What's Up: Upcoming Events

Many had to dig deep for new dugouts at Thomas Dale

Many times it takes the determination of one very special person to fill a need. It is also a very special community to come together and stand with that person and accomplish the goal.

Police seek Walton Park arsonist

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve an arson series in which approximately 15 fires have been set in the Walton Park subdivision between Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, and Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Fugitives at large in Chesterfield

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Police blotter

CHESTER RD 3/4 Victim advised, while walking along a trail near the listed location, the described suspect came up behind her. Stating he had a gun, though none was seen, the suspect demanded victim’s purse. Upon taking the purse, the suspect fled into the woods.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 14
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  7 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Hattie Mae Trent Carter: Her story is part of “Four Score and More” at county museum

While growing up, Hattie Mae Trent Carter had 15 siblings and didn’t need to play with other children in the neighborhood. She may have been troubled by the treatment of black people, but the family bond was enough to build her self-worth that allowed her to succeed in a southern community that held on to southern traditions until President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Chesterfield passed over for power station, troubles continue for SportQuest

Brunswick County was chosen over Chesterfield for a new power plant to be built by Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO).

Chester’s Country Style Ice Cream for sale

When Country Style Ice Cream was set in place at Chester’s Village Green development, there was only one permanent structure that had been completed on what would become the center of the village of Chester. Restaurants, gift shops, offices and apartments now occupy the site.