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Tropical Storm Isaias causes wind damage, power outages (8/5/2020) - Tropical Storm Isaias quickly passed through Gloucester and Mathews early Tuesday morning, but the counties did not come away from the storm unscathed. According to the United States National Weather…
Gloucester adds 9 new cases; 3 in Mathews in past week (8/5/2020) - The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews continued to increase over the past week, with Gloucester adding nine new cases since last Wednesday morning, for a…
Dubois named to state advisory committee (8/5/2020) - Amy Dubois, chair of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, was appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam on July 31 to a position on the Local Government Advisory Committee to the…
Back to Business grants available in Mathews (8/5/2020) - Back to Business grants are available to help businesses on the Middle Peninsula cover the costs of complying with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, but Mathews businesses haven’t been taking advantage of…
Mathews to begin school year with almost entirely remote learning (7/31/2020) - While Mathews County Public Schools will be open for the 2020-2021 school year, and the calendar has not changed, the day-to-day schedule will look much different as the division continues…
Mathews BZA meets next week (8/5/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 13, in the historic courthouse on Court Street. The board will consider one appeal of…
Farming the old-fashioned way (8/5/2020) - G.T. Ward of Cobbs Creek farms the old-fashioned way, periodically bottom-plowing the land to break up roots and turn up rocks that might interfere with his crop. He raises hay…
Requests made to remove monument in Mathews (7/29/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors received several requests Tuesday night to take down the Confederate monument that has stood on Mathews Court Green since 1912. Online requests read to…
Mathews School Board meets tonight (7/29/2020) - The Mathews County School Board will hold a special meeting at 6 o’clock tonight in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. Thursday’s meeting will include a public…
Mathews NAACP asks for immediate action on name change; exploring legal options (7/29/2020) - In a letter emailed to the Mathews County School Board on Wednesday, Mathews NAACP president Raymond Willis has asked the board to take immediate action to rename Lee-Jackson Elementary. In…
Archaeological dig provides glimpse of Mathews colonial life (7/29/2020) - Conrad Hall, author of “A Select History of Mathews County, Virginia: 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries and The Family of Ann and Robert Hall,” knew that he could trace his…
HRSD Mathews pump station online (7/29/2020) - The new HRSD sewage pump station on Main Street in Mathews went online last month, serving 180 residential connections and 120 business connections. Leila Rice, director of communications for the…
Mathews Rotary completes project at Bayside (7/29/2020) - The Mathews Rotary Club selects a community service project to perform each summer, with the organization’s motto, “Service Above Self,” as its driving force. This summer has been no different, in…
3 applications on Mathews Wetlands Board agenda (7/29/2020) - The Mathews Wetlands Board will meet at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the historic courthouse. Public hearings will be held on three applications. Morris Bay Properties and Ray…
88 entries in this year’s Art Speaks Exhibition (7/29/2020) - The Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, opened its eighth annual Art Speaks Juried Exhibition last Saturday, July 25. This year’s show, a virtual exhibition due to the coronavirus pandemic,…
Blood drive (7/29/2020) - A blood drive held July 21 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins resulted in the collection of 76 units, nine shy of the drive’s goal of 85, according…
Two Mathews students win VSBA Art Contest (7/29/2020) - Abigail Macias, a student at Lee-Jackson Elementary School, and Mathews High School student Jordan Hunley were two of the three top winners in the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association Eastern…
Proposal to rename Lee-Jackson on school board’s agenda (7/15/2020) - A request to change the name of Lee-Jackson Elementary School—named in honor of Confederate Gens. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee—will be on Tuesday’s agenda of the Mathews…
Planners endorse oyster packaging facility (7/22/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of conditional use permits for an oyster packaging facility and an event venue, and unanimously voted against recommending a proposed text…
Broadband board moves ahead with grant applications (7/22/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board met virtually on Tuesday to approve moving forward with two applications for broadband grants in the county. The board will go before the Mathews…
VDOT work scheduled in Gloucester, Mathews (7/22/2020) - Highway work in Gloucester and Mathews this week will include guardrail repair today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Route 616 (Belroi Road) in Gloucester, near the intersection with Route 17…
Keeping kids reading (7/22/2020) - Long summer days can be tough on a kid without a book to read, and Mathews Memorial Library has been closed to its patrons, so the library decided to take…
Mathews author releases second novel, ‘Blacktop Wasteland’ (7/22/2020) - Mathews native Shawn Cosby has released his second novel, “Blacktop Wasteland,” a hard-hitting tale of crime and redemption that’s being praised by reviewers for its perspective on the black experience…
Mathews beautification project seeks support (7/15/2020) - While it might be difficult to find ways to enhance the natural beauty of Mathews County, the late Betsy and Dwight Ambach did just that with the hanging flower baskets…
Dutton man in need of liver transplant; fundraiser Saturday (7/15/2020) - Ben Davis of Dutton, was placed on the liver transplant list Monday, July 6, having undergone treatment for liver disease for nearly four years. The 45-year-old Mathews resident was diagnosed…