New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2020

New Kent Rotary speaker

Andrew Ambrose was the presenter at New Kent Rotary’s Jan. 17 meeting. He talked about the importance of keeping healthy vision and eyesight.

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  • Behind strong second quarter, New Kent powers to victory over Charles City

    New Kent's Katelyn Norman (32) uses her size advantage to snag the ball just out of the reach of Charles City's Nijah Johnson (5).Robb Johnson photo

    The Jan. 22 affair between New Kent’s Lady Trojans and Charles City’s Lady Panthers marked their only meeting of the season between the squads. For the visiting Lady Trojans, it continued their winning streak over the hosting Lady Panthers. New Kent used a strong second quarter run to outdistance themselves from Charles City’s Lady Panthers 67-27 in the non-district matchup. After Charles City’s Alexis Williams provided the hosts their only lead of the game (2-0), New Kent went inside to center Katelyn Norman. Her size advantage contributed to six points of a 10-0 Lady Trojan run. The Lady Panthers were…
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  • Search begins for missing New Kent man

    Christopher M. Smith

    An alert has been issued to locate a New Kent man who went missing on Jan. 4. Christopher McKinley Smith, 55, of the 20000 block of Tabernacle Road, has been reported missing according to a press release by New Kent Sheriff’s Office. The press release also indicates that his vehicle was found on Interstate 64 near mile marker 199. Family members have expressed concern as it is unusual for him to not be in contact with his family according to New Kent County Sheriff J. Joe McLaughlin Jr. Smith is described as 6’2”, 180 pound black male. He has black…
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  • Charles City awarded $4 million grant for broadband initiative

    With the ongoing struggle of Internet services in Charles City County, the Commonwealth of Virginia is stepping in to assist the locality. Governor Ralph Northam presented a check in the amount of $3,966,012 to county leaders as part of the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative. The Wednesday morning presentation at Charles City’s Library was another step in the right direction for the county. The funds are a part of a broadband initiative to rural localities, and are expected to provide access to 2,000 citizens within the county. The award is the most given to a locality out of $18.3 million in grants…
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  • Unfocused Panthers fall to Carver, loses first home game of season

    Charles City's Justin Bradby (left) looks for a way to get a shot over Carver Academy's Rome Hudson (right).Robb Johnson photo

    Charles City’s Panthers were undefeated at home entering Tuesday night’s contest against a visiting Carver Academy Wolverines team that had bested them earlier in the season. For the Panthers, a cold-shooting night from the floor and the inability to get defensive stops snapped their streak at home. Carver Academy slugged their way to a 64-56 victory over Charles City in front a near-capacity crowd for the much-improved Panthers’ team. Carver Academy humbled the hosts early one. With defensive pressure forcing the Panthers to shoot from the perimeter, many trips down the floor were one and done. While the Wolverines didn’t…
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  • Three named to College of William and Mary’s Dean’s List

    Three local students were named to the College of William and Mary’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. Abigail Carlson and Jonah Sweeney, both of Providence Forge, and Justin Mitchell, of New Kent, earned the honor of acknowledgement for their academic excellence. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be taking classes full-time and accumulate a quality-point average of 3.6 or higher.

  • Editorial: Taking opportunities when you are exposed to them

    Do you take opportunities that are presented to you? This is the question I have asked many people both verbally and in my mind. I thought it was time to share it with the wonderful communities of Charles City, New Kent, and surroundings as well. As community members from our localities, there were times when Charles City and New Kent were barely recognizable on a map. As times have changed, New Kent has grown exponentially, while Charles City is starting to turn the corner. But the message that I want to get across is that opportunities are there for the…
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