Supervisors to set advertised real estate tax rate on Feb. 24

The Board of Supervisors is facing a “difficult decision” this week in setting the advertised real estate tax rate, County Administrator Jay Stegmaier said.

Ninth grade academy is first step on new ‘Pathway’ at MHS

The creation of a ninth grade academy at Meadowbrook High School next fall will serve as the school’s springboard to the implementation of a new educational structure.

Salute our Troops banner in Afghanistan, ChesterFest date set

Salute the Troops, one of the many activities during last year’s ChesterFest, gave community members a chance to send a message to troops serving in Afghanistan. Whoever wanted to send a short thank you note to the troops signed a huge banner that was then sent overseas.

2009 fall semester Dean’s List honors

Local students were recently recognized for their academic achievements at the college level.

CMS students continue work on hallway mural

Though Chester Middle School will be a memory next year, its place in the community will live on in a mural painted by its students.

Central shines in state wrestling

The Central Region has always taken a back seat to the Eastern and Northern Regions when it comes to state wrestling. All of that changed last weekend at Robinson High School in Fairfax as the Central Region captured five state titles and four runner-up medals in what is hoped to be a shifting of power in the state.

The Next Level - February 24, 2010

The Next Level is a bi-monthly feature that follows Chester area athletes at the college level. If you are a parent, coach, athletic director or simply a fan you can help the Village News identify Bird, Community, Dale, Matoaca or Meadowbrook graduates who are contributing at the college level. Specific information can be sent to sports @

Green lands on his feet, signs with the College of William & Mary

In today’s world of college athletics there is tremendous pressure to win, which leads college coaches to go after commitments from athletes at a younger and younger age.