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Virginia’s Economy Ranks 3rd in the U.S.

Despite a long recession, Virginia ranks among the top five states with the best economic climates, according to a national lobbying organization.

Life Changing: Teens raise funds for Haiti mission

Two years ago, Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake of devastating proportions. While centered around Port au Prince, the rest of the country has always been among the poorest in the world.

County budget would change depending on state’s contribution

The Virginia General Assembly last week passed their $85 billion state budget for the next two years. It took four sessions to get it passed but pass it did so now local governments must now deal with the fallout.

Iron Mill subdivision abandons request for change on wetlands encroachment, home frontage, lots

Wilton Family Investment, LLC, developer of Iron Mill, under construction west of Chester, has decided not to pursue changing its request to site plans relative to wetlands, width of units and number of lots.

Salem Middle students introduced to cello guitar fusion

During an East Coast tour and an upcoming Richmond gig, Montana Skies, a cello guitar fusion group from Georgia, ventured off their schedule path and made a stop at Salem Middle School to lead a couple of master classes for the cello and bass students.

South Richmond Rotary awards $30,000 to Families of the Wounded Fund

South Richmond Rotary President Dave Long and 2012 South Richmond Rotary Auction Chair Karla Gerner presented a $30,000 check to Cal Esleeck, president Families of the Wounded Fund (FOTWF), during the April 12 Rotary meeting.

20 Residents graduate from citizens academy

The Chesterfield County Police Department’s Citizens Academy held its 26th graduation ceremony on Tuesday, April 17.

Building common ground in Chesterfield

The Chesterfield County Public Library has been awarded a grant by the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute to present a series of programs discussing issues affecting the aging community within Chesterfield County.