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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 30, 2017

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Local students excel at Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School

By Community Member | March 27, 2017 9:09 pm
New Kent students Samantha Miller (third from left) and Justin Mitchell (third from right), both whom attend Chesapeake Bay’s Governor’s School, recently participated in the 14th Annual Science Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University. Miller and Mitchell presented results of two-year projects they each conducted to a panel of judges at the competition. Miller’s topic was “The Study of the Efficacy of Multiple Oyster Restoration Strategies,” while Mitchell conducted his research on “A Study on the Population of Anuilla Rostrata in the Chickahominy River.”

Outreach to New Kent’s Rotary

By Community Member | March 24, 2017 8:11 pm
Jim Crouse (right) and Melanie King (second from right) of Proclaiming Grace Outreach gave a presentation on the organization’s services during New Kent Rotary’s Mar. 17 meeting.

Economical impact

By Community Member | March 22, 2017 9:04 pm
New Kent’s Commissioner of Revenue Laura Ecimovic addressed members of New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce at their regular March meeting at Phillips Energy Inc. She addressed attendees on the continuing growth of the county and the way it impacts local economy and business.

Honoring World War veterans

By Community Member | March 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Delegate Chris Peace (left) spends time with World War II veteran Otis Timberlake of Providence Forge as part of New Kent Historical Commission’s and the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission honoring of local veterans on Mar. 18 at New Kent Courthouse. The event honored veterans of both wars through pictures, mobile exhibits, interactive museums, and informational sessions as part of a three-day recognition for their sacrifices in defending the United States.

Crushing for cash

By Community Member | March 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Freedom Martial Arts in New Kent completed their fourth annual “Break-a-Thon” on Mar. 11. Students and instructors broke over 100 boards to raise money, donating it to the Providence Forge Volunteer Fire Department. Student Dakotah Brinkley garnered recognition for raising the most funds in this year’s edition of the event.

‘Pack on the Track’

By Community Member | March 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Cub Scout Pack 504, a newly formed troop based out of Memorial United Methodist Church in Charles City, kicked off with its first group activity, a Pinewood Derby, on Mar. 11.

Motivational speaker

By Community Member | March 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Dr. Margaret Bradley (center) presents practical strategies for improving leadership effectiveness to members of New Kent’s Rotary at its Mar. 10 meeting.

Arts Alive offering scholarships

By Community Member | March 14, 2017 10:03 pm

Arts Alive Inc. has announced that two scholarships will be available to local students. The C. Herbert Brown Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is from the Arts Alive service areas of West Point, King William, New Kent, and King & Queen who plan to major or minor in performing arts or music education. The Andy Conklin Visual Arts Scholarship is available to high school seniors who reside in one of the aforementioned areas who plan to major and minor in studio arts, art history, or art education. Both scholarships are in…
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Sesquicentennial canned food drive

By Community Member | March 13, 2017 11:44 pm
Deacon William L. Taylor (left) and Deaconess Fannie Burrell (right), of New Elam Baptist Church in New Kent, stand by canned good donations as part of “A Community of Caring Project” in conjunction with the church’s 150th anniversary. The duo spearheaded the food drive looking to collect at least 150 items to donate, with the congregation responding with 275 cans to give to families in need.

Virginia Gems place at recent competitions

By Community Member | March 12, 2017 11:44 pm

The Virginia Gems, based out of New Kent Gymnastics Center, recently had two teams place in the Extreme Grand National Championship competition. Teams from the Tiny and Youth division both earned second place finishes at the event. The two teams currently have won four bids to future competition, three Grand Champion titles, a high score award, and a national title. The Level 4 gymnasts also reaped success, placing first at the Nation’s Capital Cup competition, marking their third win in a row.

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