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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 23, 2017

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Return of the Envirothon

By Andre Jones | April 22, 2017 11:29 am
Girls and boys get a gander at a great horned owl that is recovering through the Association of Wildlife Animals Rehabilitation and Education (AWARE) program during Saturday morning's New Kent Envirothon. After a one-year hiatus, the community gathering returned on Earth Day to promote educational materials on how to help the environment and preserve nature.Andre' Jones photo

New Kent residents graduate from Grantham University

By Community Member | April 21, 2017 10:58 pm

Local residents of New Kent County recently completed online classes from Grantham University, earning a variety of degrees as part of the March graduates list. Mark Raisner of Lanexa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. David Brakebill and Linda Sawlsville, both of Providence Forge, also earned degrees. Brakebill received his Masters of Science in Information Management with an emphasis in Project Management, while Sawlsville earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management. Quinton residents Patricia Brown and Harold Miller earned dual degrees as part of the university’s graduation list. Brown earned both an Associates and Bachelor…
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Peace speaks to New Kent Chamber

By Community Member | April 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Del. Chris Peace addresses the audience during the Apr. 18 meeting of New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce at Gracefield Hall in Providence Forge.

Scholarship available through Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma

By Community Member | April 17, 2017 5:12 pm

The Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma is pleased to announce that the organization will be offering a $1,500 scholarship grant to a New Kent High School senior pursuing a college education. To be eligible for the Scholarship Grant Award, a high school senior can apply for the scholarship grant. The scholarship is based on financial/special needs, transcript of grades, future education, and community work/leadership. The student selected will compete for an additional $1,000 scholarship grant through LaSertoma International. The deadline date for receipt of scholarship applications is May 2. Applications for the scholarship grant are available at the New Kent…
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Septic pump-out program available in Charles City

By Community Member | April 17, 2017 5:07 pm

Charles City County has received an $10,000 Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Implementation Grant to implement a Septic Tank Pump-out Program. Granted by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), the program will pump out at least 38 septic tanks belonging to eligible individuals. Eligibility requirements include gross household income at or below 80 percent of area median income adjusted for family size, own the home where the tank is to be pumped, no previous grant funds for pumping out the system within the past five years, and the septic system must be located in the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act area….
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Eggs up for grab

By Andre Jones | April 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny didn’t stay lost for long as approximately 50 kids took part in Charles City’s annual Easter Egg hunt on Apr. 15 at Harrison Park. Sponsored by Charles City’s 4x4 Club, the event allowed kids ages 12 and under to explore fields looking for the eggs, as well as enjoying ice cold treats and bounce houses to make the overall experience a fun one for all.Andre' Jones photo

Working towards the Eagle Scout promotion

By Community Member | April 11, 2017 11:00 pm
New Kent residents C.J. Krawiec (top, second from right) and Derric Bayne (top, far right) were among 10 members of Boy Scout Troop 518 to work on a project to become Eagle Scouts on Apr. 9. The group reconstructed four horseshoe pits for the Brickshire Community to meet the requirements and earn the recognition. The group also assembled 12 dog beds the week prior for New Kent County's Animal Shelter.

Chickahominy Triad signing

By Andre Jones | April 11, 2017 11:31 am
A Tuesday morning signing highlighted the official organizing of the Chickahominy Triad for Charles City and New Kent County. The organization is a community partnership between law enforcement and senior citizens to promote programs to deter crime, assist and aid the elderly in need, and improve safety. Programs include the LifeSaver program, seminars on internet safety, and tips on how to identify and prevent scams. Signees are (l to r) Charles City Cpt. L.T. Comer, New Kent Sheriff J. Joe McLaughlin Jr., New Kent Corporal Kevin Watkins, Chickahominy Triad Vice-Chair Sylvia Hathaway, Charles City Sheriff Alan Jones Sr., Chickahominy Triad secretary Suzanne Grabel, New Kent Director of Social Services Jon Martz, Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring, New Kent County District 3 supervisor Patricia Paige, and New Kent county administrator Rodney Hathaway. Andre' Jones photo

McClellan nominated for service award

By Community Member | April 11, 2017 11:09 am

Senator Jennifer McClellan, who represents Charles City County, has been nominated for the Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. Presented by EMILY’s List, the award recognizes a woman who is serving in state or local office. McClellan is one of six women nationwide to receive the nomination. “It has been an incredible honor to serve Virginia in the General Assembly,” McClellan said in a pressed release. “I’m both humbled and excited to have my service recognized by EMILY’s List for an award that celebrates the commitment to community and public service.”

Scholarships from cycling

By Andre Jones | April 8, 2017 4:07 pm
Cul's Courthouse Grille owners Bonnie Whitaker and Cullen Jenkins (right) present a scholarship check to Charles City High School seniors Keanna Motley (left) and Dwayne Ghee (represented by mother Cheryl). Each student will receive $500 to be applied towards future educational needs and support. The presentation was made as part of the restaurant's second annual Cyclist Celebration held Saturday afternoon.Andre' Jones photo
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