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Area residents make Dean’s List at Wake Forest

Kimberly Quick of Chesterfield, and Melanie Green, a resident of Chester, were among over 1900 students from Wake Forest University who made the spring 2012 Dean’s List.

Military vets ‘can do anything’ at Wheelchair Games

Wheelchair athletes descended on Chesterfield last Friday to show off their swimming strokes in 21-heats of competition held at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. The facility was honored to host the swimming portion of the 32nd annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Suspect attempted to rob CVS pharmacy

A suspect tried to steal from a drug store in Chesterfield County, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators identify and locate the suspect.

Police blotter

COURTHOUSE RD 6/21 1:20 p.m. - Known suspect fired one shot at an intended target. No injuries reported.

Governor Should Call Special Session to Establish State Health Benefits Exchange

Last Thursday [June 28], in a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This landmark legislation ensures adequate health care coverage to all Americans regardless of income or pre-existing conditions.

Local author writes, directs, produces screenplay

The suspense, romance and vampires from the earliest days of cinema to the present mesmerized their way into our cinematic vocabulary. “Twisted Dream Dead Moon” by local author, Chelsea Raine, is coming to life in a movie short. Raine has written a screenplay of her first novel and hopes it will hit the big screen or TV. But for now, she will release it on YouTube this fall.

Steak, salad and sweet rewards at Chester Business Assoc. picnic

It was hot. It was sticky. But still it was fun for members of the Chester Business Association (CBA) who attended the group’s annual picnic last week. Each year the CBA holds their annual cookout at the home of local businessman, Jim Daniels.

State Senator Martin decides to run for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

Sen. Stephen H. Martin (R-Chesterfield) has decided to throw his hat into the ring for the 2013 race for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Sen. Martin last week announced his intentions after the closing special session of the Virginia General Assembly.