Preschool teacher enjoys taking care of pets
For cyclists, joggers and walkers who frequent the neighborhoods surrounding Thomas Dale High School, Melody McLean is a familiar face. On any given day in any kind of weather, neighbors can count on seeing her outside walking with a dog or two or three trotting along beside her. Sometimes,... Read more
Pageant winner founded charity
ABOVE: Dominga Murray, on right, is pictured with the three runners-up in the beauty pageant, from left, Brianna Johnson, Cary Cordova and Brandilynne Barber. It was a night filled with glitz and glamour. On Monday, Aug. 27, four contestants battled each other in interviews and ball gowns in hopes of... Read more
The Thomas Dale High School golf team downed Dinwiddie last week, 190-210, at the Meadowbrook Country Club. Jack Brockwell’s 39 was the medalist for the day on the nine-hole par 36 course. Other finishers for the Knights were: Anna White, 44, Nick Papakostas, 47, and Aliyah Kellum, 61. Cody... Read more
Despite some doubts about holes left by seniors who graduated, Thomas Dale High School rolled over Cosby last week, 34-0. “Our team played well defensively,” Thomas Dale coach Kevin Tucker said. “We had 11 tackles for losses.” He added that special teams played great, and the offense got better... Read more
Bird opens season with close win over Meadowbrook
ABOVE: Grunt work: L.C. Bird’s Javonte Tuppince and Meadowbrook’s Jordan Lomeli battle it out in the trenches during last week’s game. In a game with a multitude of local ties, it came down to something familiar for L.C. Bird: the run game. Tre Mason did a little more than... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the Dogpound, where we have been trying to very careful and safe. As I stated in my last article I almost became a hood ornament, and I had a second example I wanted to share with you, but ran out of space. Example No.... Read more

Recently deceased

Obituaries August 28, 2018

Bragaw, Mr. Rexford Townsend III, 70, of North Chesterfield, husband of Judy Ann Bragaw. Cole, Ms. Charlotte R., 71, of North Chesterfield. Crowder, Mrs. Mary Dunnavant, 66, of Chester, wife of Harold Crowder Jr. Grundy, Mr. John R. (Dick), 74, Edgewater, Fla, formerly of Chester, husband of Bettie Grundy. Heath, Mrs. Mary Jane,... Read more
A house fire in Engine 11’s first due caused a family of four to have to be rescued from a second-floor roof with ground ladders. The normal way out of any house or building is through a doorway. The problem here was that the family could not get downstairs... Read more
Fun meets flavor by way of food trucks
ABOVE: Patricia Clements orders food outside the LaBete food truck at St. Ann’s Catholic Church last week. The aroma of delicious food and sweet treats filled the air Aug. 22 as the parking lot at St Ann Catholic Church hosted several food trucks and hungry customers. Food vendors included La... Read more
Chesterfield native loves helping others, keeping the county clean
Pam Cooper is recruiting others to help her “pass the love.” Cooper, who has been a Chesterfield County employee for 20 years, recently became a community coordinator within the one-year-old Department of Community Enhancement. The woman who created and managed the county’s anti-littering program in 2004 is still in... Read more