New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 3, 2016

Colonial Heights shuts out New Kent

New Kent's Aaron Sharpe charges the net for a shot in his singles match.Alan Chamberlain photos

Colonial Heights’ visiting Colonials swept singles competition to post a 6-0 win over New Kent’s Trojans in boys tennis Monday afternoon. Doubles matches were cancelled due to an approaching thunderstorm. Singles: Cox(CH) d. Ashford (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Gingrich (CH) d. Edmonds (NK) 6-2, 6-1; Scofield (CH) d. Frizzell (NK) 6-3,-6-4; Patel (CH) d. Squares (NK) 6-0, 6-0; Rosser (CH) d. Estis (NK) 6-4, 6-0; Kim (CH) d. Sharpe 6-1,6-0.

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  • Charles City man’s life taken in Sandston shooting

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  • Local students named to RCC honor society

    Rappahannock Community College’s Alpha Lambda Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted students who reside in Charles City and New Kent County during an Apr. 22 ceremony. Christian Babin, Patricia Dalton, Julianna Jones, and Mathew Osborne, all of New Kent, and Sarah Saunders of Charles City were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. In order to be named to the society, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society for two-year colleges worldwide and has more than two million members.

  • Letter to the Editor: Says one-cent should be added to NK tax rate

    It is truly pathetic when opening the pages of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle to note that New Kent Supervisors are still dithering over whether or not to add a cent to local taxes. A cent should be added in order to provide teachers and other local employees with a respectable and meaningful salary increase. Arguing over this minimal increase is both shortsighted and mean spirited, to say the least. James Murphy Providence Forge