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See where your high school ranks in new U.S. News list  WTVR CBS 6 News

A dozen Central Virginia schools are ranked among the top 4000 high schools in the country, according to US News & World report.

Calendar 5/8/2019  Chesterfield Observer

THURSDAY, MAY 9. Spring Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6819 Mimms Loop, between the administration building and County Museum. Assorted herbs ...

Police investigate drugs and weapon found at Midlothian High School  WWBT NBC12 News

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield police have confirmed a 17-year-old male was found to be in possession of what appeared to be marijuana, ...

Relay for Life Chesterfield to raise money for American Cancer Society  8News

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) --Come out and help area teams as they Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. The Chesterfield Relay is ...

Midlothian High School band, Wegmans host Showcase of Bands  Progress Index

MIDLOTHIAN — On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Midlothian High School Trojan Band and Wegmans in Midlothian will host the 12th annual Showcase of Bands at ...

Former teacher files lawsuit against Chesterfield Schools, says she was told to be more feminine  8News

A former Chesterfield teacher says she was told by administrators she was too masculine and needed to be more feminine. . News, weather, sports, headlines ...

A Midlothian family makes running the Boston Marathon a family affair  8News

A Midlothian father and his three sons will be running the Boston Marathon on April 15. . News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Midlothian Trojans ready for comeback  8News

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- The Midlothian high school football team hopes to use momentum from last season when they ended a 31-year playoff drought.

Midlothian picks up early momentum with win over Douglas Freeman

In 2017, Midlothian made the playoffs for the first time in a generation. It started the 2018 season with a 17-7 victory.

Car hits student outside Midlothian High School  WTVR CBS 6 News

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- A Midlothian High School student was hurt Thursday morning when he was struck by a car driven by another student, according to ...

Calendar 4/10/2019  Chesterfield Observer

THURSDAY, APRIL 11. Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway.

Teacher is suing Chesterfield County Public Schools for gender discrimination  TODAY

Dina Persico is suing Chesterfield County Public Schools for gender discrimination.

Nicknames that stuck and other hidden gems uncovered in ‘Behind the Scenes’ adventures

His name is Robert Preston Jones, but everyone knows him as “Peppy.”

County swimmers set records at meet  Chesterfield Observer

SwimRVA hosted the Hanover Hawk Holiday Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 15, featuring 670 swimmers from around the state. This was the fastest high school ...

Midlothian High water fountain had 27 times more lead than safety limit, testing shows

Every day for the past three years, Helen Trout has filled up her 17-ounce water bottle at a fountain near the cafeteria at Midlothian High School.

Former teacher alleges Va. school district urged her to dress more feminine  Washington Blade

A former civics teacher in Virginia in a federal lawsuit she has filed against her former school district alleges administrators harassed her because of her ...

Former Chesterfield teacher files lawsuit, says she was told to be more feminine  WAVY-TV

A former Chesterfield teacher says she was told by administrators she was too masculine and needed to be more feminine.

SPECIAL REPORT: The tragic life and death of Midlothian High graduate John Terrell

John Terrell, an expectant father, talented artist and the 30-year-old son of two retired teachers, was one of 34 people who committed suicide in Chesterfield ...

‘We’re not a school like that’: Racial slur insults Midlothian students

A Midlothian High School student was on Twitter Sunday night when she was shocked to find a racial slur directed at some students.

Magnolia Green breaks ground on new neighborhood  Chesterfield Observer

Magnolia Green, a multi-generational, active-lifestyle residential community, recently broke ground on its new Glenmoor Oaks neighborhood. The joint venture ...

Longtime Midlothian High School teacher and coach Jack Olsen dies at age 70

At the age of 69, Jack Olsen shot a 69 on the golf course. At the age of 70, he shot a 70.

Midlothian High School staff member removed after ‘serious allegation’

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A staff member at Midlothian High School was removed from his job last week amid a "serious allegation," a Chesterfield ...

Midlothian graduate accepted to four United States service academies

Building Better Minds with Rob Cardwell airs every Wednesday on CBS 6 at 6 a.m..

Richmond Public Schools has the worst high school graduation rate in Virginia

Richmond Public Schools had the lowest graduation rate in Virginia this year, new state data show.

Midlothian's Autumn Childress went from college basketball player to television news anchor

As Autumn Childress begins her long-awaited dream of telling other's stories, the story of the former Midlothian High School and Longwood University basketball ...

Chesterfield cadets to miss school in order to help Hurricane Florence flood victims  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Three weeks into his freshman year at Midlothian High School and Connor Long is prepping for the field trip of a lifetime.

