New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 27, 2016

Library’s location leads public discussion at Charles City forum

Location. Location. Location. Normally when a person hears that word, they think of infomercials that advertise a place to go on vacation or a business that is within their community. At the Sept. 26 public forum that provided an update on the construction of a library in Charles City, it was the primary concern among most speakers. Fifty people attended the hour long meeting that presented the first initial plans for the construction of a library in the courthouse complex of the counter. After a 2015 bond referendum passed during the election, supervisors created a timeline to stay on track…
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    New Kent's Storm Livesay (left) engages in a race to the ball with Jamestown's Michaela vanWicklin.Alan Chamberlain photo

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    A number of tribes unite for the intertribal dance as part of the 65th annual Chickahominy Festival held on Sept. 24 in Charles City. The presentation by the adjoining parties featured a blend of traditional and fancy dancers from tribes around Virginia and the United States.Andre' Jones photos

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    New Kent defenders Jason Godbey (55), Hunter Pitts (1), and Wyatt Terry (6) combine to drag down Bruton ball carrier Michael Tignor.Alan Chamberlain photo

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