What's Up: Upcoming Events

Registration opens Jan. 9 for workforce training and other Adult Continuing Education opportunities

Jan. 9 is the start of registration for workforce training and other classes offered for residents 18 and older by Adult Continuing Education. Details are included in the winter/spring program guide, which is available online at and in county libraries.

Martin makes Dean’s List at Bridgewater

Heidi Martin, a sophomore majoring in biology, from Chesterfield, made the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Bridgewater College. Dr. Carol A. Scheppard, vice president and dean for academic affairs, last week announced the list of those who excelled academically.

Pegram leads the way for Lady Monarchs

Typically when a high school team loses five seniors, the forecast may be a bumpy one for that following season. After all, it’s a part of the high school four year cycle. For the Meadowbrook girl’s basketball team, a team that finished last season with a 21-5 record, but after losing five key contributors, it appeared to be a ‘rebuilding’ year for the Lady Monarchs.

CTC dental students provide free services to students

Chesterfield Technical Centers’ Dental Occupations 1 and 2 classes held their third annual Dental Clinic for Victoria Elementary and Kenbridge Elementary Schools in November.

Four more teachers attain National Board certification, and two teachers renew certification

Four additional Chesterfield teachers have achieved National Board certification, which is one of the highest credentials in education, and two National Board Certified Teachers have renewed their certification. They will be honored during a regional pinning ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at Virginia Commonwealth University in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.

Ranking 2011

It’s time again to review another year. And what a year 2011 has been. From earthquakes and hurricanes to anniversaries and elections we have been very busy.

#1 -- Earthquake blown away by Irene

The rumble began like a passing train and then many people realized they were nowhere near the tracks. Maybe a helicopter. But the shake continued long enough on Aug. 23 that most people left the shelter of their homes or road it out, securing dishes or other valuables that could tumble to the floor.

#2 -- Interchange is completed, prepares to open shop

Governor Bob McDonnell announced in late December that Amazon would invest a total of $135 million to establish two fulfillment centers in Virginia. The company will invest $85 million and create 1,000 jobs at the Meadowville Technology Park in Enon, and invest $50 million in Dinwiddie County, creating 350 new jobs.