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Nixon to head VITA

Last week, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Del. Sam Nixon to serve as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency, according to a press release from the governor’s office. With General Assembly passage of McDonnell’s legislation to increase transparency and accountability in the agency, the chief information officer will now report directly to the governor, through the Secretary of Technology, for the first time.

Area Ukrop’s conversions set to begin next week

MARTIN’S Food Markets recently announced it will begin the conversion process of the 25 Ukrop’s Super Markets on Monday, April 5.

Rotarian honors: Local couple recognized for selfless service

“What would it take to change the world?” On Rotary International’s Web site it states, “Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.”

Reading to Rocky: Students practice English by reading to therapy dog

As he sauntered into the classroom, clad in a tie-died shirt, cries of recognition went up from the students: “Rocky!”

Dr. David Neff and Dr. Adam Kaul join team at The Crossings at Ironbridge

Dr. David Neff, PharmD, M.D., and Dr. Adam Kaul, M.D., will be joining the staff at The Crossings at Ironbridge, a premier assisted living community in Chester, as attending physician and medical director, respectively, in March, according to information from the facility.

Police seek women who stole TVs

Crime Solvers needs the community’s help to identify two women who stole televisions from Walmart at 900 Walmart Way on Friday, Nov. 13.

Police Blotter: March 31, 2010

MISTORA RD 3/18 Unknown suspect/s entered the victim’s unlocked greenhouse. When the victim went out to lock the building up, the suspect fled the building on foot. Nothing was stolen from inside, however, damage was found.

Matoaca High tennis teams jump to 4-0 starts

The boys and girls tennis teams have gotten off to their best starts in school history by beginning the season with 4-0 marks. Both squads celebrated victories last Thursday in matches against Thomas Dale. The wins mark the first time the Warriors have defeated Dale in league play.