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Historic Castlewood awarded grant from National Park Service

The Chesterfield County General Services Department has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund for the Save America’s Treasures grant program.

Police arrest third suspect related to Devin Hawkin’s murder

Police investigators say 13-year-old Devin Hawkins was struck in the back by a stray bullet while running from the scene of a gang related shooting at the Broadwater apartment complex. Three men have been rounded up and charged in connection with the murder or gang related activity.

Drake: Prototype for success

There are guys that excel on the field but need to make improvements elsewhere, and then there are guys that excel outside of sports in matters of academics and life. However, Matoaca left fielder Derek Drake may be the prototype for overall success.

Rebuilding of TDHS Tennis program pays off

With the last leg of the regular season over with, Thomas Dale’s boy’s and girl’s tennis teams have proven themselves formidable opposition in the Central District and the Central Region.

A sense of community

Dressed in their Sunday best, fifth-graders at Bellwood Elementary dined in Thursday afternoon for their third Manners Luncheon of the school year, celebrating Cinco de Mayo with successful adults from our community.

Redistricting could cost Virginia $10 million

Now that the governor has approved the General Assembly’s redistricting plans, the State Board of Elections must find millions of dollars to implement the new maps.

Hair Cutters face higher licensing fees

When the state cuts the budget, legislators must balance their books in some way. In this case it’s on those in the hair stylists and other beauty services. Virginia officials want a bigger cut when barbers, hair stylists and other beauty-services professionals get their state licenses.

Chester families to benefit as the Y strengthens the community

Nicole Jordan, campaign chair of the Chester Family YMCA’s Strengthening Communities Fund, is excited to lead the effort to raise $165,000 to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility right here in Chester.