New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 13, 2016

Gardy captures two firsts in state surveyors competition

David R. Gardy holds his two first place plaques.Contributed Photo

New Kent surveyor David R. Gardy, LS, of Gardy and Associates P.C., is the first place winner in both the ALTA/ACSM Surveys Maps and the Miscellaneous Maps (Boundary Line Adjustment Plat) categories of the Plat Contest held during the annual Virginia Association of Surveyors General Membership Meeting and Convention. Surveyors from across the Commonwealth showed their best work in the Plat Contest during the event held Jan. 21-23 in Norfolk. The Plat Contest judges adhere to the minimum standards set forth by NSPS and VAS. Entries are judged by a panel of surveying professionals. Other categories include subdivision plats, topographical…
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  • Hot shooting Rams pull away for win over New Kent

    New Kent's Ethan Ashford (5) tussles with Lafayette's Keshawn Jefferson for control of a loose ball. Ashford won the battle.Alan Chamberlain

    Shooting at a 61 percent clip from the floor in the first half, Lafayette’s Rams built a 20-point lead on New Kent’s host Trojans. After the break, the hosts managed to cut the deficit in half but no closer as the Rams held on for an 82-63 win. Thursday’s Senior Night contest closed out the regular season for the Trojans, who are 9-13 entering post-season play in next week’s 3A Conference 25 tournament. New Kent is seeded third, earning a quarterfinal home match with Poquoson next Tuesday at 6 p.m. If the Trojans win Tuesday, they advance to play in…
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  • Even without leading scorer, Lady Panthers cruise over King & Queen

    Charles City's Jaelah Wyatt looks to pass to a teammate around King & Queen's Shameka Jones.Andre' Jones photo

    With Lady Panther leading scorer Santaesha Hickman missing the game in what’s being described as a personnel matter, Charles City head coach VaShaun Otey looked to other players in hopes to find some offensive firepower. He didn’t have to look too far. Senior Kiandra Randall scored the first nine points of the contest for the hosts while teammates Veondra Brown and Jaelah Wyatt tossed in nine for the contest as Charles City defeated King & Queen’s Lady Tigers 40-27 in the Feb. 10 home finale. Randall’s antics started early, draining a three-pointer from the far corner. After Lady Tiger guard…
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  • Torrid press keys New Kent victory over Poquoson

    New Kent's Cameron Downer penetrates the lane between three Poquoson opponents, passing off to a teammate in the corner.Alan Chamberlain photo

    Weathering a fast start by Poquoson’s visiting Islanders, New Kent’s Trojans took command of Tuesday night’s basketball encounter behind a devastating press. By the first quarter’s end, the Trojans had wiped out a double-digit Poquoson lead, moved ahead to stay, and were well on their way to an 83-57 triumph. The victory solidified New Kent’s hold on the third seeded spot in next week’s 3A East Conference 25 tournament. The 9-12 Trojans host a quarterfinal match next Tuesday at 6 p.m., most likely against the same Islanders. Poquoson opened tonight’s affair with an 11-2 run — all 11 points, including…
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  • Chickahominy Lake to remain water-ski free zone after NK supervisors reject repeal

    An eight-month battle over repealing an ordinance to allow water-skiing on Chickahominy Lake has come to an end with the restriction remaining intact. New Kent supervisors defeated repealing of the 37 year old ordinance at their Feb. 8 regular board meeting by a 4-1 vote. Only District 2 representative Tommy Tiller favored striking down the law. In July 2015, residents Daniel Moore and Jonathan Edmonds addressed county leaders on the aforementioned issue. According to the two, Chickahominy Lake is the only lake in Virginia that does not allow water-skiing. For the next few months, the two continuously addressed the board,…
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  • New Kent School Board considering proposed $30.9 million school budget for 2016-17

    A proposed $30.9 million next year school budget aimed at raising the county’s competitive posture in a quest for quality teachers is now under consideration by New Kent School Board members. School superintendent Dave Myers and school finance director Haynie Morgheim unveiled the FY2016-17 proposal before board members Monday night. The total figure ($30,916,241) is more than $1.4 million or about 5 percent higher than the current year’s $29.5 million budget. As it stands for now, funding the budget proposal would require $13,854,595 in county money, a figure that is exactly $300,000 more than the county’s contribution for the current…
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