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Calling budget “difficult” is an understatement, county staffer says

Budget and Management Director Allan Carmody reiterated the difficulty of this year’s budget process at the start of last week’s meeting of the budget and audit committee.

Kenco expanding in Chesterfield County

Kenco Logistic Services will be adding 25 to 30 new jobs and investing $1.6 million at its current site at the Walthall Enterchange in Chesterfield County, according to information from the county.

Remembering Mrs. Gregory

Veteran L.C. Bird High School music teacher and choral director Margaret F. Gregory died suddenly on March 1. In the days since her passing, nearly 1,600 people have joined a group created in her memory on a popular social networking site, and hundreds of messages of love, sorrow and support have been shared. The Village News invited members of the community to share their stories of how Mrs. Gregory touched their lives.

Chester Middle students prepare for final show

At Chester Middle School, a sign just outside drama teacher Martha Stanley’s door echoes the enthusiasm of her students: “Welcome!!! It’s time to create awesome pieces of theatre!” The students’ affection for their task was obvious last week, as they warmed up by doing the Hokey Pokey and hustled to get into costume and rehearse their next show, Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.

Bothe inks professional pact with Kickers

Roger Bothe, a 2006 Thomas Dale High School graduate who led the Knights to two state soccer titles, recently signed a contract to play professionally for the local Richmond Kickers.

The Next Level - 9

The Next Level is a bi-monthly feature that follows Chester area athletes at the college level. If you are a parent, coach, athletic director or simply a fan you can help the Village News identify Bird, Community, Dale, Matoaca or Meadowbrook graduates who are contributing at the college level. Specific information can be sent to sports @ villagepublishing.com.

Lady Knights fall to Princess Anne in state quarterfinals

On a 25-0 roll entering the region finals, the Lady Knights seemed destined for a date in the state championship final four. However, a subpar first half against Cosby and a meeting with Eastern Region juggernaut Princess Anne brought the magical season to an end.

Brilliant Dale effort falls short

In a year of champions at Thomas Dale, with every sport sending teams or individuals to regional or state competition, one would have expected nothing less than a superb effort from coach Eddie Goss’ Knights.