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Violent crimes rampant during hurricane weekend

Three shootings occurred during the weekend of Aug. 26-28, which police continue to investigate and pursue suspects.

Police step up patrols, education as school starts

Chesterfield County Public Schools opened on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and police are gearing up to patrol school zones and educate residents about new traffic patterns.

Knights, Skyhawks prepare for the Battle of Chester

The high school football season kicked off last Thursday, but for many local football fans, their season will kick off this Friday. That’s when the Thomas Dale Knights and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks will face off in the 38th rendition of the “Battle of Chester.”

Henricus commemorates 400th anniversary during Publick Days on Sept. 17-18

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its 400th anniversary during Publick Days, a signature annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the “New World.” In September 1611, Sir Thomas Dale, along with soldiers, tradesmen and farmers, ventured from Jamestown to create the Citie of Henricus.

CHESTERFEST: Artist, artisans bring crafts to the Fest

This year, the Chester Community Association (CCA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Village’s biggest annual event: ChesterFest. Out of the many booths and venders at ChesterFest, the Village News spotlighted three artists and artisans scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s celebration – each bringing their own craft for people to see.

Chester resident named 2011 Miss Chesterfield County Fair

A year after Courtney Jae Borders dazzled six judges to become the 2010 Miss Chesterfield County Fair, 18-year-old Jessica Fee, outshining seven other young ladies, ascended to the crown last Monday evening. The pageant served as Monday night’s Grandstand entertainment for the 100 or so people in attendance.

Robbery suspect sought by police

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a robbery suspect.

Police blotter

Broadwater W 8/28 Broadwater Townhouses. Entry gained to residence by unknown means. After gaining entry, suspect/s vandalized the interior. At this time nothing has been reported stolen.