New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 30, 2014

Car’s ownership, occupants raise doubts in dismissed charge

Concerns over the ownership of a car along with doubts about the car’s occupants over a one-day time frame have led to dismissal of a felony charge lodged against a Petersburg man. Lavale Shurdall Wright, 48, of the 800 block of N. Hampton Road, had one charge of possession of cocaine dismissed during Sept. 29 New Kent Circuit Court proceedings. On Sept. 24, 2013, Trooper Michael Morehead executed a traffic stop for a vehicle that sped westbound on Interstate 64. Upon approaching the vehicle, the trooper detected an odor of alcohol. Identifying Wright as the driver, Wright confessed that he…
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  • New Kent wins Conference 25 golf championship

    New Kent’s golf team, led by Parker Wallace’s 78, carded a foursome score of 327 to capture today’s (Monday) Conference 25 tournament championship played at the par 72 Royal New Kent golf course. The Trojans finished seven strokes ahead of runner-up Southampton’s 334. Both teams now advance to the Oct. 6 3A East Region Tournament. Austin Pierce fired an 80 while Jackson Grey and Cole Hitchcock shot 84 and 85, respectively, to complete New Kent’s scoring. Cole Baldwin finished with an 88 while Bryce Paige tallied 96. Other team scores: Park View 342, Lafayette 343, York 360, Poquoson 371, Colonial…
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  • Second half goals propel Lady Trojans past Smithfield

    Lady Trojan defender Maggie Stewart (right) reaches to take the ball away from Smithfield's Ashlyn Newberry.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Taking advantage of their second half corner opportunities, New Kent’s Lady Trojans broke a 1-1 halftime deadlock tonight (Monday) on the way to a 3-1 field hockey conquest of Smithfield’s visiting Packers. Moments after play resumed following intermission, Lady Trojan Clare Morris put the hosts in front to stay, taking Maddie Collins’ corner inbounds pass and blasting a high shot past Packer goalkeeper Hunter Wilson. Then off another corner, Caitlin McCaughan tacked on an insurance goal just past the second half’s midpoint. Next, New Kent’s defense turned back a series of Smithfield corners down the stretch to preserve the win….
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  • Apparent address error results in alleged assault on two New Kent deputy sheriffs

    An alleged assault on a pair of New Kent County deputy sheriffs at the hands of a man they were assigned to transport Friday afternoon to a local mental health facility apparently did not have to happen — at least not to the New Kent officers. A magistrate’s order that sent deputies Stan Belback and Cathy Day to Gloucester County to pick up 24-year-old Xavier Brown for transport to a facility in Williamsburg contained an error, listing Brown’s address as being in New Kent. Now authorities say Brown lives in the 200 block of York River Road, Shacklefords, which is…
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  • Grafton rolls past New Kent 62-12

    New Kent running back Trent Orie breaks into the open with the help of blocks from Trent Ragland and Grayson Webb on the way to the end zone for New Kent's first touchdown.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Grafton’s Clippers amassed over 500 yards from scrimmage and scored frequently on the way to a 62-12 Friday night football thumping of New Kent’s visiting Trojans on York High’s Bailey Field. After New Kent managed one first down before punting on the game’s opening offensive series, the Clippers’ Trevaun Walker raced 68 yards on the hosts’ first play to trigger the one-sided affair. Grafton scored on four of its next five possessions — only a missed field goal standing in the way of a perfect five-for-five — to claim a 35-0 lead at the half. “It was really a few…
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  • Lady Trojans regain momentum, top Bruton in five sets

    New Kent's Lady Trojans celebrate after the final kill in their five-set volleyball victory over Bruton's Panthers.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Although New Kent’s Lady Trojans lost the fourth set to send their best-of-five volleyball match with Bruton’s visiting Panthers into a decisive fifth, the hosts managed to bounce back most of the way from an 18-4 deficit in that fourth set in before falling 25-21. With the match now deadlocked at two sets apiece, the question arose: Could the Lady Trojans transfer that rekindled momentum into the fifth and final set? They could. And they did. Sparked by five Madison Beasley kills, the Lady Trojans took command from the start in capturing the fifth set 15-10. Coupled with earlier 25-21…
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