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BROOKSHIRE DR 8/12 Ravensdale. The victim awoke to the sound of his front door being forced open. Upon leaving his bedroom, he was confronted by the known suspect, who threatened to assault the victim with a bad. One of the subjects, accompanying the suspect, displayed a handgun and used it to carve graffiti on one of the walls.

Weekly calendar

Calendar of events for the week of Wednesday, August 18, 2010 to Thursday, August 26, 2010.

SWO got warped: Summer culminates in performance at VA Beach stop of national tour

It’s been a busy summer for the boys of Safety Word Orange. The Richmond-based band recently completed the third in a string of summer tours and performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, according to drummer Travis King, a Chester native.

HSR project threatens Centralia Road property

About half of Michale and Ellen Maxey’s six acres off Centralia Road is wetlands protected by a conservation easement, which keeps it in a natural state – a dense forest canopy shading several species of ferns, milkweed and calico aster. Great Branch Creek winds through the property, providing an easy water access for deer, beaver and geese.

Planning fee holiday could be extended

At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Planning Commission will consider several options for extending the planning fee holiday that expired on June 30. At the Board of Supervisors June 23 meeting, Bob Schrum, the government relations chairman of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, asked the supervisors to extend the fee holiday.

Legal briefs

At its Aug. 17 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the various matters.

Matoaca resident appointed to Va. Aviation Board

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced last week that John Mazza Jr. of Matoaca was one of two men recently appointed to the Virginia Aviation Board, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Aviation.

Primrose students collect food for their feline and K-9 friends

To the children of Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner, the hungry and homeless don’t always walk on two legs; sometimes, they bark or meow. Preschoolers at Primrose School at Ironbridge Corner celebrated their annual Precious Pets drive by presenting their pet food and supplies donation to Richmond Animal League on Aug. 2, 2010.