Bermuda Campaign: the fight for the peninsula
Cannons roared, guns rang out, troops dug earthworks fortifications. The Civil War had come to Chesterfield. Bermuda Hundred was now in the thick of it. Drewry’s Bluff was the scene of two battles and skirmishes broke out in the wood between Bermuda and Chester Station until the Confederates kept... Read more
TERRIFIC TEACHERS-Leadership & Students
Thomas Dale High School’s Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year has been announced and this year’s recipient is Dave Duncan. Duncan has been in education for 25 years, and he has been a teacher at Thomas Dale for 21. Duncan, who is a Social Studies teacher... Read more
Mixing Bowl- Straw bale garden
Spring is in full swing, and along with allergies it brings us longer days, warmer temperatures, and the perfect time to plant for summer. The Lashley family has always been ambitious when it comes to gardening (notice I did not say successful). We plant at least 12 tomato plants... Read more
Full scale emergency exercise conducted  showcases local history
The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) conducted a full-scale exercise involving all Centr al Region Hospitals that tested the transfer, wellness check, and loading of patients from four area hospitals, utilizing the Virginia Air National Guard and the Chesterfield County Executive Airport. Volu nteers were able to participate in... Read more
Shining bright at tech center
While politicians debate over what’s best for the country in terms of “going green,” Chesterfield County Techn ical Center students are simply finding solutions. With a $4,300 grant from Dominion Power, applied for by teacher Holly-Faye Jenkins, three students — David Maloy, Jaydon Matz and Randy San Pedro —... Read more
FOOD BANK RECEIVES  BIG CHECK FROM  WOMAN’S CLUB
BY MELISSA BROCKWELL The Junior Federated Women’s Club of Chester is honored to support the Chesterfield Food Bank in Chester. The Chesterfield Food Bank is a nonprofit organization committed to serving individuals including children, the elderly, and families in need of help through weekly distributions serving over 450 families... Read more
Curtis fifth-grader wins essay contest
Fifth grade student Michael “Mikey” Holt won a big prize for his classmates at Curtis Elementary: Papa John’s pizza for the whole fifth grade and $529 for the school to be used toward their graduation ceremonies. He also won some big prizes for himself and his family; a family... Read more
TERRIFIC TEACHERS  Miller-Taylor taps into kids’ imagination
Bensley’s Miller-Taylor brings out imagination in students The imagination runs wild thinking about how a kindergarten class might be to manage, much less teach. You may think it would be like herding cats. But it takes the right teacher, and many kindergarten teachers enjoy working with the clean slate... Read more
Hopkins special ed teacher receives  Outstanding Educator Award
Hopkins Elementary special education teacher Vickie Van Nest was Chesterfield County Public Schools’ winner of the Outstanding Educator Award at the annual “From PossAbilities to Practical Applications” education conference in Richmond. The award is a partnership between the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Counseling and Special Education and the... Read more
Bird spring athlete commits
Two L.C. Bird athletes announced where they’d be going this coming fall after finishing their academic and athletic careers as Skyhawks. Walter Samayoa, center back on the soccer field, will be attending and playing at Ferrum University, while baseball’s Miles Burton, a catcher, will be headed to UVa-Wise. Samayoa... Read more