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Dodd remembered Griffith just as his reputation has been reported

The passing of Andy Griffith last week was especially remembered by Imogene Dodd. Her husband Garland Dodd had traveled to Seattle for a county government convention.

Men steal clothes from Macy’s store

Two suspects worked together to steal clothes from a store in Colonial Heights, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators identify and locate the suspects.

Larceny suspects arrested

Chesterfield County Police, after a joint investigation with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested two people in connection with multiple larcenies from vehicles in the three jurisdictions.

Police blotter

CENTRE ST - In And Out Convenience Store. 6/30 10:20 p.m. - Unknown suspects entered the store and displayed a handgun. No shots fired. No injuries reported. Items stole from store and customer.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, July 11
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. Chester Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley will be discussed. No registration required.

Farmer’s Market sponsored by the Chesterfield County Farm Bureau. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mimms Loop. Chesterfield County Complex.

Summer Reading Program 2012: Turn Your Life into Stories! Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Register online at or call 318-8778.

Chesterfield celebrates America's independence

Independence Day, the day the United States declared their independence from Great Britain, July 4, 1776. Each year since, celebrations have included family picnics, parades, carnivals, concerts and fireworks, celebrating America’s birthday.

Storms leave destructive path

It was like watching a disaster movie, but the effects were real and for some residents, painful. Storms ravaged the county on Friday, June 29 then again on Saturday, June 30. The National Weather Service reported wind gust from 80-100 miles per hour on Friday night.

Job growth continues in Chesterfield, 50 created

Virginia-based Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) will invest more than $150 million to establish a new data center in Chesterfield County. This Virginia data center is part of Capital One’s core IT infrastructure that incorporates new technologies to better meet customer needs.