April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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County celebrates students of the year

Last week, Chesterfield County Public Schools honored its 2016 students of year during a celebration sponsored by the Midlothian Rotary Club. More...

News Briefs

Circus train smashes into car, injures driver


A Petersburg man was taken to VCU Medical Center after a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train hit his car on April 18, according to police and media reports. More...


Forced diversity hurts neighborhoods

In reading Genevieve Siegel-Hawley’s idea regarding creating “diversity” within Chesterfield’s schools, I see major issues with her premise that diversity must be an “explicit goal” [“VCU scholar: Diverse sch More...

Loose Ends

Tilling Thrills

Loose Ends

When I was young I thought thrills meant faster, higher or more exotic. Now? was thrilled when I bought a pair of shoes online last week – my first online shoe purchase – and didn’t have to pay shipping. More...


It’s puppy time


Thursday, April 28 Spring plant sale, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road. Shop for annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, mixed containers and hanging baskets. Continues weekdays through May 19. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, April 28A Million Blooms!, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Celebrate spring with millions of blooms throughout the season as well as activities, exhibit sand family events. Continues through More...

Family, music and fun at Henricus

Families and children of all ages are invited to Henricus Historical Park on Saturday, May 14 for Henricus Family Fun Day. More...

Audit finds school staff in violation of state law

Tech center project ran afoul of state procurement laws

Employees of the county school system violated state procurement law during the process of transforming the former Clover Hill High School building into Chesterfield’s newest technical center, according to an audit report released last month. More...


Going to the dogs?

Brandermill weighs park for pooches

Unless its proponents are barking up the wrong tree, Brandermill may get a new dog park in the near future. More...

County asks court to dismiss Shoosmith’s landfill lawsuit

The county filed a motion last week in Chesterfield Circuit Court that seeks dismissal of a local landfill’s lawsuit, arguing that Shoosmith Bros. More...

RoboTop: Bird High robotics team heads to worlds

This week, a student team from L.C. Bird High will traverse ramparts, hurl boulders and scale castles in the hopes of becoming world champions. Or, at least, their robot will. More...

Crime Watch

Arrest Watch

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Vandals, burglars, arsonists hit county schools

A number of county schools have been targeted by thieves, arsonists and vandals over the past few weeks. More...