Development near Central Library pending
For those who have been wondering, it’s “hurry up and wait” for the Myers Retail site. The site at 9601 Lori Road across from the Central Library has had some activity, but mainly just some tree clearing, according to Ben Myers of the Myers Family Partnership. Only 3.38 acres... Read more
Elswick will not seek third term
CHESTERFIELD — After serving the citizens of Chesterfield County for nearly a half-century, Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Steve A. Elswick announced Friday that he will not seek a third term on the board. Elswick began his service to Chesterfield County as a firefighter in 1973. For the... Read more
A sharecropper’s life: Matoaca resident talks about his grandfather’s legacy
For 30 years of William Holliday Sr.’s life, his family would recite his history and achievements at their family reunion. When Holliday died in 2004 at the age of 112, he was one of the oldest men in the country and his grandson, Jim McKnight, said he wanted his... Read more
Gifted program expansion delayed: Coyner pleads for minority students at Carver Middle School
By a 3-2 vote with Carrie Coyner and Dianne Smith dissenting, the Chesterfield School Board last week voted to delay the expansion of the district’s Center Based Gifted Program for one year. The decision means that it will be another year before students in the Bermuda District have a... Read more
Kindness Week promoted at Wells Elementary School
CHESTER – Anne Cabell Dougherty wanted to promote kindness and respect at C.C. Wells Elementary School, so she and others implemented Kindness Week at the school. “I believe it’s important for kids to promote kindness in the school building and for it to trickle into the community,” the first-year... Read more
Battle over Confederate flagpole: County board affirms zoning violation
The owners of a small piece of land that houses a Confederate battle flag next to Interstate 95 lost a battle last week. Church Road resident Catherine H. Hendricks purchased the land at 2501 Old Bermuda Hundred Road from James and Barbara Eaton last year. Hendricks and the Virginia... Read more
‘Progressive’ moves underway: Miles details policies that commonwealth attorney’s office has implemented
After two and a half months on the job, Chesterfield’s Commonwealth Attorney Scott Miles believes progress is being made. Democrat Miles, who won a close race over Republican John Childrey in November to finish the final 13 1/2 months of Billy Davenport’s term, was sworn in Nov. 13. Several... Read more
New M&M Fund created in honor of Piazza: Teacher, fitness enthusiast died last year
HOPEWELL — The John Randolph Foundation recently announced a new memorial fund at its Jan. 17 awards ceremony. The Cynthia Piazza Mind and Movement, or M&M, Fund will honor the life of a Chester woman who died Oct. 31 after battling brain cancer. Piazza taught for more than 20... Read more
Fowler enjoys teaching math at Matoaca High School
The people in Nichole Fowler’s life knew she would be a teacher even though she resisted. Fowler said she likes to tell people what to do and show them how to do things correctly, so they thought she would be a great teacher. She had different plans, however. Fowler... Read more
County chooses modified route for Nash Road Extension
A modified route has been selected for the Nash Road Extension, which would connect Nash Road to Route 10. In October, the county transportation department chose a combination of alternatives 2 and 3, which are the middle and southerly routes, senior engineer Chessa Faulkner said. The modified route also... Read more