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

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Letter to the Editor: Thanks New Kent’s Sheriff’s Office for watch order surveillance

By Community Member | October 15, 2019 5:08 pm

Recently, my husband and I were away from our home for an extended period of time. We believed that our home and property were safe because we had requested a “watch order” from New Kent’s Sheriff’s Department. A watch order notifies the sheriff’s department that a homeowner is away from their home and puts an extra eye on the property. This is a wonderful service and provides a tremendous level and feeling of security to the property owner. This service is also available to business owners. Thank you Sheriff McLaughlin, officers, and deputies for your conscientious service to the citizens…
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Blue Heron restaurant reopens in Charles City

By Community Member | October 15, 2019 5:03 pm

After a year of closure, The Blue Heron restaurant on the Chickahominy River in Charles City has reopened. The restaurant has opened under the new ownership of Greg Guy and Carson Diaz of Grub, LLC. The waterfront property provides picturesque views of the Chickahominy River along with a number of dishes. For more information, call 829-9070.

Editorial: Find a way to make time for yourself

By Andre Jones | October 15, 2019 4:58 pm

One of the questions I often receive from the public is, “How do what I do?” The answer is, I’m blessed. As a reporter and athletic director, there are times where I go from place to place, traveling up and down the highways in order to do jobs that I enjoy. So, what does my introduction have to do with my editorial? It’s simply to find a way to make time for yourself. This editorial spurned from a conversation that I had with my father Monday night. When speaking with him, I noticed he had purchased amusement park tickets for…
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Letter to the Editor: Supports Paige for re-election to New Kent Board of Supervisors

By Community Member | October 13, 2019 3:12 pm

There is little doubt that Patricia Paige is passionate for New Kent County. Born and raised in the county, she is naturally vested in what takes place. One of Ms. Paige’s highest priorities is being a voice for the elderly citizens. I truly believe during Ms. Paige’s tenure on the Board of Supervisors that New Kent will finally get a reputable assisted living facility. I met Ms. Paige many years ago in her role as chairman of New Kent County’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Even as busy as she is now, she plays an active, important role in…
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Prescription drug take back in Charles City

By Community Member | October 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Charles City Sheriff Alan M. Jones Sr. stands by a medical disposal bin to signify that the sheriff’s office will institute a 24-hour Prescription Drug Take Back Program. The event will kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and provide the public information that includes disposing of dangerous, unwanted, and unused pills, preventing pill abuse, and the dangers of keeping prescription drugs in the home. Unwanted pills can be disposed at Charles City’s Sheriff’s Office (no liquid or needles), is free, and anonymous.

Quin Rivers receives $40,000 HUD grant

By Community Member | October 11, 2019 10:17 pm

Quin Rivers of New Kent is a recipient of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA). Quin Rivers received $40,000 from the grant that will be used to help Virginians make more informed housing choices, keep their current homes, or receive assistance to help them avoid foreclosure. “This year’s grant will help 29 of Virginia’s HUD-approved housing counseling agencies provide tools to current and prospective homeowners and renters so that they can make responsible choices to address their housing needs in light of their financial situations,” said Kelly Gill-Gordon,…
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Letter to the Editor: Supports Norment and Wyatt for seats

By Community Member | October 11, 2019 10:04 pm

Voters in New Kent have a decision to make on Nov. 5. Do we want our second amendment right of self-defense placed in jeopardy? Do we want to maintain the right-to-work law which has driven Virginia’s economic growth? Do we want to avoid becoming a sanctuary for illegal aliens? A Democrat takeover of the General Assembly would enable Gov. Northam and company to radically change Virginia. The election of Sen. Tommy Norment and Scott Wyatt is essential if Virginia is to remain Virginia and not a cheap knockoff of California. David Nobles Providence Forge

Letter to the Editor: Says her voice will be heard as a voter

By Community Member | October 11, 2019 9:37 pm

I am a voter. I have a voice. I am deeply upset at the way things have been done in selecting the Republican candidate for the House of Delegates this year. Instead of a process that is open, transparent, and allows for majority participation, a process was use that encouraged that led to voter confusion. It was a process closed to all but a few and lacked transparency. In all my years, I have never seen someone run for office stating they want to represent the “voice of the people” that has worked tirelessly to suppress the voice of the…
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks Vietnam Veterans for attending ceremony in their honor

By Community Member | October 11, 2019 9:28 pm

The New Kent Historic Commission would like to thank all of the Vietnam Era Veterans who came out on Sunday, Sept. 29, for our “Welcome Home, Vietnam Veterans” program at New Kent Middle School. Each of the 52 veterans were awarded a National Vietnam War Commemoration pin by Clay Mountacastle, Director of the Virginia War Memorial, and presented with a handcrafted patriotic pillow by Diana Grogan in memory of her veteran husband. Military service for each of the veterans were read aloud. Some included interesting details of their times in Vietnam. Many had been awarded Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars….
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Editorial: Friendships shouldn’t deter your choice to join a group

By Andre Jones | October 8, 2019 8:20 pm

For most people, it’s always a desire to feel in place and fit in. There are several groups and organizations available that one can join to be part of something. From scouting troops to teams to civic organizations, there are a number of ways to be a member of society. The one thing I’d like to talk about today is not to let your friends influence your decision to be involved with a group or organization. This editorial came to mind as part of a two-fold event. The first point I look back is when I was a high school…
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