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Local students earn academic honors

Sara Meyerhoeffer was named to Longwood University President’s List for the fall 2010 term. Meyerhoeffer, a senior majoring in social work, has been accepted to VCU’s Masters of Social Work program for the fall of 2011. She graduated from Thomas Dale High School in 2008, and her parents are Dean and Christi Meyerhoeffer of Chester.

Local sports pros visit Curtis for Family Fitness Night

Chester families who visited Curtis Elementary last Friday evening for Family Fitness Night had the unique opportunity to both speak with and receive autographs from three local pros – Johnny Grubb who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, Ken Oxendine a former NFL running back with the Atlanta Falcons, and young professional soccer player Roger Bothe of the Richmond Kickers. All three men attended Curtis during their youth.

Monarchs capture district title, dominate Knights

Being on the team that wins your school’s first district title is a big deal- just ask Meadowbrook’s Monarchs. That’s the feat they set out to accomplish last Friday night.

Lady Knights win third straight title

When the Thomas Dale Lady Knights took the floor on Friday night in the Central District final, it would be the fifth meeting between them and the Monarchs of Meadowbrook. It would be a game in which Thomas Dale got the best of the Monarchs by a score of 56-43, securing the Lady Knights third straight regular season district championship and tournament championship.

Bird girls are back on track winning Districts

The evolution of the L.C. Bird girls’ basketball team has been a story to follow all season. That evolution reached a new level as they dispatched Cosby in the Dominion District finals 65-55 to secure the championship, as a balanced Bird offensive attack placed three players in double-figures in scoring. The title was the first for Bird since 2008.

Other district results

The L.C. Bird boys’ basketball team fell in the semi-finals last week to Huguenot, in a closely fought game 55-52 as Huguenot’s Jareese Cooley hit a lay-up with 8.3 seconds to go, and hit one of two foul shots to seal the win. A desperation three point attempt by Bird came close, but was wide left.

Three juveniles charged in Valentine’s Day brush fire

The Chesterfield County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded on Feb. 14 to the 10600 block of Hollyberry Drive at 5:44 p.m. for a brush fire. The fire burned approximately three acres in the Arbor Landing neighborhood.

New suspect in credit fraud case

Surveillance footage has yielded yet another suspect in a credit-card fraud case, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate the suspect.