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December 7, 2014 - 11:00am

Thomas Dale searches for an idol

On Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., Thomas Dale High School will host the first night of “Thomas Dale’s Got Talent”, a school-wide talent show featuring students performing in a variety of artistic mediums. Held in the school’s auditorium, the show features live acts competing for monetary prizes which will be awarded Friday, March 4, after numerous rounds of elimination have ensued.

Centuries old thatching still fresh today

We take the roof over our head for granted. Plywood covered with felt paper and shingles keeps us dry and secure. But in the 1600s what seems like a simple task today was much more involved. The Henricus Historical Park tells the story of living in the 17th century and the efforts to stay warm, dry and secure.

Teachers rally for public school funding

A crowd of more than 200 people chanted, “Senate stand firm!” as the last speaker stepped off the podium and into the swarm of Virginia Education Association members and supporters at a Capitol Square rally this week.

A new post office

The Chesterfield and Colonial Heights News-Journal reported on Feb. 27, 1964 that “word had reached the county from Washington, D.C. that plans had been completed to build a Federal Office Building in Chesterfield, in the western edge of Chester.”

Spell check

It took students representing grades five through eight 17 rounds of spelling words like “euphonious” and “reticulated” to determine the top speller during the annual Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPA) spelling championship.

School Board adopts Bible class text

The School Board last week unanimously adopted a text book for a high school elective course on the Bible.

County official appointed to state board

Debbie Burcham, director of Chesterfield County’s Department of Mental Health Support Services and executive director of the Chesterfield Community Service Board, has been appointed to the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board by Gov. Bob McDonnell, according to information from the county.

Residents ask about impact of address changes

About 20 residents came out to Matoaca High School last week to hear more about a proposal that would give residents with Colonial Heights, Petersburg or Richmond addresses a Chesterfield address.