New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 14, 2020

Charles City Library receives grant to assist with Wi-Fi services

The Charles City branch of Heritage Public Library has received funding from a federal grant that will allow additional Wi-Fi services to residents and visitors in the vicinity. With the grant, the library installed a new long-range device that will provide access to the building’s Wi-Fi form further away. The grant was the result from the federal e-Rate program. Access to the library’s Wi-Fi service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • New Kent School Board members receive glimpse of “Return to Learn” plan

    The struggle to make the decision on when businesses and environments are safe to reopen continues to be a nonstop discussion with the presence of COVID-19. That commentary carried on at New Kent School Board’s Monday night work session. New Kent Superintendent of Schools Brian Nichols presented the district’s first “Return to Learn” plan at the July 13 meeting. And while measures are being taken by the school for a safe return, uncertainty continues to cloud any clear path of direction. “Our guidance continues to shift based on CDC (Center of Disease Control) and VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) guidelines,”…
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  • Horse racing returning to Colonial Downs on July 27

    Colonial Downs has announced the return of live horse racing beginning July 27. The new season at the track in New Kent will feature an 18-day race schedule. Races will be conducted Monday-Wednesday, with post times beginning at 5:30 p.m. The premiere race, the Virginia Derby, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Spectators will be allowed to attend the horse races under guidelines imposed by the order of Governor Ralph Northam. A maximum of 1,000 people will be allowed to spectate the race. Face coverings will be required for all attendees inside the facilities, while coverings will be highly…
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  • Jones earns English degree from VCU


    Kyle Jones, a 2017 graduate of Charles City High School, graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University during May 10 commencement exercises. Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He is the son of Carroll and Sharon Jones.

  • Letter to the Editor: Citizens should decide fate of Confederate monument

    The city of Richmond has been rocked by protests about Confederate monuments over the past several weeks. Some have been pulled down by protestors, while others have been removed by the city. But the mayhem and violence that ensued has been Costly economically and personally. Last year, many members of the Richmond city council voted to retain the monuments. Now, they almost unanimously support their removal. Charles City has its own Confederate monument. It was erected in 1901 and funded by the Daughters of the Confederacy. This monument was the subject of discussion at Charles City’s Board of Supervisors’ June…
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  • Editorial: Businesses, schools aren’t the only ones affected by COVID-19

    As many school districts dictate plans with their “return-to-learn” strategy, many other organizations are continuing to figure out how to return to life with as much “normalcy” as possible. Unfortunately, there are more questions than answers that are poised around COVID-19. Information changes from day-to-day, with the only real consistency being that wearing face coverings reduce the spread. However, there are conflicting reports revolving around the spread when it comes to objects. Can COVID-19 be passed by touching one object and another person touching the same item? Can it be passed through handshakes? Right now, and let’s be honest, nobody…
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