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Help catch suspect who robbed Family Dollar

A robbery occurred at the Family Dollar, 15700 Jefferson Davis Highway, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to solve the case.

Police blotter

ARBOR MEADOWS TR 12/03 Arbor Meadows. The suspect attempted to enter the victim’s residence through a rear door during the daytime hours. The victim heard a noise at the rear door, saw the suspect and called police. The police responded and found the suspect in the area.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, December 15
Board of Supervisors Meeting. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Small Business Resource Center Workshop: Recession Survival Kit for Retail Businesses. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Registration required. Details/registration: 768-7941 or

Get in the Know presents Holiday Music. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Chester Library. Program recommended for adults age 55 and older. Details: 717-6381.

Roads: Residents could thank J.W. Nunnally for them

The cold is upon us. On Saturday, winter taunted us, threatening a snowy season and a pothole-filled spring. After each year’s blast of northern aggression, our roads present a challenge to the Virginia Department of Transportation and those of us who play dodgem with craters and heaved pavement. But we have got it pretty good compared with those who dealt with the dirt roads of 100 years ago.

School bus driver faces charges

A Chesterfield County school bus driver was charged with following too closely the day after causing an accident that involved two other school buses.

Sparks fly at meeting

At a community meeting on a proposed tattoo parlor Monday night, several residents spoke passionately against the proposal and one opponent was asked to leave the meeting.

Legal briefs

At its Dec. 15 meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Board of Supervisors will hold public hearings on the following matters.

The master plan: Area environmentalists think globally, act locally

In a culture where fads spread more quickly than disease, a group of local individuals view environmentalism as more than just “going green,” and are educating people on their direct impact on the preservation of nature.