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Closings Monday for Columbus Day (10/7/2020) - All post offices, courts, county offices, libraries, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Schools, waste facilities, and…
‘You’ve got to have faith,’ breast cancer survivor advises (10/7/2020) - Last summer, Jan Towne’s chestnut hair was lush, straight, and very long. She rarely pinned it up, preferring to let it flow down her back. Now, she looks in the…
Broadband group forges ahead with ambitious goal (10/7/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board is forging ahead with its ambitious goal of making broadband services available to every home in Mathews, and it plans to ask supervisors on…
Keepers of the Light (10/7/2020) - A number of descendants of New Point Comfort Lighthouse Keeper Henry Luther Dow attended a ceremony in his honor on Saturday that was sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse…
VDOT to surface treat area roads (10/7/2020) - The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled surface treatments for Smiley Road (Route 640), Enfield Road (Route 671), Brother Sams Road (Route 736) and Rosemont Lane (Route 760) in Gloucester…
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations spike in Mathews County (9/30/2020) - The number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Mathews County since the pandemic has nearly doubled since last week, while total hospitalizations have also doubled. The Virginia Department of Health reported…
Many in Gloucester, Mathews take advantage of early voting (9/30/2020) - Voter registrars in Gloucester and Mathews have been working hard to to keep up with the demands of this year’s election cycle, from moving their offices to more accessible locations…
A new bike for Daniel: Community outpouring follows accident (9/30/2020) - The Mathews community stepped up to help a well-loved resident this week after an accident left him without transportation. Daniel Hudgins, 60, of Mathews was uninjured but his three-wheeled Schwinn…
Saturday events include Instagram photo fest, lighthouse ceremony (9/30/2020) - Public events in Mathews on Saturday will include fun stuff of the present, a fall festival for Instagram photos, and to the past, in honoring lighthouse keepers from the county.…
Rainbow’s end (9/30/2020) - A Saturday afternoon rainbow appeared over the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews following a shower. Rigby Island, diminished by the forces of erosion, can be spotted in the background.
Mathews supervisors address Hole in the Wall septic issue (9/30/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted at its Sept. 22 meeting to move forward with a plan that could solve the problems with the septic system at the county-owned…
No BZA meeting in October (9/30/2020) - There will be no meeting of the Mathews Board of Zoning Appeals in October. No cases were filed.
Book donations increase at Mathews Library (9/30/2020) - As the adage says, “When it rains, it pours,” and such is the case with book donations at Mathews Memorial Library.Donations have burgeoned during the pandemic, possibly due to the…
Mariners’ Museum offers virtual history lectures for free (9/30/2020) - The Mariners’ Museum and Park in Newport News is taking its popular lecture series on Civil War and Hampton Roads history virtual, and making them available for free. John V.…
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise (9/23/2020) - Three Rivers Health District experienced another week of rising COVID-19 case numbers, according to the health district’s COVID-19 weekly update release. The health district reported 144 new COVID-19 cases last…
Mathews supervisors appropriate $1.5M in CARES Act funding (9/23/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors, meeting on Tuesday night in the Mathews High School auditorium, approved amendments to the 2021 and 2020 county budgets to appropriate $1.5 million in…
Federal jury finds Hooper guilty (9/23/2020) - William Wellington “Billy” Hooper, 53, of Williams Wharf in Mathews was found guilty Friday of four counts of crimes involving minors Friday after a five-day trial in the U.S. Eastern…
Applications accepted next Wednesday for housing vouchers (9/23/2020) - Bay Aging and Virginia Housing will open its Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List next Wednesday, Sept. 30, to take applications. The program will take applications online only from noon until…
C.E.R.T. to hold training Nov. 7-8 (9/23/2020) - Would you like to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex friends and neighbors in an emergency? If you are, C.E.R.T. is looking for a few good men and women. The…
Financial assistance available for septic pump-out (9/23/2020) - Middle Peninsula residents required to pump out their septic tanks may be eligible for financial assistance through the Middle Peninsula Planning District. The application deadline is Dec. 31 or until…
Mathews DMV Select office to take appointments starting Monday (9/23/2020) - The Mathews County offices of the Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, which have seen a marked increase in customers coming to its DMV Select site as the pandemic has…
Piankatank Ruritan Club celebrates 50 years (9/23/2020) - The Piankatank Ruritan Club marked its 50th anniversary this past weekend with a community event that was free and open to the public. Attendees were served hot dogs, hamburgers and…
Mathews volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels program (9/23/2020) - Bay Aging is seeking volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program, with the most acute need in Mathews County. Typically, volunteers serve approximately two to three hours once a week…
Maritime Foundation proposes nature park on Gwynn’s Island lot (9/23/2020) - A waterfront nature park offering educational and recreational opportunities for Mathews residents has been proposed by the Mathews Maritime Foundation for a two-acre parcel of county-owned land on Gwynn’s Island.…
63 units collected at Mathews drive (9/23/2020) - The Mathews community blood drive, held on Sept. 15 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, resulted in the collection of 63 units, seven shy of the drive’s goal of 70 pints,…