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Police blotter

COLORSTONE PL 5/7 Sterling Cove @ Highlands. Victim discovered the screen window on the back deck, closer to the door, bent from the bottom. It appeared as if someone tried to pull the screen window open from the bottom, causing the screen window frame to bend at the middle. A second window was found bent on the deck, but not as severe as the first one.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 16
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Red Cross Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street.  For details call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Mom's mission

Patricia Burrow, a mom to four, is experiencing what only a few moms have been able to do: return to school alongside one of their children. Burrow, 55, and her youngest daughter, Dominique WestBurrow, 24, have been classmates at Virginia State University [VSU] in the career track of Sports Management.

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.