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Presquile National Wildlife Refuge Comprehensive Conservation Planning

Presquile Island, just across the James River from Bermuda Hundred, is only open to the general public on certain occasions. Part of the reason is because of the nature of a National Wildlife Refuge and how the land is to be used.

Local veterans honored at Department of Virginia Convention

Three members of American Legion Post 284 in Colonial Heights were honored at the 2012 American Legion Department of Virginia Convention held in Richmond from July 19 to 22. Don Dobrick was named the Post 284, the 11th District, and the Eastern Region’s Legionnaire of the Year.

Liss’ Eagle Scout project expands Henricus Historical Park

Last Saturday, Henricus Historical Park expanded a little further with the addition of a gun-post platform like what may have been used by the early settlers to watch over the James for unwelcomed activity in 1611.

Local veteran participates with British veterans group in honoring fallen soldiers

Few are the occasions that present the chance to have the adventure of a lifetime, but for one local veteran and Post 284 American Legion Rider, this June provided just such an opportunity.

Khokhar graduates from Drexel

Chester resident Sheeri Khokhar graduated from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions with a Master of Science. More than 5,000 students received degrees from Drexel this year at the University’s 125th Commencement.

Karavis named to Dean’s List at EOU

Noelle Karavis, of Chester, was among more than 500 students at Eastern Oregon University named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring term. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.

Forbes announces Congressional Internship Programs in Chesterfield, Chesapeake offices

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that internships will be available to qualified college students or college graduates in the Chesterfield District Office.

Golfer Tyler Broach finds success on national level

Matoaca’s golf program has made big strides over the past couple seasons. Last season, golf enthusiast heard of successes from senior Tyler Broach, who became the first golfer in school history to qualify for the state tournament.