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Bitter-sweet Friday for two area teams

Two high school teams from our beloved, south-eastern nook of Chesterfield County advanced to the AAA division state championship Friday evening after losing in the final round of the Central Region tournament – the boys soccer team at Thomas Dale and Matoaca’s softball squad.

Help solve random shootings

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find the people who shot into two homes on three separate occasions.

Police seek Osborne Road robbery suspect

Police are seeking a man who entered a residence in the 3400 block of Osborne Road, restrained a female resident and took items from the house Sunday afternoon.

Music museum

In 2005, Allen Mills, of the legendary bluegrass band Lost and Found, was inducted into the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, which commemorates artists and musicians from the Commonwealth for their life-time achievements in Appalachian music: folk, bluegrass, and gospel.

Gates Athletic Association 10U fastpitch softball team won the in house CYSA championship tournament on May 21.

O. B. Gates young ladies won the CYSA in house tournament.

Ettrick’s Chesterfield Avenue facelift begins

Throughout its long history, the village of Ettrick has served as an important gateway into Chesterfield County. According to the Chesterfield County revitalization department, under the leadership of Tom Jacobson, that gateway will now be enhanced. A conceptual plan was introduced at a ceremony last week in Ettrick, previewing what the proposed improvement would bring.

VSU’s search for housing delayed by county

Virginia State University (VSU) is under a massive expansion program, which will elevate the university to a SACS Level 6 institution, an important move for the university, which will propel the school to a higher profile among universities and confirm that it provides quality graduate and post graduate programs.

Chester Lions Club donates proceeds from White Cane Days Drive

Through the generosity of Chester and the surrounding community, the Chester Lions Club’s White Cane Days Drive held on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, was a tremendous success, according to members of the club.