What's Up: Upcoming Events

BET kicks off College Tour 2012 at VSU

BET is kicking off its 14-school, 2012 College Tour at Virginia State University on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. The free event features voter registration, health screenings, basketball contests, inflatables and other games, a career tent, singing contests and a concert.

What’s new for the 2012-13 school year?

School has started and here’s what’s new in Chesterfield County Public Schools for the 2012-13 school year.

Two Harbor East residents homeless after fire

One adult and one juvenile who resided in a mobile home at 600 Buccaneer Dr., in Harbor East Trailer Park, were displaced after fire gutted their home on August 30. Fire and medical personnel from Rivers Bend, Airport, Chester and Dutch Gap fire stations along with county police were dispatched at 2:48 p.m.

Police to step up patrols as school starts

Chesterfield County Public Schools open on Tuesday, Sept. 4, and police are gearing up to patrol school zones. Chesterfield County Police are reminding residents to:Slow down.

Police blotter

8/29 4:30 p.m. – Victim reported shots fired at rear of her vehicle. No injuries reported.

Weekly calendar

Bermuda District Public Meeting. Additional property acquisition for Falling Creek Historical park. 7 p.m. Bensley Park Community Center, 2900 Drewry’s Bluff Rd. Bermuda Representative Dorothy Jaeckle and Dale Patton, Planning Commissioner.

Log cabin, historic past to be razed

Tucked behind Sibley’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant on West Hundred Road in Chester, is a log cabin that has a historic past that includes being the home of the first library in Chesterfield County. What’s left of the structure will be torn down and hauled away within days.

Clarke House saved for now by Preservation Committee

Chester has lost a lot of historic structures over the years and the log cabin at 4111 West Hundred Rd. is the latest. Another historic house in the Chester area is also being threatened by progress – the Clarke House on Centralia Road.