Chesterfield’s heroes and villains: Lescault tells tales from long ago to local crowd
   ABOVE: Russ Lescault speaks at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6831 Mimms Loop; A black-powder pistol made in Spain is similar to models that could have been used in a duel. Russ Lescault loves talking about history. Lescault, 61, is a retired hostage negotiator and search and rescue coordinator. He was... Read more
Motivated to move?

Motivated to move?

Community October 16, 2018

Former Chesterfield County treasurer Richard Cordle spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Cordle, owner/operator of Best Fitness for Life, addressed topics such as stress, fitness, sleep deprivation and obesity, and encouraged attendees to be ‘motivated to move.’ Read more
Tropical storm remnant?
This sign on Quay Street next to Chester Linear Park was apparently uprooted last week during Tropical Storm Michael. Some 202,000 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond area lost power due to the storm. As of 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Dominion said power had been restored to 96... Read more
Help needed with theft recovery
A ‘dog box’ and cooler were recently stolen from a firefighter’s pickup. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a firefighter with Enon Volunteer Fire Department was busy working when she discovered that she was the victim of theft. Around midnight between running calls, the firefighter went to her truck and discovered... Read more
Faith and gratitude spur Moody to help others
ABOVE: Siblings Caleb and Madison Broga made their own ‘Pink-Out Day’ shirts in October 2015 to surprise Terri Moody, center, who taught them at Colonial Heights High School. Terri Moody tends to be “a girl who follows the rules and does as I’m told,” so when her healthcare provider scheduled... Read more
By a 3-0-2 vote with Carrie Coyner and Dianne Smith abstaining, the Chesterfield school board on Oct. 9 voted to ask the board of supervisors to transfer $3.37 million from construction projects at Enon and Beulah elementary schools to one at Manchester Middle School. According to a memo from... Read more
Village News on vacation
ABOVE: Brenda Andrs and Ronnie Wallace enjoyed their annual vacation at The Villages in Florida recently. Their relatives were delighted to have them an extra week due to Hurricane Florence making travel difficult. They enjoyed reading the Village News between golf games. From left, Ronnie Wallace, Brenda Andrs, Celia... Read more
Shornak completes power line training program
ABOVE: Cole Shornak of Chester, center, was among the 21 students who recently completed the SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program. He is flanked by instructors Clyde Robertson and Brad Wyke at a Sept. 19 graduation ceremony. Chester resident Cole Shornak, a graduate of Thomas Dale High School, recently completed... Read more
TDHS band exhibition
     LEFT: Haley Cofer performs with the L.C. Bird High School band during an exhibition at Thomas Dale High School on Oct. 2. RIGHT: Jacob Fogg directs the L.C. Bird High School band. Read more
Perkins receives lifetime honor
ABOVE: DLA Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry presents Benjamin ‘Gil’ Perkins the Hall of Fame medal and award for his selection as DLA Aviation’s 2018 Hall of Fame member at Defense Supply Center Richmond. For his dedicated service and contributions to Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Benjamin “Gil”... Read more