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11 additional deaths recorded in Gloucester, Mathews counties; new vaccine approved (3/3/2021) - Gloucester County recorded a total of nine new COVID-19 deaths this past week, and Mathews added two deaths, even as local and state case numbers continue to drop, according to…
Hallieford man stops to help those in need (3/3/2021) - Community Spotlight In this series, the Gazette-Journal shines the light on residents who are working to make this a better place. Eddie Greene of Hallieford helps whenever he comes across…
Animal Care Society donates $10,000+ to GMHS (3/3/2021) - The Animal Care Society of Mathews donated over $10,000 to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society last Thursday. The organization presented the shelter with a pair of checks. The first check, in…
Mathews NAACP highlights female trailblazers (3/3/2021) - The Mathews Branch NAACP is celebrating March as Women’s History Month by recognizing women of Mathews who are accomplished in their fields and in the community. Each day this month,…
Mathews launches online newsletter (3/3/2021) - Mathews County launched its online newsletter, “Be Here,” last month to provide residents with information and updates on matters that affect them. Each newsletter includes updates on what’s happening with…
Museum celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef soup (3/3/2021) - The Mathews Historical Museum is taking orders through Monday for its corned beef soup takeout to be held Saturday, March 13 in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. In addition, members…
GMCC holds ‘Luck O’ the Irish’ fundraiser (3/3/2021) - The pandemic has managed to bring the world to a screeching halt since it began in early 2020. However, one organization is determined to bring a little bit of luck…
Public gathering limits to ease, beginning Monday (2/25/2021) - Beginning Monday, a number of restrictions placed on gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eased, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday. With COVID-19 hospitalization and infection…
37 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths in Mathews (2/24/2021) - While most of the state and nation saw decreasing numbers of COVID-19 cases during the past week, Mathews County saw its numbers spike upward again, after having dropped the previous…
Diggs resident reeling from loss of husband, devastating house fire (2/24/2021) - Diggs resident Kathy Rowe lost everything she owned in a Jan. 23 fire, just three days after her husband died. Now living with her daughter in Hampton, Rowe is eager…
Nominations sought for volunteerism awards (2/24/2021) - One of things that makes Gloucester and Mathews counties so special is the dedication of its myriad volunteers, who do everything from running our blood drives and cleaning up our…
Supervisors take exception to personnel matter (2/24/2021) - Mathews County supervisors Paul Hudgins and Jackie Ingram got a bit testy with their fellow board members during Tuesday’s meeting, questioning two items that were before the board for action.…
Auxiliarist of the Year (2/24/2021) - Ray Procopio of Mathews, a member of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66, was awarded Division 6 (Peninsula Area) Auxiliarist of the Year for 2020 on Feb. 11 at U.S. Coast…
North man dies in single-vehicle accident (2/17/2021) - A Mathews man died in a single-vehicle accident on Ridge Road last Thursday. Virginia State Police said that a 2000 Dodge Dakota driven by Juergen Jacob Metzger, 80, of North…
Decrease in new COVID-19 cases seen over past week (2/17/2021) - There has been a decided decrease during the past week in the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded locally, districtwide and statewide. After several weeks of more than 100 new…
G.I. Festival canceled; Daffodil Festival to move forward (2/17/2021) - Another year of COVID-19 infections means another year of event cancellations and modifications for the Gloucester and Mathews communities. The 2021 Gwynn’s Island Festival has already been canceled; last year,…
Vaccines made a scourge go away (2/17/2021) - Polio was the scourge of summer, the monster waiting in swimming holes and tainted water, the diagnosis mothers feared more than anything. Its menace now a distant memory, decades ago…
Memories of surviving a deadly pandemic 70 years ago (2/17/2021) - C.W. Hudgins was 5½ years old in the summer of 1950, playing barefoot at his grandfather’s house in Mathews County, when “suddenly I couldn’t walk.” The family went into a…
MLK Day speaker throws down challenge (2/17/2021) - Ayodele Olosunde, assistant general counsel at the United States Department of Justice, threw down a challenge to members of the Mathews Branch of the NAACP. He was the keynote speaker…
Planners continue CIP discussion (2/17/2021) - The Mathews County Planning Commission met virtually Tuesday night to continue its discussion of the Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Improvement Plan. The commission listened to a late request for equipment…
USS Mathews (2/17/2021) - Butch Smith of Gloucester visited the Mathews Historical Museum on Saturday to purchase the museum’s new mug featuring the USS Mathews, which he served aboard in the 1960s. Launched in…
County supervisors meet Tuesday (2/17/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Tuesday via the Zoom platform. The meeting will be shared live on the county’s meeting portal and on…
Chili fundraiser a take-out only affair this year (2/17/2021) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its third annual “Chili When It’s Chilly” fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the league building in Bohannon. The cost is $8 for…
Vaccination program picking up speed (2/10/2021) - The COVID-19 vaccination program in Virginia is picking up speed, with nearly 36,000 people statewide being vaccinated on a daily basis. More than 1.13 million Virginians had been vaccinated for…
Riverside begins offering vaccines to patients 65 and older (2/10/2021) - On Wednesday, Feb. 10, Riverside Health System began offering COVID-19 vaccines to RHS patients aged 65 and over who live in Virginia and are in active treatment with a Riverside…