It’s a package deal: Mexican company coming to Meadowville Technology Park
Cartograf, a leading provider of packaging solutions across a wide range of industrial sectors, announced Oct. 23 that it will invest $65.3 million to establish its first folding and micro-corrugated package printing facility in the U.S. The 100-acre site will be located in the Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield... Read more
My opponent, Tim McPeters, purchased a full-page ad in last week’s Village News in which he criticized me personally and professionally in an attempt to convince citizens to vote for him. In the ad, he also disclosed my home address, which I consider completely unethical and, frankly, shameful. I... Read more
The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of East Hundred Road and Meadowville Road on March 19 was recently charged with involuntary manslaughter. Police said a Mazda Protege was traveling east on East Hundred Road when it began to turn left... Read more
Former county building repurposed for bank
Chesapeake Bank recently held a ground-breaking at their new Chesterfield location, 10000 Courtview Road. The building formerly was used by the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the county Risk Management Department. Pictured from left are Tommy Adams, Elizabeth Ditsler, Cheryl Norton and Kimberly Neal. (Courtesy photo) Read more
iMPREG Group expands near county airport
A German-Danish company recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its expansion near the Chesterfield County Airport. On Oct. 4, county and company officials and others marked the addition of the company’s $4 million second phase, which includes manufacturing in a 45,000-square-foot facility at 8000 Whitepine Road. The company’s glass... Read more
The role of women in the civil rights movement
By Joshua Johnson Teresa Walker was the featured speaker at an Oct. 26 event at the Central Library: “The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience.” Walker was the wife of the late Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, who was known as Martin Luther... Read more
Robertson convicted of $10M fraud
A former L.C. Bird football player was convicted by a federal jury on Oct. 28. Merrill Robertson Jr., 39, was convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 3. Robertson had been convicted of... Read more
Chesterfield names new building inspection director
After a nationwide recruitment effort, Chesterfield County announced last week that it has hired Ronald W. Clements Jr. as its new director of the Building Inspection Department. Clements currently serves as the county’s assistant building inspection director. He began his new role Nov. 1 at a salary of $140,000.... Read more
Combat Challenge competitors
Chesterfield firefighters Bebhinn Rae, Lisette Fuentes, Danielle Drinnon, Kendall Litchfield and Audrey Baise competed in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge in Montgomery, Ala. from Oct. 21-26. Read more
Fine arts center
Workers were recently working on the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts in the Chester Village Green. Work is scheduled to last 14 months with a target completion date of fall 2020. (Caleb M. Soptelean photo) Read more