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VSU business school wins prestigious technology award

Virginia State University’s Reginald F. Lewis School of Business (RFLSB) has been awarded the RichTech Technology Innovation Deployment Award. The award honors companies or organizations that successfully implement creative technologies to enhance processes, methodologies and/or services for their own, or others’, benefit.

VSU signs internship agreement with Minor League Baseball

Virginia State University (VSU) President Keith Miller recently signed an agreement with Pat O’Conner, president of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to provide internship opportunities for VSU students.

ABC busts retailers for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

Like other states, Virginia has strict age limits to buy cigarettes and alcohol. But young people often have little trouble purchasing those products: About one of every eight stores inspected by the state sells tobacco and booze to underage buyers.

Reward still being offer in 2007 wrongful death of store owner

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to catch the person or people who shot and killed store owner Farooq Anwar at his Fast and Friendly convenience store at 6249 Jefferson Davis Highway on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.

Man arrested after striking two police vehicles

At 10:20 p.m. on April 25, a Chesterfield County Police sergeant came upon a single vehicle crash near Falling Creek on Jefferson Davis Highway. As the sergeant pulled up to that crash, the driver of the vehicle intentionally rammed the sergeant’s vehicle and fled south on Jefferson Davis.

Police blotter

COLORSTONE PL 5/7 Sterling Cove @ Highlands. Victim discovered the screen window on the back deck, closer to the door, bent from the bottom. It appeared as if someone tried to pull the screen window open from the bottom, causing the screen window frame to bend at the middle. A second window was found bent on the deck, but not as severe as the first one.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, May 16
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

Red Cross Web of Hope knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m. Chester Baptist Church, School Street.  For details call Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Mom's mission

Patricia Burrow, a mom to four, is experiencing what only a few moms have been able to do: return to school alongside one of their children. Burrow, 55, and her youngest daughter, Dominique WestBurrow, 24, have been classmates at Virginia State University [VSU] in the career track of Sports Management.