What's Up: Upcoming Events

Six-Legged Soldiers discussed at LC Bird

Your vacation was going swimmingly until you noticed those little welts that began to burn and itch like nasty mosquito bites. “Gross” is the first word that comes to mind when you realize that you have been a meal for bed bugs.

GED registration is free in October

In October, first-time GED test takers who register will pay nothing to take the test, according to a press release from Chesterfield County Public Schools. The usual cost is $45; CCPS is able to offer free tests this month because the Adult Continuing Education Office received a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, the release says.

Police blotter

TOTTY ST 10/04 Unknown suspect/s entered the victim’s unlocked shed and, at this time, nothing was reported stolen. The victim also reported her unlocked 2002 Ford Explorer was entered and property stolen.

Help police catch credit card thieves

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify and find three men who used credit cards taken from robbery victims on Monday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Chesterfield County.

Calendar of events

Wednesday, October 13
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Central Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: or 748-1603.

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration: or 318-8778.

Reminiscence: C.C. Moore

The human life span puts boundaries on the personal histories that are so important to us. We can only go back one lifetime, so, as time goes on, we lose invaluable information about where we live and the people who make our home what it is.

Rain brings some drought relief, leaves damages

The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole brought some much needed rain to the area last Wednesday and Thursday, making up the rain deficit for September. But, with the drenching rain came problems for a truck repair shop in Chester and a major pot hole on Interstate 95, which caused headaches for early morning commuters.

Residents frustrated with Lake Chesdin management

A meeting of the Appomattox Regional Water Authority board drew a healthy crowd last week and many residents voiced concerns about the state of the lake and its management.