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‘Drug Take Back’ event Saturday at Walmart, Kroger stores in Gloucester (10/26/2022) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will be at both the Walmart and Kroger stores in Gloucester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday…
Free resources available for mental health, substance abuse recovery (10/26/2022) - The Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance has been awarded federal grant funds to create an outpatient and telehealth delivery system infrastructure to provide free resources for individuals seeking help and/or treatment…
Medal of Honor winners: one was born here; another is buried here (10/26/2022) - Two individuals with local ties have received the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in the United States military. James Daniel Gardner, also known as Gardiner, was a…
The sad, mysterious death of Harry Monsell; and other tales of lighthouse keepers (10/26/2022) - Long nights on the job, surviving vicious storms, short stays at home, entertaining the family aboard: except for being fixed in one place, the keeper at a lighthouse was very…
8 lighthouses once guarded our local waters (10/26/2022) - From the head of the York River near West Point, around New Point and up Chesapeake Bay to entrances of the Rappahannock River, at one time eight lighthouses guarded our…
smith, john Legendary moments in local history (10/26/2022) - Saved a life here. Born here. Slept here. Spoke here. Ran away from here. Wouldn’t give up her seat here. Wrote here? Walked the woods here Gloucester and Mathews, nestled…
cappahosic child edit ‘Cappahosic Child’ (10/26/2022) - This poem by Warner Tabb, formerly of Summerville, Gloucester, appeared in the Jan. 13, 1955 issue of the Gazette-Journal. The paper said “Cappahosic Child” brought to light a very old…
lore and legend nannie minter grave Tales from the graveyard (10/26/2022) - The sadness of saying farewell, unrelieved grief at the loss of children, tragedies that tore apart families, traditions that connected a people to their almost-lost identity: all of these can…
Poison Jenny: The tale of a Guinea witch (10/26/2022) - Many have not heard of her, but to some Guinea residents the legend of the witch Poison Jenny (pronounced Pyzen) runs deep in family history. Guinea Heritage Association member and…
Spooky sightings at the Rosewell Ruins (10/26/2022) - With mysterious deaths ranging from the Georgian era through the early 20th century, bodies buried without tombstones and the ghosts that still claim the ruins as their home, the Rosewell…
Point neighborhood residents complain of poor road conditions (10/20/2022) - Randy Orga and Tom Townsend, above from left, meassure a stretch of Oyster Cove Road. In some places the pavement only reaches around 10 feet in width. Below, the roads…
Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration to be held at Machicomoco (10/19/2022) - Machicomoco State Park will hold an Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Interpretative Area of the park, located in Hayes. “This…
gloucester knights of columbus Knights support GMCC (10/19/2022) - Arlene Armentor, Executive Director of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic, at left, presented an informational briefing about the clinic to Knights of Columbus Council 9428 at the Church of St.…
Wetlands board approves shoreline improvement projects (10/19/2022) - The Gloucester County Wetlands Board unanimously approved a number of requests from residents during its Oct. 12 meeting in the courthouse office building. Lee and Courtney Barber of Ditchley Place…
Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers sought in Gloucester (10/19/2022) - Salvation Army red kettle season is almost here, and volunteers are needed to lend a hand in the annual fundraising effort. The familiar red kettle collections have been a part…
Library to hold lecture on Walter Reed (10/19/2022) - Gloucester Library, Main Street Center, will host a presentation on Dr. Walter Reed and how his medical research pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lecture, given by Sara Lewis of…
Siege of Yorktown topic of Sunday talk (10/19/2022) - Owen Lanier will speak on “Big Guns in the Tidewater: Yorktown’s 1862 Siege” at a meeting Sunday of the Gloucester Historical Society.The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at…
gloucester covid clinic Vaccination clinic (10/19/2022) - A COVID-19 vaccination clinic, sponsored by the Gloucester NAACP and the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Epsilon Eta Chapter, was held on Oct. 8 at The First United Baptist Church. Nurses…
Two die in Rt. 198 head-on collision (10/19/2022) - Two people died on Tuesday as the result of a head-on collision that occurred on Buckley Hall Road (Route 198) between Cobbs Creek and Dutton. According to Virginia State Police…
1a gloucester fire open house GVFRS open house (10/19/2022) - Daniel Spooner, 3, of Gloucester, seems to be having the time of his life as he takes a turn behind the wheel of a Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad…
Internet gamer Ninjayla returns to Gloucester for documentary (10/19/2022) - Gloucester native and popular Twitch streamer Jayla Thornton, aka Ninjayla, returned to Gloucester recently for the filming of a documentary by Enthusiast Gaming, sponsored by Cricket Wireless. Thornton is a…
glimpses halloween bingo Halloween Bingo (10/19/2022) - Members of the Abingdon Ruritan Club lent a hand with Halloween Bingo, which was held on Oct. 14 at Sanders Assisted Living, Gloucester. Besides all their bingo winning prizes, players…
Anti-bullying talk soon focuses on Gloucester school board itself (10/12/2022) - In a sizeable turnout, several residents took the podium at Tuesday night’s Gloucester School Board meeting in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium to address the topic of bullying on…
sun after storm Sun after storm (10/12/2022) - After days of cloudiness and rain brought on as a fringe of Hurricane Ian, the sun broke through last Wednesday evening. “I took this picture from my yard at sunset,”…
1a spotlight evans Evans finds greatest happiness in service to others (10/12/2022) - Dr. William E. “Bill” Evans of Bena is an extraordinary but humble gentleman. At the age of 90, he is still working for the betterment of all people.From his teaching…
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