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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 24, 2018

Candlelight vigil part of healing process for National Crime Victims’ week

When a crime is committed and proceedings are rendered in the courtroom, it is often said that justice has been served. But the ramifications of those offenses tend to linger for long periods of time with the victims of those crimes. Enter Karen Mortensen, the systems-based victim advocate for Charles City and New Kent. Mortensen assists with those who have been victimized by crimes. “It’s not just a name on a police report or a newspaper,” she said in a Friday morning interview. “Those are actual people that are affected.” As part of National Crime Victims Week Apr. 8-14, the…
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  • Woman receives two years in jail for attacking tow truck driver in Charles City

    A Charles City woman who attacked a tow truck driver in June 2017 will spend the next two years in jail. Carrie Faye Neal, 30, of the 6700 block of Church Lane, received formal sentencing during Mar. 23 proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. During a contested trial last January, Duane Hardy was repossessing a vehicle belonging to Thomas Quigg, who is Neal’s fiancé. After hooking up the car, Hardy approached the door to inform Neal that he was taking the car. Neal responded by screaming obscenities and Hardy retreated to his truck. While in his truck, Hardy called Charles…
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  • Trojans’ tennis edge Bruton in Bay Rivers District opener

    New Kent’s boys’ tennis team edged Bruton 5-4 in a Thursday afternoon Bay Rivers contest. Singles: McCurdy (B) def. Walker (NK), Estis (NK) def. McLaughlin (B), Baker (NK) def. Shaffer (B), Gray (NK) def. Shafer (B), Fessman (NK) def. Doelling (B), Jenkins (B) def. Albertson (NK). Doubles: Estis/Baker (NK) def. McCurdy/Shafer (B), McLaushlin/Shaffer (B) def. Walker/Gray (NK), Doelling/Jenkins (B) def. Fessman/Bellamy (NK).

  • New Kent school leaders recognized by colleagues

    New Kent school leadership has been recognized for their accomplishments by their regional peers. Superintendent of Schools Dave Myers was named Region I Superintendent of the Year by his colleagues. School board chairwoman and District 5 representative Gail Hardinge was chosen as Regional School Board member of the year.

  • Editorial: The demise of print media (at least the Chronicle) has been greatly exaggerated

    Before television, radio, and even the Internet, print media has been around for a very long time. Even though technology has advanced exponentially and news spreads quicker than a wildfire, there is something about a newspaper in your hand that makes a difference. The death of print media has greatly been exaggerated. At least, for newspapers like the Chronicle. It takes something unique in today’s world for print media to survive, let alone thrive in certain aspects. That’s where the Chronicle differentiates from daily newspapers. Ever since Alan Chamberlain established its foundation in the early 1990s (yes, the paper is…
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  • Hofmeyers represent Farm Bureau at conference

    Dottie and Norman Hofmeyer of Charles City represented the Charles City-James City-New Kent-York County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee at the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Spring Conference Mar. 16-18 in Roanoke The duo joined more than 250 others at the conference entitled “Farming: Our Heritage, Our Future.” Among activities include educational workshops on how to work with media, engage consumers about food and agriculture in common language, employing technology, and embracing the power of positivity. Robert Mills Jr., the 2017 Swishwer Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeaster Farmer of the Year, was the keynote speaker at the event.