The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Virginia State University (VSU) as a Tree Campus USA. This national designation honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus in environmental stewardship. To receive Tree Campus USA status, VSU had to meet five core standards of... Read more
CCPL Hosts Annual Teen Read Week Masquerade
The Chesterfield County Public Library will host its seventh annual Teen Read Week Masquerade on Saturday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Central Library, 9501 Lori Rd, Chesterfield. The theme of this year’s event is Myths & Legends – based on characters, books and movies such... Read more
Matoaca Canine Companion Dog Retires
Matoaca High School’s canine companion dog, Zach, marked his last official day of work last week after six-and-a half years of faithful service. In his honor the Exceptional Education Department held a retirement  party with food, photos, hugs and farewell messages for Zach from faculty and students as he... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am kind of in the dog pound myself, since I appear to be late for this week’s column. I had bookend “weekend” football games for my birthday, one college and one professional, so I am pretty sure... Read more
Village News Sports Top 5: Week 7
1. L.C. Bird 7-0 Cosby kept things interesting for a while in this game scoreboard wise, but were never really that close to scratching the armor of L.C. Bird. The Titans do get a feather in their cap for trailing by two scores deep into the fourth quarter, and... Read more
Richard Bland College of William & Mary is proud to be the first college in the Commonwealth to register as an Employer of National Service. As a part of this national program, RBC will have access to millions of talented applicants who have provided service to our country through... Read more
Virginia State University is hosting their annual Aquaculture Field Day Thursday, October 22, 2015 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia. The event features demonstrations related to aquaculture and aquaponics management, production and harvesting. Aquaculture, one of the fastest growing food-producing sectors, now accounts for nearly... Read more
Beginning in 2007, the James River Association started compiling key health indicators for its State of the James River report. We have released an updated report every two years since. I am pleased to report that for the first time, this year’s State of the James report gives the... Read more
Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move.  With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer.... Read more
Heroic acts recognized at awards ceremony
Chesterfield Fire and EMS on Oct. 6 recognized many of its members for heroic acts performed in the line of duty, but something unique and rare also took place, three Chesterfield citizens received Medals of Valor for acts of heroism in saving a life. A Medal of Valor is... Read more