Salute the Troops, one of the many activities during last year’s ChesterFest, gave community members a chance to send a message to troops serving in Afghanistan. Whoever wanted to send a short thank you note to the troops signed a huge banner that was then sent overseas.
Local students were recently recognized for their academic achievements at the college level.
Though Chester Middle School will be a memory next year, its place in the community will live on in a mural painted by its students.
The Central Region has always taken a back seat to the Eastern and Northern Regions when it comes to state wrestling. All of that changed last weekend at Robinson High School in Fairfax as the Central Region captured five state titles and four runner-up medals in what is hoped to be a shifting of power in the state.
The Next Level is a bi-monthly feature that follows Chester area athletes at the college level. If you are a parent, coach, athletic director or simply a fan you can help the Village News identify Bird, Community, Dale, Matoaca or Meadowbrook graduates who are contributing at the college level. Specific information can be sent to sports @ villagepublishing.com.
In today’s world of college athletics there is tremendous pressure to win, which leads college coaches to go after commitments from athletes at a younger and younger age.
From what was once no more than a pep club, competitive cheerleading has evolved into a major sport. Athleticism is now the focal point in this sport, which has taken hold across America.
Crime Solvers needs the community’s help to catch the man who broke into Hank’s Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q at 4810 Jefferson Davis Highway on Sunday, Jan. 24. Police responded to an alarm call at 1:12 a.m. and discovered someone had broken a rear window to the restaurant.