New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 20, 2018

Saving a stroke victim’s life

New Kent Fire and EMT workers Ron Herrington and Scott York (center, front) hold up a placard summarizing their heroic efforts and were presented with certificates of care by VCU staff. The two staff members responded to a call for help of an 87-year old woman in May 2017 who suffered from a stroke and passed out near her home in Providence Forge. Their quick response and knowledge of the symptoms saved the woman’s life and she is currently living independently in a nursing facility. Also pictured are (front, l to r) Greg Neiman of VCU, New Kent Fire Chief Rick Opett, Stacie Stevens of VCU, (back, l to r) Lisa Baber and Travis Jenkins of New Kent Fire and Rescue, and VCU nurse Lorie Selleck.Robb Johnson photo

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  • Benjamin Harrison Bridge to have alternating lane closures July 23-28

    The Benjamin Harrison Bridge that connects Charles City and Prince George County will be undergoing lane closures from July 23-28. Flaggers will begin directing traffic as part of alternating lane closures from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. beginning Monday, July 23 and will conclude on Saturday, July 28. The alternating lane closures will continue as the bridge undergoes an inspection. Delays are expected to last around 20 minutes. Motorists are advised to plan for the extra time or seek an alternative route.

  • Editorial: The importance of ‘feeder programs’ for our youth

    There are several directions that parents take to keep their kids active in today’s world to make sure that technology doesn’t consume their everyday activities. It’s time for entities to assist with programs to help these children continue to grow in this area. Feeder programs (as I call them) helps shape kids at a young age. Feeder programs aren’t limited to a specific area or genre. They are a bridge and a gap-filler for children to mold them into well-rounded people. Several civic organizations provide this opportunity. Joining the girl or boy scouts allow children to work their way up…
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  • Alleged robbers indicted by New Kent grand jury

    Two men connected to an alleged robbery were indicted by a New Kent grand jury during Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Ryan Anthony Schutz, 19, of the 5300 block of Hemlock Road, Quinton, and Dev’ron Lemar Cowles, 21, of the 5700 block of Centerville Road, Williamsburg, were each indicted in connection to alleged offenses that took place between Apr. 8-18 of this year. Both men were each indicted on two counts of robbery where they alleged robbed the residence of Brock Richards. Schutz, however, was slammed with additional allegations. In addition to robbery, he was indicted on…
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  • Curtis Security Group withdraws CUP for tactical training facility in Barhamsville

    A request for a conditional use permit (CUP) for a tactical training facility in New Kent has been withdrawn from consideration. Curtis Security Group had proposed the facility for Barhamsville. Late Friday afternoon, representatives for the group sent an email to New Kent County Planning Director Kelli Le Duc. The conditional use permit was scheduled to go to public hearing on Monday (July 16). With an expected turnout that was going to exceed capacity of the normal meeting room in New Kent’s Government and Administration Building, New Kent’s Planning Commission had changed the location of the meeting to New Kent…
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