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
Village News Top 5: Week 8
1. L.C. Bird (8-0) The Skyhawks rolled over George Wythe. There’s not much to say other than that L.C. Bird will very likely be the top seed in both this poll, and the 5A South region, meaning they will host their playoff games as long as they win up... Read more
DSCR breaks ground on large building project
Defense Supply Center Richmond, located in Chesterfield, last week held a groundbreaking ceremony on the campus of the DLA facility which distributes aviation parts. The division will replace Buildings 31 and 32 and include a new center restaurant, according to Chief of Engineering Services Branch Dave Kolmer. The new... Read more


FootballUncategorized October 21, 2015

Smaller schools thrive off multi-sport athletes. In the past, Matoaca was a small school, a tiny one – not always the 5A school they are today. These athletes make up a significant part of the school’s history and a change from the Wing-T to the spread has a few... Read more
Buttering-Up the Neighborhood
The scent of cinnamon and apples filled the air up and down Iron Bridge Road, as the copper kettles placed over roaring fires, bubbled its tantalizing treasure of apple butter. It’s Saturday and members of Trinity United Methodist Church, located Ironbridge and Greenyard Roads are making apple butter to... Read more
Matoaca Canine Companion Dog Retires
Matoaca High School’s canine companion dog, Zach, marked his last official day of work last week after six-and-a half years of faithful service. In his honor the Exceptional Education Department held a retirement  party with food, photos, hugs and farewell messages for Zach from faculty and students as he... Read more
Village News Sports Top 5: Week 7
1. L.C. Bird 7-0 Cosby kept things interesting for a while in this game scoreboard wise, but were never really that close to scratching the armor of L.C. Bird. The Titans do get a feather in their cap for trailing by two scores deep into the fourth quarter, and... Read more
Heroic acts recognized at awards ceremony
Chesterfield Fire and EMS on Oct. 6 recognized many of its members for heroic acts performed in the line of duty, but something unique and rare also took place, three Chesterfield citizens received Medals of Valor for acts of heroism in saving a life. A Medal of Valor is... Read more
Falling Creek Ironworks Day
America’s first New World industrial site, the 1619-1622 ironworks on Falling Creek, took another baby step last Saturday with the unveiling and dedication of six new interpretive signs. They described the industrial history that once existed at Falling Creek. A project and proposed park, that has been the passion... Read more
Triumph in the Face of Adversity
While everyone may deserve a second chance, not everyone gets one. A former Thomas Dale running back had to break more than tackles in his high school career, battling adversity to triumph on the field. As a senior with a nagging ankle injury, he rushed for 1,010 yards and... Read more