New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

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  • Charles City sports to have no fans to begin Winter season

    In efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and still provide opportunities for student-athletes to participate in activities and athletics at Charles City County High School for the FY2020-21 school year, Winter sports will not have any fans in attendance to begin the season. “With Governor Northam’s recent order that limits 25 spectators at sporting events, Charles City High School’s Athletic Department has recommended to administration that there be no fans in personal attendance to begin the Winter sports season,” commented Charles City High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones. “While we understand the disappointment this causes and how the atmosphere…
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  • B-POL tax implementation put on hold in Charles City; board clarifies information on landfill expansion

    The implementation of a Business-Professional Operation License (B-POL) tax in Charles City has been given a hiatus for an unknown period of time. Charles City’s Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to the measure as part of group’s regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday night. During the October meeting, District 2 and Board Chairman Bill Coada requested information about the possible institution of the B-POL tax. The representative cited a desire to garner additional revenue for the county. County Administrator Michelle Johnson and staff began research on the issue. With information in hand, a proposal was presented by Assistant County Administrator Rhonda…
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  • Editorial: Even in the year 2020, there are still reasons to be thankful

    While 2020 has been a year that most of us like to forget, we also remember that we should be thankful as well. If you’re reading this, be thankful for a number of reasons. You have the ability to read or somebody is sharing this message with you, which is a blessing. You woke up this morning and in 2020, that has been a something that not many people can say this year. A lot of families will enter into the holidays with loved ones who have moved on in the next phase of the journey. I despise the thought…
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  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks those who assisted in making Charles City general election process a success

    Charles City County General’s Registrar’s Office would like to thank Charles City Sheriff’s Office for all their help on Election Day. The department executed a stealthily, efficiently, and successful plan that made our staff, Officers of Elections, and our voters feel safe. I’d like to thank our Officers of Elections for their outstanding job they did for the voters. Some of our officers worked in the general registrar’s office during the 45 days of early voting, pre-processing ballots flawlessly. I don’t think I have ever used the words “adventure and fun” to describe an election before. These officers are our…
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  • Richmond man receives three-year jail sentence for stealing copper in Charles City

    A Richmond man will spend the next three years in jail for stealing copper after receiving formal sentencing during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Wyatt Jacob Renick, 31, of the 9700 block of Laurel Pine Drive, was sentenced to 10 years in jail with seven years suspended (three to serve) on one count of grand larceny. All five years on the selling of stolen property charge were suspended. During a Sept. 1 trial, Renick accepted a plea deal to the crimes. During that trial, evidence presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler showed that on Nov. 4, 2019,…
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  • Next edition of Chronicle appearing on Nov. 25

    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next edition of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle will appear at newsstands on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Deadlines for submissions and advertisements for the next edition will remain on Monday, Nov. 23, 5 p.m.