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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Reminiscence: Local man tells tales of years gone by in Chester

Chester was a rural village for much of the 20th century. A two-lane road meandered from the Courthouse to Enon and on to Hopewell, with timber and small farm plots abutting what was almost a country lane, and it wasn’t until 1990 that the final section, through the Chester village itself, was widened to its current five lanes.

CMS use complies with comprehensive plan

Though the Planning Commission found that using Chester Middle School as a ninth grade academy complies with the comprehensive plan, the commissioners made no secret of their frustration with the School Board last week.

Pharmacy grows despite sluggish economy

The first of several planned free-standing CVS Pharmacies in the area will soon start going up at intersection of Centralia Road and Route 10.

Shoosmith request deferred to June 15

At the request of the applicant, the Planning Commission deferred a request last week from Shoosmith Bros. Inc., which has asked the county to lift three conditions placed on its operations during the landfill’s 1997 expansion.

Enon native honored for Charlotte, N.C., business

Enon native Jessica Babinski was recently named 2010 National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) Charlotte, N.C., Rising Star of the Year, according to a press release.

Village Bank earns Business of the Year honor for 2010

Each year, Chesterfield County honors local companies that contribute to the county’s economy and its citizens through the annual First Choice Business Awards, according to a county press release. This year’s winners were announced at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield Business! event on May 19.

Civitans reflect at 45

Recently, a handful of longtime members of the Chester Civitans reflected on the good times they had during the early years caring for and maintaining Camp Baker, a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on 22 wooded acres perched on a cliff overlooking the mouth of Swift Creek on Beach Road. The civic organization celebrated its 45th year with a dinner meeting held in the dining hall at Camp Baker last Tuesday.

Bensley Elementary team wins Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books team from Bensley Elementary School was the victor in a showdown with teams from Beulah and Davis elementary schools on April 27.