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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm


Police Blotter: October 14, 2009

HAMLIN WY 9/26 Glen Oaks. Unknown suspect/s unzipped complainant’s red 1999 Jeep Wrangler. At this time, nothing was reported missing. The vehicle was parked at the complainant’s residence.

Ettrick Clean-Up Day a Success

R.L. Dunn, member of Sustain Our Communities committee representing Ettrick, was very happy with the turnout for the third annual Ettrick Village Clean-Up Day. Dunn organizes the Saturday morning event, held this year on September 19. Over 125 kids from the Ettrick Youth Sports Association, along with adult volunteers, School Board representative Omarh Rajah, and Board of Supervisor representative Marleen K. Durfee collected over 30 yards of trash. Ninety percent of the trash collected was from people filling up trash bags.

Chesterfield Resident to Begin Pre-Service Training in Peace Corps

Casey Paige Beckner, 22, of Chesterfield has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will be departing for Samoa on October 7 to begin pre-service training as a community education Peace Corps Volunteer. Upon graduation from volunteer training in January, Beckner will be working to improve the literacy of local teachers, identifying need in the community, and designing projects to meet that need.

Man Finds Pearl in Oyster at Sibley’s BBQ

A local got more than he bargained for while dining out at Sibley’s BBQ. While sampling one of his wife’s fried oysters, Guy Laine discovered a small pearl. “It was a rare find,” said Laine. The discovery caused quite a sensation Friday night as servers and customers gathered around to see the small-sized pearl.

New Noise Rules

Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors voted last week to enact a new noise ordinance. The Virginia Supreme Court had ruled that Chesterfield’s previous ordinance, much like that of Virginia Beach, was too general and invalidated the county’s noise law. The police department has not enforced the noise ordinance since the spring.

Meadowville Interchange Advances

Chesterfield’s Economic Development Department has said a full diamond-type interchange is needed on I-295 at Meadowville Rd. for the county to reap the full benefit of the Meadowville Techology Park in the Enon area. Commercial development has been slow there because of the lack of good access from I-295. The county expects the 1,300-acre park could generate 7,200 jobs.

Aiming High

When their children, Shaashawn and Nathan, were growing up, Cortez and Joyce Dial told them they could be anything in the world they wanted to be. “We’d support them and provide the necessary resources to try those things,” says Joyce Dial. “We told them never to limit themselves or their options, and we stressed honesty, volunteerism, commitment, and doing their best every day.”