• Eagle wrestlers off to 4-0 start

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    Central’s wrestling team in only its second season of competition has gotten off to a 4-0 beginning this season. The Eagles return all but one wrestler from last year’s team.

  • JV's win 3 games, improve to 6-0

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    Central’s junior varsity won 3 games last week to improve their overall record to 6-0. The Junior Eagles began the week Tuesday with a home win over Chester 58-53. The Cyclones led 39-32 after three quarters, but Central outscored the visitors 26-15 in the final quarter to secure the win.

    Deavan Johnson led Central with 20 points followed by Mitch Meadows 12, Ryheem Lockhart 9, Dillon Jackson 6, Deontae Chambers 5, Doran Robinson 4, and Deion Rushing 2.

  • Rivers leads Lady Eagles in victories

    By Shug Haigler

    Progressive Journal

    After Chester’s Lady Cyclones blew the Lady Eagles away Tuesday night, they bounced back with wins over Chesterfield Friday and Great Falls Saturday to even their record at 3-3 for the year.

    Tuesday, Chester outscored Central 25-4 in the second quarter on their way to a 70-22 victory. Scoring for Central were Danielle Moore 7, Malia Rivers 5, Dearo Nivens and Candice Wright 3 each, and Cherrie Thompson and Nikki Eddie each with 2.

  • Firefighters recognized for service

    Firefighters recognized for service

    High Point Fire District held its annual awards night supper at Union Hill Baptist Church on Dec. 10. Chief Wendell Johnson summarized the year, which brought an all-time high of 168 calls. Other highlights of the year included the purchase of a fire safety trailer, a brush truck and new protective equipment.

    Years of service awards were presented to the following members: Toby Darnell, 5 years, Joey Hendrix, 10 years; Mike Evans, 15 years; Jamie Hunter, 15 years; and Willie Williams, 30 years.

  • Spend Your Heart for Christmas

    Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program Chesterfield County

    For more information contact: Amy Rushing in Chesterfield County at 623-5630

    Spend Your Heart for Christmas


  • Dr. Jerry Schexnayder

    Healthy Woman wants you to know about the expert care that’s available right here. Meet orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jerry Schexnayder and receive valuable health information at the next Healthy Woman program set for 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, in Room 212 at Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw.

    The community is invited to attend this free event.

  • Pregnancy rate rises for teens

    After dropping by 45 percent from 1997 to 2003, Chesterfield County’s teenage pregnancy rate climbed by 35 percent from 2004 to 2007, state figures show.

    J.R. Green, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, reported on the figures last week during a School Board meeting. Chesterfield County’s pregnancy rates for girls 10-19 followed a state pattern of a drop and increase, although Chesterfield County’s downward and upward curves were more dramatic.

  • NETC open registration for spring


    Open registration for Northeastern Technical College’s spring semester will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the main campus in Cheraw.

    Returning students can register from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. New students should attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and register for classes afterwards.

  • Board thanks Patterson


  • NETC graduates fourteen from CNA program

    Fourteen students recently graduated from Northeastern Technical College’s Nursing Assistant (NA) Program. The program consists of 70 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical training and is offered by the college’s division of continuing education.