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Gradutation: L. C. Bird

Carlton St. Clair Hassell, Jr., L. C. Bird High School senior class president, summed up his classmates best while putting his sunglasses on saying, “Our future is so bright we will need sunglasses to see it.” Hassell welcomed graduates, families and guest during the Thirty-Third Commencement Exercises for the 2012 graduating class last Friday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduation: Matoaca

The top of the Class of 2012 for Matoaca High School was so close that determination was not made until after the programs had been printed. The Matoaca High School Commencement Exercises were held Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Verizon Wireless Arena Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduation: Meadowbrook

Commencement speaker, Dr. Millard D. “Pete” Stith, Jr., got straight to the point when he addressed the seniors during the Meadowbrook High School graduation ceremonies.

Graduation: Thomas Dale

Clayton Hall, Thomas Dale High School’s senior Class president, conducted his final meeting of the senior class during the opening of the 104th Commencement for the Class of 2012, Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. His remarks of the accomplishments made during the year for the seniors kicked-off the exercises on a high note for the 548 graduating seniors.

Freightliner and 41,000 pounds of copper stolen

Copper and metal thefts have been in the news before, but one recent theft was a bit unusual. The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help solve the case.

Violent criminals wanted by police

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Police blotter

BRYANBELL DR 6/6 Irongate. Unknown suspect/s entered residence through unlocked side window and exited through the front door. Nothing reported stolen at this time.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 13
Cornerstone Business Builders Meeting. 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Salem Baptist Church. Details: 748-5533.

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting/Simultaneous AA Meeting. 8 p.m. Ivey Memorial Methodist Church, 17120 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Details: 861-2620.

Future Alternatives Networking Group. 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Capital Region Workforce Center, 7333 White Pine Rd., Richmond. Details: 271-8510.

Thursday, June 14