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Gloucester County

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  • Bay attacks spark Union raid on Mathews

    Bay attacks spark Union raid on Mathews
    For the first two years of the Civil War, the far reaches of the Middle Peninsula remained a Confederate sanctuary largely unmolested by Union forces. Though occasional patrols ventured inland from the Federal stronghold at Gloucester Point in search of...
  • Teen killers from Gloucester denied parole

    Teen killers from Gloucester denied parole
    A teenage killer convicted in the 1992 slayings of her father and sister in Gloucester County has been denied parole, meaning she will remain imprisoned at least until her next hearing before the Virginia Parole Board in 2016. Jennifer C. Kszepka, 37,...
  • Santa letters, hiking with Santa ... must be December!

    Santa letters, hiking with Santa ... must be December!
    If you happen to have a child with a Santa fixation, here's some opportunities to satiate that wee one's appetite. Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism has volunteered to help Santa with his mail, said a spokeswoman. County youth ages 12 and under...
  • Supreme Court hears argument in Gloucester property rights case

    The Virginia Supreme Court heard about 10 minutes of argument from Gloucester County Attorney Ted Wilmot on Tuesday in a case that arose out of a property rights issue in Ware Neck. The three-judge panel will decide if the case should be heard by the...
  • Virginia Supreme Court grants Gloucester County appeal

    The Virginia Supreme Court agreed last week to hear an appeal by Gloucester County of a property rights victory by a Ware Neck landowner. Property owner Judy Doyel in June prevailed in Gloucester County Circuit Court on a request to divide a single...
  • Randy Burak appointed by governor to state board

    Gob. Bob McDonnell announced on Friday the appointment of George Randolph (Randy) Burak of Gloucester to the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities. Burak is chairman of the Gloucester County School Board and has a daughter with a disability. Burak...
  • Hampton, NN, York County and Gloucester/Mathews schools now have Health Sciences Academies

    Hampton, NN, York County and Gloucester/Mathews schools now have Health Sciences Academies
    Of the 8 Health Sciences Academies in Virginia public schools, the Peninsula has its fair share. In June, Gov. Bob McDonnell approved one for the Gloucester County Public Schools and Mathews County Public Schools; they'll enroll up to 100 students in...
  • Gloucester County wins VACO award

    The Virginia Association of Counties has named Gloucester County as one of 12 recipients of the "2013 Achievement Awards" for a campaign on preparing for storms. The award was for a joint effort from June 1 to July 31, 2012, by the Public Library system...
  • Gloucester SOL scores a mixed bag

    Here is the compilation of SOL scores for the Gloucester County Public School System as received from the Virginia Department of Education. It lists each subject and the first set of numbers are last year's pass rate followed by this year's pass rate...
  • Gloucester exempt from regional transportation taxes

    You probably don't know it, but Gloucester residents got some good news on the taxes front this summer. County Administrator Brenda Garton was notified in July that the county is exempt from regional taxes imposed by House Bill 2313, which became law...
  • Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region

    Newport News has highest HIV/AIDS rate in region
    The 23607 ZIP code encompasses Newport News city offices, a swath of land occupied by the shipyard, and the ribbon of a residential area along a length of Jefferson Avenue. It also is home to the greatest concentration in the region of those living with...
  • Have library card will travel--no shoes required

    Have library card will travel--no shoes required
    If you've spent much time at the local public libraries in Hampton Roads, you know that they are about far more than reading the inventory of books and magazines confined within their brick-and-mortar walls. Today's libraries not only provide a whole...