Today's News

  • Wylie Park Clean-Up to be rescheduled

    According to the City of Chester Parks and Rec Department, due to a scheduling conflict, the Wylie Park Clean-Up Day originally scheduled for Saturday Sept. 9 has been cancelled. The Clean-Up Day will be rescheduled for a later date.

  • 96.6 percent and Pac-man

    Following their Solar Eclipse Viewing party, students in English Language Arts teacher Heather Hillis’ class at Lewisville Middle School were asked to reflect on their experiences during Monday’s total solar eclipse. Here are some of their responses:


  • Scout Troop 61 encounters president at national Jamboree

    Chester Boy Scouts Aiden Roberts, Evan Bass, Jacob Stroud and Cole Taylor from Troop 61 joined some 30,000 other Boy Scouts from across the nation at the BSA National Jamboree, held July 19 through July 28 at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

    One significant portion of the National Jamboree experience was an address to the Scouts by President Donald Trump. The Scouts sat down recently with The N&R to talk about their experiences and weigh in on the controversy surrounding the tone of the President’s remarks to their fellow Scouts.

  • Filing opens in Lowrys, Richburg and Fort Lawn

    The books will open for candidate filing for municipal elections today for the towns of Richburg, Fort Lawn and Lowrys.

    Filing opens at noon today for the office of Mayor and four town council seats in Richburg, for the office of Mayor and four town council seats in Lowrys  and three council seats in Fort Lawn.

    Residents in the town limits of Fort Lawn, Richburg and Lowrys respectively have until noon Sept. 5, 2017 to file for those seats.

  • Facilities improvement plan sets new Career Center as priority

    Chester County School Board got an update on the facilities improvement study during their August meeting. At that same meeting, the board approved a resolution calling for a bond referendum that if it passes, would authorize the school district to issue a bond up to $38 million to build a new Workforce Readiness Center and perform some much-needed repairs on the schools in the district.

  • A diamond ring as big as the sun

    It’s customary for everyone in your social circle to ooh and aah over a new engagement ring; when Eddie Murphy gave his diamond ring to his now-fiancée Diane Yarbrough, everyone in the entire country was admiring it.

    During Monday’s solar eclipse, just as the last view of the sun before totality formed what astronomers and eclipse watchers call the “diamond ring.” Eddie proposed to Diane and gave her her own diamond engagement ring (which was somewhat smaller than the eclipse phenomenon, but fit her finger just perfectly).

  • Cyclones prepare for the unknown

    With this week’s opponent having a roster that is in flux and a coaching staff that is new as of last week, it’s hard to know what to expect from Franklin Christian, who Chester plays tonight. Cyclones Coach Victor Floyd said that doesn’t affect the way he and his team have prepared this week.

    “We’ve focused mostly on us this week,” he said.

  • County unemployment rate jumps in July

    The number of people working went down and the number looking for work went up in Chester County in July.

  • Devils look to open with win against Wolverines

    Great Falls Coach Scotty Steen says his team has had a good week of practice.

    “The kids have been focused…now we’re just looking for the opportunity to have it pay off like it should,” he said.

  • Lions face size disadvantage tonight at Blacksburg

    Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell thinks that Blacksburg will present his team with some big problems. Literally.

    “One of the concerns they present us with is their size. They are very big up front,” Mitchell said.