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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…
Confederate monument referendum language approved (5/26/2021) - The Mathews Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Monday was raucous, with residents who were there in support of keeping the Confederate monument on the Court Green frequently shouting at the…
Memorial Day programs to be held Sunday (5/26/2021) - Memorial Day will be marked locally with a pair of observances on Sunday afternoon in Gloucester and Mathews. At 2 p.m., American Legion Post 83 in Hudgins will hold a…
Offices close Monday for holiday (5/26/2021) - All post offices, courts, county offices, schools and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Mathews Memorial Library will be…
Supervisors to hold hearing Monday on helipad request (5/19/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Monday night on a request to construct a helipad on Gwynn’s Island. The meeting will begin at 6 o’clock…
Planners recommend denial (5/19/2021) - The Mathews Planning Commission met Tuesday night at the historic courthouse to discuss a proposed conditional use permit to allow an aviation facility (helipad) at 166 Old Farm Road on…
GoFundMe campaign to support law enforcement (5/19/2021) - In honor of National Police Week (May 10-16) the Support Your Local Police committee (c/o George Machen, treasurer) is raising funds for the benefit of the Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex…
This year marks 70th anniversary of Klingel’s ‘The Bay’ (5/19/2021) - This year marks the 70th anniversary of Mathews boatbuilder Gilbert Klingel’s book, “The Bay.” Klingel was a naturalist who explored and documented the Chesapeake Bay throughout his lifetime. “The Bay”…
Volunteers sought for Mathews Market Days (5/19/2021) - The Mathews Market Days Committee is seeking volunteers to help with this year’s Market Days Festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11,…
Mathews General District Court office to open full-time in July (5/19/2021) - Mathews General District Court will soon have offices open full-time in the Liberty Square complex in Mathews. The court shares a clerk with Middlesex County, and the clerk has long…
Perfect weather greets cyclists for Tour de Chesapeake’s return (5/19/2021) - After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 22nd Annual Tour de Chesapeake welcomed 608 cyclists from near and far to participate in this classic Mathews event.…
Memorial Day observances to be held May 30 (5/19/2021) - Memorial Day observances on Sunday, May 30, in Mathews and Gloucester, will be held by American Legion posts in the two counties. In Mathews The Mathews ceremony will be held…
As cases continue to drop, concerns over achieving herd immunity (5/19/2021) - Vaccine hesitancy and refusal among Virginia residents will make it difficult to achieve the 75 percent vaccination rate among the population that is considered necessary for herd immunity against COVID-19,…
Nearly $9M going to Gloucester, Mathews in COVID-19 relief (5/19/2021) - Gloucester County will receive $7,254,411 and Mathews County will get $1,715,901 in coronavirus recovery funds established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The funds are part of approximately…