While what police found this week, 100 years ago was particularly horrifying, it’s what happened in the aftermath that was also disturbing, and as modern as the National Enquirer and TMZ. On July 18, 1911, Chesterfield resident Louise Owen Beattie was murdered: a shotgun blast to the head, while traveling with her husband on a lonely stretch of Midlothian Turnpike.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Web of Hope knit/crochet classes. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. Details: Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
Data File Set-Up Using Quickbooks. Meadowdale Library. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Details: 318-8778.
An ordinance is creating three new voting precincts, shifting portions of four voting precincts from one precinct to another and changing the polling place of one voting precinct.
Zak Goodwyn is by no means a seasoned traveler – “He’s never been out of the country, never been on an airplane,” said his mother, Ginni – but all that’s about to change.
The Revolutionary War didn’t end on any particular day, but a treaty of peace officially ended the war in 1783. Technically, conflicts ended two years earlier about the time Cornwallis surrendered his entire army of over 7,000 men on October 19, 1781.
“It’s not what it use to be like,” said Glenn Ford, owner of The Video Post in Matoaca. Ford, 74, is one of the last video stores in our readership area and possibly in the region. With the corporate stores closing as quickly as they can, laying off workers, lowing their overhead by reducing their footprint to an automated box with $1 rentals, the final curtain on the early days of video renting is coming to a close.
The two Italians that recently opened Soprano’s Italian Bistro in the courtyard at Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center are shaking things up a bit. They formed the partnership to bring an affordable eatery to the folks in the courthouse area.