New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 11, 2021

Henrico man to serve six months in jail after caught with stolen truck in Charles City

A Henrico man will spend the next six months in jail after accepting a plea deal during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Stephen Michael Duncan Jr., 50, of the 2300 block of Bailey Drive, entered a no contest plea to one count each of grand larceny and misdemeanor trespassing. One charge of misdemeanor destruction of property was dropped. A no contest plea indicates that evidence presented by the prosecution would be enough to convict the defendant of the crime. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler, on Dec. 31, 2020, a man was…
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  • Selfless sacrifice: How #KeepfightingChip saved Charles City County

    *Dedicated in memory of Chelsea “Chip” Crawley. When I write editorials, they cover an array of topics and areas. Some are generic, some are specific, and some are off the wall. But today’s editorial is about a young lady who possibly saved Charles City County and didn’t know it. I knew Chelsea “Chip” Crawley when she was very, very small. My godmother was her babysitter and many of her earliest friendships were developed there. From that point on, she continued to grow, and I had the opportunity to work with her as a high school student. While she was related…
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  • New Kent holds off Tabb to clinch playoff spot, sets up rematch against Lafayette

    For the past two years, Tabb’s Tigers have played the role of spoiled sport to New Kent’s football team, edging the Trojans by two points in each of their last two meetings. With a playoff spot on the line for New Kent and Tabb looking to ruin those chances, the Trojans locked in early to tame the Tigers. Playing their first home game inside their stadium, New Kent edged Tabb 14-11 to finish the regular season at 4-2 and seal a Group 3A Region A playoff berth during Saturday afternoon’s Bay Rivers District contest. New Kent wasted little time getting…
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  • New Kent Lady Trojans sweep Lafayette to conclude regular season

    One game removed from celebrating New Kent Lady Trojans head volleyball coach Cynthia Burnett’s 500th career win, it was on to adding to that total in Apr. 1 matchup against the visiting Lafayette Lady Rams. New Kent cruised to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-18 sweep of Lafayette en route to closing out the volleyball regular season. After falling behind early in set one, New Kent’s Jaiden McCoy’s spike and score started to push the hosts in the right direction. Aubrey Hyndshaw’s kill along with McCoy stuffing Lafayette’s scoring attempts at the net led to seven unanswered points that lifted the hosts…
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  • New Kent public safety officers present information in hopes for pay increases, scale decompression

    Financial decisions to be made by New Kent’s Board of Supervisors for their 2021-2022 budget have been difficult as more and more departments continue to request funding. At the Mar. 31 morning work session, concerns by public safety officials had county leaders on notice. Representatives of New Kent Sheriff’s Office and New Kent’s Fire and EMS Department approached the board of supervisors in efforts to garner more financial support and pay increases for employees. Captain Joey McClaughlin of New Kent Sheriff’s Office was the first to address county leaders at the work session. His slide show presentation depicted the difficulties…
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  • New Kent Historical Society Museum reopening to public

    New Kent’s Historical Society Museum will open back to the public beginning Monday, Apr. 5. The museum will be open the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and every Saturday starting Apr. 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For information or additional times, call 932-3155.