American Idol contestant visits elementary students
Thomas Dale High School seniors recently visited Marguerite Christian Elementary School in their gradation gowns. Coralei Waller, Abby Moore and Lily Lashley are pictured with senior Shayla Winn, who recently was a national contestant on American Idol and advanced to the Top 40 in Hawaii. (Gena Lashley photo) Read more
Girl Scouts cleaning up
Girl Scout Troop No. 5257 from Enon recently worked on their community service badges by picking up trash along the trails at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. The troop will be holding a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at 1613 Enon... Read more
Chesterfield attorney awarded for public service
Michael Chernau, a deputy Chesterfield County attorney, was recently awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. Chernau got the award for exemplary public service. He is the third attorney from the Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office to win the award. The A. Robert... Read more
L.C. Bird robotics team reaps success at int’l competition
L.C. Bird High School’s robotics team won a divisional championship at an international competition in Detroit over the weekend, and ultimately placed fourth out of 408 teams at the FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, event. Coach Steven Wagner attributed the RoboHawks’ success to a... Read more
Run the Rocks 5K: Soldiers help with annual community event
More than 400 people competed in the Run the Rocks 5K on Saturday at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School. Carrie Coyner, a former Parent Teacher Association president at the school, organized the event the previous five years, but this year handed the reins to Rebecca Hall. Coyner lauded Hall for... Read more
Eye see?

Eye see?

ClubsCommunity April 24, 2019

Pat Rende spoke to the Chester Lions Club April 9 about the Lions’ KidSight USA program, which is aimed at infants and children six months to 6 years. Approximately 5 percent of children in this age group have amblyopia, a treatable disorder also known as ‘lazy eye,’ can result... Read more
Fishing with heroes
ABOVE: Billy Borum, founder of the ‘Fishing with Heroes’ program, was recently honored by Jim Ingle of USA Iron and Metal with the ‘Patriot of the Week’ award. Fishing with Heroes gives wounded veterans, police officers and first responders an opportunity to fish at no cost in a specially... Read more
Former TDHS assistant principal now at Carver Middle School
Carver Middle School underwent an unexpected change recently when it got a new principal. Principals Anthony McLaurin and Jason Trueblood were administratively switched in January, with the former heading to Carver and the latter going to the Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home. McLaurin was the principal at the detention home... Read more
Chesterfield police officer fired
Chesterfield Police Chief Jeffrey Katz announced last week that he terminated Daniel Morley, a former school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School who had been linked to white nationalism. In an April 18 press release, Katz said, “Our community deserves to know the men and women of their... Read more
RoboHawks earn invitation to Detroit robotics competition
Four Richmond-area high school robotics teams will face top competitors from around the world at the FIRST Championship presented by Qualcomm in Detroit from April 24-27. The teams won spots at the international tournament during the FIRST Chesapeake Championshp held April 10-13 at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. The best high school robotics... Read more