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Local Government Officials Aren’t In Favor Of Eliminating The State Grocery Tax

GLOUCESTER –As prices continue to rise, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is pushing for the elimination of the state tax on food and personal hygiene products. Such a tax cut, though, could hurt local governments. There are two proposals...

Carol Steele Named New Gloucester County Administrator

GLOUCESTER – Carol Steele, who has worked for Gloucester County for more than 35 years, will become the new county administrator beginning June 1. The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors made the announcement at its May 17 meeting. “I am...

Navigating Tough Year Helps Gloucester School Superintendent Win Award

GLOUCESTER – As the superintendent of the year in Region III, Walter “Rick” Clemons of Gloucester knew he was eligible for the state honor. He wasn’t expecting it, though. “I was definitely surprised,” Clemons said the week of May 9,...

Rappahannock Community College Receives $100,000 Grant

GLOUCESTER – Rappahannock Community College received a $100,00 grant as part of the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) program. The college, which has campuses in Glenns and Warsaw, primarily serves the counties of Gloucester, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland,...

Care-A-Lot Pet Supply Coming To Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – Care-A-Lot Pet Supply, which was formed in Virginia Beach in 1988, is coming to Gloucester. Most of the company’s sales are through catalogues and online, but the building planned for the corner of U.S. Highway 17 and Providence...

Local School Districts Hope Raises Will Help With Teacher Retention

WILLIAMSBURG – As many area public schools continue to face a shortage of teachers and support staff, localities are taking aggressive approaches to slow the exodus. The first step is appropriating raises. The Williamsburg-James City County school board has recommended a...