New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 21, 2017

Two men agree to terms of plea deals in Charles City Circuit Court

Two men agreed to plea deals during Jan. 20 morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court: –Carl James Hunt, 49, of the 300 block of South Park Drive, Petersburg, entered a guilty plea to one count of misdemeanor working without a proper construction license. One charge of construction fraud was dropped. In a summary of evidence presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on May 12, 2015, Juanita Thorne encountered the defendant at a hardware store. After a conversation, she received a business card that said he worked on homes. She called him and the two entered into a contract where…
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  • Lady Trojans just miss major upset opportunity

    New Kent's Haley Hyndshaw works to avoid the steal attempt by Grafton's Nyah Chisholm.Alan Chamberlain photo

    By winning their season opener back in December, New Kent’s Lady Trojans ended a 50-game basketball losing streak. Since then, the team has notched three more victories. Now comes the next step in program rebuilding which entails beating a quality opponent. Thursday night, the Lady Trojans nearly pulled off that major upset at the expense of Grafton’s visiting Clippers, one of the area’s upper echelon teams. The Clippers, however, used an aggressive full court press to overtake New Kent in the final quarter and post a 56-48 victory. “We fought the entire time, and I’m proud of the girls for…
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  • NKHS ‘Empty Bowls’ project raises $988 for food pantry

    New Kent High School’s culinary arts department concluded its third annual Empty Bowls project and raised money for a local organization. Students created 70 bowls that were auctioned, raising $988 for the New Kent County social services food pantry. A chili night accompanied the auction as winning bidders received the meal in their bowls. Under the direction of high school teacher Susan Musselman, the project has raised $2,774 over a three-year span.

  • Providence Forge woman killed in early morning accident in James City

    A Providence Forge woman was killed in an early Thursday morning accident in James City County. Sandra Sarah Dunaway, 59, died at the scene of the accident according to a police report. The report says that around 7:45 a.m., a 2003 Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound on Route 60 (Richmond Road) in Toano when it crossed over and collided head-on with a tractor trailer that had turned onto Industrial Boulevard. Police believe Dunaway was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. The cause of the accident…
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  • Lady Panthers early lead, win opportunity fades against King William

    Charles City's Amia Brown (right) applies defensive pressure against a King William player.Andre' Jones photo

    Charles City’s Lady Panthers held lightning in a bottle early on in a Jan. 18 clash against the invading King William Lady Cavaliers by jumping out to an early 8-0 lead. But as the saying goes, lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place and the hosts ended up reeling in shock. The Lady Cavaliers responded with a 19-2 run to close out the first quarter and withstood a mild Charles City second half rally en route to a 72-52 victory. Out the gate, Lady Panther leading scorer Santaesha Hickman orchestrated the offense. An early lay-in coupled with an assist…
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