New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 31, 2014

Letter to the editor: Says taxpayer money wasted by VDOT

I’m writing today to express about my concern about VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation). I have been complaining about Route 60 eastbound for a few years. From Route 106 to South Garden Road, the five mile stretch has what I call “speed bumps” on the road. These bumps will shake you, knock air pressure out of your tires, and ruin your front end. I want to know why the roads aren’t being maintained properly to begin with? Over the past few years I have seen VDOT fix a few spots, but the work is sloppy, poor, and it doesn’t last…
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  • New Kent’s Carlin second overall in Conference 25 cross-country

    Andrew Carlin finished second overall to help lead New Kent’s Trojans to a fourth place team finish in Wednesday’s Conference 25 cross-country meet at Park View-South Hill. Carlin ran the 3.1-mile course in 17:02. The Trojans’ Tyler Brightwell (12th, 18:07), Yuri Frazier (22nd, 19:10), Michael Stevenson (26th, 19:25), and Holden Minor (27th, 19:26) completed New Kent’s scoring. Christian Lysek (29th, 19:36) and Justin Stewart (38th, 20:39) also competed for New Kent. The Trojans scored 89 points. Lafayette won the conference title with 35 followed by Warhill (46) and Poquoson (79). Trailing New Kent were York (97), Southampton (184), Colonial Heights…
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  • New Kent Middle School football finishes 7-1, tie for regular season championship

    New Kent Middle School football players use a strong offensive push to score a touchdown.

    New Kent Middle School’s football team recently completed the regular season, finishing 7-1 in the Bay Rivers District and earning a share of the conference championship. The finish by the Lions marks a memorable season, finishing with one of their best records in the history of the program and ending in a three-way tie for the top spot. The Lions outscored opponents 283-95 over the eight-game span. “Their focus, drive, and determination have helped them reach levels not seen in a long time in New Kent,” said head coach Ronnie Henley. The Lions overcame early season adversity, losing key player…
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  • Pilot CUP approved; New Kent supervisors concerned about regional radio grid

    New Kent supervisors have approved a 10-year conditional use permit (CUP) for Pilot LLC. Action took place during the Oct. 29 board of supervisors work session after being deferred from the Oct. 14 regular monthly meeting. During the regular meeting, last minute additions to the permit raised concerns for supervisors, causing action to be halted until the work session. Pilot representative Jack Wilson reiterated the additions that include allowing Pilot to address parking concerns with a parking study and allowing the company to add at least 15 new spaces at its location on Route 106 (Emmaus Church Road). Those additional…
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  • NKSO issues warning of individuals acting as social service workers

    New Kent Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning for county citizens to be on the lookout for individuals portraying themselves as employees of New Kent Department of Social Services. Recently, individuals have visited homes in and outside of the county, indicating they were employees of the department of social services and inspecting the homes. New Kent Sheriff’s Office has investigated calls and conducted an investigation and identified these people are not employees of, nor appear to have any connection to the county’s department of social services. The sheriff’s office is recommending that if someone approaches you claiming to be from…
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  • Traffic delays on Route 5 expected beginning in early November

    Beginning in early November, the Herring Creek Bridge on Route 5 in Charles City will be undergoing construction. During repairs, the road will have one lane open with a temporarily traffic light installed to direct traffic. Motorists can expect delays through that area or may use a detour provided. Large trucks will be directed to detour due to width and weight limitations on the bridge. No estimated time frame has been announced for the completion of the repairs.