What's Up: Upcoming Events

Students focus on service at Bellwood

Whether it’s by collecting ChapStick for soldiers or selling candy grams to raise money for a classmate, the students and faculty at Bellwood Elementary School are always ready to lend a helping hand.

Monarchs induct six to Athletic Wall of Fame

Meadowbrook High School has produced the most big league athletes out of any other Chesterfield high school. Current PGA star John Rollins was preceded by World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Lanny Watkins, while brother Bobby Watkins continues his long career as a competitive member of the Nationwide Tour.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, February 16
Web of Hope. 10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church. The group knits and crochets for charities; yarn donations are needed. Details: Linda Southward, 779-3453, or Angela Guastella, 530-0871.

Winter Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or

Pedestrian killed on railroad tracks

The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating a crash that involved a pedestrian who was struck by a train at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, police said.

Firearm felon, narcotics suspect at large

Crime Solvers needs the community’s help this week to catch two fugitives.

Police search for murder suspect

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify and find the people responsible for shooting and killing a man in the 3900 block of Bridget Court on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at about 11:40 p.m.

Police blotter

WILLIS RD 2/07 The suspect walked past the victim, then turned back around to display a knife and demand his MP3 player. The victim struck the suspect in the face and then kicked him in the groin and ran off, leaving the suspect on the ground.

Patriotism is reason to join

Chesterfield men lined up to enroll in the armed services at Chesterfield registration points on Feb. 16, 1942 in anticipation of a gigantic draft lottery that would be held a month later. Men of ages 21 to 45 wanted to chose the branch of service in which they would serve after the United States had been drawn into World War II in the wake of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.