Functional art: A local furniture artist proficient at pursuing his dream.

Few people begin a career in a profession that is a true aspiration. Some never realize what they really enjoy doing until late in life. They retire to their garage or back room shop to craft jewelry, get the easel out and splash some paint, restore an old car or cut wood, sculpting it into something useful, artistic or both.

School Board, faith leaders meet, discuss accommodations for after-school care

Members of the Chesterfield County School Board met with local faith leaders last Wednesday morning to discuss with them possible after-school accommodations for the 58,000 plus students to be let out three hours early on the last Wednesday of every month starting next September.

Comp Plan twists and turns on its way to BOS

The draft plan for Chesterfield is weaving its way through the many areas of county property, infrastructure and economy issues as its being readied for Board of Supervisors’ review and approval.

Redistricting complete, some major changes in state voting precincts

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors completed the redistricting of voting precincts during their public meeting last week. Under the direction of Stylian P. “Stel” Parthemos, deputy county attorney, lines were drawn adjusting the number of voters in each magisterial district to within five percent of optimum population of 63,247 per district.

Police make second arrest in murder of Devin Hawkins

Police have arrested two men in the aftermath of the killing of Devin Hawkins on April 23. Jermon Rasheem Woodson-Jones, 21, was arrested, after turning himself in, on warrants for gang participation and accessory after the fact.

Vending machine thefts connected

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a string of thefts from coin-operated machines.

Police blotter

Jefferson Davis Hwy 4/1 Americana Trailer Park. Va Dominion Power. Unknown suspect/s cut down two power poles and removed copper from two transformers.

New style of Italian eatery

Two young Italian restaurateurs who are good friends and successful entrepreneurs in the restaurant business wanted to combine their favorite recipes and offer them for a reasonable price within a new eatery.