Sheriff to speak at Veterans Day event
John Tyler Community College is hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in Hamel Hall, Room H109, at the college’s Midlothian campus, 800 Charter Colony Parkway. Chesterfield County Sheriff Karl Leonard will be the keynote speaker. Leonard served as a... Read more
VSU welcomes new hires in 4-H, forestry and operations
     ABOVE: Chantel Wilson, Jerry Bettis Sr. and Ronald Howell Virginia State University recently added three new personnel to the Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture. Chantel Wilson joined as a 4-H STEAM specialist, Jerry Bettis Sr. was hired as forestry specialist, and Ronald Howell rejoined the College... Read more
County to offer lifetime dog licenses beginning Nov. 1
Beginning Nov. 1, Chesterfield County will offer a lifetime dog license for $10 at the county treasurer’s office, the animal shelter and several local businesses. Licenses, which are required, are valid for the life of the dog as long as the owner resides in the county. Annual renewals are no... Read more
L.C. Bird High School Hall of Fame inductees
Pictured are this year’s inductees into the L.C. Bird Hall of Fame. From left, Greg Hunt, 1986, Rashad Lewis, 2004, Jamie Wisegarver, 2001, Eric McBride, 2006, and Mike Chaney, 1981. The induction was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Highlands Golf Club. Their sports were: Hunt, track and field;... Read more
Village News at Pigeon Forge
Linda and Bob Gagliardo of Chester recently spent a few days in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and enjoyed the Village News on the bus ride. The couple saw the Smoky Mountain Opry while on vacation. Read more
Motivated to move?

Motivated to move?

Community October 16, 2018

Former Chesterfield County treasurer Richard Cordle spoke to the Chester Lions Club recently. Cordle, owner/operator of Best Fitness for Life, addressed topics such as stress, fitness, sleep deprivation and obesity, and encouraged attendees to be ‘motivated to move.’ Read more
Tropical storm remnant?
This sign on Quay Street next to Chester Linear Park was apparently uprooted last week during Tropical Storm Michael. Some 202,000 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond area lost power due to the storm. As of 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Dominion said power had been restored to 96... Read more
Help needed with theft recovery
A ‘dog box’ and cooler were recently stolen from a firefighter’s pickup. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a firefighter with Enon Volunteer Fire Department was busy working when she discovered that she was the victim of theft. Around midnight between running calls, the firefighter went to her truck and discovered... Read more
Village News on vacation
ABOVE: Brenda Andrs and Ronnie Wallace enjoyed their annual vacation at The Villages in Florida recently. Their relatives were delighted to have them an extra week due to Hurricane Florence making travel difficult. They enjoyed reading the Village News between golf games. From left, Ronnie Wallace, Brenda Andrs, Celia... Read more
Shornak completes power line training program
ABOVE: Cole Shornak of Chester, center, was among the 21 students who recently completed the SVCC’s Power Line Worker Training Program. He is flanked by instructors Clyde Robertson and Brad Wyke at a Sept. 19 graduation ceremony. Chester resident Cole Shornak, a graduate of Thomas Dale High School, recently completed... Read more