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The year in review

JANUARY: Thirty-three birders participate in the 2016 Mathews Audubon Christmas Bird Count held on New Year’s Day, recording 15,427 birds representing 115 possible species … Bay School Community Arts Center announces expansion plans to more than double the size of its Mathews Court House location … Bruce Galen Harris, 66, dies in two-car accident near Diggs Wharf Road; the Susan resident is the county’s first vehicle fatality in 2017 … Mathews High School boys’ varsity basketball team wins Joe Ellis Memorial Tournament at Surry High School … Major snowstorm hits Mathews, which shuts down county offices, schools and businesses for a couple of days … Dr. Christian F. Wathen opens concierge medical practice … Mathews County School Board appoints Melissa F. Mason to fill an interim appointment for the remainder of 2017; county supervisors elect Jack White as chairman and Charles Ingram as vice chairman for 2017.

FEBRUARY: The f...

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