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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 14, 2020

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Editorial: Let’s put an end to human trafficking

By Robb Johnson | August 11, 2020 4:42 pm

The world can be a dangerous place, especially with the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the dangers that it brings. However, let us address what I feel is a topic that is swept under the rug at times, and that is human trafficking. The trafficking of humans is a billionaire business worldwide annual. The world cannot seem to get a hold of it. It can include anyone from men to women. The statistics can be muddy as many critics try to argue what it is and what it is not. Human trafficking involves force, fraud, and coercion to obtain some…
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NKCDC scholarship

By Community Member | August 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Grant Kowal, a 2020 graduate of New Kent High School, is the recipient of the New Kent Community Development Corporation scholarship. The $250 scholarship will assist the Christopher Newport University bound student who was awarded the amount due to his community involvement and initiatives to strengthen New Kent County.

Cassano promoted to U.S. Navy captain

By Community Member | August 7, 2020 12:29 pm
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Christopher Cassano, a former Providence Forge resident, was recently promoted to the position of captain in the United States Navy. Cassano received his commission in 2000 and has had assignments in the United States, Far East, and the Middle East. He is currently stationed in Washington D.C.

Editorial: Make sure you read and don’t get fooled by headlines

By Andre Jones | August 4, 2020 9:33 pm

First of all, I hope everybody is continuing to stay safe, especially after this past week that consisted of Hurricane Isaias and the continued monitoring of COVID-19. That brings me to today’s editorial that keeps it simple as possible: Read before assumption. The current climate of the world sees the consistent pumping out of news articles and stories on a daily basis. While many are geared towards COVID-19, there are often ploys inputted into headlines that attempt to grab a person’s attention. On social media, these headlines are spread before a person has even read the article. There have been…
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HOBY Leadership conference

By Community Member | July 31, 2020 1:28 pm
New Kent High School students (l to r) Lucy Vick and Jack Swynford participated in the virtual Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar June 20-21. The event was composed of high school sophomores from across the state who were selected to hone leadership talents to become ethical leaders in their home, school, and community.

Dandridge scholarship winner

By Community Member | July 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Annabelle Brame (center), a 2020 graduate of New Kent High School, is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship presented by Martha Dandridge Woman’s Club. The annual award is presented to a high school graduate that presents exemplary service to the community. She is joined by (l to r) New Kent Educational Foundation Executive Director Ross Miller, Martha Dandrige Woman’s Club representative Gale Auer, New Kent Educational Foundation member May O’Leary, and New Kent Superintendent of Schools Brian Nichols.

Donation to New Kent Educational Foundation

By Community Member | July 30, 2020 11:00 pm
Martha Dandridge Woman’s Club representative Gale Auer (left) presents New Kent Educational Foundation Executive Director Ross Miller (center) and member May O’Leary (right) a donation of $60,000 to their endowment fund. The donation was made the club to the foundation to provide and reinvestment in scholarships for graduates.

Quinton native wins award for innovation

By Community Member | July 29, 2020 9:09 am

Mark Pool, a native of Quinton, received the Coastal Entrepreneur Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at a recent presentation. The award was presented by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and University of North Carolina-Wilmington to boost entrepreneurship in the area by showcasing up-and-coming companies. Pool won the honor with his creation of QuickPlumb, a software application created by his company, Epiphany Software Corporate, that assists with creating diagrams and 3d views of new construction and renovation plumbing project plans.

Editorial: Don’t let hiatus on high school fall sports stifle your goals

By Robb Johnson | July 27, 2020 11:19 am

This upcoming fall, we will not have high school football in Charles City or New Kent. For people outside of the sporting community, this seems small and not such a big deal. However, it is a huge deal from my perspective because I look forward to the fall air, snapping photographs, and hearing the roars from the crowd. The smell of the grass, the goosebumps as a journalist knowing that for the next few hours everything will be blocked out as you cover a special event with people on the field and stands that are dedicated to making the night…
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NKES Jr. Beta Club members place in virtual national convention

By Community Member | July 22, 2020 6:26 pm

Several New Kent Elementary School Jr. Beta Club members placed in national competition during a virtual convention held in July. Place winners are Jamie Martin (2nd-Creative Writing), Landon Evans (3rd- Fifth Grade Science), Lily Newman, Jazmin Garcia-Neri and Scarlet Rodgers (6th- Book Battle), Aidan Horne (6th- Fourth Grade Math), Tobey Davis (7th- Fifth Grade math), and Noah Barnett (10th- Fifth Grade Social Studies).

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