New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 29, 2016

Putting the unity back in community

New Kent County Sheriff J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr. and event organizer Charles Moss lead approximately 150 people from the Old Historic School to New Kent Courthouse as part of the first New Kent Unity Walk held on Aug. 26. Taking a path that covered two-tenths of a mile, citizens and law enforcement officers walked side-by-side to promote peace and provide comfort to each other. Other activities included a joint singing of the national anthem, prayer for military personnel, and musical performances.Andre' Jones photo

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  • Charles City runs circles around Dukes, wins opener 33-6

    Charles City's Craig Jones (8) sidesteps Duke defensive back Brandon Leabough (on ground) and eludes linebacker Kaleb Boyles (53). While Jones found the end zone, the play was negated by a penalty.Andre Jones photo

    Last year, it took Charles City’s Panthers eight games before they notched their first victory. This year it only took one contest. Powered by a strong performance on the ground, Charles City rushed over and around the hosting Cumberland Dukes 33-6 in the Aug. 26 season opener for both teams. The visiting Panthers used the ground game to their advantage early on, with senior running back Cecil Tyler recording a 32-yard run. Classmate Mason Jefferson would do the honors with a two-yard dive to give the visitors a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Jefferson would return to the end…
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  • One-to-one initiative launches in Charles City schools

    Charles City parents will get an opportunity to participate in a technology session as part of the One-to-One technology initiative implemented by the local school system. On Sept. 12 and 13 at 630 p.m., parents will have the opportunity to learn and receive a hands-on experience using the technology. Families will learn more about the initiative and to understand the expectations for and use of the laptops. Each Charles City High School student (grades 7-12) will be provided a laptop computer, while teachers will be outfitted with tablets. “Having this level of technology in our classrooms takes instruction to the…
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  • Runners tackle course in Rock the River 5K at Jenna Bash Festival

    Runners took to the course in the Rock the River 5K at the 9th annual Jenna Bash Festival on Aug. 6. In the men’s division, Gabriel Bollhorst crossed the line in 24:51 to win the event. Second place went to Eugene Brown with a time of 30:46 and Dylan Rooks rounded out the top three with a time of 33:05. For the women, Irene Bierie was the first to break the finish line barrier with a time of 26:51. Kristen Taylor emerged as the runner-up with a time of 28:54, and Melissa Allen clocked in with a time of 34:37…
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  • Adkins earn degree from Norfolk State University


    Tevin Adkins graduated from Norfolk State University on Dec. 12, 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. Adkins is a 2011 graduate of Charles City High School and is the first in his family to graduate from a four-year college or university. He is the son of Luther and Brenda Adkins of Charles City and the grandson of Julia Adkins.

  • Charles City supervisors send message regarding future cycling events

    Charles City supervisors are giving fair warning to any cycling organization that plans to use county roads for an event; make sure you go through the right channels. Tuesday night’s regular board meeting of the county leaders addressed that issue after a July triathlon caused frustration for many local residents and travelers (see related story on this website). Supervisors invited a representative from the Rev3 Triathlon to speak on the issue. That spokesman, Jay Peluso, answered the call. “The Rev3 triathlon is a family own company donated to helping others,” he said. “We work with local volunteer leaders to organize…
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