February 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Grocery game

Alysia Gagnon, a fourth grader at Clover Hill Elementary School, and her aunt, Sandy McKinney, total up a list of groceries during Family Math Night at the Food Lion near Deer Run on Hull Street Road. More...

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Witnesses sought in hit-and-run that injured bicyclist

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist that occurred in the 5700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway on Feb. 16. The bicyclist was found by a passerby in the right northbound lane of the highway at about 6:45 p.m. More...

Senior arrested for sexual crimes against child

Police have arrested a Midlothian man for sexual abuse of a young child. of the 12300 block of Goldengate Place, was charged on Feb. More...

Real estate news

Chesterfield Federal Credit Union purchased the 1,732-square-foot retail building at 13601 Midlothian Turnpike from Bank of America for $600,000. MAC Technologies leased 722 square feet at 804 Moorefield Park Drive. More...

Family

Social Services’ free tax-filing assistance available

The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services will offer free tax-filing assistance on Thursdays through March 25 for individuals with total incomes of $49,000 or less. Volunteer tax preparers will be available from 4-6:30 p.m. More...

Pete and Keely continue to entertain

REVIEW

Bickering between onstage personalities isn’t that uncommon if you look back on television history – think Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, Sonny and Cher. More...

Opinions

More opposition to hiking property tax rate to aid schools

My mamma didn’t raise no fool, although there are some folks on the Chesterfield County School Board, the school superintendent and perhaps my grandma who may think otherwise. More...

Harsher penalties needed for cases of animal cruelty

As I read yet again [Jan. More...

Problems in the gifted program

I am writing in response to your Jan. 6 article, “Chesterfield NAACP sees disparities in gifted education,” and Ms. St. Pierre’s response [letters to the editor, Feb. 3] to it. More...

Schools now offer online diploma

Like many high school seniors, James River High School student Olivia Rappe is working her way through a course in British literature, studying the great works of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Joyce. More...

County blames state for tax revenue loss

In a series of meetings last week, Chesterfield leaders blamed much of the county’s and school system’s economic conditions on reduced state funding. More...

News

School board wrestles with additional budget cuts

SCHOOL BOARD

Staff for Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) reported to the school board last week and answered questions so the school budget can be adopted in April. More...

Tie vote on Woodlake cell tower at Woolridge Elementary

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Chesterfield Planning Commission will take up the question of whether to recommend a 150-foot cell tower at Woolridge Elementary School on March 16. The commission deadlocked on a 2-2 vote last week. More...

Wildlife rehabbers benefit scheduled at nature center

The Annual Wildlife Benefit, sponsored by the nonprofit Area Rehabbers Klub (ARK), will take place on Saturday, March 6, from noon-4 p.m., at Rockwood Park Nature Center, near the intersection of Courthouse and Hull Street roads. More...

Crime Watch

Fighting over a gun often ends badly

Crime watch

It’s not usually a good idea to struggle with an armed person because the guy with the gun will probably win, but sometimes there isn’t much else to do as one man recently found out. More...

Loose Ends

No more snow

My other half is blaming me for all this snow because several years ago I wrote about missing having snow that winter. That’s a stretch and unfair. If I had any input on this we wouldn’t have had the last precipitation event. More...

Calendar

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Old West

In the Spotlight

Lucky Bill, Virginia’s Own Singing Cowboy, Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-noon, Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd. Come sing along with Lucky Bill and his guitar as he shares a wagon load of history and fun. Free. More...

Sports

Youth hoopsters, parents and coaches aim Upward

Coach Todd Early gathers his first- and second-grade-aged Eagles team basketball players around him after a recent practice in the Bon Air Baptist Church gymnasium. He gives them a brief pep talk, complimenting their efforts and play. More...