Charges withdrawn for second time in Tasing incident
Misdemeanor obstruction of justice and illegal window tint charges were recently withdrawn for the second time against a 23-year-old Richmond man who was Tased by Chesterfield police last year. James Edward Monk was initially charged following an incident at 12:30 a.m. March 28 near Virginia State University. The charges... Read more
The Chesterfield County Department of Transportation, in partnership with a local research and consulting company, is conducting a survey about the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor to better understand the needs and perceptions about transportation in the area. Results from the survey will help the county determine how to serve... Read more
TDHS grad nets success: Blankenbecler makes name for himself at another Chesterfield school
Michael Blankenbecler, James River High School’s boys volleyball coach, never expected to become a coach, much less have three state championships tucked comfortably under his belt within the first five seasons of his career. In fact, Blankenbecler’s earliest athletic endeavors didn’t involve volleyball at all, but baseball and basketball,... Read more
Bank the high bidder for county property
A county-owned property on the corner of Beach Road and Route 10 may soon become a Chesapeake Bank. John Harmon, the county’s real property manager, said the bank was one of four companies that submitted bids on the property, which is located at 10000 Courtview Lane, south of Beach... Read more
Teen twirlers spin their way to glory
Twirling a baton isn’t as easy as one might think. Judges are continuously looking for routine content, difficulty, speed, smoothness and showmanship. The 12th annual Snow Festival baton competition was held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Thomas Dale High School. More than 90 twirlers, representing North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and... Read more
Editor gives his take on local politics
The times, they are a changin’, and no more so than in politics. A new redistricting map drawn by a court-appointed special master will result in five Republican state House seats becoming “lean Democrat” and one becoming “swing,” and one Democrat seat becoming “swing,” unless the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries January 29, 2019

Bienvenu, Ms. Amanda Wray, 24, of Chester. Butler, Mr. E. Wayne, 76, of North Chesterfield, husband of Jo Butler and widower of Kathleen Faris Butler. Childress, Ms. Laura J. Miller, of Chesterfield. Dambacher, Mr. Derek D., 54, of Chesterfield, husband of Cyndi Dambachaer. Fowlkes, Mr. Clarence Howard “Click,” 58, of North Chesterfield, a military... Read more
I do not know the details of the pedestrian who was struck on Route 288, but we passed through there after it had happened. From the little that I heard on the news, the individual who was struck and killed had been looking under the hood of his vehicle... Read more
The Chesterfield Senior Softball Association is accepting registrations. The registration deadline is March 1. Fees are $50 for country residents and $65 for non-county residents. Late registration is an extra $10. The CSSA is a slow-pitch softball league open to men 50-plus and women 40-plus. All doubleheader games and... Read more
Matoaca High School has had some exciting recruiting news over the past couple of weeks.  Division I-level recruit Immanuel “Manny” Hickman, who had previously committed to Cincinnati, de-committed and now has offers from East Carolina, Tulane, James Madison and other schools.  Justin Providence, a tight end/long snapper, picked up... Read more