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Election Day is Tuesday; many already voted (10/28/2020) - The final stretch is here. Voters head to the polls in less than a week to cast their ballots in the 2020 election—although many have already done so in Gloucester…
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday (10/28/2020) - Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Residents should set their timepieces back one hour upon retiring Saturday night. They will thus arise on Eastern Standard Time on Sunday…
Offices close for Election Day (10/28/2020) - All courts, county offices, schools, libraries, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. Post offices, ABC stores, and waste facilities in…
Supervisors walk out in protest at meeting (10/28/2020) - Tensions were high during Tuesday’s meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors, as one supervisor questioned the validity of the meeting and ended up walking out, along with a…
Virus created shortages for first responders, too (10/28/2020) - The onset of the coronavirus pandemic created well-publicized equipment needs not only for hospitals, but for first responders, as well. Paramedic Chris Buchanan, Chairman of the Board of Mathews Volunteer…
Dutton and Hudgins recount their 50 years with MVFD (10/28/2020) - Between the two of them, Sammy Dutton and Jimmy “Bullet” Hudgins have devoted a century’s worth of service to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department. Hudgins joined the Mathews Station when…
Surprise lunch (10/28/2020) - Last month, all of the staff of the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office was treated to lunch. A local family delivered Subway sandwiches, chips, apples, sweets and a “Thank You” card.…
Before fire protection (10/28/2020) - Mathews Court House suffered three devastating fires in a 21-year period in the 20th century, before organized fire protection was available. Top left left, a scene from after the fire…
Fire Prevention Day (10/28/2020) - The Mathews Volunteer Fire Department held its Fire Prevention Day at Moughons Ace hardware on Saturday, Oct. 17, with the firefighters giving advice about fire safety, how to equip the…
Nov. 15 deadline to sign up for Toys for Tots distribution (10/28/2020) - Applications from families who wish to receive gifts through the Toys for Tots must be received no later than Nov. 15, according to Jodey Clements, coordinator of the Gloucester-Mathews-Middlesex Toys…
Halloween events Saturday in Mathews (10/28/2020) - The Mathews Historical Museum at 198 Main Street will hold a Halloween celebration at the museum from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Events will include a children’s costume contest, with winners…
‘Pumpkins on Main’ (10/28/2020) - At a time when celebrating is made more challenging, Moughons, Inc., has created a festive setting for Halloween that is bound to raise spirits. The company’s efforts were rewarded by…
Keepers of the light (10/28/2020) - Descendants of New Point Comfort Lighthouse Lightkeeper Charles Franklin Sadler, in photo above, attended a ceremony in his honor at Smithers Memorial Cemetery at Hudgins on Oct. 3. They are,…
Fall festival (10/28/2020) - Music by Gary Painter, left, and Friends Michael Gregg and Carl Roane filled the air on Saturday during the all-outdoors annual Fall Festival sponsored by the West Mathews Community League.…
No BZA meeting in November (10/28/2020) - There will be no meeting of the Mathews County Board of Zoning Appeals in November. No cases have been filed.
Spooky scenes (10/28/2020) - Some Mathews residents have certainly jumped into the spirit for Saturday’s Halloween fun. Above, the home of Mark and Elaine Sopko included a frightening pumpkin-headed monster riding a horse, who…
After dramatic rise, new cases slow down locally (10/21/2020) - After a sharp rise in local COVID-19 cases last week, the ongoing increase slowed down this week, with 24 new cases in Gloucester, for a total of 337, and five…
Sunrise at Hole in the Wall (10/21/2020) - Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins snapped this sunrise photo last Thursday at Hole in the Wall while adjusting the flash settings on the lights of two of…
CircleUp to hold virtual town hall Sunday (10/21/2020) - The members of CircleUp Middle Peninsula will hold a virtual town hall meeting on Sunday with Democratic 1st Congressional District candidate Qasim Rashid, starting at 7 p.m. The NAACP groups…
Planners vote to recommend CUP (10/21/2020) - Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Mathews County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit. The applicant, Kevin Hunter, requested the CUP to live temporarily…
MVFD to hold Trunk and Treat on Oct. 31 (10/21/2020) - On Halloween night, Saturday, Oct. 31, the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department will hold its first Trunk and Treat event at Station 1 in Mathews Court House. The event will be…
Pumpkin Pandemonium underway at library (10/21/2020) - Pumpkins are now available at Mathews Memorial Library for Mathews Main Street’s annual pumpkin decorating activity, Pumpkin Pandemonium. Main Street Committee Chair and Library Director Bette Dillehay said the free…
Virginia silver (10/21/2020) - The Mathews County Woman’s Club held its first membership meeting since March on Oct. 12 at the clubhouse, with 15 members attending and COVID-19 guidelines followed for safety. Tom Karow,…
WMCL Fall Festival Saturday in Bohannon (10/21/2020) - The West Mathews Community League will hold its seventh annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the league building in Bohannon. Organizers ask that those attending…
In-person voting to be held next two Saturdays (10/21/2020) - Early in-person voting in the 2020 election has been going on for over a month now, and for those who haven’t been able to make it to the registrar’s office…