2016 High School Essay Contest Explores a School’s Right to Access Students’ Secrets Is it OK for school administrators to go undercover or use false identities to dig out secret information from students’ social media pages? What if that information includes a test stolen from the school? A... Read more
    By Matt Chaney Two Democratic members of the Virginia General Assembly said Monday they plan to sponsor legislation to address what they described as a “student debt crisis.” https://www.flickr.com/photos/vcucns/albums/72157661977066232Del. Marcus Simon and Sen. Janet Howell, both of Northern Virginia, said the state needs new laws to regulate... Read more
By Shuran Huang Xiaomin Wu, who is from Wuhan, China, graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May with a master’s degree in information systems. But she hasn’t left VCU. Instead, she now works in the provost’s office as a business intelligence analyst. “When I was doing the job hunting,... Read more
There is a new man in charge ’round these parts, and his name is Officer Daniel. Officer Daniel was “sworn in” last week, held roll call, directed traffic and even took measurements at a “crime scene.” This hard working little guy spent some time with Community Services staff and... Read more
Those who travel on West Hundred Road from Jefferson Davis Highway west to Interstate 95 know that there needs to be work done to relieve traffic snarls on that short section of highway. A new project by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), managed by Chesterfield’s transportation department, should... Read more
A space facing the Village Green in Chester has been vacant since an accident took place while building there in 2008. The property is 0.6 acres and is located in the southwest corner of Fountain Square Plaza and Chester Village Drive. Now, after a lot of discussion over what... Read more
Did you have turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings on Thanksgiving? A friend said she thought my family would of had roasted duck. I have eaten duck; what does it taste like? Chicken. While duck or turkey or tofurkey would have worked for me, I had to eat crow... Read more
DECEMBER 5 CHESTER CHOICES BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP – 10:30 a.m. until Noon. Chester Library. “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd will be discussed. No registration required. CHESTER GIRL SCOUT CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY – 6 p.m. Entrance of Chester Village Green, West Hundred Road. DECEMBER 6 CHESTER... Read more
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) last week released found, through special discovery, that Dominion Virginia Power had earnings above its legal limit during 2013 and 2014 and ordered the company to refund $19.7 million to customers. The findings were made as part of the SCC’s regular biennial review of... Read more
The James River Parade of Lights, sponsored by the James River Advisory Council, is one of the region’s most cherished holiday events. The Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12. For those boaters who would still like to enter their boat in the parade, prizes are... Read more