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06/24/2019

Traffic detour starting today. Plan accordingly.

CHESTERFIELD — A traffic detour is scheduled to go into effect on Monday, June 24, along Old Hundred Road, between Ramblewood Drive and Old Stage Road, as part of the Old Bermuda Hundred Road Improvements Project. The detour will remain in place through the end of August.

The detour is the first phase of the road construction on Old Bermuda Hundred Road to raise a dip near the Old Stage Road intersection. Road construction will continue with alternating lane closures until the scheduled completion of construction in June 2020. Motorists can expect delays when traveling this route and are encouraged to exercise caution.

06/24/2019

Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts Groundbreaking in Chester (2nd of two Live Videos)

06/24/2019

Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts Groundbreaking Ceremony in Chester (1st of 2 Live Videos)

Co-founder of Shamin Hotels, P.C. Amin, has been named the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year by the Chester Bus...
06/24/2019
CBA honors top business person

Co-founder of Shamin Hotels, P.C. Amin, has been named the Snead-Stebbins Business Person of the Year by the Chester Business Association.

P.C. Amin, co-founder of Shamin Hotels, named Business Person of the Year

COLUMN: You say the name “Shanahan” in Washington, and memories of failure fueled by big-time promises bubble to the sur...
06/24/2019
Want success in DC? It's all in your name

COLUMN: You say the name “Shanahan” in Washington, and memories of failure fueled by big-time promises bubble to the surface. Memories of what was hyped to be one part of the juggernaut behind the guaranteed success of the city’s beloved Redskins. Memories of yet another foil by a foilable team owner who has spent the better part of two decades promising the moon to the diehard fan base, only to deliver, at best, a moon rock or two.

When Patrick Shanahan removed himself from consideration as the next Defense secretary, pundits pontificated on why that was a good move.Shanahan was a

Sunday Editorial
06/23/2019
Long overdue

Sunday Editorial

On Saturday, Richmond righted a very big wrong and gave the late Arthur Ashe a proper remembrance by renaming the iconic Boulevard after the tennis and

The public is invited to the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts featuring the Jimmy Dean Theatre groundbreaking Monday...
06/23/2019
Arts center groundbreaking set for Monday

The public is invited to the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts featuring the Jimmy Dean Theatre groundbreaking Monday, June 24 at 10:00 am in the Chester Village Green at 11801 Centre Street directly in front of the Chester Library.

Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts is being built in front of the Chester Library entrance

November will be the first election in the newly drawn 63rd District.
06/21/2019
63rd District will be contested

November will be the first election in the newly drawn 63rd District.

Former Chesterfield registrar Larry Haake will run as an independent against Democratic incumbent Lashrecse Aird in November

It was not exactly the Woodchopper's Ball, but patrons of a Petersburg pub had a ball last week throwing axes at wood.
06/21/2019
Axe marks the spot

It was not exactly the Woodchopper's Ball, but patrons of a Petersburg pub had a ball last week throwing axes at wood.

Petersburg pub celebrates third year in business by letting patrons hurl hatchets at targets

06/21/2019

Some of our phone lines are currently down. We are currently looking into the matter and apologize for any inconvenience.

Dinwiddie County, Virginia
06/21/2019

Dinwiddie County, Virginia

Clay Hamner says Blandford, being bigger than Hollywood Cemetery, would be an ideal location for a wheeled tour.
06/20/2019
Segway rolls into Blandford Cemetery in July

Clay Hamner says Blandford, being bigger than Hollywood Cemetery, would be an ideal location for a wheeled tour.

With Hollywood Cemetery as a model, Petersburg hopes to copy similar success in its own historic graveyard

Amanda Creasey says if she could, she would write about her family and her dogs for the rest of her career.
06/20/2019
The written word as legacy

Amanda Creasey says if she could, she would write about her family and her dogs for the rest of her career.

Colonial Heights teacher sees her writing as a way to make her family 'immortal'

We have updated this story to include info about the hit-and-run fatality that occurred last April just a block from whe...
06/20/2019
Second hit-and-run fatality on Sycamore Street in 75 days

We have updated this story to include info about the hit-and-run fatality that occurred last April just a block from where Thursday morning's was reported.

Petersburg Police found the victim around dawn Thursday; his identity has not been released

What's the buzzzzzz? It's "National Pollinator Week"!
06/20/2019
A week for pollinators

What's the buzzzzzz?
It's "National Pollinator Week"!

What’s abuzz this week?Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate unanimously approved and designated a week in June as “National Pollinator

L.C. Bird's Summer League shows that Tri-Cities basketball is still going strong, even when school's not in session.
06/20/2019
Local basketball teams participating in L.C. Bird Summer League

L.C. Bird's Summer League shows that Tri-Cities basketball is still going strong, even when school's not in session.

It may be the middle of June, but basketball is alive and well in the Tri-Cities area.The L.C. Bird Summer League began play on Monday, with four area

A Capitol Police spokesman said Wednesday that Morrissey cleared bringing the assault weapon to the Capitol in advance o...
06/19/2019
Race begins with swap of 'lie' claims

A Capitol Police spokesman said Wednesday that Morrissey cleared bringing the assault weapon to the Capitol in advance of the floor debate.

