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Editorial: Have the conversation (7/15/2020) - Gloucester and Mathews are as much a part of the present conversation about racial justice as every other locality in the nation. Locally, the topics center on vestiges of the…
Editorial: Change in energy (7/15/2020) - Out: the natural gas pipeline. In: the offshore turbine. In one week, Dominion Energy killed off its controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline, planned in partnership with Duke Energy. At the same…
Editorial: Warned (7/15/2020) - Governor Ralph Northam cracked down a bit on Tuesday, citing the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in Hampton Roads and stating that officials from the Virginia Deaprtment of Health will…
Letter: I want to effect a positive change (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: My name is Kamilah Turner, and I was raised in Mathews County. Traced back to the early 1800s, generations of my family were enslaved, and have lived, worked,…
Letter: Lee’s legacy—if we can keep it (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: It is mid-July 2020 and there is a civil war in Afghanistan. If it is to survive as a nation, it needs men of Robert E. Lee’s, U.S.…
Letter: Keep partisan rhetoric out of BOS meetings (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: As a proud resident and taxpayer of Gloucester County, I view the Gloucester Supervisors meetings to stay informed. Supervisor Bazzani should not use this venue to make comments…
Letter: Patriotism is alive and well in Mathews (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Fireworks displays lit the sky from everywhere, even the neighboring creeks. As my daughter and I settled into our chairs to watch, the fiery moon was rising in…
Letter: Mask doesn’t seem too much to ask (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I feel like this country is being overwhelmed by print and electronic media coverage of COVID-19. We see and read about it 24 hours a day. Nothing new…
Letter: Words have meaning, consequence (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Defund, dismantle, abolish police—words have meaning, words have consequence. How many times have you sat in your living room watching a news program, heard these words, and wondered…
Letter: Civil unrest (7/15/2020) - Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement…
Letter: A potential instant landmark (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Toward the end of June each year, as a plant-loving person, I look forward to the dramatic display of the sprawling colony of Bottle Brush Buckeye in full…
Letter: Making a painful situation bearable (7/15/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I would like to give a shout out to some unsung heroes in my opinion. Seven months ago, my family had to open our home to hospice care…
Editorial: No time for complacency (7/8/2020) - While states like Texas, Florida and Arizona are experiencing a resurgence in new cases of the COVID-19 virus, Virginia is continuing to do well in keeping its coronavirus numbers down.…
Letter: Pastors: wear a mask (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 We are in the middle of a global pandemic…
Letter: What were you thinking? (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in July of 2019, Gloucester County had a population of around 37,300 people. Of these, 35,480 were over the age of 5.…
Letter: Move in a good direction (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: I’m so appreciative that I live in Virginia during this difficult time. I feel blessed that I have a governor who is showing exceptional leadership, something that is…
Letter: Blindness never a solution (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Your editorial of June 11, “More perfect,” regarding the peaceful protests in Mathews and Gloucester called for a heart change solution to the current unrest—excellent! Unfortunately, the goal…
Letter: An unsung American hero (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Have you ever heard of a man by the name of Mr. Justin Ford Kimball? Mr. Kimball was born on Aug. 25, 1872 to Mr. and Mrs. Justin…
Letter: Leaving shoes impossible to fill (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: Last week, we lost two very valued members of our community. Mary Alice and Charlie Woerner moved to Virginia Beach to be nearer family, and their many Gloucester…
Letter: A fantastic job (7/8/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We, staff and residents, want to extend our thanks to the Mathews Baptist Church group of high school students who spent a hot afternoon digging, planting, mulching and…
Letter: How do we achieve peace? (7/1/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: “These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine, in “The Crisis, 1776.” Our Republic is again experiencing a time of pain and anger, as we…
A Safe Haven during difficult times (7/1/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: We are certainly going through difficult times with the coronavirus, jobs lost, Black Lives Matter protesting, rioting, looting, etc. It’s easy for pregnant women to think about having…
Letter: What are the odds? (7/1/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal:Did you know? “As many as 80 percent of people with COVID-19 aren’t aware they have the virus.” (Healthline Media, Inc.). Did you know that one in three people…
Letter: Please wear a mask (7/1/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: This letter is an appeal to the citizens of Gloucester County, in this time of the Coronavirus, on behalf of individuals over 60 with underlying conditions such as…
Letter: Absolute, unequivocal balderdash (7/1/2020) - Editor, Gazette-Journal: An open letter to the Honorable Wittman, Warner and Kaine. My son-in-law is a fine, religious, family, Navy man who now is, as of June 24th law, unable…