Police blotter

HOPKINS RD 9/17 Hopkins Elementary School. Entry to the school was gained through an exterior door that was found unlocked. Several areas of the school were found disturbed and miscellaneous property was reported stolen.

Battle of Chester

When the Thomas Dale Knights and Lloyd C. Bird Skyhawks take the field Friday night, they will know what’s on the line. It won’t be the district standings; this game doesn’t matter in those. It’s all about bragging rights and pride.

Work continues on draft land use map

Members of the county’s new comprehensive plan steering committee shared concerns and questions about a draft land use plan map last week.

Chesterfield compiles HSR concerns, others promote advantages

After a 10-day extension, the public comment period for the environmental impact study of the Richmond to Raleigh high-speed rail line was closed without fanfare. Chesterfield County leaders agreed to a resolution in favor of the project that bisects the Bermuda District, however, with caveats.

VBS needs all blood types

Virginia Blood Services is still trying to recover from a tough summer of decreased blood collections and urgently needs all blood types, according to a press release from the organization. The inventory suffered even more after the Labor Day weekend, it says.

Survivor donates hair for second time

Local cancer survivor Allie Stough recently grew her hair out for a second time to donate it for making wigs for cancer patients.

Locals run to raise money for Crohn’s

Chester natives Shelly Williams and Shauna Camp will participate in a half marathon in December to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in honor friends and family who suffer from the disease.

11 Senior Idol finalists announced, finals Oct. 1

With 42 contestants in 32 acts auditioning, organizers of Chesterfield County and the Tri-Cities’ first Senior Idol competition found themselves with more talent than they planned, according to a press release from the Shepherd’s Center.