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Funding sought for Smart Pole technology (8/26/2020) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board will be asking the Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday to provide up to $400,000 in CARES Act funds for Smart Poles that would…
Hands Across Mathews receives $2,300 from Food Lion (8/26/2020) - Hands Across Mathews recently received a $2,300 donation from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation, just in time to help feed local neighbors. Hands Across Mathews will use the money…
Road trip (8/26/2020) - Classic Model T Fords will take to the roads of Mathews on Saturday as the Colonial Virginia Chapter of the Model T Ford Club International. The classic cars will embark…
BZA upholds staff decision on oyster business (8/26/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals, meeting Aug. 13, affirmed a notice of violation against William Eley and Robin Hooper of Williams Wharf Road that Planning and Zoning Director…
Close call (8/26/2020) - Some quick thinking saved what could have otherwise been a very unfortunate outcome on Sunday, when a copperhead snake near the mat at the entrance to the Mathews Post Office…
School board removes Lee-Jackson name (8/19/2020) - The name Lee-Jackson Elementary is now history. By a 4-0-1 vote Tuesday night, the Mathews County School Board voted to remove the name from the school, putting off a decision…
Walter Reed CC experiences COVID-19 outbreak (8/19/2020) - A COVID-19 outbreak was reported by the Virginia Department of Health to have occurred at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester on Saturday, Aug. 15, the first such outbreak reported…
Emergency dispatch procedures questioned by supervisor (8/19/2020) - A verbal dust-up regarding the dispatching of emergency vehicles occurred between Mathews supervisor Paul Hudgins and Sheriff Mark Barrick during the July meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors.…
Mathews Memorial Library doing its part to boost 2020 Census count (8/19/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library is doing its part to encourage Mathews residents to take part in the 2020 U.S. Census. Mathews County is currently sitting near the bottom of Virginia’s response…
Transfer Station sets new recycling rules (8/19/2020) - The Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority on July 1 changed its drop-off recycling program, impacting what items Mathews residents can recycle at the Mathews County Transfer Station and Convenience Center…
Mathews planners discuss solar facilities (8/19/2020) - Mathews planners discussed the potential for rural solar power facilities for the county when the planning commission met Tuesday night in the historic courthouse. Staff indicated that it would be…
Lunch time (8/19/2020) - Pouring rain on Put-In Creek in Mathews did not bother this blue heron, who stood its ground for a long time while remaining on the alert for a fishy lunch.
No change in local COVID-19 hospitalization, death figures (8/12/2020) - While the number of confirmed local COVID-19 cases continued to climb during the past week, hospitalizations and deaths from the disease saw no increases. Gloucester’s case count was at 166…
Third-party voting mailers not problem locally (8/12/2020) - Mathews Registrar Carla Faulkner said things have been busy in her office since a third-party group sent out a mailer providing Virginia voters with paperwork to apply for vote-by-mail ballots.…
Mathews’ first COVID patient welcomed home by friends and neighbors (8/12/2020) - After spending nearly five months in hospitals and rehab, Mathews County’s first COVID-19 victim, Peggy Gallagher, finally made it home to Moon last week. Gallagher was released from Walter Reed…
Mathews Wetlands Board approves three projects (8/12/2020) - The Mathews Wetlands Board voted unanimously to approve three projects after conducting public hearings on each during last Wednesday’s meeting in the historic courthouse. Morris Bay Properties and Ray and…
Resources Council to meet next Thursday (8/12/2020) - The Mathews County Resources Council will hold a Zoom meeting next Thursday, Aug. 20, with joining the meeting to begin at 9 a.m. and the meeting starting at 9:15. Mathews…
Flash flooding (8/12/2020) - A drenching rain last Thursday afternoon brought several inches of rain to Mathews, resulting in flooded roads in many parts of the county. One of the worst spots for flooding…
Strange craft (8/12/2020) - It looked like something Kevin Costner might have piloted in the movie “Waterworld.” A most unusual vessel showed up in local waters last week, anchoring off Williams Wharf Landing in…
Lee-Jackson name change on Tuesday’s agenda (8/12/2020) - The Mathews County School Board will meet Tuesday night with the name of Lee-Jackson Elementary foremost in its agenda. The meeting will begin at 6 o’clock in the Harry M.…
Mathews is seeing low response to 2020 Census (8/12/2020) - Mathews is currently seeing a low turnout to the 2020 U.S. Census, which, if not improved, could affect federal funding for the county. Currently less than half of the county…
Tropical Storm Isaias causes wind damage, power outages (8/5/2020) - Tropical Storm Isaias quickly passed through Gloucester and Mathews early Tuesday morning, but the counties did not come away from the storm unscathed. According to the United States National Weather…
Gloucester adds 9 new cases; 3 in Mathews in past week (8/5/2020) - The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews continued to increase over the past week, with Gloucester adding nine new cases since last Wednesday morning, for a…
Dubois named to state advisory committee (8/5/2020) - Amy Dubois, chair of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, was appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam on July 31 to a position on the Local Government Advisory Committee to the…
Back to Business grants available in Mathews (8/5/2020) - Back to Business grants are available to help businesses on the Middle Peninsula cover the costs of complying with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, but Mathews businesses haven’t been taking advantage of…
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