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VSU Multipurpose Building going up, minority companies hold over one-third of contract dollars

Construction work is moving fast on the new Convocation/Multipurpose Center at Virginia State University. According to Virginia State University officials, more than one-third of the signed contracts for site work on Virginia State University’s Multipurpose Center have gone to minority-owned companies.

Former Chesterfield student visits Ettrick Elementary

Justin Wootton, Corporate Senior Designer and Visual Creative Director for Forever 21, visited students at Ettrick Elementary School to share his love of art. Mr. Wootton is in charge of 575 stores located all over the world.

Tracy Cole receives awards

Tracy Cole, a rising senior management major in the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University, was named a recipient of a GEICO Achievement Award for 2014.

Student Honored at National SkillsUSA Championships

Students from Chesterfield-area high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Police blotter

CHESTER FOREST LN (8600 block) 06/24/2014 7:15 p.m. - Unknown suspect/s entered unlocked rear door to residence and took money and miscellaneous items.

Parks and Recs considers cutting school maintenance costs

The grass is mowed, the bushes are cut and the ballfields maintained; not by the schools but by Chesterfield’s Parks and Recreation department. But Parks and Recs does not mow for free. Chesterfield County Public Schools transfers about $1.8 million to Parks and Recs to recover their costs.

Local Student Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Thomas Dale High School student Christopher Sharpe from Chester, Virginia, was selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

Adam White named to Dean’s List at CNU

Adam White, a Thomas Dale High School graduate, has completed his junior year at Christopher Newport University on the Dean’s List with a 3.68 GPA.