New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2021

Jefferson named to Old Dominion University’s Dean’s List

Mikaela Jefferson, a 2018 graduate of New Kent High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Old Dominion University for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must be enrolled full-time by taking at least 12 credit hours and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.4 or better.

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  • Early morning crash in New Kent County leaves two dead

    A Tuesday early morning crash in the Eltham area of New Kent County has resulted in the deaths of two King William County residents. Chakayla R. Sprulock, 20, and Charles H. Fletcher III, 21, both died at the scene of the accident according to a Virginia State Police report. According to the report, around 6:25 a.m. Virginia State Police responded to a call for service on Farmer’s Drive (Route 273), approximately one-quarter mile north of Polish Town Road (Route 634). A preliminary investigation reveals that a 1999 Honda Civic was heading south on Farmers Drive when it crossed the center…
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  • Editorial: It’s time to end the cycle in Charles City County

    I’m not about to ruffle feathers with my editorial; I’m about to pluck them. And the thing is that it’s because I am tired of seeing my hometown go through the same, endless cycle. I love Charles City County. I love living here and enjoying it. At the same time, the same issues and discussions come up every single year and have gotten to the point where I am honestly tired of writing about them. The reason why I’m tired of writing about them is because the communication level to get it resolved has yet to come to fruition. I…
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  • Shacklefords man to serve two years for attempting to distribute drugs in New Kent

    A Shacklefords man will spend the next two years for possessing illegal drugs after agreeing to the terms of a plea agreement Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court. Mason Michael Hurley, 20, entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession of a Schedule I/II substance with intent to distribute. One charge of conspiracy to violate the drug act was dropped as part of the deal. In a summary of evidence, on Mar. 9, 2020, Hurley was the passenger sitting in a van at 7-Eleven in New Kent that was being observed by authorities. When authorities approached and searched the…
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  • Former Cumberland Hospital doctor no-shows for court; found in Williamsburg with self-inflicted gunshot, dies at hospital

    A former psychotherapist at Cumberland Hospital failed to appear Monday morning at his New Kent Circuit Court case. He later died in the day to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Herschel Harden, 73, was scheduled to show up in court according to defense attorney Fernando Groene on the possibility of a plea agreement. But when the defendant never entered into the courtroom, Groene told Judge B. Elliott Bondurant about the pressure his client was facing. “I spoke with him Friday and I spoke with him yesterday about a plea agreement,” the defense attorney said to the court. “He was telling me…
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  • Three-peat: New Kent High School wrestling wins Group 3A state championship

    The first time it was pure exhilaration. The second time it was determination. This time, it was pure domination. For the third consecutive year, New Kent High School’s Trojans wrestling team captured the Group 3A state championship Sunday evening at the Salem Civic Center. Powering the Trojans to the victory include a school-record eight individual state champions. New Kent accumulated 240.5 points to cruise to the three-peat, easily outdistancing themselves from runner-up Skyline High School (166.0), a team that handed the Trojans their only loss this season. Perennial powerhouse Christiansburg High School placed third in the meet with 115 points….
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