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Local veteran participates with British veterans group in honoring fallen soldiers

Few are the occasions that present the chance to have the adventure of a lifetime, but for one local veteran and Post 284 American Legion Rider, this June provided just such an opportunity.

Khokhar graduates from Drexel

Chester resident Sheeri Khokhar graduated from Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions with a Master of Science. More than 5,000 students received degrees from Drexel this year at the University’s 125th Commencement.

Karavis named to Dean’s List at EOU

Noelle Karavis, of Chester, was among more than 500 students at Eastern Oregon University named to the dean’s list for the 2012 spring term. To qualify, students must achieve and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 hours of graded coursework for the duration of the term.

Forbes announces Congressional Internship Programs in Chesterfield, Chesapeake offices

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) announced today that internships will be available to qualified college students or college graduates in the Chesterfield District Office.

Golfer Tyler Broach finds success on national level

Matoaca’s golf program has made big strides over the past couple seasons. Last season, golf enthusiast heard of successes from senior Tyler Broach, who became the first golfer in school history to qualify for the state tournament.

CBC National dominates in regional tournament

In the 55th addition of the Boys Invitational Baseball (BIB) tournament, the CBC National team defeated Newport News last Saturday night 8-4 to secure the tournament crown, becoming the second CBC team to win the BIB in as many years and the third CBC team to win since 2008.

Meadowbrook’s Gerard Johnson inks with ODU

Even when Gerard Johnson was an eighth-grader, Meadowbrook head coach Troy Taylor knew that the current senior quarterback would be a special player. The three-year varsity player gained the starting quarterback position as a sophomore and blossomed in his junior season, throwing for 1,299 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Small fire in residence summons fire crews

Alarms sounded at 1:35 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, for a smoke smell in a residence in the 2100 block of E. Hundred Road. A fire engine from River’s Bend was soon on the way. Upon arrival the firefighters discovered a light haze of smoke and requested a full assignment of crews.