Negotiations between workers at the DuPont Spruance plant and the company have resulted in approval of two new contracts. DuPont spokeswoman Deborah S. McNeil said that the Ampthill Rayon Workers ratified the contracts in late August and in September. McNeil said the contracts “will significantly improve the long-term competitiveness... Read more
Back to court: Shoosmith Bros. files another lawsuit against county over rock quarry
Land near the top of the photo includes a rock quarry that Shoosmith Bros. Inc. wants to use for its landfill. After being unanimously turned down July 25 by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors on its request for a permit to use a rock quarry as a landfill,... Read more
Prayer time: Community event includes prayers for students, teachers, administrators
ABOVE: Clergy pray for school administrators Sunday. “What can you do for the children and staff of Chesterfield? You can pray. When you speak to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you put protection around all of us.” With those words, incoming Chesterfield schools superintendent Merv Daugherty... Read more
Hayes earns master’s degree from JMU
HARRISONBURG – Michelle Leigh Hayes of Chester received her master of arts degree in school psychology from James Madison University on July 23. She will be continuing her education at JMU. Hayes is a 2013 graduate of Thomas Dale High School. Read more
Boyd Homes recently announced the $79.7 million sale of Rivermont Crossing, a 457-unit luxury multi-family community located in Chesterfield County, just south of Meadowville Technology Park, a complex that has attracted companies such as Amazon, Northrop Grumman and Capital One. The sale marks the largest multi-family transaction in southeast... Read more
Navajo Nation pumpkins made trip to Chester
An 18-wheeler packed full of pumpkins and gourds of different shapes, sizes, and colors recently arrived at Trinity United Methodist Church. Volunteers of all ages unloaded the produce onto the church’s front lawn at 6600 Greenyard Road. The church has partnered with Pumpkin Patch, pumpkinusa.com, each of the last... Read more
Cherry pie-eating contest winner
Johnathan Manuel is pictured after winning the pie-eating contest at ChesterFest on Saturday, Sept. 22. Last week’s issue of the Village News contained incorrect information about the winner. Read more
County considering bus route along Jefferson Davis Hwy
Adding bus service on a 7-mile stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway is being considered by Chesterfield County officials. County transportation director Jesse Smith spoke about the idea at last week’s board of supervisors meeting. Detailing what he called a “Route 1 Corridor Transit Study,” Smith said staff considered six... Read more
The Chesterfield County Police Department is partnering with the Chesterfield Food Bank to bring a comprehensive services fair to the community. Several organizations will participate in the fair, which is called H.O.P.E., Helping Others Pursue Excellence. Some of the participating organizations include: Department of Motor Vehicles; Drive2Work; Chesterfield Employment... Read more
Police captain graduates from FBI Academy
Chesterfield County Police Capt. T.O. McCullough was among the 228 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program on Sept. 13. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy Program, held at the FBI Academy at Quantico, offers 10 weeks of advanced communication, leadership and... Read more