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Knights lose in state semis, recognized as a national soccer powerhouse

The 2012 season for the Thomas Dale Knights boy’s soccer team has been another wildly successful campaign. It’s something the community should be used to by now. Since Mark Fowler took the reigns as head coach in 1998, it’s been one of the most successful and consistent programs in the Central Region- and with two championships and six state tournament appearances in the past nine years- it is a dynasty.

Chesterfield County Fair Association announces scholarship winners

The Chesterfield County Fair Association is pleased to announce the presentation of four $1000 scholarships to members of the Class of 2012. Our winners this year represent four different high schools and exhibit a diverse range of abilities and pursuits.

Graduation: Chesterfield Community

Chesterfield Community High School seniors opened a new chapter in their lives last Friday, June 8 when they were honored as high school graduates. The class of 141 students was led by Julia Fournier,Valedictorian, and Jeri Absher, Salutatorian.

Gradutation: L. C. Bird

Carlton St. Clair Hassell, Jr., L. C. Bird High School senior class president, summed up his classmates best while putting his sunglasses on saying, “Our future is so bright we will need sunglasses to see it.” Hassell welcomed graduates, families and guest during the Thirty-Third Commencement Exercises for the 2012 graduating class last Friday, June 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduation: Matoaca

The top of the Class of 2012 for Matoaca High School was so close that determination was not made until after the programs had been printed. The Matoaca High School Commencement Exercises were held Monday, June 11 at 10 a.m. in the Verizon Wireless Arena Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Graduation: Meadowbrook

Commencement speaker, Dr. Millard D. “Pete” Stith, Jr., got straight to the point when he addressed the seniors during the Meadowbrook High School graduation ceremonies.

Graduation: Thomas Dale

Clayton Hall, Thomas Dale High School’s senior Class president, conducted his final meeting of the senior class during the opening of the 104th Commencement for the Class of 2012, Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. His remarks of the accomplishments made during the year for the seniors kicked-off the exercises on a high note for the 548 graduating seniors.

Freightliner and 41,000 pounds of copper stolen

Copper and metal thefts have been in the news before, but one recent theft was a bit unusual. The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help solve the case.