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Police blotter

CRICKLEWOOD DR 10/25 South Pointe Landing Apartments. Armed suspects forced the victim into a vehicle, drove him to another site within the complex and threatened to harm him and his family unless he paid them money they felt was owed to them.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, November 3
Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building,10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.

Early Literacy Story Time: Silly Stories. 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Registration recommended. Details/registration:, 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

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.