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A couple of vagabonds: Local couple visits all 50 states in 56 years

Between the sound of airplanes flying in and out of the Chesterfield County Airport a mile away and the 31-foot Winnebago pouting in the driveway, there’s hardly a day when the Barkers aren’t tempted to just up and go.

School Board approves extension of Superintendent’s contract

The Chesterfield County School Board unanimously endorsed a new contract last Tuesday night for Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS).

Four generations

Mary Sine, of Wilkesboro, N.C., spent her 81st birthday at the home of Lisa and Harvey Parks in Chesterfield. Shown is Mary surrounded with four generations of decedents.

Dutch Gap power station puts new emissions controls in place

Dominion Virginia Power dedicated a new pollution control system last week at its Dutch Gap power station that will further reduce toxic emissions at the plant.

Bird teacher wins Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award

A year after being named Chesterfield County Public School’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Nancy Hoover is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s State Teacher of the Year award.

Central High School held 55th class reunion in Chester

The 1956 graduating class of Central High School, formerly in Low Moor, Va., held their 55th class reunion in Chester on June 10-11, 2011, at the Chester Village apartments.

Woman suffrage and the poll tax

On July 10, 1902, a second Constitution was adopted by the Commonwealth. A Constitutional Convention had been convened over a year earlier, and taking a year to deliberate, established laws such as a poll tax and woman suffrage.

TDHS grad to study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Wyatt Gordon, a Thomas Dale alumnus and Chester resident, will be using his $20,000 Boren Scholarship to study Sustainable Development at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from August 2011-June 2012.