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Brick by brick: Lego locks in $1B project, 1,760 jobs at Meadowville

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Two engineers took to the stage inside the Science Museum of Virginia last week to unveil a $1 billion economic development deal for the state with international implications last week. Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Denmark’s Lego Group CEO Niels Christiansen announced the company’s plans to locate its first U.S. toy manufacturing factory – a 1.7 million square foot facility occupying […]

Transportation panel pushes Fall Line Trail, I-64 projects

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A flurry of activity characterized last week’s meeting of the Central Virginia Transportation Authority: unanimous support for the widening of I-64 from New Kent to James City County; approval of funding for 30 local transportation projects for fiscal years 2023-26; and a standard project agreement for the northernmost segment of the Fall Line Trail. Separately, Chesterfield’s supervisor for the Matoaca […]

Honoring the struggle

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As events in Chesterfield County last week honored the Juneteenth holiday and marked the hard-fought progress of Black Americans since the Emancipation Proclamation, county resident Charles McLeod spoke to a group of community leaders about his perspective and experience. McLeod’s mother, Nellie Jane Hinderman McLeod, worked as a civil rights activist in the 1950s and 1960s, which gave him the […]

Board moving toward review of applicants for Haley’s seat

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The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors is accepting applications through 5 p.m., Thursday, June 23, to temporarily fill the Midlothian seat vacated by former Supervisor and Vice Chair Leslie Haley effective June 3. By charter, the board has 60 days to make an interim appointment, but supervisors could vote on the new representative as early as next week’s regularly scheduled meeting […]

Crime Watch 06/15/2022

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The following is a sampling of crimes recently reported to the Chesterfield County Police Department Alverser Drive – Miscellaneous items were stolen during a shoplifting incident at Goodwill sometime before 9:55 p.m. on June 2. Bermuda Gardens (Starpine Lane) – Electronics were stolen from a residence in the 14000 block sometime before 12:01 a.m. on June 4. Cascade Creek (Spring […]

Hospitality and a bit of help: Manchester YMCA debuts new immigration Welcome Center

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On a sauna-like day last week, the bright interior of the Manchester Family YMCA is teeming with activity. It’s the third day of summer camp, and almost 100 kids are buzzing about inside and out among the regular attendees that executive director Adam Foster knows by name. “There’s a lot of love in this building,” Foster says as he walks […]

Recovery high school set to open this summer

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The region’s first public full-time high school program for students in recovery from substance abuse is slated to open its doors on Aug. 22. Chesterfield County Schools Superintendent Merv Daugherty briefly updated School Board members during the body’s monthly work session last week, stating that the application process will soon be online and that the venture is made possible through […]

Suspect arrested in shooting that killed one, injured five

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Chesterfield County Police have arrested one suspect in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred in the 10900 block of Stepney Road at about 10:21 p.m. on June 3. Police responded to the area of Stepney Road and Weybridge Road for a report of shots fired. During the course of the investigation, police determined a total of six people were […]

County congressional primaries uncontested

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Statewide primary elections on June 21 will go uncontested in Chesterfield County. The Democratic and Republican parties have only one candidate each in the races for the 1st District and 4th District of U.S. House of Representatives. Portions of the county are split by the two districts, with the 1st District to the west and 2nd District to the east. […]

Midlothian runner outpaces tragedy, earns recognition

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After a year of athletic triumph and academic success, Gabriella Garcia capped her high school career on June 6 by accepting the 31st Annual Richmond Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Garcia graduated third in her class at Midlothian High School and won the 2021-22 state cross-country championship. Next fall, she will attend James Madison University to study kinesiology. […]


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