Chesterfield names  new budget director
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield County announced Meghan Coates as its new director of budget and management, effective March 14. Coates has worked for the county for 10 years, spending the last five years in budget and management, most recently serving as budget manager. Prior to working in budget and management,... Read more
Students receive top honors for regional MLK Jr. art and essay contest
CHESTERFIELD – Six Chesterfield County Public Schools students recently received top honors for their entries in a regional essay and art contest, “Working Together We’ll Sow the Seeds of Peace,” sponsored by the DuPont Spruance plant to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Falling Creek Middle students swept the essay... Read more
Falling Creek 11-U basketball team wins championship
The Falling Creek Blackhawks 11-U basketball team won the Chesterfield Basketball League championship in the Minor PAC 10 division on March 3 with a 38-25 win over Ettrick. The team was coached by Andrew Lewis, who played at Thomas Dale High School in 1977-78 and is in the school’s... Read more
Comic Con: Meadowdale Library set to bring comic book characters to life at annual event on Saturday
NORTH CHESTERFIELD – Pull out your capes, boots, lightsabers, wings, horns, trench coats and sonic screwdrivers – it’s time for Comic Con. Chesterfield County Public Library will host its sixth annual Chesterfield Comic Con on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield. It’s a... Read more
Phillips hangs up his dancing shoes after  60 years
Billy Phillips said his final goodbyes to friends and families during a special celebration following the Chester Cotillion’s formal dance Feb. 24. Phillips taught thousands of seventh- and eighth-graders ballroom dance skills and etiquette over his 60-year career. Pictured from left are Joanna Kunz (the Phillipses’ daughter) Billy Phillips,... Read more
JTCC student shares story with legislators
CHESTER – Elena Brancato wants to be a role model for her son, so she decided to pursue a new career with the help of John Tyler Community College. Brancato says she chose Tyler because she liked its supportive environment. Her story is just one of several that John... Read more
BARD continues effort to block Mega Site
“It’s like trying to plan a wedding and there’s a lot to be done with planning a wedding, and obviously the county is not planning this wedding very well.” That’s how BARD member and Glebe Point resident, Amy Cannon, described the county’s handling of the Mataoca Megasite, which was... Read more
High winds claim life of Chester boy
CHESTER – Winds played havoc with area residents and their homes last week. A six-year-old boy died as a result of injuries sustained after a tree fell onto his bed at about 2 a.m. Friday, March 2. Chesterfield Police confirmed that Anthony Hamilton died later that day after being... Read more
Family support drives artist’s passion
CHESTER – From a young age, Tallie Frost knew she was an artist. It’s how she saw herself. As a child, she dreamed of becoming a cartoonist, but over time, her goals shifted. She joined the military and spent six years serving in the Army National Guard, but her... Read more
Fourth-grader Johri wins county-wide spelling bee
CHESTERFIELD – Alacrity. Tapirs. Vociferous. Generalissimo. Uncoquettish. Mitochondria. Cabochon. These were just a few of the words that participants in the Chesterfield County Public Schools spelling bee were challenged to spell to be crowned champion and advance to the regional spelling bee. Arinan Johri, a fourth-grader at Marguerite Christian... Read more