I have just returned from South Africa, where I led a team of six, including myself, through the journey. In many ways, this trip was easy because we went to a place that I had been many times before. My team was made up of two that had been before... Read more

Recently Deceased

Obituaries March 26, 2020

BICE, Daniel Odel, 61, of Chesterfield, husband of Kitty Bice. CHAPMAN, James Archer III, 66, of Chesterfield, husband of Margaret Fiala. CREASY, Stuart, 89, of Chesterfield, widower of Bernice Creasy. HALL, Helen Wilderman, 94, of Chesterfield, widow of Robert J. Wilderman. HOWELL, Almeta R., 77, of North Chesterfield. JOHNSON, Michael Lynn, 35, of Chesterfield, partner... Read more
Four Knights, one Skyhawk invited to showcase skills in Hawaii
By Luke Krausse Shamus Jones- linebacker/wide receiver Shamus Jones, a defensive and offensive standout at Thomas Dale, has received an invitation to play in the 2021 Hawaii Tiki Bowl Senior All-Star Game this coming winter.  “Shamus is a tall and athletic LB/WR, has been a two year starter... Read more

Sick or scared?

Dogpound March 26, 2020

Hello and welcome back to the Dogpound, where, if you are not sick, you are scared, and maybe you might be both. Please do not get me wrong, I am not dismissing the virus, but since I was a pup, we have always heard warnings about the yearly flu... Read more
Brewed in the Village
Grant Coffee Company opens in Chester When Trey and Ashley Grant were brainstorming ideas on what type of business they wanted to open, their options were restaurant, gym and coffee shop. The couple chose the latter and opened Grant Coffee Company in the village of Chester last month. Ashley... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a contract for up to $1.01 million for a company to update the zoning ordinance.  On March 11, the supervisors hired White and Smith LLC to develop a new ordinance and implement an online ordinance tool. That part of the... Read more
By a 4-1 vote with Matoaca board member Ryan Harter dissenting, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board on March 10 approved an expansion of the Center-Based Gifted Program to Carver and Elizabeth Davis middle schools.  Gifted middle school students in the Bermuda District currently attend Matoaca Middle School.  The... Read more
Late Harvest

Late Harvest

Community March 26, 2020

Preparing for a spring garden, local man surprised with his shoveling Sam Williams of Chester stopped by the Village News office last week with a very large turnip. “I thought people might get a kick seeing this,” he said about the overly sized root crop. “I’ve grown... Read more
New GRTC Route 111 begins service Monday
Route 111: Rt 1  Falling Creek-Tyler connects Chesterfield communities GRTC started a new local bus service on Route 1 along a 7.6-mile corridor between the Food Lion in North Chesterfield and John Tyler Community College in Chester. New bus stop signs begin installation along the route in preparation for... Read more
ALDRIDGE AVE (14xx block) 02/10/2020 12 p.m. – Households, electronics, and miscellaneous items stolen from residence ARBOR LAKE DR (68xx block) 03/08/2020 4:30 p.m. – Miscellaneous items stolen from residence. ARVIN DR (19xx block)  03/04/2020 10 p.m. – Miscellaneous items stolen from vehicle. BEGINNERS TRAIL LN (8xx block) 03/05/2020... Read more