New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2019

Patriot’s Landing receives approval for golf carts to travel on roads

Following suit to Chickahominy Shores, a second subdivision in New Kent County will allow golf parts and other utility vehicles on VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) roads. Patriot’s Landing received unanimous approval to allow the alternative modes of transportation throughout the subdivision after New Kent Board of Supervisors approved the measure unanimously at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting. County leaders passed a similar resolution in August for Chickahominy Shores. Roads within the Patriot’s Landing subdivision that will allow travel for golf carts and utility vehicles are American Holly Lane, Bending Birch Lane, English Boxwood Lane, Flowering Magnolia Lane, Forsythia Court,…
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  • Charles City schools announce full accreditation

    Charles City Elementary and High Schools are fully accredited for the third consecutive year. Superintendent of schools David Gaston made the announcement during Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The school system also posted a 100 percent graduation rate and a zero percent drop-out rate. English and mathematic pass rates increased for both schools, as well as increases in several subject areas for many subgroups according to Charles City Director of Instruction and Curriculum Todd Perelli. After the presentation, at-large member Preston Adkins appreciated the data, but hopes that information is broken down at the state level. “I truly want to…
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  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks New Kent’s Sheriff’s Office for watch order surveillance

    Recently, my husband and I were away from our home for an extended period of time. We believed that our home and property were safe because we had requested a “watch order” from New Kent’s Sheriff’s Department. A watch order notifies the sheriff’s department that a homeowner is away from their home and puts an extra eye on the property. This is a wonderful service and provides a tremendous level and feeling of security to the property owner. This service is also available to business owners. Thank you Sheriff McLaughlin, officers, and deputies for your conscientious service to the citizens…
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  • Blue Heron restaurant reopens in Charles City

    After a year of closure, The Blue Heron restaurant on the Chickahominy River in Charles City has reopened. The restaurant has opened under the new ownership of Greg Guy and Carson Diaz of Grub, LLC. The waterfront property provides picturesque views of the Chickahominy River along with a number of dishes. For more information, call 829-9070.

  • Editorial: Find a way to make time for yourself

    One of the questions I often receive from the public is, “How do what I do?” The answer is, I’m blessed. As a reporter and athletic director, there are times where I go from place to place, traveling up and down the highways in order to do jobs that I enjoy. So, what does my introduction have to do with my editorial? It’s simply to find a way to make time for yourself. This editorial spurned from a conversation that I had with my father Monday night. When speaking with him, I noticed he had purchased amusement park tickets for…
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  • Letter to the Editor: Supports Paige for re-election to New Kent Board of Supervisors

    There is little doubt that Patricia Paige is passionate for New Kent County. Born and raised in the county, she is naturally vested in what takes place. One of Ms. Paige’s highest priorities is being a voice for the elderly citizens. I truly believe during Ms. Paige’s tenure on the Board of Supervisors that New Kent will finally get a reputable assisted living facility. I met Ms. Paige many years ago in her role as chairman of New Kent County’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Even as busy as she is now, she plays an active, important role in…
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