Handcycling clinic coming to Pocahontas State Park
      ABOVE: Kenneth Holman and members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. A life-changing event at Pocahontas State Park is attracting veterans from all across the country. They will handcycle through the wooded trails from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of a... Read more
Happy Trails! Youth Conservation Corps helps at Pocahontas State Park
ABOVE: Hunter Faison shows a tree he removed while trail building at Pocahontas State Park recently. On a hot, humid August day in the depths of Pocahontas State Park, a group of young people with the Youth Conservation Corps helped build a new hiking trail. “We’re doing something productive,” 16-year-old... Read more
Although rare, killing a snake can result in a fine
They slither and hiss and can be found in brush, debris and in woodlands or yards. It’s summer and snakes abound. Some folks admire them and some despise them, but whatever your take on snakes, killing one in Virginia can result in a $500 fine. There are numerous types... Read more
Pocahontas State Park opened their new Discovery Center Nov. 17, with a ribbon cutting ceremony With more than 1 million visitors and over 6,000 school students visiting the park each year, the Discovery Center will provide the opportunity for visitors to be exposed to areas of the park in... Read more
Pocahontas State Park opened their new Discovery Center Nov. 17, with a ribbon cutting ceremony With more than 1 million visitors and over 6,000 school students visiting the park each year, the Discovery Center will provide the opportunity for visitors to be exposed to areas of the park in... Read more
Big winnings from big catch
By Brain Carter Boater Richard Owen of Chester, Virginia, caught a three-day cumulative total of 15 bass weighing 40 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine Fishing League Worldwide Bass Fishing League Regional event on the James River presented by Costa Sunglasses. Owen earned $65,000 for his win,... Read more
Keeping our riverways clean
The day was clear and warm as volunteers canvassed the James River for trash and debris in several locations all along the waterways. As part of the James River cleanup, a stretch of the river was cleaned at the Falling Creek area. More than 50 volunteers, adults and children,... Read more
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River will host the 10th Annual Paddle-or-Battle Saturday, September 30, 2017. Come out and paddle to preserve the Appomattox River. Registration is open for the Saturday, Sept. 30 event for the 10th Annual Paddle – or – Battle, an opportunity for a recreational paddle... Read more
A BIG FISH STORY
A young fisherman from the Chester area used his bare hands to catch a fighting 32-inch northern pike at Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Kalob Powell, 18, was checking his fish on a stringer hanging from a dock and spotted the predatory pike with its jaws clamped on one... Read more
230 percent increase in overdoses since 2014 With statistics indicating one in five heroin overdoses in Chesterfield County results in death, county agencies have partnered to produce a public service announcement bringing attention to the dangers of heroin addiction and the resources available to those affected by it. “This... Read more