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One Chester family remembers their beloved mother

The year is 1985, September 9 to be exact. That’s the day they say Vronzettie Cox, 42, lost her life at the hands of a criminal in Florida.

Not just another vampire film

Chesterfield County resident and filmmaker, Kahil Dotay, was in Chester last Thursday, to film a scene at the Chester Police Station for “Vampires in Virginia,” a movie to be released in late 2015.

Gardening for life

“Kitty and Marvin Waldrop have a home and yard that would be the envy of any neighborhood,” said Billy Stubbs, a lifelong resident of the Village of Bensley. “I would say that both of them could qualify as master gardeners.

Hometown Girl Sings National Anthem at Orioles Game

Hometown girl Chelsea Buyalos was asked to sing the National Anthem for the second year at the opening to the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox game in Maryland in early June.

Cartoonists focus art on local issues

For the next two months the Chester Public Library exhibits “Cartoons With An Opinion” local artists David J. Bromley and Phillip Bowles.

Chesterfield’s part in American Independence

On 1832 June 7, Congress enacted pension legislation extending benefits more universally than under any previous legislation. This act provided for full pay for life for all officers and enlisted men who served at least two years in the Continental Line – the state troops or militia, the navy or marines.

It’s a hand-up, not a hand-out

It’s 8:30 a.m. and a buzz of activity was taking place around Foster Hall on the Virginia State University (VSU) campus. Shopping carts and recycle buckets were unloaded, freezers and racks were filled, volunteers were given their positions

Saving each other: One rescue dog’s story of love & hope

Heather O’Brien still remembers the day that Athena came into her life in Tucson, Arizona where she and her then husband were working for a construction company.

My Dad: Oakey Mitchell

This Sunday is Father’s Day, a day when we will honor our fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.