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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.
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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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’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.