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Police seek Pizza Express robbery suspects

Police are searching for two men who robbed the Pizza Express, 11852 Chester Village Dr., at about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 11. No one was injured during the incident.

Visit Henricus for “150th Anniversary of the Battle of Trent’s Reach” on Jan. 24

Join Henricus Historical Park on Saturday, Jan. 24 for the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Trent’s Reach at Dutch Gap which was the last fight of the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War.

Black History Month Committee seeks local artists for kick-off event, Feb. 6

Each year, Chesterfield County celebrates Black History Month with a variety of programs, including musical performances, lectures, dance and storytelling, each designed to explore the rich, diverse background of African-Americans and their contributions to our community and nation.

New officers for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield

New officers of the board of The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield are: president, Dr. Tony Yankowsky; vice president, Debbie Leidheiser; secretary, Ted Ukrop

Chesterfield resident named Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year

David Cottingham Jr., shop supervisor at the Chesterfield County, Va., Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Shop, was recently named Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year by the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Kenny Williams, a family guy

Kenny Williams III, L.C. Bird’s senior swingman, is a skilled basketball player. Williams is the newest Virginia Commonwealth University Ram, fulfilling his dream of attending the school after meeting head coach Shaka Smart in his freshman year.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Taja Cole, fashion mogul in the making

L.C. Bird point guard Taja Cole is signed to the University of Louisville and will be a Cardinal next season. The point guard liked the upbeat tempo of their offense and her play style fits like a glove in that type of system.

Recent VSU grad named Fulbright Fellow

Akirah Crawford, a recent VSU psychology graduate, has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) by the U.S. Fulbright Student Scholarship Board. Under the award, Crawford will assist English language teachers in public schools in Malaysia from January 2015 through November 2015.