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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 21, 2014

Charles City seniors spark 37-34 comeback win over New Kent

New Kent's Payton Slater looks for a passing outlet in the face of pressure from Charles City's Hailey Holmes.Alan Chamberlain photo

Up by seven entering the fourth quarter of a low scoring contest marred by turnovers, fouls, and poor shooting, New Kent’s host Lady Trojans appeared on the verge of reversing a 0-7 start. Buoyed by senior leadership, however, Charles City’s Lady Panthers played the role of spoiler down the stretch. Seniors Adrienne Miles and Hailey Holmes combined for their team’s final nine points along with two critical steals, lifting the Lady Panthers to Friday night’s 37-34 basketball victory. They also led a defense that shut out New Kent from the floor in the fourth quarter. “Key players stepped up when…
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  • Miles’ announces candidacy for 74th District special election

    Charles City supervisor Floyd Miles Sr. announced his candidacy for the vacated spot for the 74th district seat. The seat, now vacated by Joe Morrissey, will be filled in a special election on Jan. 13. Miles is hoping to receive the nod from the Democratic party and constituents from the district that covers Charles City, parts of Richmond, and parts of Henrico County. “I have held the position before and I think that I have the experience,” Miles said, speaking on his tenure from 2002 to 2006. “I can hit the ground running to represent the district. “It’s not going…
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  • New shoes plus threes instrumental in 77-59 New Kent win over Poquoson

    New Kent's Jason Whitlow eyes the basket before sticking back his own miss for two of his 17 points in the win over Poquoson.Alan Chamberlain photo

    For New Kent’s Jason Whitlow, Thursday’s first half against Poquoson fell into the nightmare category. The Trojans’ number one scoring threat in the paint missed every shot from the floor, some from near point-blank range, and all four of his free throws. But in the second half, he poured in 17 points to help the hosts break open a close game on the way to a 77-59 basketball win over the Islanders. The reason for the turnaround — new shoes. “His parents had just bought him a brand new pair of basketball shoes,” said his coach, Ronnie Cox. “But he’d…
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  • New Kent prevails in clash of wrestling heavyweights

    New Kent’s Duncan Johns takes control of Poquoson’s Will Campbell on the way to an 8-0 major decision win.Alan Chamberlain photos

    In an early season match-up of the area’s two best wrestling programs, New Kent’s host Trojans sailed past Poquoson’s Islanders 40-25. Wednesday night’s clash could have ended considerably closer, but two Poquoson forfeits (190 and 220 pounds) in the final four matches handed New Kent an insurmountable lead. And in wrestling, a competitor that steps on the mat is not penalized if the opposition fails to respond. A forfeit is worth six points, same as a pin. “I didn’t understand the forfeits,” said Trojan coach Mike Faus afterward. “They had wrestlers at those weights at weigh-in, but I put our…
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  • Arrests made in connection with separate incidents in New Kent

    A New Kent County man faces grand larceny and destruction of property charges while suspects from Williamsburg and Henrico County have been arrested in connection with alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Sheridan Sutherlin Fulcher, 22, of the 5600 block of Gentry Drive in Quinton, is charged with one count each of grand larceny and destruction of property relating to a cell phone belonging to Kristina Wolin that allegedly was taken and destroyed on Dec. 8. New Kent Deputy Jerry Simpson arrested Fulcher on Dec. 9 after warrants had been obtained. Joshua Terrell Pope, 24, of the 4900 block…
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  • Change, consolidation part of Charles City superintendent’s $10.1 million proposed budget

    Charles City superintendent of schools David Gaston presented his first proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-16 during Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting. Needless to say, recommendations by Gaston will have a major impact on education in the county. As part of a $10,160,996 proposed budget, the superintendent suggested major overhauls and changes in a number of areas. Among the most eye-catching changes is consolidating schools to reduce administrative staff. The proposal calls for sixth grade students to be educated in the current elementary school. Grades 7-12 would be deemed all high school students, with grades 7-9 housed in the…
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