War bond with a story
Mary Runnels holds a 1956 Series E war bond that she recently found. Her mother, Floris Blankenship, purchased the bond for her for $18.75. It is now worth $188.59, Runnels said, noting it stopped accruing interest after 30 years. Her mother bought the bond for her as a life... Read more
Finance major returns, enjoys teaching middle-school math
Rachel Watson was a finance major in her third year of college when the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred, and it made her stop and think about her life. She had always wanted to be a teacher, but changed her mind after she had been talked out... Read more
Carver Academy students attend Flying Squirrels’ game
MEGA Mentors recently took Carver Academy students to a Richmond Flying Squirrels’ game to help them learn about the day-to-day management of the team. The students had prime seats behind home plate for the May 29 game against the Bowie Baysox, and they met pitcher Dan Slania. Pictured from... Read more
Officers help with annual Special Olympics fundraiser
CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield police once again helped carry the torch for the Special Olympics. Participants raised funds in order to run in the race from Chester Police Station to the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center near Mimms Drive. The run began Friday, June 8, at 9 a.m. and ended... Read more
Golden Apple Awards, scholarships distributed to teachers, students
Three Chesterfield County educators recently received the prestigious Golden Apple Award, and five area students were honored with scholarships from the Kappa Foundation of Petersburg Inc. The awards were made June 2 at the Kappa Foundation’s annual scholarship and achievement awards breakfast. The Golden Apple Award was presented to... Read more
VSU researcher awarded
Francoise Favi, laboratory and research specialist in entomology with Virginia State University’s Agricultural Research Station, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service. Favi received the award on April 21 during National Volunteer Week. “I am overwhelmed with joy,” Favi said.... Read more
English teacher uses literature to help teach social skills
Brian McGill knew he wanted to become a teacher when he was a sophomore in high school. When he was going through difficult times he had influential teachers who were there for him, and he wanted to “pay it forward” by becoming a teacher. In addition, he felt he... Read more
Harper earns degree from Virginia Tech
Brandon Michael Harper graduated May 11 with a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Tech. A 2014 Matoaca High graduate, Harper graduated magna cum laude with a double major in sociology and criminology. His parents are Chris and Shelby Harper. Read more
Rudd completes training program
Shane Rudd of Chesterfield recently completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program. The 11-week program provides both classroom and hands-on training in safety, climbing techniques, electrical theory, aerial framing, rigging, Operation Utility Service Equipment and Commercial Driver’s License Training. SVCC offers the Power Line Worker... Read more
Miss Chesterfield Scholarship award winners
Winners of the 2018 Miss Chesterfield Scholarship Pageant were honored May 23 by the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors. They are, from left: Madison Walker, Catherine Paige Harris, Rasheeda Abdulmumet, Chelsea Keyhea, Victoria Chuah and Laura Brooke McCarney. Chuah was named Miss Chesterfield, Keyhea was Miss Chesterfield Outstanding Teen and... Read more