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Gloucester County

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  • Gloucester boats: More are taxed here than are registered

    Gloucester boats: More are taxed here than are registered
    Gloucester County taxes more boats annually than are registered here, according to state and county figures. The county has 4,326 registered boats, according to statistics provided by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. There are 14 other...
  • Gloucester County earns award for website transparency

    Gloucester County is one of 19 local cities, counties and school districts in Virginia and 247 across the nation to receive an award for its transparent government website. The "Sunny Award" is from Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization...
  • Tornado drill across Virginia set for March 12

    A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for March 12 at 9:45 a.m. with a tone alert sent out over radio and television broadcasts. Over the past two years, 62 tornadoes have touched down in Virginia, said a state spokesman. The twisters have claimed...
  • Black history in Gloucester: From slave child to folk hero

     Black history in Gloucester: From slave child to folk hero
    Thomas Calhoun Walker was too young to know the difference when the Civil War brought him freedom. But even as an illiterate kid growing up in rural Gloucester during the 1870s, he knew his elders' annual readings of the Emancipation Proclamation at the...
  • Gloucester man arrested in connection with fatal accident

    Gloucester man arrested in connection with fatal accident
    A Gloucester man who was arrested Friday evening in connection with a fatal two-car wreck on Route 17 near Willis Road has been released from jail. Jeremy Shane Hedrick, 40, of Ark, was arrested on a manslaughter charge by the Virginia State Police. He...
  • Gloucester employee named president of parks and rec society

    Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department employee Katey Legg has been elected as president of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society. Legg was elected president by the society's board of directors on Aug. 23, said a Gloucester County...
  • VDOT to take comments on Main Street transportation study

    A public hearing will be held by staff from the Virginia Department of Transportation and Gloucester County on Thursday to address congestion and safety along the Route 17 Business/Main Street corridor. Comments at the meeting will be used in conjunction...
  • Gloucester Point resident appointed to RCC board

    Gloucester Point resident James C. Phillips has been appointed by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors as the county's representative to the Rappahannock Community College Board. Phillps was appointed to a four-year term. Phillips expanded...
  • Gloucester SOL pass rates by various subgroups

    Here's the numbers on how Gloucester County students by individual subgroups performed in this year's SOL tests. The information is compiled from data from the Virginia Department of Education. Math Students overall:  69 percent (down 17) Black: 55...
  • Gloucester County schools earn full state accreditation status

    All eight Gloucester County schools received full accreditation by the Virginia Department of Education in a Wednesday announcement. Gloucester joins 84 other Virginia school divisions, out of 132, in which all schools received accreditation....
  • Gloucester schools state accreditation results

    All schools in the Gloucester County Public School System met state accreditation benchmarks in every category. Here's the results by schools and categories: Abingdon Elementary -- Grade 3-5 English (87); Math (73); Grade 3 history (89); History (93);...
  • Extra! Extra! T.C. Walker Elementary accreditation results

    State accreditation results that were issued by the Virginia Department of Education did not included T.C. Walker Elementary School after the school was closed in May. Gloucester school officials have provided the results to the Daily Press, however....