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PRAC explores opening public lands to bow hunting

Bow hunting season is in full swing. Historically, Chesterfield County has an active hunting community, but while residents are free to hunt private lands within state law, Chesterfield’s public lands have long been forbidden for hunters.

Groundbreaking for new cancer center

Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) held a formal groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday for a new state-of-the-art Cancer Center, Women’s Imaging Center and Medical Office Building that will be known as the Southside Regional Medical Arts Pavilion.

Water restrictions remain in place

At this time of year residential water use begins to wane. Cooler weather, shorter days require less water on lawns and gardens. Yet, the Lake Chesdin reservoir, even with a fair amount of rain recently, remains 27 inches below its typical water level, even though better than the late August low of minus 56 inches.

Police seek robbery suspect

Police are seeking a man, who they say robbed the Turner Cleaners located in the 2100 block of Turner Road on Oct. 12, 2012.

Nationally acclaimed historian visits Point of Rocks

Author and Civil War Historian Noah Andre Trudeau visited Chesterfield County last week to tour Historic Point of Rocks. Trudeau is a former executive producer at NPR, and is the author of eight books on the Civil War.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

James and Hazel Miles wish to obtain the ability through conditional use to permit a boat motor repair business in an Agricultural zoned area on 2.4 acres on Branders Bridge Road just north of Birdbrook Drive located in the Matoaca Magisterial District.

Registration underway for Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade

“Christmas is for Giving” is not only the theme of this year’s Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade, but also the membership’s hope for this Christmas season. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Chester YMCA and ending at the Chester Village Green. Deadline for entries is December 1.

White Cane Day

Twice each year members of the Chester Lions Club hand out white canes for a small donation. The white canes represent eye sight and the donation goes toward providing eye exams and glasses for people in need.