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Trio of credit card thieves

A trio of suspects is thought to be responsible for stealing credit cards from a victim at the Cracker Barrel in Chester and a victim at Panera Bread in Colonial Heights. The credit cards were used later to make purchases at the Target and Best Buy stores in Colonial Heights. The crimes took place on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Police blotter

ROLAND VIEW TR 12/19 Millcreek. Entry to the victim’s residence was attempted by prying the rear screen door off and throwing it in the back yard. It also appeared that a rock may have been used to break the window in a bedroom. Nothing was disturbed inside the residence.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, January 5
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting. 1 p.m. Public Meeting Room, Chesterfield County Administration Building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Community Meeting on Potential Rezoning of Property at 3810 W. Hundred Road. 6:30 p.m. Hatcher-Gregory building, 3810 W. Hundred Road.

Chester Choices Book Discussion Group. 10:30 a.m. Chester Library. Details: 748-6314.

Chester Rotary Club Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Wild Rose Café, Chester Square.


Eagle Scout Project Takes Shape at Henricus

Boy Scouts from Troop 837 and others gathered on a chilly morning to help Mason Foster (pictured with shovel) complete his Eagle Scout project. Foster, a 17-year-old senior at Thomas Dale High School, decided to build a palisade wall in the English section of the park.

Thomas Dale gym named for basketball coach


Cicoria vs. Wheeler

Thomas Dale High School graduates David Cicoria and Michael Wheeler went head to head in an Elite Fighting Challenge on Feb. 13. Cicoria defeated Wheeler midway through the fight’s second round.

Meadowbrook’s Coble highlights 2010 signing class, Moses recommits to UVa

Meadowbrook High School -- Andre Coble signed a letter of intent to play football at Temple University.  

Matoaca High School -- Jaimen Newman signed a letter of intent to play football at Temple University. 


No eighth grade at Chester Middle next year

Originally, the School Board had approved a plan that left Chester Middle School’s rising eighth graders in the Chester Middle building this school year with Thomas Dale High School’s ninth grade, which was to be moved to the building to alleviate overcrowding at the high school.


Reminiscence: Deep roots and a long memory

Elizabeth Winfree Quaiff, 87, lives not more than five miles from where she grew up.

 “There is lots of history on my mother’s and father’s side,” she said.  Her grandparents’ home on her father’s side still stands today on Hopkins Road and is known as Edgewood.

The Winfree house, Quaiff’s family home, equipped with a red-clay tennis court, was located on 4 acres where McDonald’s is located on Hopkins Road. 


School Board adopts budget, cuts 325 jobs

After months of discussion, the School Board approved a fiscal 2011 budget that included about $56.4 million in cuts and eliminated about 325 jobs.

“It’s been … a long, and I think we’ll all admit, a difficult budget process,” said T. David Myers, assistant superintendent for business and finance. The budget dropped roughly $30 million, from $599,996,500 to $569,528,300.