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Police seek robbery suspect

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Orange Market, 9500 Newbys Bridge Road, at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3. No one was injured during the incident.

Police blotter

YELLOWLEAF DR 4/3 Hilmar. Suspects were seen trying to gain access to the vacant residence by kicking loose the boards that were used to board up the residence. Access was not gained.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 11
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.  Meadowdale Library. 7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Teachers urge Governor to veto VRS overhaul

Virginia teachers and firefighters are urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation overhauling the retirement plan for the state’s public employees.

Dems caucus

The Colonial Heights Democratic Committee has issued a call to caucus in order to elect four delegates and one alternate to the 4th Congressional District Convention and the Virginia Democratic Convention. The caucus will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Learn how to pay for college

The Chesterfield County Public Library and the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library will present a series of free seminars this spring to help parents negotiate the financial aid process. For more information, or to register, visit

Second Thursday series kicks off with show tunes

If you love a good show tune, then you’ll be right at home come April 12. The Chester Community Chorus will be the first act of Second Thursdays on the Green, a monthly concert/arts event presented by the Chester Community Association to promote the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation.

School Board member continues to argue against funding for schools

A request for a change in conditional use, while paying no school proffer, was deferred (delayed) last week during a meeting of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) when Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle could not get support from other Board members to allow the changes the attorney representing Iron Bridge Corner LC requested and have the case approved.