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17 hrs ago | NBC12

Report: Fewer Virginia schools meet accreditation standards

New details out today show that the number of Virginia schools meeting the latest accreditation standards has dropped for the second year in a row. Four schools in Central Virginia were denied state accreditation because of "persistently low student achievement."

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Related Topix: Petersburg, VA, Richmond, VA

Yesterday | NBC12

RPD: Church safety a 'growing concern'

The Richmond Police Department is asking all church leaders to attend a "Places of Worship Safety and Awareness Forum" this Saturday. "For churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples, safety and security is a continuously growing concern," reads a note being circulated by RPD.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Dominion Expands Its Investments In Solar Energy

Dominion is expanding its solar energy holdings. The utility is buying two in California and setting one up in Chesterfield County.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

WTVR Richmond

Teacher chops off other Chesterfield worker's hair, during hug

A former Chesterfield County teacher faces a misdemeanor assault charge after police said he cut several inches of hair off of a woman at a middle school. On Sunday police arrested 61-year-old Melvin D. Hunt.

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Related Topix: Chesterfield, VA

WRIC-TV Richmond

Police Search for Man Stealing Purses From Chesterfield Churches

Crime Solvers is looking for help to solve a string of larcenies from churches and their parking lots. An unknown male has been entering several churches throughout Chesterfield County.

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Related Topix: Crime Solvers, eGames, Video Games

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTVR Richmond

HOLMBERG: Rockin' out with no hands, no regrets

Sixteen years ago Michael Rose, just 23, had both his hands sliced off by an industrial shear machine made for cutting flat steel bars. One second he was learning how to run the tricky machine in an Alabama conveyor factory, the next second he was taking two steps back - a couple of pounds lighter - into a brand-new world.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Columbia Gas building pipeline in Caroline County

Columbia Gas of Virginia is building a 6-mile-long pipeline to serve an industrial customer in rural Caroline County and help the area recruit other industries. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the $5 million project will provide natural gas to the Hoover Treated Wood Products plant in Milford.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Chesterfield Police Identify Woman Killed in Home

Investigators have identified the woman who was shot in her home in Chesterfield County and released the name of the husband who has been charged in connection to her death. According to Chesterfield County Police, police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Summerbrooke Drive for a possible shooting.

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WRIC-TV Richmond

Victim In Petersburg Hotel Shooting Dies, Arrest Made

The man who was shot at a Petersburg hotel has died from his injuries. According to Petersburg Police, 39-year-old Laquain Roberson died from his injuries at VCU Medical Center in Richmond after being shot at the Knights Inn hotel near the intersection of East Wythe Street and South Crater Road.

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Related Topix: Petersburg, VA, Richmond, VA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Virginia Business

Chesterfield County developer and Chinese partner plan $160 million water park/hotel

Chesterfield County businessman Steve Uphoff announced Wednesday that he is partnering with a Chinese investment group on a project to build a $160 million indoor water park and hotel/convention center. It would be located on land adjacent to one of Uphoff's existing ventures, an Uptown Alley bowling center complex, on Brad McNeer Parkway off Hull Street Road.

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Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Chesterfield, VA

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Chesterfield Family Fights to Keep Pet Pig

A Chesterfield family may be forced to say goodbye to their pet pig after officials told them they're violating county laws. Mark and Kim Johnson consider Tucker, their 155-pound pig, as family and they treat him just like a pet dog or cat.

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Related Topix: Chesterfield, VA

WTVR Richmond

Massive indoor water park proposed for Chesterfield

A local convenience store magnate will unveil plans today to bring a $160 million water park, hotel and convention center project to Chesterfield County, according to RichmondBizSense.com . Steve Uphoff, founder of the Uppy's convenience store chain and Uptown Alley bowling alleys, is partnering with a Chinese investment group to build the project on land he owns on Brad McNeer Parkway in Midlothian.

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Related Topix: Chesterfield, VA, Midlothian, VA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Chesterfield Man Arrested For Having Sexual Relationship with Child

A 26-year-old man is under arrest after allegedly having a continuous sexual relationship with a minor for over two years. According to Chesterfield County Police, 26-year-old Christopher Farmer had an "ongoing sexual relationship" with a then-13-year-old female.

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Reason Magazine

Property Rights Under Fire in Virginia

Here's the weird thing about a small developer's case against Chesterfield County, Virginia: The worse the county treated him, the better off the county will be. Viridis, a company headed by Matt Sowers that owns a 22-acre plot called Forest Ridge, is suing because Chesterfield won't let it build four dozen homes off Courthouse Road.

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Related Topix: US Politics

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Washington Post

Virginiaa s happy warrior

There is nothing quite like the unbridled enthusiasm of a first-time candidate, even someone middle-aged and experienced in the world of politics. Recently identified by a number of pundits as a dark-horse candidate in what may be the surprise race of the cycle, Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie spoke to Right Turn by phone Thursday about the state of his campaign for Ed Gillespie, center, greets voters with Rep. Kirk Cox, right, at the Chesterfield county fair on Aug. 28 in Richmond.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Hampton University, John McCain, Republican

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WRIC-TV Richmond

Accident Along Iron Bridge Rd in Chesterfield

Emergency crews are working an accident in the 5800 block of Iron Bridge Road. According to officials working the scene, five people have been transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Related Topix: Chesterfield, VA

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Hopewell News

Large solar facility OK'd

The Board of Supervisors last week approved what will become the largest solar power generation facility in Virginia.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Hopewell, VA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Washington Post

Like other operatives-turned-politicians, Gillespie plays long game in Senate race

Republican Ed Gillespie had it down, shaking hands with his right, handing out palm cards with his left and smiling all the while like there was no place he'd rather be on a sweltering August evening than the 101st Chesterfield County Fair - and nothing he'd rather be doing than touting his "five-point plan for economic growth."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Richmond, VA, 2012 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Examiner.com

The to-do list for all parents this fall

This year schools systems in the Greater Richmond area have made some major changes.

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Related Topix: Chesterfield, VA, Education Etc.

Thu Aug 28, 2014

NBC12

Death investigation underway in South Richmond

Richmond Police are investigating a suspicious death, according to sources. Officers were called to the 4700 block of Caldwell Avenue not far from the Chesterfield County line around noon Thursday.

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