New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 29, 2021

Holder initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Tyler Holder, a resident of New Kent, was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Membership into the society is given to students in the top 10 percent of the senior class or top 7.5 percent of the junior class at the collegiate level. Holder was initiated at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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  • Charles City leaders approve financing for construction of new fire station

    Charles City County’s Board of Supervisors approved the financing for the construction of a new fire station during Tuesday evening’s regular monthly meeting. A presentation from financial consultant Davenport and Company provided county leaders an overview of the bidding procedure of the project. An RFP published for bank institutions was issued on Oct. 19, with four companies yielding proposals for a request to borrow $5 million for the construction of the facility to be located on Roxbury Road (Route 106). Of the returned inquiries, two banks yielded proposals: Atlantic Union and Truist. Atlantic Union’s proposal recommended a fixed interest rate…
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  • Redistricting plan for New Kent County heads to December public hearing

    New Kent County Board of Supervisors have selected an option for a redistricting plan that will head to public hearing in December. With a population clocking in just over 23,000 according to the 2020 census, county leaders considered recommendations regarding redistricting at its October 2021 meeting. From there, County Administrator Rodney Hathaway recommended a proposal at Tuesday morning’s work session. The proposal recommended by the county administrator include District 3 losing residents on Farmer’s Drive and most of Polish Town Road (to District 5), most of the area to the southeast of Interstate 64 (with Mt. Pleasant Road serving as…
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  • Editorial: Make new memories, support those holding onto them during the holidays

    As we head into the holiday season, I implore each of you all to do two things; make new memories and support those who are holding onto memories. The holiday season is a tough one for those who have lost ones, me included. As we sit around at tables celebrating those who are with us, we must also keep those who are going through this season without a loved one. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the thirtieth time, they need love and support. These people are holding onto memories of their loved ones, and we should…
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  • Chronicle to be in stores on Nov. 24

    Due to the Thanksgiving holiday falling on Thursday, Nov. 25, the next edition of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle will appear in newsstands on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Deadline for the next issue will be Monday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. All submissions and advertisements by that time.

  • Locals inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

    Two local residents were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society during a recent ceremony for their academic disciplines. Julia Clarke of Charles City and Matthew Rembold of Quinton were presented with the prestigious honor. Both are currently students at Virginia Commonwealth University.