Village News on vacation
ABOVE: Brenda Andrs and Ronnie Wallace enjoyed their annual vacation at The Villages in Florida recently. Their relatives were delighted to have them an extra week due to Hurricane Florence making travel difficult. They enjoyed reading the Village News between golf games. From left, Ronnie Wallace, Brenda Andrs, Celia... Read more
Shornak completes power line training program
ABOVE: Cole Shornak of Chester, center, was among the 21 students who recently completed the SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program. He is flanked by instructors Clyde Robertson and Brad Wyke at a Sept. 19 graduation ceremony. Chester resident Cole Shornak, a graduate of Thomas Dale High School, recently completed... Read more
TDHS band exhibition
     LEFT: Haley Cofer performs with the L.C. Bird High School band during an exhibition at Thomas Dale High School on Oct. 2. RIGHT: Jacob Fogg directs the L.C. Bird High School band. Read more
Perkins receives lifetime honor
ABOVE: DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry presents Benjamin ‘Gil’ Perkins the Hall of Fame medal and award for his selection as DLA Aviation’s 2018 Hall of Fame member at Defense Supply Center Richmond. For his dedicated service and contributions to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Benjamin “Gil”... Read more
Negotiations between workers at the DuPont Spruance plant and the company have resulted in approval of two new contracts. DuPont spokeswoman Deborah S. McNeil said that the Ampthill Rayon Workers ratified the contracts in late August and in September. McNeil said the contracts “will significantly improve the long-term competitiveness... Read more
Back to court: Shoosmith Bros. files another lawsuit against county over rock quarry
Land near the top of the photo includes a rock quarry that Shoosmith Bros. Inc. wants to use for its landfill. After being unanimously turned down July 25 by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on its request for a permit to use a rock quarry as a landfill,... Read more
Prayer time: Community event includes prayers for students, teachers, administrators
ABOVE: Clergy pray for school administrators Sunday. “What can you do for the children and staff of Chesterfield? You can pray. When you speak to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you put protection around all of us.” With those words, incoming Chesterfield schools superintendent Merv Daugherty... Read more
Hayes earns master’s degree from JMU
HARRISONBURG – Michelle Leigh Hayes of Chester received her master of arts degree in school psychology from James Madison University on July 23. She will be continuing her education at JMU. Hayes is a 2013 graduate of Thomas Dale High School. Read more
Boyd Homes recently announced the $79.7 million sale of Rivermont Crossing, a 457-unit luxury multi-family community located in Chesterfield County, just south of Meadowville Technology Park, a complex that has attracted companies such as Amazon, Northrop Grumman and Capital One. The sale marks the largest multi-family transaction in southeast... Read more
Navajo Nation pumpkins made trip to Chester
An 18-wheeler packed full of pumpkins and gourds of different shapes, sizes, and colors recently arrived at Trinity United Methodist Church. Volunteers of all ages unloaded the produce onto the church’s front lawn at 6600 Greenyard Road. The church has partnered with Pumpkin Patch, pumpkinusa.com, each of the last... Read more