New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 26, 2015

Celebrate the Arts celebrates 15 years

Ever wondered what to do with all those plastic bottle tops that can't be recycled? (Besides throw them away, that is.) Kids attending Saturday's 15th annual Celebrate the Arts at New Kent High School discovered (above) that adding a little paint can be the first step in using the tops to create works of art. The event, meanwhile, showcased visual and performing arts featuring students from all four county schools. In addition to art displays, performances by students involved in music and theater highlighted the event. Hands-on workshops allowed visitors to take part while several of the school system's Odyssey of the Mind teams displayed their talents. For more Celebrate the Arts photos, click on "Photo Gallery."Alan Chamberlain photo

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  • Second half Smithfield goals break open defensive struggle with New Kent

    New Kent's Joey Clark (5) breaks through the holding attempt by Smithfield's Clayton Ippolito to get to the ball.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Defense kept New Kent’s host Trojans close for most of their soccer match with Smithfield. But the Packers used a pair of second half goals to create breathing room on the way to a 3-0 Friday evening win. Smithfield opened a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest on a shot by Clayton Ippolito that rolled under the save attempt by Trojan keeper Justin Cox. The teams then battled to a stalemate over the next 51 minutes before the Packers upped their advantage to 2-0 nearing the second half’s 26-minute mark. The visitors added their third goal with…
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  • Heritage Public Library to hold writing workshop in Charles City

    Heritage Public Library will be hosting a writing workshop on Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m. at Cary Hill Plantation, 11401 Eagles Nest Road, in Charles City. Entitled “So You Want to Write a Children’s Book,” the workshop will be conducted by Claudia Mills, a nationally-known author who has produced a series of books including the recently released “Franklin School Friends.” The writing workshop will show inspired authors behind-the-scenes processes of writing a children’t book including asking questions on how to get an idea, how to format the book, and what are the specifications of writing as part of the workshop….
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  • Crump campaigning for New Kent Circuit Court Clerk

    New Kent resident and current circuit court employee Amy P. Crump has announced her candidacy for the position of New Kent Circuit Court clerk. Crump has spent the last 17 years working in the court system. She currently serves as the circuit court deputy clerk and previous held the position of circuit court judicial assistant. Crump credits her vast experience in the court system and custom service opportunities as the main reason she is vying for the circuit court clerk position. “I look forward to continuing to assist the citizens of New Kent County,” Crump said in a press release….
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  • New Kent defense shines, but Tabb pulls away late

    New Kent's Zoe Wallace (right) and Tabb's Natalie Stratton have their eyes closed while vying for a header.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Down 2-0 at halftime, New Kent’s Lady Trojans opened the second half with a goal to close in on Tabb’s visiting Tigers. But the visitors added two goals down the stretch to pull away for a 4-1 soccer win. For most of Thursday evening’s first half, New Kent’s defense answered every Tabb offensive thrust, and those attacks came often. Twelve straight shots either sailed wide or were stopped by Lady Trojan keeper Sara Buchanan. But just inside the 16 minute mark, the Tigers’ Jasmine Bryant rolled a shot past Buchanan. Just over a minute later, Buchanan got a hand on…
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