Gillies named Chesterfield planning director
Chesterfield County has named Andrew G. Gillies as its new planning director. County leaders selected Gillies after a national recruitment process. He is currently the community services director for Farmers Branch, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Having worked for more than 30 years in the planning and community development... Read more
Grace Lutheran Church’s pastor retires
He parks in the first space by the door of Grace Lutheran Church by a sign that reads He who parks here preaches on Sunday. Pastor Rich Finck is a sporty fella with his old ragtop Mustang in the first space. His days of parking there will have come... Read more
Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort to perform annual     concert of patriotic music
The Richmond Brass & Percussion Consort, under the direction of George L. Tuckwiller III and featuring soprano Lisa Edwards Burrs, will present their annual “Concert in Honor of America” on Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m. at Chester Presbyterian Church. The Richmond Brass and Percussion Consort is a large brass... Read more
Passion for the  all-American sports car
Larry Halley bought his first sports car 52 years ago, a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette (C1). He paid $650 for it and drove it until 1982. After sitting for 30 years, he and his son Larry Jr. decided to restore the car back to its original form. After a five-year... Read more
Meadowbrook High School Road Named for Army Hero
A road at Meadowbrook High School in honor of fallen soldier, Staff Sgt. Michael D. Moody Jr., U.S. Army, who was killed fighting in Iraq. The ceremony marked the official naming of the road to Michael Moody Jr. Drive. It is appropriate that the road is named in his... Read more
Beulah replacement school to open August 2018
Work has started on the new replacement for Beulah Elementary School to be built at a different location from the original school, making the new school more centrally located in the attendance zone. Members of the School Board and other local leaders broke ground on one of several school... Read more
Aged but not disengaged:  ACCESS CHESTERFIELD OFFERS TRANSPORTATION TO THOSE OVER 60 AND THE DISABLED
If you are a Chesterfield County resident 60 or older, with a disability, or coming from a low-income household, and you need transportation, then you are eligible for Access Chesterfield. Access Chesterfield is a shared-ride transportation service for Chesterfield residents that services those aforementioned and curb to curb (and... Read more
Beulah ES getting new building
A groundbreaking ceremony for a replacement of Beulah Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 31. The Beulah Elementary project was one of 10 school revitalization projects approved by county residents in the 2013 bond referendum, which focused on renovating or replacing older school facilities. Approved projects include the... Read more
Police honor their fallen
The Chesterfield County Police department honored their five fallen officers with a wreath laying ceremony at the Police Memorial Monument located next to the 1911 Historic Courthouse. The brief ceremony included the opening with The Virginia State Police Pipes and Drums, which included members from the City of Hopewell... Read more
REBOOT: Combat Recovery
Chester resident and 20-year Marine Corps veteran, James Wilson, last year was challenged by his military friends to participate, which promoted awareness for veteran suicide prevention. After Wilson participated, however, he felt like there was more he could do so he took it further by donating 22 hours of... Read more