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Market Days deadline next week (6/23/2021) - Next Wednesday, June 30, is the deadline for applications to participate in Mathews Market Days, to be held Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Mathews Court Green. Morgan Hudgins of the…
Bay Transit launches on-demand transportation service (6/23/2021) - Bay Transit, the public transportation division of Bay Aging, will launch a new, state-of-the-art, on-demand public transportation service in the Gloucester Court House area on Monday. In partnership with the…
Cake contest (6/23/2021) - Edith Turner, vice chair of the Mathews Historical Museum, offers the judges samples of one of the entries in the museum’s Father’s Day Cake Contest held Saturday. From left are…
Smith family holds reunion on Gwynn’s Island (6/23/2021) - Descendants of William M. Smith, an early 1900s Black resident of Gwynn’s Island in Mathews, held a reunion on the island on Saturday, June 5. Participants wanted to see their…
VDOT performing road maintenance this week in Mathews (6/23/2021) - With the arrival of summer, the Virginia Department of Transportation is performing maintenance work on several roads in Mathews County. A VDOT announcement said surface treatment is planned this week,…
Raffle winner (6/23/2021) - Richard Adams of London, Kentucky, right, won a quilt raffled by the Mathews County Woman’s Club for its scholarship fund. The handcrafted quilt was donated by the Blackstone College for…
Vaccinations hit 70 percent in Virginia (6/23/2021) - As active cases continue to decline, Virginia reached a COVID-19 milestone this week. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that 70 percent of adults in Virginia have received at least one…
Proposed mixed use project met with opposition at public meeting (6/23/2021) - Rhetson Companies, Inc., was met with opposition from the Mathews community Monday night as its project manager, John Parker, presented a conceptual plan the company is considering at Dutton, 1909…
Supervisors approve plan for high-speed internet (6/23/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the Mathews Broadband Advisory Board’s plan to develop high-speed internet for the entire county. The plan includes construction of two…
Approaching 100 (6/23/2021) - Helen Clements of Cobbs Creek, formerly of Gloucester, posed recently with her newest and fourth great-great-grandchild, Elliott Frost. Mrs. Clements is looking forward to her 100th birthday on July 26.
GI bridge to open for marine traffic six times a day (6/17/2021) - The Gwynn’s Island bridge will open to boats six times a day beginning today, June 17. According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) this will…
Virginia’s Covid-19 case rate falls (6/16/2021) - While Virginia’s COVID-19 case rate continues to improve, the numbers across the U.S. have levelled off to around 14,000 a day, with 20 states reporting increasing case counts. According to…
West Mathews Community League to hold sale (6/16/2021) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its yard, plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Mathews Civic Center on Route 660 in…
Two county-owned communications towers are sought (6/16/2021) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board voted on Tuesday to ask the board of supervisors to approve a plan to erect two county-owned communications towers and seek up to $2.48 million…
Bridge closed to marine traffic (6/16/2021) - The Gwynn’s Island Bridge has been closed to boat traffic until further notice. Motorists can expect potential delays until 5 p.m. on Sunday, said a notice on 511virginia.org. According to…
Cake contest and sale at museum on Saturday (6/16/2021) - At least 20 cakes are expected to be judged on Saturday for the Father’s Day Cake Contest at the Mathews Historical Museum on 200 Main Street, Mathews. After the winner…
Hodges seeks another term on school board (6/16/2021) - Linda Gerhold Hodges, 68, of Mathews, has announced that she is once again running to retain her seat on the Mathews County School Board. If successful during the November election,…
Dee Russell announces for county board (6/16/2021) - Dee Russell, 58, of Redart, has announced her candidacy in the November election for the Mathews County Board of Supervisors. Originally from Richmond, Russell has been a Mathews resident since…
State, local offices closed Friday for Juneteenth (6/16/2021) - All courts, county offices, school board offices, libraries, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Friday, June 18, in observance of the Juneteenth state…
November’s ballots are set (6/16/2021) - The slates of local candidates are set for the November 2 general election, with both Gloucester and Mathews fielding multiple candidates for the board of supervisors and school board, while…
VIMS research vessel rescues aircraft pilot, passenger near Wolf Trap Light (6/16/2021) - A little after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Captain Voight Hogge of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science’s research vessel “Bay Eagle,” observed a two-person Diamond DA20 aircraft make an emergency…
Meeting Monday on proposed mixed use project in Dutton (6/16/2021) - Rhetson Companies, Inc., will hold a community meeting on Monday evening at 6 o’clock at the Piankatank Ruritan Club in Hudgins to gather feedback from the community about a mixed…
GI bridge closed to boat traffic until further notice (6/10/2021) - The Gwynn’s Island Bridge has been closed to boat traffic until further notice. There will be no impact to vehicle traffic. According to a press release from the Virginia Department…
Emergency allotment of SNAP (6/9/2021) - Virginia residents who receive benefits under the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will again, in June, receive funds from an emergency allotment of benefits. A press release from the…
Helipad proposal to be considered again on June 22 (6/9/2021) - After failing to come to a decision on a proposed helipad on Gwynn’s Island during its May 24 meeting, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors will take up the matter…