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Chesdin Lake capacity could be increased by 1.9 billion gallons

The Appomattox River Water Authority (ARWA) has been considering raising the height of the Brasfield Dam on Lake Chesdin by 18 inches.

The Pavilion of Joy hosts packing party for Operation Christmas Child

Through donations from various individuals, businesses and establishments, The Pavilion of Joy was able to collect enough clothing, toys, school supplies, and candy to assist in providing children from impoverished families throughout the world with presents for Christmas.

Skyhawks head to state final, three-peat within reach

L.C. Bird is going to the ship. They’ll play in Charlottesville, Va., for the third straight year, for their third straight state title. The Skyhawks played an excellent defensive game and a smart, methodical offensive game to dismantle the Salem Sun Devils for the second straight year, winning 21-13.

Meet the 4th Wall members from Thomas Dale 

The mission of The 4th Wall is to enable young theatre lovers to connect audiences and actors by truly breaking through the imaginary wall that often separates them. With the guidance and support of theatre arts professionals, members become theatre insiders.

TDHS leading in prom donation cash

Thomas Dale High School is leading the pack in votes to gain $2,500 for their prom celebration. Chesterfield Federal Credit Union is giving $2,500 to whichever high school gets the most votes on the CFCU Facebook page. As of December 1, TDHS had garnered 57 votes; Monacan, 50; Clover Hill, 38 and Matoaca, 24.

Local nursing student earns Bronze Cross

Maria May, a 2011 graduate of Clover Hill High School and Chester resident, on November 8 received the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement.

JTCC receives grant from Altria Group for STEM-H opportunities

To compete globally, the United States needs a workforce highly trained in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care (STEM-H). The number of jobs related to STEM-H is on the rise, but the number of people preparing for these careers is not keeping up with the demand.

Recently deceased

BROOKS, Nannie Mawyer, 85, of Chester, widow of Andrew J. Brooks.
CAMERON, Rhonda Sue, 48, of Chesterfield, wife of Emil E. Cameron.