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Mathews County

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  • Mathews County updating emergency radio system

    MATHEWS – Clear communication is a necessity in an emergency situation, and that has been an issue in Mathews County, according to Sheriff Mark Barrick. An update to the county's emergency radio system is expected to increase coverage and fix what...
  • Sen. Lewis sets town hall meeting in Mathews next month

    State Sen. Lynwood Lewis will host a town hall meeting in Mathews County next month. According to Lewis’ office, the senator wants “to listen to Mathews' residents and provide an update on the General Assembly.” Lewis represents...
  • Mathews convocation kicks off school year

    Mathews convocation kicks off school year
    MATHEWS – Public education is at a critical point in time, according to Ben Kiser, executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening convocation for Mathews County Public Schools....
  • 'Most endangered' relics nominated

    A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
  • Retired trooper found dead in Mathews Tuesday served with Virginia State Police 26 years

    Retired trooper found dead in Mathews Tuesday served with Virginia State Police 26 years
    A retired Virginia State Police trooper found dead with a gunshot wound in Mathews County Tuesday served with the department for 26 years, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday. The body of T.E. Hudson, 53, a retired master trooper, was found in a...
  • Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets

    Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets
     The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services.      On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in...
  • Notes and notables

    Roadblocks So the cab companies of the commonwealth don't want to see Uber and Lyft in Virginia. That's understandable from a business standpoint, but — like the state's demand that the ride-sharing operations must obtain broker's licenses —...
  • Mathews Board of Supervisors to meet Tuesday

    The Mathews County Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the historic courthouse. The Board is expected to hold one public hearing on a budget amendment that would include the acceptance of a $2 million grant the county...
  • Summer means festivals in Hampton Roads

    It's summertime and the festivals are hopping across the region. Just about every weekend brings an outdoor festival with plenty of food, fun and family activities. Here are some of our favorite multi-day summertime events. Seawall Music Festival:...
  • Over 1,000 without power in Mathews County

    Over 1,000 without power in Mathews County
    A of 6:54 p.m. Wednesday evening, Dominion Virginia Power is reporting 1,088 customers in Mathews County without power. Dominion is also reporting three customers in Middlesex County in the dark and one in Lancaster County. According to the power...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...