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Father’s Day cake baking contest Saturday (6/15/2022) - A Father’s Day cake baking contest takes place Saturday at the Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews. Cakes of any type should be entered at the museum between 8-9…
New Point couple stabbed to death; son arrested (6/10/2022) - The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday morning that two New Point residents, Melissa and Adam Moore of the 400 block of Whites Point Lane, were found stabbed to death…
MCF awards nearly $158,000 in grants (6/8/2022) - The Mathews Community Foundation recently held a reception at the Church of Francis de Sales in Mathews for 25 nonprofit organizations that were awarded a 2022 Community Impact Grant. Ron…
Party With a Purpose (6/8/2022) - Saturday’s Party With a Purpose, a fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the New Point Comfort Overlook, was a big success, according to Susan Murdoch of the Mathews Rotary Club,…
Virginians encouraged to get REAL ID (6/8/2022) - With less than one year until identification requirements change at America’s airports, more than 2.5 million Virginians have obtained a REAL ID compliant credential at the Virginia Department of Motor…
Mathews Library offers ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ to area youth (6/8/2022) - Mathews Memorial Library is taking a dive into “Oceans of Possibilities” by offering a summer youth program that explores the watery world in which we live. Beginning July 5, every…
Attic art sale (6/8/2022) - The Bay School Community Arts Center has an ongoing Attic Art Sale, with featured artwork that includes both originals and prints. The art may be from a different artist than…
60 graduate from MHS Saturday (6/8/2022) - Family and friends filled the Harry M. Ward Auditorium Saturday morning to wish the 60 members of the Mathews High School Class of 2022 all the best as they prepare…
Residents urged to prepare for hurricane season (6/8/2022) - It is only a week into hurricane season and the first named storm in the Atlantic has already come and gone. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above…
‘Level funding’ considered for Mathews schools (6/8/2022) - Amid concerns over financial pressures experienced by county residents due to inflation and skyrocketing fuel costs, coupled with a declining student population, several members of the Mathews County Board of…
Covid cases down nationally, up in district (6/8/2022) - COVID-19 case rates decreased across the U.S. and in Virginia during the past week, with around 101,000 cases per day nationally and 2,859 cases per day in the state. In…
Belize Heroes (6/8/2022) - Area volunteer fire departments are donating outdated firefighting equipment to Belize Heroes, a program the sends older but usable equipment to the Caribbean nation of Belize. Above, a load of…
8 lives lost in holiday weekend traffic in Virginia (6/8/2022) - The 2022 Memorial Day weekend saw a sharp decrease in traffic crash fatalities compared to 2021, while also having traffic volumes that rival pre-pandemic numbers, according to the Virginia State…
Mathews Triad fair to be held June 21 (6/8/2022) - The Mathews County Triad fair is back this year for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, but things will be a bit different this time around. Triad…
Chesapeake Bay crabs hit population low (6/8/2022) - The blue crab, the Chesapeake Bay’s most valuable catch and a closely watched proxy for the health of its underwater ecosystem, is less abundant now than at any other time…
Mathews resident has a most unusual vacation (6/8/2022) - Dana Brown of Cobbs Creek has always enjoyed traveling. She’s taken trips to Iceland, Alaska and the Canary Islands, and has made several trips to Europe with family over the…
Museum to hold Father’s Day Cake Contest (6/8/2022) - The Mathews Historical Museum, fresh off its May Faire pound cake contest, plans its second Father’s Day Cake Contest, to be held Saturday, June 18, at the museum. Chairman Barbara…
Mathews tax bills go out this week (6/1/2022) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce the real estate tax rate by a half cent, from 64.5 cents to 64 cents per $100 of assessed value,…
Mathews families struggling with high electric bills (6/1/2022) - Mathews County Social Services has gotten multiple requests from residents who need assistance with high electric bills, but the agency doesn’t have the funds to provide all the assistance being…
VDOT crews to be working on G.I. bridge today (6/1/2022) - One-way alternating traffic is planned for today at the Gwynn’s Island bridge over Milford Haven from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. A release from the Virginia Department of Transportation said crews will…
Services held Sunday to honor America’s war dead (6/1/2022) - American Legion posts in Mathews and Gloucester took time out on Sunday afternoon to honor America’s military and its war dead in Memorial Day weekend observances. The first of the…
County permits restaurant to reopen (6/1/2022) - The Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill on Gwynn’s Island reopened over the weekend after having been closed last Wednesday morning by Mathews County building official Kevin Zoll. The closure…
Man with Mathews ties considered for fort name (6/1/2022) - Fort Barfoot, honoring a World War II Medal of Honor winner who is buried in Mathews County, is proposed as the new name for Fort Pickett in Nottoway County. The…
COVID-19 case rates stabilize (6/1/2022) - COVID-19 cases stabilized across the U.S. over the weekend, with the nation averaging about 109,000 new cases per day, according to a press release from Dr. Richard Williams, medical director…
Mathews Triad fair to be held June 21 (6/1/2022) - The Mathews County Triad fair is back this year for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, but things will be a bit different this time around. Triad…
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