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Students going the extra mile to excel at Beulah

The cafeteria at Beulah Elementary School was abuzz recently, as 62 students enjoyed an after-school snack before splitting into groups for an afternoon of homework and help from teachers.

Skyhawks win Central Region Tournament in a holdoff

“Don’t let this moment pass you by.” That’s the theme that L.C. Bird Head Coach Chuck Thomas has employed throughout his Skyhawk’s playoff run this season. Monday evening’s Central Region Tournament was no exception, as L.C. Bird captured its first regional championship since 2005.

Knights headed to state tournament after losing heartbreaker to Cosby

Knights star Ka’lia Johnson stood stoically with her head bowed while the national anthem played, knowing that her and the Knights would have to play their best game of the season to avenge last season’s loss to Cosby and cut down the nets as regional champions.

Victims abducted, assaulted and robbed

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and catch a group of Hispanic males who committed two robberies in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway. In both of the robberies, the victims were placed in a vehicle by force, abducted, assaulted and robbed of cash.

Police blotter

MARINA DR 2/24 Falling Creek Apartments. Suspect approached victim outside his apartment with the door open. Suspect stated he needed to enter the victim’s residence and was told he could not come in. Suspect forced his way inside the apartment, causing the victim to flee. A few minutes later suspect exited the apartment. At the time, nothing was reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 2
Winter 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).

Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time. 7 p.m. Meadowdale Library. Details: 318-8778.

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

Kaine considers running for Senate seat

Tim Kaine needs more time to think.

Jefferson and Mont Blanco

Maria Eppes, daughter of Thomas Jefferson, was unable to attend the inauguration of her father on March 4, 1801 because she was pregnant with her second child, Francis W. Eppes. Chesterfield residents were very proud of their connection with Jefferson who they had voted for overwhelmingly.