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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

November artist combines love of reading, quilting

In life, Jean Linden, whose works will be on display at the Chester Library next month, combined her love of reading and passion for quilting, inspiring her students to “Read It and Quilt It.”

School rallies around student, family

On Superhero Day, celebrated as part of Matoaca High School’s Spirit Week, the roughly 500 members of Team Justin cheered as they welcomed back the school’s very own hero. Matoaca High students, teachers and staff members have rallied around Justin Yancey, a sophomore who was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer.

Harrowgate Elementary receives grant

Harrowgate Elementary School has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program to support the Harrowgate Intervention Project, a press release from the school says.

Thomas Dale and the cost of knightlyhood

The realm of sports is no stranger to the convention of commending people for their outstanding accomplishments. Year after year, winning teams, coaches and players are acknowledged in a wide range of athletic settings; yet, without the lucrative success typical of colleges and professional franchises, high school sports often lack sufficient funding to do so.

Real football, real close

Virginia State University improved its record to 6-2 Saturday with an impressive 42-0 victory over visiting Lincoln University. The game was played under glorious weather conditions before an overflow homecoming crowd on the Ettrick campus’ Rogers Stadium natural grass playing field.

The old one-two: Yahkee stays grounded as his yardage soars

Yahkee Johnson and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks are flying high after their win against Clover Hill Friday. Bird was trailing 13-0 at the half and battled back to defeat their previously undefeated district foe by a score of 14-13.

The old one-two: Heart and determination fuel Phillips’ engine

For Domico Phillips, it’s almost like he was born with the ability to move – and to do it fast. From the age of 4, Domico practiced and played football and ran competitively, and now he displays his skills on Friday nights for the Meadowbrook Monarchs, who improved to 3-1 in the Central District last Friday with a win over Colonial Heights, 29-7.

Chester’s Spiers emerges as one of the area’s best

Like so many other sixth graders, Anna Spiers was simply looking for a place to meet friends at her new school when she went out for the cross country team. Almost immediately upon suiting up for the team at Matoaca Middle School, she began to make her mark as a premier cross country and track athlete.