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Author returns to inspire at her alma mater

During a Friday morning talk, Matoaca High School graduate and author Stephanie Perry Moore told students at her alma mater that life isn’t always easy, but that’s no excuse to give up.

L.C. Bird evens the score

The 37th edition of the Battle of Chester took place Friday at J.Wilson Crump Stadium, and both teams knew what was on the line: Bragging rights and pride. For L.C. Bird High School, a victory would even the series at 18 wins and one draw apiece. And even the series is exactly what the Skyhawks did, defeating Thomas Dale by a count of 29-3 behind the legs of junior Yakkie Johnson and a strong defensive performance.

Weekly calendar

Weekly calendar of events beginning September 29 - October 7.

Help catch men who robbed Shell station on Willis Road

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and find two men who robbed the Shell gas station at 2320 Willis Road on Tuesday, July 20, at about 10:30 p.m.

Police blotter

HOPKINS RD 9/17 Hopkins Elementary School. Entry to the school was gained through an exterior door that was found unlocked. Several areas of the school were found disturbed and miscellaneous property was reported stolen.

Battle of Chester

When the Thomas Dale Knights and Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks take the field Friday night, they will know what’s on the line. It won’t be the district standings; this game doesn’t matter in those. It’s all about bragging rights and pride.

Work continues on draft land use map

Members of the county’s new comprehensive plan steering committee shared concerns and questions about a draft land use plan map last week.

Chesterfield compiles HSR concerns, others promote advantages

After a 10-day extension, the public comment period for the environmental impact study of the Richmond to Raleigh high-speed rail line was closed without fanfare. Chesterfield County leaders agreed to a resolution in favor of the project that bisects the Bermuda District, however, with caveats.