Dramatic changes are on the way: it is going to get a lot hotter, and Hampton Roads residents will eventually have big problems. This is according to Stephen Nash, a visiting Senior Research Scholar at the University of Richmond, from his book, “Virginia Climate Fever.” This slim volume is filled with... Read more
First Annual Hops in the Park Harvest Festival
Henricus Historical Park has officially unveiled the details of the inaugural Hops in the Park Harvest Festival that will take place on November 14. Together with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Forestry, MeadWestvaco, The Old Dominion Hops Cooperative and Chesterfield Economic Development, the Henricus Foundation will collectively host... Read more
To the editor: Should the confederate flag appear on the WELCOME sign for Chester? Is it a symbol of welcome? I have nothing against the sons or daughters of the Confederacy.  Put their names on the welcome sign. But not that symbol.  It is perceived by millions of people... Read more
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help this week to solve a shooting case. On June 11, 2015 at approximately 11:30 p.m., police responded to West Road due to shots being fired in the area. While on scene, additional calls for service came in from the area of the... Read more
ALCOTT TR (76xx block) 12/01/2014 8:00 a.m. – Money reported stolen from residence. BAREBACK TR (64xx block) 06/17/2015 3:00 p.m. – Unknown suspect/s entered garage and stole miscellaneous items. BEECHNUT AV (56xx block) 06/06/2015 7:00 a.m. – Electronics, firearms, money and miscellaneous items reported stolen from residence. BENT WOOD... Read more
Carter, Mrs. Edna Jane Noel, 70, of Chesterfield, wife of Ronnie Carter. Harrell, Mr. Robert Daniel, 66, of Chester, husband of Katherine R. Harrell.Kreye, Mrs. Nancy Craig, 65, of North Chesterfield, wife of William Kreye. Lohr, Mrs. Carolyn Hawkins, 75, of Chester, widow of James E. Lohr Jr. Mack, Mr. Aloysius James, 82, of... Read more
I am going to attempt to use information from three fires to glean learning points that will hopefully prepare you, in the event of a future fire. The fires that I will use are as follows: the wind-driven fire in Corolla, NC, that destroyed three buildings; a single-family dwelling... Read more
Soaring as Eagles Together
Proud grandmother and Chester resident Nancy B. Woolridge recently celebrated the accomplishments of her two grandsons. Woolridge’s grandsons Bob and Jack Krudewig were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on June 6. Bob completed the requirements in August 2012 and Jack completed the requirements in June 2014, but they... Read more
Jessee Takes First at Archery Competition
Nearly 50 youth archers, ages 8-20, participated in the Junior Olympic Archer Development Club (JOAD) Summer Kick-Off Tournament held recently sponsored by Chesterfield Golden Arrow Archers (CGAA). James Hagen Jessee came in first in the Basic Compound Bowman Male division with a total score of 391 points. Several members... Read more
Summer Fun Photo Contest
Would you like to have a picture you have taken featured in our paper? And maybe win a cash prize for it? The Village News would like to invite you to enter the Summer Fun Photo Contest. Grab your camera or smartphone, and see if you can snap a... Read more