New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 23, 2019

CCES jumps ropes to record amount

Charles City Elementary School students raised over $6,200 as part of the annual “Jump Rope for Heart” event on Feb. 15. The donation is the most the school has ever raised and will present to the American Heart Association to help with research to assist kids with heart problems. Rewards for the students included dressing up principal Edward Van Dyke as a ballerina and physical education teacher being duct taped to a wall and slimed.

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  • Christian takes head basketball coaching position at George Washington University

    Quinton native Jamion Christian (right) looks to bring his style of Mayhem to George Washington University.

    Quinton native Jamion Christian has left Siena College after one year to become the head basketball coach at George Washington University. After spending a year and leading Siena College in New York to a 17-16 record and to second place in the MAAC, Christian will be moving closer to home after accepting the job at George Washington. Prior to his one-year tenure at Siena, Christian spent six years at his college alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s University, turning around that program and leading them to two NCAA Tournament appearances. “I am honored to be able to return home to take…
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  • NKSB names interim superintendent; one speaks at public hearing on search for new school leader

    Dr. Carol Fenn has been announced as the interim superintendent of New Kent County schools beginning Apr. 27. New Kent’s school board made the announcement on Mar. 18 at its regular monthly meeting. She will be stepping in on a temporary basis as outgoing superintendent of schools David Myers will be transitioning into a new role at Virginia’s Department of Education. Fenn served as superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools for 10 years upon her retirement in 2017. Her background education includes stints as a first and fifth grade reading teacher, elementary and middle school principal, director of instruction, and…
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  • New Kent boys’ tennis falls at Tabb

    New Kent’s boys’ tennis team suffered a loss at Tabb High School in Bay Rivers District competition. Tabb 7, New Kent 2 Singles: Jerry Sun (T) def. Riley Baker (NK) 5-7, 6-3 (10-4); Nick Guys (T) def. Leighton Fessman (NK) 6-1, 6-1; Dylan Lucas (T) def. Jackson Walker (NK) 6-2, 6-0; Daniel Zhou (T) def. Nathan Albertson (NK) 6-2, 6-0; Zac Beckner (T) def. Jay Benfield (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Adam Gray (NK) def. Eric Song (T) 6-6 (7-4), 6-4. Doubles: Sun/Guys (T) def. Baker/Baylor Wayman (NK) 8-4; Lucas/Beckner (T) def. Walker/Benfield (NK) 8-1; Fessman/Gray (NK) def. Song/Zhou (T) 8-6.

  • Lady Trojans suffer first setback in tennis this season

    New Kent's Abby Coutu serves her way to victory in Tuesday afternoon's competition.Robb Johnson photo

    New Kent girls’ tennis team fell to Bay Rivers District opponent Tabb’s Lady Tigers in Tuesday afternoon’s matchup. The Lady Trojans now hold a record of 3-1. Tabb 6, New Kent 3 Singles: E. Beckner (T) def. Gentry (NK) 6-0, 6-1; Dunlap (T) def. Epps (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Wang (T) def. Butler (NK) 6-0, 6-2; M. Beckner (T) def. Fowlkes (NK) 7-6, 6-3; Coutu (NK) def. Hesltine (T) 6-1, 6-4; Persaud (T) def. Wallace (NK) 6-2, 6-2. Doubles: E. Beckner/Dunlap (T) def. Gentry/Butler (NK) 8-3; Fowlkes/Coutu (NK) def. Wang/M. Beckner (T) 8-3; Epps/Buscarino (NK) def. Heseltine/Persaud (T) 8-6.

  • Clements, Lady Trojans scorch nets on cold night to win home soccer debut

    New Kent's Taylor Clements had cold hands, but that didn't stop her feet from completing a hat trick against Varina.Robb Johnson photo

    Harsh conditions and cool temperatures couldn’t deter New Kent’s Lady Trojans fiery scoring outburst as part of their home debut Monday night. Powered by a hat trick by Lady Trojan Taylor Clements, the hosts lit up the scoreboard, scoring eight goals and pitching a shutout against the visiting Lady Blue Devils of Varina in the soccer home opener. Barely two minutes into the contest, New Kent’s Mea Picone quickly found the back of the goal. Three minutes later, teammate Grace Lysek slashed through the Varina defense to put another point on the scoreboard. Clements two goals at the end of…
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  • Editorial: Charles City County isn’t just a story; it’s a family

    As a reminder, the views expressed in this editorial is solely of me, Andre’ Jones, and not a reflection on how the staff at the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle feels. As a reporter, there are instances where you have to step out of the role and become an observer. When a person does write, it is supposed to be done unbiasedly, with a fair viewpoint from all parties. I have a firm understanding with several years of experience that there will all be articles that people may not agree with, but there is a certain respect that should be done…
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