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Contest win fuels student’s passion for fashion

Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.

Miss Virginia USA and her path to the crown

On an icy winter night in December, Nikki Poteet, 23, finally had time to relax. The anticipation in her big, blue eyes made the occasion seem like first time in years she’d been able to sit and talk for any length of time; but, her eyes softened as she remembered how exhausting her year had been.

The Andrews sisters of Matoaca

The Appomattox River west of Matoaca was a small, quiet stream when the Andrews sisters came into the world. No, not Patty, Maxene and LaVerne, but Bernice, Alice and Josie.

Village Bank among ‘Best Places to Work’

Village Bank was recently named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Virginia, according to a press release. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

Here we grow again: Goodman & Company merging with Dixon Hughes

Chester will be home to a branch of one of the largest accounting firms in the country. Goodman & Company’s March 1 merger with Dixon Hughes will form a CPA powerhouse, creating certainly the largest firm in the Southern U.S. and the 13th largest in the nation.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 12
Board of Supervisors, School Board and Planning Commission Meeting on New Comprehensive Plan. 1 p.m. Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way.

Board of Supervisors Meeting. 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Public Meeting Room, Chesterfield County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Computer Class: PC Basics. 10:15 a.m. Central Library. Registration required. Details/registration: library.chesterfield.gov or 748-1603.

Catching up with Cla

In 2004, when Chesterfield native Cla Meredith first broke into the world of professional baseball, he was a 21-year-old relief pitcher, eager to do some damage against Major League hitters.