River Forest Retail, Phase III
Construction of retail offices is underway in front of the Walmart at 12101 Branders Creek Drive along Route 10. River Forest Retail Phase III will include three offices, including Verizon, All Coverage Insurance and a vacant one. Verizon and All Coverage Insurance will be relocating from their current offices,... Read more
By a unanimous vote last week, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors decided to restructure the audit and finance committee following the school board’s recent decision to withdraw from the committee. The replacement was needed for a quorum as the committee was made up of four members, two from... Read more
County to offer lifetime dog licenses beginning Nov. 1
Beginning Nov. 1, Chesterfield County will offer a lifetime dog license for $10 at the county treasurer’s office, the animal shelter and several local businesses. Licenses, which are required, are valid for the life of the dog as long as the owner resides in the county. Annual renewals are no... Read more
Lions hear about Alzheimer’s awareness
By Carelyn Sheppard There are 10 warning signs used for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease which the Chester Lions learned at their meeting in October. Sharon Condrey, a representative of the Greater Richmond chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke to the club about the topic and distributed information about... Read more
Shoebox operation brings hope to the less fortunate
     ABOVE: Ilona Penner, Catherine Crocker, Gilda Stanberry A shoebox from Operation Christmas Child saved Ilona Penner’s life. “It brought hope and showed that somebody cared,” Penner told an audience of attentive volunteers who filled Kingsland Baptist Church Oct. 19 to listen to a story about the profound power... Read more
Airport expansion placed on hold
After much discussion during its Oct. 24 meeting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on whether to approve a 40-year lease agreement with Richmond Executive Aviation. The pending agreement would bring a second fixed-base operator to the airport. Mark Hackett, chief executive officer of REA and... Read more
Thomas Dale 49, Hopewell 42 Football can be a game of attrition, perhaps more than any other sport. Perseverance is needed too. Once again, Thomas Dale High’s football team persevered through a tough contest and defeated Hopewell 49-42 in double overtime. “I’m proud of these boys for having a... Read more

Dogpound elections

Dogpound October 23, 2018

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The mid-term election is right around the corner, and the voters need to step up and make their voices heard. Do we vote red or blue, some other color, or do we really look at the candidate and... Read more
CHESTERFIELD – With 62 sports events attracting athletes, families and coaches from across the nation and several countries, sports tourism’s local economic impact reach $41 million in Fiscal Year 2018. That is an increase of nearly $2.4 million over the previous year as Chesterfield County matures as a sports... Read more
Thomas Dale boys volleyball team shares the volunteer spirit
ABOVE: Josh Forbes is pictured during a boys volleyball practice last week. He encouraged his team to volunteer to help the community, and the idea has spread to other teams at Thomas Dale High School. Forbes is in his sixth year of coaching at the school. Every generation has... Read more