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‘Mathews Men’ author to discuss latest work in Topping (9/11/2019) - William Geroux, author of “The Mathews Men,” will discuss his latest work, “The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage that Defied the Nazis,” at next week’s meeting of the…
2-year-old child dies in apparent drowning (9/11/2019) - A 2-year-old child died after apparently falling off a pier into Billups Creek in Mathews on Sunday, the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office reported. The sheriff’s office communication center received a…
Market Days to be Saturday only (9/4/2019) - With Hurricane Dorian looming off the coast and threatening an impact to the area, this year’s 45th annual Mathews Market Days will be a one-day event, opening Saturday at 9…
HRSD pump station exterior to be completed later this year (9/4/2019) - The new pump station being erected on Mathews Main Street by the Hampton Roads Sanitation Division is due for completion sometime next March, but residents will know what the finished…
Antique sale (9/4/2019) - Some of many antiques that will be available for sale this weekend at the Mathews Historical Museum. They were donated to benefit the museum by a Virginia estate, a release…
Safe boating class to be held in Mathews (9/4/2019) - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Mathews Flotilla 66 will conduct a Boating Safety Class beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, Hudgins. The course,…
MCRC to meet Sept. 19 (9/4/2019) - The Mathews County Resources Council will meet at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Mathews Memorial Library. The meeting will include election of officers for the coming year. Chesapeake…
G.I. sewer extension could cost $4M (8/28/2019) - It could cost upwards of $4 million to get sewer service to a portion of Gwynn’s Island—a move that would be a tough pill for taxpayers to swallow, but would…
No Walls serves 336 as students prepare for school year (8/28/2019) - An overcast day with mild temperatures created the perfect setting for the fourth annual No Walls Community Day in Mathews. The event, which has a goal of reaching young people…
Survey a crucial next step in broadband project (8/28/2019) - A countywide survey of residents’ internet access and needs is the next step in the process of getting improved broadband coverage throughout Mathews County, according to Chuck Kirby, vice president…
School calendars: 2019-2020 (8/28/2019) - School officials in Gloucester and Mathews counties have announced the following calendars for the upcoming school year. GLOUCESTER Sept. 3, First day of school Oct. 17, Early dismissal (1:30 p.m.)…
Offices close for Labor Day holiday (8/28/2019) - All post offices, courts, county offices, school board offices, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday, Sept.…
‘Seasons of Mathews’ (8/28/2019) - P. Buckley Moss, right, creator of the 45th anniversary Mathews Market Days poster, describes the work, “Seasons of Mathews,” as Market Days committee member Dee Russell stands at left after…
Septic system failures continuing problem on Gwynn’s Island (8/21/2019) - Flat land and a high seasonal water table are the primary culprits contributing to septic system problems on Gwynn’s Island. Pat Duttry of the Mathews County Health Department said during…
16 graduate from MHS summer session (8/21/2019) -   By far the largest class of summer graduates in Mathews High School history—16 students—received their diplomas in a ceremony Tuesday evening in the school’s Harry M. Ward Auditorium. The…
Fire breaks out in Cobbs Creek P.O. building (8/21/2019) - A fire broke out behind the Cobbs Creek Post Office at 11:20 Saturday night, provoking a combined response by Mathews and Gloucester firefighters. Mathews, responding with three engines, one tanker…
Mathews planners endorse Ware Towing rezoning (8/21/2019) - By a 5-1 margin Tuesday night, the Mathews County Planning Commission endorsed a request to rezone a 5.2-acre parcel from rural to business to allow changes to a Cobbs Creek…
Broadband meeting today in Mathews (8/21/2019) - Chuck Kirby, vice president of broadband services at the Center for Innovative Technology, a non-profit organization, will address members of the Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board today in the historic…
Mathews team prepared in case of emergency (8/14/2019) - Whenever a hurricane or other natural disaster threatens Mathews, the county’s emergency services team goes into gear, preparing to assist residents in a variety of ways, from helping with evacuations…
Market Days poster signing Saturday (8/14/2019) - The annual Mathews Market Days Poster signing event will be begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bay School Community Arts Center.  Instead of a contest for this year’s poster,…
Main Street improvements in Mathews (8/7/2019) -  A handful of Mathews residents attended an open forum at Thomas Hunter Middle School on Tuesday afternoon to get a look at the proposed plans for enhancements to Main Street.…
Globetrotting teacher calls Mathews home … sometimes (8/7/2019) - International teacher Liz Haske of New Point (and other points around the globe) did her student teaching semester years ago in Rome and loved it. She returned home to Iowa,…
Mathews Meals on Wheels seeks volunteer drivers (8/7/2019) - The Mathews Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers willing to serve two to three hours a week delivering meals to seniors in their community. Laura Matthews, Bay…
Ice cream social on the island Saturday (8/7/2019) - The Gwynn’s Island Civic League welcomes residents and visitors to its last ice cream social of the season, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the island civic center.…
Mathews photo a top winner in contest (7/31/2019) - A photograph of Bethel Beach in Onemo by Barbara Houston of Quinton was among 10 top winners in the 2019 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest. Scenic Virginia conducts the annual photo…