New GRTC Route 111 begins service Monday
Route 111: Rt 1  Falling Creek-Tyler connects Chesterfield communities GRTC started a new local bus service on Route 1 along a 7.6-mile corridor between the Food Lion in North Chesterfield and John Tyler Community College in Chester. New bus stop signs begin installation along the route in preparation for... Read more
Volunteers needed for March 28 Appomattox River cleanup
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) announces its annual Spring River Clean-up Day on March 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash and debris at sites in Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Prince George. Volunteers can choose a site... Read more
Chase reflects on session; decries ‘assault on 2nd Amendment’
Although Democrats dominated the recently-completed legislative session, state Sen. Amanda Chase was in favor of some bills that passed and wait Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature. Chase, a second-term legislator, co-sponsored a bill — SB 95 — that requires “balanced emergency billing.” The bill, she explained, will require insurance companies... Read more
Although a compromise was offered to get through a disagreement over appointment of two judges to Chesterfield courts, the effort failed last week before the Legislature finished its session. Joe Morrissey, a Democratic first-term state senator who represents eastern Chesterfield County, said that he and six other legislators agreed... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will cohost community meetings focused on the proposed FY2021 budget. The meetings, which are being held in each of the county›s magisterial districts, will follow County Administrator Joe Casey›s presentation of the proposed budget during the Board of Supervisors... Read more

Weekly Calendar

Events March 11, 2020

WEDNESDAY MAR 11 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING – Noon to 9 p.m. Budget Work Session in Afternoon; Regular Evening Session with Zoning Requests. Afternoon sessions break at 5 p.m. for dinner, and then resume at 6 p.m. Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road. CHESTERFIELD NEEDLEWORK FRIENDS – 1... Read more
County presents possible routes for new Henricus Historical Park access
Chesterfield County made a pitch to the public for the proposed new route to and from Henricus Historical Park during a community meeting on the matter.  As a result of Dominion Energy’s coal ash cleanup efforts, the  entry into Henricus must be closed to accommodate trucks coming from and... Read more
CCPL robotics team qualifies for world championship
On February 22, the LibraryBots, a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team sponsored by the Chesterfield County Public Library, were one of only four Virginia teams who advanced to the worldwide FIRST Championship. To earn the right, the team competed against more than 50 other robotics teams from Maryland, Ohio,... Read more
Painted garden

Painted garden

Community March 4, 2020

Local artist earns invite to Va. Beach Garden Week show By Marly Fuller It’s not a photograph; look again. Local artist Terry Lacy has mastered the art of capturing light and shadow, which is one of the reasons she was recruited as the featured artist for the “Painted Garden... Read more
Area writer McKnight finds career in books
Two years ago, with the help of genealogist Sahara Bowser, Jim McKnight penned and released “My Story of a Sharecropper’s Life,” a book about the life of his grandfather. McKnight wrote the book to have history available to his grandfather’s descendants, and he wanted to maintain the legacy in... Read more