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Math students excel at Matoaca

The Virginia Math League contest is a challenging six-question, 30-minute contest administered six times throughout the school year. The goal of the contest is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems.

Young readers battle over literature at Hopkins

The entire fifth grade at Hopkins Elementary convened in the school’s cafeteria Friday for the school-wide “Battle of the Books,” supporting nine of their peers as they competed in a jeopardy-style contest testing their reading skills.

Lady Knights taking it one game at a time

Although late April marks the middle point of the regular high school season, the Thomas Dale varsity softball team feels it certainly doesn’t indicate their half-way mark.

Big dreams for Bird senior

Big things often come in small packages. One of the big things in the Dominion District right now is Nick Connor, senior shortstop and pitcher for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks. Listed at 5’10” and 170 pounds, he’s not the “ideal size” for a pitcher but possesses both a heavy bat and a strong arm, and is accomplishing some things on the diamond this season in the face of adversity.

Stolen purse leads to debit card fraud

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a woman involved in a debit card fraud.

Police blotter

E. Hundred Rd 4/10 Nash Mart – East Hundred Rd. Police responding to an alarm at the listed location found the entrance doors broken by a cinder block. Property was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, April 20
Spring Session: Adventures in Learning (AIL) Classes for Seniors. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St. Details: 706-6689 or www.shepctrchesterfield.org.

Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

Rail comes to Chesterfield

While the Civil War didn’t fully arrive in Chesterfield until May of 1864, one of the Confederacy’s major means of transporting troops and goods quickly was the Richmond and Danville Railroad. It was designed and its construction supervised by Chesterfield engineer Andrew Talcott.