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Board votes to advertise real estate tax rate at $0.996

The real estate property tax for the coming year could approach $1 per $100 of the assessed value of your home if the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisor votes to implement the advertised increase they voted in favor of last week.

Kroger Marketplace planned for Iron Bridge

About halfway between the Chester and Hull Street Kroger Supermarkets, a new Kroger is about to grow out of the woods on Iron Bridge Road opposite the WaWa near Chesterfield Courthouse.

Winter weather covers Chesterfield, again

Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter seems to be holding true. Another blast of snow and ice paid us a visit on Wednesday into late Thursday. The storm rolled in with thunder snow and snow lighting late Wednesday giving commuters hazardous driving conditions making for a long commute home.

MEGA Mentors reach out for tutors

MEGA Mentors, now in its fourth year, provides mentoring and tutoring in three Chesterfield high schools and one middle school. They are growing faster than the group can keep tutors and mentors vounteering.

Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad celebrates 60 years, installation of officers

The Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue (BBVRS) Squad recently held its 60th Officers Installation Banquet and awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn (Southpark) in Colonial Heights on January 28. The ceremony was hosted by the Bensley Bermuda Auxiliary.

Beauty of nature exhibited through art

Oil paintings by local artist Linda Shields representing the beauty of nature along rivers and lakes will be shown in an exhibition that opens at the Chester Library in March.

Bird’s arts program creates prize winning art

Encouraging young art students to show their talents and potential early in their lives is a prime objective for the teachers of the arts programs at Chesterfield’s L.C. Bird High School. Five of the 26 art pieces submitted by Bird were awarded by “Scholastic Art Magazine’s national Art and Writing” competition.

Warriors conquer regionals

Matoaca Wrestling is your 5A South Region Champions, coming from behind on day one to surpass Kellam and Princess Anne High Schools en route to the regional championship. The Warriors edged Princess Anne for first by a count of 176.5- 172.5. Great Bridge finished third with 163 points.