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Thompson Hospitality donates $1 million to Virginia State

On Monday, Thompson Hospitality donated $1 million to Virginia State University, according to a press release from the school. The gift represents the second-largest gift in the school’s 128-year history, it says.

Chesterfield names new assistant county administrator

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, Chesterfield County Administrator Jay Stegmaier announced the appointment of Louis G. Lassiter as assistant county administrator, a press release says.

The Andrews sisters of Matoaca

The Appomattox River west of Matoaca was a small, quiet stream when the Andrews sisters came into the world. No, not Patty, Maxene and LaVerne, but Bernice, Alice and Josie.

Village Bank among ‘Best Places to Work’

Village Bank was recently named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Virginia, according to a press release. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

Here we grow again: Goodman & Company merging with Dixon Hughes

Chester will be home to a branch of one of the largest accounting firms in the country. Goodman & Company’s March 1 merger with Dixon Hughes will form a CPA powerhouse, creating certainly the largest firm in the Southern U.S. and the 13th largest in the nation.

Chesterfield musicians welcome VT conductor

Dr. Travis J. Cross, guest conductor for this weekend’s performance of the Chesterfield All County Band, has been wanting to conduct the best of the best in Chesterfield County for some time. Cross is an assistant professor of music at Virginia Tech, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting.

Students further education at Virginia Tech

Several Chester residents were recently accepted to The Graduate School at Virginia Tech, according to a press release from the school.

Winners of county scholarship announced

The winners of the Leaders of the 21st Century Scholarship for 2010-2011 were recently announced.