Parade of Lights coming to James River July 21
The James River Advisory Council’s 25th annual Parade of Lights has been rescheduled to July 21 after the December event was canceled due to the weather. The “Christmas in July” Parade of Lights will be held Saturday, July 21. Viewers will gather along the shoreline at several sites along... Read more
Although rare, killing a snake can result in a fine
They slither and hiss and can be found in brush, debris and in woodlands or yards. It’s summer and snakes abound. Some folks admire them and some despise them, but whatever your take on snakes, killing one in Virginia can result in a $500 fine. There are numerous types... Read more

Police briefs

Police July 10, 2018 0

Armed robbery Police are investigating an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store at 6501 Ironbridge Road that took place at about 11 p.m. Saturday, July 7. No one was injured during the incident. Police said a man entered the business, displayed a firearm, and demanded money from the... Read more
Three inducted into senior volunteer hall of fame
CHESTERFIELD — Three senior citizens were recently inducted into Chesterfield’s Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame for contributions they have made to the community since age 60. Gretchen Craig, Frank Linkous and Robert Pratt were recognized at the Board of Supervisors June 27 meeting. Craig has been volunteering at J.G.... Read more
Adkins, Ms. Christie Larue, 59, of Chesterfield. Bunce, Mr. Glenn D., 56, of Chesterfield. Burnish, Mrs. Linda Bethel, 80, of Chesterfield, wife of James A. Burnish. Clement, Mr. Donald, 71, of Chesterfield, husband of Margaret Virginia Clement. Clough, Mr. Lloyd Charles, 74, of Chesterfield. Cox, Mr. Randy B., 69,... Read more
Fighting a fire is hot under any condition, but it is a bit tougher when the temperature and the humidity are high. There have been many single-family dwelling fires in the region over the last few weeks. Of all the fires that have occurred, I only know the cause... Read more
Gestwick takes over at Chester UMC
CHESTER – Chester United Methodist Church has a new pastor, the Rev. Clara Price Gestwick. Gestwick earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia College in 1987 and a master’s degree in divinity from Duke Divinity School in 1990. She was ordained a deacon in 1990 and an elder in... Read more
Amazon employees help at YMCA’s Camp Red Feather
CHESTER – Nearly 40 Amazon associates from two local fulfillment centers visited the Chester Family YMCA June 29 to host more than 100 children for a field day. Amazon surprised the Y with a golf cart filled with more than 2,700 items, such as water balloons, towels, and picnic... Read more
Meadowbrook grad wins Bravo! award
CHESTERFIELD – A Meadowbrook High graduate is among the winners of the Chesterfield Education Foundation’s 2018 Bravo! Awards. Vincent Ellis White works for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia. He serves as program manager in the community workforce department, where he oversees the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas. A... Read more
With the recent commitments from standouts at L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale high schools, it was a Meadowbrook High athlete’s turn to ascend to the next level. Brandan Delaney, a big-bodied linebacker/defensive end and offensive lineman, recently pledged to play his college football at Virginia Union University. “I picked... Read more