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Defamation suit filed against Mathews County (3/4/2020) - Mathews brothers George and David Jones and their business, JB Property Development LLC, have filed a $1.55 million defamation suit against Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins and…
Detailed information about county legal matters addressed on website (3/4/2020) - Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner issued a statement this week, saying that concerns raised by various residents during the board of supervisors meeting on Feb. 25 will be addressed in…
History of Mathews to be ‘launched’ at yacht club (3/4/2020) - “A Select History of Mathews County Virginia” by Conrad Mercer Hall will be released at the Mathews Yacht Club on Saturday, March 21, beginning with a reception at 10 a.m.;…
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Judy Ward scholarship concert Sunday (3/4/2020) - A concert for the Judy Ward scholarship will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church. A free-will offering will be taken for the scholarship given each…
MHS indoor track competes at state meet (3/4/2020) - The Mathews High School indoor track team traveled to Roanoke College this weekend to compete in the VHSL 1A/2A State Championship meet. On Friday, Melody Smith, Caroline Bray, Sarah Taylor…
Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday (3/4/2020) - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday and will remain in effect until Nov. 1. Timepieces should be set ahead one hour (“spring forward”) upon retiring Saturday night. Residents…
MHS talent show to be held March 13 (3/4/2020) - The Mathews High School talent show has been postponed to Friday, March 13, after the original Feb. 21 date was canceled due to snow. The talent show, hosted by the…
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1,220 responses received from broadband survey (2/26/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board shared the results of its countywide broadband survey with the Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. After hearing the report, supervisors took action…
Info session on G.I. Historic District (2/26/2020) - Preservation Mathews, Inc., will present a program on the status of the Gwynn’s Island Historic District at the March meeting of the Gwynn’s Island Civic League. The meeting will be…
May Faire 2020 to celebrate county’s water heritage (2/19/2020) - May Faire 2020, a spring heritage festival of the Mathews Historical Museum, will take the theme “Celebrating Our Mathews Water Heritage” when it is held Saturday, May 2. May Faire…
‘Chili When it’s Chilly’ returns Saturday (2/19/2020) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its second annual “Chili When it’s Chilly” sale from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the league building in Bohannon.  Chili will be available in…
Sam Forrest to talk about his travels tonight (2/19/2020) - Sam Forrest of Mathews will present “a worldwide travelogue of adventures” at a meeting at 7 o’clock tonight at the Mathews Maritime Foundation Museum, 482 Main Street, Mathews. A release…
Mathews planners table rezoning again (2/19/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission tabled action Tuesday night on a request to rezone a 7.168-acre parcel on Godfrey Bay Road from rural to residential in order to build a minimum…
Mathews County Wetlands board approves number of requests (2/19/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board approved a number of requests for shoreline improvements coming before the board during its Feb. 5 meeting, which was held in the historic courthouse.…
Black History Month event Saturday at library (2/12/2020) - The Mathews Memorial Library will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in recognition of February as Black History Month, celebrating the freedom, culture and heritage…
B&G Club officer to address MCRC (2/12/2020) - The Mathews County Resources Council will meet at 9:15 a.m. next Thursday, Feb. 20, at Mathews Memorial Library. Michele Benson, Chief Development Officer from the administrative offices of the Boys…
Planners to discuss 2020 goals (2/12/2020) - The Mathews Planning Commission will review its 2019 Annual Report and discuss its goals for 2020 at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the historic courthouse. Other items…
Supplemental invoices sent to some county taxpayers (2/12/2020) - Personal property supplemental invoices have been mailed to Mathews residents that were not billed for personal property items included in the regular billing cycle for the tax years of 2017-2019,…
Procedural violation alleged in bids (2/12/2020) - An allegation that the county failed to follow proper procedures in its awarding of bids for home elevation projects in 2016 and 2017 was apparently the subject of an exchange…
navigation_aids_installed_1 Aids to navigation replaced in Mathews (2/5/2020) - At long last, aids to navigation that were removed from Mathews County’s Davis Creek and the Hole in the Wall portion of Milford Haven have been replaced. Waterfront Development Corporation,…
Mathews County Electoral Board Secretary Jeff Bohn, center, assists Mathews High School senior Josh Monastyrly as he registers to vote. Bohn, Electoral Board President Josie Thorpe (not pictured), and Mathews Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner, at left, worked with seniors over a two-day period to encourage them to participate in elections. The students shown here are in teacher Al Thomas’s Honors U.S. Government class. Photo by Sherry Hamilton MHS seniors register to vote (2/5/2020) - The Mathews County Electoral Board visited Mathews High School on Tuesday to register eligible seniors to vote. During three different class periods, Electoral Board Secretary Jeff Bohn explained the importance…
milford_haven_rear_admiral USCG Rear Admiral visits Milford Haven (1/29/2020) - Rear Admiral Keith Smith, Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic, recently visited Coast Guard Station Milford Haven.  Accompanying him were Captain Kevin Carroll, Commander Sector Virginia, and Lt. Bryce Kessler,…
Air Force Capt. Tisha J. Yates was the guest speaker at the Mathews chapter of the NAACP’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which was held on Sunday afternoon at Zion Baptist Church, Cardinal. Listening intently to Yates’s speech is Delphia Ferguson, who served as the mistress of ceremonies. Photo by Melany Slaughter ‘The movement wasn’t in vain,’ speaker tells Mathews crowd (1/22/2020) - Air Force Capt. Tisha J. Yates, the guest speaker at Sunday afternoon’s Mathews King Day service, held up herself as an example of the progress that continues as a result…