We take the roof over our head for granted. Plywood covered with felt paper and shingles keeps us dry and secure. But in the 1600s what seems like a simple task today was much more involved. The Henricus Historical Park tells the story of living in the 17th century and the efforts to stay warm, dry and secure.
A crowd of more than 200 people chanted, “Senate stand firm!” as the last speaker stepped off the podium and into the swarm of Virginia Education Association members and supporters at a Capitol Square rally this week.
The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”
It took students representing grades five through eight 17 rounds of spelling words like “euphonious” and “reticulated” to determine the top speller during the annual Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPA) spelling championship.
The School Board last week unanimously adopted a text book for a high school elective course on the Bible.
Debbie Burcham, director of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services and executive director of the Chesterfield Community Service Board, has been appointed to the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board by Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to information from the county.
About 20 residents came out to Matoaca High School last week to hear more about a proposal that would give residents with Colonial Heights, Petersburg or Richmond addresses a Chesterfield address.