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

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Chronicle announces holiday hours

By Andre Jones | December 18, 2018 1:19 pm

The Chronicle will operate under the following schedule during the holiday season: The Chronicle will be published on Friday, Dec. 28 for the Christmas holiday. Deadline for all articles, submissions, and advertising is Wednesday, Dec. 26. The Chronicle will be open until 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and closed on Christmas Day. The Chronicle will also be published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 for the New Year’s Day holiday. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. The office will be open on Dec. 31 under regular operating hours and be closed on Jan. 1, 2019.

New Kent Republican Committee wins award

By Community Member | December 18, 2018 12:27 pm

New Kent County’s Republican Committee was named as the Republican Unit of the year at a luncheon during an annual luncheon hosted by Republican Party of Virginia. The unit was recognized for its efforts in recruitment, activism, and election coordination efforts. On hand to receive the award was New Kent Republican chairman Mark Daniel, and vice-chairs Jerry Benson and Thomas Miller.

Charity in Charles City

By Andre Jones | December 14, 2018 10:26 am
Bicycles flood the office of Charles City Educational Foundation President Jackie Stewart as part of Angel Tree donations. Charles City Social Services, RABA (Richmond Area Bike Association), and other local sponsors, are providing gifts for approximately 100 kids to make their holiday more memorable.Andre' Jones photo

Editorial: True MVPs- Many Volunteering Parents

By Andre Jones | December 12, 2018 10:33 am

While the acronym MVP usually stands for “Most Valuable Player”, I believe a more appropriate usage of those letters should be “Many Volunteering Parents.” Parents (or guardians) are consistent in keeping our youth involved with many activities in Charles City and New Kent County. I can remember my mother taking me to youth baseball practice and at the games, she was the scorebook keeper. There are times where it rained during a game and she had to deal with six or seven rumbustious boys piled in a black van. Those moments stand out because my mother did those things in…
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Caring cops during the holiday season

By Robb Johnson | December 9, 2018 1:46 pm
New Kent Deputy Lee Bailey escorts an enthusiastic young lady down the aisle at Walmart as part of the annual “Cops who Care” program held Saturday morning. In conjunction with Henrico’s Fraternal Order of Police, the program provides breakfast and a shopping spree for underprivileged children and families during the holiday season where they are provided an allowance for clothes and toys.Robb Johnson photo

Charles City Christmas parade

By Andre Jones | December 8, 2018 2:32 pm
Above, Parish Hill’s Baptist Church float entitled “Jesus, the Sweetest Name I Know” makes an impactful presence at Charles City’s Annual Christmas Parade Saturday morning. More than 90 entries traveled down Courthouse Road to brighten the holiday spirit for the young and young-at-heart. Holiday music was plentiful at the event as Charles City High School’s band (below) and New Kent High School’s band (bottom) provided tunes and carols for everyone to sing along with.Andre' Jones photos

Editorial: Understanding relations and communication to the public

By Andre Jones | December 5, 2018 3:03 am

The field of public relations has been present since the inception of government and democracy. Public relations is a way for elected officials to pass on information to the public. But as time passes by, we have reached a point as people that have been banking on instantaneous answers and transparency. Gone are the days of patience and development and they have been replaced with the “microwave” mentality; get it done and get it done as fast as you can. Charles City and New Kent’s local governments and school boards face these issues every day and it is only going…
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New Kent High School theatre production finishes third at state competition

By Community Member | December 4, 2018 10:45 am

New Kent High School’s theater team earned a third-place finish at the Group 3A State Theatre Festival on Monday, Dec. 3. Students performed a one-act play in front of judges who ranked the group on acting skills, performance, stage presence, scenery, and management. Jake Ferris was selected to the all-state acting performance team while Billy Bowery was an honorable mention selection.

Second annual Charles City Grand Illumination

By Robb Johnson | December 3, 2018 11:23 am
Above, Santa Claus hitches a ride on the back of a fire truck on his way to greet kids at the second annual Charles City Grand Illumination held Sunday afternoon. The event provided opportunities for games, vendors, and a variety of programs and entertainment. Below, the Young-at-Heart sings carols in front of a capacity-filled auditorium to brighten the holiday mood.Robb Johnson photos

Peace poster contest winner

By Community Member | December 3, 2018 10:46 am
Ryan Christian Jr. (left) of Charles City is the winner of New Kent Lions’ Club Peace Poster contest among local students. The contest promotes creativity and focuses on different ways to promote peace both locally internationally. Ellyssa Knight and Anya Cart were second and third place finishers, respectively.  Presenting a check is Mary McDonald of New Kent Lions' Club.
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