Unfunded county pension liability is not being addressed

Dear Editor, I applaud your efforts in asking all the candidates the same questions and printing their responses. We know that we are having to use bond referendum after referendum to pay for capital expenditures, and we are steadily falling behind. I would like to ask the candidates a question about what I would consider something that is being just […]

Board sets General Assembly priorities

As expected, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week adopted its 2008 legislative program. Heavily focused on protecting current prerogatives, next year’s priorities include maintaining authorities for cash proffers and impact fees; preventing the shifting of costs from the state to the counties; opposing more unfunded mandates; and preserving land use and zoning authority. The county will oppose any legislation […]

County officials try to calm staph fears

Chesterfield County’s chief health expert is playing down the media attention given to a recent occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at a county school. Earlier this month, parents learned that several James River High School football players had contracted the serious staph infection. MRSA has also been found at several other schools around the state. Staph is caused by […]

Breast MRI: Is it for you?

When it comes to detecting breast cancer, women have several lines of defense. First are self breast exams, which women can perform on themselves to reveal lumps and abnormalities. Next is mammography, x-ray examinations that every woman over 40 should have performed annually to identify cancer early on. Now, and increasingly, doctors are also using breast MRI, a relatively new […]

How you can reduce your risk of breast cancer

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly has been linked with a decreased incidence of breast cancer. This year the National Cancer Institute predicts more than 178,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Though there’s no way to ensure that you won’t develop breast cancer, women can take steps to lessen […]

Breast cancer fashion show

Elders are recognized for giving back to the community

Blanche A. Castelow The Chesterfield Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame was established in 1982 by Dorothy Charles to recognize seniors who make a difference in their communities. "Dorothy was passionate about the Hall of Fame. She really believed in senior volunteerism," says Gail Sutler, director of nursing for the Chesterfield Health District and chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. […]


Police arrest two local men for robbing pedestrian

County police arrested two Chesterfield suspects who allegedly robbed a victim on Oct. 22 while he was walking through a parking lot in the 2900 block of Turner Road at 8:15 p.m. Initially, one suspect asked the victim if he wanted some cigarettes, and the victim replied that he didn’t smoke. The suspect asked a second time and grabbed the […]

Loose Ends

Will eating brussels sprouts make me a better person?

The latest book that promises to change my life is all about eating – what to eat, what combinations to eat, what supplements to take. In the end, I should look younger, happier, slimmer and have red hair. Well, it doesn’t specifically promise all of that. I am really trying to eat a balanced, healthy diet – if I only […]

Legal Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Take notice that the Board of Supervisors of Chesterfield County, Virginia, at a regular scheduled meeting on November 14, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the County Public Meeting Room at the Chesterfield Administration Building, Rt. 10 and Lori Road, Chesterfield, Virginia, will hold a public hearing where persons affected may appear and present their views to consider: An […]