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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Commission recommends denial of Village Green rezoning

For the third time in two years, the Planning Commission has recommended denial of a rezoning request that would allow up to 65 apartments to be added to Chester Village Green.

Woman shot, killed in Kings Forest subdivision

A 25-year-old woman was killed during a domestic-related shooting at her home in the 6300 block of Seti Court in the Kings Forest subdivision on Wednesday, June 23, according to information from Chesterfield County Police.

BOS cements closing of CMS

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote took no action on the Planning Commission’s May 18 determination that Chester Middle School would be permitted to be closed and converted to a ninth-grade academy for the overcrowded Thomas Dale High School.

Snead to lead county human services departments

Chesterfield County Administrator James J.L. Stegmaier recently announced the appointment of Sarah C. Snead as deputy county administrator for human services, according to information from the county.

Artists have a heart for Lucy Corr Village

On a recent afternoon at Lucy Corr Village, a crowd gathered to view art works in oils, fabric, wood and other mediums, all with a common theme: Heart.

Seeds of democracy: Chester area rich with hands-on history

“Virginia [the state] is an incredible opportunity to teach people case studies in democracy,” said H. Edward “Chip” Mann. “We are open about it [knowing] that we made mistakes. We are not afraid to talk about our mistakes.” Mann, executive director of the Federal Commission for the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, was a field leader for 20 undergraduate journalism students from Bangladesh, India and SirLanka.

Salem Church Middle students give back

As many students prepared for the final grueling days of the school year, some were treated to a day outside and a chance to give a little back. Recently, about 180 eighth graders, along with teachers and parent volunteers, from Salem Church Middle School took a trip to Pocahontas State Park to participate in a service project to help clean up the park.

Minds and bodies in motion

They counted, jumped, kicked and swayed to the music. Minds In Motion, an educational initiative of the Richmond Ballet, had nearly 70 fourth-grade students from Hopkins Road Elementary School demonstrate and entertain parents and teachers with a end-of the-year performance on a Wednesday evening at the school.