Leonard finally has an opponent: Independent Kersey running for sheriff
Rahn Kersey is a man of many parts. The Chesterfield native would like to add sheriff to his resume. That’s no small feat since incumbent Karl Leonard has been in the office for nearly six years after being appointed to the post in February 2014, then winning a special... Read more
Carvana on hold after Planning Commission deadlocks
A Chesterfield County Planning Commission meeting that ended around 11 p.m. July 16 resulted in three 2-2 votes on the proposed Carvana auto inspection site that would be located on Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The Planning Commission – which was missing Midlothian commissioner Peppy Jones –... Read more
Cash proffers revised for Nash Road subdivision
A cash proffer revision for a proposed 33-lot subdivision on 79 acres off of Nash Road received a 4-0 vote of approval recommendation from the Chesterfield Planning Commission last week. Cypress Glen was originally approved under two separate cases covering 28 homes at 10940 Nash Road, but the new... Read more
Arts center project underway
Workers were busy last week preparing a second parking lot south of the Chester Library. Work is slated to begin Sept. 1 on the site of the new Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts on the north side of the library. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more
Sen. Chase is right to defend herself Editor: I wish to address an article from July 10 (“Guns, rape, and marijuana: Candidates criticized for FB posts”), specifically the portion attempting to shame Republican Sen. Amanda Chase for her views of women’s right to self-defense against rape or any crime,... Read more
Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, and House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax County, responded last week to the state’s recent No. 1 ranking by CNBC in its annual business rankings of the 50 states. The top ranking is determined following an extensive study... Read more
Chesterfield supervisor named chair of Greater Richmond Partnership
The Board of Directors of the Greater Richmond Partnership, the lead regional economic development group serving the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, recently announced the appointment of Leslie T. Haley, chair of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, as chair of the organization. Haley... Read more
Social media: Guns, rape and marijuana: Candidates criticized for FB posts
Social media posts seem to have taken on added importance for political candidates. This was signified by a couple of local state Senate candidates who were criticized last week for controversial posts. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican from Senate District 11, and independent Waylin K. Ross, who is challenging... Read more
Fried directing Mental Health Support Services
Chesterfield County has named Kelly Fried as its new executive director of Mental Health Support Services and the Chesterfield Community Services Board. She has served as the department’s assistant director for the past decade. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, leadership and strategic planning, Fried... Read more
Pilot injured in crash
A Chesterfield man was injured last week while crashing a plane at the Chesterfield County Airport. State police responded at 8:42 p.m. July 2 to 7511 Airfield Drive. A preliminary investigation reveals that a small, single-engine homemade plane was taxiing on the runway when it inadvertently left the ground,... Read more