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Proposed planning, zoning fee structure could spur new development

In an effort to jump- start economic development in Chesterfield, James J. L. Stegmaier, county administrator, proposed a reduction in planning department fees. A code amendment passed by the planning commission on Feb. 15, if approved by the Board of Supervisors, will bring Chesterfield’s planning fees more in line with other localities in the Richmond area.

VPAP to cover Chesterfield candidates

Winning a local election has become much like state and national elections; it’s all about the money. Big money doesn’t always win an election but ask any local politician and you will hear that funding a candidacy for supervisor, sheriff, treasurer, school board or other local race can be costly.

TDHS grad does duty in Afghanistan

Thomas Dale High School graduate, now U.S. Army PFC, Kyle Kovalenko is currently in Herat, Afghanistan in the Western Province, doing his duty, out of Camp Stone. PFC Kovalenko works patrolling, either mounted (in a Humvee or truck) or unmounted (on foot) “clearing current threats from the local Taliban, camped out in the mountains,” said Kovalenko in a email received by the Village News on Monday.

Local students named to Dean’s List

The following area students were named to the fall 2010 Dean’s List at Mary Baldwin College: Rebecca Arline Mayberry, of Chester; Dejia Nicole Hubbard, of Richmond; and Wilmer Wilson, of Richmond.

Local students earn academic honors

Sara Meyerhoeffer was named to Longwood University President’s List for the fall 2010 term. Meyerhoeffer, a senior majoring in social work, has been accepted to VCU’s Masters of Social Work program for the fall of 2011. She graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2008, and her parents are Dean and Christi Meyerhoeffer of Chester.

Local sports pros visit Curtis for Family Fitness Night

Chester families who visited Curtis Elementary last Friday evening for Family Fitness Night had the unique opportunity to both speak with and receive autographs from three local pros – Johnny Grubb who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, Ken Oxendine a former NFL running back with the Atlanta Falcons, and young professional soccer player Roger Bothe of the Richmond Kickers. All three men attended Curtis during their youth.

Monarchs capture district title, dominate Knights

Being on the team that wins your school’s first district title is a big deal- just ask Meadowbrook’s Monarchs. That’s the feat they set out to accomplish last Friday night.

Lady Knights win third straight title

When the Thomas Dale Lady Knights took the floor on Friday night in the Central District final, it would be the fifth meeting between them and the Monarchs of Meadowbrook. It would be a game in which Thomas Dale got the best of the Monarchs by a score of 56-43, securing the Lady Knights third straight regular season district championship and tournament championship.