Murals placed at Community High

Last spring, Chesterfield Community High School held a contest for a school slogan, according to information from Library Media Specialist Carol DeMasi. The winning choice was “Eagle Pride, Soar High,” designed by 2009 senior Raymeka White.

Knight’s trio chosen for this summer’s VHSCA All-Star Classic

“It’s been a wonderful senior year. Winning states in football and then coming so close to doing the same in basketball has been special. I look forward to carrying our successes to the next level at William and Mary.”

The next level

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Hotel site yields a look into the past

Kerry Schamel-Gonzalez has been prospecting along the CSX railroad tracks from Richmond south to North Carolina for months. She’s been looking for anything with historical significance.

Spring Loaded part 2

This is the second story in a two-part series previewing spring sports at area high schools. Last week, the Village News offered a look at the excitement at Thomas Dale and potential at Matoaca.

School efficiency review presented

Most of the cost-saving recommendations included in a recent efficiency audit of the school system have already been incorporated into next year’s budget, school officials said Friday.

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.