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Mathews blood drive to be held April 20 (4/7/2021) - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins. The drive is sponsored by Zion…
Next-door neighbors set out to revive old Moon P.O. (4/7/2021) - The old Moon Post Office in Mathews is on the road to restoration, thanks to next-door neighbors Jameson and Lauren Gregg, who purchased the building recently from previous owner Peter…
No tax increases proposed in Mathews budget (4/7/2021) - A public hearing on Mathews County’s proposed FY 2021-2022 budget will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. No tax increases…
Cases remain static; CDC loosens travel guidelines (4/7/2021) - People who have received all recommended doses of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. may now resume domestic travel without the need for testing, according…
She brings energy to everything she does (3/31/2021) - Libby Crawford has been zipping around Mathews County for decades, making life better for the people in her path. She brings her energy and positive vibes to everything from delivering…
Heritage of local boat builders remembered (3/31/2021) - The history of Gloucester and Mathews counties revolves around the Chesapeake Bay and those who worked its waters for generations. Those old enough to recall the days when buyboats came…
Daniel Hudgins gets his new wheels (3/31/2021) - It’s taken longer than expected, but Daniel Hudgins of Mathews finally has his new wheels. Hudgins, 60, has been without transportation since last September, when his adult tricycle was hit…
Fireworks Committee reluctantly cancels July 4 show (3/31/2021) - The Mathews Fireworks Committee has made the reluctant decision that it will not hold its July 4 fireworks show this year, the second time that the event has been canceled…
Only one candidate has filed for local elections (3/31/2021) - Candidate packets for the November general election are due on the same day as the state’s Democratic Party primary—June 8—and Mathews County Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner said there aren’t yet…
Modest increases in COVID-19 numbers seen locally (3/31/2021) - While national and state officials continue to express concern about a pandemic surge, the local spread of COVID-19 was modest during the past week, with 41 cases new cases identified…
Historical, archaeological survey slated for Gwynn’s Island (3/31/2021) - Preservation Mathews will take the lead on a historical and archaeological survey of Gwynn’s Island. Once completed, the survey is expected to lead to the island’s being designated as a…
GMCC donation (3/24/2021) - The Knights of Columbus Council 9428 recently contributed $250 to the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic. Director of Patient Care, Kelly Moneymaker, RN, center, received the gift from Council 9428 Grand…
Mathews clinics vaccinate older adults (3/24/2021) - Mathews County had two COVID-19 vaccine clinics last week, which were mostly aimed at vaccinating those aged 65 and older. The first clinic was held at the Mathews Historical Museum…
Planners discuss tourism (3/24/2021) - The Mathews Planning Commission met virtually on Tuesday, March 16 to discuss tourism in the county. In “The Case of Tourism in Mathews” document, written by planner Jim Robinson, it…
Mathews Farmers’ Market opens for season April 3 (3/24/2021) - The 2021 Mathews Farmers’ Market will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, on the court green along Court Street in Mathews. Vendors are lined up to be part…
Grants to boost broadband service in Mathews, Gloucester (3/24/2021) - Judy Rowe, chair of the Mathews Broadband Advisory Board, announced to the Mathews Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that the county had been awarded grant funding that will expand broadband…
Island closes in on historic district status (3/24/2021) - Gwynn’s Island is one step closer to being designated a historic district by Virginia and the U.S. National Park Service, thanks to a grant awarded to the Virginia Department of…
Virginia’s daily case count increases (3/24/2021) - Public health authorities nationally are increasingly concerned about the possibility of a fourth pandemic surge of the COVID-19 pandemic following spring break activities, said Dr. Richard Williams, director of the…
Status conference next week on Mathews residents arrested at U.S. Capitol (3/24/2021) - A status conference for two Mathews residents arrested during the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, Doug Sweet and Cindy Fitchett will be held next week in U.S. District…
Bay Aging receives $300,000 to target homelessness in region (3/24/2021) - Bay Aging, which serves the 10 counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, received a $300,000 grant, part of more than $6 million in Homeless Reduction Grants through the…
Grant to help with work on G.I. Historic District (3/17/2021) - Preservation Mathews, Inc., has been awarded a National Park Service grant to complete an architectural survey and produce the National Register of Historic Places nomination packet for the Gwynn’s Island…
Broadband board working with county’s emergency services (3/17/2021) - The Mathews Broadband Advisory Board is working with the county’s emergency services agencies to explore the possibility of expanding broadband in the county in conjunction with the agencies’ efforts to…
Historical museum plan told to woman’s club (3/17/2021) - John Caramia, chairman of the Mathews Historical Museum board, spoke March 8 to members of the Mathews County Woman’s Club. Caramia has worked in museums for over 35 years and…
MCVIC looking for volunteers (3/17/2021) - The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center, located on Main Street in the building that once housed Sibley’s Store, is currently open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through…
Hatton quickly became active community member (3/17/2021) - Bobbi Hatton first came to Mathews County in 2011 and knew it was where she wanted to be. She and her husband Paul became full-time residents four years after that…