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Reminiscence: Courthouse tales

There’s a common thread that connects one locale to others. Although roads allow us to travel between places, such as Chester and Courthouse and Beulah, they are not the real connection – it’s the people. As we’ve featured different folks in different areas for the Reminiscence series, we at the Village News have found that there’s a strong connection.

Thomas Dale grad intervenes in deadly shooting, is hospitalized

The parking lot outside of Pietro’s Italian Restaurant on Jefferson Davis Highway offered a much different scene Friday, June 25, following the Wednesday, June 23 murder of a woman and the heroic attempted intervention of a Thomas Dale High School graduate.

Commission recommends denial of Village Green rezoning

For the third time in two years, the Planning Commission has recommended denial of a rezoning request that would allow up to 65 apartments to be added to Chester Village Green.

Woman shot, killed in Kings Forest subdivision

A 25-year-old woman was killed during a domestic-related shooting at her home in the 6300 block of Seti Court in the Kings Forest subdivision on Wednesday, June 23, according to information from Chesterfield County Police.

BOS cements closing of CMS

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors in a 4-1 vote took no action on the Planning Commission’s May 18 determination that Chester Middle School would be permitted to be closed and converted to a ninth-grade academy for the overcrowded Thomas Dale High School.

Snead to lead county human services departments

Chesterfield County Administrator James J.L. Stegmaier recently announced the appointment of Sarah C. Snead as deputy county administrator for human services, according to information from the county.

Artists have a heart for Lucy Corr Village

On a recent afternoon at Lucy Corr Village, a crowd gathered to view art works in oils, fabric, wood and other mediums, all with a common theme: Heart.

Seeds of democracy: Chester area rich with hands-on history

“Virginia [the state] is an incredible opportunity to teach people case studies in democracy,” said H. Edward “Chip” Mann. “We are open about it [knowing] that we made mistakes. We are not afraid to talk about our mistakes.” Mann, executive director of the Federal Commission for the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, was a field leader for 20 undergraduate journalism students from Bangladesh, India and SirLanka.