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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 29, 2017


Lupus Awareness month

By Andre Jones | May 25, 2017 9:27 pm
New Kent District 3 supervisor Patricia Paige (left) presents a resolution to Lupus survivor Jessica Mitchell as part of a May 25 work session. The presentation was made as part of Lupus Awareness Month.Andre' Jones photo

Local students graduate from Bridgewater College

By Community Member | May 25, 2017 9:18 pm

Two local students were among 368 students who earned degrees from Bridgewater College. Albert “A.J.” FitzPatrick fo Quinton and Keli Groux of New Kent were awarded degrees during May 24 commencement ceremonies. FitzPatrick graduated cum laude, posting a 3.4 grade-point average while earning a degree in business administration. Groux earned a degree majoring in applied chemistry and biology.

CERT program completion

By Andre Jones | May 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Charles City Board of Supervisors chairman Bill Coada (left) joins Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) organizer Dallas Johnson in congratulating Raleigh Cook and Rick Morris in completing the annual program during the May 23 regular meeting. The eight-week course consisted of participants meeting once a week for four hours to receive training in how to handle first aid, rescue, fire safety, and more during times of crisis. Not pictured are participants Raleigh Cook Sr., Ron Hughes, and Karen Hughes.Andre' Jones photo

Animal control update

By Community Member | May 23, 2017 9:05 pm
New Kent Animal Control Officer Elizabeth McIntyre addressed New Kent’s Rotary Club during a May 19 meeting. The deputy spoke about services that are provided by New Kent’s Animal Shelter.

Charles City ‘Relay for Life’

By Andre Jones | May 20, 2017 6:13 pm
Cancer survivors lead the first lap at Charles City's seventh annual 'Relay for Life' held on the high school's track Saturday evening. More than 40 survivors and 19 teams took part of the walk that raised $46,000 that will be used for research funding and provide care for those fighting cancer. Charles City was also recognized by the American Cancer Society for being an All-American Relay for their efforts in putting together the 2016 event.Andre' Jones photo

New Kent ‘Relay for Life’

By Andre Jones | May 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Girls Scouts lead the way for cancer survivors during the opening lap as New Kent's Relay for Life returned to the county after a three year absence. Approximately 25 cancer survivors took part in the opening lap with family, friends, and team members accompanying them on the subsequent laps. The event is used as a fundraiser to support the fight of all types of cancer and also provide information on the disease and ways to combat it.Andre' Jones photo

New Kent Chamber award winners

By Andre Jones | May 19, 2017 9:17 pm
New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce announced their 2017 award winners at a recent recognition dinner. Pictured are (l to r) Brock Ward (Ed Allen’s Campground), Joe and Jo Anna Dombrowski (New Kent Winery), New Kent Chamber President Kate West, Chuck Ward and Adam Blackenbeckler (Safe & Sound, LLC), Trish Dorsey (Salon 60), and Dr. Kelly Broz and Caroline Lamb (Bay Rivers Veterinary Services). Not pictured are representatives of New Kent’s Gymnastics Center.

Cap2Cap in Charles City

By Community Member | May 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Members of Charles City’s Ruritan Club and volunteers from Cedar Grove Baptist Church provided meal services to rides during the Cap2Cap Ride held on May 13.

Host families sought for foreign exchange students in Charles City and New Kent

By Community Member | May 19, 2017 7:49 pm

Foreign Links Around the Globe (F.L.A.G.), a non-profit organization that serves Charles City and New Kent, is seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the upcoming year. The organization has hosted families from more than 50 counties and is looking for homes for the 2017-18 school year. Foreign exchange students are based in these home to learn more about the United States and to continue their growth in the English language. For more information, please contact Kimberly Mays at or 386-2373.

NKHS grad selected for ACI summer training session

By Community Member | May 18, 2017 10:09 pm
Reid Eaton

Reid Eaton, a 2015 graduate of New Kent High School, will be taking part in the Autistic Camp Inclusion (ACI) training program to be held June 10-17 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network which, according to its website, seeks to advance principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. The organization is run by and for autistic people with the goal of ensuring that those with autism enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.

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