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al_carpenter_on_today UPDATE: NBC segment on Mathews resident Al Carpenter will air Friday (1/22/2020) - Vietnam War pilot USN Commander Al Carpenter of Cobbs Creek will be the subject of a Harry Smith segment on NBC’s Today Show on Friday, Feb. 7. The show airs…
Residents invited to provide input to county budget (1/22/2020) - Mathews residents who want a chance to have an impact on the county’s 2020-2021 budget are invited to attend the Mathews County Board of Supervisors’ budget public input meeting next…
oyster_cages_milford_haven_2 Oyster cage appeal (1/22/2020) - Frances and Joe Atherton of Grimstead, above, are among the nearly three dozen individuals and entities who have appealed last July’s decision by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to grant…
Celtic service (1/15/2020) - Strings & Things Quartet will perform traditional Celtic music at the Celtic Service to be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Kingston Parish Chapel, 370 Main Street, Mathews.…
house_fire_windsor_road Fire destroys Windsor Road home (updated) (1/8/2020) - Fire destroyed a house on Windsor Road in Mathews early Saturday, leaving a family of four with little but the clothes on their backs. Mathews County Fire Chief Ronnie Lewis…
mathews_2019_in_review_2 Mathews Year in review (1/8/2020) - Rachel Morris, at podium, with fellow teachers Mark Tomcany and Betsy Little behind her, launched the “Red for Ed in Mathews” campaign at January’s school board meeting. The effort culminated…
king_day_yates Mathews NAACP to hold King Day program Jan. 19 (1/8/2020) - The Mathews chapter of the NAACP will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at Zion Baptist Church, Cardinal. The public…
Applications being accepted for MCF 2020 grants program (1/8/2020) - The Mathews Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2020 grants program. The foundation offers a competitive grants program for eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and agencies providing programs or…
February date set for hearing on G.I. lawsuit (1/8/2020) - A hearing has been set for Feb. 28 on motions in a lawsuit brought by Gwynn’s Island property owners Mark and Candy Eubank against Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner and…
King Day services to be held (1/22/2020) - A pair of services will be held locally on Sunday and Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader who would have turned 91…
Mathews supervisors entertain department budget requests (1/22/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors heard from various county departments during the board’s organizational meeting on Jan. 8. Some department heads discussed their jobs and responsibilities, some provided their…
Mathews school budget preparations underway; work session on Tuesday (1/22/2020) - Budget preparations are underway in Mathews County Public Schools. A work session will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Mathews High School media center, followed by the regular…
Dubois, Rowe to lead Mathews board in 2020 (1/22/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors elected Amy Dubois as chair and Mike Rowe as vice chair during the board’s all-day organizational meeting last Wednesday. The board also heard a…
recount_ingram_wins Ingram declared winner following Mathews recount (1/2/2020) - A three-judge panel declared Jackie Ingram the winner in the Nov. 5 Mathews County Board of Supervisors election after a recount on Friday that lasted all day. She was sworn…
patsy_brooks The greatest gift of all: the beat goes on for 2 Mathews sisters (1/2/2020) - Two Mathews sisters share a bond that few others have. Nine years after Kathy Hudgins of Susan received a heart transplant, her sister Patsy Brooks of Cobbs Creek had the…
Mathews board approves home occupation zoning changes (1/2/2020) - The board voted 4-1 to approve changes to the home occupation section of the zoning ordinance during the board meeting held on Dec. 17. Supervisor Edwina Casey cast the lone…
Recount to be held Friday in county board race (12/26/2019) - A recount to determine the third and final winner of the Nov. 5 general election for the Mathews County Board of Supervisors will be held at 9 a.m. Friday in…
County moves ahead with construction of navigational aids (12/26/2019) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during the Dec. 17 board meeting to approve spending an additional $6,000 to pay for construction of private aids to navigation in…
melissa_mason_swearing_in Swearing-in ceremony (12/26/2019) - Melissa Mason, left, was sworn in as a Mathews County Supervisor by Mathews Circuit Court Clerk Angie Ingram during a brief ceremony on Dec. 17 in the Mathews County Courthouse.…
Disaster averted at Put-In-Creek Carvings (12/26/2019) - An artist passing by Put-In-Creek Carvings on Dec. 12 managed to avert a disaster for the owner Ben Richardson and the other artists who show their work in his Mathews…
Christmas Blessing Fund heading toward its $20,000 goal (12/18/2019) - After two weeks, the 2019 Mathews Ruritan Club Christmas Blessing Fund is well on the way toward its goal of $20,000, honorary chairpersons Ron and Debbie Lambert have announced. Donations…
christmas_store_2019_opens Mathews Christmas Store (12/18/2019) - The Mathews Christmas Store was held this past Friday and Saturday, enabling families in need to provide Christmas for their loved ones. The annual event involves the efforts and contributions…
Haiku House to hold Christmas brunch (12/18/2019) - The Haiku House (10941 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews) is inviting the public to a brunch on Christmas, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 25. Those attending are…
Mathews planners recommend zoning ordinance change (12/11/2019) - The Mathews County Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend that supervisors adopt changes to the zoning ordinance governing home occupations, creating a more intensive classification as a conditional use in…
museum_open_house Museum open house (12/11/2019) - Tompkins Cottage Museum will have a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The cottage is decorated for Christmas in the traditional style of the mid-1800s. Available…