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Planners continue to look at regulations, family transfers (6/11/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission met virtually last Thursday night to continue its discussion on supplemental use regulations and the Family Transfer Ordinance Amendment. Supplemental use regulations for consumer products and…
Guinea Heritage Association awards 3 scholarships (6/11/2020) - Three Gloucester High School seniors were awarded $500 Guinea Heritage Association scholarships, enabled by a generous donation to the scholarship fund for 2020, a release stated. Established in 1995, the…
Two arrested in auto theft case (6/10/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office has charged two persons in connection with the June 3 robbery at Auto Max in Ordinary and is still seeking at least two other suspects, according…
Gloucester County offices begin opening to public Monday (6/5/2020) - Beginning Monday, Gloucester County will re-open several of its departments to the public, including the Treasurer, Commissioner of the Revenue and Real Estate Assessment offices. These departments are on the…
CARES Act funds appropriated (6/3/2020) - The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to appropriate $100,000 of CARES Act funding to cover operating costs that dealt with the county’s response to COVID-19 and its…
Second solar farm proposed for Gloucester (6/3/2020) - A second solar power generating facility for Gloucester County is being proposed to be built by Apex Clean Energy. According to a public notice about the project, the solar farm…
Airborne (6/3/2020) - Our talented readers have sent a number of photographs of birds in our world. The variety of color and sizes in birds is an everlasting source of fascination. Clockwise from…
Planners to continue discussion on supplemental regs, family transfers (6/3/2020) - The Gloucester County Planning Commission will continue its discussion on supplemental regulations for final automotive, industrial and utility uses and the family transfer ordinance amendment during its virtual meeting tonight,…
Alternatives offered for payment of tax bills (6/3/2020) - Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas issued a reminder this week that the first installment of 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property and Manufactured Home tax bills will be mailed out this…
Gloucester couple spends nearly two years volunteering in Zambia (6/3/2020) - Morganne and Asa Skinner of Gloucester recently returned from a nearly two-year volunteership in the African nation of Zambia. After graduating from college and working for a few years, the…
Online course on Pocahontas starts June 15 (6/3/2020) - The Pocahontas Project is launching an online education course, called “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians,” later this month. The course, which will begin June 15 and run for 10 weeks…
Radio show to feature regional musicians (6/3/2020) - A weekly radio show featuring regional musicians makes its debut Saturday at 7 p.m. at WXGM 99.1 FM in Gloucester, produced by Flat Iron Crossroads. Dia Lawless, speaking for the…
Pretty clouds (6/3/2020) - Puffy white clouds fill the skies above the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge on May 22. “The clouds were so pretty that I stopped for a couple photos,” photographer Linda…
Memorial Day observances go ahead with limited numbers (5/27/2020) - David Kyle presented a wreath at the Gloucester ceremony on behalf of the Abingdon Ruritan Club. Memorial Day—noting the sacrifice of America’s men and women in the military—was not forgotten…
A century ago, Gloucester and Mathews counties stood at a transportation crossroads (5/27/2020) - Hundreds of visitors from Newport News came to Gloucester Court House for speeches and other festivities in April 1920. Comfortable old ways and modern new ones collided 100 years ago…
Gloucester Toyota participates in ‘COVID-19 Day of Service’ (5/27/2020) - MELANY SLAUGHTER / GAZETTE-JOURNALVolunteers worked together Friday to distribute food to families in need at Gloucester Toyota for “COVID-19 Day of Service.” Gloucester Toyota teamed up with the Salvation Army…
Board approves moving funds for new Animal Control Office (5/27/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors has approved moving a portion of funding for the Animal Control Office into the Restricted Fund Balance, freeing up $149,100 in the Unassigned Fund Balance.…
Rosewell open for season (5/27/2020) - With recent COVID-19 recommendations in place, Rosewell celebrated a delayed season opening on May 16 and welcomed many guests to stroll around the magnificent ruins again. The weather cooperated and…
Gloucester Point Beach (5/27/2020) - Lt. C.L. Smith of Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office patrolled Gloucester Point Beach on Memorial Day to remind people that the beach is still only open for exercise and fishing. Here,…
Nat Geo TV to feature York River shipwreck documentary (5/27/2020) - The recent discovery of remains of shipwrecks in the York River dating from the Battle of Yorktown will be the topic of an upcoming episode of National Geographic’s “Drain the…
Drive-thru food distribution to be held Friday (5/20/2020) - The Salvation Army of Gloucester, in cooperation with Gloucester Toyota, will hold a drive-thru food distribution for Gloucester and Mathews county residents beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gloucester…
Board approves tax grace period (5/20/2020) - Gloucester County taxpayers will get a brief reprieve in this year’s tax cycle, as the board of supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday night postponing the imposition of late fees on…
Gloucester Sheriff’s Office investigating burglaries of three used car dealerships (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglaries that occurred last week at local used car dealerships. The GSO responded to an alarm at Hayes Auto Sales in the 2000…
Second suspect sought in homicide (5/20/2020) - The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a second suspect in connection with a homicide Friday at Gloucester Point that took the life of a Lancaster resident. Dustin Moore…
Online course on Pocahontas starts June 15 (5/20/2020) - The Pocahontas Project is launching an online education course, called “Pocahontas and the Virginia Indians,” next month. The course, which will begin June 15 and run for 10 weeks until…