Community News

  • "Let your children tell their children"

    The historic site at the Old Zion AME Zion at Halsellville is quiet now, but come Sunday, the grounds will resound with rejoicing and praising. The Old Zion Halsellville St. Paul Cemetery Association (OZHSPCA) and the Old Zion Heritage Site and Worship Center will hold their 8th annual Revival Reunion and Homecoming at 3 p.m. on that day.

    OZSPHCA President James “Jimmy” Wright sat down with The N&R at the historic site off of West End Road to talk about this year’s event.

  • Rebuilding their history

    Recently, the members of the congregation and Pastor Donnie Dye of Zion Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Wilksburg honored other members of the congregation and the first pastor of the church with a monument. The congregation knows these people are in the cemetery, they’re just not sure where. The monument was erected in their memory.

  • "This is my house"

    When Ernestine Feaster stepped through the door of the house that the i58 housing development group had placed on McClure Street in May, she told i58 Development Director Leslie Brakefield “This is my house.”

    This past week, Ernestine signed her name on the deed to that same house. The house, was in fact, now hers.

  • Nine-irons and networking

    For 23 years (24 including this year,) Chester County Natural Gas Authority has said thank you to the businesses and industries who invest in Chester County with breakfast, a day of golf and a lunch.

    Business and industry reps gathered at the Chester Country Club recently for the most recent CCNGA Golf Tournament. The weather following Hurricane Florence had turned cooler in the early morning, almost like a nice fall day, with the promise of warmer weather as the morning and the tourney continued. A total of 29 teams participated in this year's competition.

  • Fifth Chester Talkback will focus on small business

    The fifth session of Chester Talkback will focus on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development. The session will take place on Sept. 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Chester County Government Complex, in county council chambers.

  • Union ARP 9/11 Memorial Service honors first responders

    The 9/11 Memorial Service at Union ARP Church in Richburg honored both the living and the fallen. The service honored the first responders that keep the community safe, many of whom gathered in the Union ARP sanctuary for the service. As retired Greenpoint, Long Island Fire Chief Richard Hulse struck the firehouse bell, the service also honored those fallen in the line of duty, and those retired first responders who passed away after a lifetime of service.

  • Flags and balloons fly at Patriot Day

    Chester County schools observed Patriot Day, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on our home soil in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania and the surge of patriotism and that followed, during ceremonies this Tuesday.

    First responders participated in the Patriot Day program Tuesday morning at Chester High School. The cadets and instructors of the CHS JROTC Cyclone Battalion put on the event. The program began with the playing of “Reveille” (typically used to bring military units to attention for the start of the day).

  • A plate full of "thank you"

    Funeral home directors and their employees are in the caring business – it’s just what they do. But the directors and employees of the partnership of Barron Funeral home and Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home showed a sometimes-underappreciated group of people how much they care about what they do.

    For the past nine years, the two funeral homes have hosted a BBQ for first responders on the anniversary of Sept. 11 as a way to say ‘Thank You.’

  • Richburg Fire remembers 2016 mass casualty incident

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 is a day that first responders in Chester County have a hard time forgetting.

    A post on the Richburg Fire Rescue Facebook page states that the fire station was alerted that day on a two-vehicle accident and en-route to that accident, were informed that a secondary collision took place.

    Both incidents happened on Interstate 77 between Exit 65 and mile marker 68.

    That second collision prevented the Richburg Fire Department responders from making it to the first accident scene.

  • Postmaster thanks patrons for help with food drive, asks for help with animals

    Chester Postmaster Elton Curtis would like to thank Chester postal patrons for their help with the recent food drive. Now Curtis needs your help again.

    “I want to thank the patrons of Chester for their cooperation with the National Letter Carrier Food Drive that took place in May. We collected over 5,000 pounds of food. The previous year, we collected 3,700, so that’s a great increase,” he said.