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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2018


Proclaiming Grace Outreach donations

By Robb Johnson | November 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Proclaiming Grace Outreach presented two $6,000 checks Friday afternoon as the result of the organization’s fundraisers. Above, Nancy Goodman and Michelle Dho receive a check on behalf of New Kent Humane’s Society from Proclaiming Grace Outreach representative Melanie King. Below, a monetary donation to New Kent Animal Shelter is received by (l to r) Amanda Barnett, Goodman, Heath Jenkins, Melanie King (presenter), Elizabeth Rose, and Edward William of New Kent Sheriff’s Office.Robb Johnson photos

NKSO wins VA Law Enforcement award

By Robb Johnson | November 16, 2018 9:58 am
New Kent Sheriff’s Office received the first-place award in the Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge presented by the Virginia Chief’s of Police Association. The award is given to localities that strengthen and support traffic safety through methods of prohibiting impaired driving, speed awareness, occupant protection, and speaking on state and local issues.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent University Class of 2018

By Robb Johnson | November 15, 2018 11:32 pm
New Kent University’s Class of 2018 gathered for a reception prior to New Kent’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 14. Approximately 27 citizens made up the 12th graduating class of the program that provides government insights to citizens. This year’s graduates are Janice Alton, Lee Alton, Robert Baillie, Hazel Bohardt, James Czarnatowicz, Ronald Eason, Cynthia Evans, Elizabeth Fortham, Donna Fowler, Jess Fowler, Sheila Fowlkes, Veronica Gibson, William Goodwin, Bernadette Grzeda, Stanislaw Grzdeda, Deborah Ivey, Gary McDowell, Lola McDowell, Cynthia McKinney, Denise Morris, Lee Morris, Patti Peterson, Terri Peterson, Barbara Ruslander, John Statton, and John Stump.Robb Johnson photo

Ferris addresses New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | November 15, 2018 11:19 pm
Kate Ferris was the guest speaker at New Kent Rotary’s Nov. 2 meeting. Ferris spoke about her experiences in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program where she spent a year in South Africa.

CCPS ‘Volunteer of the Month’

By Community Member | November 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Michelle Sweeney (center) is presented the “Volunteer of the Month” award at Charles City School Board’s Nov. 13 meeting by school board chairwoman Helen Payne-Jones (left) and vice-chairman Herbert Johnson (right). Sweeney received the award for creating “Tiger Packs”, bags of food that is sent home to families in need.

Editorial: Charles City and New Kent are two different counties

By Andre Jones | November 13, 2018 11:20 pm

When you live in two communities that intertwine on a regular basis, they often are compared to each other in a variety of areas. But let me say it like it is: Charles City and New Kent are two different localities, and that’s not a bad thing. My interactions within both counties allow me to hear talk and see comparisons of what residents of one jurisdiction think about the other. Examples of this include educational systems, government efficiency, business opportunities, and much more. But instead of these two counties (that I do enjoy) being compared, each of them offers their…
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Honoring veterans in Charles City

By Robb Johnson | November 12, 2018 7:43 pm
U.S. Military Veteran Henry Hayes (second from left) is among the many honored at Charles City’s Veterans’ Day ceremony Monday morning at the Government and Administration Building. The message delivered on the occasion is to provide more support to veterans and thank them for their service. Accompanying Hayes are (l to r) Board of Supervisors chairman Gilbert Smith, county administrator Michelle Johnson, and District 2 supervisor Bill Coada.Robb Johnson photo

WWI commemoration ceremony

By Robb Johnson | November 12, 2018 10:18 am
Jay Michael Moore provides a historical lesson on World War I during the 100th anniversary commemorating the end of World War I on Veterans’ Day at New Kent Middle School. The program featured a choral presentation, displays of World War I memorabilia, and a muster roll of New Kent residents who served in the United States Military at that time.Robb Johnson photo

NKMS Veterans’ Day program 2018

By Robb Johnson | November 10, 2018 10:49 am
The Rev. Ray Gresham (left) bellows out the last note of “God Bless the U.S.A.” as retired U.S. Sergeant Robert Bunn pumps his fist in adoration during New Kent Middle School’s Veterans’ Day program on Nov. 9. The annual program continues to honor those who served and sacrificed for the country. Below, New Kent Middle School’s choir orchestrate a melody of songs honoring the veterans and the United States.Robb Johnson photos

Editorial: The value of friendship and remembering what it’s worth

By Andre Jones | November 7, 2018 12:32 am

For most of the week, I struggled to come up with an editorial about what I was going to write about. Fortunately, a chance meeting on Tuesday when I went to vote provided me the inspiration I needed. As I stepped out of my car, I went to place an order for some food before casting my vote. As I did, I heard a voice that I was familiar with. It was one of my closest friends along with his parents heading into the Charles City Courthouse to cast their vote. It meant a lot to me to see one…
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