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VIP awards go to 17 schools in Chesterfield County

Virginia today honored 17 Chesterfield schools with Virginia Index of Performance awards, with three of those schools winning the highest honor, the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Roper Memorial Scholarship offered to high school students

The Southside Virginia Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will make available Roper Memorial Scholarships for selected high school seniors. These scholarships have been awarded annually since 1997 to applicants from high schools in the Fort Lee and surrounding Southside Virginia areas.

Chesterfield Historical Society launchs heirloom seed exchange

On February 2, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) will launch the CHSV Heirloom Seed Exchange, a seed lending program to preserve and promote open pollinated plant varieties with heritage and flavor that have stood the test of time.

Commonwealth Book Club enters its sixth year

The Commonwealth Book Club began its sixth year last Saturday, when eight members gathered at the Meadowdale Library to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court. The book club, which began with a 2005 op-ed column in the Village News, has consistently devoted itself to the discussion of serious non-fiction, including books, current events, science, politics, social issues, the environment, and history.

Masked men rob area restaurant at gun point

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find two men who robbed the Golden Corral at 11 S. Providence Road on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at about 11:30 p.m.

Crime Solvers seaching for fugitives

Crime Solvers needs your help this week to catch the following two fugitives.

Police blotter

HAWKBILL RD 1/07 Victim was approached by the suspects in front of the listed location. As they spoke, two of the suspects pulled the victim to the back yard, as the third suspect, armed with a shotgun, watched. Once in the back yard, suspects assaulted the victim and took his property.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 18
American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/Crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Winter Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email