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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 29, 2017

Charles City’s Jefferson places in three events at 1A East Regional track meet

Charles City’s Panthers scored 10 points, finishing in 14th place at the 1A East Regional Meet on May 26 at Sussex. Senior Mason Jefferson qualified in three events for the Group 1A state meet, finishing fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.62) and 200-meter dash (23.19), and adding a fourth-place finish in the long jump (19’6”). Classmate Kyle Jones accounted for the other Panther points, placing fifth in the high jump with a clearance of 6’0”. Conference 42 rival Cumberland claimed the boys’ title with 72 points. Charles City girls’ team did not score at the competition, with Riverheads Lady Gladiators…
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  • Kowal repeats as 3A East Regional pole vault champion

    New Kent boys’ team accumulated 26 points, good enough for tenth place at the 3A East Regional Meet on May 25-26 at Lakeland High School. Bay Rivers District rival Tabb won the meet with 94 points. Griffin Kowal emerged as the Trojans lone winner, easily claiming the pole vault competition with a clearance of 14’6”. On the girls’ side, the Lady Trojans tabulated 24 points, finishing eighth in the regional meet. I.C. Norcum scored 104 points to win the meet, edging Tabb by a single point for the title. Other Results (NK only) Boys: 1600 Meter Run- 6. Patrick Johnson…
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  • New Kent supervisors amend budget to expedite middle school expansion

    New Kent supervisors unanimously approved amending the current year’s budget to assist with adding an expansion to New Kent’s Middle School. A 5-0 vote passed with a favorable recommendation to amend the FY2016-17 budget by $1,266,757 after no one spoke at the May 25 public hearing. The amendment was made as county leaders wanted to expedite the process of increasing capacity at the middle school due to an expected influx in enrollment in upcoming years.

  • Jury finds Henrico man innocent on firearm possession charge

    A Henrico man was found innocent for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. A Charles City jury rendered a not guilty verdict favoring the defendant Michael Darnell Bridges, 40, of the 4600 block of Jenell Crescent Court. An allegation said that on July 31, 2016, Bridges was fishing with two other men when a conservation officer allegedly noticed a weapon being moved by the defendant. However, a jury did not agree with evidence presented and favored on the side of Bridges.

  • Local students graduate from Bridgewater College

    Two local students were among 368 students who earned degrees from Bridgewater College. Albert “A.J.” FitzPatrick fo Quinton and Keli Groux of New Kent were awarded degrees during May 24 commencement ceremonies. FitzPatrick graduated cum laude, posting a 3.4 grade-point average while earning a degree in business administration. Groux earned a degree majoring in applied chemistry and biology.

  • Athletes compete in Central VA track meet in New Kent

    Athletes pose with medals at the conclusion of the Central Virginia track meet qualifier held in New Kent.

    New Kent Parks and Recreation hosted a local Central Virginia Track & Field meet on May 7. Participants aging from 9-14 took part in the event with the top two athletes in each division/event advancing to the Central Virginia Track & Field Event on June 3 at Caroline High School. Results (advancements only) 9-10 Division Girls: 50 Meter Dash- 1. Ryan Griffith 7.0, 2. Mia Jones 8.8. 400 Meter Dash- 1. Griffith 1:24. 100 Meter Dash- 1. Griffith 17.7, 2. Jones 22.9. 200 Meter Dash- 1. Jones 44.5. Long Jump- 1. Griffith 6’8½.” Softball Toss- 1. Jones 31’0”. Boys: 50…
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