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Contestants wanted for Princess Snowflake

The Beta Mu Sorority of Hopewell is proud to announce its 56th annual fund raiser, which will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6 p.m., Elizabeth Davis Middle School in Chester. Requirements for entry are

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Beach Community Grange Bingo, Doors open 6 p.m.; games begin 7 p.m. Beach Community Grange, 11401 Bundle Rd.

Civil War Nurse Returns To Historic Point of Rocks

“In the distance, a procession is led to a small hillside to pay their final respects. Women are dressed in typical mourning attire, clutching their little “hankies” to accommodate the flow of tears.

County P&R wins award financial help for Dutch Gap and Henricus Historical Park

Chesterfield County has received a $125,000 award from the National Park Service (NPS) Chesapeake Bay Office to design and implement its project at the Relic River Marsh Area on the James River at the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Henricus Historical Park.

The turtles are coming: Don’t worry, it will take them a while to get here

Pau Pau has a new obsession and you could watch them all day long – babies. It doesn’t matter – human babies, kittens, baby birds and even baby turtles. Martha Nemitz has a new obsession as her granddaughter placed on her Face book page, “Pau Pau has a new obsession.”

Virginia roadside postcard histories

Until Interstate 95 was completed in 1964, U.S. Highway 1 was the most heavily traveled highway in Virginia, according to Tim O’Gorman, who just authored a book called “Spending the Night on Virginia’s Main Street.”

Surprise giant tomato plant

Carolyn Martin and Ronnie Maxwell have been totally surprised and amazed with a volunteer tomato plant that erupted spontaneously next to a walkway in their flower bed next to their house. For mid-October, the plant is one of the healthiest tomato plants this reporter has seen this late in the season.