Students in Chester are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway! On Sunday, July 21, more than 850 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between 1-4 p.m. on... Read more
Horse camp
Twenty-one students recently completed a Chesterfield County Parks and Rec horse camp at Hunter’s Lane Stables at 3578 Hunter Lane, south of Kingsland Road, west of Chester Road. The students learned to care for, groom and ride “hunt seat” on a variety of horses last month. Hunter’s Lane is... Read more
The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers have been in full swing over the last month. Their record sits at 6-3 as they come down the stretch. Led by third-year coach Jeremy Cole, the 18-player roster is packed with student-athletes and former student-athletes from the Village News’ coverage area. These... Read more
Dillard gets offer from Chowan
L.C. Bird High School boys basketball got some good news when Jaylen Dillard received a college offer after an outstanding season at a junior college. Dillard, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, received an offer from Division II Chowan, a Murfreesboro, N.C. school and member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.... Read more
Chesterfield ready to host Bronco World Series
The format of the double-elimination Bronco World Series hasn’t changed. International teams from the Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic have already qualified by winning their respective tournaments. Four other participants, coming from the North, South, East and West regions, will be determined July 21. Chesterfield Baseball Clubs will... Read more
Plummer is VN’s track athlete of the year
It’s been well documented that L.C. Bird High School’s boys track program has sustained success at a very high level, with the Skyhawks having won two consecutive indoor and outdoor championships. On a deep and talented roster, coach Adam Canning highlighted rising junior Jacob Plummer. Among his other accomplishments,... Read more
Ansay, Faith Elnora, 84, of Chester, widow of William Albert Ansay. Barnes, Geraldine Braswell, 86, of Chesterfield, widow of Daniel Alexander Barnes. Bonds, Bobby B., 80, of Chesterfield, a Marine Corps veteran, widower of Mary Elizabeth Bonds. Desmond, Madeline Cecelia, 29, of Chesterfield. Garner, Danny L., 71, of Chesterfield, an Army veteran. Hazlewood, Brenda Newkirk,... Read more
‘Healthy’ man faces quadruple heart bypass
By David Thompson This story, my story, began one year ago. I had not had a heart attack or any serious symptoms that would indicate a heart condition. I had lost 23 pounds over six months and had walked over 400,000 steps in the five weeks preceding my diagnosis.... Read more


Dogpound July 16, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I mentioned previously, Big Dog (my neighbor’s dog) and I were going to have a conversation about some unnecessary behavior around my house. We had that talk, but it appears it did not stick. Before I proceed,... Read more
Social media: Guns, rape and marijuana: Candidates criticized for FB posts
Social media posts seem to have taken on added importance for political candidates. This was signified by a couple of local state Senate candidates who were criticized last week for controversial posts. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican from Senate District 11, and independent Waylin K. Ross, who is challenging... Read more