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CA & J Farm to host ‘Fall on the Farm’ events this season (10/14/2020) - CA & J Farm in Mathews will be holding many “Fall on the Farm” events beginning next week which include a special healing day and drum circle events. The farm,…
Fall harvest (10/14/2020) - Fall is in the air at Iron Point in Cobbs Creek. Farmer G.T. Ward has baled his hay and readied the field for winter.
Making it tour-worthy (10/14/2020) - With her circa 1900 arts-and-crafts-style home, Weston Hall, slated for this year’s now-canceled Historic Garden Week in Virginia Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour, Cindy Barnett of Mathews began making some landscaping improvements…
Real estate boom during pandemic leaves agents scrambling (10/14/2020) - Bernadette La CasseWendy HoggeBarry Nachman A boom in the real estate market has real estate agents scrambling to keep up with the demand for single family homes.Bernadette La Casse, broker/realtor…
Lawn and garden equipment flying off the shelves (10/14/2020) - Mathews Lawn and Garden has had one of its best years ever, said owner Ricky Tomlinson, with only five riding mowers and three push mowers left in stock. He usually…
27 new COVID-19 cases reported in Gloucester, Mathews counties (10/7/2020) - COVID-19 cases in Mathews and Gloucester continued to rise during the past week, with 11 new cases reported for Mathews, bringing the total to 92 as of Wednesday morning, and…
Rotary Club announces ‘Flags for Heroes’ project (10/7/2020) - The Mathews Rotary Club, in partnership with Chesapeake Bank, is celebrating heroes with a spectacular visual display of over 100 American flags and, with the community’s support, the possibility of many…
Salvation Army seeks bell ringers (10/7/2020) - The holiday season will be here before you know it, and the Salvation Army is looking for bell ringers for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. According to Nicole Watson, case…
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…