New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 25, 2016

Congressman addresses New Kent Rotary

Virginia's District 1 representative Rob Wittman addressed members of New Kent's Rotary Club at their Oct. 21 meeting. Wittman discussed topics that included changes he envisions for the House of Representatives and more productive processes.

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  • Baylands Federal Credit Union opens in Quinton

    Baylands Federal Credit Union has opened a branch in the Quinton area of New Kent County. Located at 2111 Pocahontas Trail, the community-chartered credit union lives by a motto and “believe in helping families live better lives.” The credit union has given back to schools, non-profit organizations, and local community events. It is also a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. Baylands FCU is insured by the National credit Union Administration and credit of the U.S. Government. The financial institution was chartered on Jan. 22, 1946 by a group of nine employees of what was then known as Chesapeake…
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  • Lady Trojans fall in conference tournament opening round

    New Kent's Samantha Emana (right) drives the ball past Spotsylvania's Sophie Sperry.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Spotsylvania’s sixth-seeded Knights managed a single shot against New Kent’s host Lady Trojans, the third seeds in the Conference 25 field hockey tournament. But that was all the visitors needed. The Knights’ Abby Harris raced past New Kent defenders to punch that lone shot into the Lady Trojan goal. The score, coming just past the first half’s midpoint, stood up the rest of the way, handing Spotsylvania a 1-0 win that eliminated the hosts in Monday night’s opening round. “We fought hard, and we knew it would be close,” said Lady Trojan coach Matt Duckworth. “But it came down to…
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  • Despite improvement, Lady Panthers suffer setback to West Point

    Lady Panther Jaelah Wyatt eyes down the ball to set up a successful dig to return the ball .Andre' Jones photo

    Despite a season filled with injuries and a steep learning curve, Charles City’s Lady Panthers volleyball team continues to improve. But despite a noticeable competitive nature, the host Lady Panthers fell to visiting West Point’s Lady Pointers 25-15, 25-18, 25-13 in an Oct. 24 Tidewater District clash. Charles City fell behind early in the first set 6-0 before a mild rally behind serves by Kylee Brinkley and Jaelah Wyatt cut the deficit to four (16-12). However, an ace by West Point’s Dawn Carlton sparked a 9-2 run by the visitors to claim the opening stanza. Charles City jumped out 3-0…
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  • Hampton man receives four years for attempted Providence Forge burglaries

    A Hampton man will serve four years in prison for attempting to burglarize two Providence Forge businesses last February. Garrett Michael Jones, 41, of the 300 block of Winston Drive, was handed down a 10-year sentence with six years suspended on one charge of attempted burglary during Oct. 24 morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Five years on a second attempted burglary charge were all suspended. During an Aug. 29 trial, Jones accepted a plea agreement presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory. At that hearing, Jones admitted that he and another co-defendant, Edward Earl Hardy, attempted to break into…
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  • Williamsburg man dies after I-64 motorcycle crash

    A Williamsburg man has died as the result of an accident on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. Jarrett M. Schoerner, 21, died at the scene during an Oct. 23 Sunday afternoon accident. In a press release issued by Virginia State Police, Schoerner was operating a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle traveling westbound near mile marker 213 around 3:30 p.m. Per the report, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes when it struck the rear of a 2016 Dodge Journey. Schoerner was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The driver of the SUV…
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  • New offense pays off for New Kent in 42-28 conquest of Warhill

    New Kent running back Evan Branch leaves Warhill defenders in his wake on a 22-yard scoring dash for his second of five touchdown runs on the night.Alan Chamberlain photos

    A week ago, New Kent unveiled its new wing-T attack after the coaching staff opted to scrap the spread offense the Trojans had utilized through six football games this season. The result was a near upset at powerful Smithfield. “It was simple,” head coach Clark Harrell said regarding the change. “Let the big ones block and the fast ones run. Sometimes we tend to over-coach these things.” Friday night at Warhill, the big guys did their job, opening holes for the speedsters to scamper for over 400 yards in a 42-28 upset victory, ruining homecoming for the host Lions. “We…
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