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Area storage units broken into, thousands in goods stolen

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to identify the suspects who broke into storage units in the Midlothian area of Chesterfield County.

Police blotter

MAIN ST 5/25 Unknown suspect/s cut locks on sheds. Suspect/s attempted to steal one mower, but left it behind. Another stolen riding mower was recovered near the listed location Other items stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 6
Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. “A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster will be discussed. No registration required.

Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jeff Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

Rollin' Thunder: Meadowbrook’s Flag Day features a flurry of cultural performances

Twelve tires and rolls and rolls of duct tape, and the Taiko ensemble at Meadowbrook High School was born. Japanese Club members caught on to the technique and were well-prepared for the two songs they performed during the International Flag Ceremony.

Chester Presbyterian Church call new pastor

On April 29, 2012 at a called meeting of the congregation, Dr. Gordon Bidwell Mapes, III was elected as the next pastor of Chester Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mapes began his call to service on May 29. His first Sunday in the pulpit is June 3.”I am excited and blessed to have been called to a faith community with such a rich, vibrant history and dynamic, engaged future.

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.