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Petersburg man dies after hit-and-run in Chesterfield

Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run collision that left a Petersburg man dead. The Chesterfield County Police Department said officers responded around 9 p.m. More...

Multiple-vehicle crash fatal to Midlothian man

A Midlothian man was killed in a multiplevehicle collision on state Route 288 that closed the highway for several hours. More...

Harrowgate Road 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

Police are looking for two men who robbed a county convenience store at gunpoint. According to police, two men armed with handguns entered the 7-Eleven store at 12120 Harrowgate Road around 12:10 a.m. on April. 10. More...

Crime Watch

Thieves always ready to victimize unwary shoppers

Every year when the Christmas shopping season rolls around, police departments across the land issue reminders to consumers to “be alert” and “pay attention to your surroundings” while shopping. More...

In other crimes:

Abbots Mill (Boxford Lane) – Unknown suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to enter a vacant house in the 12300 block on March 27 by drilling out the deadbolt and breaking the knob on the front door. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, April 16 Kindergarten registration day, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., every Chesterfield County elementary school. Registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 to attend kindergarten. More...

After years of tax cuts, is county better off?

Another side of the budget debate emerges: stop cutting

For the past two months, much of the discussion about the county’s fiscal year 2016 budget has centered on whether the Board of Supervisors should cut the property tax rate by a penny to offset the 1-cent increase it approved last April. More...

Tinseltown’s Trojan

Meet Virginia State’s link to the stars: longtime Hollywood movie critic Duane Byrge

Duane Byrge, a veteran film critic for the Hollywood Reporter and other Tinseltown journals, has a dream job that any serious movie buff would love. More...

News

Trump this: GOP fundraiser to feature ‘Apprentice’ star

The Donald is coming to Chesterfield. Billionaire businessman, television personality and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at the Lincoln-Reagan Gala April 24 at The Country Club at The Highlands. More...

Domestic violence conference this Friday

The Chesterfield County Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center will hold its annual Spring Conference on April 17, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Nicholas Building Conference Room at John Tyler Community College, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Che More...

Ms. Worldwide: Student’s film gains international acclaim

A sophomore in the Math and Science Specialty Center at Clover Hill High School is well on her way to setting a new standard for what it means to be high-achieving. More...

Health Matters

Get free mammograms, breast health information

Bon Secours will offer free mammogram screenings from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 23 at Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Avenue, followed by “Pink Pearls of Wisdom,” an event celebrating breast health, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Loose Ends

Stepping up

I confess. The first time I heard about platform sneakers, I wanted a pair. What a crazy-sounding pair of shoes! I hope they aren’t too tall. That would ruin it. More...

Opinions

Outsourcing school construction ducks responsibility

I read your article, “After damning schools audit, officials to weigh private fix,” in the March 25, 2015, issue and came away deeply disappointed in our county “officials.” In the November 2013 bond referendum, the voters of More...

Observer gets it wrong on GOP nominees

In his article describing Leslie Haley’s candidacy for supervisor from the Midlothian Magisterial District [“Haley to seek supervisor’s seat,” April 1], Jim McConnell stated that “The Chesterfield Republican Committee no More...

Real Estate Briefs

After slow start, housing market bounces back

After setting the slowest pace in six years in January, home sales in Chesterfield County bounced back strongly in March to post the best first quarter in two years and the second-best in eight years. More...