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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 20, 2018

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New president for New Kent Chamber

By Community Member | January 17, 2018 7:42 pm
At left, Don Hillbish is presented as the new president of New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce at its Jan. 16 meeting at Rappahannock Community College. At right, Dr. Donna Alexander of RCC spoke about new initiatives and programs available for New Kent residents at the county’s campus location.

Three earn Dean’s List honors from College of William & Mary

By Community Member | January 16, 2018 11:19 pm

Three local students have been named to the College of William & Mary’s Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Yvonne Sanchez and Jonah Sweeney, both of Providence Forge, and Paul Morrison, of Barhamsville, earned the honors from the college. In order to achieve Dean’s List status, an undergraduate student must be seeking a full-time degree while taking at least 12 credit hours and earning a Quality Point Average of 3.6 during the semester.

Editorial: Growing up in different generations and a few differences because of it

By Andre Jones | January 16, 2018 1:57 pm

I think it’s interesting that no matter what age you are or what generation you grew up in, you’re expected to be on the same level as everyone else when it comes to common knowledge and education. While many people may find interest in different areas, I am specifically talking about what each generation learned in their respective time period and what is perceived to be understood by all. I know what I said is a lot to comprehend but let me break it down with a few examples. Let’s look at mathematics for example. It used to be as…
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Editorial: Preparation and response minimized impact of winter storm

By Andre Jones | January 10, 2018 10:39 am

After the first winter storm of the year (crossing fingers to not have any more), it was clear that a tall task would be at hand in order to have things return to normal. There were a lot of people who are helping to do that. As I delivered papers last Friday, I saw two of my former students eating lunch. A brief conversation with them revealed they had been on plows for 16 hours to clear roads. It was just one of the many stories that I ended up hearing and thinking about. For as much criticism Virginia’s Department…
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Support staff appreciation

By Community Member | January 3, 2018 12:22 pm
Charles City High School PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association) members (l to r) Carla Cotman, Tammi Fox, and Rachel Greenhow prepare a lunch for support staff of Charles City High School. The meals were provided to office workers, cafeteria staff, and bus drivers for their continuous dedication and hard work.

Editorial: Budget season is approaching, along with the possibility of a tax increase

By Andre Jones | January 3, 2018 1:32 am

As the transition into 2018 is underway, local schools and governments are ramping up in preparation for the budget season. And with the budget cycle in full swing, both citizens in Charles City and New Kent can expect a tax raise. In Charles City, a reprieve from a tax raise took place last year. The local government has also did a good job negotiating the payment of loans for the proposed Charles City Library to take place once all payments for the county courthouse are complete. That move in itself has saved local taxpayers about four cents. But in my…
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Editorial: Speeding on the roads isn’t my main concern…

By Andre Jones | December 26, 2017 10:29 pm

Now before you get all in a frenzy about the topic of this editorial, I’m not condoning speeding at all (it is against the law). I am saying that speeding by itself isn’t what troubles me when I am on the highway. In fact, there are a lot more things a driver does that scares me more than speeding. With a speeder (especially on a two-lane highway), I try to avoid them by navigating my vehicle in another lane. The first thing that irritates me is that when I make this move that speeder tries to switch to the exact…
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Feeding families during the holidays

By Community Member | December 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Second Liberty Baptist church held its annual food drive to benefit New Kent County Social Services and Quin Rivers Community Action Agency. Family, friends, and the congregation collected 594 can and non-perishable items to distribute over the holiday season. Pictured are (l to r) New Kent Social Services workers Kim Adkins, Tiffany Elam, Dana Boothe, Suzanne Grable, and Second Liberty Baptist Church representative Rachel Randolph.

CVHS wins award for innovation

By Community Member | December 22, 2017 6:37 pm

Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS) was the recipient of the Health Quality Innovators (HQI) organization’s award for “Health Quality Innovator of the Year.” The presentation took place at Charles City’s Regional Health Services (CCRHS), one of the locations where CVHS is located. CVHS was recognized for “leveraging their electronic health record dashboard to coordinate care across 19 facilities and ensure patients receive the services they need to stay healthy and manage chronic conditions.”

Christmas with Charles City cops

By Andre Jones | December 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Deputy Floyd Miles Jr. inspects a cart full of clothes, toys, and other essentials as part of Charles City Sheriff's Office second annual "Shop with a Cop" on Dec. 22. The event assists families in needs and provides them with gifts and other items for the Christmas holiday.Andre' Jones photo
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