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Road improvements, lots sold, rezoning

The Wellington Farm development of Chalkley Road has a new builder. Main Street Homes is now building on several lots there and lists the neighbor as one of its many locations for new homes. Some residents are concerned that with Main Street touting homes starting in the $280s, it could decrease their home value.

Chester Post Office denies National Tax Day protestors

Six peaceful protesters supporting same-sex marriages were told by the postmaster to leave the grounds of the Chester Post Office Monday afternoon.

Local resident pledges public service throughout country

Joshua Young of Chester, Virginia, is one of 240 young people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout the country as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

Owen Wilson receives Eagle honors

Owen J. Wilson, 16, was recently awarded the Eagle Scout badge, the highest youth rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Owen, son of Allen and Laura Wilson of Chester, attends L.C. Bird High School and is a member of Troop 922 of the Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church.

Chester Baptist Church welcomes new worship leader

Chester Baptist Church will be implementing a new contemporary worship service Sunday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall, which is adjacent to the church’s sanctuary, and has brought on Glen Allen resident Kevin Hood as the church’s new contemporary worship leader.

Math students excel at Matoaca

The Virginia Math League contest is a challenging six-question, 30-minute contest administered six times throughout the school year. The goal of the contest is to encourage student interest and confidence in mathematics through solving worthwhile problems.

Young readers battle over literature at Hopkins

The entire fifth grade at Hopkins Elementary convened in the school’s cafeteria Friday for the school-wide “Battle of the Books,” supporting nine of their peers as they competed in a jeopardy-style contest testing their reading skills.

Lady Knights taking it one game at a time

Although late April marks the middle point of the regular high school season, the Thomas Dale varsity softball team feels it certainly doesn’t indicate their half-way mark.