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‘It was the joy of my life’: Mathews resident Chuck Lirette recalls his career in the skies (12/9/2020) - With his 100th birthday approaching next month, Chuck Lirette of Mathews has some stories to tell about his adventures as an aviator and aviation instructor with the U.S. Army Air…
Mathews Museum to hold ‘Soup & Shop’ event (12/9/2020) - The Mathews Historical Museum will hold a Christmas holiday “Soup & Shop” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the museum on Main Street. Visitors…
Gloucester, Mathews Rotary clubs provide grants to GMCC (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic recently received district grants from both Mathews Rotary and Gloucester Rotary Clubs. The purpose of these grants is to fund a partnership which will enhance…
Mathews advisory board working to connect residents to broadband (12/9/2020) - Mathews residents who have been turned down for broadband service by Atlantic Broadband or who have been quoted high connection fees may have another chance. Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board…
Wetlands board approves 4 shoreline improvement projects (12/9/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Board voted unanimously to approve four projects following public hearings on each during its Dec. 2 meeting. The first project presented to the board was Susan…
Safe from the dinner table (12/9/2020) - A rafter of wild turkeys makes its way across an autumn field near Elm Grove Lane at North, apparently thankful they had been spared from landing on this year’s Thanksgiving…
Mathews supervisors meet Tuesday (12/9/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors has four public hearings on the agenda for its Tuesday board meeting, which will be held at 1 p.m. virtually on the Zoom platform.…
65 units collected at Dec. 1 blood drive (12/9/2020) - A total of 65 units was collected at the Red Cross Mathews community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins, falling eight units…
Library creates ‘winter wonderland’ in courtyard (12/9/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library has for many years offered a variety of programs to the community during the holiday season. But this year brings a set of challenges that make celebrating…
County offices close due to COVID-19 (12/9/2020) - Mathews County announced on Wednesday morning that all county and constitutional offices will be closed until further notice due to positive cases of COVID-19. According to a press release from…
Developer, county embroiled in lawsuit over house elevation (12/9/2020) - Several filings have been made over the past few months in Mathews County Circuit Court regarding a dispute between David and George Jones of JB Property Development in Mathews and…
Sharp rise in Gloucester virus cases (12/2/2020) - COVID-19 cases took a major upswing in Gloucester during the past week, with 98 new cases recorded from Wednesday to Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 (102 cases since the…
Holiday events kick off this weekend (12/2/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews counties as well as surrounding localities will begin to have holiday fun this weekend, socially distanced of course. On Friday, Arts on Main, in Gloucester Court House,…
Supervisors consider salary scale proposal (12/2/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a brief virtual work session Monday afternoon to hear a report on a classification and compensation plan for county employees. Dr. Stephanie Davis,…
Drivers needed for Mathews Meals on Wheels (12/2/2020) - Mathews native Juanita Long has worked her whole life. Even after selling her florist business and retiring in 2000, she was too bored to stay home, so she continued to…
Send us your letters to Santa (12/2/2020) - The Gazette-Journal’s Christmas Greetings section will be included in the Dec. 24 newspaper and once again we hope to print as many letters to Santa as we receive from local…
K&Q man arrested following Mathews shooting (12/2/2020) - The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Chapel Neck Road on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Deputies arrived at the scene and…
100 turkeys (12/2/2020) - Hands Across Mathews distributed 100 turkeys to food recipients on Nov. 18, in time for Thanksgiving. Here, Sherry Henig and Leon Iveson help unpack the turkeys. In addition to the…
Heroes walk among us: Mathews woman saves man’s life (12/2/2020) - On the day before Thanksgiving, the quick actions of a Mathews County resident and 2017 Mathews High School graduate resulted in a man’s life being saved. The Boothbay Harbor Police…
Holiday markets (12/2/2020) - The Mathews Farmers’ Market returned for a special Thanksgiving Market on Nov. 21. In addition to locally grown produce and baked goods, the market, sponsored by the Mathews Main Street…
Glebe Road light display returns (12/2/2020) - The Tillage Family Christmas Lights are shining once again. Tim and Alease Tillage started this tradition at their Glebe Road home in Mathews in 2018, lighting up the season for…
Museum to hold ‘Soup & Shop’ event (12/2/2020) - The Mathews Historical Museum will have a Christmas holiday “Soup & Shop” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, at the museum on…
COVID-19 numbers continue to rise (11/24/2020) - COVID-19 cases in Gloucester and Mathews counties continue to rise as the pandemic surges across the U.S. Describing the surge as “extremely brisk,” Three Rivers Health District Director Dr. Richard…
Mathews receives $200,000+ in broadband access grants (11/24/2020) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board announced Tuesday that the county has been awarded two federal CARES Act grants totaling more than $200,000 to fund broadband projects. Smart poles One…
Send us your letters to Santa Claus (11/24/2020) - Many things will be different this holiday season. But one thing remains: Santa Claus still wants to hear from all the good boys and girls. And we still want to…