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Suspects break into electronics store

An electronics store in Chesterfield County was broken into, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify the suspects.

Police blotter

COGBILL RD. 3/14. Victim was walking near the above address when he encountered three subjects. When one of the three asked the victim if he had any money, the victim ran off. That suspect chased the victim down and assaulted him, once more asking for money. The victim was able to get away and contact police. Area officers located the suspect, taking him into custody.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 23
Board of Supervisors. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Rd.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word. 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: or 748-1603.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Housing Market at a ‘Dangerous Point’

While fewer home loans are going into default, a combination of a backlog of foreclosures and a slump in home purchases could threaten the recovery in Virginia’s housing market.

Chesterfield County named for Lord Chesterfield

“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.” This quote is attributed to the fourth Lord Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, who died on March 27, 1773. Although he never traveled to this county, it was named in his honor and for good reason.

Habitual Hiker: Local writer Leonard Adkins and his adventures in the wilderness

Outside were the low, rolling hills of Chesterfield, yet inside the Chester library Wednesday evening were glimpses of a foreign landscape – colorful bundles of exotic wildflowers and majestic mountain summits – evoked by local writer and international outdoorsmen Leonard Adkins.

County budget contains few surprises this cycle

Chesterfield’s budget and management staff is making the rounds this week and next to present the proposed 2011 – 2012 biannual county budget. Each county supervisor has planned at least one community meeting to allow residents to see the budget and to weigh-in with any concerns.

Virginia Public Access Project brings transparency to Chesterfield elections

When it comes to local elections, the sun is about to shine more brightly in Chesterfield.