“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” to borrow a phrase from author Charles Dickens in his novel, “A Tale of Two Cities.” Even though people are quarantined by mandate or personal decision, the internet is making connecting with other people much easier than... Read more
To the Editor: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord.                                                                                                 (Jeremiah 29:13-14) ... Read more
As we journey forward in this “Stay At Home” initiative, I read a fire officer’s writeup stating that the number of residential fires could be on the increase. The pressure placed on properly operating equipment is greater than normal. Cooking at home has become the norm, rather than the... Read more

Bugged out

Dogpound April 8, 2020

Hello and welcome back to strange new world of the Dogpound. If the virus bug has not gotten you yet (and we pray that it never enters your house), then you must have gone buggy by now with all the 24-7 news about the virus. You cannot turn on... Read more
To the Editor: The middle of a global pandemic may not seem like the best time to open a bus route, but for many who live along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chesterfield County, GRTC’s new Route 111 between John Tyler Community College and Richmond is a lifeline, just when... Read more
What a difference a few short weeks make. Their were rumors flying that we would not be able to leave South Africa on March 13, but we did with no incident. We then learned that they were going to close the South African border the following Wednesday, which I... Read more


Dogpound April 2, 2020

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If my timing is correct, then we just passed April 1…”April Fool’s Day.” Did you get pranked? Did you prank someone? Seems to be kind of a dying art these days. However, I kind of got pranked, but... Read more

Assembly Wrap-up

Commentary March 26, 2020

By Del. Carrie Coyner Since the conclusion of the House Session, the Commonwealth of Virginia has been overwhelmed by the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and our office has attempted to respond quickly to anyone with questions or needs. We have also provided updates as necessary to those affected... Read more
When Chesterfield County schools announced recently that students would be out of classes for a month, several concerns crossed my thoughts. The coronavirus was a concern for elderly citizens in the community. The additional pressing matter of interest was that the education in public schools was at a standstill.... Read more
I have just returned from South Africa, where I led a team of six, including myself, through the journey. In many ways, this trip was easy because we went to a place that I had been many times before. My team was made up of two that had been before... Read more