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Two new staff join Mathews County (9/15/2021) - Mathews County has two new employees in its administration offices, Judi Green of Hayes and Ashley Hubbard of Gloucester. Judi Green Green, who began working for the county on Sept.…
New P. Buckley Moss print (9/15/2021) - Well-known artist P. Buckley Moss, left, signs a print of her recent painting of New Point Comfort Lighthouse on Saturday for Brenda Baker of New Point. The image was unveiled…
198 new cases reported in Gloucester (9/15/2021) - There was an uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases during past week in the tri-county area of Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex, according to data from the Virginia Department…
Early voting starts Friday (9/15/2021) - Registrar offices in Gloucester and Mathews counties are busy preparing for the Nov. 2 election, as early voting begins Friday across Virginia. On the statewide ticket, candidates for governor include…
Dana Brown’s nature is an extension of her faith (9/15/2021) - Active might be an understatement when describing Dana Brown of Mathews. She volunteers with different groups in Mathews and Gloucester, is an active member of her church and a proud…
Three joint public hearings to be held Sept. 21 (9/8/2021) - by Sherry Hamilton The Mathews County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will have their hands full with three conditional use permit requests scheduled for their joint September meeting. Public…
Party at the Wharf to be held Friday (9/8/2021) - The Mathews Land Conservancy will once again hold its annual Party at the Wharf on Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Williams Wharf Landing’s Riverfront Pavilion in Mathews. Food by Creekside…
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MCDC Crab Steam canceled (9/8/2021) - The Mathews County Democratic Committee has canceled its annual fundraising Crab Steam, which had been scheduled to take place on Sept. 18 at Williams Wharf. A notice from co-chair Chris…
A simple conviction guides Terry Dixon’s life (9/1/2021) - If there’s anything that Terry Dixon of Blakes carries close to his heart, it’s the conviction that all people need to love each other. The 64-year-old Mathews native said children…
Canceled: Rising COVID-19 numbers put end to Market Days, Guinea Jubilee, Autumn on Main (9/1/2021) - Three major upcoming events—Mathews Market Days, the Guinea Jubilee and Autumn on Main & Vintage Market—have all been canceled as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. A joint statement was issued…
COVID contract tracers have hands full (9/1/2021) - With COVID-19 surging across the Three Rivers Health District, as of Monday contact tracers were tracking over 1,800 district residents who had possibly been exposed to the virus. “We are…
Hands Across Mathews marks 35th anniversary (9/1/2021) - MELANY SLAUGHTER / GAZETTE-JOURNALRaymond Willis has been a full-time volunteer with Hands Across Mathews since 2005 when he retired from Dominion Energy in Yorktown after being a part-time volunteer for…
Offices close for Labor Day (9/1/2021) - All post offices, courts, county offices, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Gloucester libraries will be closed Monday…
Oyster float sale to be held Oct. 2 (9/1/2021) - The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association will hold its fall float workshop and oyster float sales event in Mathews on Saturday, Oct. 2. The event will be at Williams Wharf Landing…
Moss to sign prints to benefit museum (9/1/2021) - The Mathews Historical Museum will welcome renowned artist P. Buckley Moss on Saturday, Sept. 11. Moss will be at the museum at 200 Main Street from noon-4 p.m. that day…
Banner exchange (9/1/2021) - Mathews Rotary Club president Jay Black (left) has had 27 years perfect attendance at the Mathews Rotary Club and regularly makes up missed meetings at other Rotary clubs as he…
Certification earned (9/1/2021) - Carol Owens, left, staff assistant in Youth Services at Mathews Memorial Library, was recently recognized by the library’s board of trustees for having completed the American Library Association program for…
‘Silent Siege’ author to speak at Mathews Yacht Club (9/1/2021) - Local author William E. ”Bill” Johnson will give a talk about his books at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Mathews Yacht Club at Hudgins. The public is…
Health care organizations to require vaccines for employees (9/1/2021) - Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System, Riverside Health System and Sentara Healthcare have all announced that they have each expanded their employee vaccination policies to…
Sidewalk, reading trail installed at Port Fun (8/25/2021) - Port Fun Park in Mathews has two new improvements for the public’s convenience and enjoyment. Trail Tales, a reading trail for children, was installed this week, thanks to Mathews Memorial…
Hearing next week on shoreline improvement (8/25/2021) - The Mathews County Wetlands Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, to consider a request from Sun New Point RV, LLC. The meeting will…
Festival cancels poster signing event (8/25/2021) - The Mathews Market Days Committee has made the decision to cancel this year’s poster signing event, which had been scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 28. Posters will still be available…
Storm cloud (8/25/2021) - Meredith Saunders of Richmond, visiting Sunday in Middlesex County, snapped this photograph of a storm approaching Gwynn’s Island at 1:14 p.m. from the vantage point of Jackson Creek.
Board moves ahead with water system study (8/25/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Monday night to accept a $5,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Health to study the feasibility of establishing a small…