There’s a new chief in town
Chesterfield County introduced incoming police chief Jeffrey Kratz to the community. Surrounded by police in dress uniforms, area state police officers, the county board, county employee staff members, and the press, Kratz thanked recruitment and selection staff, the board, and the community at Tuesday’s announcement. “The opportunity to join... Read more
Colonial Heights’ 65th annual Christmas parade is here once again, and the nighttime event will be held Dec. 5 this year. Gray Gaulding, a native of Colonial Heights and a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver, will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshal. The parade, started by the Colonial... Read more
New children’s musical to be  performed at Hickory Hill
The Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company is excited to announce its premiere of “The Dream Seller and the Forest Dwellers.” The production is scheduled to run Nov. 29 – Dec. 9 at Hickory Hill Community Center, located at 3000 E. Belt Boulevard. General admission is $15 for adults and $12... Read more
Chesterfield robotics team gears up for battlefield
By Kasey Tross, team mentor, Librarybots The LibraryBots, FTC robotics team 7278 sponsored by the Chesterfield County Public Library, is preparing to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge Northern Virginia Qualifier to be held Dec. 2 at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, where they will face off against thirty-nine... Read more
Jamal Riley, the executive director of the Chester YMCA, shared the “2025 Strategic Plan” with the Chester Lions during their weekly meeting of Nov. 14. Although the Chester Y is only one of the 21 Y’s under the Greater Richmond area, it is the third-largest with about 11,000 members.... Read more
Adams, Hughes sworn in as constitutional officers
Carey Adams and Jenefer Hughes were sworn in as constitutional officers of Chesterfield County Friday afternoon. In a ceremony in the county’s public meeting room, Adams was sworn in as county treasurer, and Hughes was sworn in as the county’s commissioner of the revenue. Adams has worked for Chesterfield... Read more
To open for the holidays we give thanks for our good fortune
Local student to play in jazz ensemble
During its fall concert, the Eastern Mennonite University Jazz Ensemble, of which North Chesterfield’s William Ragland is a member, will play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces, and more. The 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry will take the stage at Lehman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.... Read more
A sidewalk is being added to Ecoff Avenue along with upgrades that will make it more pedestrian friendly and safer for drivers. There will be an informal meeting but no formal presentation draft plans will be available for review and staff will be on hand to field questions. The... Read more
Dominion Energy covering their ash with clay not water
Dominion Energy is changing the way it handles flyash, a byproduct of burning coal. The power company, as of Monday began exercising its Virginia Department of Environmental Quality permit to depose of flyash. The plan calls for the dewatering of the ash that is currently in the ponds on... Read more