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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
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Local residents earn academic honors

Several local scholars have been recognized for their academic achievement at colleges and universities in and outside Virginia.

Chester residents to serve as Hokie Camp counselors

Three Chester residents have been selected as Virginia Tech Hokie Camp counselors, according to information from the school.

Amateur boxers to take to the ring on July 10

Boxing is a sport that you don’t see a great deal of anymore. Most of the premium matches are on premium television channels or must be purchased on a pay-per-view basis. Yet, some of the most famous sports broadcasting calls come from boxing. Many fans will remember Howard Cosell belting out the phrase: “Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier,” and many remember the explosion boxing had in the 1990s behind “Iron Mike” Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Matoaca marches through regular season, eyes championship

The 9-10 year olds representing the Matoaca Athletic Association have enjoyed an undefeated regular season, and they took another step toward the championship trophy with a 6-2 victory over Jacobs Road on a recent steamy Saturday afternoon at Harry Daniel Park.

Good Guys in Sport: Ken Oxendine

Ken Oxendine was and is an ox. Starring on the gridiron at Thomas Dale, he went on to greatness at Virginia Tech and then enjoyed a career in the NFL. Always humble in his success, he has remained close to his Chester roots. Oxendine, along with his brother, works tirelessly with area youth in an attempt to develop their full potential as student athletes.

Help police catch man who robbed a convenience store

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs the community’s help to identify and catch a young male who robbed the 7-Eleven at 9700 Jefferson Davis Highway on Sunday, April 18.

Police Blotter

MEADOWDALE BL 6/17 The victim was approached by the two suspects, one of whom he was acquainted with, and asked for a cigarette. The other suspect then displayed a handgun, as the suspect, recognized by the victim, demanded his property. The victim began to wrestle with the armed suspect. During the struggle, the gun discharged, slightly scraping the victim’s forehead. Both suspects then ran off.

Calendar: June 30, 2010

Chester area calendar of events from June 30, 2010 to July 8, 2010.