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Primrose students collect food for their feline and K-9 friends

To the children of Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner, the hungry and homeless don’t always walk on two legs; sometimes, they bark or meow. Preschoolers at Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner celebrated their annual Precious Pets drive by presenting their pet food and supplies donation to Richmond Animal League on Aug. 2, 2010.

A Fest for the rest of us

A little over nine years ago, a small group of Chester residents sat around a table and brainstormed about how to bring the community closer together in light of an expanding population and a citizenry that was becoming busier by the day.

Weekly calendar

Calendar of events beginning August 11 through August 19

Area students, teachers help provide free dental care in Southwest VA

Several local residents were among the 450 dental volunteers – including 125 students – at the Virginia Dental Health Foundation’s Mission of Mercy project in Wise County, Va., last month.

Weekly Calendar

Week beginning August 4, 2010. To submit your calendar event click on the link at the top of the page: "Submit News"

Reminiscence: Life on "the Pike"

Over the years, lifelong Chester resident Otha Lee Taylor, 73, has witnessed many changes on a one-mile stretch of road that included his family’s 9.3 acres and home, which faced the road known to the locals as “the Pike” or the 301(Jefferson Davis Highway).

High-speed rail builds steam at public hearing

The dedicated rail line that will be constructed for high-speed rail will not directly affect Forest and Pamela Fenner’s home, but the resulting road construction needed to eliminate at-grade crossings will.