County approves grant to build hotel/conference center
In order to attract a builder for a hotel and conference center at the old Cloverleaf Mall, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a grant for Shamin Hotels of Chester by a 4-1 vote with Steve Elswick dissenting. As part of the agreement, Shamin Hotels –... Read more
Fireworks, music and more coming
Chesterfield County’s annual Fourth of July Celebration, presented by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Credit Union, will be held Thursday, July 4, at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. This free, family-friendly event features... Read more
County approves funding for ‘Superstreet’ project
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved funding for projects that would widen Route 10 to either six or eight lanes from Jefferson Davis Highway to Bermuda Triangle Road east of Interstate 95. In addition, Meadowville Road would be widened from two to six lanes from Route... Read more
Torch officials discuss megasite proposal
Slightly more than 100 people gathered at Ironbridge Church last week to learn more about Torch Clean Energy’s proposal for the Shoosmith megasite in southern Chesterfield County. Torch would like to build a solar farm and entice a data center provider to the 1,677-acre property – 1,540 acres which... Read more
Funding approved for Ettrick train station
There may be hope that the Amtrak station remains in Ettrick after all. After the Federal Railroad Administration recently abandoned without explanation a study that recommended a future Amtrak station be located on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights, a representative of Virginians for Highspeed Rail notes that the Commonwealth... Read more
Panda Express, Popeyes on the way
Site plans have been approved for two fast food restaurants on Jefferson Davis Highway. Popeyes and Panda Express received site plan approvals on Dec. 20 and March 20, respectively. The two businesses would be located at 12131 and 12149 Jefferson Davis Highway south of a Dollar Tree store, which... Read more
Senter named to int’l board
At its annual meeting earlier this month, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association elected Chesterfield County Fire & EMS Chief Edward “Loy” Senter Jr. to its 2019-2020 board. Senter was elected by his association peers to serve as an alternate board member. He has been an active member in the... Read more
VN in the Caymans
Cathy and John Kirkland recently visited Grand Cayman Island. They enjoyed snorkeling and reading the Village News in the shade of a palm tree. Read more
Nosbisch gets architectural award
Chester resident Kate R. Nosbisch was recently recognized with the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. She is pictured above receiving the award from the organization’s president, David L. Hoffman. He commended each of this year’s 12 recipients for their commitment to... Read more
Arts center on the way
“What a beautiful day!” With those words, Chesterfield County supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle may have summed up the feelings and thoughts of those who attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts on Monday morning. The light at the end of the tunnel was evident on... Read more