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News Archives for 2009

Development sparked in NK

By Robb Johnson | April 29, 2009 2:22 pm

Since the economy turned south late last year, new development projects in New Kent County have been on hold. But indications are things are about to change. Plans are now before the county to upgrade a country inn and spa slated for the New Kent Vineyards development. Then there is a rezoning application designed to pave the way for 111 single-family houses in a new subdivision in the county’s western end. And finally, the group that proposed building a landfill in the county is seeking industrial zoning on just over 1,187 acres along Interstate 64. Public hearings on all three…
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Lady Trojans prevail in track

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 2:21 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojans amassed 150 points to outdistance five opponents on their home track on April 1. Peninsula Catholic placed second with 76 points while Charles City took third with 69. St. Gertrude’s finished fourth with 68 followed by Hampton Roads Academy (65) and Surry (42). New Kent won eight events while Charles City prevailed in three. Scores for the boys’ meet were not available and only a partial list of results were turned in. Results (NK, CC only) Girls: Shot- 1. Stertz (NK) 30-7; 6. Wood (NK) 23-11. Discus- 2. Stertz (NK) 79-0. 4. Adkins (CC) 67-0. Long…
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Five-run third inning propels Lady Trojans past Jamestown

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 2:19 pm

Erupting for five runs in the third inning, New Kent’s Lady Trojans distanced themselves from Jamestown’s visiting Eagles. The hosts then rode the three-hit pitching of Ashley McMichael to a 6-0 Bay Rivers District softball triumph. The April 2 outcome upped New Kent’s record to 4-3 in the district while Jamestown dipped to 1-7. “Today we finally broke out. We finally got our hits together,” a relieved Lady Trojan coach Betsey Lane said afterward. “We haven’t been making solid contact at all before today and not stringing together hits we need,” she said. “But today was a big improvement,” she…
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Windsor tops Charles City

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 2:13 pm

Charles City’s Panthers managed to get only three runners on base against Windsor pitching as the visiting Dukes stopped the hosts on a no-hitter in Tri-Rivers District baseball last Friday. Windsor’s offense, meanwhile, used a six-run third inning to break open a close contest on the way to an 11-0 win in five innings, dropping Charles City to 0-2 in the district and 0-7 for the season thus far. “Mentally, we just weren’t here to play,” said Panther coach Irving Bradby. “We couldn’t put two and two together, but we’ll be just fine. We’ve got young and inexperienced players who…
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Lady Trojans win pair, drop one match

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 2:10 pm

New Kent’s Lady Trojan tennis team eased past Bay Rivers District foe Smithfield 8-1 in a home match last Thursday. New Kent also whipped Essex 9-0, but fell to Grafton 7-2 in recent matches. New Kent 9 Essex 0 Singles: Downs d. Heacock 8-2; S. Courrier d. Hilton 8-0; A. Courrier d. Christian 8-1; Barbour d. Dahlem 8-5; Day d. Stewart 8-0; McSweeney d. Tate 8-3. Doubles: Downs/S. Courrier d. Hilton/Heacock 8-1; A. Courrier/Day d. Christian/Dahlem 9-7; Barbour/McSweeney d. Veorse/Tate 8-2. Grafton 7 New Kent 2 Singles: Baucom (G) d. Downs 6-4, 6-2; S. Courrier (NK) d. Lee 4-6. 7-5….
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Late Essex goals foil NK bid

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 2:04 pm

Three late second half goals by Essex attackers broke open a close soccer battle with New Kent’s host Trojans, lifting the visiting Group A Trojans from the Northern Neck District to a 5-2 win. New Kent owned the first half, taking a 1-0 halftime lead, but Essex moved in front early after the break and broke a 2-2 deadlock with three unanswered scores in the final minutes. The non-district loss dropped New Kent to 1-4-1 on the season. “[Essex] just kicked the ball, and when they’re just kicking the ball, you have to be ready for it,” New Kent coach…
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New Kent eases past Bruton in BRD baseball, softball

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 1:58 pm

ct baseball encounter with Bruton’s visiting Panthers, New Kent coach Ronnie Cox worried how his batters would react to the submarine-style delivery of Bruton pitcher Matt Adams. His fears, however, proved to be unfounded as the host Trojans jumped on Adams for three first inning runs on the way to a 6-3 victory. “We got out of the gate early and that makes it easier,” Cox said following his team’s March 31 triumph that raised New Kent’s record to 4-2. “It made it a lot easier for Ryan [Patterson] to pitch with a three-run lead,” he added. Patterson went five…
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Lady Trojans trounce back-to-back opponents in soccer

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 1:56 pm

Phipps’ hat trick sparks 8-0 romp over Packers   Forward Carrie Phipps registered the hat trick, scoring three of New Kent’s first four goals, and the Lady Trojan defense posted a shutout. All translated into an 8-0 Bay Rivers District soccer romp over Smithfield’s visiting Packers. Last Wednesday’s encounter led to New Kent’s first district win of the season, raising the Lady Trojans’ record to 1-1-1. New Kent is 3-1-2 in all games. “Things have been good this season,” a pleased Lady Trojan head coach, Chad Honeycutt, said afterward. “We’ve just needed to find a way to get the ball…
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Lady Panthers edge Franklin for first softball triumph

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 1:54 pm

Charles City’s Lady Panthers took the lead behind a five-run sixth inning and worked out of a bases loaded, no outs jam in the seventh and final frame to outlast Franklin’s invading Broncos 14-12 in Tri-Rivers District softball. Last Wednesday’s triumph handed the hosts a 1-0 district record plus their first win of the season. Overall, Charles City improved to 1-2. The Lady Panthers pounded out 11 hits and got the shutdown defense when they needed it in the late innings. The main difference in past seasons and the current campaign, head coach Kenneth Perrault said, is the team has…
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Farm Bureau group donates ‘Learning Barn’ to CCES

By Robb Johnson | April 15, 2009 1:52 pm

Charles City-James City-New Kent-York Farm Bureau Women’s Committee has donated a “Learning Barn,” designed to enhance students’ knowledge of agriculture, to Charles City Elementary School. Taking part in the March 23 presentation were Farm Bureau president Norman Hofmeyer, vice-president Jackson Darst, Capital District chairman Ruby Leonard, and Women’s Committee members Gloria Beil and Dottie Hofmeyer. Accepting on behalf of the school were superintendent Janet Crawley, principal Danielle Belton, and librarian Diane Carver. A Learning Barn is a bookshelf shaped and painted to look like a barn. It was built by Rob Whitehurst of C. R. Whitehurst & Sons and is…
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