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The year in review: A look back on 2016 events in Mathews

JANUARY: 40+ volunteer bird enthusiasts record nearly 19,500 birds in annual bird count; higher than usual count may be partly due to a couple flocks of migrating ducks … Four Mathews High School wrestlers place at MHS invitational … Edwina Casey is elected chairman and Jack White, vice chairman at the annual organizational meeting of the Mathews County Board of Supervisors … Judge Jeffery Shaw denies a motion by Bay Aging that it be removed as a party to the lawsuit brought against the County of Mathews by Wade and Susan Brooks; the Brooks home is razed … Donk’s Theater in Hudgins, one of Mathews County’s most iconic landmarks, collapses under the weight of snow … Mathews supervisors unanimously endorse a new logo for the county, to be used in promoting Mathews as a destination for visitors … Mathews Director of Social Services Jo Ann Harfst accepts a new position as Eastern Regional Director of Social Services; receives certificat...

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