What's Up: Upcoming Events

Skyhawk sports a matter of numbers, experience

“We’ve got great kids here, but it is simply a matter of getting them to commit to a sport such as cross country,” said coach Seth Kistner. In a nutshell, that seems to be the story across the board when assessing the fall sports program at L.C. Bird High School.

Fall sports look to turn the corner at Matoaca

Fall sports are well under way at our local high schools and nowhere can you find greater enthusiasm than among the athletes and coaches at Matoaca High School.

Help catch man who robbed gas station

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify a man who robbed the BP Gas Station at 4224 Beulah Road on June 4. The masked suspect entered the store at about 9:25 p.m., walked past customers, went behind the counter and pointed a gun at the clerk. He pushed the clerk from the register, stole money and fled the area in a dark sedan that was waiting at the corner of Beulah Road and Fuqua Avenue.

Police blotter

MEADOWDALE BL 9/01 Walgreens. The victim and witness were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when an unknown suspect approached the vehicle, opened the door and got inside. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s money. After receiving the money, the suspect exited the vehicle and left on foot.


Weekly calendar of events beginning September 8, 2010 through September 16, 2010.

Unsung Heroes: Employees help keep water flowing, heat on and children safe

They’re not police officers, rescue workers or firefighters, but, usually behind the scenes and often after hours, they work to keep life running smoothly in Chesterfield. Wilbert Boyd, Jr., a senior labor crew chief in the water distribution’s operations and maintenance section, helps maintain Chesterfield County’s water system. He’s been with the county 13 years.

Jaeckle HSR meetings draw crowd, but lack answers

Three neighbors huddled over a map showing a third rail being added along the CSX rail line in Chester. The Chester Station subdivision residents focused on a thin green line that ran adjacent to the existing rail line and through their backyards.

Supervisors unanimously deny landfill request

After a lengthy public hearing last week, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to deny a request from Shoosmith Bros. Inc. that would have allowed the company to bring out-of-state waste into the section of the landfill permitted in 1997.