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Let us know how you’re doing (4/29/2020) - When Gloucester and Mathews joined the rest of the nation in the COVID-19 shutdown, the Gazette-Journal started to wonder how people were coping with the sudden changes in their lives.…
Resident attends Navy ship commissioning (4/29/2020) - New Point resident Lynda Lancaster-Loyd and friends attended the commissioning of the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams on March 7 in Norfolk. The ship is an Expeditionary Mobile Base, or ESB-4,…
COVID-19 cases stand at 21 in Gloucester; 3 in Mathews (4/22/2020) - The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gloucester and Mathews counties increased by one each—for a total of 21 in Gloucester and three in Mathews—compared to last Wednesday, according…
Mathews supervisors to hold budget work session; regular meeting Tuesday (4/22/2020) - The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold two electronic meetings on Tuesday. The first, a budget work session, will be held at 1 p.m. The second, the regular monthly…
Drive-by birthday (4/22/2020) - The Cardinal neighborhood turned out in full force on Sunday to celebrate the 98th birthday of Maggie DeVita of Hicks Wharf Road. With social distancing concerns, the neighbors found a…
Fourth book in historic homes series to be released soon (4/22/2020) - The fourth book in the series Historic Homes and Properties of Mathews County, Virginia Pre-Civil War is ready to be launched once restrictions are lifted, announced Reed Lawson, president of…
G.I. Festival joins list of cancellations (4/22/2020) - The 2020 Gwynn’s Island Festival has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, festival chair Jan Bassett has announced. She noted that the festival, traditionally held the last Saturday in…
Blood drive Tuesday in Mathews, today in Gloucester (4/15/2020) - Several appointment slots remain open for the upcoming American Red Cross blood drive, to be held on Tuesday at the Piankatank Ruritan Club in Hudgins. The drive will run from…
Mathews tax rates to remain unchanged (4/15/2020) - Following technical glitches that forced Monday’s public hearing to be continued to the following night, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors approved keeping its tax rates the same for the…
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Mathews eligible for hurricane recovery grants (4/8/2020) - Mathews County is among 52 Virginia counties and cities eligible for grant funding to assist recovery at historic properties and archaeological sites damaged by hurricanes Florence and/or Michael in the…
Signs of encouragement (4/8/2020) - The signs are all around; you just need to look for them. Throughout Gloucester and Mathews counties, as well as the rest of the country, churches, schools, businesses (heck, anybody…
Opening of historical buildings postponed (4/8/2020) - The traditional April openings of the Tompkins Cottage and Thomas James Stores, historical buildings in Mathews Court House, have been canceled. Reed Lawson, president of the Mathews County Historical Society…
Mathews Convenience Center only taking household trash, recyclables (4/8/2020) - The Mathews Convenience Center, operated by the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority, has adjusted its rules as a result of the coronavirus, according to a notice posted at the facility…
A young osprey’s fancy (4/8/2020) -
Mathews Independence Day fireworks canceled (4/8/2020) - The Mathews County Fireworks Committee has canceled this year’s 4th of July Fireworks display because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but promises the celebration will return next year. Organizers Jeannie and…
Eubanks appeal case to state Supreme Court (4/8/2020) - Candy and Mark Eubank of Doswell and Gwynn’s Island have submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia in their case against Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner and the…
Hudgins, Johnson head up Market Days Committee (4/8/2020) - The Mathews Market Days Committee has reorganized with Morgan Hudgins as the new chair and Christine Johnson as co-chair. Hudgins is also serving as treasurer. Johnson said the committee is…
Sculpture and Garden exhibit on display at Bay School (4/2/2020) - The exhibit Sculpture and Garden Art is on display the Bay School Community Arts Center and Art Speaks Gallery in Mathews. It will run through April 21. The show features…
Mommy and Me (4/2/2020) -
Mathews Memorial Library comes up with creative ways to serve public (4/1/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library might be closed to the public because of the coronavirus threat, but staff members are still there every day, coming up with creative ways to accommodate the…
Women’s history (4/1/2020) - The Cricket Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, displayed this portrait of its founding member and first regent, Emma L. Smith White, during March, Women’s History Month, at Mathews…
New Ruritan (4/1/2020) -