New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 23, 2014

Quinton Volunteer Fire and EMS removes women’s auxiliary group from station

A women’s auxiliary group that has traditionally helped host a number of popular fundraisers and annual activities in western New Kent can no longer function out of the building the group has called home for many years. Action took place in early October to remove the women’s auxiliary for Quinton Volunteer Fire and Rescue (Company 2) from the company’s station on Route 249 (New Kent Highway) in Quinton. The move by company officials apparently places the group’s existence in jeopardy. New Kent Fire and Rescue Chief Rick Opett confirmed that the group no longer will be allowed to use the…
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  • New Kent English village visionary looking to walk away

    Owner John Crump is putting the restaurant business inside the Rose & Crown Tavern at New Kent Courthouse up for sale.Alan Chamberlain photo

    In the middle of the last decade, John Crump’s vision for transforming the New Kent Courthouse area into a traditional English village began to take shape. Already in place were key aspects — schools, a church, and government offices. After years of planning, the county resident embarked in 2006 on a multi-million dollar project to fill in the missing parts — commercial buildings from where shopkeepers, artisans, restaurateurs, and service providers could attract customers. A 70-unit residential development was slated to follow completion of the commercial component. “Maidstone” began to rise on land bordered by Route 249 and Egypt Road,…
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  • Auto collisions with deer rise in autumn, motorists urged to be alert

    Local motorists are being warned to be on the outlook for deer along roadways during the autumn months as mating season is under way and deer are often on the move. Last year, 5,990 auto accidents involving deer were reported statewide. In New Kent County, 68 mishaps occurred while eight took place in Charles City County. Of the statewide total, more than half occurred in October, November, and December with 1,575 taking place during November alone. DMV and AAA Mid-Atlantic offer the following tips for drivers: –Buckle up and reduce speed. A decrease in speed gives more time to react….
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  • Letter to the editor: Apologizes for Steak Feast cancellation

    Recently, the Quinton Volunteer Fire Company had to cancel our annual Steak Feast due to unexpected circumstances beyond our control. We did not come to this decision and we understand the impact that this has on our supporters. On behalf of our hard working membership, I would like to offer my sincere apologizes to our community, family, and friends and promise that, along with your continued support, we will ensure that this never happens again. We have taken steps to ensure that this does not happen in the future to any events hosted by Quinton Volunteer Fire and EMS. I…
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  • Letter to the Editor: Wants adult volleyball program in New Kent

    A few years ago, New Kent County had an adult volleyball program in the Fall/Winter at one of the local schools. It was a lot of fun and it was informal. Show up, do some skill and warm-up training, and form teams to play for fun. The county of New Kent’s recreational department is willing to reinstate that program if enough “volleyball enthusiasts” are interested in an adult volleyball. This is currently not listed in their recreations program for Fall or Winter, but the recreation department is willing to add a program if enough individuals show interest. The potential site…
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  • NK tactic backfires, Warhill cruises to 6-0 win

    Lady Trojan Aubrie Cook (left) drives the ball upfield after taking it away from Warhill's Cordy Branscome.Alan Chamberlain photo

    A New Kent Lady Trojan tactic designed to augment their offensive attack on the Warhill Lion goal backfired, leading to a series of Warhill scores and a 6-0 Lion field hockey win Monday night at New Kent. The Lions scored their first two goals just seconds apart and repeated the feat several minutes later to build a comfortable 4-0 halftime advantage. “We were moving the ball,” New Kent coach Matt Duckworth said, looking back at the game’s early stages. “We tried to pressure their defense by pulling up our defenders for more support, but the defense was committed and left…
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  • Allen named MEC player of the week


    Karley Allen, a former volleyball standout at New Kent High School currently playing for UVA-Wise, has been named Mountain East Conference player of the week for Oct. 13-19. The sophomore recorded 36 kills in one tournament and 39 in another to win the honor. She currently leads the 12-member conference in kills with 286. She is also among the conference leaders in digs. Last season, she was named all-conference second team and finished second in the voting for conference freshman of the year.