A sweet reputation: Chester woman known for generosity, delicious dessert

Those lucky enough to know Chester resident Frances Sullivan are likely no stranger to her signature pound cake. “My husband was so funny,” Sullivan said. When someone would tell her how good her cake was, “he said, ‘When you see her, just waive at her and she’ll bring you one!’”

Chesterfield contractors score in Fort Lee expansion

Like a child waiting for Christmas, communities surrounding Fort Lee have been anticipating the completion of the $1.2 billion expansion of the base since as far back as 2005. Most localities have not known what exactly to expect and exactly when to expect it.

McAuliffe gabs about green energy, jobs at Tavern Talk

The lower level of Howlett’s Restaurant & Tavern resembled a political forum last week, even though guest speaker Terry McAuliffe is not running for any office – he’s selling green.

Restrictions will remain until lake is full

Though recent rain events have helped raise Lake Chesdin’s water level significantly, mandatory water restrictions will remain in place until the lake is full. On Friday, Appomattox River Water Authority Executive Director Chris Dawson said the policy was to keep mandatory restrictions in place until Lake Chesdin was full.

A communal feast at Broadwater Townhomes

In the evolution of American culture, Thanksgiving has departed from its original, communal tradition. What was once a feast celebrating harmony within a community is today readily accepted as simply an elaborate, formal meal served between televised games of football.

Commission says no to EMC sign

Though the Planning Commission recommended denial of a car wash’s request for an electronic sign last week, some commissioners stressed that they weren’t opposed to such signs in principle.

November artist combines love of reading, quilting

In life, Jean Linden, whose works will be on display at the Chester Library next month, combined her love of reading and passion for quilting, inspiring her students to “Read It and Quilt It.”

School rallies around student, family

On Superhero Day, celebrated as part of Matoaca High School’s Spirit Week, the roughly 500 members of Team Justin cheered as they welcomed back the school’s very own hero. Matoaca High students, teachers and staff members have rallied around Justin Yancey, a sophomore who was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer.