Revisiting history: Commemoration of Chief Powhatan’s death attracts visitors from Canada
Michael Anderson brought his family from Canada to Henricus Historical Park on Saturday to view where his ancestors lived. Anderson, a Petersburg native who relocated to Toronto a number of years ago, said he found out in recent months that his ancestor 12 generations removed resided on what had... Read more
‘Mr. Speaker’ Cox takes helm of state assembly where he has served 27 years
Kirk Cox enjoys his job, and as the 55th speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, he hopes to continue in that post for several more years. Cox, R-Colonial Heights, became speaker in January when he began serving his 28th year in the state Assembly. He was elected to... Read more
Re-entry program one of many offered by sheriff’s office
April Hutchison loves helping people. She got the opportunity to do just that when the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office decided to hire a re-entry coordinator over a year ago. Hutchison, who had been a stay-at-home mom for a year and a dispatcher and customer service rep for a local... Read more
Residents protest megasite, others object to utility rate increases
Some 85 people rallied outside the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting March 28 to protest a proposed megasite in the southern part of the county. Inside, the supervisors took public comment about a proposed 3.5-percent increase in water and sewer rates and about a $711 million budget that... Read more
A football championship poster gone bad?
A misidentified player’s photo on the L.C. Bird High School 5A football state championship team poster from 2013 has resulted in a parent filing a civil lawsuit against school district officials. David Shurland sued the school’s principal, Laura Hebert, along with Chesterfield County Public Schools officials Joseph Tylus, James... Read more
Matoaca Middle School teacher brings Latin alive
  Lori Brown has been the eighth-grade Latin teacher at Matoaca Middle School for three years and her journey to get there was not conventional. She danced when she was younger, but her injuries forced her to go to physical therapy school. A patient-caused injury then led her to... Read more
New police chief has vision for police athletic league
A neighbor provided some of the impetus for Chesterfield’s new police chief to choose law enforcement as a career field. Jeffery Katz, who started Jan. 2, recalled how one of his childhood mentors who lived next door influenced his life. The man, who was an undercover agent with the... Read more
‘Health school hero,’ Coyner one of 13 winners of national award
School Board member Carrie Coyner starts some days by motivating other adults to be fit and healthy during her early-morning exercise class at the local YMCA. But, as a mother of three children and an engaged PTA member, the Bermuda District representative understands that healthy habits start at a... Read more
D’Elia creates ‘spark’ at Salem Church Middle
A typical day in Janine D’Elia’s science class starts off with a warmup to activate her students’ knowledge, segues into the lesson plan of the day, and wraps the day up with an activity. This allows her students to be actively engaged and always moving in the classroom, which... Read more
FY2019: revenue up, tax rate down
A proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget for Chesterfield County contains numerous advances, according to county official Matt Harris. Harris, the deputy county administrator for finance and administration, presented a report on the proposed $711 million budget to the Board of Supervisors on March 14. The budget “is responsive to... Read more