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Railroad crossing work may cause delays

Railroad giant CSX is performing repairs and maintenance at its crossings, and several in Chesterfield County will be closed on various days this month and in August: • The Branders Bridge Road crossing near Weldon Street and the Dupuy Road cros More...

Family

Traveling with the Observer

Win Grant and Jo Bohannon-Grant visited Normandy, France, on June 6 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. More...

Loose Ends

I clutter to think

While others were picnicking and shopping over the holiday weekend, we were moving clutter and cleaning the house. That’s what happens when we have out-of-town guests coming. We need to have guests more often. More...

Sports

Crossing route

Star wide receiver weighs move to Trinity

Trevion Armstrong is moving on … again. More...

See the nurse on Aisle 10?

In-store urgent-care clinics on the rise

Bright signs mark the new presence of the MinuteClinic at the CVS pharmacy on East Hundred Road in Chester. More...

News

More people enter job market, but many struggle to find work

More people in Chesterfield County are working than ever before, but with more people than ever looking for work, the number who aren’t finding jobs is also on the rise. More...

Grandparent support group meets Thursday

The Chesterfield County Senior Advocate invites anyone who is raising grandchildren or relatives’ children to attend Grandparent Connection. More...

A year later, police struggle to enforce new texting law

A year after Virginia joined a national movement to crack down on texting while driving, county police are struggling to enforce a new law that makes it a primary offense. More...

Crime Watch

Unlocked and unlucky

Summertime, and the thieving is easy – if car owners and homeowners do half a thief’s work for him: • A known suspect stole firearms and misc ellaneous items from an unlocked vehicle in the 4700 block of Five Springs Court in the Fiv More...

Opinions

LETTERS

Sheriff’s participation in reality show ‘indefensible’The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in a televised “scared straight” type of intervention [“‘My Dysfunctional Family’ visits county jail,” June 25] with a county juvenile is h More...

Calendar

Reptile time at Rockwood

Raging Reptiles! Tuesday, July 22, 6-8 p.m., Rockwood Park Nature Center, 3401 Courthouse Road. More...

Calendar

Thursday, July 17 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, July 17 Art exhibit, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. The exhibit “A Year Under the Water” features the underwater photography of Christopher Doherty. More...