‘Mr. Speaker’ Cox takes helm of state assembly where he has served 27 years
Kirk Cox enjoys his job, and as the 55th speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, he hopes to continue in that post for several more years. Cox, R-Colonial Heights, became speaker in January when he began serving his 28th year in the state Assembly. He was elected to... Read more
Helping people no risk for Johnson
  After a lifetime of managing risks, David Johnson is teaching others to do the same. Johnson, 63, became Chesterfield County’s director of risk management Feb. 26. The Annapolis, Md., native who lived in Norfolk for 10 years while growing up, brings a wealth of experience to the position.... Read more
From grape to wine to bottle:  Ashton Creek Vineyard makes ready for the year with mobile bottling company
  Chester’s Ashton Creek Vineyards was busy Friday with customers in the tasting room, folks enjoying lunch with a glass of wine on the patio, and the setup for a wedding. But before the vineyard had opened, the staff had formed an assembly line at the back of a... Read more
Bermuda Campaign: the fight for the peninsula
Cannons roared, guns rang out, troops dug earthworks fortifications. The Civil War had come to Chesterfield. Bermuda Hundred was now in the thick of it. Drewry’s Bluff was the scene of two battles and skirmishes broke out in the wood between Bermuda and Chester Station until the Confederates kept... Read more
BY MELISSA BROCKWELL The Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester is honored to support the Chesterfield Food Bank in Chester. The Chesterfield Food Bank is a nonprofit organization committed to serving individuals including children, the elderly, and families in need of help through weekly distributions serving over 450 families... Read more
Members of the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society have started creating new exhibits for use in the baggage room of that museum. The Board of Directors and the Museum Committe have designed several new, light-weight display panels to replace old, heavy, plywood folding screen type... Read more
The Dominion Virginia Power Station in Chester began supplying electricity in 1945 to over 70,000 homes and businesses around the Richmond Metro area. The 113 Megawatt (MW) power station was operating at full steam only 15 years beyond the widespread use of electricity in the country. Fast forward to... Read more
By Danielle Ozbat “Life is art. Paint your dreams. Sing your song. Enjoy the dance.” That’s an inscription on a Midlothian art studio, Art Factory and Party Place, that was the setting for the fifth annual Gold Star Mother’s Day event. Gold Star families have been in the media... Read more
In Aaron Xavier Wittman’s senior year at The Citadel, his yearbook quote was “If you don’t live for something, you will die for nothing.” His father, Duane Wittman, said it was shocking that he chose this quote, but that it was also a prophetic sign of things to come.... Read more