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Closings next week for Christmas holiday (12/16/2020) - All county offices and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All…
Search for missing woman continues (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 29-year-old Ashley Cerasole who was last seen walking on south on Main Street the afternoon of Dec. 3. “We’re still doing…
Bird count goes on, with COVID-19 precautions (12/16/2020) - The Mathews/Ware Neck Audubon Bird Count is planned to go ahead on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, with some modifications due to COVID-19, according to coordinator Joyce McKelvey. The event is…
County seeks volunteers for local committees (12/16/2020) - There are several volunteer opportunities available for Gloucester residents interested in serving their community. Gloucester County is looking for citizens to serve on local committees, as there are multiple vacancies…
Wetlands board approves four shoreline projects (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester County Wetlands Board unanimously approved four projects during its Dec. 9 meeting, following public hearings on each. The first project was from J. Randolph Lawson of Southeast View…
Socially-distanced Santa (12/16/2020) - Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and their helpers visited Gloucester Library at Main Street Center on Saturday to find out what all the good little girls and boys want for Christmas.…
Bay Aging steps in to help Gloucester woman facing eviction (12/16/2020) - The country is seeing a growing rate of evictions due to the current pandemic. Many have lost their jobs and homes because of the strain the coronavirus has put on…
Woodville School in Ordinary to get highway marker (12/16/2020) - The Woodville School in Ordinary will finally get a state historical marker. The Virginia Board of Historic Resources, at its Dec. 10 quarterly meeting, gave its approval to the request…
Ruritan officers (12/16/2020) - Past National Ruritan President Elliott Hogge, at left, installed the Abingdon Ruritan Club’s 2021 officers at its December board meeting. Officers installed include, from left, president Dave Onesty, vice president…
Deadline today to order shellfish gift basket; pickup Sunday (12/16/2020) - Today is the deadline to place your order for a gift basket of shellfish and other local treats, with a drive-thru pickup scheduled for Sunday at Gloucester Point. The “Happy…
Back-to-back awards (12/16/2020) - In 2019, Sid Dugas received the Abingdon Ruritan Club’s Ruritan of the Year Award for his enthusiasm for community service and for establishing and for maintaining the club’s historical scrapbook.…
Surge in COVID-19 cases continues (12/9/2020) - COVID-19 numbers continued to rise in Gloucester over the past week, although not as sharply as the previous week, when an increase of nearly 100 cases was driven by an…
Christmas programs, Santa and more this weekend (12/9/2020) - Organizations in Gloucester, Mathews and beyond are gearing up for a busy and festive weekend. In Mathews The Mathews Historical Museum, located at 200 Main Street, will have a corned…
Search continues for missing woman (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating and checking the welfare of 29-year-old Ashley Cerasole. A resident of the Cary Avenue Adult Home in…
Spreading Christmas cheer (12/9/2020) - The Liberty Dolls—Rebecca Hartt, J.J. Brazil and Becky Hogge, from left—were all dolled up on Sunday afternoon for the Gloucester Main Street Association’s Holiday Open House, singing Christmas carols to…
Supervisors approve changes to Back to Business grant criteria (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester Board of Supervisors made changes to the county’s Back to Business grant requirements following a closed session during its Dec. 1 meeting. Before the modification, the Back to…
Two upcoming blood drives to be held in Gloucester (12/9/2020) - The need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than one million blood transfusions will be given in the United States, according to the American Red…
Toys for Tots (12/9/2020) - The Kiwanis club of Gloucester held a fundraiser for Toy’s for Tots program on November 14 at Your Pie . Shown here is owner Jeff Rhoades presenting a check and…
Gloucester, Mathews Rotary clubs provide grants to GMCC (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic recently received district grants from both Mathews Rotary and Gloucester Rotary Clubs. The purpose of these grants is to fund a partnership which will enhance…
Gloucester’s first virtual parade termed a success (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department held the annual Christmas and Holiday parade virtually on Saturday. This year, the pandemic forced the parade to go virtual, spawning the…
Gloucester Telecommunications Committee addressing connectivity (12/9/2020) - A concern for some Gloucester County residents is the lack of broadband connectivity in the county, especially with increased demand during this pandemic. Increasing the availability of broadband so that…
Gloucester planners vote to recommend event center CUP (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit application seeking to modify the conditions of approval for the special exception application for the Ray…
Photo contest winner (12/9/2020) - Hayes photographer Mike Cunningham was recently notified that he was November’s winner of The Universe of Colour Photography’s International Monthly Photo Contest. The contest is a private international photography group…
AVFR to benefit from light show donations (12/9/2020) - Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will benefit from this year’s light show at Franktronics, located on Route 17 in Hayes. Business owner Frank Farmer said the light show is…
Ruritans hold clam chowder sale Saturday (12/9/2020) - The Abingdon Ruritan Club, located at 8784 Guinea Road, will hold one of its famous clam chowder sales beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The sale will continue until noon or…
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