Scary! South Chesterfield resident hosting free haunted house
By day, Tim Horne works as a mechanic. But when he’s not at work, he’s brewing up something spooky for neighbors near and far. Many people who vacation in August do so at the beach, but not Horne. Beginning on Aug. 1 each year, he takes off one day... Read more
Jackson, Longnaker vying for $130K-a-year treasurer’s post
On Nov. 5, Chesterfield County residents will elect a new county treasurer. It’s the first contested treasurer’s election in 40 years. Although such a race may normally seem “humdrum,” the specter of a dismissed five-year-old forgery charge and five years of delinquent personal property taxes against Democrat nominee Michael... Read more
The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra will open its 42nd concert season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, with “Colors of the Orchestra” – a program that reveals the palette of colors and textures that are available to composers of orchestral music. Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slav” and Copland’s “Our Town” are showcased.... Read more
Supervisors candidates face off at Chester forum
All 10 candidates for the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors participated in a candidate forum Oct. 17 at the new Workforce Development Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. About 100 people attended the event, which featured questions asked by the audience through moderator Bob Holsworth. Candidates were typically... Read more
Courthouse Landing project deferred 60 days
A controversial mixed-use project dubbed “Courthouse Landing” was put on hold during the Oct. 15 Planning Commission meeting and the developer’s representative was told to conduct more community meetings. Courthouse Landing would be built on 124 acres on the northeast corner of Courthouse Road and Route 10. It would... Read more
Q &A: Do you want to increase, decrease or let cash proffers stay the same?
Jim Holland, Dale (D) * Our new proffers policies are working well based on a recent report to the Board of Supervisors. Since we voted to change our policies to include “Revitalization areas” in the County, we have new houses, apartments and multi-tenant complexes being built in Chesterfield. This... Read more
School teacher supports Coyner
I am ready for this election to be o-v-e-r as I have just about decided that, collectively, we have lost our minds. This occurred to me recently during a conversation with a friend about the Virginia House of Delegates race, during which my friend unapologetically said, “It’s party over... Read more
Trade agreement the focus of roundtable
U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger came to town Friday, Oct. 11, to talk about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which is commonly known as USMCA. The first-term congresswoman met for a roundtable of about 18 citizens and businesspeople at BizWorks, 2545 Bellwood Road. Spanberger is generally supportive of the agreement, and... Read more
Q&A: What is the biggest issue facing Chesterfield?
Running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. *incumbent Kevin Carroll, Matoaca (R) Managing growth and timely infrastructure improvements are always a challenge for any community. Chesterfield County’s population is estimated to... Read more
Fall fashion show to benefit the James House
A “brunch at Tiffany’s” fall fashion show and champagne luncheon will be held Nov. 13 to benefit The James House, which provides no-charge, confidential help to those affected by sexual or domestic violence and stalking. The Southside Virginia Association of Realtors will host the second-annual event at 11 a.m.... Read more