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August Sales Tax Holiday: School supplies and clothing

The first full weekend of August will be a sales tax holiday for folks purchasing school supplies and clothing. During this three-day period – Aug. 5, 6, and 7 – purchases of qualifying school supplies, those selling for $20 or less per item plus purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item, will be exempt from sales tax.

Parents of little ones: Don’t fret – you’re not alone

In roughly five weeks school will start; the little ones will make their way to the end of the driveway that first morning, their tiny little bodies supporting a book bag loaded down with an abundance of school supplies, a tiny troop of turtles headed towards the ocean to be set free.

Salem Church Middle still undergoing facelift

For those students soon to attend Salem Church Middle School in September, just remember the renovation currently going on at the school will only last one more year – and will never interfere with your studies, like it or not.

BTS: Chester resident studied abroad in Russia this summer

When the average American thinks about Russia, I’m sure a few key things will always come to mind: communism, vodka, Putin, and probably grizzly bears. Hardly anybody knows anything about Russian culture, and for good reason; a visa is necessary to visit the country, and cultural centers such as Moscow or Saint Petersburg are very far away from the United States east coast.

Lisa Cole named to Dean’s List at Virginia Tech.

Lisa P. Cole has been named to the fall 2010 and spring 2011 Dean’s List at Virginia Tech. Undergraduate students who earn a 3.4 GPA are included on the list. Lisa, a Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has completed her second year of study.

Student named 2011 Hokie Camp leader

Emily Brown, of Richmond, a sophomore majoring in human development in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was selected to be a Hokie Camp executive board member for incoming students of Virginia Tech.

School Board approves extension of Superintendent’s contract

The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously endorsed a new contract last Tuesday night for Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS).

Bird teacher wins Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award

A year after being named Chesterfield County Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Nancy Hoover is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award.