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Vandals slash tires at Village Green neighborhood

As many as 88 tires were slashed on a total of 22 vehicles in the Chester Village Green community on the morning of Nov. 20. The perpetrators are still unknown.

One Million square foot distribution center planned for Meadowville Technology Park

Chesterfield County is just short of announcing who will be locating a huge distribution center at Meadowville Technology Park in Enon. For now, there is no official word on who will be the owner of the 1.1-million-square-foot facility, which would be comparable in size to a little over seven Walmarts.

VEPCO asks for zoning to build new power plant

Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) last week asked Chesterfield’s planning commission to approve an amendment to the zoning map to permit a power plant. The plant would be located in a heavy industrial area on 233 acres located on the corner of Coach Road and Battery Brooke Parkway.

Elizabeth Smart speaks at Healthy Woman event

Abduction survivor and ABC News contributor, Elizabeth Smart, was the keynote speaker at the Southside Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program last Wednesday.

Area Hokies become Marching Virginians at Va. Tech

Several local Virginia Tech students have gained membership to the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. Commonly known as The Spirit of Tech, The Marching Virginians celebrate their 38th anniversary season with entertaining performances and lively music to support the Hokies during the 2011-2012 football season.

90 years and counting

Ninety years ago, the year of 1921, Ettrick Elementary opened to serve a population and educate children from the surrounding rural and suburban communities. The school has been celebrating its 90th year since the start of the school year in September.

Bird defeats Varina and advances, seeks redemption against Hermitage

Redemption doesn’t come often in sports, but when it does it seems to gravitate towards the teams or players that fight for and deserve it most. For the L.C. Bird Skyhawks, that chance at redemption will come this Friday at Hermitage,as they attempt win their first regional championship since 2005.

Dale Harriers return to the top of Central District

2010 was an anomaly in Central District cross country. For the first time in memory, the name Thomas Dale did not appear at the top of the league standings as Matoaca put together their finest season, edging out the Knights for district superiority.