Judge orders Gloucester School Board to release audio of improper closed session
The Gloucester County School Board violated transparency laws when it held a closed meeting in 2021 to discuss “personnel matters” but instead talked about conflicts between board members, according to a local judge who ordered the county to pay $4,000 in legal fees and took the rare step of fining the board $250.
2 taken to hospital after Gloucester crash Thursday night
GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — Two people were taken to the hospital Thursday night after a two-vehicle crash on George Washington Memorial Highway in Gloucester County. It happened around 11:17 p.m. in the 5100 block of George Washington, near Hickory Fork Road in Hayes, per Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc.
Dominion Grant Offers Learning Opportunity On Dragon Run
GLOUCESTER – When they return to class in the fall, nearly a dozen educators from the Middle Peninsula will have great stories to tell about their summer school experience. Thanks to a $16,264 grant from Dominion Energy, the Friends of Dragon Run non-profit organization has developed a three-day academy to provide teachers hands-on educational experiences on the 40-mile ecosystem that winds its way through Gloucester, King and Queen, Essex, and Middlesex counties. The program, which will be led by experienced teachers and naturalists, is called the Dragon Run Environmental Academy Mentorship (DREAM).
Severe Thunderstorm Warning by NWS
Instruction: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Please report severe weather by calling 757-899-2415, posting to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.
MICHAEL AMOS HATTON
Our beloved Michael Amos Hatton of Gloucester, age 74, passed away on May 29, 2023. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda; father, Amos; sister, Ruth Ann; brother, Ronald, and niece, Rachel. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon “Scotty”; daughter, Kelli (Kegan), and twin grandsons, Kaiden and Kodiak; son, Christopher; nieces, Tracy and Pam, and many great-nephews and a great-niece. His cherished fur babies, “Wookie” and “Hallie” also survive him. Michael will be missed more than words can express. Services will be private as per Michael’s wishes. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home & Crematory.
A group of local Episcopalians drove from Gloucester to Palmyra, New York, on May 15 to begin a physically challenging spiritual retreat. For the fourth time, the Holy Rollers set out on a bicycling adventure. This year, their route followed the Erie Canal from Palmyra to Buffalo, New York, crossed the Peace Bridge into Ontario, Canada, and then went north along the Niagara River to their destination, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. The ride took three days going each direction, and the group returned to Palmyra on Sunday, May 21, after biking 330 miles in six days. Springtime weather was perfect for the unique experience of riding beside the Erie Canal, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. In spite of a strong headwind for 60 miles the first day and steady rain for 60 miles on another day, the Holy Rollers met their challenges. Stopping in Brockport, New York, the morning of May 28, the group attended St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The group is shown here at Niagara Falls. The...
JAMES L. RICE JR.
James L. Rice Jr., 35, of Gloucester, died on May 30, 2023. He was a native of Gloucester County and a member of Saint Paul Baptist Church and previously sang in the Youth Choir. Survivors include his mother, Althea Rice, and sister, Tiffany Lenora Walker. A funeral service will be...
Calloway named Gloucester County Finance Director
Gloucester Administrator Carol Steele recently announced several personnel changes within the organization, including naming longtime county employee Maria Calloway to the role of Finance Director. She had been Fiscal Services Manager since 2020. Calloway received her B.S. in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University in Newport News and received her...
Working the water
Watermen aboard the Michelle Dawn check on their crab pots Memorial Day weekend in Butler Creek in lower Gloucester County.
Seabolt to run for Gloucester School Board
David Conway Seabolt, 57, has announced his candidacy in the November election for the Ware District seat on the Gloucester County School Board. “I’ve got a heart for children,” said Seabolt. After learning about troubles among school boards across the country, Seabolt was inspired to run for a...
Gloucester Names New Finance Director
GLOUCESTER-There is a new finance director for Gloucester County. It was announced on Friday, June 2 that Maria Calloway has been named the new finance director. Calloway has served as fiscal services manager for the past three years. Calloway received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Christopher Newport University...
Gloucester High School Trades Camp A Foundation For Success
GLOUCESTER – Kristen Long knows about the shortage of workers in skilled trades from multiple sides. As the work-based learning coordinator for Gloucester County Public Schools for the past four years, one of her responsibilities is exposing high school students to career options in carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and more. It can be a challenge when students often are intimidated applying for positions in a career they aren’t sure they want to pursue.
Letter: The big day
The big day is almost here. For more than 300 high school seniors in Gloucester and 54 in Mathews, Saturday is the day they will get up early (for their first weekend of summer vacation, that is), make that all-too-familiar trip to the high school, put on their caps and gowns and wait for the familiar notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” to begin as a cue to walk into the auditorium (in the case of Mathews students) or onto the football field (for Gloucester students), taking furtive glances over their shoulders at the crowd to see mom and dad as they take their seats.
Services and other activities announced by local churches
Services and other activities in churches this week include the following:. Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold Holy Eucharist services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday Formation, “Episco 101,” begins at 9:15. The church is open for silent prayer Wednesday noon-1pm. Antioch Baptist. The Rev. Kim...
Gloucester Parks, Rec and Tourism adds new session of Wild Explorers Camp
Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism is offering a new session of its Wild Explorers Camp for ages 7-11. The new session will be held the week of July 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The fee for the camp is $75; July 10 is the deadline to register.
Gloucester extends tax due dates
The Gloucester Board of Supervisors unanimously voted at its meeting Tuesday to extend the due dates for the first installment of real estate and personal property tax payments from June 30 to July 15. Real estate and personal property tax notices were mailed out earlier this month and Gloucester property...
BOOK LAUNCH: A book launch party for the book “Swing Bridge” by local author Bronwyn Hughes, with illustrations by Kat Sharp, will be held from 4-7 today, Thursday, June 8, at the Put-In Creek Pavilion on Brickbat Road. CLEAN & GREEN: The Gloucester County Clean and Green Advisory...
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