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COVID-19 cases surge nationwide (11/18/2020) - The United States is experiencing a pandemic surge, with all the ICU beds in Utah being used up, worsening conditions in the Dakotas, and the threat looming that health care…
Board stays with original Hole in the Wall alignment (11/18/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a brief, all-electronic November meeting on Tuesday, postponing employee recognitions and three public hearings until December. According to a memo, the decision to…
Closings begin Wednesday for Thanksgiving (11/18/2020) - All courts and county offices in Gloucester and Mathews will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and remain closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, for the Thanksgiving…
Final figures (11/18/2020) - Election returns for Nov. 3 in Gloucester and Mathews have now been certified, taking into account the votes on provisional ballots and mailed ballots that arrived after the Gazette-Journal’s preliminary…
Scant details available on ongoing federal case in Mathews (11/18/2020) - Rumors abounded in Mathews last week after a phalanx of Virginia State Police cars, along with two bomb squad trucks, were seen in the county before dawn on Tuesday, Nov.…
Mathews Christmas Parade canceled (11/18/2020) - The Mathews County Christmas Parade, which was scheduled for Dec. 12, has since been canceled for this year because of COVID-19 concerns. Parade chair Lynda Smith Greve said she and…
Fall Cleanup (11/18/2020) - Dr. Suzanne Seekins and John Townsend, new residents of Mathews County, were among the 29 volunteers who helped pick up trash during the Mathews County Fall Cleanup on Saturday. They…
MCWC selling baked goods for scholarship fund (11/18/2020) - The Mathews County Woman’s Club will sell baked goods at Saturday’s Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market and again on Saturday, Dec. 12 on the Mathews Court Green. Since the cancellation of Mathews…
Broadband meeting canceled (11/18/2020) - A community information meeting that was scheduled for tonight on the topic of broadband for Mathews County has been canceled because of newly-enacted COVID-19 restrictions. Judy Rowe, chair of the…
Christmas Store (11/18/2020) - Piankatank Ruritan Club treasurer Lori Roscher, at right, presents a $250 donation from the club to Lauren Oden of Mathews Social Services. The money benefits the 2020 Mathews Christmas Store.
Community broadband meeting cancelled (11/16/2020) - A community information meeting that was scheduled for Thursday night on the topic of broadband for Mathews County has been cancelled because of newly-enacted COVID-19 restrictions. Judy Rowe, Chair of…
Board meeting on Tuesday to be fully virtual (11/13/2020) - The November Mathews County Board of Supervisors meeting, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mathews High School, will now be fully virtual via the Zoom platform. It will be…
COVID-19 numbers rise, yet at slower rate (11/11/2020) - In the midst of a nationwide surge of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of cases in Virginia is also accelerating, but at a slower rate, according to Dr. Richard Williams,…
‘It’s a big deal’: COVID-19 survivor recounts battle with virus (11/11/2020) - Just off a three-week battle with COVID-19, Keith Faulkner of Mathews wants people to know that the virus is real, can be debilitating, and is nothing to mess around with.…
County still in running for broadband grant (11/11/2020) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board got a bit of good news at its Tuesday meeting. The county is among the top five finalists for a $15,000 grant to help pay…
Planners extend helipad public hearing to December (11/11/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission met in the Mathews High School Auditorium Tuesday night to hold a public hearing on a conditional use permit to construct a proposed aviation facility (helipad)…
Williams Wharf facilities still being used during pandemic (11/11/2020) - Events traditionally held at Williams Wharf such as the Tour de Chesapeake, Party at the Wharf, and the Rotary Club Oyster Roast were canceled this year because of the pandemic,…
Broadband in Mathews topic of upcoming community meeting (11/11/2020) - Broadband in Mathews and the region will be discussed during a program sponsored by the Mathews Broadband Advisory Board beginning at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 19, in the auditorium…
Hooper asks convictions be set aside (11/11/2020) - William W. “Billy” Hooper of Mathews has filed a motion in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, asking that his recent convictions for child pornography and coercion and enticement…
Three public hearings on Tuesday’s agenda of Mathews board (11/11/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold three public hearings during the November meeting, to be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Mathews High School. Two…
CA&J Farm to take part in ‘Largest Drum Circle in the World’ Saturday (11/11/2020) - CA&J Farm at Bohannon will take part Saturday in a global push for peace and unity, titled “The Largest Drum Circle in the World.” In addition to taking place on…
COVID-19 cases increase slightly (11/4/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Gloucester and Mathews increased slightly over the past week, with eight cases added in Gloucester, for a total of 358 cases as of Wednesday…
Election 2020: Local voters side with Trump, Gade, Wittman (11/4/2020) - While much still remains uncertain in the wake of Tuesday’s election, the results are clear on the local level, as residents in Gloucester and Mathews counties voted in favor of…
Care Clinic donation (11/4/2020) - Eric Anderson, Grand Knight of the Father Edmund P. McCarthy Council #9428 of the Knights of Columbus, recently presented a $250 donation to the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic to support…
Flags for Heroes (11/4/2020) - The Mathews Rotary Club unfurled a field of 170 flags on Main Street Monday to honor veterans both before and after Veterans Day, which is on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The…