Carvana explains plans for Woods Edge Road site
Around 100 people gathered at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School last week to hear about a proposed Carvana inspection site that would be located off Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. Carvana development team manager Todd Ward, local attorney Andy Condlin and Timmons Group engineer Roger Rodriguez spoke and... Read more
L. C. Bird High graduates 450
L. C. Bird High School principal Adrienne Blanton gave a sentimental speech noting this was her first graduating class as a principal. “This group is one of the most active senior classes I’ve ever seen,” she said, as she recognized students who participated in sports, clubs and community service.... Read more
17-year-old girl facing murder charge in Poole’s death
A 17-year-old North Chesterfield resident was recently indicted on a charge of first-degree murder, joining two other co-defendants who also face the same charge. Anayah Naree Daily was indicted by a grand jury May 20 in relation to the April 29, 2018, shooting death of Breland O. Poole, 19.... Read more
Fort Lee Army Band to go  inactive
It was 91 degrees, and visitors to the Chester Village Green on June 6 were treated to some hot jazz from Fort Lee’s “First Class Jazz Band.” The seven-member group performed at the 17th annual event sponsored by the Chester Kiwanis Club and the Village News. However, it might... Read more
Thomas Dale High School graduates 545
Goodbyes were part of Thomas Dale High School’s graduation June 5 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center. Bermuda District county supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle noted that, since she is retiring soon, this is her last year speaking at high school commencement ceremonies. Jaeckle said goodbye and thanked Mark Fowler, whom... Read more
Karate class for children with special needs brings joy to students, instructors alike
When Mary Setzer was 4, she began taking karate classes alongside her brother, Justin, who was 2 1/2 years older. “Justin and I were inseparable,” Setzer said. “I wanted to do everything Justin did.” The classes were no ordinary martial arts experience. Part of Southside Virginia Police Karate Association,... Read more
Going solar? Colorado firm has designs on south Chesterfield megasite
If a rezoning application is approved by county officials, some 900 acres in the Bermuda District could become a solar farm with an estimated 300,000 solar panels in about three years. Torch Clean Energy of Boulder, Colo., recently submitted the application to the Chesterfield County Planning Department and has... Read more
The Sinning Saint: West pens book about overcoming life’s struggles
“In this darkness, my demons and scars seem to be the only things that understand me.” Such is a poem on page 6 of Lamar West’s new book, “The Sinning Saint.” His response from Scripture is: “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”... Read more
Zoned out: County gets injunction against local charity
Last summer, the Guardians HOPE Center received help rehabilitating a building at the site of a former Bible college. Now the center’s leaders have been ordered by a judge to cease all uses of the property until they come into compliance with zoning or modify a conditional use permit.... Read more
Rice gets ‘steamed’ up about teaching
For 25 years, Kim Rice’s focus was teaching third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Enon Elementary School until Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics came along. After hearing about the program, Rice began doing STEAM activities in her homeroom and Science Club. She made the jump to being a STEAM... Read more