Clean Gloucester Day will last a whole weekend. Clean Gloucester Weekend will be held Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20. Gloucester’s event is being held the same…
Library now offering ‘Grab-n-Go’ service (9/2/2020) - Gloucester County Public Library entered its next phase of reopening last month by offering “Grab-n-Go” service at the main branch at Main Street Center. The new “Grab-n-Go” service is a…
Two horses perish in barn fire (9/2/2020) - Two horses perished in a barn fire late Monday evening on Friends Road in the Guinea area of Gloucester, according to Rob Parlett, public information officer with Abingdon Volunteer Fire…
GUEST program donation (9/2/2020) - Gloucester Ruritan Club members Bob Beyea (pictured) and his wife Jackie made a food donation to the Gloucester GUEST program in support of one of the club’s public service community…
Work begins this week on T.C. Walker mural (9/2/2020) - Work begins this week on a mural on Gloucester Main Street to celebrate the life and legacy of T.C. Walker. Artist Michael Rosato holds a drawing of the T.C. Walker…
Campaign visit (9/2/2020) - U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Daniel Gade made a swing through the Middle Peninsula on Saturday afternoon, with campaign stops in Gloucester and Mathews counties. The Republican hopeful who is looking…
GMCC donation (9/2/2020) - Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic staff recently received a donation of three Canon Pixma printer/scanners and ink supplies from Canon Virginia. This equipment will enable the clinic to scan more efficiently…
Sept. 17 deadline to comment on SWCD strategic plan (9/2/2020) - Thursday, Sept. 17 is the deadline to receive comments on the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. The district’s current mission statement is to promote the conservation…
COVID-19 creates unexpected boom in recreational boating (9/2/2020) - As tough as COVID-19 has been on business in general, it has created an unexpected boom in the recreational boating industry. Stacey Wright, general manager of Oyster Cove Boatworks in…
Fallen tree provides wood for deadrise repair (9/2/2020) - While restoring a 35-foot deadrise, William West of Gloucester noticed the bow was dry and worn out. West has been working on the water for 15 years, both commercially in…
Gloucester resident looking to set land speed records (9/2/2020) - Adam Hoegerl is aiming to set land speed records this October in Arkansas. Hoegerl, a Gloucester resident, has spent his life working on cars and being around racing. He started…
RVs experience surge in popularity (9/2/2020) - Melissa Grace, general manager of Day’s Automotive & RV at Hayes, said the company, owned by her brother, Ryan Day, has seen a 75 percent increase in business since the…
‘Corvettes for the Hungry’ car show to benefit food banks (9/2/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club will hold “Corvettes for the Hungry”—a drive to support local food banks—from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the club grounds in Bena.…
10 new Gloucester COVID cases (8/26/2020) - Gloucester County experienced 10 new documented COVID-19 cases during the past week, with the count rising from 179 to 189 since last Wednesday, according to the most recent data from…
Walter Reed CC ‘outbreak’ only two unconnected cases (8/26/2020) - Mathews resident Betty Armistead has nothing but good things to say about Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. Her brother is being cared for at the facility, and…
In-person voting for 2020 election begins Sept. 18 (8/26/2020) - While Election Day is still more than two months away, with the introduction of no-excuse absentee and early voting in the commonwealth, the start of the 2020 election in Virginia…