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Local gas price falls to lowest level since 2011

Local gasoline prices have fallen to their lowest levels in almost four years as worries about a global economic slowdown have led investors to drive the price of crude oil sharply lower. More...

Family

Traveling with the Observer

Becky Brown, Elizabeth James, Debbie Zawadzki and Pam Crandol took a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands this summer. They stopped for a good read at St. John. More...

The last lap

Erin Strasser sees the finish line: $55K for cancer research

In 2009, 12-year-old Erin Strasser’s mother, Laurie, was diagnosed with breast cancer. To cope with her mother’s diagnosis, Erin approached her father Frank with an idea. More...

Haunted historical tours at courthouse

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation will present Haunted Lantern Tours on Friday, Oct. 24, at the historic 1917 Courthouse Green in the county administrative complex. More...

Sports

Bouncing back

Monacan returns fire, eyes playoffs

As Monacan High’s football players left the field last November after a season-ending 51-13 loss to Portsmouth’s I.C. More...

VSU athletes support food banks

The Virginia State University Athletics Department has begun a “1,000 Cans, One Goal” campaign running through Friday, Nov. 21. More...

Schools use millions in ‘leftovers’ for project

Elswick: ‘Citizens deserve transparency’

Splashed with modern lighting, new-age office furniture, high-tech classrooms and a sprawling auditorium, the new Chesterfield Career and Technical Center opened to much fanfare in late August. More...

Birds of War

Majestic WWII bombers alight in Chesterfield

If you looked up at the sky this past Friday, you might have seen the tell-tale outlines slicing through the heavens. More...

News

Schall: ‘Sea change’ ushers gay couples down the aisle

It was a stroll unlike any Carol Schall and Mary Townley had enjoyed over 30 years as a couple. After the U.S. More...

School laptops a quick hit, teachers see drop in ‘tardies’

The school system’s plan to distribute Chromebooks to all of the county’s middle schools may have been controversial, but the rollout of the program has been greeted enthusiastically by students and parents. More...

Free grief support group meets

A support group for widows, widowers and anyone who has experienced a loss has formed in the county. More...

Crime Watch

Fake policemen visit county apartment complexes

Impersonation of a police officer or public official isn’t a very common crime in Chesterfield County. There were only about a dozen such incidents reported in 2013. More...

Loose Ends

Murphy’s might

Just recently Murphy showed up again at our house. I recognize this character because he first showed up when I had my first child. I figured I would have a boy since I was a girl and knew more about them. I did. Have a boy that is. More...

Calendar

Halloween goes to the dogs

6th Annual Howl-a-Woof, Saturday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ruff House Dog Park, 3401 Courthouse Road. Dogs and dog owners can enjoy the Halloween season with dog costume contests, food and drink, games, merchandise and much more. Free. More...

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What’s happening Elsewhere

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