In a powerful display of collective concern, 27 conservation and public health organizations submitted a request to Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality, asking Director David Paylor to reject Dominion Power’s closure plan for coal ash ponds at four sites in Virginia. Organizations from across the Commonwealth and several national... Read more
The Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, will offer a driving tour of Civil War battle sites that played a major role in the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning at... Read more
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients.... Read more
Max’s Journey
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound where we continue the storyline that we started last week. As a reminder, in case you missed the last issue, I had to put my best buddy, Max, to sleep after 14 plus years. It was the best... Read more
Photo Contest
TO VOTE ON PHOTOS CLICK HERE The Village News Summer Fun Photo Contest is in its third week and has received several entries.  More entries will be publish in the July 22 issue and entries may also be seen on the Village News website at The contest will... Read more
100 and counting
Turning 100 is just another day for May Youngblood Kerwin.  Her bright eyes and jubilent smile reflect the attitude she carries with her every day.  She does not want to miss anything in life and most importantly she wants to see her family happy and healthy. “I don’t think... Read more
News Briefs
VSU Skyline Change     A new 175-ft tall 2-million gallon water storage tank for Virginia State University (VSU) and Chesterfield County at the VSU Randolph Farm is nearing completion. The tank was recently painted with VSU logos on the ground and was raised into position. Traffic Increase near Amazon... Read more
Confederate events and philosophies are covered in several areas of the paper this week. Some columns, letters and articles revolve around agreement or disagreement about how history should be remembered today. Sunday was a great day for a car ride in the country so my daughter Marly, her husband... Read more
July 15 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FARMERS MARKET – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Chesterfield County Government Complex on Mimms Loop. ANCESTRY.COM – GET STARTED AT CCPL –  Discover the world’s largest online family history resource. Learn how to trace your family tree using U.S. Census records, city directories, and marriage,... Read more
Division or Misunderstanding
Almost 150 trucks and cars displaying Confederate battle, American and “Don’t Tread” on Me flags paraded from Matoaca to Dinwiddie and through Petersburg and  Hopewell west on Route 10, ending in Chester. The entourage turned heads and prompted car horns and a couple of thrown shoes and bottles until... Read more