Poppies, pins, and red, white, and blue paraphernalia were on display Thursday as a veterans recognition ceremony was held at Dunlop House. This is the first time the ceremony was held at the senior living community. Amanda Griffith, the community relations coordinator at Dunlop House, said the event was... Read more
A salute to veterans
A few hundred braved the cold air during Saturday afternoon’s Veterans Day event, “Saluting Chesterfield County Veterans of all U.S. Wars,” sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia held on the lawn of the Historic 1917 Courthouse. A march of veterans, with the walkway lined by soldiers the... 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
VN around the world: Traveling in  Australia
Robert Williamson III, a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, and graduate of Matoaca HS 2015, has returned from a week of intensive study recently after being chosen as one of two United States delegates for the Australasian Trumpet Academy in Gold Coast, Australia. The academy... Read more
Paint out pollution

Paint out pollution

Community November 11, 2017

Last month, volunteers spent the day working with Art on Wheels and the James River Association, stencil-painting storm drains. The Paint Out Pollution project aims to increase awareness of storm water pollution and celebrate the native plant and animal species that call the James River home. Local artists created... Read more
Bensley honors veterans
A guest speaker during Bensley’s 22nd annual Veterans Day ceremony, Ret. Army 2nd Lt. James “Jimmy” Boehling gave a detailed account of an April 21, 1945 bombing mission he was on where the plane stalled and went down. Boehling alerted others on the crew, made a split decision to... Read more
Mega site mania magnifies lack of county cooperation
Crossing Harrowgate Road after parking at Harrowgate Elementary School, that will be torn down as part of the East-West Freeway, those interested in finding out more information than what they were given at four community meetings held by the county, gathered in the sun Saturday on the lawn of... 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
Those in search of yummy comfort food were in for a tasty treat Saturday as the Trinity United Methodist Church held their Apple Butter and Brunswick Stew event. Previous years saw the church selling their stew and apple butter on different weekends however this year, they decided to do... Read more