Carvana abandons plans for Chesterfield facility

Online automotive retailer Carvana has decided not to go forward with its planned reconditioning and storage facility on Woods Edge Road in southeastern Chesterfield. Company officials informed the county last Thursday that it will not be developing the 180-acre wooded property bordered to the west by Interstate 95. The move was first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Monday. “We […]

Chesterfield sees spike in reported COVID-19 cases

As the state continues to reopen for business, the number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Chesterfield hit high points on Thursday and Friday: 68 positive cases were reported on May 28 and 69 positive cases were reported on May 29, according to data compiled by the Virginia Department of Health. The back-to-back days represent the biggest daily numbers in […]

Masks required in businesses and public buildings starting Friday

On Tuesday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed a new executive order that requires Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings to contain the spread of COVID-19 starting this Friday, May 29. Executive Order 63 states that all patrons age 10 or older must wear a face covering when entering, exiting, traveling through or spending time inside any indoor space […]

Pets of the Week: Wilbur and Orville

  There are many animals currently up for adoption at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter. Pet adopters must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Chesterfield County or an adjacent county/city, and free of convictions for animal cruelty, neglect or abandonment. The adoption fee is $60 and includes the cost of sterilization and age-appropriate vaccinations. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY ANIMAL […]

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As courts reopen, judges, clerks and lawyers across the state juggle a backlog of more than 670,000 cases

On a typical Monday morning in Chesterfield County’s General District courtrooms, there’s rarely an empty seat to be found by the time the judge takes the bench and begins plowing through the 8:30 a.m. traffic docket. Defendants, potential witnesses and family members sit shoulder to shoulder, many clutching yellow summonses, and wait for their cases to be called. Life at […]

Treasurer’s Office to reopen for cash tax payments June 1

The Chesterfield County Treasurer’s Office will reopen in a limited capacity Monday, June 1, to accept in-person tax payments, preferably from residents wishing to pay by cash. Personal property taxes and first-half real estate taxes are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Payments made by mail must have a postmark of no later than June 5. Upon reopening, […]

Teachers of the year get surprise visit at home

With car horns blaring and headlights flashing, a caravan of Chesterfield County school officials visited three Richmond-area neighborhoods last Tuesday to honor the county’s elementary, middle and high school teachers of the year. Superintendent Merv Daugherty and Deputy Superintendent Thomas Taylor were among the group who braved a steady afternoon rain to surprise this year’s winners with balloons, flowers and […]

Midlothian teen dies following bus crash

A Midlothian teenager has died as a result of a crash that occurred on May 20 in Richmond. At about 8:58 p.m., the Richmond Police Department was notified of a crash that occurred between a vehicle and at GRTC bus in the 1400 block of East Broad Street. The driver of the vehicle, Dawson M. Teta, 18, of the 2300 […]

On edge but desperate to get back to work, county businesses begin to reopen

As a youngster in rural southern Louisiana, Ramona Phillips fell in love with hairstyling while watching her mother cut and mold the hair of women in their small town of Talisheek. “She did everybody’s hair in the kitchen,” recalls Phillips, who says her mother was what’s known as a “kitchen beautician,” meaning she never had any formal training. “I just […]