Student on school walkout: ‘Better to get in trouble at school than be unsafe’  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- One month after students around the country took part in a national school walkout to honor those killed at Stoneman Douglas ...

Superintendent responds to allegations of racism at Chesterfield schools  WWBT NBC12 News

Superintendent Dr. James Lane is speaking out after allegations of racism and political intimidation at two high schools in Chesterfield.

Midlothian student of the year breaks new ground in family's military legacy: acceptance to four service academies

When she was in middle school, Brooke Bailey wanted to be like the cool girls.

Double amputee encourages students to drive safely  WWBT NBC12 News

The Come Home Alive program reinforces safe teen driving and warn against dangerous behavior like texting and driving.

After son nearly dies, mom questions why road is not a school zone : ‘It’s insane’  WTVR CBS 6 News

A Midlothian mom is pushing for an urgent long-term solution she believes will protect kids, after her son's life changed forever one day while walking to school.

Midlothian drama teacher Ms. Baugher shares secret to staying young

Katherine Baugher has been teaching kids about theater and film/TV production for the past 45 years.

The bluebird takes flight  Chesterfield Observer

Heading into class at her new school, Lauranett Lee wasn't pleased with the reception she'd already received on the bus. The year was 1965, and Chesterfield ...

In a race against pancreatic cancer, Emily Koski finds hope – and a purpose  Chesterfield Observer

Though it's early on a Saturday morning and the temperature is just above freezing – so cold that steam is rising off the ponds of Salisbury's golf course ...

County schools alumni to receive Bravo! Awards  Chesterfield Observer

The Chesterfield Education Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Bravo! Awards, recognizing outstanding professional and community ...

Midlothian H.S. students win cash in C-SPAN Student Cam contest  WRIC

Students from Midlothian High School are honorable mention winners in C-SPAN's national 2018 StudentCam competition.. News, weather, sports, headlines ...

No. 2 Midlothian gets a bounce-back win against James River

Just three days after dropping an 11-10 overtime decision at home to Atlee, the No. 2 Midlothian boys lacrosse team was much sharper Monday against James ...

Former RIR owners pitch Midlothian mixed-use development  RichmondBizSense

A Virginia Beach development firm led by the family that once ran Richmond International Raceway is revving up its plans for a mixed-use development in ...

Friends remember Midlothian man killed crossing NYC street

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Frederick Swope, a 21-year-old Midlothian man, has died from injuries he suffered after he was struck by a car in New York ...

Will Pomeroy, Week 24 Nominee | WRLH  Fox Richmond

Congratulations, Lexus of Richmond's 24th weekly nominee for the Leadership Award Scholarship, Will Pomeroy of Midlothian High School! Consistently on the ...

Chesterfield seeks input from residents to draft vision for Midlothian's future

Midlothian was a vastly different place in 1989, when the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved its current Special Area Plan.

Proposed mixed-use project moves forward in Midlothian after year's delay

The development, north of Midlothian Turnpike and west of Winterfield Road, would house 250 apartments for people 55 and older and about 100000 square ...

Former E&H football coach Lou Wacker, a Highland Springs High and UR grad, dies at 84

Lou Wacker never overestimated his role as a football tactician.

'This is insanity. I’ve never seen anything like this before': Chesterfield and Henrico schools grappling with racial incidents

Racially insensitive displays by middle and high school students in Henrico and Chesterfield counties have fueled investigations and introspection in recent ...

Elevated levels of lead found in water fountains at 7 Chesterfield schools  WTVR CBS 6 News

Chesterfield County Schools sent letters to parents and students Thursday letting them know that elevated levels of lead had been found at water fountains at ...

President Obama recognizes Midlothian teacher  Progress Index

WASHINGTON — Not many people write the president of the United States and expect an answer back. For one high school teacher in Midlothian, who wrote ...

Obama invites Chesterfield teacher to White House, responds to letter

President Obama on Tuesday responded to the letter of a Chesterfield teacher at the National Teacher of the Year celebration.

4 Henrico high schools named among best in Va.

Four Henrico County high schools were listed among the Top 35 public high schools in all of Virginia, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Midlothian man who helped foil terror attack stars in new Clint Eastwood film  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The Midlothian man hailed as a hero after he helped disarm a gunman during a terrorist attack on a high-speed train traveling ...

Tests show 'actionable' levels of lead in drinking water at seven Chesterfield schools

Parents of students at Bellwood Elementary School, Bird High School, Gates Elementary School, Midlothian High School, Providence Middle School, Salem ...

Chesterfield singer who sang with Garth Brooks beats cancer for second time

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The Midlothian High School graduate who got her big break on stage with Garth Brooks last year, has beat cancer for the ...

