Please note the control buttons at the bottom of the page and play around with them to get familiar with what they do. The online paper you see is identical to the Village News you see on the stand every week at your favorite pickup place. But the online... Read more
By Sophia Belletti Capital News Service RICHMOND – Manassas resident Greg Ballou was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana when he was 19, and he didn’t have enough money to pay the fine. As a result, his driver’s license was suspended. Nine years later, Ballou, now 28... Read more
By Ryan Persaud Capital News Service One of Virginia’s first Latina lawmakers delivered the Democrats’ Spanish-language response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, saying he “has pushed a dark and extremist agenda that damages our national values and endangers national security.” Del. Elizabeth Guzmán, a... Read more
Panel Kills Bill Giving Puerto Ricans In-State College Tuition   
By Zach Joachim Capital News Service RICHMOND – A House subcommittee has killed a bill that would have made residents of any U.S. territory hit by a major disaster – like Puerto Rico – eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities. The Higher Education Subcommittee of... Read more
Chesterfield Federal Credit Union to open student-run branch at MBK High
Chesterfield Federal Credit Union and Chesterfield County Public Schools held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the student-run Monarch credit union branch at Meadowbrook High on Tuesday. It will be managed by students who are instructed and mentored on how to run a bank branch. Student... Read more
Buffalo Soldiers to hold ‘Live Museum’ Feb. 17
The Mark Matthews Chapter of the 9th and 10th Calvary (Horse) Association will hold its annual Live Museum event Feb. 17, noon – 4 p.m. at the Freedom Support Center, 32 West Washington Street, Petersburg. The event will feature “in character” Buffalo Soldiers who have made their mark on... Read more
Matoaca volleyball sends two to highest collegiate level
Under coach Tiara Boyd, Matoaca volleyball made a historic postseason run this year to the 5A state tournament, a first in school history. Now, two players have reaped the benefits of their hard work and success in the classroom and on the court. Senior Mackenzy Johnson has committed to... Read more
A little something for all of us
Industrial development Willis Road, with easy access from Interstate 95, has been welcoming industrial business for many years. Plans have been submitted to Chesterfield County planning calling for an additional 200,000 square feet of warehouse space on Willis Road. A developer from Hampton Roads has a plan in the... Read more

Dogpound winter tales

Dogpound January 31, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Well, not so great; one of my water lines froze up and as of this writing my plumber has not been able to determine if the line is frozen under the house or outside where it joins the... Read more


Police Blotter December 6, 2017

BARBERRY LN (17xx block) 10/31/2017 6:30 p.m. – Electronics stolen from residence. BETHESDA DR (36xx block) 11/03/2017 6:50 p.m. – Trespassing (Including Prowler)-Residential BETZ CT (35xx block) 10/31/2017 3:00 p.m. – 2003 black utility trailer, firearms, electronics, household goods, and miscellaneous items stolen from residence. BEVERLY ST (217xx block)... Read more