New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 25, 2019

After slow start, Lady Trojans pull away from Bruton

New Kent’s Haley Baker makes a slide into third base safely in front of Bruton’s Madelina Yates.Robb Johnson photo

The winless Lady Panthers of Bruton looked to pull off an upset against the hosting New Kent Lady Trojans on Apr. 24. While New Kent emerged victorious, it wasn’t without its tense moments. The Lady Trojans recovered from a slow start and fought off a comeback attempt by the visitors as they escaped with an 8-4 win over Bruton. With the game scoreless heading into the top of the fourth, an error by New Kent allowed Bruon baserunners Maekayla Phoenix and Megan Hicks crossed home plate to take a 2-0 advantage. New Kent rebounding in their half of the inning,…
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  • New Kent baseball snaps four-game skid with 11-1 win over Bruton

    New Kent's Logan Albertson (11) dives safely into second base despite an attempt by Bruton's Brandon Danet (left) to tag him.Robb Johnson photo

    The last four games have been a nightmare for New Kent’s Trojans baseball team. Having dropped all of those contests, the Trojans have gone from first to worst in the tight Bay Rivers District. New Kent looked to right the ship against Bruton in an Apr. 24 clash and got the outcome they desperately sought. With a combination of good hitting and Trojan hurler Nate Kagey delivering seven strikeouts, the hosts defeated the visiting Bruton Panthers in a 11-1 mercy rule victory. New Kent found themselves in a troublesome situation in the top of the first inning as Bruton runners…
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  • New Kent Board of Supervisors adopt budget nearing $70 million for FY2019-20

    New Kent’s Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed $69,851,662 budget for FY2019-20 at its Wednesday morning work session. With no speakers at the Apr. 8 public hearing, county leaders unanimously approved the proposal by County Administrator Rodney Hathaway at the work session. Of the nearly $70 million-dollar budget, approximately $35,026,270 is designated for schools. The real estate tax will remain at 82 centers per $100 of assessed values. Capital Improvement Projects total $2,494,862 for the year, and the public utility fund (which is self-sustaining) will operating on a budget of $9,318,901.

  • Editorial: Colonial Downs has revived New Kent County

    After nearly five years of waiting, the doors of Colonial Downs reopened to the public, albeit with the new addition of historic horse racing machines. The question that New Kent leaders were probably thinking is that would it be enough to help the county return to prominence. The answer looks to be a resounding “yes.” When Colonial Downs closed in 2014, New Kent County loss approximately $400,000 a year from the track’s revenue. After former owner Jeffrey Jacobs surrendered the track’s license back to the Virginia Racing Commission, the property remained dormant and occupied for several years. As time passed,…
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  • Opening of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium marks return of Colonial Downs

    Seats were filled to the brim at historic horse racing machines as part of the grand reopening of Colonial Downs on Tuesday.Robb Johnson photos

    The definition of a new era is something fresh and new that brings change the can be the betterment of all. That day was Apr. 23, 2019 for Colonial Downs as it opened the doors to Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in a process that brought the track back to life after closing its doors on Nov. 1, 2014. After 1,634 days, the grand opening of the brand new facility that is home to 600 historic horse racing machines, welcomed guests as lines and crowds filled the area. With a fresh look at its bar and eating areas revamped, the commitment put…
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