I will take another break from my engine to the truck series, to ensure that we talk about Saturday, Oct. 31, otherwise known as Halloween. I am amazed that some consider Halloween their favorite day of the year. It is important that I write about this, with the intent... Read more
Adams, Mrs. Ila M., 89, of North Chesterfield, widow of Raymond W. Adams. Belcher, Mr. John E. III, 94, of North Chesterfield, a World War II Navy veteran, widower of Juanita Belcher. Bell, Mrs. Ora, 96, of North Chesterfield, widow of David Bell. Boswell, Mr. Chris, 24, of Chesterfield.... Read more
What’s Next
Area seniors are approaching the end of the first nine weeks of their final year in high school. While sophomore and junior classes were taking PSAT exams last Wednesday at Matoaca High School, the senior class had Senior Empowerment Day; attending forums and a social to discover opportunities for... Read more
Power of Pink raises $2,660
Bank of McKenney’s Power of Pink Challenge raised $2,660 last Friday for the Massey Cancer Center. A suggested $10 donation to add pink to their hair will be used locally to help cancer patients in Richmond and surrounding areas. The local salons donating their services were Pilo Arts in... Read more
Recaps: Week 8
Meadowbrook 23, Thomas Dale 14 For the second straight week, Meadowbrook made the most of their opponent’s mistakes. This week, five special teams gaffs aided in a 23-14 victory over Thomas Dale. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead on the strength of a 53-yard touchdown pass from Michael... Read more
Leading by Example
Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Former Matoaca field hockey player Sarah Brock, a senior on the Shenandoah University team, exemplifies... Read more
“Boogie” Henderson presents commemorative golden football
Former Green Bay Packers fullback, Super Bowl XXXI champion and Thomas Dale graduate William “Boogie” Henderson visited Thomas Dale High School on October 23, and presented a commemorative Wilson Golden Football. The presentation was part of the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll that celebrates high schools and communities... Read more
Frink’s record-setting career coming to a close
This week, one of Thomas Dale’s best volleyball players ever will celebrate her last home game in maroon and grey. That is senior Sydney Frink. “She’s one of the best student athletes I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching,” said coach Aariane Hayes. “Sydney is a kid that’s gotten... Read more
Matoaca crowns homecoming king and queen
Matoaca High celebrated recently the school’s 52nd anniversary with homecoming festivities including crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. The senior class selected as their king and queen Justin Dyke and Taylor Thomas-Harris, two outstanding Matoaca student leaders. Justin is a varsity football and soccer player and senior class... Read more
Whether you’re a senior in high school, weighing your options, or an adult learner, thinking about going back to school, there is much to consider when deciding where you will get your college education. What do you want to major in? How much will tuition cost? Are classes offered... Read more