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In-person voting to be held next two Saturdays (10/21/2020) - Early in-person voting in the 2020 election has been going on for over a month now, and for those who haven’t been able to make it to the registrar’s office…
Ransone to lead national physicians’ group (10/21/2020) - Dr. Sterling N. Ransone Jr. of Cobbs Creek, was elected by the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Congress of Delegates as its president-elect. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical…
Hearings Tuesday on proposed tax, fee increases (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold two public hearings on changes to ordinances in the county code during the board meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mathews High…
Broadband board recommends 4 internet access proposals (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board will recommend to the board of supervisors that the county should focus on four proposals for increasing broadband access when it requests funding from…
Tower proposal could boost broadband coverage (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board is on the cusp of scoring its first major win toward the goal of providing broadband to every household in the county. In a…
First Baptist celebrates pastoral anniversary (10/21/2020) - First Baptist Church in Mathews will mark the fifth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Jonathan D. Waldon, in an outdoor service at 11 a.m. Sunday. COVID-19 safety precautions will…
Who were the players in the effort to improve race relations? (10/14/2020) - Who were the players in those early journeys to racial dialogue which made stops in Gloucester and Mathews? Nation and state Dr. Robert Russa Moton, 1867-1935; born in Amelia County,…
COVID-19 surge continues in counties (10/14/2020) - The surge of coronavirus cases continued this week in Gloucester and Mathews, with Gloucester recording 48 new cases, for a total of 313, while Mathews added 30, bringing the total…
Race relations: Fleeting efforts made a century ago to find common ground (10/14/2020) - Like a beacon of light in a dark night, attempts to form committees for improved race relations came together one century ago in Gloucester and Mathews. Just as quickly as…
Death appears accidental after body recovered from creek (10/14/2020) - The body of Devin Massey of Shacklefords in King and Queen County was found floating in Jackson Creek in Deltaville on Oct. 2, according to Sergeant Eric Van Fossen of…
Mathews Wetlands board approves two requests (10/14/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Board, meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in the historic courthouse, unanimously approved a pair of requests for shoreline improvements following public hearings on the matter. The…
Ham radio event (10/14/2020) - Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event to honor Mathews’s famous daughter, Capt. Sally L. Tompkins, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday…
Hurst family welcomes triplets (10/14/2020) - Brandy and Eric Hurst planned to have just one more child, but at Brandy’s seven-week ultrasound they were in for quite a surprise—the Port Haywood couple was suddenly expecting triplets.…
InstaFallFest (10/14/2020) - InstaFallFest was held on Oct. 3 at the home of Paul and Elsa Verbyla on Main Street in Mathews, offering games and prizes, including an Instagram contest with a prize…
Public hearing to be held Tuesday (10/14/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission will hold one public hearing during Tuesday night’s meeting which will be held in the historic courthouse, starting at 7 o’clock. The applicant, Kevin Hunter, is…
90th birthday parade (10/14/2020) - Family and friends of Frances Virginia Diggs wouldn’t let rainy weather or even a global pandemic stop them from celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday. Over 65 vehicles made the…
Mathews Court Green gets fall landscaping makeover (10/14/2020) - Long-awaited landscape improvements to the historic Mathews Court Green are finally coming to fruition, thanks to collaborative efforts between volunteers and county staff. Dennis Baker of the Court Green Task…
CA & J Farm to host ‘Fall on the Farm’ events this season (10/14/2020) - CA & J Farm in Mathews will be holding many “Fall on the Farm” events beginning next week which include a special healing day and drum circle events. The farm,…
Fall harvest (10/14/2020) - Fall is in the air at Iron Point in Cobbs Creek. Farmer G.T. Ward has baled his hay and readied the field for winter.
Making it tour-worthy (10/14/2020) - With her circa 1900 arts-and-crafts-style home, Weston Hall, slated for this year’s now-canceled Historic Garden Week in Virginia Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour, Cindy Barnett of Mathews began making some landscaping improvements…
Real estate boom during pandemic leaves agents scrambling (10/14/2020) - Bernadette La CasseWendy HoggeBarry Nachman A boom in the real estate market has real estate agents scrambling to keep up with the demand for single family homes.Bernadette La Casse, broker/realtor…
Lawn and garden equipment flying off the shelves (10/14/2020) - Mathews Lawn and Garden has had one of its best years ever, said owner Ricky Tomlinson, with only five riding mowers and three push mowers left in stock. He usually…
27 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gloucester, Mathews counties (10/7/2020) - COVID-19 cases in Mathews and Gloucester continued to rise during the past week, with 11 new cases reported for Mathews, bringing the total to 92 as of Wednesday morning, and…
Rotary Club announces ‘Flags for Heroes’ project (10/7/2020) - The Mathews Rotary Club, in partnership with Chesapeake Bank, is celebrating heroes with a spectacular visual display of over 100 American flags and, with the community’s support, the possibility of many…
Salvation Army seeks bell ringers (10/7/2020) - The holiday season will be here before you know it, and the Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. According to Nicole Watson, case…