New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 28, 2016

Bridge to be named in honor of former New Kent Sheriff Howard

New Kent supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to request a bridge to be named after a former New Kent County Sheriff. County leaders voted during the July 27 work session to request the Commonwealth Transportation Board to name the bridge crossing the Chickahmoniny River on Route 155 (Courthouse Road) in honor of F.W. “Wakie” Howard Jr. That location, ironically, connects with Charles City County where Howard grew up and graduated from high school. Howard served as sheriff of New Kent County for 36 years and retired at the end of 2015 after electing not to run for a 10th term….
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  • Recent triathlon race causes Charles City supervisor to lash out

    Over the last few years, Charles City District 3 supervisor Floyd Miles Sr. has expressed displeasure over bicyclists occupying the road during events. Now, District 2 supervisor Bill Coada is echoing the sentiments after a July 10 triathlon caused the representative frustration during his travel on the highways. Coada’s monologue during the July 26 meeting of county supervisors revolved around cyclists during a triathlon that originated in James City County. The issue caused furor with the District 2 representative during his travels, something he reiterated to the public. Prior to the supervisors’ comment and directive period, Coada asked questions of…
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  • Charles City preps for centennial celebration of county fair

    A centennial celebration will be hitting Charles City in September courtesy of the Charles City County Fair. With that 100-year mark on the horizon, citizens will have an old-fashioned feel of enjoying the event at a new venue; Charles City High School. Virginia Cooperative Extension and county fair committee member John Allison highlighted the plans and fair activities during the July 26 meeting of Charles City’s Board of Supervisors. The representative had plenty to say about his expectations for the event. “We are going to do things bigger and better,” Allison said. “We are going to need more space for…
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  • Lanexa man to serve no active time for receiving stolen money

    A Lanexa man accepted a plea deal during July 25 morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court to accepting stolen money. Richard Gene Wray Jr., 40, of the 3200 block of Wahrani Lane, entered a guilty plea to one count of receiving stolen goods. In a summary of evidence provided by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Del Rossi, from the end of January to the middle of February of this year, Wray encouraged Olivia Ilch, who was employed at Aspen Burger, to steal money and bring it to him. The defendant admitted that he encouraged Ilch to perform the alleged crime….
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  • Gammon graduates from Longwood University

    William Davis Gammon, a resident of Providence Forge, graduated cum laude from Longwood University on May 14. Gammon earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in political science. He was one of four seniors to complete the Senior Honors research project. He is currently employed in the office of the president at Longwood University as a Presidential Fellow. William is the son of Bill and Donna Gammon of Providence Forge.