Project Utopia? Residents concerned about potential ‘megasite No. 2′
Some folks living in the Southeast Chesterfield area are not too hip about a potential large-scale industrial development that could be coming their way. Concerned citizens who live near Marguerite Christian Elementary School recently informed the Village News about plans they say were revealed to them for a potential... Read more
Graceful entry: New pastor on board at Chester church
He wasn’t planning on moving, but felt God leading him to Chester. Grace Lutheran Church recently installed a new pastor, the Rev. Jaim Gann. Gann, 44, came to Chester with his wife Janine and children, Sarah, 12, and David, 8. He replaces the interim pastor, Martin Teske, who had... Read more
Moore’s Lake transformed: Emerson, Roper open The Jane apartments
The Moore’s Lake area has been transformed into some luxury apartments: The Jane at Moore’s Lake. The iconic vacation spot of Jefferson Davis Highway from years gone by can be viewed in photographs that line the walls of the first floor of The Jane’s first 100-unit apartment building at... Read more
Police get new black uniforms: New technology will help keep officers cooler, drier
For 36 years, Chesterfield County Police have worn green and black uniforms. As of last week, patrol officers were given an alternative: a black uniform made of polyester and cotton infused with charcoal. The fabric stretches, and the charcoal wicks sweat away in order to reduce heat. It also... Read more
Johnson enjoys counseling middle school students
Even when school is over for the day, Maia Johnson feels like she never leaves Carver Middle because she still sees her students in the neighborhood. Johnson makes sure to keep an eye on her students. “Them knowing ‘Miss Johnson really cares about me and my well-being’… is the... Read more
Candidates file for primary, general elections
The candidates who have filed to run as of March 29 who represent the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. The primary election is June 11 and the general election Nov. 5. *indicates incumbent State House Dist. 62: Lindsey Dougherty (D), Tavorise Marks (D), Carrie Coyner (R) Dist.... Read more
Former teachers walk through life together
“We knew each other before we knew our husbands,” Nancy Byrd said of her friend, Ann Robbins. “So it’s funny that Nancy married a Byrd and I married a Robbins,” Ann said, pointing out the avian connection to their married names. But their strikingly related surnames are not the... Read more
Walker left a legacy of helping others
Bryan H. Walker, 87, of the 6700 block of Wentworth St., was found deceased in his home at 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, and showed signs of trauma. His death has been ruled a homicide. Walker was known as a pillar of the Bensley community, stalwart in his dedication... Read more
Local artist’s wares on display at Petersburg art gallery
Steve Harris gets his art inspiration from dreams and current events, with almost all of his drawings and sculpture telling a story. Those stories will be on display at his show “19 Sculptures and Nine Drawings” at the Petersburg Area Art League Gallery this month. “Each piece I do... Read more
Feds take up case of illegal immigrant charged with weapons offenses
A 21-year-old man residing in the country illegally had firearms, ammunition and forgery charges withdrawn Feb. 21 by the Chesterfield commonwealth attorney’s office, with the case scheduled to be picked up by the U.S. attorney’s office. Carlos Maurice Azucar Menjivar was arrested Sept. 25 at the Moore’s Lake area... Read more