New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 19, 2018

New Kent finishes fifth at Group 3A State wrestling championships

New Kent High School’s wrestling team earned a fifth-place finish in the Group 3A State Championship in a two-day meet held Feb. 16-17. The Trojans scored 102.5 points in the affair, with powerhouse Christianburg easily claimng the title once again with 258 points. Also finishing ahead of New Kent was Warren County (137), Cave Spring (135.5), and Staunton River (111). Trent Ragland claimed the 220-pound division in the state championships. He accumulated pinfalls over Connor Sides (Brentsville), Damontre Saunders (Liberty-Bedford), and Nathan Johnson (Warren County), before defeating Andy Smith of Christianburg via an ultimate tiebreaker 4-2. Other Trojans who earned…
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  • Lady Trojans handle Lakeland in first round of playoffs

    New Kent's Brynne Jones (52) powers through contact for two of her game-high 20 points.Robb Johnson photo

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans found themselves as the seventh-seed in the Group 3A Region A tournament, enabling them to host the 10th-seeded Lakeland Lady Cavaliers from Suffolk in the first-round matchup on Feb. 16. With the visitors coming in with a 1-21 and trying to pull the ultimate upset, it didn’t take long for hosts to establish dominance in what was an expected result New Kent used tough defense and a strong offensive showing to demolish the Lady Cavaliers 66-28 in the contest. The Lady Trojans will travel to Hopewell on Monday (Feb. 19) to challenge the second-seeded Lady Blue…
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  • Rape case Nolle Prosequi in Charles City

    A Providence Forge man had one charge of rape and a charge of abduction dropped against him during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Eric Wayne Bassett, 51, of the 8200 block of Courthouse Road, will not have those two charges go forward stemming from an alleged incident on Sept. 4, 2017. Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Tyler said that the charges were not being pursued at this time because the victim was not ready emotionally or in the right state of mind to testify. Despite Judge B. Elliott Bondurant’s decision to agree with the Commonwealth and drop the charges,…
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  • Charles City County Public Schools Second Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

    Charles City Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Charlie Fetter, Kylea Forney. A/B Honor Roll: Dylan Bowman, Jaxon Foreman, Alivia Justice, Jacari Reed, Makaila Smith, Kaylee Stewart, Joseph Wall. Grade 4- All A’s: Melody Harris, Karley Jasper. A/B Honor Roll: Damian Barnes Jr., Teonna Bey, Alexis Bradby, Madison Bradby, Nina Cannada, Dylan Crawley, Jaylen Hayes, Endya Johnson, Alyssa Justice, Jaelyn Locke, Cecilia McMullen, Ava Smith. Grade 5- All A’s: Nyhakiyah Cotman, Terrell Crawley, Shivawn Harris. A/B Honor Roll: Olivia Adkins, Riley Adkins, India Harris, Deanaih Jones, Julian LaPastora, Va’Nyah Otey. Grade 6- All A’s: Amilliyon Berkley. A/B Honor Roll: Elijah…
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  • New Kent Public Schools Second Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

    New Kent Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Chandler Ashley, Ronin Austin, Noah Barnett, Oliver Brandenburger, Carter Brooks, Hadassah Cardman, Vannder Cazares, Addison Cole, Bristol Curry, Nathaniel Davenport, Tobey Davis, Kenneth Dozier, Landon Evans, Mia Forbes, Jazminn Garcia-Neri, Jonathan Hochman, Liam Janke, Evelyn Kirkland, Dominic Madonia, Jeffrey Martell, Jamie Martin, Lily Newman, Abram Petry, Nicholas Rice, Jonathan Schaffer, Orion Soderholm, Christian Veloso, Dwight Voelker, Kendall White, Sebastian Yates, Liam Young. A/B Honor Roll: Kaitlyn Andrews, Logan Atkins, SIabella Benitez, Sydney Bivins, Makayla Boroughs, Bailey Broszich, Neveah Bozzell, Keegan Branciforti, Janoah Burroughs, Brayden Caldwell, Madison Callis, Thomas Cashin, Titus Ciejek, Jacob…
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  • Editorial: If it’s built in Charles City or New Kent, will people really come?

    In hindsight, both Charles City and New Kent are living on a familiar saying: “If you build it, they will come.” That saying is both a positive and negative for both counties. There are a lot of past, current, and future projects that have challenged the saying. Some of those projects have benefited the counties, while others haven’t been not so hot. Some are even yet to be determined. Allow me to provide an example of each outcome. First, the positive. The influx of the housing market in New Kent has provided a substantial amount of revenue in the county….
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  • Harrell leaves New Kent head football coach position

    New Kent High School is now looking for a new head football coach to lead the program into the 2018-19 season. After three years at the helm, former head coach Clark Harrell has accepted a position at Riverbend High School. Harrell took over the New Kent program after leaving Smithfield. He led the Trojans to a 10-20 record over three seasons. The ten wins are equal to the number of victories the team earned in the seven years prior to his arrival.