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Scholarship competition set for Feb. 27

The Chester Lions Club will sponsor its annual Bland Music Scholarship Competition on Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Chester Baptist Church sanctuary, located at 4317 W. School St. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m., according to information from the club.

Matoaca students help clean yards

The weather was cold and the day overcast, but the warm spirit of service was burning bright last month when the Matoaca High School Red Cross Club helped several local citizens clear leaves from their yards, according to information from Librarian Alda Moore.

Chester residents make Dean’s List at Radford

Five Chester residents have been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Radford University, according to information from the school.

Matoaca Middle student serves at state Senate

For Matoaca Middle School student Nathan Berry, serving at the General Assembly runs in the family.

Stafford Foundation donates $100,000 to VSU

Earl W. Stafford, chairman and chief executive officer of The Stafford Foundation, has donated $100,000 to Virginia State University, a university press release says. Stafford served as the keynote speaker at VSU’s 2010 Fall Commencement.

School Board admits FOIA violation

Near the end of the School Board’s Jan. 19 meeting, former Chairman David Wyman said the panel had participated in an illegal meeting a week earlier.

Local students named to honors lists

Several local residents have been recognized for their academic achievements at colleges throughout Virginia.

26 Chesterfield schools earn VIP awards

Several area schools were among the 26 Chesterfield schools that were recently honored with Virginia Index of Performance awards, according to information from the school system.
Among the 13 Chesterfield schools that earned the Board of Education Excellence Award were: Bensley Elementary, Beulah Elementary and Gates Elementary.