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.
Brunswick County was chosen over Chesterfield for a new power plant to be built by Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO).
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.
The Chesterfield County Fair Association is once again offering two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to individuals seeking a formal education beyond high school.
The inaugural Ultimate Cup youth soccer tournament was held in February and early March. The Ultimate Cup is a joint venture between the Richmond Kickers and Chesterfield United, and is cosponsored by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation.
What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday than to have someones’ employees come read to the children at Ettrick Elementary? On Dr. Seuss’s birthday March 2, the employees of Capital One came to Ettrick Elementary and read books to the students.
On Friday Feb. 24, the American Red Cross Club at Matoaca High School sponsored a “Pajama Day.” Students, faculty and staff were asked to pay $1 to wear Pajamas on that day. All proceeds went to help Mrs. Misha Chisolm and her family.
The Village News has selected L.C. Bird Skyhawks junior guard Robert Johnson as its boys’ basketball player of the year. Johnson led Bird in scoring for the second straight season with 18.5 points per game and led them to another solid run in the postseason, falling to Petersburg 71-67 in the regional semi-finals.