New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

Virtual classes for Charles City, New Kent adults available this Summer

Virtual Summer 2021 class opportunities will be available through the Capital Region Adult Education Program. The free courses will provide classes to prepare individuals in need of a GED, basic match, reading, computer, and workforce skills. Classes will start the week of July 12, with day offerings for New Kent and Charles City High School being held each Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Evening classes for New Kent High School will be held every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. For information on day classes, contact Mary Penzer at For evening classes, contact Demetric Leeper at For…
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  • Jarrett man indicted for several alleged crimes in New Kent

    A Jarratt man connected to several New Kent crimes from earlier this year has been indicted by a grand jury Monday morning. Kevin Lee Barnardini, 59, of the 900 block of Correction Way, received formal indictments on one count each of forging a certificate, receiving stolen goods, unauthorized use of a vehicle, forgery, and shoplifting (third offense). The indictments allege that between Feb. 22 and Mar. 2, Barnardini stole a motor vehicle that belonged to the estate of Robert Parsons as well as license plates. He is also charged from stealing merchandise from the Love’s Travel Center in Talleysville. In…
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  • Alleged missed call spurs New Kent’s comeback win over York

    Sometimes it takes an error to provide that additional motivation for a team’s success. Such was the case during Friday afternoon’s game for the New Kent Trojans. Deeming what they figured was a missed called in the top of the sixth inning, New Kent pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the frame to rout the visiting York Falcons 10-4. Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth, New Kent’s Nick Wiles’ triple brought home a run for the hosts. A subsequent sacrifice fly allowed Wiles to cross home plate and cut the deficit to one (4-3) by the…
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  • Lost season doesn’t stop Lady Trojans, cruise to 12-2 win over York

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans’ softball team may have lost a season, but they haven’t lost a step. The hosting Lady Trojans dominated the visiting York Lady Falcons 12-2 in Friday afternoon’s Bay Rivers District contest. Early on, York gave the home team a scare by placing runners in scoring position. But New Kent pitcher Gracie Ellis notched clutch strikeouts to escape without any damage done. Meanwhile, the Lady Trojans bats went to work as Haley Baker’s triple allowed her to eventually score in the first inning. In the second and third innings, the hosts pushed across three runs in each…
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  • Jones earns Dean’s List honors at University of North Georgia

    Ryan Jones, a native of Quinton, has been named to the Spring 2021 Dean’s List at the University of North George. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must obtain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 while taking at least 12 or more credit hours during the semester and not have a grade lower than a “B”.

  • Action at Wilson’s Wharf anniversary will be celebrated June 5-6 in Charles City

    The 157th Anniversary of the Action at Wilson’s Wharf in Charles City will take place June 5-6. The site was the location on May 24, 1864 where the United States Colored Troops defended the fort against an assault by Fitzhugh Lee’s Confederate Cavalry. Family friendly activities include a tour of the four and Civil War camps, living history, artillery, and cavalry demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, and a battle reenactment. Admission is free for Charles City County residents with identification. For more information visit