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Mathews County

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  • Most local budgets are just a few clicks away

    Most local budgets are just a few clicks away
    We are in the midst of local government budget season in Virginia, with school divisions and localities presenting proposed 2013-14 spending plans and holding public forums and hearings on them. If you want to explore the proposed budget, and compare it...
  • Gloucester checks in with 6 percent growth last decade

     
    Gloucester gained 2,078 residents over the last decade, according to the 2010 census results. The county's population is set at 36,858, up from 34,780 in 2000, according to census results posted on the Virginia Public Access Project. The 6 percent......
  • Gloucester fires causes `suspicious' and under investigation

     
    Fires that erupted around Gloucester over the weekend charred more than 1,500 acres and damaged homes, outbuildings, hunting lodges, boats, vehicles and other property. At the height of Saturday's conflagration between Starvation and Island roads in the...
  • 52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals

    52 percent of local schools meet No Child Left Behind AYP goals
    Schools statewide slipped in meeting federal No Child Left Behind Act achievement goals, with 40 percent not making adequate yearly progress, or AYP, this year. Results, based on pass rates on state tests, were released Thursday by the Virginia Department...
  • CBS 6 Storm Team: Irene moves into New England

    CBS 6 Storm Team: Irene moves into New England
    Hurricane Irene will continue tracking through the northeastern USA the rest of Sunday.  She produced damage similar to what we experienced from Hurricane Isabel in 2003 in terms of wind, power outages, and rainfall. The storm surge at the mouth of the...
  • Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January

    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate jumps to 7.6% in January
    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in January, after falling to 7 percent in December, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in January. The U.S. rate was 9.8 percent. Figures...
  • York, JCC rank high for health outcomes

    York, JCC rank high for health outcomes
    Residents in York and James City counties ranked among the top 10 for health outcomes in Virginia, according to a new report. York ranked fourth and James City County seventh in the County Health Rankings report released by the University of Wisconsin...
  • Foreclosures jumped 24% in 2010

    Peninsula-area foreclosure jumped 24 percent in 2010, compared to 2009. December filings were up 14 percent, according to RealtyTrac, which monitors foreclosure activity nationally. A property may receive multiple filings. Nationally, a record 2.87...
  • Hampton Roads' unemployment rate lowers to 7%

    Hampton Roads' unemployment rate lowered to 7 percent in December, from November's 7.2 percent. It was 7 percent in December 2009, too, according to the Virginia Employment Commission. Figures are not seasonally adjusted. The Virginia unemployment...
  • Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories

    Bacteria from stormwater runoff, human and animal waste lead to swimming advisories
    It's beach season in Hampton Roads. Time to bring out the beach chairs and sunscreen. And to be alert for bacteria lurking in the water. Elevated bacteria levels prompted the Peninsula Health Department to advise against swimming at Huntington Park...
  • Agent Orange isn't history to many Hampton Roads vets

    Agent Orange isn't history to many Hampton Roads vets
    SMITHFIELD — Debra Frondelli stood front and center at the American Legion Post on South Church Street, advising a roomful of Vietnam veterans on seeking help for health problems related to Agent Orange. Her presentation was long on facts and short...
  • Hampton girl, 14, punches ticket to Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Hampton girl, 14, punches ticket to Scripps National Spelling Bee
    HAMPTON—Karlesha Canady is what some might call an accidental speller. During the classroom spelling bee in December, the 14-year-old student thought she was taking a stand-up spelling test. She won, and moved on to the school-wide spelling bee at...