Central Library opens after long renovation
ABOVE:  Jackson Taylor reads a book in ‘The Shell.’ A $3.8-million renovation of the Central Library caused one local resident to gush when she saw it. “I’m really impressed with how they spent my tax dollars,” Chester resident Janet Bishop said last week. “It’s beautiful. I’m getting goose bumps... Read more
Chester woman hits century mark
ABOVE: Ferne Schreffler opened birthday cards at the party on Saturday. Also pictured is her son, Brad Schreffler. Long-time Chester resident Ferne Schreffler celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday with a surprise visit by her 91-year-old sister, Lois Gruver. Bob and Ferne Schreffler lived in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Utah before... Read more
Village News goes to Minneapolis
Dean Andrs, on left, recently traveled from Chester to Minneapolis with some of his family to visit his uncle, Bill Andrs, who is 88 years old and enjoys reading the Village News. Dean and family enjoyed fishing on several of the state’s 10,000 lakes and visiting relatives and friends.... Read more
Quarrel over a quarry: Supervisors nix Shoosmith’s request to use quarry as a landfill
ABOVE: Residents listen to public comment at 11:55 p.m. July 25 during a county board of supervisors meeting. The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously denied a request from Shoosmith Bros., Inc. to use its granite quarry as a landfill during a July 25 meeting that lasted more than seven... Read more
County to pay $700K for land for revamped park: Rebuilding Harrowgate Park would cost $5M
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to proceed with the $700,000 purchase of 21.2 acres for a revamped Harrowgate Park. The purchase of land from Harrowgate LC should close within 30 days, county parks chief Stuart Connock said. He added that some wetlands on the... Read more
In the Alaskan bush: Local reading specialist and son summer up north
Most of the year, Andrea Sisson works as a reading specialist in local schools, but during three recent summers, she has traded her laptop and headphones for salmon nets and gardening tools, trekking to a homestead on the Yukon River in Alaska with her son, Nick, a rising freshman... Read more
McLaughlin gets rezoning approval for industrial site
ABOVE: A vehicle passes by on Ware Bottom Spring Road, near where Barney McLaughlin plans to relocate his home construction business and house a stone-cutting operation. The buildings would be located on the left behind a 50-foot tree buffer. It looks as though Barney McLaughlin will be able to relocate... Read more
A proposed new elementary school at the Magnolia Green subdivision in the western part of the Matoaca district has been postponed at least a year following the Board of Supervisors’ actions July 25. The Chesterfield County school board voted 4-1 during a special meeting July 11 to ask the... Read more
The hullabaloo over funding review of police body cameras may be coming to an end after Chesterfield County supervisors last week voted unanimously to spend $125,000 to hire three additional commonwealth’s attorneys. The county’s previous commonwealth’s attorney, Billy Davenport, clashed with supervisors earlier this year over the issue and... Read more
GOP to hold canvass to select nominee for commonwealth’s attorney
      The Chesterfield County Republican Committee will conduct a canvass to select its nominee for commonwealth’s attorney following the July 1 resignation of Billy Davenport. The canvass will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations throughout the county. Republican candidates... Read more