Scary! South Chesterfield resident hosting free haunted house
By day, Tim Horne works as a mechanic. But when he’s not at work, he’s brewing up something spooky for neighbors near and far. Many people who vacation in August do so at the beach, but not Horne. Beginning on Aug. 1 each year, he takes off one day... Read more
Jackson, Longnaker vying for $130K-a-year treasurer’s post
On Nov. 5, Chesterfield County residents will elect a new county treasurer. It’s the first contested treasurer’s election in 40 years. Although such a race may normally seem “humdrum,” the specter of a dismissed five-year-old forgery charge and five years of delinquent personal property taxes against Democrat nominee Michael... Read more
Courthouse Landing project deferred 60 days
A controversial mixed-use project dubbed “Courthouse Landing” was put on hold during the Oct. 15 Planning Commission meeting and the developer’s representative was told to conduct more community meetings. Courthouse Landing would be built on 124 acres on the northeast corner of Courthouse Road and Route 10. It would... Read more
Q &A: Do you want to increase, decrease or let cash proffers stay the same?
Jim Holland, Dale (D) * Our new proffers policies are working well based on a recent report to the Board of Supervisors. Since we voted to change our policies to include “Revitalization areas” in the County, we have new houses, apartments and multi-tenant complexes being built in Chesterfield. This... Read more
McDougald enjoys teaching kindergarten
Kelly McDougald is completely content being a kindergarten teacher for the rest of her career. McDougald calls teaching kindergarten her passion. She began as a special education teacher in kindergarten and first grade, but switched because she wanted to be on the “general education” side in a collaborative setting.... Read more
Trade agreement the focus of roundtable
U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger came to town Friday, Oct. 11, to talk about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which is commonly known as USMCA. The first-term congresswoman met for a roundtable of about 18 citizens and businesspeople at BizWorks, 2545 Bellwood Road. Spanberger is generally supportive of the agreement, and... Read more
Q&A: What is the biggest issue facing Chesterfield?
Running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. *incumbent Kevin Carroll, Matoaca (R) Managing growth and timely infrastructure improvements are always a challenge for any community. Chesterfield County’s population is estimated to... Read more
Sturtevant an ‘independent voice,’ Hashmi on the left
In the race for state Senate District 10, which includes a northern section of the Dale District, incumbent Glen Sturtevant, R-Midlothian, labeled himself an “independent voice” while Democrat challenger Ghazala Hashmi, also of Midlothian, laid out a liberal agenda during a VPM forum Oct. 9. Sturtevant is an attorney... Read more
‘Totally … opposite ends of the spectrum’
House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, and Democratic challenger Sheila Bynum-Coleman squared off during a candidate forum hosted Oct. 9 by VPM. The District 66 race could decide control of the House of Delegates, which the Republican Party has held since 1999. Cox said it was important that Republicans... Read more
Gravely enjoys being a librarian at Carver C&CA
When Deanna Gravely was a little girl, she wanted to be a teacher and had many influential cousins who were teachers. She would pretend to write on a chalkboard of her fictional classroom and line up her stuffed animals and dolls in a row as if they were sitting... Read more