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Charles City, DEQ working on 50-year water plan

By Alan Chamberlain | October 7, 2010 11:09 am

Charles City officials and the state Department of Environmental Quality are creating a draft plan aimed at outlining the county’s water needs for the next 50 years. The goal is to have the plan in county Board of Supervisors members’ hands by the board’s next meeting on Oct. 26. A public hearing is scheduled for that night. At the same meeting, supervisors are expected to approve the plan in order to beat a Nov. 2 deadline for having a final document submitted to DEQ. And Charles City is not alone. DEQ is requiring all localities with less than 15,000 residents…
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New Quinton medical center opening to patients Oct. 18

By Alan Chamberlain | October 7, 2010 11:07 am

Pouring rain and a power outage failed to stop last Thursday’s private tour of the new Chickahominy Family Physicians’ 15,000 square-foot New Kent Medical Center. Located at 1850 Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) in the Bottoms Bridge area of Quinton, the center opens to patients on Oct. 18. Dr. Dennis Thomas, one of the center’s partners, told the invitation-only crowd that the new building has been 12 years in the making. “We think of this as a one-stop medical care facility,” he added. “The people of New Kent are such great people, and we think they deserve the best in medical…
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Burglary rash labeled ‘worst’ by NK sheriff

By Alan Chamberlain | October 7, 2010 11:04 am

Seven individuals comprising three separate suspected burglary groups have been arrested in recent weeks in the wake of a rash of home break-ins in New Kent County. “This is probably the worst I’ve ever seen it,” Sheriff F.W. “Wakie” Howard Jr. said last week, commenting on the 23 burglaries that have occurred between July 1 and Sept. 27. “In the past when we’ve made an arrest, break-ins have slowed down over the next few weeks,” he said. “But now we’re just being bombarded. There’s no rest or break in between.” Howard pointed to the state of the economy, drug dependency,…
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Crashing into police cruiser nets prison

By Alan Chamberlain | October 7, 2010 11:04 am

A Hopewell man facing a long list of felony charges in connection with an incident last year that totaled a Charles City Sheriff’s Office police cruiser and heavily damaged another is headed to prison. Nasir Karim Goode, 25, of 2001 Warren St., faced two counts each of attempted murder of a police officer, attempted malicious wounding, and malicious wounding along with single counts of eluding police, hit and run, and destruction of property. The charges stemmed from a Nov. 8 chase which ended when the pickup truck Goode was driving crashed into the back of a Charles City cruiser, sending…
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NK officials out to avoid past redistricting controversy

By Alan Chamberlain | October 7, 2010 11:02 am

New Kent Board of Supervisors members are looking ahead to the task of redrawing boundary lines for the county’s five districts, once population data is received from the 2010 Census. That information is due sometime in February and will serve as basis for a task that must be accomplished every 10 years. But next year’s process won’t involve a committee made up of county officials and volunteers from the community, as recommended last week by county administrative staff. Supervisors shot down that concept during their Sept. 29 work session. Instead, board members have opted to follow procedures used in 2001…
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