March 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Big smile

Jarett Griguts Jr. receives a smile from Brutus, an 18-month-old opossum, at the 10th Annual Area Rehabbers Klub (ARK) Wildlife Benefit held at Rockwood Nature Center earlier this month. More...

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Kenco Logistic Services expanding

Kenco Logistic Services will add 25 to 30 new jobs and invest $1.6 million at its current location at the Walthall Enterchange in Chesterfield. More...

New Dominion landfill location approved

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors recently approved a request by Dominion to create a $50 million landfill in the county for fly ash, a by-product created by burning coal at the company’s electricity-generating plants. More...

Arrests made in Feb. 25 robbery and shooting

Three people have been arrested in connection with a Feb. 25 robbery and shooting at the Virginian Motel, located at 8924 Jefferson Davis Highway. More...

Family

SportsQuest breaks ground

Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle talks with Gov. Bob McDonnell during SportsQuest’s groundbreaking last week. More...

“Antiques Evaluation” fundraiser set

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia and the Chester Lions Club will present the Third Annual Antiques Evaluation “Roadshow” on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Chester Christian Church, 4330 Curtis Street. More...

“Cruise-in” gears up for 2010

The Southern Knights Cruisers Car Club (Team SKC) is working with the Hardee’s at 1901 West Hundred Road in Chester once again to present the 2010 Cruise-in every Saturday night, from 5-9 p.m., beginning April 3 and extending through September. More...

Opinions

Out-of-state trash at landfill isn’t wanted

Once again the county is facing another effort by owners of the Shoosmith Landfill facility to change its operating agreement. I feel the request to bring in more waste, particularly out-of-state material, is not sensible for several reasons. More...

Restore funding for softball

I realize Chesterfield County faces some tough economic decisions, but it only takes a little common sense to realize closing all the adult softball fields would be a big mistake. More...

More religious tolerance is needed

I’m writing in response to Ms. Sharon Madonno’s letter [Jan 20]. I had hoped that this topic had run its course with the Nov. 18 issue. Clearly it hasn’t. More...

Sometimes you can go home again

The 20th-century author Thomas Wolfe once famously wrote, “You Can’t Go Home Again.” But quite a few Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) teachers have proven Wolfe wrong. More...

Supervisors receive pushback on cuts

Board of Supervisors

County supervisors are hearing from their constituents about proposed cuts in County Administrator Jay Stegmaier’s FY11 budget (that starts July 1), and many of them are focused on reductions in the departments of parks and recreation, librarie More...

News

Spotlight on spending

School board allocates $803,700 for stage lighting

The Chesterfield School Board last week approved spending $803,700 for auditorium stage lighting at Elizabeth Davis and Tomahawk Creek middle schools and L.C. Bird High School. More...

First-time home-buyer education class scheduled

The Virginia Housing Development Authority will offer a first-time home-buyer education class on Saturday, March 20, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at Oak Forest Baptist Church, 5101 Courthouse Road in Chesterfield. More...

County spending down for second year

Board of Supervisors

For the second consecutive year, county spending from the general fund will be down. For FY11 (starting July 1), it will be 2.1 percent less than the previous year, dropping to $700.4 million, as proposed by County Administrator Jay Stegmaier. More...

Crime Watch

Hotel robber eludes police

Police are searching for an unidentified man who robbed the Comfort Inn at 2100 West Hundred Road on March 10. More...

Loose Ends

The march toward spring

I worked in the yard this afternoon, pretending it really is spring. I pruned shrubs and cut down the remnants of last summer’s perennials – all while bending over. Tomorrow I’ll know how hard I worked today. More...

Calendar

Teens can rock out during this year’s Bandfest

In the Spotlight

Bandfest 2010, 6-10 p.m., Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Road. This annual event for teens showcases music, videos and artwork by teens at a venue free from drugs and alcohol. More...

Sports

Thomas Dale girls basketball team completes another standout season

The Thomas Dale High School girls varsity basketball team finished a historic season earlier this month, completing the program’s first unbeaten regular season with 20 wins and no losses. That included a 14-0 Central District mark. More...