February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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County attorney to run for attorney general

Local attorney John Adams has announced his candidacy to be the Republican nominee in the 2017 Virginia attorney general race. The Chesterfield native says he was inspired to run after seeing so many statewide offices held by Democrats. More...

Car chase leads to arrest of three suspects

Three suspects were arrested last week following a car chase in Chesterfield. The investigation began when Virginia State Police received a report of a larceny from a vehicle at a rest area in Caroline County the morning of Jan. 27. More...

Crime Watch

Thieves target county restaurants

CRIME WATCH

Several restaurants in the county were targeted by thieves last month. The affected restaurants included: • Genito Road – Someone unsuccessfully tried to pry open the front door of China Wong in the 13600 block sometime before 3:30 a.m. More...

Opinions

Spending to placate millennials, retirees a waste

Writers David Patteson and Gene Sherman disagree with my description of the government “seizing” or “confiscating” our money for recreational welfare like pickleball and bike lanes (“Bike trails are smart investment,&rdq More...

Dog Days of Winter

Loose Ends

I never minded staying at home with the kids when they were young and snow canceled everything. We had a very small hill behind the house where they could “sled” safely. I did mind having the dog, though. More...

The Redrawing Board

As school redistricting begins, experts worry process may worsen inequality

As the School Board considers the first countywide redistricting in Chesterfield’s history, academics warn that it can lead to greater inequality for students across racial and socioeconomic lines if mishandled. More...

News

Teachers, parents push to replace Enon Elementary

With a leaky roof, peeling paint and a teacher who fell through a classroom floor, parents and teachers at Enon Elementary say they’ve had enough. More...

Dominion under fire for coal ash disposal in county, state

As environmental groups and other Virginia localities ramp up pressure on Dominion Virginia Power to dispose of its coal combustion byproducts responsibly, some fear the county may become a dumping ground for coal ash. More...

Superintendent’s budget adds teachers, pay raises

After a marathon round of meetings last Thursday, Chesterfield County Public Schools Superintendent Marcus Newsome presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 to the School Board. More...

Family

Bon Secours launches online health services

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bon Secours Richmond Health System has launched Bon Secours 24/7, a telehealth app that gives the community access to the health system’s medical group providers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with no appointment necessary. More...

Globetrotters

Walter and Ann Ziglocke, Kathy and Gary Larson, and Ginger and Bob Ridgway (from left to right) journeyed to Ireland last summer and hit the links with the Observer at Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, More...

Henricus Park to hold exploration event for home-schooled students

Home-schooled students from across the region are invited to experience how science and technology helped colonize the New World during Henricus Home School Day on Thursday, Feb. 25. More...

Calendar

Dancers take center stage

Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 4 Brandermill Region Men’s Club monthly meeting, 9:15 a.m. refreshments, 10 a.m. meeting, Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway. Special guest will be writer Rex Springston. Visitors welcome. brmcva.org. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Feb. 4 Lecture and book signing, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 110 N. Union St., Petersburg. Features Billy L. More...