New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 28, 2020

Charles City Historic Courthouse rededication

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  • Colonial Downs named ‘Attraction of the Year’

    Colonial Downs in New Kent has been named as Richmond Region Tourism’s “Attraction of the Year.” The announcement came as part of a virtual event held on Sept. 25 as part of its annual meeting. The meeting also served as a launching pad for Richmond Region Tourism’s 10-year strategic plan for visitors and residents. Colonial Downs is the home to multiple horse-racing events and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium.

  • Letter to the Editor: Says history of the country has been villainized

    Our nation’s history is a source of fascination and inspiration to me. The more I study the people, events, and miraculous occurrence that shaped our past, the more I realize that America is exceptional! Events of the last several months have left me brokenhearted. Tunnel vision narratives that have distorted our nation’s heritage and villainized many of our country’s greatest leaders by focusing solely on their faults. This has contributed to many vitriolic and destructive rampages throughout our country. Mobs have sought to demolish monuments and eradicate references honoring the same people whom I firmly recognize and humbly revere as…
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  • Editorial: Being mindful as we gradually return to social interaction

    Can you believe its been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic began here in the United States? Well, I could continue to talk about that, but I think I am going to turn my focus on what type of activities we can do to keep ourselves active. Normally, transitioning from Summer to Fall in New Kent and Charles City would result in a lot of community activities. However, there are no county fairs, Chickahominy Pow Wow, and Shrimp Feast for this year. Fall Festivals are up in the air when it comes to activities to do as well. But as…
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  • New Kent Lions Club Shrimp Feast cancelled

    The New Kent County Lions Club has officially cancelled their annual Shrimp Feast. “Because of the virus that we have unfortunately in our country today, it is not going to be possible to hold the event in 2020,” the organization said in a press release. “We want to thank our community for your support in the past including all of our sponsors and the individuals who have supported it year after year.” The annual fundraiser assists with providing health screenings, eye exams, and other medical services to the community. New Kent Lions Club is hopeful to bring back the event…
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  • Williamsburg man involved in two separate chases indicted by New Kent Grand Jury

    A Williamsburg man who fled from law enforcement officers on two separate occasions has been indicted by a New Kent grand jury. Korey Alexander Gemmiti, 25, of the 100 block of Sharps Road, was indicted on two counts each of felony eluding of police and misdemeanor DUI (second offense), and one count of felony destruction of property. Indictments allege that on Apr. 7, Gemmitti fled from officers while operating a vehicle in an intoxicated state. Additional indictments allege that he repeated the offense on June 12, striking a New Kent Sheriff’s Officer’s vehicle during his attempt to escape. In other…
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  • Duo connected to drug transaction in Eltham plead guilty in New Kent Circuit Court

    Two individuals involved with a drug transaction in the Eltham part of New Kent entered guilty pleas as part of agreements reached Monday in New Kent Circuit Court. Brandi Dawn Collins, 47, of Topping, entered a guilty plea to one count of distribution of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal. One charge each of distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance was dropped. Co-defendant David James Davis, 36, of Waterview, entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of being an accessory after the fact to drug distribution (originally distributing a controlled…
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