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Local NFL star James Farrior hosts celebrity weekend in Richmond

For Matoaca High School alum and current Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior, it’s all about giving back to the community.

Virginia Tech student, Chester local wins bass fishing tournament

David “Carrington” Wilmer won the Toyota Tundra Weekend Series Pro/Am Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 21, at Smith Mountain Lake.

Making sense of Shakespeare

We all had to stumble through reading aloud one Shakespeare play or another during high school, and only if we had to memorize part of a soliloquy did we remember many of the playwright’s words. Rick Gray, former Village News columnist, is undoubtedly the local expert on the most famous wordsmith in history. When you study Shakespeare you find that people haven’t really changed all that much over the last several hundred years, and it takes just a little shove to pique your interest.

School Board updated on standards-based grading

During a work session last week, Chesterfield County Schools Superintendent Dr. Marcus J. Newsome said that the school system discovered that an “A” at one school in biology was a “C” at another; that within a school an “A” in biology was in fact a “D” in its English department.

Cadets help Wounded Warriors

Earlier this school year, cadets from Thomas Dale High School assisted Wounded Warriors from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the 60th Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention in Washington, D.C.

TDHS JROTC receives community award

The Chester Community Association(CCA) presents a $500 community award to the Thomas Dale JROTC, in part, for their “outstanding participation” in last year’s ChesterFest.

Magnolia Grange: A brief love story

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV) held its quarterly meeting at Magnolia Grange Sunday, May 1, in celebration of the 25th year since the site first opened to the public. There, Mary Arline McGuire, former CHSV president and former country treasurer, gave a presentation titled “A Love Story: A Story about a Beautiful, Refined, and Sophisticated Lady Who Has Had Many Lovers, Magnolia Grange,” sharing some early history regarding one of our county’s most beloved historical relics.

High School graduations scheduled June 8-11

More than 4,200 Chesterfield County students will receive their high school diplomas during graduation ceremonies June 8-11 at VCU’s Siegel Center.