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And the Thunder rolls: Local baseball team ranks No. 1 in the country

Being ranked No. 1 carries a lot of pressure in sports. You’ve got a constant target on your back; you’re exposed to more pressure and, most of the time, more scrutiny. More eyes watch you because, well, you’re the best.

Community Calendar: June 2, 2010

Wednesday, June 2
Board of Supervisors/School Board Liaison Committee. 8:30 a.m. School Board Administration Building, 9900 Krause Road.  

Board of Zoning Appeals. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Public Meeting Room, County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Chester Library. Julia Child’s My Life in France will be discussed. Details: 748-6314.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.

Reminiscence: Local man tells tales of years gone by in Chester

Chester was a rural village for much of the 20th century. A two-lane road meandered from the Courthouse to Enon and on to Hopewell, with timber and small farm plots abutting what was almost a country lane, and it wasn’t until 1990 that the final section, through the Chester village itself, was widened to its current five lanes.

CMS use complies with comprehensive plan

Though the Planning Commission found that using Chester Middle School as a ninth grade academy complies with the comprehensive plan, the commissioners made no secret of their frustration with the School Board last week.

Pharmacy grows despite sluggish economy

The first of several planned free-standing CVS Pharmacies in the area will soon start going up at intersection of Centralia Road and Route 10.

Shoosmith request deferred to June 15

At the request of the applicant, the Planning Commission deferred a request last week from Shoosmith Bros. Inc., which has asked the county to lift three conditions placed on its operations during the landfill’s 1997 expansion.

Enon native honored for Charlotte, N.C., business

Enon native Jessica Babinski was recently named 2010 National Association of Women Business Owner (NAWBO) Charlotte, N.C., Rising Star of the Year, according to a press release.

Village Bank earns Business of the Year honor for 2010

Each year, Chesterfield County honors local companies that contribute to the county’s economy and its citizens through the annual First Choice Business Awards, according to a county press release. This year’s winners were announced at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield Business! event on May 19.