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Schools CIP up $7.7 million from last year

The School Board got a first look last week at the proposed $145.6 million Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal 2012-2016. The cost of the CIP is up slightly from the plan approved last year for fiscal 2011-2015, which carried a price tag of $137.9 million. David Myers, assistant superintendent for business and finance, stressed that last week’s presentation of the draft was just the “kickoff.”

Comp plan draft bound and ready for review

A draft of Chesterfield’s countywide comprehensive plan will be introduced to the public at community meetings beginning in January. The county’s comprehensive plan steering committee got its first look at the draft plan in its entirety Monday evening. The committee has seen, and constructed, most of the draft plan, but now it’s being presented in its entirety, including sections on the county’s plan vision, land use, transportation, revitalization, economic development, housing, environment and public facilities. Many of these elements have become part of the county’s comprehensive plan for the first time and although the draft is complete, there are still many opportunities to weigh-in on the plan.

Soaring through life: Profile of a leader in progress

As she stands poised and smiling, her attire a blend of casual and professional dress, Kameron Melton, 17, more resembles an accomplished adult than a high school student, and the impression she gives is no illusion. This is the young woman Kameron has transformed into since her family’s move to Chesterfield from Charlotte, N.C., in 2008. Kameron, now a senior at Matoaca High School and eloquent as a seasoned politician, has the zeal of a cheerleader because, well, she is one. However, she hasn’t always been the dynamic, community-oriented leader she is today. In fact, she was quite the opposite before arriving in Chesterfield.

Holiday calendar

List of events taking place before, during and after the holiday.

Carver Middle students offer a taste of the past

Next month at Carver Middle School, area residents can experience more than dinner and a show – they can get a taste of the music, dance and culture of a time long passed. On Dec. 16 and 17, Carver Middle School’s performing arts, visual arts and practical arts departments will come together to present a Madrigal Dinner. Each performance will take place at 7 p.m.; admission is $12 and tickets will only be sold in advance.

Construction worker shot during attempted robbery

Two unidentified men shot and attempted to rob a construction worker in the 2700 block of Executive Drive at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, according to information from Chesterfield County Police.

Davis students, faculty mark Veterans Day

On Thursday, Nov. 11, more than 1,200 Elizabeth Davis Middle School students, faculty and staff gathered on the front lawn of the school to commemorate Veterans Day with a brief flag raising ceremony.

Bird tops the Central Region, Yahkee eclipses 2K yards

It was business as usual for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks Friday, as they finished their season at a perfect 10-0, defeating Midlothian by a score of 41-0 in Dominion District football action. The win secured their seat as the top seed in the Division 6 regional playoffs. A major milestone was also reached, as Bird’s Yahkee Johnson rushed for 174 yards against Midlothian, bringing his season total to 2,001 yards. The team also employed the stifling defense Bird fans have been accustomed to all season.