Bensley Park will honor all veterans and active military personnel Nov. 12 with a “Navy Day” theme ceremony. The two-hour ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., and its special guest speaker will be Navy Lt. Morgan Looney, a Richmond native. Looney graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in 2003... Read more
On Sunday, the bridge on West Hundred Road in Chester was named in honor of fallen Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, U.S. Army. At a ceremony at Chester Village Green, the bridge was officially named the Sergeant Aaron Xavier Wittman Memorial Bridge. Representatives and alumni from The Citadel, Military College... Read more
Students from Curtis Elementary collected used coats again this year to donate to Puritan Cleaners Coats for Kids. Juan Conde from WRIC-TV was there last Thursday to help cheer the students on as they brought the coats to the donation truck. The school held a contest among the students... Read more
By Yousef Hattar – Setting the tone at the beginning of the year and finishing it off strong is the formula for a winning season. The Matoaca girls’ volleyball team is doing just that. With a record of 22-3, the Warriors climbed their way up to a Conference 12... Read more
The Dominion Virginia Power Station in Chester began supplying electricity in 1945 to over 70,000 homes and businesses around the Richmond Metro area. The 113 Megawatt (MW) power station was operating at full steam only 15 years beyond the widespread use of electricity in the country. Fast forward to... Read more
The first ever Chesterfield CountyPublic Safety Chili Cook Off had 20 entries from four departments competing for Public Safety Chili Grand Master. The cook-off enlisted employees from ECC, Police, Fire, and Sheriff’s departments and was held at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center last Tuesday. The idea came from Sgt.... Read more
CHESTER – As first responders, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) must always be ready to jump into action. They must be knowledgeable, quick-thinking, logical, composed, compassionate, and, when the situation arises, innovative to ensure their patients get the best care possible. With each workday comes the possibility of... Read more
Chesterfield County and Virginia State University (VSU) officials and friends of the Appomattox riverfront dedicated the Appomattox Trail, one of the newest parks managed by Chesterfield County’s Department of Parks and Recreation, last month. The river trail and surrounding property is located in the Ettrick/VSU Trailhead at 3801 Main... Read more
In Aaron Xavier Wittman’s senior year at The Citadel, his yearbook quote was “If you don’t live for something, you will die for nothing.” His father, Duane Wittman, said it was shocking that he chose this quote, but that it was also a prophetic sign of things to come.... Read more
Chester Garden Club members created spectacular floral arrangements interpreting selected art pieces during the 13th bi-annual Fine Arts & Flowers at the Virginia Museum of Art. They joined volunteers from over 50 garden clubs in Virginia. Nearly 90 interpretive arrangements were on display during the four-day event., All of... Read more