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Body found in woods off Point of Rocks Road

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a case involving the suspicious death of a Hopewell man. On Saturday, July 30, 2011, at about 5:46 p.m., a report of a suspicious package in the wood line in the 2100 block of Point of Rocks Road was called in to police.

Police blotter

Birdbrook Dr. 9/29 Forest View. Unknown suspect/s used a cinder block to shatter the exterior glass on the double-paned rear door. Suspect/s then attempted to kick in a rear door to gain entry to the residence. Entry was not gained and at this time nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, October 12
Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time.  Meadowdale Library.  7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Details:  318-8778.

Computer Class:  Excel.  Central Library.  10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Register at or call 751-CCPL.

Computer Class:  Internet Basics.  Enon Library.  11 a.m. – Noon.  Register at or call 751-CCPL.

Meadowbrook surprises Dinwiddie with onslaught

Central Region, meet the Meadowbrook Monarchs. Coming into this week’s showdown with the Dinwiddie Generals, Meadowbrook was 4-0 and 1-0 in the district with an impressive win over Manchester in week one, 49-7.

Fairs and open houses focus on high school options

Chesterfield County offers several high school options. Students may apply to attend specialty centers or governor’s schools that target specific interests. Middle school students and parents interested in learning more are invited to attend information fairs and open houses.

A meaningful journey: Two men embarked on a 90 mile kayak trip to honor late mother

Last Thursday afternoon, two kayaks, paddled by two middle-aged men, pulled up to the Dutch Gap boat landing right off the James River in Chester. Sun burnt and damp, they had just concluded a four-day, 90-mile aquatic adventure which began in Suffolk, Va., early Monday morning; yet their energy confirmed they could have gone on for days.

Cyclists cruise Chesterfield on Spirit 76 Ride

Showers weren’t predicted for last Saturday morning, but the early morning rain did not keep serious bike riders away from CCHASM’s Spirit 76 Ride. The ride, with the starting point at Chester Baptist Church’s parking lot, gave bikers a choice of either a 76-mile ride or a 40-mile ride through southern Chesterfield County.

Residents feel ‘misled’ in renovation process of Ettrick-Matoaca Library

Numerous Matoaca District residents are opposing the renovation process of their Ettrick-Matoaca Library on River Road; many feel they are “misled” on the whole ordeal, according to Matoaca resident Edgar Wallin during Thursday night’s public input meeting at the library– the second, and the last, of the public meetings.