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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…
Applications accepted next Wednesday for housing vouchers (9/23/2020) - Bay Aging and Virginia Housing will open its Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List next Wednesday, Sept. 30, to take applications. The program will take applications online only from noon until…
C.E.R.T. to hold training Nov. 7-8 (9/23/2020) - Would you like to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex friends and neighbors in an emergency? If you are, C.E.R.T. is looking for a few good men and women. The…
Financial assistance available for septic pump-out (9/23/2020) - Middle Peninsula residents required to pump out their septic tanks may be eligible for financial assistance through the Middle Peninsula Planning District. The application deadline is Dec. 31 or until…
Mathews DMV Select office to take appointments starting Monday (9/23/2020) - The Mathews County offices of the Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, which have seen a marked increase in customers coming to its DMV Select site as the pandemic has…
Piankatank Ruritan Club celebrates 50 years (9/23/2020) - The Piankatank Ruritan Club marked its 50th anniversary this past weekend with a community event that was free and open to the public. Attendees were served hot dogs, hamburgers and…
Mathews volunteers sought for Meals on Wheels program (9/23/2020) - Bay Aging is seeking volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program, with the most acute need in Mathews County. Typically, volunteers serve approximately two to three hours once a week…
Maritime Foundation proposes nature park on Gwynn’s Island lot (9/23/2020) - A waterfront nature park offering educational and recreational opportunities for Mathews residents has been proposed by the Mathews Maritime Foundation for a two-acre parcel of county-owned land on Gwynn’s Island.…
63 units collected at Mathews drive (9/23/2020) - The Mathews community blood drive, held on Sept. 15 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, resulted in the collection of 63 units, seven shy of the drive’s goal of 70 pints,…
Ransone reappointed to state board (9/23/2020) - Dr. Karen Ransone of Cobbs Creek, a pediatrician at Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville, was reappointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to a term on the Virginia Board of Medicine,…
Trump boat parade (9/23/2020) - Boats filled the waters around Gwynn’s Island on Sunday, Sept. 6 as a parade was held in support of the reelection of President Donald Trump, one of many such events…
Increased community transmission of COVID-19 reported in health district (9/16/2020) - According to a COVID-19 update release from the Three Rivers Health District, the district is “experiencing indicators of increased community transmission.” Mathews is the only jurisdiction in Three Rivers Health…
Seniors face added challenges during pandemic (9/16/2020) - The home is the safest place to be for those looking to avoid the current pandemic, especially to senior members of the community. Though the world is opening back up,…
CircleUp holds online forum on voting (9/16/2020) - Yes, Virginia, you can vote safely in 2020, even during a pandemic. That was the main takeaway at CircleUp Middle Peninsula’s Sept. 9 forum on voting in 2020, “Voting in…
Hooper trial underway in Richmond (9/16/2020) - The federal child pornography trial of William Wellington “Billy” Hooper, 53, of Mathews began on Monday with jury selection and continued Tuesday with opening arguments and the testimony of the…
Community Health Partner (9/16/2020) - C.A. Barrs Contractor has signed on to become the newest Community Health Partner of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic. Community Health Partners supports the clinic’s special events through an annual…
Not too late to respond to 2020 Census (9/16/2020) - It’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census and there are many important reasons to do so. Bay Aging is urging everyone on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula…
Mathews Registrar’s office now at Liberty Square; ready for 2020 election (9/16/2020) - The Voter Registrar’s office in Mathews has moved to its new location at Liberty Square on Buckley Hall Road, just in time for the 2020 election. Registrar Carla Faulkner said…