Bird sets school standard, but falls to Norcom in state finals

On their magical playoff run, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks held off furious runs and made runs of their own, coming from behind in dramatic fashion to beat top teams in the state, T.C. Williams and Osbourn. They faced one last challenge in the Greyhounds of Norcom (Portsmouth, VA) who were ranked third and fifth nationally in two polls.

Man arrested following police pursuit

A Chesterfield County resident was arrested after he led police on a high-speed pursuit in Henrico and Chesterfield counties.

Attempted mugging at gunpoint turns violent

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and find a man who shot at and attempted to rob two victims in the 3100 block of Tanners Way on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at about 8:20 p.m.

Police blotter

TIPTON CT 3/09 Milhorn Tract. Victim was approached by several unknown suspects who got out of a vehicle and asked to buy the property. Victim stated it was not for sale and walked away. The suspects returned to their vehicle and pulled in front of the victim. The victim stated he was assaulted and the property loaded into the suspects’ vehicle.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 16
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

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).

Enon Book Discussion Group.  3 p.m.-4 p.m.  “Sea of Monsters” by Rick Riordan will be discussed.  Details: 530-3403.

The Massacre of 1622

It has been called the Good Friday Massacre, but the strategic actions – to push the English out of Virginia by Native Americans on March 22, 1622 – took place a month before Good Friday. It was a myth perpetrated to anger the population back in England.

Baseball and Johnny: Local pro ballplayer reflects on his years with the game

When Chester resident Johnny Grubb, 62, sat down Friday afternoon, baseball was on his mind; after all, the game had given him a lot to think about. Looking like a ballplayer, his eyes drifted out the window, waiting for the spring season to start.

County rejects Chester community garden project, days before planting to begin

A community garden proposed by the Chester Community Asssocitation (CCA) was rejected last week after the group’s project committee had assurances that the project would move ahead. The group had plans to begin turning the soil within days but a decisive review by Chesterfield County Public Schools ended the project, although with extenuating circumstances.