Democrat says opponent is distorting story of 2013 floor debate on guns; Ross says he has proof

While the painting given to Parham is representational, Sevostyanchik's work is typically more abstract. Her work will b...
06/19/2019
A bit of Ukraine in Old Towne

While the painting given to Parham is representational, Sevostyanchik's work is typically more abstract. Her work will be shown at the Petersburg Area Art League until the end of the month.

Artist Svetlana Sevostyanchik brings her Eastern Europe work to PAAL gallery

“We’re going into people’s lives and we are changing them for forever. Whether that be in a positive way or a negative w...
06/19/2019
PG social worker, department honored

“We’re going into people’s lives and we are changing them for forever. Whether that be in a positive way or a negative way, it’s really something you can’t take lightly,” said social worker Amanda Binford.

Amanda Binford was named NACo's Social Worker of the Year; foster-care outreach program also awarded

While not much is known about the incident itself, protective orders have been filed against both parties involved.
06/19/2019
Petersburg cop, woman charged with domestic assault

While not much is known about the incident itself, protective orders have been filed against both parties involved.

Police release few details about the case, say both have protective orders issued against them

06/18/2019

Here's a travel alert:
PETERSBURG — Weather permitting, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will close the ramp from I-95 north to I-85 south (Exit 51) in Petersburg as part of a paving project. Drivers should expect delays and anticipate a detour route between 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21.

During work, drivers should follow the posted detour route:

• To access I-85 south from I-95 north — Continue on I-95 north to Southpark Blvd. (Exit 53). Turn left onto Roslyn Road, then right onto I-95 south. Continue on I-95 south to I-85 south (Exit 53).

Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623). VDOT’s statewide paving status map tracks progress of scheduled projects for the 2019 paving season.

Filming the pilot will begin this summer.
06/17/2019
'Hey, Paw! They're shooting a show here!'

Filming the pilot will begin this summer.

Central Virginia will host production of a streaming series being co-helmed by Ron Howard of 'Andy Griffith' fame

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 Supreme Court vote.
06/17/2019
High court throws out GOP redistricting appeal

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion in the 5-4 Supreme Court vote.

Republicans call it the end of 'a disappointing saga,' while one Democrat lauds it as "a victory for fairer maps'

Police said the incident happened around noon Sunday on South Crater Road near Carson.
06/17/2019
PG hit-and-run leaves cyclist with life-threatening injuries

Police said the incident happened around noon Sunday on South Crater Road near Carson.

PRINCE GEORGE — Police are asking for information from anyone who may have seen a hit-and-run Sunday afternoon that severely injured a bicyclist.

Should Petersburg have more government subsidized housing? Take our survey and let us know your opinion.
06/16/2019
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COLUMN: Throughout his political career, Fighting Joe never has been one to do things business-as-usual. He was outside ...
06/16/2019
Now it's time to see if everyone can play nice

COLUMN: Throughout his political career, Fighting Joe never has been one to do things business-as-usual. He was outside the box before the box was even built.

Are we reading this right? Joe Morrissey won?Yes and yes. Many prognosticators and even some politicos sat down to a delicious dinner of crow June 12

OPINION: Petersburg has seen (and reaped the benefits of) the success that the PPTF has enjoyed. It has the facts in han...
06/16/2019
3-year assured MOU would be smart decision for Petersburg

OPINION: Petersburg has seen (and reaped the benefits of) the success that the PPTF has enjoyed. It has the facts in hand that visitation is up. But it is almost as if the city is saying to the PPTF, “Yeah, that’s great, but what have you done for us lately and what do you plan to do for us in the future?”

The future of history in Petersburg could hang on what City Council will decide Tuesday night.Council will be asked to approve a Memorandum of

Dinwiddie welcomed its newest graduates on Friday morning.
06/15/2019
A part of the "Navy Nation"

Dinwiddie welcomed its newest graduates on Friday morning.

Dinwiddie High School graduates nearly 300 in Class of 2019

06/15/2019

Kayaking on Swift Creek with Hopewell Recreation and Parks

06/15/2019

Ukrainian Artist Svetlana Sevostyanchik meet and greet in Old Towne Petersburg

IT'S ALMOST HERE! Come Support Your Local High School Athletes. Saturday, June 29th • 6pm • The Beacon Theater. Click to...
06/14/2019

IT'S ALMOST HERE! Come Support Your Local High School Athletes. Saturday, June 29th • 6pm • The Beacon Theater. Click to see this years nominated athletes from the region, and share so all these athletes know they have been nominated. Ticket sales end on Friday, June 21st! Contact us at 804.722.5110 to get your tickets!
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Dinwiddie neighbors get together at 'Light the Community' to raise funds for local families’ medical expenses.
06/14/2019
'Light the Community'

Dinwiddie neighbors get together at 'Light the Community' to raise funds for local families’ medical expenses.

Dinwiddie neighbors get together to raise funds for local families' medical expenses

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