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Police blotter

MORNINGMIST CR 2/15 Meadow Oaks. Unknown suspect/s broke the glass out of a rear laundry room door to access the interior of the home. Once inside, suspect/s ransacked and vandalized the residence removing property.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 22
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter 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

Early Literacy Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  Enon Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  Chester Library – 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Story Times – Winter/Spring 2012.  7 p.m. – 7:45 a.m.  No registration required.

Ironworks finally gets its place in Chesterfield history

The Falling Creek Ironworks Foundation got a little closer to their dream for the rich historic and industrial heritage of the Falling Creek area off Jefferson Davis Highway this January.

Black history through dance

Kicking off the Chesterfield County Public Library’s Black History Month Program, 2012, attendees for the first program at the Chester Library witnessed intense emotion and enthusiasm from the Virginia State University’s Sankofa Dance Theatre group.

BOS moves to send countywide plan back to the planning commission

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors (BOS) last week voted 4-1 to send the countywide draft comprehensive plan back to the planning commission. That means that the county planning staff will be constructing a new plan for the commission’s review in July before its trip back to the board for consideration on Oct. 10 this year.

A black eye, bloody nose and a fat lip

SportsQuest, a sports complex located on Genito Road consisting of nine artificial turf soccer fields, some unfinished fields and a lot of dirt, has had image problems in the past, but last week the perceptions became reality.

School Board discusses tenuous budget rebuilding

School Board work sessions often assume the tone of a rather tedious grad school seminar. The five elected members, guided by the superintendent or one of his staff, worked through stacks of material, occasionally posing questions, but generally focused on mastering the substance of some challenge facing the Chesterfield schools in difficult financial times.

Skyhawks’ basketball poised to make a run in the playoffs

As a whole, L.C. Bird basketball may be at it’s strongest overall point in some time. The boys, under first year Coach Troy Manns defeated Clover Hill last Friday night 68-52.