A $24.57 million contract for construction of a new Ettrick Elementary School was unanimously approved last week by the Chesterfield County Public Schools board. Oyster Point Construction Co. of Newport News was the low bidder out of five. The others were Kenbridge Construction Co., Southwood Building Systems, Sorensen Gross... Read more
Pittsburgh native on board at Carver College & Career Academy
Stephen Hackett is pumped up about being the new principal at Carver College and Career Academy. He called it a huge honor and responsibility and is loving every second. Hackett said he is most looking forward to working with the students, staff and community and seeing a noticeable change... Read more
New principal on board at Meadowbrook High School
Meadowbrook High School has a new principal: Marcie Terry. She grew up in Brunswick County and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Her original career goal was to be a biochemist, so she moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia Tech, where she received her master’s degree in biochemistry. While... Read more
Marching Knights perform in Disney parade
The Thomas Dale High School Marching Knights traveled to Orlando during spring break in March. Students visited the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios. The highlight of the trip was marching in the evening parade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom on March 29. The band explored backstage and performed... Read more
Students in Chester are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway! On Sunday, July 21, more than 850 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Between 1-4 p.m. on... Read more
On Thursday, July 25, Virginia State University will host its third annual Industrial Hemp Field Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the university’s Gateway Conference Center, 2804 Martin Luther King Blvd., Colonial Heights. The event will provide a forum for potential growers, researchers, marketing experts and industrial... Read more
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Niagara Cares bring improvements to TDHS
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and Niagara Cares recently teamed up to give Thomas Dale High School’s fitness facility and urban garden a $75,000 renovation. Four times a year, the foundation and Niagara Cares collaborate on a two-day community enhancement project to promote a healthy style of living in... Read more
New Harrowgate Elementary to get expanded gym
A $350,000 change order for construction of a new Harrowgate Elementary School was approved by the Chesterfield County School Board last week, with news that the building’s gymnasium will be expanded. The new Harrowgate School was to be identical to the new Enon Elementary School. However, the county requested... Read more
Matoaca Woman’s Club scholarship
Recent Matoaca High School graudate Ashlynn Bowers was awarded the Matoaca Woman’s Club’s Rachel McEwen Scholarship for $1,000. Bowers is pictured at the club’s June 4 picnic at New Hope Baptist Church. Read more
Ivey Memorial UMC and Gettings scholarships awarded
From left, sponsor Linwood Gettings, Matthew ‘Teddy’ Lipscomb, Rickey Booth, and Pastor Anita May Lucord are pictured above. Benjamin Holt is not pictured. Lipscomb, Booth and Holt each received $1,000 scholarships. Booth was awarded the Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship, which is given to a church member. Booth... Read more