January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools, spending are priorities for leaders

County supervisors have set some resolutions of their own for the coming year and beyond. Developing a better relationship with the school system and school board is on all five supervisors’ lists this year. More...

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News Briefs

Hull Street Road Kmart to be shut down

The Midlothian Kmart, on 11003 Hull Street Road, is among the first of at least 100 stores that Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close as a cost-cutting measure. More...

Diamond theft

Two men stole a diamond ring from the Kohl’s at 11331 Midlothian Turnpike last Wednesday, Chesterfield police reported. After trying on a diamond solitaire ring, one of the suspects tried to switch it with a three-stone ring. More...

In other news

• Chesterfield police are searching for the suspect in a shooting and attempted robbery near the intersection of Meadowdale Boulevard and Dalebrook Drive. The victim, who was not identified by police, was walking home on Dec. More...

Family

SMART and STUPID resolutions

The Pleasure of Life

The new year is the busy season for us motivational speakers. More...

Chesterfield residents pledge New Year resolutions

Love it or hate it, there’s something about the new year that makes people want to change for the better. Here’s a sampling of what Chesterfield County residents resolve to do in 2012. More...

County owed $13.5 million in property tax

Christmas came early for the county last month when property taxes were due on Dec. 6, but some of those payments now have to be made belatedly. As of Dec. More...

Musician draws inspiration from Chesterfield childhood

The Meadowbrook region of Chesterfield County is a typical suburb, with middle class homes arranged in neat subdivisions. More...

News

Brandermill to consider appealing sign violation

The Brandermill Community Association board of directors may appeal Chesterfield County’s violation notice regarding the community’s sign in the roundabout at the intersection of Old Hundred Road and Brandermill Parkway. More...

Workshop for dealing with the mental challenges of cancer

There will be a two-part workshop on “cancer brain” for cancer patients, caregivers and professionals on Jan. 21 and 28, from 10 a.m.-noon each day, at the Hawthorne Cancer Center, 1401 Johnston-Willis Drive, Richmond. More...

James River rescue

FIRE & EMS WATCH

An unidentified man was rescued from the James River just past Dutch Gap boat landing on Dec. 28. “The emergency call came in at 7:59 p.m.,” said Lt. Jason Elmore, of Chesterfield Fire and EMS. More...

Crime Watch

Metals are precious commodities for thieves

Copper and platinum continue to be precious commodities for thieves, who then sell the stolen items to scrap metal dealers. More...

Loose Ends

Parties of holidays past…

My other half has been retired a few years now, and I still miss his office Christmas parties. I loved shopping for something new each year that I would only wear once. More...

Opinions

Brandermill residents take issue with roundabout sign

It seems that the Brandermill sign debacle is perhaps a case of “sign-is-envy” with the Hull Street [Road] sign of that other big waterfront community on the reservoir (“it who must not be named”). More...

Sports

Titans wear Chesterfield Quarterback League crown

The football balance of power in Chesterfield County may be shifting — albeit slowly — from south to north. More...