Charles Lindbergh once said: “What freedom lies in flying, what godlike power it gives to men … I lose all consciousness in this strong unmortal space crowded with beauty, pierced with danger.” The appeal of freedom and power obtained in flight that Lindbergh spoke of is something many... Read more
As the summer wears on, there may not be a hotter sports story in South Chesterfield than the collective heat that L.C. Bird boys’ basketball is generating on the recruiting trail. In addition to Tyrek Williams, two other Skyhawks have picked up recent offers in Johquin “Pinky” Wiley and... Read more
Brothers Connor, 14, and Colin, 12, Sullivan check-in at the Village News PokéStop to collect PokéBalls and other items for the latest app craze Pokemon Go, an augmented reality mobile game. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon who appear throughout the real world. Hundred... Read more
Health minded kayakers or canoe paddlers learn their chops touring the Farrar Gut backwater at Dutch Gap. But recent findings by citizens group, Hands Across the Lake, indicate that the old James River channel (used before the Dutch Gap Canal was built during the Civil War) could be contaminated... Read more
The local baseball commitments, like a good poker hand, seem to be coming in pairs. And the good news is they are being dealt earlier too. Two outstanding athletes, Thomas Dale’s Evan Lester and L.C. Bird’s Trey Ramsey, announced their respective commitments to the colleges where each one plans... Read more
It is teeming with life. Green, topped with splashes of orange and yellow that belong to the bees. Gardeners will appreciate what Chester United Methodist Church members have done with their community garden. A mission project, the garden provides parishioners with some vegetables, but most of the fruit of... Read more
HistoriCorps, a nationally recognized historic preservation organization based in Colorado, starts work this summer on a new project of local significance. Historic Summerseat, located in the Village of Ettrick and owned by Virginia State University (VSU), will undergo exterior preservation using a cadre of volunteers and students over a... Read more
By Thomas Dozier Some people come into your life and you just know you will never be able to replace them if they left. Shedrick McCall III, a rising senior at L. C. Bird, knows this all too well. After his recruiting train had left the station with an... Read more
Spinning a clever twist on a common phrase, the Old Dominion Postcard Club (ODPCC) introduces its unique “House of Postcards” exhibit at the Chester library. Throughout the month of July, library patrons can peruse the club’s colorful postcard displays. The exhibit’s title, evoking the classic house of cards, works... Read more
“Sometimes to go forward you’ve got to go to the depths of your own personal despair and claw yourself back,” former Scottish soccer player and manager Gordon Strachan once said. “From that point, no matter what happens, you know you can do it.” While there’s much work to be... Read more