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Wrecks claim lives of two county men Two Chesterfield County men were killed over the weekend in separate crashes outside the county. More...

Family

Traveling with the Observer

Barbara Condrey recently toured Glacier Bay, Alaska, aboard the MS Zuiderdam cruise ship – with a copy of the Observer, of course. More...

At courthouse, residents decry alleged traffic quotas

Do patrol officers with Chesterfield Police have quotas to meet when it comes to issuing citations for traffic violations? More...

Teen Ambassadors sought

Teen Ambassadors is seeking dynamic high school juniors and seniors to serve as mentors to elementary school children. Volunteers must be Chesterfield County residents who believe in and live substance-free lifestyles. More...

Calendar

Concert celebrates bike trails grant

Pocahontas Premieres: An Evening With Flashback, Friday, July 25, 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. concert, Pocahontas State Park – Heritage Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. More...

Calendar

Thursday, July 24 Chesterfield Council on Aging monthly meeting, 9-10:30 a.m., Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd. Hear an expert panel discuss ways to retain dignity and choice by planning ahead for long-term care. Free. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, July 24 Innsbrook After Hours, 5 p.m. gates open, 6 p.m. concert, Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. Features O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips with special guest Saints of Valory. $20-$99. innsbrookafterhours.com. More...

Bitten

Chester man takes former teacher’s exotic snakes – but pays the price

All Brandon M. Casey wanted to do is help out a friend. Unfortunately, his generosity came back to bite him – literally. More...

Cop quotas stir debate: Are they real?

County says police using ‘benchmarks’

When it comes to handing out traffic tickets, when is a “benchmark” not a “quota”? More...

News

Traffic declines as recession runs trucks off county roads

It turns out that a recession may be the economy’s way of telling people to slow down. More...

Foreclosure wave ebbs, but still dampens market

Despite warnings from economists about a possible second wave of home foreclosures, the tsunami of foreclosures that followed the real estate crash has ebbed considerably locally and nationally. More...

School system inks deal to outsource custodial work

Under the first phase of its plan to outsource some work being done outside the classroom, the county’s school system has selected a company to manage custodial services at eight local facilities during the 2014-15 academic year. More...

Crime Watch

Criminals get up close and personal with victims

“Let’s get physical” was the chorus of a popular song back in the 1980s, and it also sounds like a description of the methods used in some recent local crimes: More...

Loose Ends

A surprise in the attic

What? We have two bedrooms upstairs? All this time I thought there was only one and a storage room and small attic. More...

Opinions

Letters

Something ‘fishy’ about who can use reservoir – and who can’t More...

Sports

Back in the swing

Lyberty Anderson prepares for the next level – at U.Va.

Lyberty Anderson freely acknowledges that her remarkable success in golf has been more a product of natural talent than an insatiable work ethic. More...