“Alice in Wonderland” coming to James River

James River High School, 3700 James River Road, will present “Alice in Wonderland” as its fall play on Oct. 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes at the final performance and “trick-or-treat” after the play. Tickets are $5 per person. For information about purchasing tickets, call Donna […]

More foreclosures for Tomac Homes

Tomac Homes has seen its share of foreclosed properties in the past few months, and now two more of the company’s residential developments are being added to the list, according to Richmond BizSense. Paragon Commercial Bank is beginning foreclosure proceedings on 14 residential lots at the Roxshire and Brookcreek Crossing developments in Midlothian, where homes sell for more than $300,000 […]

County eases water-use restrictions

Chesterfield County is now under mandatory water restrictions, which permits limited water use for landscaping and other purposes. As a member of the Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA), the county had been under emergency water-use restrictions for several weeks. ARWA eased those measures on Oct. 13 due to recent rainfall and reduced water use. Even though mandatory restrictions are less […]

Man with hatchet arrested at Meadowbrook

Administrators at Meadowbrook High School were concerned after seeing a man walking on the school’s campus who looked like he didn’t belong. At about 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, they noticed the young man strolling on the grounds holding a hatchet and notified the school resource officer. After confronting the man, the officer arrested and charged Trechon D. Hunter, 18, […]

Emergency crews rescue stranded tree trimmer

Fire and EMS watch

A tree trimmer was left dangling from a mammoth tree earlier this month after he suffered a leg injury. First responders arrived in the 4800 block of Bonnie Brae Road on Oct. 8 around 5:20 p.m. after receiving a call about the injured man who was stuck about 40 feet up in the tree. They urged the man to hold […]


In the Oct. 13 issue in the story on the water level in Lake Chesdin, two words were inadvertently left out of a quote from State Sen. Steve Martin. The paragraph should have read: “[The state Department of Environmental Quality] told me there was a contract to increase the water to 124 million gallons, but I told them that was […]

School board honors former educators


The Chesterfield County School Board recently approved the naming of two high school facilities in honor of former employees. The athletic field house at Thomas Dale High School has been named in honor of longtime football coach Vic Williams. The faculty and staff at the school supported this request, as did key leaders among the school’s alumni and the Chester […]

Thomas Dale to hold class reunion

Thomas Dale High School Class of 1965 will celebrate its 45th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Meadowbrook Country Club, 3700 Cogbill Road. For more information, call Lynn Osborne at 275-2102.

Basketball and cheerleading registrations set

Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road, is holding registration for its Upward basketball and cheerleading programs through Oct. 31. Children in kindergarten (5 years old) through fifth grade are eligible. For more information or to register online, visit www.bethiaumc.org.

Two accused of embezzlement in separate incidents

The following men have been charged with embezzling from their employers in amounts greater than $200: • Mark J. Palmer, 33, of the 100 block of Newcastle Drive in Chesterfield, was arrested on Sept. 26 after he allegedly made unauthorized purchases on a company credit card totaling about $46 and took additional company funds in excess of $200. • Jerry […]