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Meadowbrook’s Brandon Cooper signs with Virginia State

Turning down opportunities at Roanoke College and Randolph Macon, Brandon Cooper signed a letter of intent to continue his education and baseball career at Virginia State University. The 2010 Meadowbrook graduate will predominately be a right-handed pitcher and designated hitter for the Trojans. Brandon has also played third base.

Runners, walkers step up for Lucy Corr

In spite of the heat and humidity, more than 130 runners hit the streets Saturday morning for the Lucy Corr Foundation’s annual 5K Run for the Future.

Good Guys in Sport: Steve Leake

The title of “coach” is one that has to be earned. Matoaca’s Steve Leake has done that and more. Leake has combined his love for the Lord, student-athletes and baseball to become one of the most respected volunteer coaches in the area. As Matoaca High School has grown and evolved, head baseball coaches have come and gone.

Dauber Dash is back: Second annual event offers fun with lots of mud

There’s more to the Henricus Dauber Dash than running on a scenic trail in a historic location. Think crawling. Think climbing. Think wading. And think mud – lots of mud.

More than 100 rims stolen from Trade Road business

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to solve two separate thefts in which a large number of vehicle rims were stolen from Mincz Tire Service at 10921 Trade Road.

Police blotter

JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY 7/12 Snow White Motel. The victim was partying at the location with subjects he had just met. He exited the room and sat in a vehicle with two other individuals from the party. At that time, the described suspect, armed with a revolver, approached the vehicle and demanded the victim’s property. Upon receiving miscellaneous items, the suspect left.

Calendar of events

Chester area calendar of events from July 21, 2010 to July 29, 2010.

Senior Idol: Area seniors start gearing up for talent competition

As she watched young people compete on American Idol, America’s Got Talent and the like, a thought occurred to Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Executive Director Tricia Wolfe: “What my seniors do is just as good.”