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BROOKE MCELROY
Thomas Dale High School
Radford University

A senior, McElroy has elevated her inside presence for the Highlanders this season. Leading the team in rebounds and blocked shots, she has also improved her scoring average to nearly nine points per game. In a recent outing at the Robins Center versus Richmond, McElroy nearly missed a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds.

BRAXTON BYERSON
Thomas Dale High School
Virginia Union University

Local accountant obtained designation

TNT Accounting Services, LLC celebrated five years in business on Jan.18, according to information from the company.

Local firm welcomes new attorney

Rudy, Coyner & Associates, PLLC recently announced that Cassie Craze has joined the firm as an attorney. She will focus her practice on the representation of small businesses, community associations, developers and creditors, and on providing estate planning and real estate services to individuals.

Local retailer named a top pick in wedding magazine

The Cordial Cricket, a local retail boutique specializing in custom invitations, stationery and gifts, recently announced it had been selected as a 2011 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section in The Knot magazine and on www.theknot.com, the No. 1 wedding resource that’s most trusted by brides.

Company taking ‘Going Green’ seriously

The Timmons Group, a professional civil engineering service in the Mid-Atlantic region for nearly 60 years, has recently expanded its diversity of services to include Greenstone Solutions, a company press release says.

The Island warms the heart at Swift Creek

From a cold, cheerless winter night to the warmth of a tropical island: This is the feeling you immediately get as you are shown to your seat at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Tom Width’s clever set direction portrays an island in the Caribbean, complete with palm trees, a beach and a bright sun.

Lion’s collect glasses

Stephen Smith, president of the Chester Lions Club, and Ellie Holden, manager of Kroger at Breckenridge Shopping Center, stand next to the eyeglass and hearing aid collection box recently moved to the front of the Kroger store. Another collection box is located on Centre Street in front of Wells Realty.

Man tied up children, stole TV, gaming system

A frightening incident occurred for two area children, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and locate the suspect.