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Hope for Kasey

Chester native Kasey Crute, 18, a freshman at the University of Virginia, was building “eco-friendly” latrines in Panama during her Spring break when she suffered a paralyzing neck injury after diving into a pool of water on Thursday, March 10.

Presquile National Wildlife Refuge seeks public input

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on developing its Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a 1,329-acre island in the James River, accessed by ferry from Bermuda Hundred near Enon.

Parks and Rec to offer nature hikes this April

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering three guided nature hikes along Virginia’s scenic trails. All fees include round-trip transportation from Rockwood Nature Center.

County recognizes volunteers’ service

Chesterfield County’s Senior Advocate held a reception on Monday, March 21, in honor of 34 volunteers who provided nearly 600 volunteer hours during 2010, valued at $12,156.

“The Tempest” to be performed at Henricus April 1-3

Thomas Dale High School will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” at Henricus Historical Park on April 1, 2, and 3 at 3:00 p.m. each day. The play is being presented in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Sir Thomas Dale in the Virginia colony and his founding of the settlement at Henricus.

Local students graduate from Radford

Ellen Jane Ayers and April Heather Murray of Chester graduated from Radford University at the end of the fall semester.

Kendahl Kean is Radford honors student

Kendahl Renae Kean, a Thomas Dale High School 2009 honors graduate attending Radford University is an honors sophomore in pre-nursing. She has had a perfect 4.0 grade point average and has been on the dean’s list since starting at Radford in August 2009.

Working out the kinks in the nation’s capitol

The L.C. Bird High School’s FIRST Robotics team Robohawks participated over the weekend in the FIRST Robotics Competition D.C. Regional in the nation’s capital. Team mentor Nancy Hoover said the team faced an uphill challenge because their robot had not been fully tested.