New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 29, 2021


Holder initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

By Community Member | November 25, 2021 12:10 pm

Tyler Holder, a resident of New Kent, was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Membership into the society is given to students in the top 10 percent of the senior class or top 7.5 percent of the junior class at the collegiate level. Holder was initiated at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Editorial: Make new memories, support those holding onto them during the holidays

By Andre Jones | November 22, 2021 8:38 pm

As we head into the holiday season, I implore each of you all to do two things; make new memories and support those who are holding onto memories. The holiday season is a tough one for those who have lost ones, me included. As we sit around at tables celebrating those who are with us, we must also keep those who are going through this season without a loved one. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the thirtieth time, they need love and support. These people are holding onto memories of their loved ones, and we should…
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Chronicle to be in stores on Nov. 24

By Andre Jones | November 17, 2021 1:04 pm

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday falling on Thursday, Nov. 25, the next edition of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle will appear in newsstands on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Deadline for the next issue will be Monday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. All submissions and advertisements by that time.

Locals inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

By Community Member | November 16, 2021 1:50 pm

Two local residents were inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society during a recent ceremony for their academic disciplines. Julia Clarke of Charles City and Matthew Rembold of Quinton were presented with the prestigious honor. Both are currently students at Virginia Commonwealth University.


By Community Member | November 16, 2021 12:57 am

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Billups, of Varina, and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Chalmers, of New Kent, are blessed to announce the engagement of their daughter and son, Tyler Arielle and Mikel Da’von. Miss Billups is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively. She is employed as a Site Coordinator with a local affiliate of a national educational organization and is a member of the esteemed Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Mr. Chalmers is a graduate of Liberty University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business…
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Letter to the Editor: The blueprint to living the rest of my life

By Community Member | November 16, 2021 12:47 am

Feedback from my previous “Letters to the Editor” made it seem that none of you felt I really wrote a set of guidelines for earthly living in my last days. I have no illusions that I can fully meet the standard I have set, but I will try right up to the end. Having a worthy purpose in life is not enough. The blueprint of the rest of my life is as follows: 1. Physical and Mental: Keep feeling of wellbeing with varied exercises, adequate sleep, healthy diets, positive thinking, learning, meditating, and pursue a hobby. 2. Communication: Better conversation,…
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Bell-Izzard elevated to Chief Customer Officer for Pepco Holdings

By Community Member | November 12, 2021 8:41 am

Morlon Bell-Izzard, a native of Charles City County, has been named as the Chief Customer Officer of Pepco Holdings. Bell-Izzard’s primary responsibility will be to advance the effort to deliver world-class experiences for the company’s customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and Maryland. She will now assume overall leadership responsibilities for the company’s customer strategic governance and planning, including the overseeing of financial planning, technology initiatives, and reviewing customer service data analytics.

Editorial: Don’t wait around until the new year to start your resolution

By Robb Johnson | November 9, 2021 12:19 am

We are now in November. Thanksgiving and Christmas and ultimately the new year are drawing closer. Every year, I see so many people, including myself, making resolutions and never following through on them. I keep wondering how we accomplish this goal as individuals without completely forgetting about them by late February. I have come up with a solution to this issue and I hope that many of you will adapt this method. Instead of making a resolution at the beginning of the year, start it at the beginning of December. Starting early and getting a routine going allows you not…
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Letter to the Editor: Please thank a caregiver and continue supporting them

By Community Member | November 8, 2021 7:50 am

Since 1997, National Family Caregivers Month has been observed in November to recognize the many individuals who compassionately and humbly care for others and to draw attention to the many challenges they face. Grandparents stepping forward to protect and nurture children, and relatives care for other family members are tremendous sacrifices. Taking on the primary responsibility, a caregiver’s dedication and commitment often put their own health and financial security at risk. Add in the lingering pandemic and the challenges caregivers confront are now even greater. Family caregivers deserve our praise, respect, and utmost support for their efforts to provide a…
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Heritage Public Library hosting World War II reenactment on Nov. 13

By Community Member | November 5, 2021 6:41 pm

Heritage Public Library’s branch located in Charles City will host a World War II reenactment event on Nov. 13. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, and the American Red Cross in the European Theater of Operations will put on the reenactment of the event. The group will reenact World War II camps by setting up tents and equipment from the era, and have individuals represent actual people who fought and supported fighters in the war. “We are thrilled to collaborate with this group,” said Jan Marry, Heritage Public Library’s programming…
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