New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 24, 2014

New Kent High School hosts College Fair

Dozens of students and parents took advantage of New Kent High School's first College Fair to sample course offerings and programs as well as get a head start on the college application process. Representatives from 15 state colleges and universities were on hand Nov. 20 to discuss the benefits of their respective institutions and distribute material. In the photo above, the VCU table attracts considerable interest. In the photos below, students and parents learn more about the University of Richmond, James Madison, and Longwood. Other schools present were Mary Baldwin, Regent, Old Dominion, Virginia Wesleyan, Virginia State, Mary Washington, Rappahannock Community, Radford, Christopher Newport, Liberty, and Virginia Tech.Alan Chamberlain photos

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  • Charles City and New Kent High School Winter sports schedules 2014-15

    All home contests listed in bold print. Times and schedules are subject to change. Charles City High School girls basketball (All games at 7 p.m. unless noted) Dec. 2- at Southampton Dec. 4- Southampton Dec. 10- Rappahannock Dec. 12- Northampton (5:30) Dec. 15- at Rappahannock Dec. 18- Washington & Lee Dec. 19- at New Kent Jan. 5- at Franklin Jan. 8- Mathews County Jan. 12- at King William Jan. 15- at West Point Jan. 20- Franklin Jan. 22- Middlesex Jan. 23- at King & Queen Jan. 27- at Mathews County Jan. 29- King William Feb. 2- West Point Feb. 5-…
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  • Survey puts CC school transportation issue at ease for now

    Despite results from a 2013 efficiency study that revealed Charles City schools had saved $51,000 over a four-year span since switching to a two-tier school bus system, debate incorporated with public opinion wondered if the savings were worth alleged dissatisfaction from parents. However, results from a recent survey produced other public opinion. Charles City High School assistant principal Jerome Tyler’s 15-minute transportation presentation during Charles City School Board’s monthly meeting addressed concerns about the two-tier system. Receiving survey responses from 203 parents out of 585 polled (34 percent), more than 91 percent yielded favorable overall satisfaction for the current transportation…
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  • Former principal in New Kent school system succumbs

    Jim Lanham, who served as an elementary school principal and held other administrative posts in New Kent schools, died Nov. 12 at the age of 60 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Lanham served as principal at New Kent Elementary School, now George W. Watkins Elementary School, during the 1990s. He was at the helm when the school building was renamed in Watkins’ honor in 1998. Lanham left New Kent before the start of the 2000-01 school year to accept an assistant superintendent’s post in Dinwiddie County. He later moved on to the state Department of Education before returning to…
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  • Six individuals indicted in Charles City Circuit Court

    Six individuals were indicted by a Charles City grand jury during Tuesday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court: –Eric Karl Allen, 51, of the 4400 block of Old Union Road, Charles City, on one count each of malicious wounding and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. According to the indictment, an Aug. 30 incident was the basis of each charge. –Rodney Edward Bradby Jr., 21, of the 8700 block of Little Elam Road, Charles City, on one count each of burglary, grand larceny, and intent to sell stolen property. Bradby allegedly stole guns and nearly 100 truck batteries and intended to…
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  • Alleged Brickshire burglars each receive 22 indictments from New Kent grand jury

    Three men who allegedly broke into several cars in the Brickshire subdivision in New Kent each received 22 indictments as a result during Nov. 17 grand jury proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Aaron Scott Lee, 21, of the 3100 block of Chickahominy Road, Toano; Austin Curtis Peterson, 19, of the 3900 block of Penzance Place, Williamsburg; and Terrence Terrell White, 21, of the 3000 block of North Riverside Drive, Lanexa, were directly indicted on all counts Monday morning. Each individual is charged with three counts of grand larceny, seven counts of credit card theft, 10 counts of misdemeanor tampering…
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