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Grant funding for historic Point of Rocks sought

Point of Rocks, not the park with athletic fields, but the original site of the Batte/Stratton House (eventually the Strachan House) is still a viable historic site today. The Point of Rocks site has been approved for purchase by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

Chester Rotary hosts its second annual BBQ Throw Down

The Rotary Club of Chester, in partnership with Sabra Foods, will again host its very popular BBQ Cook-off Competition on Thursday, May 17, from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on the Chester Village Green.

Sups push for heavy fines for speeding on Telestar Drive

Telestar Drive is a cut-through residential street that gives drivers an opportunity to cut a couple of minutes off their route from Salem Church Road to Centralia Road.

VSU receives $140,000 grant to develop concept for a regional STEM-focused middle school

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia State University (VSU) was awarded $140,000 to begin planning for the establishment of a college laboratory school to improve the capabilities of local school systems to prepare students for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers, including in the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors which are emerging as key economic drivers in the greater Petersburg area.

Police make arrest for indecent liberties with a child

Chesterfield County Police have charged a man with two counts of use of electronic means for child sex crime and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Chesterfield Historical Society unveils new museum exhibits

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia presents two new exhibits at the County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield.

Tip of the hat: A tea party fund raiser

In the run up to the Shepherd Center of Chesterfield’s Senior Idol contest, volunteers from the center held another fund raiser; hosting a ladies tea party. “Hats” was the theme for the party. Many of the ladies came prepared to be judged for their hats. Each were judged in four categories; Most Beautiful, Most Zany, Most Creative and Most Shabby Chic.

Virginia’s Civil War 150 HistoryMobile coming to Chesterfield

The Virginia Civil War 150 HistoryMobile is coming to Chesterfield County’s Central Library, Wednesday, Saturday, May 9 -12. The HistoryMobile is a museum on wheels containing a high-tech, immersive experience to present individual stories from the Civil War and Emancipation from the viewpoints of those who witnessed it—young and old, enslaved and free, soldiers and civilians.