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MCRC to meet virtually May 20 (5/12/2021) - The Mathews County Resources Council will meet via Zoom at 9:15 a.m. next Thursday, May 20, with sign-in beginning at 9:05. Laura Matthews, Manager of the Mathews Active Lifestyle Center…
Mathews Broadband Advisory Board discusses local initiatives (5/12/2021) - The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board met on May 4, discussing the local initiatives it’s involved in. One matter that was briefly discussed and decided was the naming of the…
Atlantic Broadband doing field walkouts for project (5/12/2021) - Atlantic Broadband is conducting field walkouts in Mathews and Middlesex counties in advance of a $7.2 million broadband development project covering four localities on the Middle Peninsula. The project is…
MCVIC adds retail manager (5/12/2021) - Now in its 20th year of operation, the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center has experienced a growth spurt. In spite of going through one of its toughest years of…
Conner to step down as Mathews County Administrator (5/12/2021) - Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner announced that she will be retiring as of July 31. Conner said her retirement is both for health reasons and because she will officially have…
Pulling weeds (5/12/2021) - Mathews Memorial Library patron Hunter Owens, at the urging of his mother and library staff member Carol Owens, visited the library on Friday and applied his gardening skills to the…
Tour de Chesapeake returns Saturday (5/12/2021) - After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, Mathews County, along with the Mathews Visitor Center and Mathews Land Conservancy are teaming up to host the 22nd annual Tour…
A mission to bring broadband to Mathews (5/12/2021) - Judy Rowe of Grimstead has spent years fighting to bring broadband to Mathews County. She attended school board and supervisors’ meetings, talked to legislators, and made numerous phone calls to…
Mathews board adopts budget on 3-2 vote (5/12/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors took just three minutes to pass the $28.13 million FY 2021-2022 budget on Tuesday during a special meeting called for that purpose. The vote…
Only 11 new cases in Gloucester; 1 in Mathews (5/12/2021) - Local COVID-19 case rates continued on a downward trend during the past week, with just 11 new cases recorded for Gloucester, one for Mathews, and four for Middlesex since last…
Mathews board to meet Tuesday to adopt budget (5/7/2021) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday to consider adoption of the county’s FY 2021-2022 budget. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in…
Mathews Republicans select Walls, Jones as supervisor candidates (5/5/2021) - The Mathews County Republican Committee held a firehouse primary last Thursday to select the party’s candidates for the Mathews County Board of Supervisors election in November. There are two seats…
Board chair’s remarks criticized; Market Days to be one day this year (5/5/2021) - Mike Rowe, chair of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, received a number of complaints during the board’s April 27 meeting, with residents objecting to comments he had made at…
While Spring Safety Fair is canceled, Triad is still there to help (5/5/2021) - Mathews County Triad has canceled its Spring Safety Fair for the second year in a row, but the organization wants residents to know it’s still around, working behind the scenes…
Virus case rates continue to improve (5/5/2021) - The COVID-19 case rate in the Three Rivers Health District continued to improve during the past week, with the 10-county district averaging fewer than 15 new cases a day over…
Billy Hooper receives life sentence (5/5/2021) - William Wellington “Billy” Hooper of Mathews was sentenced to life in prison on Monday by Judge David Novak of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in…
CircleUp to host panel discussion on hate crimes (5/5/2021) - CircleUp Middle Peninsula will host a virtual panel discussion on “Hate Groups and Hate Crimes in Virginia” will a special focus on the Middle Peninsula, from 7-8:30 p.m. next Thursday,…
Support group to hold Zoom meeting (5/5/2021) - A Zoom family support group meeting for family members or caretakers of persons with mental illness will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, by the Mid-Tidewater Affiliate of…
Baylands FCU prepares ‘Hope Hygiene Kits’ for Haiti (5/5/2021) - As one of its first community impact projects of 2021, Baylands Family Credit Union, based in West Point, is providing “Hope Hygiene Kits” for Haiti. On April 7, in honor…
Tour de Chesapeake (4/28/2021) - The 22nd annual Tour de Chesapeake will return to Mathews on Saturday, May 15, thanks, in part, to longtime sponsors Bernadette La Casse of Burton’s Waterfront, Taylor Ovide of the…
Mathews Rotary Club announces ‘Flags for Heroes’ (4/28/2021) - The Mathews Rotary Club, in partnership with Chesapeake Bank, is once again celebrating local heroes with a visual display of 200 or more of American flags flying from 10-foot masts in…
Mathews yard sale to be held June 5 (4/28/2021) - The Mathews Countywide Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Those interested in selling and being included in the event map may…
Bloodmobile (4/28/2021) - The April 20 American Red Cross blood drive at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins fell short of its 68-unit goal, with 61 units collected. Sixty-two potential donors came…
Mathews in compliance with mental health response requirement (4/28/2021) - Mathews County announced on Tuesday that it is in compliance with Virginia’s Marcus Alert System, which provides statewide mental health awareness response and community understanding services through Rave Mobile Safety’s…
Planners recommend against solar in county, delay decision on helipad (4/28/2021) - At its first in-person meeting since last November, the Mathews County Planning Commission met last Wednesday evening in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. The planners had…