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Friday night lights return

High school football is returning to the area with a vengeance, as Thomas Dale looks to continue its success and defend its Division 6 state championship and other area schools look to complete unfinished business from the 2009 season.

New coaches, same expectations

With the departure of three legendary coaches at Thomas Dale High School last school year, change in the athletic program will be inevitable. What we don’t anticipate, however, is any change in the Knights’ success, which saw them capture every Central District title last fall.

Skyhawk sports a matter of numbers, experience

“We’ve got great kids here, but it is simply a matter of getting them to commit to a sport such as cross country,” said coach Seth Kistner. In a nutshell, that seems to be the story across the board when assessing the fall sports program at L.C. Bird High School.

Fall sports look to turn the corner at Matoaca

Fall sports are well under way at our local high schools and nowhere can you find greater enthusiasm than among the athletes and coaches at Matoaca High School.

Help catch man who robbed gas station

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to identify a man who robbed the BP Gas Station at 4224 Beulah Road on June 4. The masked suspect entered the store at about 9:25 p.m., walked past customers, went behind the counter and pointed a gun at the clerk. He pushed the clerk from the register, stole money and fled the area in a dark sedan that was waiting at the corner of Beulah Road and Fuqua Avenue.

Police blotter

MEADOWDALE BL 9/01 Walgreens. The victim and witness were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when an unknown suspect approached the vehicle, opened the door and got inside. The suspect displayed a gun and demanded the victim’s money. After receiving the money, the suspect exited the vehicle and left on foot.

Calendar

Weekly calendar of events beginning September 8, 2010 through September 16, 2010.

Unsung Heroes: Employees help keep water flowing, heat on and children safe

They’re not police officers, rescue workers or firefighters, but, usually behind the scenes and often after hours, they work to keep life running smoothly in Chesterfield. Wilbert Boyd, Jr., a senior labor crew chief in the water distribution’s operations and maintenance section, helps maintain Chesterfield County’s water system. He’s been with the county 13 years.