July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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Schools, county weigh plan to consolidate procurement

After months of controversy about the county school system’s handling of construction contracts, and midway into an action plan meant to improve oversight, school officials have proposed a simple solution: hand over responsibility for school co More...

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Family event to raise funds for kids’ school supplies

Join the Community Idea Stations for a night of family activities, food, fun and a movie and help raise funds to provide less fortunate children with school supplies. The PBS Kids Summer Movie Night on Friday, Aug. More...

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Thursday, July 30 Kiwanis Club of Midlothian weekly meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Martin’s – community room, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. midlothiankiwanis.org. Friday, July 31 More...

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Wild west: Woolridge expansion stirs angst

In Moseley, plan to widen road runs into opposition

Residents of three western Chesterfield communities have concerns about the county’s plan to expand Woolridge Road from two lanes to four between Otterdale and Genito roads. More...

News

No room for the inn: Officials reject B&B

With neighboring property owners turning out in sizable numbers to oppose a plan to open a bed-and-breakfast inn in the Meadowbrook area, both the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors gave the proposal an emphatic thumbs down. More...

Bon Air residents pooh-pooh area plan: ‘Just kill this now’

Bon Air residents are very fond of their community and would welcome more opportunities to walk or bicycle their way around, but not many would like to replace a residential area with a new mixed-use development. More...

Suspect sought in auto parts store robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help tracking down a suspect who robbed a county auto parts store. The Chesterfield County Police Department said a man entered the Auto Zone at 7222 Hull Street Road around 6 p.m. More...

Crime Watch

Home invaders strike

County residents were victimized by three home invasions recently or, in one case, more of a home-away-from-home invasion: More...

Opinions

Driver-education programs the solution to bus passers

I have been following the school bus camera discussion in the Chesterfield Observer and could not help but to point out some additional facts. More...

Woodlake, Brandermill residents should have their say too

I am writing you this letter in response to the numerous articles in the Chesterfield Observer regarding public access to the Swift Creek Reservoir. More...

Confederate flag issue is complicated

The July 8 story “Under the Radar” represents the type of yellow journalism that tries to create issues rather than report them. More...