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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 16, 2019


Editorial: Even in a changing world, take time for yourself when making an impact

By Andre Jones | July 16, 2019 9:33 am

As I write this, there is only one thing that is on my mind right now: Vacation. After two years of essentially what is nonstop writing, news coverage, photography taking, editing, and deliveries, it is time for me to take a well-deserved break. (Don’t worry, the Chronicle will still be open and delivered). When the Chronicle elected to become a weekly paper a few years ago, we knew that there would be sacrifices made. I want to thank the staff at the paper because the adjustment has been one that we all knew would be something that we had to…
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Charles City Educational Foundation awards grants

By Community Member | July 12, 2019 12:48 pm

Charles City’s Educational Foundation awarded five teacher innovation grants to further educational opportunities for Charles City Public Schools. –Lisa Brown received the Primary Source of the Month grant to assist with research of social studies outside of the classroom environment. –Vicki Williams received the Improving School Spirit Using Your Imagination grant that will provide opportunities for students to use creative approaches in the marketing process. –Christine McBee received the Kids’ Project Archaeology of Charles City (KPACC) grant to establish an afterschool club that uses hands-on study techniques that focuses on archaeology through math, science, history, writing, and research. –Jennifer Richardson…
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Owens graduates from Longwood University

By Community Member | July 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Savannah Owens, a 2015 graduate of New Kent High school, recently completed her studies at Longwood University. Owens received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Among other accolades earned include graduating Cum Laude and earning recognition to the President’s List by accumulating a grade-point average of 4.0 for the Spring 2019 semester.

Editorial: The process of continuing to love and continuing to learn

By Andre Jones | July 10, 2019 1:41 am

Life has taught me to never stop learning and never stop loving. That was one of the things that came up last year when I was approached to lead Charles City High School’s athletic department (see story on website). It was a shock to me that I was being approached but I was also honored as well. For those who do not know, I worked in Charles City High School for eight years before being hired by the Chronicle. If anybody has ever experienced leaving a job you been at for a while and then moving on to a new…
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Gregory earns Dean’s List recognition from Virginia Tech

By Community Member | July 9, 2019 6:16 pm

Lauren Gregory, a 2015 graduate of New Kent High School, was named to Virginia Tech’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must be enrolled as a full-time student and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher.

New Kent Farmers’ Market

By Andre Jones | July 6, 2019 10:30 am
Above, everything is just ‘peachy’ as Charles City farmer Peter Churins (left) sells produce during opening day of New Kent’s Farmers’ Market Saturday morning. Located at the intersection of Emmaus Church Road (Route 106) and New Kent Highway (Route 249), local farmers and vendors were able to sell local food and homemade crafts to patrons who packed the parking lot. Below, Oak Grove Farm in Providence Forge provides a variety of meats for customers to purchase and feast on at home.Andre' Jones photos

Editorial: Summertime advice as the temperature rises

By Andre Jones | July 3, 2019 9:18 am

It’s summertime in Charles City and New Kent and you know what that means: Traffic jams galore and the wonderful world of heat. This editorial is going to be a simple one focusing on the combination of staying cool both figuratively and literally as we travel up-and-down the highways this summer. As those who frequent Interstate 64 in New Kent already know, that route has already seen its fair share of accidents and delays and we are only breaking ground in July. And with the advancement of technology, it appears that all of our ‘secret’ alternative routes are now gone….
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Braxton Memorial Scholarship

By Community Member | July 1, 2019 7:00 pm
Recent Charles City High School graduate Hunter Canaday (right) and Cameron Vaden (not pictured) are recipients of the Shana Braxton Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, presented by William Braxton Jr. (left), is given in memory of the former student-athlete to provide monetary assistance in educational endeavors. A $750 donation was also presented to the Charles City High School athletic department to support the girls’ and boys’ basketball programs at the school.

Editorial: Charles City’s proposed power plant reminds us to do our research

By Andre Jones | June 25, 2019 11:53 pm

It didn’t take very long for me to get tagged in a social media post late last week. A letter was sent out by an environmentalist to residents near the Roxbury area of Charles City. At hand was an issue about the proposed Chickahominy Power station that will be constructed in the area. In a brief summary, the letter said that the plant along with another one planned to be built in the area will be the source of major emissions into the atmosphere. The letter also said the residents were not notified of the process. The writer added that…
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‘Fantastic Animals’

By Robb Johnson | June 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Virginia Living Museum’s Education Associate Jim Drummond (left) holds a bird recovering from injury as part of the “Fantastic Animals and Where to Find them” program conducted at Heritage Public Library’s New Kent branch Tuesday morning. Kids and parents were exposed to a variety of creatures while learning lessons on habitats and the adaptability of creatures in certain environments.Robb Johnson photo
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