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Tompkins Cottage/Thomas James Store open June 27 (6/17/2020) - MCHS PHOTOSOpening to visitors on Saturday, June 27 will be Tompkins Cottage, left, and the Thomas James Store, right, both in Mathews Court House, and maintained by the Mathews County…
Mathews Library a 2020 Census Partner (6/17/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library reopened on Monday, providing a new community service to local residents as a 2020 Census Partner. Before it had to close in March because of restrictions related…
Maritime Museum opens for season Friday (6/17/2020) - The Mathews Maritime Museum will reopen Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days and continue through the summer months on Fridays and Saturdays. Two new exhibits…
Good News Pantries seek to help those in need (6/17/2020) - With all the bad news over the last few months with the pandemic, one Mathews resident is looking to help those in need and spread some Good News. Jan Towne…
Mathews broadband group seeks grant (6/17/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board, meeting virtually on Tuesday, voted to proceed with an application for a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community…
Protests against racism fill Mathews, Gloucester streets (6/11/2020) - Peaceful protests were held in Mathews and Gloucester counties this past week, beginning with one in Mathews Court House last Wednesday (photo at left). On Friday, CircleUp Middle Peninsula held…
Historic bottle (6/11/2020) - Travis Burns of Mathews found this old soft drink bottle recently, buried about one foot deep on property in Port Haywood. According to markings on the glass, it contained a…
Callis Wharf at sunset (6/11/2020) -
Peaceful protest held in Mathews (6/4/2020) - Approximately 175 protesters came out on Wednesday afternoon in a walk held to raise awareness of racism in response to a number of recent events, most recently the killing of…
MVFD seeking new members (6/3/2020) - Mathews Fire Chief Ronnie Lewis and his twin brother Donnie both grew up in the fire service. Their dad, Robert Minter Lewis, was a member of Mathews Volunteer Fire Department,…
Broadband group to meet twice in June (6/3/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board will hold two electronic meetings in June, one on Tuesday, June 16 and one on Tuesday, June 30. Both meetings will be at 9…
Mathews BZA to meet next week (6/3/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, to consider an appeal of a decision by Planning and Zoning Administrator Thomas Jenkins…
Airborne (6/3/2020) - Our talented readers have sent a number of photographs of birds in our world. The variety of color and sizes in birds is an everlasting source of fascination. Clockwise from…
DAR wreath (6/3/2020) - Members of Cricket Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, met on Memorial Day at the Veterans’ Monument at Liberty Square to place a wreath honoring the county’s veterans. Members…
Crabbing lesson (6/3/2020) - Gloria Diggs, a retired colonel, who lives on Winter Harbor at Onemo, is shown teaching her great-great-nephews, Max Morris and Jackson Carey, and great-great-niece, Zoe Morris, who reside in Chesapeake,…
Memorial Day observances go ahead with limited numbers (5/27/2020) - David Kyle presented a wreath at the Gloucester ceremony on behalf of the Abingdon Ruritan Club. Memorial Day—noting the sacrifice of America’s men and women in the military—was not forgotten…
A century ago, Gloucester and Mathews counties stood at a transportation crossroads (5/27/2020) - Hundreds of visitors from Newport News came to Gloucester Court House for speeches and other festivities in April 1920. Comfortable old ways and modern new ones collided 100 years ago…
Regional broadband partnership considered (5/27/2020) - Excitement and urgency regarding the possibilities and need for broadband coverage in Mathews marked a meeting of the Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board last Thursday. After receiving information from Gloucester…
Hands Across Mathews donation (5/27/2020) - The Mathews Lions Club presented a $1,000 donation to Hands Across Mathews last week to help as that organization responds to the increased need in the community as a result…
Mathews Community Foundation providing critical help to nonprofits (5/27/2020) - The Mathews Community Foundation has been busy at work this spring in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. To date, MCF has granted over $121,000 to critical nonprofits in Mathews…
New Point Light restoration moves ahead (5/27/2020) - Mathews County supervisors moved ahead with restoration plans for New Point Comfort Lighthouse, unanimously approving a contract with First Class Contracting in the amount of $894,585. The bid from First…
Mathews Farmers’ Market opens (5/27/2020) - The Mathews Farmers’ Market 2020 opened Saturday to great success, according to Mathews Main Street Committee chairman Bette Dillehay. Despite early clouds and threat of rain, along with the required…
CERT collecting food in Mathews (5/27/2020) - The Mathews Chapter of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is collecting food for local Mathews community food support organizations through the use of CERT collection tubs. According to a press…
Mathews Main Street paving begins (5/27/2020) - The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday morning that it is prepared to start paving primary and secondary roads in Mathews this week. The resurfacing includes Main Street in the…
Mathews board meets Tuesday (5/20/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its May meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will again be an electronic meeting, with public participation enabled through a variety of…