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Mathews board meets Tuesday (5/20/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its May meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will again be an electronic meeting, with public participation enabled through a variety of…
Wetlands board approves 9 shoreline projects (5/20/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board unanimously approved nine requests during its May 6 meeting, which was held electronically. The Mathews Wetlands Zoning Board meets on the first Wednesday of…
Mathews Family YMCA food drive supports local families (5/20/2020) - Area residents donated a total of 1,350 pounds of food, as well as monetary donations, during a May 5 contactless food drive at the Mathews Family YMCA. In partnership with…
Gallery reopens with limited hours (5/20/2020) - The Bay School’s Art Speaks Gallery on Main Street in Mathews reopened Tuesday with limited hours during the state’s Phase 1 schedule for reopening. Visitors are welcome to stop by…
Zimmerman Marine now employee-owned company (5/20/2020) - Zimmerman Marine in Mathews, now entering its 40th year in business, has grown significantly over its four decades, with 65 employees who now own the company themselves. Owner Steve Zimmerman…
Road cleanup (5/20/2020) - Mathews County Historical Society members Mari Gibbs, Reed Lawson and Bobbi Hatton, from left, cleaned a stretch of Tabernacle Road in Mathews on Saturday morning. The only treasure collected was…
Invasive species (5/20/2020) - This 24+ inch invasive snakehead fish was captured Sunday evening with a hoe fork in Warehouse Cove in Cobbs Creek by Marvin Frame, who is shown holding it. “Actually, it…
Making the best of it (5/14/2020) - Ashleigh Hidalgo of Redart took time out from her new job of being a homeschool mom/teacher to take a walk on Haven Beach on Friday and gather sea glass for…
MCVIC focuses on ‘information’ part of mission (5/14/2020) - The coronavirus pandemic has brought a halt to tourism in Mathews, leading the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center to focus primarily on the “information” part of its mission—providing information…
Mathews Registrar offers window service (5/14/2020) - Mathews County Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner is gearing up for a strange election cycle—voting in the time of COVID—by making sure that she and everyone involved in voting during the…
COVID-19 cases rise slightly in Gloucester, Mathews (5/13/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester rose slightly over an eight-day period from last Tuesday, at 26, to this Wednesday, at 28. Mathews saw the addition of one case,…
When yellow fever ravaged Norfolk and Portsmouth, Mathews was escape hatch (5/13/2020) - The steamer Benjamin Franklin arrived in Norfolk in June 1855 with yellow fever aboard. An epidemic ensued. Long ago but not far away, two Virginia cities—Norfolk and Portsmouth—suffered through an…
House fire rekindles memories of a long-ago blaze (5/13/2020) - The Old Hotel of Gwynn’s Island in a family photo, and at right, burning in 1964, in a Gazette-Journal file photo. Things happen that trigger memories, good things and bad. …
Fire destroys three-story waterfront home in Mathews (5/6/2020) - Fire destroyed a three-story waterfront home on Waverly Lane in Mathews County on Sunday. Homeowners Sam and Mary Ann Vogel escaped, but three of their cats died in the conflagration.…
Campground employee tests positive (5/6/2020) - Sun RV Resorts informed Mathews County Monday that an employee working at New Point RV Resort had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. The employee has been quarantined from the…
Mathews supervisors approve request for additional cafeteria funds (5/6/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors took about 30 minutes Tuesday evening to approve the school board’s request to appropriate an additional $168,844 to the division’s cafeteria fund to cover…
Nine hearings on Mathews Wetlands Board agenda (5/6/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board was scheduled to hold public hearings on nine requests for proposed projects at its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The meeting can be…
Market Days poster contest theme is ‘Strength in Community’ (5/6/2020) - The 46th annual Mathews Market Days has announced that the theme for its official poster contest is “Strength in Community: Maintaining Strong Bonds through Tough Times.” “This has been a…
MCVIC sponsors DIY community cleanup (5/6/2020) - The Mathews Visitor Center bi-annually hosts its community cleanups, during which residents gather to pick up trash along the roadways of Mathews. This year’s spring cleanup was canceled to prevent…
HRSD to keep rates at current levels (5/6/2020) - The Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission’s FY 2021 budget is holding wastewater rates at current levels through June 30, 2021. A planned 9 percent regional wastewater rate increase that would…
Visit through window ‘better than any medicine’ (4/30/2020) - The effects of this pandemic are far reaching, and perhaps the most heartbreaking are the stories of those who are isolated from their loved ones and may not know exactly…
People delaying emergency care in age of coronavirus (4/29/2020) - Hospitals and urgent care facilities across the country have seen a significant and troubling decrease in non-coronavirus related patients since March. “Nationally, according to data from the Urgent Care Association,…
Mathews adopts $28.71M budget (4/29/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a $28.71 million FY2021 budget as presented by County Administrator Mindy Conner. The vote was 4-1, with supervisor Paul Hudgins dissenting.…
Mathews blood drive exceeds goal (4/29/2020) - The April 21 American Red Cross blood drive at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins exceeded its goal, with 69 units collected, according to volunteer Nan Cross. The drive’s…
Mathews Rotary Club holds its first online meeting (4/29/2020) - County supervisors, school boards and other governmental bodies aren’t the only ones confronted with unique challenges of getting together to handle business in the midst of this current pandemic. The…