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Sir Thomas Dale died this week 1619

Sir Thomas Dale was an English naval commander and deputy-governor of the Virginia Colony in 1611 and from 1614 to 1616.

Chesterfield County Fair opens Aug. 26

County fairs across the state and across the country were once places where farmers would come to blow off a little steam after muscle-aching harvests of ripened crops. In Chesterfield, suburban sprawl has gobbled up many acres of farm land forcing the county fair to become more creative, offering attractions that appeal to those with small gardens and to those who want to experience entertainment found nowhere else in the area.

William Henderson inducted into Green Bay Packers’ hall of fame

For any job, the goal of a person is to strive for excellence, – pursuing both individual and organizational goals – perhaps even working towards building a legacy. Thomas Dale High School Alum and former Green Bay Packer William Henderson enriched his legacy as he was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame with long-time teammate Marco Rivera.

Chester McDonald’s in process of rebuilding

The golden arches of McDonald’s on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester haven’t been lighting up lately– that’s because the fast-food restaurant is currently undergoing demolition to construct a new building with additional seating and an extended parking lot with 20-25 more parking spaces. It officially closed last Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Henricus’ Dauber Dash 600 strong

The third annual Dauber Dash led hundreds to Henricus Historical Park Saturday morning, transforming the living history site into a haven for runners of all ages and ability levels.

Local law enforcement, Attorney General speak in Bensley

State and local officials gathered at the Bensley Community Center Tuesday night in celebration of the 28th National Night Out and used the opportunity to address local residents on the importance of the working partnership between local law enforcement and the community.

Coyner announces bid for School Board

Carrie E. Coyner is running for the Bermuda District School Board seat. She is a mother, wife, attorney, entrepreneur, and small business owner, and she hopes to earn your vote to be “the voice for the next generation.”

Wish Granted: A young lady’s Broadway experience

One glance at her room and it’s no secret that Faith Miller is crazy about “Wicked,” the musical. Sitting in front of autographed pictures and the posters of green-faced witches on her walls is a suitcase – a prop – used in the actual Broadway show a few weeks ago.