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Chester historical park and conservation area voted Richmond’s best

Readers of voted to select Henricus Historical Park and the Dutch Gap Conservation Area as the best local park for a 2012 “Bestie” award. “Besties” feature reader-favorite local venues in a variety of categories with the nominees selected by the editorial staff.

Technology park abuzz with activity

The Meadowville Technology Park in Enon is beginning to flower like crape myrtles in the summertime. That may be a bit of an overstatement but local and state economic development has been bringing in some major players, especially since the promise of a new interchange from Interstate 295 has been completed.

Holland helps shape national policies during NACo Annual Conference

The Honorable James M. “Jim” Holland joined 1,800 fellow county officials from across the country July 13-17 to adopt policies and share ideas to help lead the nation toward economic recovery during the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition in Allegheny County/Pittsburgh.

Jaeckle elected Crater Planning District Commission Chair

Chesterfield Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle was elected Chairman of the Crater Planning District Commission for F.Y. 2012-2013 at the Commission’s quarterly meeting on June 28. Her term became effective July 1.


Police are searching for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven at 12120 Harrowgate Road just after midnight on Friday, July 20.

NEVER ALONE: 30 years in the making

The idea for her new book, Never Alone, came to author Christine Phillips when she was a mere 17-year-old girl.

VDOT asked for only one toll plaza near Emporia

The Virginia Department of Transportation analyzed the best approach to tolls on Interstate 95 and decided that it would ask for provisional approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for only one toll booth on Interstate 95. The toll collection point would be between Petersburg and Emporia.

20 graduate from Senior Citizens Academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Senior Citizens Academy held its eighth graduation ceremony on Tuesday, July 17.