New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 21, 2018

New Kent supervisors deny CUP for new Food Lion in Quinton

New Kent Supervisors shot down the proposed construction of a 35,000 square foot Food Lion store at the intersection of New Kent Highway (Route 249) and Airport Road in Quinton. In a joint meeting held Monday night alongside New Kent’s Planning Commission, county leaders voted in opposition of the proposed 35,235 square foot grocery store by a narrow 3-2 vote. The county’s planning commission voted with a favorable recommendation to grant a conditional use permit (CUP) for the facility 5-4-1 earlier in the meeting. Paramount Development Corporation submitted a site plan for the proposed store at the intersection. Along with…
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  • Charles City man receives 15-month sentence for felony hit-and-run

    A Charles City man will serve 15 months in jail after receiving formal sentencing Friday morning in Charles City Circuit Court. Warren Arturo Smith, 40, of the 8500 block of Lewis Tyler Road, received a five-year sentence with four years suspended on a single charge of felony hit and run stemming from a June 24, 2017 incident. He also received an additional three months for violating probation. During an Apr. 20 trial, Smith accepted a plea deal in circuit court, with one charge of bribery dropped. During his trial, a summary of evidence revealed that Smith was an operator of…
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  • Charles City High School cancels fall sports season

    In what seems to be a growing trend around the country, Charles City High School announced the cancellation of the fall sports season for 2018. In a press release issued by superintendent of schools David Gaston, Charles City will not be fielding a football nor volleyball team for the upcoming season. “Due to a lack of student participation, we will not be fielding teams for this season,” he said in a press release. “Over the coming week, our school board and personnel will be working with the community to assess underlying reasons why these two particular athletic teams are experiencing…
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  • Editorial: Focus on the future as you prepare to go back to school

    As school approaches I have a message for all returning students who are young adults (meaning middle school and up). This year, do not worry about impressing people. Do not worry about trying to stand out or be popular. What needs to be understood is that before you know it, you will be 18 years old and an adult. Being an adult seems fun when your a teenager. The reality is it’s a big time responsibility. We live in a world with billions of people. The world stops for no one. Your focus this school year needs to be on…
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  • Dry bus runs taking place in New Kent next week

    New Kent Public Schools’ transportation department will conduct dry bus runs in the county next week (Aug. 20-24). In preparation for the upcoming school year, school buses will be on county roads during the morning and afternoon hours. Motorists are advised to planned accordingly as delays may be experienced during the runs.

  • Editorial: Going with your instinct can lead to additional benefits

    Sometimes natural instincts can lead to a person changing his or her mind and making a decision that benefits them in the long run. Such an experience took place last week for me. After a wonderful day with my sister and nephew, we elected to go get some ice cream. However, instead of going to a franchise company we elected to go to a local New Kent business to give back to the community (and the fact my nephew wanted blue ice cream). Upon approaching the facility, we were greeted with a happy smile of the owner working the window….
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