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Friends of Library giving out books to rising fifth graders (7/8/2020) - When schools closed early this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, volunteers with the Friends of the Mathews Memorial Library weren’t able to visit Lee-Jackson Elementary School to give a…
West Mathews road cleanup to be held Sunday (7/8/2020) - Mobjack resident Sue McConville is glad to live in a beautiful place like Mathews, and she wants to help keep her corner of the county pristine by sponsoring a road…
Mathews Y to hold food drive Tuesday (7/8/2020) - The Mathews Family YMCA will hold a food drive from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday to benefit Hands Across Mathews. Those wishing to donate are encouraged to drive up in…
Heat causes bridge to be stuck open (7/8/2020) - Heat in the 90s on Friday afternoon caused the Route 223 bridge over Milford Haven to Gwynn’s Island to be stuck open for a while. It was open before 5:30…
Appeal of VMRC oyster cage decision denied (7/8/2020) - A group of nearly three dozen Gwynn’s Island residents seeking to reverse a VMRC decision that allowed for the deployment of over 700 oyster cages in Milford Haven had their…
Mathews continues to pursue funding for broadband (7/8/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board continues to pursue funding opportunities for broadband projects, with the goal of providing universal high-speed broadband access across the county. “We’re trying to do…
North resident dies in RTV accident (7/1/2020) - Walter Martens Strieter, 75, of North, died as a result of injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday evening in Mathews County, according to Sgt. Michelle Anaya from…
A letter from Windsor Castle (7/1/2020) - Mary Kathryn Diggs of Port Haywood pulled something special on Monday from the mailbox at the end of her lane: a letter from Windsor Castle. In the letter, Richenda Elton,…
Book launch (7/1/2020) - The Mathews County Historical Society held a book launch Saturday for the latest in the “Historic Homes and Properties of Mathews County” series at the Tompkins Cottage Museum. The book,…
Mathews Museum to hold July 4 indoor ‘yard sale’ (7/1/2020) - The Mathews Historical Museum will hold a July 4 indoor “yard sale” and outdoor hot dog and chili sale Saturday with proceeds to support museum operations, future programs, and its…
Hooper denied bond in federal court (7/1/2020) - William Wellington “Billy” Hooper of Mathews, facing federal charges related to sex offenses with an underage girl, was denied bond last week. Hooper appealed his ongoing detention in a June…
The boys of summer (7/1/2020) - COVID-19 may have robbed them of their final season of high school baseball, but the Mathews High School seniors got one last time on the diamond Tuesday night. They formed…
Market Days cancels 2020 festival (7/1/2020) - Mathews Market Days, the popular annual fall festival, is the latest victim of theCOVID-19 pandemic. In a letter shared on social media and the Market Days’ website, co-chairs Christine Johnson…
North resident dies in RTV accident (6/28/2020) - At approximately 5:40 p.m. Saturday, the Virginia State Police was called to a two-vehicle accident on Route 14, eastbound, 3/4 of a mile east of Route 3 in Mathews, the VSP…
Happy Juneteenth! (6/24/2020) - A sign commemorating Juneteenth appeared early Friday morning next to the Confederate monument at Mathews Court House. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved…
Child care continues to be major concern for school reopening (6/24/2020) - Mathews County Schools’ superintendent Nancy Welch told county supervisors that, under the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, a number of changes will affect operations in the coming school year, including modification of…
Mathews planners vote to recommend revised CIP (6/24/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission unanimously voted during a virtual meeting on June 16 to recommend sending a revised Capital Improvement Plan for the 2021 fiscal year to the board of…
Book of Mathews history to be launched Saturday (6/24/2020) - “Historic Homes and Properties of Mathews County, Virginia Pre-Civil War Fourth in a Series of Five,” will be launched on Saturday. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and take…
Another old bottle (6/24/2020) - We ran a photograph of a soft drink bottle with the imprint of Morris Curfman’s Mathews Bottling Works on June 11. This week, Richard Miles sent these photos of a…
No Mathews BZA meeting in July (6/24/2020) - There will be no meeting of the Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals in July because of social distancing requirements.
Ready for Tuesday’s election (6/19/2020) - SHERRY HAMILTON / GAZETTE-JOURNAL Mathews County election officials had training Wednesday on election guidelines, including pandemic-related guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner, shown at…
Cobbs Creek resident drowns off Bavon Beach (6/17/2020) - A Cobbs Creek resident drowned on Sunday while swimming off Bavon Beach in Mathews. Edward G. Renner, 44, of the 300 block of Roane Point Road, was pronounced deceased at…
Tompkins Cottage/Thomas James Store open June 27 (6/17/2020) - MCHS PHOTOSOpening to visitors on Saturday, June 27 will be Tompkins Cottage, left, and the Thomas James Store, right, both in Mathews Court House, and maintained by the Mathews County…
Mathews Library a 2020 Census Partner (6/17/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library reopened on Monday, providing a new community service to local residents as a 2020 Census Partner. Before it had to close in March because of restrictions related…
Maritime Museum opens for season Friday (6/17/2020) - The Mathews Maritime Museum will reopen Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and continue through the summer months on Fridays and Saturdays. Two new exhibits…