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Lost class ring finds its way home to Thomas Dale grad

Ed Bittner was not looking for jewelry at his favorite junkyard last Friday.

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck crowned 2012-2013 Miss VSU

Ms. Karmeshia Tuck has been crowned 2012-2013 Miss Virginia State University. Ms. Tuck, a rising senior and honors student from Roxboro, N.C., is a computer information systems major and 2009 graduate of Person High School.

Chester residents claim top spots at Best of the Best Petersburg competition 

Chester residents, Jeff Grant, Joe Schelin and Doug Cole took first place in the three different categories as part of the AMSOIL Super Chevy Best of the Best presented by Danchuk and Classic Muscle. The fourth of the 12 Super Chevy shows this year was held at Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg on May 18.

New legislation provides grants to beekeepers

On March 30, 2012, Governor McDonnell signed into law legislation from the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly that created the Beehive Grant Fund. Grants from the fund, which will be administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), will be available after January 1, 2013.

Convenience store robbed

A convenience store in Chesterfield County was broken into, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help investigators solve the case. They need your help.

Police blotter

RIVER RD 6/15 Victim reported passing another vehicle occupied by several unknown suspect/s. That vehicle began to follow the victim when shots were fired. The victim’s vehicle ran off the road and he received nonlife threatening injuries. No other injuries reported.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, June 27
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Summer Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  4317 School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com

Metro Richmond Zoo – Our Zoo to You. Meadowdale Library. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register online at library.chesterfield.gov or by calling the library.

Create Your Own Story Book.  Central Library. 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Register online at lbrary.chesterfiel.gov or call the library.

Operation Dry Water to crack down on drunk boating, June 22-24

During the weekend of June 22-24, Virginia Conservation Police with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will be conducting intensive patrols on the James River, Appomattox River, Lake Anna, Lake Chesdin, Tidewater area and across the state waterways in an effort to deter boating under the influence (BUI).