Old Glory rises

Old Glory rises

Community November 20, 2018

Cover photo by Rob Beers; inside by Caleb M. Soptelean A U.S. flag was raised in Chester at Interstate 95, Coxendale Road and Route 288 Sunday afternoon. It is the largest and tallest flag in Virginia at 21 stories tall, or 212 feet, according to Rich Smith, president of... Read more
Meet the new superintendent
New Chesterfield County school superintendent Merv Daugherty will host several meetings this fall as part of his work to get to know the community and better understand issues of importance to residents. These informal gatherings are one way for Chesterfield County residents to meet Daugherty, share their desires about... Read more
Stress reliever

Stress reliever

Community November 6, 2018

Wanda Alvarado holds a doll Saturday during a bazaar at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. The aim of the dollmaker is that the dolls be used as a stress reliever. Read more
Happy anniversary!
Martha and Charlie Walker of Chester are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss on Nov. 9, 2018, with 43 of those years in Chester. The couple has three children and five grandchildren. Read more
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