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5 new Gloucester deaths attributed to COVID-19 (1/13/2021) - COVID-19 continued its post-Christmas surge during the past week, with five Gloucester residents dying from the virus—the most of any week since the pandemic began—and 174 new cases identified, also…
Washington, D.C., under siege: Mathews finds itself in spotlight (1/13/2021) - Mathews finds itself in the spotlight as the nation tries to make sense of what happened on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. Two county residents—Doug Sweet and Cindy Fitchett—were among…
Offices close for MLK Day (1/13/2021) - 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Day.…
Pandemic loneliness: Older adults coping in self-isolation (1/13/2021) - Almost a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, many continue to struggle with the devastating effects of a health crisis still out of control. Older…
CA&J Farm to hold Wellness Days in 2021 (1/13/2021) - CA&J Farm in Foster will hold a series of Wellness Days at the Farm in 2021. Eight such events are planned on March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26,…
A look back on the events that shaped 2020 in Mathews County (1/13/2021) - Last week, we took a look back at the events that shaped 2020 in Gloucester. This week, we turn our attention to Mathews County. The fate of the county’s Confederate…
7,417 birds spotted in Middle Peninsula Audubon bird count (1/13/2021) - The second annual Middle Peninsula Audubon Christmas Bird Count occurred on Sunday, Dec. 27, in three counties of the Middle Peninsula. PHOTO BY TOM CROCKETTAn Eastern Towhee spotted at Woods…
Vaccine rollout progresses slowly; Gloucester adds 107 cases (1/6/2021) - The COVID-19 vaccination program is underway in the Three Rivers Health District, but its director, Dr. Richard Williams, said the administrative process involved is proving to be more complex than…
Area bridges getting much-needed attention (1/6/2021) - The region’s aging infrastructure is getting some much-needed attention, with several bridges in Gloucester and Mathews either under repair or due for construction projects soon. Kelly Hannon, Communications Manager for…
Dreary weather, COVID-19 hinder annual Mathews bird count (1/6/2021) - The Audubon Mathews Christmas Bird Count 2020 was held on a rainy Sunday through much of Mathews County and a portion of Ware Neck in Gloucester. The appropriately-named Wren McKelvey…
Mathews author’s work slated for film adaptation (1/6/2021) - The future is looking bright for author and Mathews native Shawn Cosby. His recently-published novel “Blacktop Wasteland” has received rave reviews in major publications all across the U.S., was chosen…
Evidence presented disputes Gen. Mathews’s role in battle (1/6/2021) - Becky Barnhardt, head of genealogy and family research services at Mathews Memorial Library, has found some evidence that appears to contradict information provided in a recent article about the role…
Chesapeake Bay grant proposals being accepted (1/6/2021) - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is soliciting proposals to restore the water quality, habitats and rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay. This year, NFWF is requiring all prospective…
COVID-19 case numbers continue to climb (12/30/2020) - The many new COVID-19 cases that are cropping up every week in the Three Rivers Health District have put a great deal of stress on the team that tracks cases…
Mathews/Ware Neck Bird Count Sunday (12/30/2020) - The Mathews/Ware Neck Audubon Bird Count will be held Sunday. Precautions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said coordinator Joyce McKelvey. From before dawn until dusk, birders will…
Offices closed for New Year’s (12/30/2020) - County offices in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Friday for New Year’s Day, along with post offices, DMV customer service centers, and waste facilities in both Gloucester and…
Keeping a holiday tradition alive (12/30/2020) - Members and friends of American Legion Post 83 in Mathews did not let the COVID-19 pandemic interrupt their decades-long tradition of delivering Christmas dinner to county residents alone on the…
MVFD fund drive underway (12/30/2020) - The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund drive is underway. In a letter to Mathews residents, MVFD president Donnie Lewis said that the department is seeking to purchase a new…
Second phase of Main Street project on hold (12/30/2020) - The second phase of the Mathews Main Street Enhancement Project is going to have to wait at least another year. Funding for the work was not approved for the upcoming…
Smart Poles (12/30/2020) - Colonial Home Services installed Smart Poles at various sites in Mathews on Monday, but will be returning later to add the light arms and broadband equipment. The installation team, shown…
Coastal resilience initiative receives nearly $3M grant (12/30/2020) - A nearly $3 million Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grant will be used to launch a Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Economy initiative designed to benefit the localities of…
Coronavirus numbers continue to climb locally (12/22/2020) - COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Gloucester and Mathews counties during the past week, with Gloucester adding 66 cases, for a total of 748 thus far, and Mathews adding 28…
Offices closed for Christmas, New Year’s (12/22/2020) - County offices in Gloucester and most county offices in Mathews will be closed on Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day, along with post offices, DMV customer service centers, and…
Mathews Social Services has discretionary funds to help those in need (12/22/2020) - Mathews residents down on their luck and having trouble meeting all their needs may be able to get help from a source they might not have considered: Mathews County Social…
Mathews County’s namesake: Gen. Thomas Mathews (12/22/2020) - Few people residing in his namesake county likely know much about the man Thomas Mathews. Perhaps some may have glanced up at his portrait, which until recently had hung prominently…