Mid-Cities Civic Association invited the Enon Volunteer Fire Department for dinner to show their appreciation and honor the firefighters during their First Responders Appreciation Dinner last month. Mid-Cities was formed unofficially in 1948, and chartered in 1950 as Rayon Park Community Corporation, later changing its name in 1953 to... Read more
It’s time to brighten up your landscape, fellow garden enthusiasts. Central Virginia will likely have a few more cold days, and frost is possible until mid-April. So, there is plenty of time to exercise an important aspect of gardening, which is planning. Planning avoids the mistake that many gardeners,... Read more
The second annual African American History Essay Contest, sponsored through partnership between the Petersburg chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Petersburg Public Library took place during the opening weeks of February. Middle and high school students from the greater Petersburg area were invited to submit essays of at... Read more
Starting in the fall 2017 semester, John Tyler Community College is piloting a program in which students can earn an associate degree in General Studies without having to pay for textbooks. Called the Z-Degree, the program utilizes no-cost, high-quality electronic textbooks and educational materials. The only classroom material a... Read more
Whitney Harris, the morning news anchor for the local ABC affiliate station WRIC, shared “Phenomenal Woman,” a poem by Maya Angelou. Ahead of her presentation, she encouraged students to spend less time consumed with social media, and more time taking advantage of every opportunity to read and engage with... Read more
Marguerite Christian Elementary invited soldiers and local business leaders to their school to help mark the 20th anniversary of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest reading celebration, with more than 45 million students, parents, educators, and others participating every year. Read Across America Day... Read more
ALCOTT TR (76xx block) 02/25/2017 5:30 p.m. – Rear door entry. Clothing stolen from residence. ALFALFA LN (24xx block) 02/21/2017 3:00 p.m. – Firearms stolen from residence. ALFALFA LN (25xx block) 01/01/2006 12:01 a.m. – Rape-Forcible ANCHOR LANDING DR (17xx block) 02/26/2017 7:00 p.m. – Money and electronics stolen... Read more
Allison, Ms. Janice M. Caldow, 56, of North Chesterfield. Banty, Mrs. Gracie Naomi Frye, 79, of Chester, wife of William Banty. Bingham, Mr. Michael David, 56, of Chesterfield, husband of Daisy Fraction Bingham. Delerme, Mr. Willy, 84, of Chester, husband of Deborah Bishop. Evans, Mr. DiaQuan “Scooter,” 21, of Chesterfield. Feggins, Mr. Robert Marcellus Jr.,... Read more
  Not a week goes by that we do not hear about a fire in our region. The most recent fire occurred in Northern Chesterfield. It appears that the fire started on a rear deck, with extension into the attic and subsequently into the rest of the home. This... Read more
Two local Special Olympics speed skaters athletes will join 2,700 participants from around the globe next month for the year’s largest humanitarian and sports event, the Special Olympics World Winter Games. Christina Dryer of Chester and Craig Licorish Jr. of Chesterfield will be representing the United States as part... Read more