Art educator overcomes domestic abuse
ABOVE: Ashley Unger is pictured with some of her pets. “Many men and women walk by us every day with scars from assault in their life,” said local artist and art teacher Ashley Unger. With her enthusiasm, positivity and passion, few would believe she is among them. “Many times, ‘I... Read more
County approves land purchase in Ettrick
By a 4-0 vote with James Holland absent, the county board of supervisors last week approved the purchase of a 1.75-acre parcel in Ettrick to support a new elementary school and fire station. The purchase price of $20,000 represented the assessed value of the land, according to the county’s... Read more
New superintendent coming to Chesterfield schools
ABOVE: Mervin Daugherty, on right, sits next to Chesterfield County administrator Joe Casey. The Chesterfield school board hired Mervin B. Daugherty as its new superintendent during a special meeting last week. Daugherty plans to start in Chesterfield on Nov. 1 after moving from Wilmington, Del., where he has been superintendent... Read more
HOPE Center gets help: Rehabilitation proceeding on campus of Chester ministry
ABOVE: Stacy and Chris Lane stand in the gazebo where they and their family prayed before relocating their ministry to the former Baptist college. An organization that’s been helping others recently received a hand. The Guardians HOPE Center, which has been providing food and services to the poor and... Read more
Police arrest second suspect in fatal crash CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County police arrested a second man in relation to a fatal crash that occurred at the intersection of Belmont Road and Sue Jean Drive at about 4:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. Police said a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup struck... Read more
Speed is the key for Thomas Dale Knights
Thomas Dale turned in another great season last year, finishing 9-3 on the wings of changing their offense over to the Wing-T. The resulting offensive statistics were the most points they’ve scored in 15 years and the most yards rushed as a team. Although quarterback John Pierce was the... Read more
Taylor ushers in a new era at L.C. Bird
Perhaps the biggest statement that a 7-4 L.C. Bird football team made last year was if that’s the worst season you’ve had in more than 15 years, things have been going pretty well. Under interim coach Tony Nicely the team played well last year, but it wasn’t the version... Read more

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Obituaries August 21, 2018

Anderson, Mrs. Charlotte Clement, 82, of North Chesterfield, wife of the Rev. M. Arthur Anderson. Flory, Mrs. Laura Williams, 92, of Chesterfield, widow of Tom Williams, wife of Charles Russell Flory. Goldman, Ms. Marie Ann, 72, of Chesterfield. Gurganus, Mrs. Catherine Curtis, 88, of Chester, wife of William J.... Read more
This is one of the most difficult subjects that I have written about, but I believe that I need to try to tackle this. I dealt with suicide as a firefighter, and I deal with it as a pastor too. Suicide is a major issue in America. Statistics from... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you have been taking care of yourself, and as for myself, I have been struggling a bit with that issue. Nothing major mind you. No need to call 911 or anything like that; I have just... Read more