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News Archives for September, 2010

NK Sheriff’s Office prescription drug take-back scheduled for Sept. 25

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:41 am

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is participating in the first nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Sept. 25 during which county residents can dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medication. The DEA-sponsored effort looks to reduce misuse, abuse, and the diversion of pharmaceutical drugs. Improper disposing and flushing of drugs contributes to polluted waterways. County residents can bring the medication to the sheriff’s office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 25. A drive-thru collection site will be available behind the sheriff’s office. The drugs will then be taken to a secure location for storage and destruction by the DEA. Residents…
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Career criminal and former fugitive handed two years

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:38 am

A violent sex offender/career criminal with more than 40 convictions on his record must serve two years of a suspended sentence incurred from a pair of felony convictions in New Kent County. William Donald Poulson Jr., 32, of 320 Bernie Court, Highland Springs, had been on the run from authorities until he was captured last May in Michigan. Poulson was a passenger in a pickup truck stopped for tailgating in Livonia, Mich. on May 4. He gave police a fictitious name, but investigators soon uncovered his true identity as well as outstanding warrants in Virginia. Poulson appeared in New Kent…
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Speeding biker’s tale fails to convince New Kent judge

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:37 am

Testifying before a New Kent Circuit Court judge, motorcyclist Marcel Calvin Brandy insisted he neither saw the state police trooper’s car in pursuit nor heard its siren as he sped along Interstate 64, covering 14 miles with two other bikers at speeds over 130 miles per hour. The judge didn’t believe him. Judge Thomas B. Hoover found Brandy, 29, of 510 Tailgate Terrace in Landover, Md., guilty of one count of eluding police following an Aug. 23 trial. Brandy is free on $10,000 bond until sentencing in October. Trooper Todd Morehead told the court he had been alerted last April…
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County fairs upcoming in Charles City, New Kent

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:36 am

Charles City’s annual County Fair is running one day only this Saturday (Sept. 11)) at the Charles City Social Center in Ruthville. Grand opening is scheduled for 10 a.m. with the introduction of local and state officials. Entertainment then takes over on center stage and continues throughout the day. Moneymaking booths will have games and fun activities as well as craft and food sales. Also featured are educational displays, a car show, and farm and home exhibits. Special contests in the farm and home exhibits category include Best Bread Pudding in Charles City and Best Brunch competitions. For information on…
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Charles City welcomes mine operation with open arms

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:34 am

Charles City government officials are eagerly embracing plans by Luck Stone Corporation to begin mining sand and gravel on just over 1,200 acres in the Sandy Point area of the county. Board of Supervisors members voted 3-0 following a joint public hearing with the Planning Commission during their Aug. 24 meeting to issue a special use permit paving the way for the operation. But in lavishing praise on the family-run, Goochland County-based firm’s record of philanthropy, they dropped strong hints about keeping Charles City in mind when the generosity chord is struck in the future. Luck Stone, however, must secure…
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CC judge orders jail time for defiant dog kennel owner

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:32 am

A Rottweiler kennel owner in Charles City, who has continually defied a court order to cease operations, is now serving time in jail. Linda K. Howard must spend 10 days behind bars after being found guilty of contempt in county circuit court. Judge Thomas B. Hoover handed down the sentence on Tuesday after hearing testimony about the latest sting operation that snared the defendant attempting to sell dogs. Last May 4, Hoover found Howard guilty on two counts of operating a commercial kennel without a county special use permit and ordered her to close down within 30 days. A few…
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‘Homearama’ comes to NK

By Robb Johnson | September 9, 2010 11:21 am

“101 Great New Ideas For Your Home” is the theme, but organizers for “Homearama 2010,” scheduled for Sept. 18-Oct. 3 at Patriots Landing off Route 60 in New Kent County, say the affair is much more. Produced by the Home Building Association of Richmond, Homearama features tours of six fully furnished houses by six different builders in the Quinton development. The homes encompass the latest in new construction, design, furnishings, and technological innovations. Visitors will be treated to money and energy saving ideas that can be incorporated into new or existing homes. “Each builder tried to come up with at…
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