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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | October 16, 2017

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New Kent High contributor to athletics Goodman dies

By Robb Johnson | October 15, 2017 1:26 pm
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A Quinton man known to many as the “Number One New Kent High School fan” died Sept. 18. Jess Goodman Jr. was known to many for his contributions to New Kent High School’s athletics. As a 1953 graduate of the high school, he fell in love with athletics as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and track. After serving two years in the U.S. Army in Japan and 30 years working at CSX Railroad as a brakeman, Jess returned to his home in New Kent. After retiring, he began volunteering and photographing every athletic event possible. “Around 2000 he started…
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Jr. Firefighters to the rescue

By Robb Johnson | October 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Several kids occupied the role of junior firefighters as part of Providence Forge Fire and Rescue’s open house held Oct. 14. Among activities that took place include fire and safety sessions, bounce houses, vendor fair, and being able to see up close and personal fire trucks and ambulances.Robb Johnson photo

Letter to the Editor: Encourages acceptance for healthcare facility in New Kent

By Community Member | October 14, 2017 1:31 pm

I commend the efforts of New Kent County and VCU Health System to work together to improve accessibility and availability of health care services for residents in eastern Planning District 15. This project will significantly improve access to outpatient CT services, as well as bringing other high-quality services provided by VCU Health System to the area. In addition to the benefits of having accessible imaging services for outpatients, a CT scanner in a necessity for a freestanding emergency department. The addition of imaging services at the facility will assist New Kent County’s first responders in getting fast, reliable diagnostic testing…
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Wooten recognized with BOLD award

By Community Member | October 14, 2017 12:40 pm
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April Wooten, a Yoga instructor at Active Life Fitness Center in New Kent, received the 2017 BOLD Award from MINDBODY, a technology platform for the wellness service industry. Wooten received the Inspirational Instructor/Professional Award, presented to the individual who inspires his or her clients in every aspect of their lives. She has cerebral palsy and is a certified yoga instructor. Wooten operates donation-based classes at her Home Grown Yoga Studio in Barhamsville.

New veterans’ group looks to assist active families in New Kent

By Andre Jones | October 13, 2017 12:25 pm

When Al Lambiase moved to Lanexa 12 years ago, he searched for an organization that related to his background as a military veteran. Unable to find one, he pondered the idea of creating a group based out of New Kent. Now, Lambiase is looking to build on the former dream with local community support. Lambiase founded New Kent County Vets and Patriots in April of this year. His goal is to bring together veterans and supporters from both the military and first responders to support those currently operating in their respective fields. “You don’t have to be a military veteran…
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Rotary Foundation

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 11:21 am
Dwight Johnson spoke to New Kent’s Rotary Club at the Oct. 6 meeting. Johnson described how the Rotary Foundation assists citizens in the county and throughout the world.

Holland receives volunteer award

By Community Member | October 13, 2017 11:13 am
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Haley Holland, a senior at New Kent High School, has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Gold Service Award. Haley completed more than 294 hours of volunteer service over a 12-month period through the Leadership for Service program of HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.) The award recognizes volunteers who have contributed time and efforts to their community to make it a better place. Haley is the daughter of Michael and Ann Holland.

Editorial: Be proactive, not reactive, in government, school meetings

By Andre Jones | October 11, 2017 12:18 am

I guess you can call this a public service announcement, but more importantly, encouragement for you all to make a difference. In 2015 voters went to the polls to elect officials to represent respective counties on both governmental and school boards. Now it’s two years later; how are they doing? I encourage you all to take time to attend a school board or board of supervisor meeting. I’m not saying you need to attend every one of them, but maybe one or two a year. If you have close friends or associates, make a group and have one person from…
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Handler named as Oil-Dri manager

By Community Member | October 10, 2017 6:52 pm
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George Handler, a 2005 graduate of New Kent High School, was recently named as operations manager of Oil-Dri at its Ripley facility. He will oversee processing and packaging operations. George received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute and his M.B.A. from the University of Richmond. He recently worked as a senior staff engineer with Nestle-Purina.

Voting machine demonstration in Charles City

By Community Member | October 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Charles City will have an open door demonstration of its new voting machines that will be used in the upcoming general election. Residents can view the devices from Oct. 16-20, from 12-4 p.m at the Government and School Board Administration Building and again from Oct. 23-25 from 12-4 p.m. The devices are the new voting systems provided by ImageCast Evolution by Dominion Voting. For more information contact Catrinia Barneycastle at 652-4606.

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