New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 18, 2018

Chronicle announces holiday hours

The Chronicle will operate under the following schedule during the holiday season: The Chronicle will be published on Friday, Dec. 28 for the Christmas holiday. Deadline for all articles, submissions, and advertising is Wednesday, Dec. 26. The Chronicle will be open until 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and closed on Christmas Day. The Chronicle will also be published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 for the New Year’s Day holiday. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. The office will be open on Dec. 31 under regular operating hours and be closed on Jan. 1, 2019.

Top Stories

  • New Kent Republican Committee wins award

    New Kent County’s Republican Committee was named as the Republican Unit of the year at a luncheon during an annual luncheon hosted by Republican Party of Virginia. The unit was recognized for its efforts in recruitment, activism, and election coordination efforts. On hand to receive the award was New Kent Republican chairman Mark Daniel, and vice-chairs Jerry Benson and Thomas Miller.

  • NKHS wrestlers sweep Dohey Duals

    New Kent High School’s wrestling team completed a sweep at the Dohey Duals. New Kent earned wins over Nansemond River (42-32), Kellam (47-30), Deep Creek (52-22), Southampton (78-6), Western Branch (67-12). Undefeated wrestlers at the match include Evan Holloway, Ray Goode, Domomic Baker, Brayden Hohman, Nicholas Vafiadis, Travis Ragland, Gannon Jones, Brandon Bauman, and Jamar Christian. New Kent’s team remain undefeated on the season with a record of 12-0.

  • Two years imposed on man who stole car, crashed into New Kent residence

    A former Newport News man who stole a car that eventually crashed into a New Kent home will serve two years in jail. Brandon Ralfel Robinson, 30, formerly of the 700 block of Topsider Court, was formally sentenced on one charge each of felony eluding of police, driving revoked, failing to report an accident, and reckless driving during proceedings Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. On Oct. 15, Robinson had a contested trial that stemmed from an incident on Mar. 17, 2017. During that trial, evidence presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory indicated that Robinson led a high-speed chase that…
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  • Using truck for own purpose nets Lanexa man unauthorized use conviction

    A Lanexa man who used an SUV without the permission of the owner in a plan to tow his own vehicle has been found guilty of unauthorized use of a vehicle. Robert Meredith Otey Jr., 36, of the 15000 block of Rockahock Road, Lanexa, was convicted on the lone charge during a contested trial Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court. Around Jan. 23, William Jones asked the defendant to accompany him to Pennsylvania to pick up a Yukon XL truck that he had purchased. Jones asked the defendant to drive the vehicle back and make repairs. He then asked…
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  • Harris wins triple jump at CNU Winter Frolic

    New Kent’s Raven Harris won the indoor triple jump competition at Christopher Newport University’s Winter Frolic Saturday afternoon. Harris leaped 35’3½” to win the event. She defeated 27 other competitors ranging from all different group levels to earn the top spot.

  • New Kent knocks down Charles City 89-68 after strong second quarter

    Charles City's Tanner Grubbs (center) looks for a way to escape the double team pressure applied by New Kent's Dean Powell (left) and Jared McCaughan (right).Robb Johnson photo

    Seven years, 11 months, 24 days. The last time Charles City’s Panthers defeated New Kent’s Trojans was Dec. 21, 2010, approximately 2,916 days ago. Saturday night’s encounter in New Kent hoped that the Panthers could snap the streak and provide a competitive contest. Instead, it turned into what it had been for the last eight years; a Trojan victory. Using a powerful second quarter surge, New Kent sent the Panthers back to their den pondering another loss as the Trojans triumphed 89-68. New Kent’s Robb Kinder three-pointer from the wing to open the contest quickly sparked an 11-2 run by…
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