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Police hunt for gunman who shot at county deputy

Police are searching for a suspect who fired multiple gunshots at a Chesterfield County deputy sheriff while he was sitting in his marked vehicle in a local apartment complex. More...

Remains identified as body of Pocono resident

A body found last month in a wooded area less than a third of a mile from one of the county’s busiest intersections has been identified as that of a resident of the Pocono subdivision. More...

Family

Golf tournament supports Manchester athletics

The Manchester High School Athletic Association will hold its annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament on June 9 at Birkdale Golf Club with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. More...

Chester event to raise funds for cancer victim

Friends of Timothy Vaughan will host the Grey On The Green With Cancer Beatdown on May 31, noon-5 p.m., at the Chester Village Green. More...

Family Fun Day coming up at Henricus

Henricus Historical Park will present a Field and Garden Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will include activities, demonstrations and crafts focused on colonial-era fields, gardens and domesticated animals. More...

Loose Ends

Patience is a virtue?

Loose Ends

One quality I admire in others is patience. For me it is elusive. Or, downright missing. When I am waiting for the coffee maker to quit making coffee and offer me a cup, I am perfectly patient. More...

Sports

Spiking Up

Volleyball standouts aim for the pros

The Richmond Volleyball Club hosted a reunion for former Chesterfield high school boys volleyball players last weekend. OK, so it wasn’t an actual reunion. There was no dinner buffet, DJ or dance floor. More...

Real Estate Briefs

Eastern Midlothian corridor abuzz with activity

The revitalization of what was once one of the county’s busiest commercial corridors is moving along at a rapid rate, with new retailers opening, new residential construction on the rise and new ownership a possibility for a key property. More...

FOR SALE - AREA 52

Open Sunday, May 24th • 2-4 pm

Area 52 – 1500 Creek Knoll Ct, S. Chesterfield, VA 23834. For sale-$265,900, or for rent-$1695/ mo. More...

FOR SALE - AREA 62

Area 62 – WOODLAKE. $199,950 1592 SQFT. 4 bed 2 bath. Lots of hardwoods. First floor master Derek Radtke REMAX Action 804-641-4935 More...

Newsome seeks tighter controls on construction

Board member on change orders: ‘We’re embarrassed’

Acknowledging that the school system’s safeguards against inadvertent cost overruns on construction projects have been inadequate in the past, School Superintendent Marcus Newsome has outlined an action plan aimed at preventing future mistakes. More...

Chasing Gecker

Democrats jockey for liberal street cred: Who supports Obamacare the most?

With less than a month remaining before 10th District Democrats select their nominee for November's state Senate election, the party's three candidates got together to share their views on an array of topics last week at Swift Creek Middle School. More...

News

Former teachers start academy for girls

Some veteran county teachers who have seen the special challenges faced by girls from economically challenged families have come up with what may seem like a surprising solution – starting a new girls-only private school. More...

Woodlake gets new board, but real work just starting

The dust has settled from Woodlake’s highly anticipated communitywide election, but the hard work is just beginning for leaders of the western Chesterfield subdivision. More...

Post office may strike home delivery to new subdivisions

The U.S. Postal Service is considering the elimination of door-to-door mail delivery in new residential communities – a cost-saving measure that could have a significant impact on local development projects currently in the planning pipeline. More...

Crime Watch

Two State Police cars struck by driver on I-95

A driver who crashed into two Virginia State Police cars on Interstate 95 is facing multiple charges, including reckless driving. According to police, two state troopers had stopped their cars to assist a disabled motorist around 5:40 p.m. More...

Multiple vehicles in multiple neighborhoods get going-over by thieves

Thefts from vehicles are among the most common crimes reported in the county, but this week’s roundup includes a striking number of such incidents, especially reports involving multiple vehicles: More...

In other crimes:

Addison at Swift Creek Apartments (Lonas Parkway) – Gunshots were reported fired into an occupied vehicle in the 4100 block around 8:50 p.m. on May 11. No injuries were reported. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, May 21 Game On! 3-5 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Teens are invited to visit the library to relax after school, play Wii games and hang out with friends. Free. 751-CCPL, library.chesterfield. gov. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, May 21 Introduction to QuickBooks, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Stratford University Auditorium, 11104 W. Broad St., Glen Allen. Learn how cheap, easy and fast it is to get started on QuickBooks. Bring a laptop. $25/advance, $30/door. More...