TDHS boys soccer headed to state tourney?
Even as a player, Griff Fowler knew one day that he wanted to coach Thomas Dale High School soccer. After all, he grew up with it. He was a ball boy at 6, watched his dad, Mark, successfully navigate the school to back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006... Read more
Coffee and breakfast/lunch?
It looks as if a Starbucks and First Watch restaurant may be coming to 9801 Lori Road. A real estate web site shows a site plan with those businesses at Ironwill Centre, which is described as “a new upscale retail development located at Beach Road and Iron Bridge Road.”... Read more
Which way Matoaca? Supervisors candidates speak at forum
Two of the three Republican candidates for their party’s nomination for Matoaca District supervisor participated in a forum last week. Kevin Carroll and Rob Thompson were joined by recently announced Democrat candidate Shajaun Mason at the May 16 forum at the Foxfire Club House, which was hosted by Chesterfield... Read more
Mission Possible: Local church builds riding arena and run-in shed for horses
When Jeannie Fee took on the leadership role of teacher for middle school students who were in the confirmation class at Bethia United Methodist Church, she was stumped when it came to choosing a community mission project for them. Little did she realize that the project would bring her... Read more
Rural connections: Some Rhodes Lane residents waiting for broadband access
Hurry up and wait. That’s pretty much what some residents of Rhodes Lane have been doing for several years, according to Bonnie and Tyler Moody, a mother and son, who have been living at 16111 N. Rhodes Lane since March 2015. “We never thought there wouldn’t be Internet out... Read more
Police identify teen killed by train
Chesterfield County Police last week identified a 16-year-old who was struck by a train near the 15900 block of Woods Edge Road at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Aaron Groome, of no permanent address, was walking south on the train tracks between Jefferson Davis Highway and Interstate 95... Read more
Two methamphetamine labs were recently discovered in eastern Chesterfield County, resulting in five arrests. On May 14 at 10:23 p.m., county police went to the 2400 block of Arcadia Avenue for a wanted person. “Officers had obtained a search warrant for the residence and found the wanted person inside,”... Read more
Cold treats

Cold treats

Community May 21, 2019

Holly Willis, 13, on right, and Taylor Nestor, 19, passed out ice cream sandwiches at Tyler’s Retreat nursing home May 14 as part of National Nursing Home Week. Pet Dairy donated the ice cream. Willis, an eighth-grader at Elizabeth Davis Middle School, also recently gave Sweet Frog gift certificates... Read more
Augustus H. Drewry and the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
By George “Buddy” Cranford Many years have passed since a combined naval/land battle raged in Chesterfield County. Back in the mid-1800s, what is today known as Drewry’s Bluff was just a high hill on the James River, a small portion of land owned by a Chesterfield farmer. Augustus H.... Read more
Food Bank has been helping those in need since 2010
By Carelyn Sheppard Children, seniors, veterans, homeless, struggling families, and the disabled in the community are among those being helped by the Chesterfield Food Bank. Food bank CEO Kim Hill spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Many people are struggling to keep nutritious food on the table and... Read more