New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 15, 2021

Local church holds drive-thru distribution for hurricane, COVID-19 preparedness

Second Elam Baptist Church in New Kent held a drive-thru distribution for Hurricane/COVID-19 preparedness on May 22. Through donations from a number of organizations, bags with safety items were handed out to several people. COVID-19 shots were also given onsite as well as lunches, nonperishable food items, and door prizes.

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  • Curry siblings qualify for regional Junior Olympics competition

    New Kent siblings Lauren and Jayden Curry earned success at the Virginia District AAU Junior Olympics Qualifying Track and Field meet this past weekend in Henrico. Lauren Curry won the 13U girls’ triple jump and high jump competition with marks of 28’10” and 4’8”, respectively. She also placed second in the shot put with a toss of 29’4”. Brother Jayden Curry placed third in the 15-16U boys’ high jump competition with a clearance of 5’2”.

  • Brooks named to Shenandoah University’s President’s List

    New Kent resident James Brooks was named to the President’s List at Shenandoah University for the Spring 2021 semester. In order to accumulate the honor, a student must obtain a grade-point average of 3.90 or better while taking at least 12 credit hours in coursework.

  • Richmond man successfully completes First Offender Program; New Kent charge dismissed

    A Richmond man has had a charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed after successfully completing the First Offender Program. Gilberto Antonio Irizarry Belbrut, 32, of the 2600 block of Granite Hill Circle, received the formal verdict during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. On Mar. 2, 2019, a New Kent deputy conducted a traffic stop that was driven by the defendant. Belbrut did not have an active license and the vehicle was towed. When the deputy began to conduct inventory of the vehicle, he discovered a white powdery brick of substance inside of a lunch box,…
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  • New Kent dominates opening round in softball win over Hopewell

    In a rare Sunday afternoon game, New Kent’s Lady Trojans had little resistance from the visiting Hopewell Lady Blue Devils in the opening round of the Group 3A Region A tournament. Behind the pitching of recent graduate Gracie Ellis, the top-seeded Lady Trojans cruised to a 21-1 victory in a contest that was never competitive. After Ellis fanned the first three Hopewell batters in the top of the first inning, New Kent went to work early and often. After Haley Baker reached base on balls, teammate Norah Murray’s triple brought home Baker. A double by Jess Taggart allowed Murray to…
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  • Locals recognized for academic honors by James Madison University

    Several local students were recognized for their academic achievement at James Madison University for the Spring 2021 semester. Marisa Turner of New Kent was named to the President’s List. In order to be recognized for the accomplishment, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.9 or better while taking at least 12 credit hours. Fifteen others were recognized on James Madison University’s Dean’s List. In order to make that list, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Honorees are Larsen Stewart, Jacob Mattson, Camden Key, and Jada Cotman,…
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