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Name that school (9/2/2020) - The name has been taken down from Lee-Jackson Elementary School, and the stone marker has also been removed from the lawn in front of the building following the Mathews County…
RCC employee tests positive for COVID-19 (9/2/2020) - Rappahannock Community College received notification on Wednesday, Aug. 26 that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was most recently on RCC’s Glenns campus on Aug. 20. Contact tracing…
Public schools can continue to serve free meals (9/2/2020) - The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending a suite of nationwide waivers for summer meal programs. This means public schools…
JMU’s incoming class includes 23 local students (9/2/2020) - James Madison University is welcoming its class of 2024 that includes 23 local students. The students and their majors are as follows. From Gloucester, Christopher Morrison will major in engineering,…
Appeals court upholds Grimm decision (9/2/2020) - A panel of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit voted 2-1 last week in support of a federal district court’s 2019 finding that the…
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…
1st Advantage provides financial education program to local schools (9/2/2020) - Together with EVERFI, a leading education technology company, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union provided a digital-based financial education program to 2,659 students for a total of 12,904 hours of learning…
School Brief (9/2/2020) - Hannelore Brooke Witt of Gloucester was among the 136 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred juris doctor degrees upon in May. An Honors and Awards…
Gloucester Schools offering breakfast, lunch starting Sept. 8; can be picked up or delivered (8/26/2020) - The Food Services department of Gloucester County Public Schools will offer breakfast and lunch meals for pickup or delivery beginning Sept. 8. Families can assist GCPS with the timely and…
MHS summer grads (8/26/2020) - Tylon Jamar Forrest Mathews High School held its summer graduation ceremonies on Friday afternoon, with two students completing the requirements for graduation and participating in the ceremony, which was held…
Thomas Hunter’s ‘Empty Walls’ fundraiser a success (8/26/2020) - Two fifth grade classrooms at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews will receive new whiteboards through the school’s “Empty Walls” fundraising project. THMS principal Laurel Byrd began the project on…
Six B&G clubs to open for school children (8/26/2020) - Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, including the Gloucester Unit in the Hayes Shopping Center, are providing a safe place for kids to complete schoolwork, access the internet,…
Welcoming new teachers (8/26/2020) - Gloucester County Public Schools staff members welcomed 27 new teachers on Monday at the T.C. Walker Education Center. Above, school division superintendent Walter Clemons offered greetings to new elementary school…
Personnel appointments made by Mathews School Board (8/26/2020) - The Mathews County School Board made three personnel appointments at its Aug. 18 meeting. Patricia Lewis was selected as the new nurse at Mathews High School. Amanda Rodriguez was named…
Gloucester appoints 3 new teachers for 2020-2021 (8/26/2020) - The Gloucester School Board appointed three new teachers for the 2020-2021 school year during its Aug. 18 meeting at the T.C. Walker Education Center. Sharon Chura of Gloucester, was appointed…
Churches band together for No Walls Community Day (8/26/2020) - The upcoming school year in Mathews will be mostly online at first, but students will continue to need school supplies.The annual No Walls Community Day on Saturday, the 2020 version…
RCC to offer seminar on investing strategies (8/26/2020) - Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning will hold a seminar, titled “Investing for Income in a COVID World” on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. until noon. This…
Youth poster contest underway (8/26/2020) - “Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators” is the theme for this year’s national youth poster contest sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts, with the contest stressing the importance…
Richmond museum offers online resources (8/26/2020) - Expanded online offerings for students are being offered this fall by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture in Richmond. They will be available in the following categories:—Virtual museum tours…
School Calendars 2020-2021 (8/26/2020) - School officials in Gloucester and Mathews counties have announced the following calendars for the coming school year. Mathews will begin its school year this Monday; Gloucester will start after the…
School board removes Lee-Jackson name (8/19/2020) - The name Lee-Jackson Elementary is now history. By a 4-0-1 vote Tuesday night, the Mathews County School Board voted to remove the name from the school, putting off a decision…
Gloucester board gets remote learning update (8/19/2020) - The Gloucester County School Board heard an update Tuesday on the school division’s “GCPS Learns Anywhere” remote learning framework that will be in place this fall. This was the first…
New employees welcomed at Mathews schools (8/19/2020) - Mathews support staff welcomed on Monday included, from left, Lee-Jackson secretary/registrar Stacy Hudgins, part-time Thrifty Spot supervisor Bella Silvus and Michael Anthony, the division’s new Director of Technology. New employees…
Mathews Library offers help to parents during pandemic (8/19/2020) - Help for parents who are assisting their children with schoolwork during the pandemic will be available at Mathews Memorial Library beginning in September. Library Director Bette Dillehay said that POMS…
G-M Farm Bureau awards $8,500 in scholarships (8/19/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors recently awarded eight scholarships to local students totaling $8,500. Presentations were to be made before the membership at the Annual Producer Dinner Meeting,…