The Bright Hope Railroad was an important export tool for Chesterfield County. The Bright Hope hauled coal from the Midlothian mines through Chester to Osborne’s Landing, approximately where the Virginia Dominion Power Plant is located. In 1877, the narrow gage railroad had its shops located in Chester generally along... Read more
Bermuda Square Shopping Center was moving right along with renovations. But now the construction has slowed. After completing about 50 percent of the project, the remaining retail space is either incomplete or on hold. The pad foundation, meant for the Martin’s grocery, is apparently delayed although DDR, the shopping... Read more
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, Jefferson Davis Highway (Route 1) (JDH) is improving the intersection of JDH and Old Bermuda Hundred Road. Due to sight line issues, the intersection has been redesigned and will include: turn lanes on both routes at this intersection as well as a... Read more
A court order changing Congressional districts, do to alleged gerrymandering, requires Chesterfield Registrar Lawrence Haake to divide voting precincts along the new 4th and 7th Congressional boundaries creating four precincts out of the current two – Beach Voting Precinct and Bird Voting Precinct. The new precincts will vote at... Read more
APRIL 13 SAFETY IN THE GARDEN: How not to Hurt Yourself – 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Central Library. Now that spring is finally here and you are working in your gardens, learn some tips that will help keep you safe from one of Chesterfield County’s Master Gardeners. Space... Read more
Have stink bugs invaded your garden, backyard and house? Chesterfield produce did not birth these pesky little insects. About five years ago the brown marmorated stink bug migrated into Northern Virginia and began damaging the apple crop and other produce. Now the little vermin has migrated south causing problems... Read more
Rob Hankins, right, president of Beach Community Grange presented Robert Steele, director at Camp Baker, with two checks totaling $2200 from the Beach Community Grange No. 958. The money was raised at a recent Longaberger Basket Bingo held to benefit Camp Baker by the Grange. Greater Richmond ARC’s Camp... Read more
Columbia Gas of Virginia has provided a $5,000 grant to the Chesterfield Food Bank in helping reduce the number of neighbors in our home town who go hungry each and every day. “The number of people in our community who are food-insecure continues to be a great challenge,” said... Read more
The Haven for Hope Committee at First Baptist Church Centralia is sponsoring a musical for the community. “Celebrating the Pioneers of Gospel Music,” will be held at the church on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m., featuring First Baptist Church Centralia Mass Choir in concert.  The concert is free.... Read more
The 41st Annual Fort Clifton Arts & Crafts Festival will be held May 7 and 8 at Berberich Park – site of Fort Clifton in Colonial Heights located behind Tussing, Elementary – 5501 Conduit Rd. The Fort Clifton Festival began in May of 1976 as part of the Bicentennial... Read more