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Constitutional rocks (9/16/2020) - Members of the Cricket Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Put-In Creek Park on Sept. 9, painting rocks in honor of Constitution Day, Sept.…
Lions to sell smoked Boston butts (9/16/2020) - The Mathews Lions Club will be cooking and selling whole smoked Boston butts (bone-in), including a quart of cole slaw, for $40. Tickets are available from any Mathews Lions Club…
Mathews County offices get major overhaul (9/9/2020) - A concrete sidewalk has already been poured to provide access to doors that will replace two windows in space formerly occupied by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, but that will soon…
Mathews supervisors to move meetings to MHS (9/9/2020) - To accommodate distancing requirements due to COVID-19, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its remaining 2020 meetings in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. Supervisors…
Wetlands board approves 7 shoreline projects (9/9/2020) - The Mathews County Wetlands Zoning Board approved seven projects after holding public hearings on each, during its September meeting last Wednesday in the historic courthouse. Five of the projects won…
MCVIC to hold county cleanup Sept. 19 (9/9/2020) - The Mathews County Visitor and Information Center will join Gloucester and the rest of the Hampton Roads region in hosting a cleanup throughout Mathews County during the Great America Cleanup…
35 years’ membership (9/9/2020) - Elwood Everington, at right, received a certificate recently for 35 years of membership and service in the Mathews Lions Club. It was presented by fellow Lion Layton Merithew.
Smith appointed to Bay Aging board (9/9/2020) - Sieglende “Lynda” Smith of Mathews was appointed by the Mathews County Board of Supervisors to a five-year term representing the county on the Bay Aging Board of Directors. Smith’s appointment…
Fate of Mathews monument to be placed on 2021 ballot (9/9/2020) - The fate of the Confederate monument in Mathews will be placed in the hands of county voters. By a 5-0 vote Wednesday night at Mathews High School, the Mathews County…
Seasonal visitors (9/9/2020) - A flock of Canada geese stopped over at this field in Moon last Thursday morning, a common sight in the area this time of year. The geese fly south from…
Virus numbers inch up in Gloucester (9/9/2020) - COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Gloucester over the past week, with 211 cases, or an additional five during the seven-day period, reported on Wednesday morning. This was a lower…
Renovation work underway at New Point Light (9/9/2020) - A crew was at New Point Comfort Lighthouse on Friday testing patches of the paint for lead to determine which chemicals will work best for paint removal. Mathews County Planning…
Gloucester reaches above 200 COVID-19 cases (9/2/2020) - This week, Gloucester’s COVID-19 case count reached over 200 as the United States as a whole has surpassed the six million mark. As of Wednesday morning, Gloucester has had 206…
Offices, schools closed for Labor Day (9/2/2020) - All post offices, courts, county offices, schools, and DMV customer service centers in Gloucester and Mathews will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Mathews Memorial Library…
CircleUp to hold Facebook Live event on voting (9/2/2020) - “Voting in the Age of a Pandemic” is the topic for a CircleUp Middle Peninsula Facebook Live event, to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. “One of…
GMHS society urges adopters to participate in ‘Holiday Wishes’ contest (9/2/2020) - Individuals who have adopted a pet from the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give GMHS a chance to receive…
Mathews has ‘very different’ start to year; 1 positive case reported (9/2/2020) - “Very different.” Those are the two words that Superintendent of Schools Nancy Welch used to describe this week’s start of the 2020-2021 school year in Mathews County, a year that…
Broadband explorers (9/2/2020) - Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board chairman Judy Rowe, center, met on Tuesday with representatives of companies interested in providing services to the county that would enhance broadband coverage. Their mission…
Mathews Yacht Club manager (9/2/2020) - Mathews Yacht Club has appointed Kirsten “KiKi” Ladendorf as the new club manager. An Urbanna native, Ladendorf attended Christchurch School and Longwood College. According to a press release, she has…
TOGA to hold Fall Oyster Float Sale at Williams Wharf Oct. 3 (9/2/2020) - The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association will hold its Fall Oyster Float Sale at Williams Wharf Landing in Mathews County from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 3. Numerous types…
Campaign visit (9/2/2020) - U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Daniel Gade made a swing through the Middle Peninsula on Saturday afternoon, with campaign stops in Gloucester and Mathews counties. The Republican hopeful who is looking…
Sept. 17 deadline to comment on SWCD strategic plan (9/2/2020) - Thursday, Sept. 17 is the deadline to receive comments on the Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan. The district’s current mission statement is to promote the conservation…
COVID-19 creates unexpected boom in recreational boating (9/2/2020) - As tough as COVID-19 has been on business in general, it has created an unexpected boom in the recreational boating industry. Stacey Wright, general manager of Oyster Cove Boatworks in…
Terry Hearn started his automotive career as a teenager (9/2/2020) - Terry Hearn, owner of Tom Hearn Auto Service at Cobbs Creek, was always fascinated by cars, and he always loved to tinker with his hands, so it was only natural…
10 new Gloucester COVID cases (8/26/2020) - Gloucester County experienced 10 new documented COVID-19 cases during the past week, with the count rising from 179 to 189 since last Wednesday, according to the most recent data from…