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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2017


Tumbling to the title

By Andre Jones | February 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Sisters Carrington, Cambell, and Chloe Coyle perform splits during their tumbling routine as the trio went on to claim first place in the Grade 3-5 division during the Eighth Annual New Kent Elementary School talent show Friday night. Nineteen acts took the stage as the students thrilled audience through a number of songs, dances, and acts. Below, Brooklyn Maranto’s rendition of “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline earned her the top spot in the Pre-K to Grade 2 division, while at bottom, Jillian and Rhys Wilson garner laughs from the audience acting out a scene from “Let’s Go for a Drive” to earn runner-up recognition for Grade 3-5 competition. Visit our webpage and click on "photo gallery" to see more pictures of the event.Andre' Jones photos

Donations continue to push Bridging Communities programs to forefront

By Andre Jones | February 24, 2017 3:08 pm
Second year HVAC students get a first look at a piece of new equipment donated by Lennox Industries as representative Earl George (rear) provides information about the changes in technology to the unit.Andre' Jones photo

Donations of money, time, and equipment have become more of a frequency for Bridging Communities Career and Technical Center since its opening in 2012. One such donation from Lennox Industries looks to push the school’s HVAC program to the forefront of advancement. Friday’s afternoon presentation of equipment to Bridging Communities marked what is believed to be a partnership to spark interest in more students to pursuing a career in the HVAC field. “Right now the HVAC field has the latest and greatest contractors looking to join them,” said Bridging Communities HVAC instructor Tom Fowler. “There are a lot of major…
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New Kent Envirothon returns Apr. 22

By Community Member | February 22, 2017 6:41 pm

After a one year hiatus, the New Kent Envirothon will return on Saturday, Apr. 22. In conjunction with the New Kent Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, New Kent Clean County Committee, Alliance of Wild Animal Rehabilitators and Educators (AWARE), and Virginia Farm Bureau, the event will have a variety of activities as the event coincides with Earth Day. Activities include educational demonstrations, live animal demonstrations by AWARE rehabilitators, and a variety of booths with tips and tricks for helping the environment. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Historic New Kent High School. Live animal demonstrations are scheduled…
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Charles City Public Schools Second Quarter Honor Roll 2016-17

By Community Member | February 22, 2017 6:33 pm

Charles City Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Nina Cannada, Melody Harris, Karley Jasper, Alyssa Justice, Cecilia McMullen, Amani Simmons, Ava Smith. A/B Honor Roll: Madison Bradby, Natalie Christian, Dylan Crawley, Alanye Greene, Jaylen Hayes, Jaylen Locke. Grade 4- All A’s: Olivia Adkins, Nyhakiyah Cotman, Terrell Crawley, India Harris, Shivawn Harris. A/B Honor Roll: Riley Adkins, Cash Jones, Deaniah Jones, Julian LaPastora, Va’Nyah Otey, Riley Pensyl, London Williams, Chance Wilson, Markus Woodley. Grade 5- All A’s: Nyla Brown, Kaylen Cotman, Logan Johnson, Lucas Johnson. A/B Honor Roll: Landon Adkins, Raychel Babb, Taylor Bey, Brody Bulheller, Nyema Charity, Zaniyah Chavis, Que’Saun…
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Wounded Fund donation

By Community Member | February 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Kevin Eddowes (right) of New Kent’s Rotary Club presents a check to Tom Winfree from the Families of the Wounded Fund during the Feb. 10 meeting. Proceeds going towards the donation are the result of the club’s 2016 muscle car show at New Kent Winery.

Donation to NKSO

By Community Member | February 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Kevin Eddowes (right) of New Kent’s Rotary Club presents a donation to New Kent County Sheriff J. Joe McLaughlin Jr. (left) and Dep. Jerry Simpson (center) at the Feb. 10 meeting. The donation comes as a result of funds from the club’s annual Christmas tree sale.

Medical clinic recognized by the CDC

By Community Member | February 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic, a local safety net clinic that services Charles City and New Kent, has been recognized by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the first clinic in Virginia to identify evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention program. The programs recognized by the CDC acknowledge that Angels of Mercy have met the high standards of the CDC.

Rotaries visit VA Capitol

By Community Member | February 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Members of Henrico and New Kent’s Rotary Club received the opportunity to tour the Virginia Capitol on Feb. 15. Among activities that the clubs participated in include a guided tour by Del. Chris Peace (standing), receiving an update on progress of legislature, and seating in the House of Delegates gallery to observe a floor session in progress.

NKMS Junior Beta Club competes in states

By Community Member | February 14, 2017 7:15 pm
New Kent Middle School’s Junior Beta Club recently competed in state competition with many students accomplishing top three finishes. The tandem of Aaron Sweeney, Noah Schneider, Russell Hager, Kevin Harris, Afton Fults, Kendall Vorous, and Mason Walker placed first in the area of Robotics. Other top three finishers are Samantha Bradner-Beverly, Sadie Call, Tylar Strickland, and Ellie Hobson (2nd-Scrapbook), Jacob Hunt, Isaac Barber, Alan Hutto and Nathaniel Hager (2nd-Technology), Jacob Hunt (2nd-Digital Art), Carson Diggs (2nd-Speech), and Lucy Vick (3rd-Special Talent). Those individuals will travel to Florida this upcoming Summer to participate in the national competition.

Leadership academy grads

By Community Member | February 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Above, New Kent deputy Sgt. Scott Carnell (center) is joined by New Kent County Sheriff J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr. (left) and Chief Deputy Lee Bailey (right) as he is one of three local officers to complete the Metro Richmond Public Safety Leadership Academy on Feb. 10. The week-long academy revolved around curriculum, lectures, and scenario-based exercises related to maintaining public safety and handling real-life situations. Other graduates of the academy from New Kent are Sgt. Ryan Shobe (below) and Lt. Joey McLaughlin (bottom.)
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