New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 25, 2015

Suspects in unrelated New Kent burglaries arrested

Two men have been arrested in unrelated crimes involving burglaries at homes in New Kent in August of this year. –Maurice Thomas Lewis, 25, of Quinton, was arrested on one count each of burglary and grand larceny. According to the arrest report, on Aug. 30 deputies responded to a burglary at a residence in the Woodhaven Shores subdivision where a flat-screen television was taken. Through the assistance of the Virginia State Crime Lab, Lewis was identified as one of the possible suspects in the theft. He was arrested and was being held without bond. –Deondre E. Pittman, 18, of Williamsburg,…
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  • Healthcare facility coming to New Kent

    Residents of New Kent and Charles City counties won’t have to go very far for medical services in the future. A certificate of public need for the construction of a Level 2 Trauma Center in New Kent to provide citizens healthcare and additional services was issued on Nov. 23 by the Virginia Health Commissioner. The move comes as somewhat of a shock since Virginia’s Department of Health recommended denial of the facility in August. But citizens from New Kent and adjacent counties continually lobbied for the facility, eventually garnering approval before a Nov. 30 deadline on the facility. “We’re excited…
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  • FSA holding county committee elections

    United States Department of Agriculture has mailed ballots to farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2015 Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee elections. “County committee members represent the farmers and ranchers in their communities,” said Val Dolcini, Farm Service Agency Administrator. “Producers elected to these committees have always played a vital role in local agricultural decisions.” Farmers and ranchers will receive ballets and will have until Dec. 7 to postmark them to return. New Kent farmers and ranchers may pick up a ballot at the Quinton location. Newly elected committee members and alternatives will take office Jan. 1,…
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  • Virginia State’s SFOP names Whitehead Volunteer of the Year

    a- C. Whitehead

    Oliver Whitehead, a native of Charles City, is the first recipient of the Small Farm Outreach Program’s (SFOP) Volunteer of the Year award from Virginia State University. Whitehead, a retired serviceman from the United States Navy, received the award for his contributions and volunteerism. He began his gardening at a young age and now devotes an acre and a half of his 35-acre property to growing 43 varieties of vegetables that he donates. Whitehead has volunteered at VSU’s Randolph Farm the past two years, working at dawn every Tuesday morning. He says he volunteers because he likes to get his…
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  • Benjamin Harrison Bridge to close overnight for repairs

    The Benjamin Harrison Bridge that connects Charles City and Prince George counties will be closed for repairs. Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the bridge on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. to repair the bridge’s stop gate. The gate was recently damaged in a recent vehicular accident. The bridge is expected to reopen on Friday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 a.m. Motorists are expected to use the following detour: –From Charles City to Prince George: Take Route 5 West (John Tyler Memorial Highway) to Interstate 295 South. Take 295 South to exit 13A (Route 10 East) to return to…
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  • NKSO searching for suspect in Monday morning armed robbery

    New Kent Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in relation to an early Monday morning robbery. Between 8-8:30 a.m., a victim was approached by a black male near the intersection of Jefferson Road and Lakeshore Drive in the Woodhaven Shores subdivision. The suspect displayed a firearm and left in a black in color SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Blazer. No injuries were reported the incident. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20s, wearing a black stocking cap. If you were in the area during the time of the robbery and saw a suspicious person/vehicle or have any…
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