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New area aquatics center to be named after distinguished independent school

Collegiate School, a member of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP), announced today that it will lend its name to the new state-of-the-art aquatics center. It will be officially named the “Collegiate School Aquatics Center”.

Diamond anniversary: Seventy-five years and the work continues

Upon her arrival to Chester in 1904, Maud A. Hurt, wife of Dr. A.J. Hurt, the first doctor in Chester, used her time to improve life in Chester from education, religion and community service. In 1937 she brought together a few like-minded women to begin a community service organization known as the Woman’s Club of Chester.

Bird comes up short in back-and-forth battle with Petersburg

Before the match-up even came about, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks boy’s basketball team had this date circled on their calendar- a potential match-up with Petersburg in the regional semi-finals. The way things shook out, the Skyhawks got their shot and in a nip and tuck affair they would fall just short, losing to the Crimson Wave 71-66.

Old missteps plague Lady Monarchs in regional semis, Chiefs win

Meadowbrook advanced to the regional semi-finals via victories over Huguenot and Hermitage, to face the Dominion District regular season champions in the Monacan Chiefs. The first trip this deep into the postseason for the Monarchs under third year head coach Danny Connor, the team had started slowly this season and played well throughout the second half.

Davis, Matoaca Middle go head-to-head in Battle of the Books competition

On February 15th students from both Matoaca and Elizabeth Davis Middle Schools met head to head for a battle of the books at Matoaca Middle School.

Art students win national, regional awards

Art students at the Specialty Center for Visual & Performing Arts at Thomas Dale High School received awards in national and regional art contests recently. The J-ART competition evaluated works made entirely of Styrofoam.

Chesterfield ranked 16th on training magazine’s ‘top 125’

Chesterfield County has earned international recognition for the sixth consecutive year by placing 16th on Training Magazine’s Top 125 for 2012, an annual ranking of organizations with employee-sponsored workforce training and development.

Man mugs manager’s pizzeria money

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the suspect who robbed a Little Caesars Pizza manager who was attempting to make a deposit at a local bank. During the robbery, a black male approached the manager, stripped the deposit bag from the manager’s hands and ran to a waiting vehicle.