Obediah Stith, a tough guard for Matoaca picked up his first college offer to play at the next level. The offer came from Bluefield State College in West Virginia. “It was truly a blessing,” Stith said. “Hard work does pay off.” The senior played mostly point guard for Matoaca,... Read more
CHESTER, VA – Mellow sounds resonated throughout the L. C. Bird auditorium last Saturday. Bridges of critical thinking and teamwork were being built through music for over 20 elementary and middle schools students during a steel drum workshop. Following the two-hour workshop, the young pannists performed in the evening... Read more
Clark Kent, Wolverine, Supergirl, zombies, an alien, and pirates could be seen roaming Meadowdale Library at last weekend’s Comic Con event. The event tickled the imagination, inspired and promoted creativity. “The planning starts in the summer before the event,” said Kate Denwiddie, one of the organizers of the event,... Read more
While the humid heat of summer is ablaze, Chester native Sarah Perkinson will board a plane, embarking on an 11-month trip that will take her around the world. Back in October of 2015, Perkinson, a graduate student at Liberty University majoring in elementary and secondary education, applied to be... Read more
RoboHawks robotics team of L. C. Bird High School won the Virginia first robotics district competition March 13 in Blacksburg and also received the “Gracious Professionalism” award for helping other teams fix their robots. Next stop for the RoboHawks is the district championships April 9 and 10 at the... Read more
BOYS TENNIS Thomas Dale boys tennis finished 7-9 last year and returns three seniors that will lead the way, along with a newcomer that could serve the Knights well in 2016. Top 6 Seeds: 1. Nate Haskins, senior A determined and smart player, Haskins always keeps a level head.... Read more
A war between Chesterfield residents and a large black bird that weighs between four to five pounds with a wingspan of five feet has been ongoing since 1999. Mainly, users of the Dutch Gap Boat Landing have seen black vultures overrun the area and wreak havoc on their vehicles.... Read more
It has been almost eight years since American Mobile Home Park, on Jefferson Davis Highway, was closed to make way for a large retail and multi-family development. The massive project could be returning. Before the project started in 2008, the primary property owner, Trollingwood Land LLC, died as the... Read more
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) is hosting its annual Spring River Clean-up Day on March 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come out and help restore healthy shorelines by removing litter, debris, and trash from local lands along the Appomattox River at sites in Colonial Heights, Chesterfield,... Read more
Despite a valiant come back attempt in the fourth quarter, L.C. Bird fell to Potomac in the 5A state championship. The title was the second in three years for Potomac. Charles Falden made his name even more known as he almost single handedly took the game over, scoring 19... Read more