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Grief support group has formed

A support group for widows, widowers and anyone who has experienced a loss has formed in the county. More...

Group offers help with job search

Jobseekers provides unemployed or underemployed residents with resources for landing a job and emotional and spiritual support while they’re looking. More...

Special advocates sought for abuse victims

The Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is seeking volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have been victims of abuse. CASA volunteers are mature citizens who care about children and their welfare. More...

Family

Henricus to craft new event celebrating Virginia beer

Henricus Historical Park, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Virginia Grown program, MeadWestvaco, the Old Dominion Hops Cooperative and Chesterfield Economic Develop- ment, will hold its first Hop More...

Individual achievements

The Board of Supervisors recently recognized Matthew Aidan Mulvihill of Troop 845, sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church, on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. More...

Sports

George Finney hit a hole in one on June 22 on the 139-yard fourth hole at Birkdale Golf Club. Finney’s feat, performed with a 5 iron, was witnessed by Harry Wallace, Nick Rodites and Gerry Seeley. More...

Opinions

Politics altered regional debate – so let’s start over

Since I left the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors about a dozen years ago, I’ve been listening to the complaints about a lack of regional cooperation in RVA. More...

Current school start times make sense

I think public school starting times should stay the same. The high school schedule allows us to get out early in the day so we can have time for after-school jobs, homework and free time. More...

Disconnected? Me, too

I’ve been reading your [Susan Nienow’s] column for years, and I love it. You remind me of me, in what you enjoy doing. More...

Sports

Athletic association opens football registration

Swift Creek Athletic Association will hold football registration through July 25 at the Swift Creek Middle School Field House, 3700 Old Hundred Road South, Midlothian. More...

Despite call to disarm, abusers still pack heat

Va. one of few states to allow domestic abusers to keep guns

Police officers knew Stafford Leo Shaw owned a handgun. He had used it in January as a club to beat his girlfriend on the head during a vicious assault. On Feb. More...

News

After homeowners protest, supervisors OK fire station

Despite concerns from some nearby homeowners, the Board of Supervisors last week unanimously approved a request by Chesterfield Fire and EMS to build a new fire station at the intersection of Woolridge and Otterdale roads. More...

County to rethink special tax district in Midlothian

Chris Perry knows it’s an uphill battle to convince county leaders to dissolve a service district that requires him and hundreds of other Midlothian homeowners to pay a property tax rate 15 cents higher than the county’s prevailing rate. More...

Hotel residents ‘shocked’ by explosion, fire

A Midlothian man is being held without bond after being charged with felony arson for starting a fire at his room at InTown Suites, which rents rooms by the week off Huguenot Road near Chesterfield Towne Center. More...

Seniors

Death Notice

BRAUN, Kenneth George “KG”, 62 of Midlothian, departed this life peacefully on Wednesday June 10th, 2015, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. More...

Crime Watch

County man charged with robbing Colonial Heights bank

A 73-year-old Chesterfield man is in custody on charges related to a bank robbery in Colonial Heights. The Colonial Heights Police Department said officers responded a few minutes before 10 a.m. More...

Search underway for county jail escapee

Authorities are looking for a county jail inmate who failed to return from a work-release assignment. More...

Suspect sought in Hull Street bank robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help tracking down a suspect who robbed a county bank branch. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, July 2 Geology ROCKS! 3-5 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. Learn about and touch examples of major types of rocks and discover how rocks and minerals are important to everything on earth. For ages 7-14. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, July 2 Flowers After 5, 5-9 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. More...