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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2017

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New Kent County Fair 2017

By Andre Jones | August 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Seven-year old New Kent princess Haliah Douglas interacts with goats at the petting zoo exhibit during the New Kent County Fair on Aug. 12 at the high school. Despite on and off weather, residents and visitors were able to check out exhibits, shows, and a number of attractions during the three-day event.Andre' Jones photos

Tracy Bryan accumulated 290 points to claim the top spot in the adult division for this year’s sweepstakes at New Kent’s County Fair. Last year’s winner Martha Martin rung in 128 points, good enough to take second place in the competition. Marilyn DeHart scored 117 points to round out the top three. In the youth competition, Justine Eckert scored 102 points to be named as the winner of the division. Carly Turner put together a 54-point performance to finish in second place, while Lucy Vick’s 28 points was good enough to earn her the bronze. Other results: Adults- 4. Margaret…
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Loveland awarded Ervin scholarship from Washington University

By Community Member | August 11, 2017 4:22 pm

A 2017 graduate of New Kent High School is the recipient of the Ervin Scholar scholarship from Washington University located in St. Louis, Missouri. Callista Loveland of Providence Forge is one of 35 recipients of the award that is presented to first-year students at the university. The scholarship is presented to students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and leadership achievements, as well as showing a commitment to community service to bring diverse people together. The scholarship is upwards to $50,650 and is renewable for up to four years during undergraduate studies.

Servings for scholarships

By Community Member | July 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Charles City’s Ruritan Club furnished meals during the Rev3Triathlon on July 9 to participants. Funds raised from the meals are used to support the organization’s annual scholarship fund.

CIED presentation to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | July 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Joanne Howard of the Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division gave a presentation to New Kent’s Rotary Club on July 21. Howard spoke about her childhood experiences and the activities taking place at the Chickahominy Cultural Tribal Center.

Weather myths

By Community Member | July 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Meteorologist Fay Crossly (left) if presented a ward by New Kent Rotary member Judy Harris after his July 14 presentation. Crossly addressed club members about the myths and legends of the weather.

Speakers at New Kent Chamber’s meeting

By Community Member | July 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Melanie King (left) and Brian Chandler (right) were speakers during New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce July meeting. King addressed attendees about this year’s version of the Jenna Bash Festival fundraiser, while Chandler spoke to members about public relations and social media tactics.

Rising New Kent High senior honored with scholar award

By Community Member | July 16, 2017 12:37 pm

Haley Holland, a Providence Forge resident and rising senior at New Kent High School, has been recognized by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) as a top scholar. NSHSS presents awards to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. “I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Haley has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel. “Haley is now a member of a unique community of scholars; a community that represents our very best hope for the future.” Holland completed more than 300…
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Boho addresses New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | July 13, 2017 7:59 pm
Maryann Boho was the guest speaker at the June 7 regular meeting of New Kent’s Rotary Club. Boho spoke about her mother’s business that started in 1985 and its progression into today’s time and economy.

New Kent Middle School BETA earns bronze at nationals

By Community Member | July 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Above, New Kent Middle School’s Junior BETA Club trio of Aaron Sweeney, Noah Schneider, and Afton Fults creation of the robot “iMouse” propelled them to a third-place finish at national competition in June. The group competed with schools around the nation and finished with the bronze in the Junior Division II category. Also representing New Kent Middle School at the nationals was Sadie Call (below), who received honorable mention in the scrapbook competition.

Locals earn academic recognition from John Tyler Community College for spring semester

By Community Member | July 13, 2017 7:36 pm

Several Charles City and New Kent residents were recognized by John Tyler Community College for their high academic achievements for the Spring 2017 semester. Nina Brundle, Aaron Randall, and Kaylin Seely, all of Quinton, were named to the college’s Honor’s List. Ashlee Free, also of Quinton, was named to the Dean’s List. New Kent residents Cecilia Garner and John Sweat, as well as Charles City residents Laurie Burnette and Lena Duke, also received recognition for making the Honor’s List. For a student to be named to the Honor’s List, they must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and…
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