December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jobless rate falls as seasonal hiring begins

Chesterfield County’s unemployment rate fell to a six-month low in October as nearly 1,400 people found jobs amid early hiring for the holiday shopping season. More...

Arrest Watch

Arrest Watch

The persons above are a sampling of recent arrests for serious crimes by the Chesterfield County Police Department. More...

Crime Watch

Thieves are repeat customers at barbecue restaurant

A Chester restaurant that’s popular with local barbecue aficionados also seems to have become popular with thieves. • Unknown suspect(s) entered Sibley’s Bar-B-Q in the 12000 block of Winfree Street on Dec. 8. More...

Opinions

Observer misses the real football story

I read with interest your story “Have Football, Will Travel,” [Nov. 26]. More...

Brandermill’s ‘holiday tree’ offensive

I am disappointed that the Brandermill Community Association has given in to the politically correct term of “holiday tree” for the Christmas tree at Sunday Park Pavilion. More...

Real Estate Briefs

Aging of county’s population spurs construction boom

The “age wave” appears to have prompted a wave of construction in Chesterfield County. More...

Secretary’s firing at Ettrick stirs controversy

Parents rally to support 16-year school employee

A group of Ettrick Elementary parents has rallied to the defense of the school’s former secretary, who claims she was wrongfully fired last month after 16 years at the southern Chesterfield school. More...

Field of Green?

With an influx of new businesses, the county airport prepares for takeoff

Its turbines roaring, an olive drab HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the Virginia Air National Guard revs up its blades as a small Cessna lines up for takeoff in the distance. More...

News

School Board seeks cameras to catch bus-stop violators

Shocked by the number of drivers who are illegally passing stopped county school buses, the School Board is asking the Board of Supervisors to support a plan to use cameras to issue tickets to violators. More...

County to close developer loophole with deferral fees

In the aftermath of a controversial zoning case, the county has changed the way it enforces its own policy on deferral requests. More...

New Midlothian school may push back revitalization plan

A proposal to move up construction of a new school in western Chesterfield could force renovations of six older schools in the eastern part of the county to the backburner. More...

Loose Ends

Mangled memories

“I know I put it right here on the corner of the counter,” I said, because I was planning to write down the make and color I could buy another lipstick just like it. But it wasn’t right there. More...

Calendar

Sounds of the season

Thursday, Dec. 18 Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway. brander millrotary.org. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Dec. 18 More...