Legendary coach Dudley Duncan steps down at Quest Swimming

A 2017 inductee to the International Swim Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Duncan has been instrumental in shaping the Richmond swimming community.

Midlothian woman killed in Hawaii plane crash  WWBT NBC12 News

Heather Riley graduated from Midlothian High School in 2007 and had been living in Hawaii for several years.

Murder of undercover cop sent ripples through Midlothian still felt 30 years later  Dallas News

The gunshots rang out as darkness fell that drizzly autumn night on a field where three Midlothian High School students had shared a joint. Two of...

Powhatan Girls Basketball routs Douglas Freeman 59-31

HENRICO – Playing its first game since Dec. 14 at Fluvanna, Powhatan Girls Basketball dominated Thursday's invitational matchup at Douglas S. Freeman High ...

Midlothian grad in hospital after thwarting terror attack on French train

One of the passengers who helped disarm a suspected gunman on a high-speed train has a connection to Chesterfield.

Chesterfield parents talk about school shooting threat  WWBT

A 17 year old Chesterfield boy is behind bars charged with threatening a school shooting. Police say the threat targeted Midlothian Middle School.

Midlothian family honors father as his accused killer appears in court

Family works to keep father's memory alive, as killer appears in court.

Six days later, 21-year-old Midlothian man dies after he was hit by a car in New York City

After a week in critical condition, Midlothian High School graduate Frederick Swope succumbed Monday to life-threatening injuries suffered when he was hit by ...

Swift Creek Middle School hosts first Public Speaking Invitational  Progress Index

Fifteen Swift Creek eighth-graders taking public speaking and debate classes compete with eight Virginia high schools; finish in third place.

‘I thought I was going to die, Midlothian grad details french terror attack

"I knew immediately what had happened. I knew I had been shot and I thought I was going to die," said Moogalian.

It was his pleasure: Chick-fil-A worker laughs after viral chicken run  WTVR CBS 6 News

It's been quite a week for Jared Wilson. He's the 19-year-old Chick-fil-A worker was caught on camera as he raced a forgotten order to a customer outside the ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $83,000 In Scholarships To 74 Virginia High School Seniors  PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $83,000 in scholarships for the ...

Midlothian graduate Savannah Lane crowned the new Miss Virginia

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Savannah Lane, a 20-year-old Midlothian High School graduate and University of Virginia student, was crowned Miss Virginia at the ...

Residents to get chance to sound off on Midlothian development proposal  WWBT NBC12 News

A meeting is planned for residents to voice concerns over the design plans for Winterfield Crossing, which is on the north side of Midlothian Turnpike, just west of ...

BUSH,, Carolee Silcox  Roanoke Times

BUSH, Carolee Silcox December 26, 1934 - September 26, 2018 Carolee Silcox Bush, 83, died peacefully at Morningside of Williamsburg, Wednesday, ...

Midlothian grad Hailey Lane to have homecoming 6 weeks after heart attack

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — The young Air Force cadet who suffered a massive heart attack on March 23, is headed home. Hailey Lane will be released from the ...

Open, Richmond Community and Deep Run named region’s best high schools

RICHMOND, Va. — Three Richmond-area high schools were named among the best in Virginia, according to the annual “Best High Schools” list compiled by ...

Making a Difference: Ginger Pridgen and her Homework Helpers

Four years ago, Ginger Pridgen drove to the entrance of the Suburban Village trailer park with fliers printed in Spanish.

Young athletes play to raise awareness about heart disease  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- About 200 people watched as young athletes from lacrosse teams across Greater Richmond came together to raise money ...

All-conference, region and state lacrosse teams

First team: Attack: Jake Helsley, James River, Jr.; Palmer Jones, Thomas Dale, Sr.; Lucas Daugherty, Thomas Dale, Jr.; Matt Kessler, James River, Jr.; Midfield: ...

Taziki's Mediterranean Café Virginia Launches "HOPE" Program

Partnership between area programs and Taziki's teaches students with special needs. Taziki's Mediterranean Café Virginia Launches "HOPE" Program ...

“Helping the Homeless, One Table at a Time”: 16-year-old earns Eagle Scout  Virginian-Pilot

John Robert Schunder III earned the highest honor in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout award.

Richmond couple to be featured on ‘House Hunters’ on Monday  Roanoke Times

Get ready to see another Richmond couple on Monday night's episode of HGTV's “House Hunters.”

All-Metro swimmers of the year: Camryn Curry finds a home at Arizona State; Clark Beach pushes the record book along side his twin brother

Curry was set to follow her father's path and swim for the Naval Academy before a visit from an Arizona State coach changed her plans. Clark Beach and his ...

Love of learning: Three sisters all teaching in Chesterfield schools

Caroline Grier was sitting next to her younger sister when she got the call.

Elite runners from Kenya and Ethiopia win Richmond Marathon  Richmond Free Press

Kenyan and Ethiopian runners make up a tiny percentage of the total number of participants in the annual Richmond Marathon. But they're clearly at the head of ...

Monacan High School renovation advances despite escalating costs

Chesterfield County school officials will proceed with a renovation of Monacan High School as planned and cover a $3.3 million budget overrun with reserve ...

RWGA final will pit 64-year-old McGurn against 14-year-old Choi

The championship match of the 2018 Richmond Women's City Amateur golf tournament promises to be one for the ages.

Milestones | The Henrico Citizen  Henrico Citizen

Ally Dods and Mackenzie Meadows of Henrico will take part in James Madison University's production of Green Day's American Idiot Feb. 19-24. They will join.

‘We are Hailey Strong,’ nation rallies for Midlothian teen after heart attack

The 19-year-old Air Force cadet Hailey Lane, a Midlothian graduate, is in critical condition after a massive heart attack.

Letter from Virginia high school student touches Wyoming couple who lost son in Iraq  The Grand Rapids Press -

Most high school assignments come and go. You put in the time, hand over the goods, get a grade, move on. Not this one. John and Joanne Burri are still reeling ...

John Adams, the political opposite of Attorney General Mark Herring, wants his job

Voters in November will see a familiar name on their ballots. The Republican candidate challenging Attorney General Mark R. Herring, the Democratic ...

4 Henrico high schools named among Virginia’s best

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Four Henrico County high schools ranked in the top 50 best high schools in Virginia, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Comcast Awards $69,000 In Scholarships To 60 Virginia High School Seniors  PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...

Boise State roster countdown 2017: Day 49, Jermani Brown  One Bronco Nation Under God

We have officially eclipsed the halfway point! We are headed downhill, so let's get right to it with #49 Jermani Brown. #49, Jermani Brown, Freshman, DB Stats ...

Ex-Richmonder plays himself in Clint Eastwood film based on French train attack

When he was lying on the floor of a high-speed train hurtling between Brussels and Paris, blood pumping from a hole in his neck where a bullet had exited his ...

Ice cream truck driver charged in Chesterfield School bus crash  WWBT

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - An ice cream truck driver was charged with reckless driving in a head-on crash with a Chesterfield County Public School bus.

Gateway Region announces Keith Boswell as new president  Progress Index

COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Virginia's Gateway Region Economic Development Organization (VGR) announced on Saturday that they have appointed Keith ...

Man who helped thwart Paris train attack is from Midlothian  WRIC

CHESTERFIELD CO., Va. (WRIC) -- The first passenger who helped stop a gunman on a high-speed train headed from Amsterdam to Paris is from Midlothian.

New schools, start times and custodians: Chesterfield school superintendent presents budget proposal

A couple of months ago, things looked stormy for the Chesterfield County schools budget.

Dad shocks daughter at Midlothian dance; students chant ‘USA’

Perhaps his most meaningful secret mission he carried out was over the weekend at Midlothian High School in Chesterfield.

Penn State commits shine in prep play; QB Michael Johnson Jr., QB Taquan Roberson, DB Jaquan Brisker highlight the list

Running back Devyn Ford, cornerback Keaton Ellis and wide receiver John Dunmore also had big outings.

MOAA awards scholarships, grants, and leadership awards to local students  Progress Index

Nine students receive $1500 Roper Memorial Scholarships, two receive $1000 grants.

Baseball season is back

The Powhatan High School varsity baseball team took the field for its season opener at Midlothian with an unprecedented three freshmen in the starting lineup ...

Kishore, Krishna  The Daily Progress

Krishna Pulla Kishore Krishna Pulla Kishore, 41, of Charlottesville, died on Friday, April 25, 2014. He was born March 2, 1973, in Kansas City, Kansas.

High school graduations to increase traffic around Siegel Center, Altria Theater this week

Driving near Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will be a test of patience this week as up to six high school graduation ceremonies are planned for ...

Ice Cream Truck and School Bus in Head-On Crash  Cleveland News - Fox 8

Seven students and two adults have been taken to the hospital after an ice cream truck slammed into a Chesterfield County school bus head-on Tuesday ...

Middle School Football Team’s Season Canceled Over Racist Snapchats

After video surfaced of a Snapchat featuring members of the Short Pump Middle School football team, the rest of their season has been canceled.

Knee injury could shelve Kickers goalkeeper Ryan Taylor for the duration

Ryan Taylor, the Richmond Kickers' homegrown goalkeeper, will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a significant injury to his left knee in last week's match at ...

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