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County spreading word about building safety this month and year-round

The Chesterfield County Building Inspections Department announced last week, May 23, that it has joined the International Code Council Foundation this month in recognizing Building Safety Month, a time to generate public awareness about building and maintaining safe homes and other structures.

Commercial building under construction collapses in Enon

Last week on a warm Thursday morning, carpenters with MGT Construction found themselves in an untenable position. The crew was installing plywood on the truss roof when the trusses began to fall like dominos.

Chesterfield Civil War historian honored

George Fickett could tell you where the bodies are buried. He could also tell you where every Civil War fort, earthworks, battlefield, hospital, river battle and splash of blood is left from the biggest confrontation this area saw during the War Between the States.

Still time to participate in Relay for Life on June 2

Most people have been touched by cancer during their lives; a mother, father, cousin, sister, great aunt. Relay from Life is an event that has been taking place at the L.C. Bird High School’s outdoor track for 12 years. The purpose is to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

SportsQuest hits the auction block

SportsQuest is no longer the dream it once was. Shaw Industries Sports Complex Holdings, LLC was the only bidder and took the SportsQuest property at auction last week after forcing the auction through a lien on the property.

Women’s Club presents check to arts foundation

The Woman’s Club of Chester presented a $2,500 check to the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation to be used toward the construction of the long-awaited Chesterfield Center for the Arts that will be located in Chester adjoining the existing Chester Library on Centre Street.

Troop 325: Making a difference

Girl Scout Troop 325 has been very busy this year. They are a multi-level troop sponsored by Ecoff Elementary School. “The girls are rapidly becoming leaders,” said Sylvia Wall.

Pink dogwood for a special young lady

A pink dogwood tree has been planted behind C.C. Wells Elementary School in memory of former student Johnae Carol Ann Mayo (6/23/97 - 1/6/12), who passed away at the age of 14. This lively young lady attended Wells from second- through fifthgrade, and her cheerful disposition and friendly greetings spread joy to her teachers and classmates.