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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 18, 2021

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Editorial: Understanding addictions, both the positive and negative ones

By Andre Jones | September 15, 2021 8:03 am

While I can’t speak for everyone, I can tell you that at some point in most of our lives, we have had an addiction to something. When most people think of addiction, the first few items that come to mind include drugs, alcohol, or gambling. But there are so many more things that a person can get hooked on, and all of them aren’t necessary bad. Addictions are tough things to deal with, especially when you look at how time has changed our perception of a few areas. A perfect example of this are video games. In the 1990s, I…
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Letter to the Editor: This isn’t the United States of America that we are living in

By Community Member | September 12, 2021 11:02 am

The United States of America is a lie. The symbol of a flag waving over us is a superficial show of unity that is not really there. Recalcitrant Republicans facing stubborn Democrats, anti-vaxers against the vaccinated, mask wearers vs. non-mask wearers, and the list continues. The climate change crowd and nonbelievers in this, the rich taking inadequate action to relieve the plight of the poor, the antiabortionists unwilling to give an inch to women’s right to abortion, white privilege continuing to suppress or marginalize African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other minorities, and gun control advocates versus those opposed….
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Getting your ‘Fix’ on

By Robb Johnson | September 12, 2021 10:52 am

Backpack giveaway winners

By Community Member | September 10, 2021 12:31 pm

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 events

By Andre Jones | September 10, 2021 12:16 pm

Editorial: Take the time and energy to invest in yourself first

By Robb Johnson | September 8, 2021 8:47 am

Investing in yourself can make your life better every day. I say this because we invest so much in others that we do not invest in things to make ourselves better first. For example, eight years ago, as a media person coming out of college, I knew I needed certain equipment to be successful. I had to invest in a camera, computer software, and other things to make myself successful. I did this because I have always wanted to not only have a career in print journalism, but I wanted to do multimedia as well as expand on what I…
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Editorial: Adhere to an honor system to keep students, staff safe in schools

By Andre Jones | September 1, 2021 9:41 am

Schools will be back in session next week in Charles City and New Kent. It will be the first time many of the students will interact and see their peers physically in more than the year. As communities, we must do our part to keep each other safe and healthy as we continue to fight the pandemic. That means adhering to an honor system. We must realize that there is a high probability that a quarantine will take place in our local schools. The thing is, that probability can be reduced if we do the right things. If you are…
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Braxton Memorial Scholarship recipients

By Community Member | August 26, 2021 12:44 am

Editorial: My thoughts on wearing masks indoors, business regulations, and COVID-19 vaccinations

By Andre Jones | August 24, 2021 3:12 pm

As students begin to return to in-person learning, there has been a lot of discussion and criticism about the wearing of masks in indoor spaces. There have been accusations that the masks aren’t needed and that the concept is a political agenda. There have been arguments that masks are required for health and safety of others. I’m not here to debate that issue or the government’s stances on masks. I was bound to eventually write my thoughts on this as my goal in this editorial is to encourage discussion. First, I will preference that these are my opinions. Second, I…
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Madison earns nursing degree from University of Alabama

By Community Member | August 23, 2021 8:17 pm

Logan Madison, a 2012 graduate of Charles City County High School, earned her degree from the University of Alabama. Madison earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was recognized as part of the July 31 summer commencement ceremonies.

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