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  • Samaritan’s Feet coming to Petersburg Primary

    From Release 

    Chesterfield County First Steps and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center through Samaritan’s Feet will provide new shoes to every student at Petersburg Primary School on Nov. 14. 

    Samaritan’s Feet is a Charlotte-based organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and providing them with new shoes.

  • Whispers In The Stacks: November 2017 Edition

    Michael Kaltwang

    Library Director

    Happy November.

    As we enter the holiday season, I have occasion to take a breather and reflect upon my many blessings, faith, family, friends, and a wonderful county to work in and call home. 

    I like to think of our public libraries as peaceful places to get away from life’s hustle and bustle, so stop at any of five county libraries to enjoy special holiday programs and events, learn a new talent, grab a few spine-tingling thrillers or romance novels or just relax. 

  • Iyana’s playground dedicated

    From release 

    WALLACE -- An Evening Among the Oaks for the New Beginnings Transitional Shelter in Wallace put the focus on domestic violence last week. 

    The facility offers up to 18 months of shelter, support and life skills education to women and their children who have left abusive homes.

    The facility also has Iyana’s Playground in memory of the young mother, Ella Lowery, and her eight-year-old daughter, Iyana who were murdered last May. 

  • Police briefs

    Students threaten violence at Central High School

    Two students at Central High School were arrested for posting they would “shoot up the school” on Instagram, according to a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office report. 

    The students were arrested for unlawful communication when others saw their posts and alerted school officials. 

  • Honoring veterans from the heart

    Standing before about 300 veterans and their families, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jones fumbled with his notes, but his voice never faltered, and he didn’t stop  talking.  
    “When you come home, you just have to talk from the heart,” Jones said after his speech.
    Jones remembered when the building was home to the Chesterfield National Guard armory.

  • Pageland election upcoming

    Voting for the only contested local election starts 7 a.m. Nov. 7 in Pageland.
    Charles Knight is challenging incumbent Elaine Robertson for the District 5 seat on the Pageland Town Council.
    There are 223 registered voters in the district, 56 in precinct one, which votes at the Community Center (1113 West McGregor St.), and 167 in precinct two, which votes at the Pageland Fire Department (111 Poplar St.)

  • Detention officer among those arrested in Patrick drug sting

    From release

    More than 20 people, including a Chesterfield County Detention Center officer, were arrested last week following an investigation into the sale drugs in Patrick.
    Investigators purchased cocaine and crack cocaine from William Lewis, 48, at 190 BBB Circle in October.
    Lewis, who resides in the 400 block of Sugarfoot Road in McBee, was allegedly selling drugs from the home in Patrick.

  • Jefferson woman severely burned in fire

    A Jefferson women was severely burned in an Oct. 26 trailer fire.
    Margaret S. Pickett, owner of the mobile home, said her 37-year-old daughter has  burns over 70 percent of her body. Her daughter had to be revived at one point and had to have a blood transfusion, she said.
    Doctors at UNC-Chapel Hill said the victim will have a long recovery, according to Pickett.
    The Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 3:20 a.m. call for a fire at 69 Prestige Lane, said fire chief Tommy Catoe

  • Pageland resident involved in fiery Delaware crash

    NEW CASTLE, DEL. – Delaware State Police have charged Jeffery B. Mosier of Pageland with driving under the influence after a fiery Sunday morning crash on I-95.
    The incident happened about 2:38 a.m. Sunday. Mosier was operating a tractor trailer carrying construction equipment northbound on I-95 merging onto I-295 northbound. 
    The tractor trailer struck a barrier centered between the I-95 and I-295 split before overturning and catching fire, according to Delaware State Police.

  • Pageland police: See something suspicious, call us

    Pageland Police Chief Craig Greenlee had a simple message for town residents at last week’s annual National Night Out event: “If you see something that doesn’t look right, give us a call.”  
    Capt. Dean Short said the department is getting calls way too late.
    “Don’t think you’re bothering us,” Short said. “Give us a call if something looks suspicious.”