Gov. McAuliffe Hears from Teachers at Bellwood
As part of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s education round table, 16 Chesterfield County teachers were given the opportunity to address the governor, directly, on Monday with recommendations for Virginia’s education system. The first of an eight stop tour around Virginia, the Bellwood roundtable focused heavily on the Standards of Learning... Read more
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises
The vacant land in front of the Chester Library will soon be a construction zone. Long in coming, the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) has raised about half the money Chesterfield County needs to begin construction on an approximately 20,000-square-foot performing arts center. But the $1.1 million... Read more
Medflight Soars into the Future
The Virginia State Police (VPS) EMS Med-Flight program, was brainstormed by Chesterfield Fire and EMS Chief Bob Eanes (now retired) and former Governor Gerald Baliles. The helicopters, with a staff of brave pilots, paramedics and nurses have saved thousands of lives since its inception in 1984. The helicopter originally... Read more
RECAPS: Decisive Victories Around the Area
L.C. Bird 31, Meadowbrook 0 The three-time defending state champions dominated the Monarchs from the start in what was a rocky debut for first year head coach Adam Tiller. L.C. Bird built a 25-0 lead by halftime, converting four Meadowbrook turnovers into four touchdowns, all scored by senior running... Read more
Sen. Kaine focused on economic development
The August recess for Congress allows its members time to spend with family, opportunities to meet with their constitute, and time to catch up on their summer reading. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., hit the road during the second week of his recess beginning a five-day economic tour of... Read more
Football Preview: L.C. Bird
Another year, another state championship for L.C. Bird. The Skyhawks are loaded again and will look to be the first team since Phoebus to win four straight state titles. Coach David Bedwell won’t let anyone get ahead of themselves yet, and sees a new set of challenges ahead. “We... Read more
County Fair Prepares to Open
Put your boots on and grab your cowboy hat and be sure to give yourself enough time to see the whole kit and caboodle at this year’s Chesterfield County Fair. Opening Friday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m., the ace-high nine-day affair has loads of excitement and entertainment. From the... Read more
Has GA Curbed Hopewell’s “Million Dollar Mile?”
If Chesterfield needs a new plan to increase revenue, the budget office should talk to Hopewell. The city had a way to boost their cash-in – a speed trap or speed traps. Since 2008, the City of Hopewell has been declared one of the most profitable speed traps. Interstate... Read more
Football Preview: Thomas Dale
Thomas Dale, showing improvement in each of the last three seasons, hopes to continue that trend this year. In 2012, the Knights uncharacteristically struggled to a 4-6 record. In 2013, a 6-4 squad made the playoffs. Last season, a talented bunch won nine games, including a first round triple-overtime... Read more
Football Preview: Matoaca
After 29 years under the tutelage of coach Pat Manuel, the longtime coach retired, now, D.L. Johnson will take the reins of Matoaca’s program. A former coach in Eastern Ohio, Johnson takes a disciplined approach to the game and plans to elevate his team’s football IQ to help them... Read more