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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 14, 2017

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Giving for a good cause

By Community Member | December 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Members of Girl Scout Troop 179 in New Kent collected more than 700 gifts to distribute to families in need in New Kent and Charles City for the holiday season. The girls range from ages 6-8 and used the experience to learn the importance of giving. Pictured are (front, l to r) Maren Lawton, Lula Van Bourgondien, Sianna Pinn, Tenley Wood, Autumn Davis, Coral Peranio, Lauren Bratcher, Olivia Roane, (back, l to r) Troop Leader Angela Bratcher, Co-leader Brittne Paranio, Director of Social Services Jon Martz, County Administrator Rodney Hathaway, Asst. Director of Social Services Suzanne Grable, and Co-leader Oneida Wood.

New Kent Public Schools First Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

By Community Member | December 13, 2017 1:01 pm

George Watkins Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Caroline Bandy, Morgan Capps, Addison Chandler, Emilee Edwards, Pepper Ferrell, Bryden Goodman, Ryan Griffith-LaFond, Rebecca Hallock, