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The Good Earth: Hobby farmer's green thumb in full bloom

It is a cool spring evening, and Burgin “Buster” Dabney, just coming back to the house after planting, is as close to the good earth as you can get – he’s barefooted. “He takes his shoes off when he gets home from work when the temperature turns 60 degrees and they don’t go back on until November,” said Debbie Dabney, his wife of 30 years.

Commissioners edit comprehensive plan

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission has been reviewing the county’s draft comprehensive plan, and while they have been charged by the Board of Supervisors to make their revisions to the plan before presenting it to them in July, their edits, if approved by the Board, could make the document quite different from the one built by the steering committee and presented in community meetings in recent months.

Road improvements, lots sold, rezoning

The Wellington Farm development of Chalkley Road has a new builder. Main Street Homes is now building on several lots there and lists the neighbor as one of its many locations for new homes. Some residents are concerned that with Main Street touting homes starting in the $280s, it could decrease their home value.

Chester Post Office denies National Tax Day protestors

Six peaceful protesters supporting same-sex marriages were told by the postmaster to leave the grounds of the Chester Post Office Monday afternoon.

Local resident pledges public service throughout country

Joshua Young of Chester, Virginia, is one of 240 young people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout the country as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Owen Wilson receives Eagle honors

Owen J. Wilson, 16, was recently awarded the Eagle Scout badge, the highest youth rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Owen, son of Allen and Laura Wilson of Chester, attends L.C. Bird High School and is a member of Troop 922 of the Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church.

Chester Baptist Church welcomes new worship leader

Chester Baptist Church will be implementing a new contemporary worship service Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall, which is adjacent to the church’s sanctuary, and has brought on Glen Allen resident Kevin Hood as the church’s new contemporary worship leader.

Math students excel at Matoaca

The Virginia Math League contest is a challenging six-question, 30-minute contest administered six times throughout the school year. The goal of the contest is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems.