Friends of the Lower Appomattox River is hosting its annual Spring River Clean-up Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30. Pick a site and come on out! Help restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris and trash from local lands along the Appomattox River at sites in... Read more
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Information leak: County begins long process to add fourth water source
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week unanimously authorized the county to begin the designing and permitting process to add a water treatment facility on the Appomattox River. County staff believes that a fourth water source – in addition to Swift Creek Reservoir, Lake Chesdin and the James River... Read more
Bunkering down: A ‘unique’ in-door golf experience
In its 25th year, The Golf Club at The Highlands is offering what it considers a rather unique experience. The Bunker indoor golf center consists of two golf simulation bays and a putting and chipping green, along with an adjacent bar and entertainment area called The 19th Hole that... Read more
In regard to your story in last week’s issue, “Tannerite explosions rattle community,” characterizing Tannerite as a fuel is only correct if you are talking about it to fire off a rocket. Note that the chemistry given for the components is backward: The ammonium nitrate and ammonium perchlorate are... Read more
Appraisers do their thing at annual event
The Chesterfield Historical Society held its 11th annual Antiques Evaluation Saturday, March 16 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds. “I have been appraising for about 30 years,” local appraiser Joe Lipscombe said. “If you’re in this business, you do an appraising every day because we buy and sell. We [have... Read more
Dear Abishag: Damon writes second book about Biblical women
Roberta M. Damon, an 84-year-old Chester resident, recently debuted her second book in a series, “Dear Abishag: Letters to Little Known Women of the Bible.” The book, which was released in December, is a sequel to Damon’s first book: “Dear Mrs. Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible.”... Read more
One person who received life-threatening injuries and three police officers who suffered smoke inhalation were transported to a hospital after a fire raged Sunday night at the Interstate Inn hotel in the 2100 block of Indian Hill Road. Officials said 33 people were displaced, including 26 adults and seven... Read more
Firefighters from Harrowgate, Dutch Gap and Chester fire stations responded Monday, March 11, to Interstate 95 for multiple brush fires between Woods Edge Road and Route 10. Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Jason Elmore said the fires were most likely caused by a vehicle throwing sparks while driving. There... Read more
Former UVA football player enjoys teaching special ed math
Albert Davis’ favorite thing about being a teacher is when the light bulb comes on for his students. Davis is a collaborative special education math teacher at Matoaca Middle School. “When you see the kids learn, and they make that connection – and especially kids struggle, because most... Read more