Miss Virginia USA and her path to the crown

On an icy winter night in December, Nikki Poteet, 23, finally had time to relax. The anticipation in her big, blue eyes made the occasion seem like first time in years she’d been able to sit and talk for any length of time; but, her eyes softened as she remembered how exhausting her year had been.

District comp plan meetings underway

A healthy crowd was on hand Thursday night at L.C. Bird High School to get a closer look at Chesterfield County’s new comprehensive plan, which is being rolled out to residents at a series of district meetings this month.

Restored house could be rezoned

A handful of residents came out last week to hear a local developer’s pitch for the rezoning of a property next to Thomas Dale High School’s Ninth Grade Academy.

Thompson Hospitality donates $1 million to Virginia State

On Monday, Thompson Hospitality donated $1 million to Virginia State University, according to a press release from the school. The gift represents the second-largest gift in the school’s 128-year history, it says.

Chesterfield names new assistant county administrator

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Chesterfield County Administrator Jay Stegmaier announced the appointment of Louis G. Lassiter as assistant county administrator, a press release says.

The Andrews sisters of Matoaca

The Appomattox River west of Matoaca was a small, quiet stream when the Andrews sisters came into the world. No, not Patty, Maxene and LaVerne, but Bernice, Alice and Josie.

Village Bank among ‘Best Places to Work’

Village Bank was recently named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Virginia, according to a press release. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

Here we grow again: Goodman & Company merging with Dixon Hughes

Chester will be home to a branch of one of the largest accounting firms in the country. Goodman & Company’s March 1 merger with Dixon Hughes will form a CPA powerhouse, creating certainly the largest firm in the Southern U.S. and the 13th largest in the nation.