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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 26, 2021

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Letter to the Editor: Says it’s time for New Kent students to return to buildings

By Community Member | January 25, 2021 1:44 pm

As a school board member, the question I am asked the most is, “When are schools going to open for in-person learning for all students?” This question has not left my mind for the past 10 months. I believe we received some good news recently and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The governor moved teachers and other school employees up in vaccine priority so that in-person learning could occur as soon as possible. On Jan. 23, all teachers and staff that work in New Kent County Public Schools had the opportunity to receive the first…
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New Kent schools’ meal distribution times changing on Feb. 1

By Community Member | January 25, 2021 12:42 pm

New Kent Public Schools ‘Grab and Go’ meals will have a change in its schedule beginning Feb. 1. Meals will be available for pick-up at George Watkins Elementary school each Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. or 3-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 1. Meals will also be distributed at New Kent Middle School every Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays will no longer be a pick-up day for meals. Meals will be available to all New Kent County Public School students until the end of June. If you have any questions or unavailable to pick up meals, contact Leslie Smith at…
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Brown earns Dean’s List accolades at Tufts University

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

Jason Brown, the 2019 valedictorian of Charles City County High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Tufts University for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be recognized with the honor, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours of courses.

Locals named to College of William and Mary’s Dean’s List for Fall 2020 semester

By Community Member | January 24, 2021 5:25 pm

Three local students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester at the College of William and Mary. Abbey Coutu of Quinton, Augustine Gilbride of Providence Forge, and Asia Prentiss of Charles City were each recognized for their achievement. In order to be named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary, a student must be taking at least 12 credit hours and earn a Quality Point Average of 3.6 or higher for the semester.

Martha Dandrige Woman’s Club closes doors after 84 years

By Community Member | January 22, 2021 2:30 pm

The Martha Dandridge’s Woman’s Club in New Kent has decided to end its membership after 84 years of existence. Named after the first First Lady of the United States, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington), the club was formed in 1936 as a way to show responsibility of characteristics of their namesake. Those characteristics include helping families and community members, as well as bettering education. The club conducted events such as immunization clinics, taught crafts, held various fundraisers such as bake sales and fashion shows, and used the funds raised to create scholarships for New Kent High School seniors. Approximately 80 women…
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Two earn academic honors at Shenandoah University

By Community Member | January 19, 2021 9:14 pm

Two local students have achieved Dean’s List honors from Shenandoah University. James Brooks of New Kent, and Colette Girouard, of Quinton, both were named with the honor for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while completing at least 12 semester hours of classes.

Editorial: What took place at the U.S. Capitol was despicable

By Andre Jones | January 18, 2021 11:51 pm

This is not a political editorial. This is a statement. The actions that took place in Washington D.C. were despicable. It is an embarrassment to our country and it’s an embarrassment to the people of the United States. But let me touch on a few more topics. This isn’t about a political party. This isn’t about who is right or wrong. It’s about a group of individuals who were upset about the results of an election and decided to make the decision to infiltrate the United States Capitol. While these individuals celebrate their actions and achievements with photos and comments,…
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Mills named to Dean’s List at University of Utah

By Community Member | January 15, 2021 10:28 pm

Lexi Mills, a 2019 graduate of New Kent High School, was named to the University of Utah’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 graded credit hours.

Editorial: School systems are doing their best to please all parties

By Andre Jones | January 12, 2021 7:30 pm

It’s 2021 and we are still dealing with the fallout from 2020 and COVID-19. I’m often asked what my opinion is about how things are being addressed in both Charles City and New Kent County. I am questioned about if I will take the vaccine, what do I think about virtual school, what do you think about sports, and so many things. I’ve been relatively reserved on the subject, but I thought about what I want to say and how to say it. First, I think both counties are doing their best to respond the proper way when it comes…
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Silver Scout Award

By Community Member | January 12, 2021 7:28 pm
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