“It’s not what it use to be like,” said Glenn Ford, owner of The Video Post in Matoaca. Ford, 74, is one of the last video stores in our readership area and possibly in the region. With the corporate stores closing as quickly as they can, laying off workers, lowing their overhead by reducing their footprint to an automated box with $1 rentals, the final curtain on the early days of video renting is coming to a close.
The two Italians that recently opened Soprano’s Italian Bistro in the courtyard at Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center are shaking things up a bit. They formed the partnership to bring an affordable eatery to the folks in the courthouse area.
Sycamore Rouge’s production of “The Odyssey” overcomes almost as many challenges as Odysseus on his voyage back home after the Trojan War. Homer’s epic poem was written almost 3,000 years ago, but its themes still resonate; these are: fidelity, the inevitability of retribution for wickedness, the importance of honor, the yearning for home and the occasional need for trickery to survive.
Last Wednesday, July 6 at about 3 p.m., a storm producing high winds and extensive rain cut across Chesterfield. Extraordinary damage due to straight-line winds in soaked soil brought down trees, which took down power lines and damaged vehicles and buildings.
HICKORY RD. 7/1 Suspect gained entry through the side door where a small window pane was broken out, and suspect then reached inside and unlocked the door. The interior of the home was completely ransacked, including the attic.
PEACH GROVE RD 6/29 Ashton Woods North. Victim advised that the known suspect, an ex-boyfriend, entered the residence through a bedroom window and assaulted her.
LEE ST. 7/3 Commercial storage shed forced open at listed location. It did not appear as though anything was taken.
Chesterfield County Police and Fire Departments responded to the 21500 Block of Chesterfield Ave in Ettrick for a report of a man who is missing after swimming in the Appomattox River last weekend.
Between the sound of airplanes flying in and out of the Chesterfield County Airport a mile away and the 31-foot Winnebago pouting in the driveway, there’s hardly a day when the Barkers aren’t tempted to just up and go.
The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously endorsed a new contract last Tuesday night for Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS).