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Police searching for man who robbed Food Lion

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators identify a suspect who robbed a local grocery store.

Head-on vehicle crash in Matoaca critically injures one

Three people were injured in a head-on motor vehicle crash at Second Branch and River roads on Aug. 9 around 8:30 p.m., said Captain Keith Chambers of Chesterfield Fire and EMS. Two people were trapped in the wreckage and a special technical rescue team from Clover Hill Fire Station uses hydraulic tools to free the victims.

Police blotter

JESSUP POND LN - Jessup Meadow 8/7 10:20 p.m. - Victim reported being assaulted by an unknown suspect in his driveway. The victim had non-life-threatening injuries.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, August 15
Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street. For more information contact Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or linda Southward at 779-3453.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Teen Studio – Unique Tees.  Chester Library. 10:30 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m. Chester Combined Meeting Rooms A & B Register on line at

Daniel Uphoff blazing a trail for music production in Chester

Daniel Uphoff has opened a state of the art recording studio in Chester. There’s no question mark behind that statement. Uphoff opened Full Circle Recording about a month ago just west of Chester proper on West Hundred Road.

Residential building permits could be turning the corner

You don’t hear the pounding of hammers early in the morning or the roar of bull- dozers clearing a lot much anymore. And Chesterfield budgeters have predicted that it will be sometime, if ever, before returning to the glory days of the mid-2000s.

Signs of the times

Those little blue signs or white and green signs you drive past everyday on the way to work or the grocery store, are significant in a number of ways. They represent zoning, condition use (relatively small changes to existing zoning) or even changes the way a development may be laid out.

New dorms ready for VSU students this semester, no hotels needed

Virginia State University (VSU) is working on its newest dorm building to be ready for the arrival of new freshman to the school for the first semester this year.