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Some Must Push, Some Must Pull

The last Mormon pioneer company crossed miles of treacherous wilderness heading west 143 years ago. Commemorating their faith and sacrifices, nearly 300 teenagers from 30 congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embarked upon similar treks this summer.

Dutch Gap boat fire kills Hopewell man, injures three others

It was a tragic night on the water at Dutch Gap boat landing on Saturday, July 7, when a 20-foot boat caught fire around 8 p.m., with eight people on board. Lee Walker of Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has confirmed that a Hopewell man died as a result of the fire.

I-95 tolls headed your way

The ride to Richmond is not such a teeth-chattering event anymore. With VDOTs contract to add a smooth layer of asphalt to the potholed surface, most will agree the ride is more enjoyable.

Planning Comm. continues work on comp plan, to hear zoning cases

The Chesterfield County Planning Commission will continue work on the Comprehensive Plan 2035 during the afternoon work session and will follow-up on the discussion from the last meeting on the Ettrick Speed Rail Station during their meeting scheduled Tuesday, July 17 in the Public Meeting Room.

Storm aftermath one week later

Chester and its neighbors are still digging and sawing out of a sea of debris from storms that pounded the area, first on June 29 as a major wind event and then round 2 o’clock on June 30 as severe thunderstorms, wind and torrential rains.

Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Pi Chapter supports Operation Smile

The Beta Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently raised funds and collected items needed to place in ‘Smile Bags’ that are given to children receiving the services of Operation Smile around the world.

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge to be Recognized in National Army Museum

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Retired Colonel Alan R. Cunningham and his father, Mr. Louis Cunningham, Chester residents, will be among the organizations awarded special recognition in the Veterans’ Hall of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is to be built at Fort Belvoir,16 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Car enthusiast tours the old West

I took my grandson Sean Castleberry and family friend Chris Triola on a 4WD and hiking trip to Utah in mid May. We got off the beaten track and saw a lot of great backcountry. I showed the boys some of the best of the West discovered in my thirty years of exploring.