Mission Possible: Local church builds riding arena and run-in shed for horses
When Jeannie Fee took on the leadership role of teacher for middle school students who were in the confirmation class at Bethia United Methodist Church, she was stumped when it came to choosing a community mission project for them. Little did she realize that the project would bring her... Read more
Rural connections: Some Rhodes Lane residents waiting for broadband access
Hurry up and wait. That’s pretty much what some residents of Rhodes Lane have been doing for several years, according to Bonnie and Tyler Moody, a mother and son, who have been living at 16111 N. Rhodes Lane since March 2015. “We never thought there wouldn’t be Internet out... Read more
Police identify teen killed by train
Chesterfield County Police last week identified a 16-year-old who was struck by a train near the 15900 block of Woods Edge Road at about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Aaron Groome, of no permanent address, was walking south on the train tracks between Jefferson Davis Highway and Interstate 95... Read more
Layman enjoys making math fun at Carver Middle
Victoria Layman is a third generation teacher who says she has the genetics for teaching. Layman, a sixth-grade math teacher at Carver Middle School for eight years, said she went into education because she is a “natural-born helper with the ability to build relationships with kids.” Layman started her... Read more
Matoaca’s Mahan gets top honor
A Matoaca High School sports medicine and health and physical education teacher was recently named Chesterfield County Public Schools’ High School Teacher of the Year. Kelly Mahan, 39, was chosen from among 14 teachers who won the top teacher awards at their Chesterfield high schools. School district officials presented... Read more
Trucking terminal going up on Station Road
Evans Construction of Richmond is currently building a truck terminal at 2227 Station Road for New Bell Trucking. The site plan lists a 9,800-square-foot, 35-feet-tall, one-story building and loading dock on 9.16 acres, including 4.36 acres in a “disturbed area.” The site plan was approved Aug. 15 last year.... Read more
Looking for justice: Father asks for public’s help locating shooter
Tony Flaugher is looking for justice for his son. Samuel Allen Flaugher, 19, was shot near 4003 Meridian Ave. in South Richmond around 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, and died several days later. The case is still under investigation by Richmond Police, but Tony Flaugher, 48, spoke to various... Read more
Two Democrats seeking SD11 nomination
Two Democrats are vying for their party’s nomination on June 11 in state Senate District 11, with the winner set to challenge first-term Republican incumbent Amanda Chase on Nov. 5. Chase defeated incumbent Stephen Martin and challenger Barry Moore in the Grand Old Party’s primary in 2015 and defeated... Read more
Ivey UMC dedicates prayer labyrinth
The community has a new path for prayer. High school student Chris Ganoe recently built a labyrinth outside Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, located on the northwest corner of Jefferson Davis Highway and Harrowgate Road. An International Baccalaureate student at Prince George High School, Ganoe was required to complete... Read more
Walking is a virtual reality for Chester woman
June Peat has been virtually walking for nearly 12 years, and she enjoys it. In the summer of 2007, Peat and her family took their usual trip to Duck, N.C. “We were on the beach, and I looked so horrible in a bathing suit that I decided I needed... Read more