New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 18, 2021

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  • York becomes next victim as Lady Trojans continue to rack up wins in volleyball

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans volleyball team have been focused on getting better since their loss in last year’s state championship game to Rustburg. And so far this season, being locked in continues to add numbers to their win column. New Kent topped the visiting York Lady Falcons in 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 in straight sets to notch another victory in the Sept. 14 Bay Rivers District contest. After the hosts jumped out 6-2, York methodically battled back to cut the deficit to two (7-5) before the Lady Trojans began ramping up the pressure. Senior Julia Hathaway’s leadership saw her spikes and…
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  • Editorial: Understanding addictions, both the positive and negative ones

    While I can’t speak for everyone, I can tell you that at some point in most of our lives, we have had an addiction to something. When most people think of addiction, the first few items that come to mind include drugs, alcohol, or gambling. But there are so many more things that a person can get hooked on, and all of them aren’t necessary bad. Addictions are tough things to deal with, especially when you look at how time has changed our perception of a few areas. A perfect example of this are video games. In the 1990s, I…
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  • Opponents of mask mandate in New Kent schools voice displeasure with board’s lack of formal stance

    As local school systems welcome back students to in-person learning, New Kent’s School Board is still dealing with the aftereffects of an Aug. 23 decision to require masks for all students and staff in an indoor setting. Opponents of the requirement returned to Monday evening’s school board meeting, voicing concerns of the issue as well as school leaders not taking a position on the matter. During public comment period, several individuals addressed New Kent’s school board, questioning their choice without a proper vote. “This school board did not vote on the topic,” said Tom Miller. “It was said by the…
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  • Blacksburg man receives no additional time after pleading guilty to eluding police in New Kent

    A Blacksburg man will receive no additional active time of incarceration after accepting a plea deal during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Karl Allen Yohn, 20, of the 1200 block of University Terrance, entered a guilty plea to one count of felony eluding police as part of the agreement. In a summary of evidence provided by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Overholser, on March 10 a Virginia State Trooper had a Volkswagon Jetta pass through their radar at 88 miles per hour in posted 70 miles per hour zone on Interstate 64 westbound in New Kent. The officer…
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  • Letter to the Editor: This isn’t the United States of America that we are living in

    The United States of America is a lie. The symbol of a flag waving over us is a superficial show of unity that is not really there. Recalcitrant Republicans facing stubborn Democrats, anti-vaxers against the vaccinated, mask wearers vs. non-mask wearers, and the list continues. The climate change crowd and nonbelievers in this, the rich taking inadequate action to relieve the plight of the poor, the antiabortionists unwilling to give an inch to women’s right to abortion, white privilege continuing to suppress or marginalize African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other minorities, and gun control advocates versus those opposed….
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