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

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NK Beta Clubs at nationals

By Community Member | June 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Students of New Kent Elementary and New Kent Middle School Beta Clubs participated in the national convention in Savannah, Georgia. Several students were recognized for their success, earning accolades in a number of categories. Above, fourth grader Rylan Horne earned a second-place finish in the social studies category. Other winners and recognitions were fourth grader Camden Nogueras (eighth place, math), fifth grader Jillian Wilson (ninth place, science), the seventh and eighth grade team of Charlotte Verdu, Emma McCoy, and Liz Segreto (seventh place, advertising design), the seventh and eighth grade team of Serra Swartout, Sadie Call, Abby Powers, Hailee Roberts, and Maggie Duncan (seventh, Rapid Response Team), and seventh grader Abby Powers (National Leadership Student Representative).

Computers for kids

By Robb Johnson | June 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Bridging Communities and New Kent High School junior B.J. Leader (right) shows excited New Kent Elementary School first grader Julia Putze how to operate her new computer as part of the Virginia STAR event Wednesday afternoon. Each year, the event sponsors the refurbishment of computers to distribute to families throughout the region to assist students with completing school assignments at home. Refurbishments are completed by Bridging Communities students.Robb Johnson photo

Stewart graduates from Baylor University

By Community Member | June 13, 2018 11:23 pm

Shelby Stewart, a Lanexa native, graduated from Baylor University during May 11-12 commencement ceremonies in Waco, Texas. Stewart earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in professional selling. Shelby was one of nearly 3,000 graduates who had degrees conferred during the ceremony.

Jenna Grace King scholarships

By Community Member | June 13, 2018 11:20 pm
New Kent High School upcoming graduates Savanna Holley (above, right) and Haley Holland (below, left) are recipients of the 2018 Jenna Grace King Memorial Scholarship. Presented by Proclaiming Grace Outreach, the $1,000 scholarships are established in memory of Jenna Grace King and the result of the organization’s outreach program. Pictured with the recipients is Proclaiming Grace Outreach representative Melanie King.

Charles City Elementary School Field Day 2018

By Andre Jones | June 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Above, kids fill buckets by squeezing sponges in a rapid-fire relay as part of Charles City Elementary School’s field day Wednesday morning. The annual end-of-the-year celebration contained fun-filled events, food, movies, and other games that allowed kids to have a good time. Below, a game of dodgeball breaks out inside of the multipurpose room, while below, activities such as face-painting allowed kids to express their individuality.Andre' Jones photos

Editorial: You’re going to impact someone’s life even if you don’t realize it

By Andre Jones | June 13, 2018 10:03 am

No matter who you are or your age, you’re going to have an impact on someone’s life. For me, that lesson came full-circle Saturday morning at Charles City High School’s graduation. For those who do not know, I use to work in Charles City’s public schools. I spent eight years inside of classrooms and coached for 15 years. When you spend that much time in the classroom and with students, you get to know them and have an impact on them. Saturday morning, the commencement speaker at Charles City High School’s graduation was a former student-athlete of mine. She had…
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Braxton memorial scholarship winners

By Community Member | June 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Charles City graduates (l to r) Dave Randolph Jr. and Darrian Tyler, along with Maggie Walker Governor’s School graduate Jordan Bowman are the 2018 recipients of the second annual Shana Braxton Memorial scholarship. Each recipient will receive an $800 scholarship towards their future educational needs. Presenting the scholarship is William Braxton Jr., father of the late former Charles City student-athlete.

Letter to the editor: Opposes tactical training facility in Barhamsville

By Community Member | June 11, 2018 4:53 pm

Curtis Security Consulting is proposing turning a 200+ acre farm in peaceful Barhamsville into a “warfare training facility”: to include a “ballistic shoot house”, munitions training areas, multiple firearms and “evasive driving” ranges. Proposed clients will be military, defense contractors and law enforcement. Shooting, explosions and screeching cars would run 12-16 hours a day, starting at 7 AM- 6 days a week! Resulting noise will be devastating to local residents and businesses. No one will want to live in Barhamsville and the surrounding area, let alone buy or even visit our homes, farms and businesses. We will be trapped and…
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New Kent Elementary School Field Day 2018

By Andre Jones | June 8, 2018 12:46 pm
Above, kids use every muscle in their body to pull the rope in a fierce tug-of-war battle during New Kent Elementary School’s field day Friday afternoon. Students celebrated with games, snacks, and activities as the school year winds down. Below, kids battle to the end on an inflatable obstacle course, while at bottom, students try to fill buckets of water by transporting water through the air using a sprayer.Andre' Jones photos

Editorial: Growing up with different rules and laws for different generations

By Andre Jones | June 6, 2018 7:13 am

As society continues to weave in and out of what is practical, new generations of children are born every day. This means these kids will grow up to certain laws and rules that weren’t around when the previous generation came into existence. What I am asking is this; what is the “norm?” This editorial spurned from a discussion with a few wiser people that I interact with my life. Governmental laws and rules change so much that when we grow up, there are some rules and laws that we have today that the older generations thought could ever exist. But…
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