New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 23, 2019


Editorial: Bridging generational gaps to form a better society

By Andre Jones | January 22, 2019 1:18 pm

How do we get different generations to interact with each other in a civilized matter? That has been one of the hardest questions that has been plaguing society for the longest time. With each death in life, there is a birth of a new child. With each passing hour of the clock, there is a moment for us to prepare for and a moment that has past us. In conversations, there is dialogue that differentiates from person to person depending on their age. For example, when I hear “old school” music, I am thinking 1950s to 1960s. When a new…
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10th annual New Kent Elementary School Talent Show

By Robb Johnson | January 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Kenly Jefferson dances to “Thank God I’m a Country Girl” on her way to winning the preschool to second grade division at the 10th annual New Kent Elementary School talent show Friday night. More than 30 kids flooded the stage with a plethora of talents ranging from singing, dancing, magic acts, and more. Below, (l to r) the trio of Mia Forbes, Miller Borszich, and Bailey Borszich sing “Momma Mia” to claim first place in the third grade through fifth grade division. Other preschool through second grade winners were Saadira Walker (second), Mackenzie Pittman (third), and Aliyah Luntzer (honorable mention). Place winners in the third through fifth grade division were Ashley Kelm (second), Quin Hodges (third), and Cole Rudd (honorable mention).Robb Johnson photos

Winter homecoming at Charles City High School

By Andre Jones | January 19, 2019 12:02 am
Alontay Adkins won the title of queen and Cameron Vaden was crowned king during Charles City High School’s Winter homecoming celebration at halftime of the Jan. 19 King & Queen-Charles City basketball game.Andre' Jones photo

New Kent Rotary makes $9,000 donations

By Community Member | January 15, 2019 3:10 pm
New Kent’s Rotary Club presented $9,000 donation to New Kent’s Sheriff Office and New Kent’s animal Shelter at their Jan. 11 meeting. The donations were made through the result of fundraisers conducted by the club. Above, Rotary President Jo Drain (left) presented the monetary contribution to New Kent deputies (l to r) Gerry Simpson, Sidney Burrell, and Ron Eagle. Below, accepting the donation presented by Drain on behalf of the animal shelter are (l to r) Ed Williams, Elizabeth Rose, and Melissa Henry.

Editorial: Time to speak up during budget season

By Andre Jones | January 15, 2019 3:02 pm

It’s budget season again. As schools and governments ramp up their proposals for 2019-20, it is imperative that as citizens we use our voices to speak out on the issues that we want to see addressed. While the counties and school systems have obligations they must fulfill, there will be funds to support what citizens wish to see. For some citizens, it may be the addition of programs for older adults. For others, it may be the desire to see facilities upgraded. No matter the cause, it is up to us to weigh in on those type of decisions. The…
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Kiwanis speak to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | January 11, 2019 11:20 pm
James Shackelford (left) and John Morris (right) spoke about the addition of the New Kent Kiwanis Club to the area to New Kent’s Rotary Club. Morris is the Kiwanis Club district president and addressed the benefits the clubs will provide to children of the county.

CCRHS receiving funds for women’s health

By Community Member | January 10, 2019 7:51 am

Charles City Regional Health Services (CCRHS) is partnering with Virginia’s Department of Health and receiving funds for a new contraceptive initiative that will allow low-income, uninsured women to receive long-acting reversible contraceptives free of charge. The program is open to uninsured women and individuals and they do not have to be health center patients to receive the services. Those who are interested may call the health center at 829-6600.

New Kent StageHands holding auditions for plays

By Community Member | January 8, 2019 10:48 pm

The New Kent StageHands will hold auditions for upcoming shows in April. Casting calls for “To Burn a Witch” and “The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!”, both one act plays, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at New Kent Middle School. Reading material will be provided and a general interest meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at the middle school. The New Kent StageHands is open to persons of all acting experiences ages 16 and up. The New Kent StageHands is a non-profit organization and operates as a community theater. The shows will be…
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Editorial: It’s time to stop littering along our roads

By Andre Jones | January 8, 2019 1:28 pm
JJust a few weeks ago, trash covered the shoulder of the road of Route 106 in both Charles City and New Kent as a truck transporting garbage spilled its load on its way to the Charles City landfill.Robb Johnson photo

It’s 2019, and people are still tossing trash out their windows onto the roads. This has been an ongoing issue for several years in Charles City and New Kent. But now it seems to be at an all-time part of being downright ridiculous. To give you a perspective where I am coming from, last month (December 2018) at Charles City County’s Board of Supervisors meeting, County Administrator Michelle Johnson asked VDOT representatives if they could pick up the trash alongside Barnetts Road from Roxbury Road (Route 106) to the railroad tracks. After they successfully did so, a few days later…
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Editorial: Staying faithful and being knowledgeable about ongoing situations

By Andre Jones | January 3, 2019 7:39 am

Today, we live in a society that is more fearful rather than faithful. There are many instances and incidents that take place that makes us weary of what to do in situations that we face. Hopefully, this writing will restore a little bit of faith in who we are as people. I’m not here to preach or even tell you what to do when facing a task, complication, or obstacle in life. Instead, I am advising you to become more knowledgeable about what you are dealing with not only on an everyday basis, but for the future. An example of…
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