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Developer sues county over cash proffers

A local development company has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Board of Supervisors of violating the U.S. Constitution in turning down a request to remove cash proffers from a proposed subdivision. More...

Crime Watch

Empty houses draw thieves’ attention

One more thing we can blame on the housing market slump: an increase around the county in the number of vacant houses, which often become targets for crime. More...

Loose Ends

Call me, maybe

They certainly gave me enough ways to get in touch with them if I have any questions – the Social Security office, that is. There’s a toll-free number to an office located in a secure facility somewhere in the world. More...

Opinions

Letters

‘Elitist’ thinking has no place in reservoir debate I’ve been following the recent news stories and letters regarding public access to the Swift Creek Reservoir with some interest and would like to comment specifically on two objec More...

Sports

‘Baby Burgess’ grows up

After disappointing start, heralded Ram says he’s now ready

Having watched his older brother become one of the best players in the history of Virginia Commonwealth University’s men’s basketball program, Jordan Burgess thought he knew what to expect when he signed with the Rams in 2011. More...

Sprinkler spike threatens shift in water plan

The county’s available supply of drinking water is set to nearly double in the near future, and that additional supply may be needed sooner than expected if residents don’t cut back on watering their lawns. More...

Stock and load

As big box retailers struggle, grocery stores expand, take positions

Everything seems mixed up these days at the Kroger grocery store at Rittenhouse Drive near Brandermill. The deli section, pharmacy and salad bar have been moved. More...

News

After fight, gasoline dousing, victim refuses to take stand

A Chesterfield County man charged with strangulation, attempting to set a person on fire and breaking and entering caught a break last week when his female victim denied that the alleged events occurred and refused to testify. More...

County offers varied programs

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation is offering programs for adults 50 and older this fall at the Chesterfield Senior Center, 4000 Stigall Drive, Midlothian. More...

James River cleanup set for Sept. 13

The James River Advisory Council and its partners will hold the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup on Sept. 13, kicking off the first James River Week. More...

Family

Skull buster

Local gym rat gets taste of ‘Stone Cold’ reality TV

Amber Shaw does “tough” for a living. More...

Traveling with the Observer

Rich Kirchhoff with his son, Lucas, and wife Sallie at the Berlin Wall in Germany. More...

Calendar

County Fair continues

101st Chesterfield County Fair, Thursday, Friday, 4-11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Enjoy all the fair favorites including bull riding, barrel racing and a rodeo. Continues through Aug. 30. More...

Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 28 Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting, 9 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. A support group for older adults. Free. Registration recommended. 768-7878. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, Aug. 28 The Secret Life of a Victorian House, 12:30 p.m., Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., Richmond. Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. $6, $4/members. 358-7166, maymont.org. More...