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The Massacre of 1622

It has been called the Good Friday Massacre, but the strategic actions – to push the English out of Virginia by Native Americans on March 22, 1622 – took place a month before Good Friday. It was a myth perpetrated to anger the population back in England.

Baseball and Johnny: Local pro ballplayer reflects on his years with the game

When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.

Chesterfield celebrates Civil War Sesquicentennial

As 2011 marks the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, or the 150th year since its commencement, president of the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) Liess van der Linden-Brusse, observes the purpose of recognizing history.

Va. State Parks accepting Youth Conservation Corps apps.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting applications for young women and men ages 14-17 to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer, a press release says.

Charleston comes to Chester

Why is Charleston, S.C., called the “Holy City”? What was the “Mosquito Fleet”? Why is that dance called the “Charleston”? What connects Charleston and Minneapolis?

Goodman & Company announces Chester promotion

Goodman & Company, LLP, one of the region’s largest certified public accounting firms, recently announced a promotion in its Chester office, according to information from the company.

Jacobs honored for 19th straight year

James A. Jacobs, ChFC, CLU, of Chesterfield, was named the AXA Equitable Virginia Branch Associate of the Year for the 19th consecutive year.