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Text size: small | medium | largeBy Staff Reports Published: April 29, 2009NEWS NEAR YOUCumberland The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m.

in the circuit courtroom.

The meeting is to adopt the 2010 budget, five-year capital-improvement plan and take action on a proposed bond issuance.Chesterfield Diane Healy, a first-grade teacher at J.B.

Watkins Elementary School was recognized yesterday as one of eight Virginia Lottery Super Teachers statewide.

Virginia Lottery officials surprised Healy at her school with a $2,000 cash prize and $2,000 credit with the Supply Room Companies.

The Virginia Lottery Super Teachers received about 1,200 nominations.

Petersburg The Petersburg Department of Planning is offering a workshop on state and federal rehabilitation tax credits and the local rehabilitation tax abatement today at 6:30 p.m.

at City Hall, Council Chambers, 135 N.

Union St.

Speakers will include Chris Novelli, tax-credit specialist from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and Randy Rush, Petersburg city assessor.

For details, call Victoria A.

Hauser, preservation planner in Petersburg at (804) 733-2308.Richmond Hope in the Cities has three openings for a 10-hour workshop aimed at helping the Richmond region overcome longstanding disparities in housing, education and transportation.

The Dialogue for Change workshop, which is planned for 15 participants, will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

and Saturday from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

at Hope in the Cities, 2201 W.

Broad St., suite 200.

The cost is $75 per person.

For details, call (804) 358-1764.

Fort Lee High turnout at the 12th annual Fort Lee Spring Job Fair yesterday prompted organizers to turn away job seekers.

About 4,000 people made it into the fair, said base spokesman Terrance Bell.

About an hour before the end of the event, people standing in long lines outside the Lee Club and at the gate were told they would not be able to enter, Bell said.

The lines also prompted heavy traffic.Petersburg The Historic Petersburg Foundation is sponsoring a free walking tour of Petersburg's Historic Halifax Triangle tomorrow from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The tour begins at First Baptist Church at 236 Harrison St.

The walk will continue throughout the district focusing on other area churches, schools, clubs and businesses that are not only a significant part of Petersburg's history.

For details, call (804) 732-2096.

Henrico The Henrico County Board of Supervisors approved its 2009-10 operating budget yesterday.

The $1.058 billion budget, a 1.9 percent increase, keeps the county's real estate tax rate at 87 cents per $100 of assessed value and holds water and sewer fees unchanged.

However, for the first time in 17 years, county employees won't get the usual 3 percent to 4 percent pay increase, and capital-improvement spending will be cut by nearly 90 percent.

Richmond Police are investigating a shooting that injured two people Monday night.

Both of the victims were in stable condition yesterday at VCU Medical Center, one with multiple bullet wounds in the back and the other with wounds to the stomach and one arm, Capt.

Linda Samuel said.

Police received multiple calls about 9:10 p.m.

for shots fired in an area near a cookout just northwest of Midlothian Turnpike and German School Road.

In addition to the two people who were shot, three houses were struck by gunfire, two in the 600 block of La Mesa Drive and one in the 100 block of Labrook Drive, Samuel said.AROUND THE STATENorfolk A former FBI trainee who admitted entering into a sham marriage to gain U.S.

citizenship was sentenced yesterday to a year in prison.


District Judge Henry Coke Morgan also revoked 26-year-old Yue Cheng's U.S.

citizenship and canceled her certificate of naturalization.

According to court records, she admitted marrying a California resident for the sole purpose of gaining citizenship.

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