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Pair accused in NK daytime home burglaries indicted

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:16 pm

A New Kent Circuit Court grand jury has indicted 16 people on at least one felony charge each, including a Henrico County pair accused in a recent string of daytime home burglaries in the county. A joint investigation by authorities in New Kent, Goochland, Henrico, and Hanover counties led to the arrest of Laura Anne Yonon, 22, and Derrick Brandon Graham, 27, both of 2320 Kenwood Avenue, in connection with a rash of burglaries occurring since July in the four localities, including three in New Kent. On Monday, a New Kent grand jury indicted the pair on three counts each…
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New Kent rematch with Atlee falls short of expectations

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:15 pm

After dropping a narrow 3-2 decision at Atlee, New Kent field hockey coach Julie Ellis figured the rematch on the Lady Trojans’ home turf would work in her team’s favor. Things, however, didn’t go as planned. Four minutes into the Sept. 9 affair, the visiting Raiders held a 2-0 lead, thanks to crisp passing and two goals by Emily Dietrick. And matters failed to improve afterward as Atlee mounted a 6-0 halftime advantage on the way to a 7-1 win. “We just fell apart and made a thousand stupid mistakes,” said Ellis, whose team fell to 1-3. “I expected this…
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Grafton denies New Kent sole possession of first place

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:14 pm

Two days before taking on Grafton’s unbeaten Clippers for the top spot in the Bay Rivers District volleyball standings, New Kent coach Cyndi Burnett said the contest would reveal much about her Lady Trojans, also unbeaten at 5-0 in the district. Grafton prevailed 25-18, 22-25, 25-8, 25-21 in last Thursday’s match at New Kent. Burnett, however, took note of her team’s positive revelations. “We didn’t give up, and even when we got behind we still believed we could win,” she said. “Even though we lost, I thought tonight was kind of a confidence builder.” New Kent tasted Grafton’s power at…
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Lady Trojans dismantle Rams

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:13 pm

Pinpoint serving on the part of New Kent’s unbeaten Lady Trojans kept Lafayette’s visiting Rams off-balance for most of their Bay Rivers District volleyball encounter. In the end, the Lady Trojans walked away with 25-18, 25-13, 21-25, 25-13 triumph. The Sept. 14 outcome upped New Kent’s record to 4-0 in the district, 5-0 overall, and set up last Thursday’s clash with undefeated Grafton for sole possession of first place in Bay Rivers. New Kent built a commanding lead in taking game one of the best of five affair, but had to fight back after the Rams jumped out to 4-0…
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Trojans start strong, then collapse in opener at KW

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:12 pm

New Kent’s football season opener at King William started on a high note. The visiting Trojans marched downfield on the game’s first series to take a 7-0 lead. The defense then forced a punt, enabling the offense to mount a second drive into Cavalier territory. But on a fourth down and inches play from the Cavalier 33 yard line, the Trojans failed to convert. From there, the hosts took command, reeling off 33 unanswered points on the way to a 33-13 victory. The sudden turnaround in the Sept. 10 contest left the Trojan coaching staff scratching their heads and searching…
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Charles City big plays stun West Point in 28-27 shocker

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:10 pm

Last season, Charles City’s Panthers lost the lead and eventually the game 28-27 to West Point in a hard-fought football clash on the Panthers’ home field. Last Friday night with the Panthers in the visitors’ role, Charles City shocked the unbeaten (3-0) Pointers by an identical 28-27 count. The Panthers resorted to big plays on special teams and defense to offset almost a two-to-one deficit in total offense. Charles City finished with 249 yards to 406, including 331 on the ground, amassed by the Pointers. But Trevor Jones’ 60-yard punt return handed Charles City its first lead in the second…
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New Kent County Fair results

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:09 pm

Terry Clayberger won 52 blue ribbons, 45 red, and 24 white to amass 397 points and claim the sweepstakes prize in the New Kent County Fair home and garden exhibits adult division. Martha Martin (98 points) placed second with 16 blue, 10 red, and two white while Oraphine Crump claimed third (82 points) with 14 blue, four red, and seven white. Abbigayle Williams scored 131 points with 26 blue ribbons, seven red, and three white to win sweepstakes in the fair’s youth division. Becca Golderos (42 points) finished second with five blue, six red, and two white while Olga Fisher…
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Charles City Fair results

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:07 pm

Charles City County Fair’s home and garden exhibits featured 52 adults entering 365 items and 16 youth entering 52 items. Judy Ledbetter won the most blue ribbons (42) in the adult division. Second was Tina Whitehead with 34 followed by Louise Hudgins in third with 19. Taylor Richardson won eight blue ribbons to lead the youth division. Casey Richardson placed second with seven while Jordan Crawley came in third with three. Louise Hudgins won the Best Bread Pudding in Charles City competition. Brandi Flowers placed second while Sylvia Christian took third. Shae Taylor won the Brunch for a Bunch Recipe…
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Church members hold fast on CC bicycle route preference

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:06 pm

Parrish Hill Baptist Church’s position on routing for the Virginia Capital Trail along Route 5 in Charles City remains unchanged. Church officials and the congregation want the bicycle trail to run on the north side of Route 5 and not the south side where it would bisect the church’s parking lot. More than a year ago, church officials made their case before the Virginia Department of Transportation, the agency in charge of construction. And at a Sept. 9 VDOT-sponsored public hearing inside the Charles City government building on what is dubbed the “Courthouse East Phase” of the trail, they reiterated…
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Natural gas leaks, bus route problems spark concerns

By Robb Johnson | September 23, 2010 12:05 pm

Natural gas leaks that twice forced the evacuation of Charles City Elementary School last week and some children who ride buses arriving home late generated concern on the part of parents and school officials during Tuesday’s Charles City School Board meeting. That the leaks occurred the same week as a devastating natural gas line explosion in a San Francisco, Calif. suburb apparently heightened parents’ fears. The elementary school had to be evacuated and children sent home on Sept. 14 after cafeteria workers complained of a gas odor emanating from the kitchen area. A leaking valve behind a deep fryer turned…
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