New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

New Kent’s offense smothered by Poquoson, falls 27-0 to Islanders

New Kent's Evan Branch (1) looks to turn the corner while being pursued by Poquoson's Donovan Edwards (5) and Noah Hunter (12).Robb Johnson photo

New Kent entered the 2018-19 season with high expectations with returning players and a new coach with winning experience. But injuries combined with inconsistent play on the field along with play-calling, the Trojans felt the wrath of a superior team Friday night. Poquoson’s Islanders dominated New Kent 27-0, sending the Trojans to their second straight loss at home and silencing the hosts’ run game. New Kent’s best drive of the night came on the opening series. The hosts marched down to the Islanders’ 44-yard line before facing a fourth and one. The play turned ugly with a bad snap, leading…
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  • Cyclists occupying New Kent roads, VA Capital Trail in Charles City Sept. 24-25

    Roads in New Kent and the Virginia Capital Trail in Charles City will be occupied by cyclists on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25. On Sept. 24, more than 600 cyclists taking part of the Bridge of Life ride to bring awareness of kidney disease will travel through New Kent. The ride will see cyclists leave Richmond that morning before stopping at New Kent Winery for lunch. Afterwards, riders will continue to Jamestown Beach Event Park for the night. On Sept. 25, cyclists will leave the park and travel the entire Virginia Capital Trail. Starting in Williamsburg, the riders will travel…
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  • Heritage Public Library launching sensory story time program

    Heritage Public Library is launching a sensory friendly Story Time in October at the New Kent branch. The interactive and educational program is geared towards children who identify on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges. The story time will feature a visual schedule, books, interactive songs, and multi-sensory activity stations. The program is made possible through a donation provided by New Kent’s Rotary Club. For information or special accommodations, call 966-2480.

  • New Kent orchestrates straight set sweep of Smithfield

    New Kent's Jolie Kamm prepares to bump the ball to set-up a teammate.Robb Johnson photo

    For a youthful squad like New Kent Lady Trojans’ volleyball team, the best way to get back on track is building confidence. That is what happened during Tuesday night’s encounter against a winless Smithfield Lady Packers. New Kent swept Smithfield 25-13, 25-16, and 25-13 to raise their record to 5-6 on the season. The Lady Trojans came out sluggish in the first set, going down 0-4. But the momentum began to swing in favor for the host, using a combination on digs and power at the net to take advantage of Smithfield. In total, New Kent registered 22 kills along…
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