New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 31, 2015

Trojan TV opens doors for New Kent students

New Kent sophomores Mary Katherine Harman (left) and Michael Sorensen (right) anchor the desk as they broadcast the morning announcements to New Kent High School.Andre' Jones photos

Each morning at approximately 7:41 a.m. at New Kent High School, students take their seat for their first period class. More importantly, Promethean Boards linked to the Internet tune into many classrooms’ favorite station; Trojan TV. A simple concept of taking morning announcements and giving them a visual appeal has become a hit at the high school. In turn, that idea has blossomed into an opportunity for students in the classroom of Career and Technical Educational teacher David Haviland. The concept for Haviland to have an audio/visual class wasn’t new to the teacher who had 12 years in broadcast journalism…
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    Motorists commuting between New Kent and the town of West Point will experience delays next week (Feb. 2-6). Virginia’s Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced alternating lane closures on the Eltham Bridge to inspect the lights and structure spanning the Pamunkey River. The inspection is expected to occur between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Motorists are expected to experience delays during that time period.

  • New Kent authorities serve felony indictments charging Hanover man with alleged sex crimes involving young boy

    Authorities in New Kent County have served felony indictments on a Hanover County man charging the suspect with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and one count of forcible sodomy. The suspect, Darwin K. Noble, 72, of the 8100 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, is currently being held without bond in Pamunkey Regional Jail on those charges as well as similar counts incurred in Hanover. Charges in both jurisdictions allegedly involve an 11-year-old boy, who is not a New Kent resident, said New Kent Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Joe McLaughlin. The New Kent charges stem from last…
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  • Smithfield adds to New Kent woes with 73-25 decision

    Lady Trojan Haley Grisbaum leaps to grab an entry pass in the lane in front of Smithfield defenders Jackie Cypress and Jamilla Jordan.Alan Chamberlain photo

    A frustrating basketball season for New Kent’s Lady Trojans continued Thursday night when they fell 73-25 to Smithfield’s visiting Packers. Smithfield utilized pressure tactics to score the game’s first 13 points on the way to handing the Lady Trojans their 16th loss without a victory. “We can run our offense, but can’t pull the trigger on shots,” said Lady Trojan coach Vann Baker. “We rush shots every time and don’t seem to have that confidence on the court.” In the face of Smithfield’s press, the Lady Trojans had few opportunities to even attempt to run their offense. The Packers forced…
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  • New NK coffee shop provides funds for local, foreign missions

    Under the guidance of Steve Long (left) and Greg Pulling (right), Safari Coffee shop opens up doors for both customers and missions around the world.Andre' Jones photo

    In the Swahili language, the word ‘safari’ means journey. For Journey Christian Fellowship, Safari describes a two-year dream that has come to fruition to give back to others. In early January, Journey Christian Fellowship opened the doors to Safari Coffee, one of the first coffee shops in New Kent. Less than a month into the business, the goals for Steve Long and Pastor Greg Pulling began to open doors to numerous possibilities. Safari Coffee is a non-profit shop and receives products from Thomas Street Coffee, a business that imports the product from African countries. In turn, Safari Coffee sells the…
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  • Letter to the editor: Alerts readers of Box Tops expiration dates

    As my first child entered kindergarten this year, I started to help with the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization). In helping with the Box Tops program, I was surprised to learn that they expire. I had been saving them for a few years but had not really looked at them. I had to throw many in the trash! I wanted to pass along to others in the community this information and let people know that even if you don’t have children in school, we would love your box tops, Labels for Education, and Tyson A+ Reward Labels. This money really helps…
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  • Tabb quickness overcomes reinvigorated New Kent

    New Kent's Ethan Ashford splits a pair of Tabb defenders on a drive to the basket in the second half.Alan Chamberlain photo

    In a welcome departure from a sub-par effort just two nights earlier against York, New Kent’s Trojans showed up to play Wednesday night with Tabb’s Tigers visiting the Trojans’ gym. The hosts stayed with the Tigers for one half, but in the end, the visitors’ quickness proved decisive in an 83-55 Tabb win. “We’re playing better, and I’ve got to be happy with that,” said Trojan head coach Ronnie Cox. “We seem to play better against the top teams.” New Kent did not back down, despite Tabb jumping in front 4-0 at the start and threatening to pull away. Trey…
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