Matoaca Canine Companion Dog Retires
Matoaca High School’s canine companion dog, Zach, marked his last official day of work last week after six-and-a half years of faithful service. In his honor the Exceptional Education Department held a retirement  party with food, photos, hugs and farewell messages for Zach from faculty and students as he... Read more
Village News Sports Top 5: Week 7
1. L.C. Bird 7-0 Cosby kept things interesting for a while in this game scoreboard wise, but were never really that close to scratching the armor of L.C. Bird. The Titans do get a feather in their cap for trailing by two scores deep into the fourth quarter, and... Read more
Heroic acts recognized at awards ceremony
Chesterfield Fire and EMS on Oct. 6 recognized many of its members for heroic acts performed in the line of duty, but something unique and rare also took place, three Chesterfield citizens received Medals of Valor for acts of heroism in saving a life. A Medal of Valor is... Read more
Falling Creek Ironworks Day
America’s first New World industrial site, the 1619-1622 ironworks on Falling Creek, took another baby step last Saturday with the unveiling and dedication of six new interpretive signs. They described the industrial history that once existed at Falling Creek. A project and proposed park, that has been the passion... Read more
Triumph in the Face of Adversity
While everyone may deserve a second chance, not everyone gets one. A former Thomas Dale running back had to break more than tackles in his high school career, battling adversity to triumph on the field. As a senior with a nagging ankle injury, he rushed for 1,010 yards and... Read more
BREAKING: Chesterfield School Superintendent to Retire
Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2016. Here is his letter to the School Board and employees of Chesterfield County Public Schools. A Message from Dr. Newsome Dear Members of the Chesterfield County School Board and Employees: This letter is presented to inform... Read more
A brush with age does not stop inspiration
Painting with oils has been one of Mildred Shockey’s greatest pleasures. Shockey was 60 years old when she told her friend and former neighbor, artist Joe Kiffmeyer after receiving one of his watercolors as a gift, that she would do anything to be able to create art like he... Read more
Trompeta Wins Six  Scholastic Art Awards
This year, at the Chesterfield County Fair, L. C. Bird High School art student, Olivia Trompeta, received six awards for her artwork in the youth art competition. Her artwork, “Final Countdown” won Best of Show at the high school level. “Lost Pages” and “Blowing Balloons” were entered in the... Read more
Atomic Bonds
Chemistry comes in different packages. As scientists mix chemicals together to create a reaction, athletes pour their blood, sweat and tears into a team to create a winning formula that leads them to a state championship. Two area defenses hope to be up to the task this year at... Read more
Village News Top 5: Football
1. L.C. Bird (6-0) In the misty, wet rain filled Thursday game with Monacan, it was L.C. Bird that prevailed. In a game marred with 11 turnovers, the Skyhawks turned their six turnovers into 36 points, while the Chiefs struggled to capitalize, only converting one of L.C. Bird’s turnovers... Read more