In the evolution of American culture, Thanksgiving has departed from its original, communal tradition. What was once a feast celebrating harmony within a community is today readily accepted as simply an elaborate, formal meal served between televised games of football.
Though the Planning Commission recommended denial of a car wash’s request for an electronic sign last week, some commissioners stressed that they weren’t opposed to such signs in principle.
In life, Jean Linden, whose works will be on display at the Chester Library next month, combined her love of reading and passion for quilting, inspiring her students to “Read It and Quilt It.”
On Superhero Day, celebrated as part of Matoaca High School’s Spirit Week, the roughly 500 members of Team Justin cheered as they welcomed back the school’s very own hero. Matoaca High students, teachers and staff members have rallied around Justin Yancey, a sophomore who was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer.
Harrowgate Elementary School has received a $750 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program to support the Harrowgate Intervention Project, a press release from the school says.
The realm of sports is no stranger to the convention of commending people for their outstanding accomplishments. Year after year, winning teams, coaches and players are acknowledged in a wide range of athletic settings; yet, without the lucrative success typical of colleges and professional franchises, high school sports often lack sufficient funding to do so.
Virginia State University improved its record to 6-2 Saturday with an impressive 42-0 victory over visiting Lincoln University. The game was played under glorious weather conditions before an overflow homecoming crowd on the Ettrick campus’ Rogers Stadium natural grass playing field.
Yahkee Johnson and the L.C. Bird Skyhawks are flying high after their win against Clover Hill Friday. Bird was trailing 13-0 at the half and battled back to defeat their previously undefeated district foe by a score of 14-13.