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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2020


New Kent Rotary speaker

By Community Member | January 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Andrew Ambrose was the presenter at New Kent Rotary’s Jan. 17 meeting. He talked about the importance of keeping healthy vision and eyesight.

Three named to College of William and Mary’s Dean’s List

By Community Member | January 22, 2020 10:53 am

Three local students were named to the College of William and Mary’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester. Abigail Carlson and Jonah Sweeney, both of Providence Forge, and Justin Mitchell, of New Kent, earned the honor of acknowledgement for their academic excellence. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be taking classes full-time and accumulate a quality-point average of 3.6 or higher.

Editorial: Taking opportunities when you are exposed to them

By Andre Jones | January 22, 2020 10:33 am

Do you take opportunities that are presented to you? This is the question I have asked many people both verbally and in my mind. I thought it was time to share it with the wonderful communities of Charles City, New Kent, and surroundings as well. As community members from our localities, there were times when Charles City and New Kent were barely recognizable on a map. As times have changed, New Kent has grown exponentially, while Charles City is starting to turn the corner. But the message that I want to get across is that opportunities are there for the…
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Peace poster contest winners

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 9:03 am
New Kent Lions’ Club announced the winners from Charles City High School for their Peace Poster contest. Winners are (l to r) Nyema Charity (first), Shivawn Harris (second), and Bryana Lewis (third). Accompanying the winners is Charles City High School Principal Marcus Petty.

New Kent Stagehands announce audition dates for one-act plays

By Community Member | January 21, 2020 8:58 am

New Kent’s Stagehands have announced that it will have open auditions for its upcoming production. New Kent’s Stagehands will hold auditions on Feb. 3 and Feb. 5 for three comedic shorts. The one-act plays “Driver’s Test”, “Life Line”, and “Y’all” will be performed by the organization Apr. 17-19. Auditions will take place at New Kent Middle School. For more information, contact Martha Martin at 350-0750.

WHEP participants

By Community Member | January 19, 2020 11:20 am
New Kent Forces 4-H team competed in the WHEP competition this past weekend in Appomattox. Team members Peyton Carroll (third place), Aidan Horne (fourth place), and Olivia Spears (fifth place) garnered recognition at the event. Also pictured are Liam Holloway, Aspen Carroll, and Logan LeBlanc.

Popcorn for the people

By Community Member | January 19, 2020 11:19 am
Boy Scout Troop 518 and Cub Pack 518 from New Kent donated popcorn collections to the Bridges of Change and New Kent Sheriff’s Office. The donation was part of fundraising efforts to give back to community organizations.

Renick addresses New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | January 18, 2020 9:29 am
Newly elected New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Renick was the guest speaker at New Kent’s Rotary Club Jan. 10 meeting. He spoke about stepping into his new role and his goals for 2020.

Change made in process to start business in New Kent

By Community Member | January 16, 2020 7:25 pm

A key change to start a new business in New Kent County became effective Jan. 1, 2020. New businesses based in New Kent must register their fictitious business or trade name with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC). New Kent County’s Clerk of the Circuit Court will no longer accept new certificates of assumed or fictitious names. The new requirement is the result of an amendment adopted by the Virginia Assembly (Code of Virginia, Chapter 59.1-69). The New Kent Clerk of the Circuit Court will continue to accept filings for cancellations of certificates if the original certificate was filed in…
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CCPS selected as locality for electric school bus program

By Community Member | January 16, 2020 7:18 pm

Charles City Public Schools has been selected as one of the initial localities to implement the use of electric school buses. Dominion Energy will place 50 electric buses in 16 different localities as part of its phase one operations. The buses will be constructed by Thomas Built Buses and expected to be on area roads by the end of 2020. According to a press release, the electric school buses will serve as a grid resource by creating additional energy storage technology to support the company’s integration of distributed renewables such as solar and wind power. The buses also provide environmental…
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