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After dramatic rise, new cases slow down locally (10/21/2020) - After a sharp rise in local COVID-19 cases last week, the ongoing increase slowed down this week, with 24 new cases in Gloucester, for a total of 337, and five…
Sunrise at Hole in the Wall (10/21/2020) - Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins snapped this sunrise photo last Thursday at Hole in the Wall while adjusting the flash settings on the lights of two of…
CircleUp to hold virtual town hall Sunday (10/21/2020) - The members of CircleUp Middle Peninsula will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Sunday with Democratic 1st Congressional District candidate Qasim Rashid, starting at 7 p.m. The NAACP groups…
Planners vote to recommend CUP (10/21/2020) - Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Mathews County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit. The applicant, Kevin Hunter, requested the CUP to live temporarily…
MVFD to hold Trunk and Treat on Oct. 31 (10/21/2020) - On Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31, the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first Trunk and Treat event at Station 1 in Mathews Court House. The event will be…
Pumpkin Pandemonium underway at library (10/21/2020) - Pumpkins are now available at Mathews Memorial Library for Mathews Main Street’s annual pumpkin decorating activity, Pumpkin Pandemonium. Main Street Committee Chair and Library Director Bette Dillehay said the free…
Virginia silver (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Woman’s Club held its first membership meeting since March on Oct. 12 at the clubhouse, with 15 members attending and COVID-19 guidelines followed for safety. Tom Karow,…
WMCL Fall Festival Saturday in Bohannon (10/21/2020) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its seventh annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the league building in Bohannon. Organizers ask that those attending…
In-person voting to be held next two Saturdays (10/21/2020) - Early in-person voting in the 2020 election has been going on for over a month now, and for those who haven’t been able to make it to the registrar’s office…
Ransone to lead national physicians’ group (10/21/2020) - Dr. Sterling N. Ransone Jr. of Cobbs Creek, was elected by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Congress of Delegates as its president-elect. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical…
Hearings Tuesday on proposed tax, fee increases (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings on changes to ordinances in the county code during the board meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mathews High…
Broadband board recommends 4 internet access proposals (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board will recommend to the board of supervisors that the county should focus on four proposals for increasing broadband access when it requests funding from…
Tower proposal could boost broadband coverage (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board is on the cusp of scoring its first major win toward the goal of providing broadband to every household in the county. In a…
First Baptist celebrates pastoral anniversary (10/21/2020) - First Baptist Church in Mathews will mark the fifth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Jonathan D. Waldon, in an outdoor service at 11 a.m. Sunday. COVID-19 safety precautions will…
Who were the players in the effort to improve race relations? (10/14/2020) - Who were the players in those early journeys to racial dialogue which made stops in Gloucester and Mathews? Nation and state Dr. Robert Russa Moton, 1867-1935; born in Amelia County,…
COVID-19 surge continues in counties (10/14/2020) - The surge of coronavirus cases continued this week in Gloucester and Mathews, with Gloucester recording 48 new cases, for a total of 313, while Mathews added 30, bringing the total…
Race relations: Fleeting efforts made a century ago to find common ground (10/14/2020) - Like a beacon of light in a dark night, attempts to form committees for improved race relations came together one century ago in Gloucester and Mathews. Just as quickly as…
Death appears accidental after body recovered from creek (10/14/2020) - The body of Devin Massey of Shacklefords in King and Queen County was found floating in Jackson Creek in Deltaville on Oct. 2, according to Sergeant Eric Van Fossen of…
Mathews Wetlands board approves two requests (10/14/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Board, meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the historic courthouse, unanimously approved a pair of requests for shoreline improvements following public hearings on the matter. The…
Ham radio event (10/14/2020) - Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event to honor Mathews’s famous daughter, Capt. Sally L. Tompkins, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday…
Hurst family welcomes triplets (10/14/2020) - Brandy and Eric Hurst planned to have just one more child, but at Brandy’s seven-week ultrasound they were in for quite a surprise—the Port Haywood couple was suddenly expecting triplets.…
InstaFallFest (10/14/2020) - InstaFallFest was held on Oct. 3 at the home of Paul and Elsa Verbyla on Main Street in Mathews, offering games and prizes, including an Instagram contest with a prize…
Public hearing to be held Tuesday (10/14/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission will hold one public hearing during Tuesday night’s meeting which will be held in the historic courthouse, starting at 7 o’clock. The applicant, Kevin Hunter, is…
90th birthday parade (10/14/2020) - Family and friends of Frances Virginia Diggs wouldn’t let rainy weather or even a global pandemic stop them from celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday. Over 65 vehicles made the…
Mathews Court Green gets fall landscaping makeover (10/14/2020) - Long-awaited landscape improvements to the historic Mathews Court Green are finally coming to fruition, thanks to collaborative efforts between volunteers and county staff. Dennis Baker of the Court Green Task…