New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 19, 2018

Commissioner speaks to New Kent Chamber

New Kent’s Commissioner of the Revenue Laura Ecimovic was the guest speaker at New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce April meeting. She addressed attendees about the residential and commercial growth in the county.

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  • New Kent takes down Warhill 6-3 in baseball action

    New Kent pitcher Nate Kagey unleashes a power pitch in the final inning.Robb Johnson photo

    After struggling in recent contests when New Kent had a chance, the Trojans returned to the win column Tuesday afternoon. Behind a strong pitching performance from Nate Kager, New Kent defeated Warhill 6-3 in the Bay Rivers District contest. The contest didn’t come without a test from the visiting Lions. After getting the first two outs, two consecutive errors by New Kent resulted in Warhill’s Sammy Rochard crossing the plate. Moments later, the Lions Luke Gruendl singled home Reece Koon to give the visitors an early 2-0 advantage. The Trojans answered in the bottom half of the opening inning. A…
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  • Lady Trojans remain perfect, cruise by Warhill 11-1

    New Kent's Kerstin Snyder (left) applies a tag on Warhill's Daja Wallace to get the runner out.Robb Johnson photo

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans had no problem remaining undefeated as they toppled the visiting Warhill Lady Lions 11-1 in Tuesday afternoon’s contest. The hosts received a great pitching effort from Gracie Ellis, who struck out five of the first nine batters she faced. Meanwhile, the Lady Trojan defense backing her up prevented any baserunners until the fourth inning. On the offensive side, New Kent pushed four across the plate in the first and third frames and sandwiched a two-run second inning in between. Leading 10-1 in the sixth, New Kent pushed one more run across the plate to conclude the…
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  • Editorial: A message to graduating seniors as you head into the home stretch

    With the final two months on the horizon for graduating seniors of both New Kent and Charles City High School, I thought I’d drop a word of advice to the next generation on their next journey. No, this isn’t about the future, it’s about the now and the impact you are going to have in the home stretch of your school careers. Take time and look back at the teachers, bus drivers, administrators, and other school personnel who shaped you into the person you are today. No matter if you liked them or weren’t on their more favorable time, these…
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  • New Kent boys’ tennis sweeps Spotsylvania

    New Kent’s boys’ tennis team swept Spotsylvania 9-0 in Monday afternoon competition. Singles: Riley Baker (NK) def. Z. Kennedy (S) 8-4, Tate Estis (NK) def. J. Bernard (S) 8-0, Leighton Fessman (NK) def. C. Clifford (S) 8-4, Jay Benfield (NK) def. B. Dalton (S) 8-6, Jaden Dean (NK) def. E. Leonard (S) 8-4, Jesse Cousins (NK) def. S. Gupta (S) 8-0. Doubles: Baker/Estis (NK) def. Kennedy/Clifford (S) 8-1, Cousins/Grant Kowal (N) def. Bernard/Dalton (S) 8-6, Dean/Fessman (NK) def. Gupta/E. Waterman (S) 8-1.

  • NKJWC offering scholarship

    New Kent Junior Woman’s Club will be offering two scholarships to graduating seniors. The organization will give two $1,000 scholarships to recipients who will be graduating New Kent High School this year. Applications are available inside the school’s guidance office and are due May 11.

  • Williamsburg man sentenced to 15 months in jail after driving illegally

    A Williamsburg man will spend the next 15 months in jail stemming from an incident after wrecking his car in Eltham. Sean Scott Harrelson, 30, of the 100 block of Old Field Road, entered guilty pleas to one count each of driving revoked after being convicted of a similar felony, and DUI (third offense within ten years) as part of a plea deal reached Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. One charge of misdemeanor reckless driving was dropped. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, on Jan. 3 Virginia State Police responded to a single car…
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