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Fort Lee soldier transport trains will add rail traffic through Chester

Once a new travel initiative is implemented, a military convoy that now travels Interstate 95 from Fort Lee to Fort A.P. Hill will be replaced by an Army-owned six- to 10-car passenger train, according to information released by Fort Lee officials.

WWII POWs held here featured in exhibit

In the Chester area, near the end of World War II, men with “PW” emblazoned uniforms could be seen working the fields, raising barns and harvesting crops in what was then a mostly rural community.

Donated land will be fourth conservation area

More than 400 acres of donated land along Swift Creek east of Interstate 95 will likely be the site of Chesterfield County’s fourth conservation area.

Legal briefs

At its Sept. 21 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the Public Meeting Room of the County Administration Building, located at 10001 Iron Bridge Road, the Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the following matters.

Countdown to ChesterFest: Old favorites, new temptations from food vendors

For many, a funnel cake, Italian sausage or pile of fresh cut French fries is as much a part of a festival as fun, games and entertainment. This year, ChesterFest will feature veteran vendors with familiar favorites and new booths offering exotic tastes.

Shepherd’s Center announces judges for Senior Idol’s ‘Final 10’

Niki Swann, Ms. Wheelchair Virginia 2010, will serve as the celebrity judge for the final competition of the top 10 seniors seeking the title of “1st Senior Idol of Chesterfield County and the Tri-Cities,” according to information from the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.

Halls alive with ocean life

At Beulah Elementary School, it’s not uncommon for students to pass a clown fish, sea anemone or ocean wave on the way to class.

It’s a family thing: Enon family embraces soccer

Soccer is probably the most played sport in the world. With thousands of youth leagues, adult leagues, professional levels, Major League Soccer and the World Cup and International Leagues, the sport spans the globe. It’s among the most popular spectator sports in the world.