WWI uniform finds new home at Fort Lee
Fort Lee is celebrating their centennial this year and in keeping with the theme of military history is Chester’s own Bebe Alexander. The 94-year-old Chester resident donated her father’s WWI uniform (and letters he wrote to her mother) to Fort Lee’s PXtra, and it will be on display for... Read more
That was then… Matoaca Mill
Bessie Hicks, circa 1904, holds her son and daughter, possibly waiting for her husband to get home from a hard day’s work at the Matoaca Mill or getting ready to go to work at the sweat shop herself. The Matoaca Mill spun cotton into cloth using newly invented machines.... Read more
County continues to celebrate black history
A mural of Howard L. Baugh in the Chesterfield County Airport, painted by Maggie O’Leary, is a token of honor for this member of the Tuskegee Airman, those who served bravely and boldly in World War II. Baugh passed away Aug. 23, 2008, but his legacy lives on. The... Read more
Richmond Boys Choir to  perform in Chester
In celebration of Black History Month, Second Baptist Church is sponsoring a concert featuring the Richmond Boys Choir. Founded as a collaboration between Theatre IV and the Boys & Girls Club of Richmond.In the fall of 1996 the RBC conducted its first citywide auditions. As a result approximately 25... Read more
Juniors, seniors donate their time for a vision launch event
The Central Virginia Youth Center is having a “vision launch” event Saturday, Feb. 18 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The center is a Christian-based non-profit for local teenagers and is sponsored by the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist. The group was founded by Ashley Cox (who is also the... Read more

BusinessCommunity February 10, 2017 0

Call Federal credit union’s new location in the Kroger Marketplace center has no tellers. A coffee bar just off the entrance sets the stage for conversation on two sofas in front of a large wall-size touch-screen monitor. Members may also choose one of the table tops large enough for... Read more
Weinermobile visits Chester
Two drivers traveling from Georgia brought the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to Chester. Ketchup Kayla and Tasty T greeted sightseers at the Kroger grocery store in the Breckenridge Shopping Center and at the Kroger Marketplace on Iron Bridge Road Thursday. Sightseers took pictures with the Weinermobile, viewed the inside of... Read more
Local athletes make their college choices
LC BIRD                     Meadowbrook                     Thomas Dale     Read more
2017 Dale Ring of Champions inductees
Braxton Byerson Class of 2007 Byerson was a four-year letterman in basketball. He earned first team All-Metro in his junior and senior seasons and was the Central District Player of the Year in 2006. Braxton went on to play his college basketball at Virginia Union, where he was named... Read more
When David Potter was a teenager living with his grandparents, he was unsure about what career path he should take. Potter grew up with humble beginnings in Pikeville, Ky., and was destined to become a third generation coal miner. He said the mining town did not have many opportunities,... Read more