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Chesterfield County News

Hopewell United Methodist Church celebrates 200 years

For Alan McCann, Hopewell United Methodist Church will always be the place where his grandparents were married, where his father and mother met and where he grew up.

Friday 04/17/2015
Hopewell United Methodist Church celebrates 200 years

For Alan McCann, Hopewell United Methodist Church will always be the place where his grandparents were married, where his father and mother met and where he grew up.

Thursday 04/16/2015
Petersburg mother charged with killing newborn son, concealing body

A young Petersburg mother was indicted Thursday on charges of killing her newborn child and concealing the body.

Chesterfield supervisors approve ambitious Special Area Plan for Ettrick

In coming years, the plan could help transform Ettrick from an aging village on the Appomattox River into a bustling urban community.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Kindergarten registration today for much of the region

Parking lots at elementary schools across metro Richmond will be packed this morning as parents and guardians participate in an annual rite of spring: kindergarten registration.

Chesterfield supervisors approve $790 million budget

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Charge dismissed against local bail bondsman

A federal firearms charge has been dismissed against a local bail bondsman who was an unsuccessful candidate last year for Chesterfield County Circuit Court clerk.

Monday 04/13/2015
Man who suffered seizure and crashed into home, killing resident, won't be charged

A man who drove into a Chesterfield County home while suffering a seizure, killing a resident inside, will not be charged with a traffic or criminal offense in a freak accident that took the life of William “Bill” Hillsman, authorities said.

Chesterfield supervisors to discuss issues relating to Ettrick plan Wednesday

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors is looking for input on a plan that could transform Ettrick and set the course for future revitalization efforts in other parts of the county.

Wegmans to begin construction on Chesterfield store Tuesday

The store is slated to open next spring, with the Henrico store following about two months later.

Sunday 04/12/2015
Chesterfield’s Cosby High to host Fine Arts Festival

CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County Public Schools will hold its annual Fine Arts Festival on April 25 and 26. The event features examples of visual and performance arts by students in all of the division’s 63 schools.

Friday 04/10/2015
Storm water mandate could impact public safety funding in Chesterfield

Federal requirements to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay appear likely to drain some of the money Chesterfield County leaders were considering spending to beef up public safety in the 2016 budget.

Federal officials checking for pollution at Chesterfield school

Federal officials are looking for toxic pollution in underground water at Bensley Elementary School in eastern Chesterfield County.

Father of teen killed in Chester hit-and-run seeks answers

Police said they are following up on tips but none of them so far has assisted in identifying a specific make, model or type of vehicle.

Police: two men robbed 7-Eleven in Chester overnight

Chesterfield County police are searching for two men who robbed a 7-Eleven store early this morning at 12120 Harrowgate Road in Chester.

Thursday 04/09/2015
Midlothian teen struck by vehicle in Cayman Islands, suffers severe head trauma

A James River High School student remained hospitalized with severe head injuries Thursday after being struck by a minivan Monday night in the Cayman Islands, authorities there said.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Teen was near father's Chesterfield home when fatally struck

A 16-year-old Petersburg High School student was near his father’s Chesterfield County home looking for his younger brother when he was fatally struck Tuesday night by a hit-and-run driver, police said.

Chesterfield church, St. Edward, looking to add graveyard

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church is asking Chesterfield County for permission to build a graveyard on its property.

TRAFFIC UPDATE: Backup on I-95 North in Chesterfield (near Willis Road) has cleared

Traffic congestion on Interstate 95 northbound in Chesterfield County, just north of Willis Road, has cleared.

Monday 04/06/2015
Chesterfield summit aims to help students with reading skills

Children living in poverty are at a much higher risk of falling behind in school each summer due to lack of access to reading materials when classes are out.

Sunday 04/05/2015
Chesterfield County Fairgrounds to host Iron Dog competition

When most people think of law enforcement, their first thoughts are of the men and women who wear the badge and the blue.

Cosby High School teacher wins statewide award

CHESTERFIELD — Cosby High School government teacher Renee Serrao won this year’s Virginia Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence, which goes to someone who recognizes, rewards and promotes excellence in teaching. In her classroom, Ser...

Friday 04/03/2015
Families of 43 students kidnapped in Mexico demand justice in Richmond

The group is one of three participating in Caravan 43, which is visiting more than 40 American cities. They will meet up in New York City on April 26 for a mass rally to call attention to the plight of the students.

Wednesday 04/01/2015
Midlothian grad's heart pumping without machine assistance

Hailey Lane, a 19-year-old from Midlothian who has inspired a national #Haileystrong social-media campaign in which her family is asking for prayers, had a successful surgery on Tuesday and was taken off of a life-support machine, according to her...

Hispanics learn about their tenant rights at Chesterfield meetings

Tenants need to be aware of their rights under the law if they want to protect themselves against unscrupulous landlords and to ensure they are being treated fairly.

Tuesday 03/31/2015
Man named as Meadowbrook High School's football coach charged with felony assault

Kedrick D. Moody turned himself in to police and was charged with one count of felony malicious wounding and one count of misdemeanor assault and battery and later released from jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

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