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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…
Beatley joins clerk’s office as deputy (6/9/2021) - Haley Beatley of Mathews has been appointed deputy clerk in the Mathews County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. She began her duties on June 1, replacing Judy Dixon, who retired at…
Meeting planned on starting a business in Mathews (6/9/2021) - The Mathews County Resources Council will examine the topic “How to Start a Business in Mathews County” at its monthly Zoom meeting next Thursday, June 17. Login starts at 9:05…
Health screenings offered on Main Street this summer (6/9/2021) - This summer will bring four community health screenings to Mathews from the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic. The screenings will be free, and held from 10 a.m. until noon on Main…
Turn in tattered flags for disposal (6/9/2021) - In anticipation of Flag Day (Monday, June 14) the public is invited to turn-in worn, torn, tattered or faded flags, banners and pennants at the “Flag Disposal” box under the…
COVID case rates still improving (6/9/2021) - COVID-19 case rates continued to improve in the Three Rivers Health District over the past week, with only two to three cases reported per day for all 10 jurisdictions combined.…
McAuliffe to lead state Democratic ticket (6/9/2021) - Former Governor Terry R. McAuliffe easily won the nomination to be the 2021 Democratic candidate for Virginia governor during Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election. With just 454,664 people voting in the…
Get hooked on Summer Fun (6/9/2021) - After a pandemic year when very few opportunities were available, Summer Fun is back. Here is our guide to many of the upcoming activities in the area. SHERRY HAMILTON /…
Be aware of water safety, Mathews Social Services advises (6/2/2021) - With summer on the way, Mathews Social Services wants to remind parents to be extra cautious when taking their young children around boats, docks and beaches. Family Services Supervisor Lisa…
Meeting tonight on Gwynn’s Island Historic District (6/2/2021) - A public meeting on the Gwynn’s Island Historic District project sponsored by Preservation Mathews will be held outdoors at 7 o’clock tonight at the Gwynn’s Island Civic League. Dr. David…
Wreath-laying ceremonies (6/2/2021) - Among commemorations on Memorial Day weekend in Mathews, members of the Capt. Sally Tompkins United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Cricket Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American…
West Mathews Community League to hold sale (6/2/2021) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its yard, plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at the West Mathews Civic Center on…
Legionnaires hold Memorial Day services in Gloucester, Mathews (6/2/2021) - In a pair of Memorial Day services on Sunday afternoon, Legionnaires in Gloucester and Mathews counties paid tribute to their departed brothers and sisters in arms. In Mathews American Legion…
Harry Ward dies at age 76 (6/2/2021) - Harry M. Ward, the longtime Superintendent of Mathews County Public Schools and Mathews High School principal before that, died Tuesday at the age of 76. Beginning his career at MHS…
Vaccines continue to keep case rates low (6/2/2021) - The COVID-19 vaccination program continued to prove its worth during the past week, with case rates remaining low in Virginia, averaging fewer than 400 cases per day statewide and fewer…
Dominion customers may be eligible for arrears forgiveness (6/2/2021) - Dominion Energy customers that have accrued arrears on their account greater than 30 days as of Dec. 31, 2020 may be eligible for arrears forgiveness. The credit will be applied…
Cases continued against two Mathews County residents charged in U.S. Capitol riot (6/2/2021) - A trial date for Mathews residents Cindy Fitchett and Doug Sweet, both of whom were arrested and charged with federal violations related to entering the U.S. Capitol building on Jan.…
Parents should feel confident about vaccinating children (5/26/2021) - Now that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use on children ages 12-15, many parents are wondering if they should vaccinate…
‘Nelda’s Closet’ (5/26/2021) - The Mathews Rotary Club has resumed in-person meetings and on Thursday, May 20, Mathews Rotary President Karl Braun presented a $1,000 check to Nelda Gibbs, Mathews County Public Schools Cafeteria…
Gloucester man charged in string of Mathews burglaries (5/26/2021) - The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office spent six months investigating a string of business burglaries in conjunction with the sheriff’s offices of Gloucester and Middlesex counties, culminating in the arrest and…
Data Investigations to head up survey of Gwynn’s Island buildings (5/26/2021) - Preservation Mathews announced Tuesday that the Virginia Department of Historic Resources has chosen Data Investigations of Gloucester as the contractor to perform the upcoming architectural survey of all buildings on…
New COVID-19 case rate averaging 10/day in district (5/26/2021) - With 56 percent of residents 18 and older and 80 percent of residents 65 and older having received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, the new case rate…
Standing on a piece of Mathews history (5/26/2021) - Michael Gregg grew up in a circa 1870 home on the East River in Mathews, and although he now lives in a newer home next door, the old home is…