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County man charged with abusing child in Powhatan

A Chesterfield resident working as a contractor for Powhatan High School has been arrested on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child. More...

Would-be thieves get caught in the act

It’s hard to keep your mind on your work when you get interrupted, even if your “work” is just thievery: • A customer at a business in the 7500 block of Midlothian Turnpike saw a suspect inside his unlocked vehicle around 2 p.m More...

Loose Ends

Chores and snores

I have to be organized this week to make it to Friday with some semblance of sanity. Appointments, a meeting or two and, of course, my endless list clutter the calendar and run down the margins. More...

Opinions

Letters

Observer omits tech center supporters The story about the Chesterfield Career and Technical Center [“Jobbing the students,” Oct. More...

Border kids stir debate in county

115 living here await immigration hearings

So far this year, more than 34,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended trying to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border and sent to live with sponsors across the country while they await immigration proceedings. More...

Safety Class

After stabbing, school officials focus on the best deterrent: students

The recent stabbing of a Manchester High School student by a fellow student has raised concerns about how much schools can do to prevent on-campus crime and especially how to keep weapons off school grounds. More...

News

Fire and EMS bracing for exodus of retiring officers

After he completed the final shift of a 35- year career with Chesterfield Fire and EMS in June 2013, Battalion Chief Mark Nugent acknowledged it would be “strange to wake up Monday morning and not put on that uniform. More...

Electives disparities remain wide despite extra teachers

Chesterfield County middle schools are offering more electives this year than last year, but there are still wide disparities in the number of options each school offers its students. More...

Learn about production, health benefits of ginger, turmeric

Anyone interested in learning about the production, harvesting, cleaning, marketing and health benefits of fresh ginger and turmeric can visit Ginger and Turmeric Day on Thursday, Nov. More...

Family

Traveling with the Observer

Aaron and Erika Grandstaff traveled to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic for their two-week honeymoon in August. More...

Bullish on Pits

Shelter works to repair the pit bull’s bad years reputation

Don’t let their bad reputation fool you. Pit bulls make great pets. More...

Ready for blastoff

After delay, teens prepare to launch 4,000 rockets this weekend

Unforeseen technical issues prompted them to postpone their original launch date by eight days, but two local teens insist they’ll be ready to pursue a world record Sunday at the county fairgrounds. More...

Sports

Lancers roll

Off to its best start in more than 60 years, Manchester High’s football team improved to 7-0 last Friday by throttling rival Cosby 26-0. The victory came at a price, though. More...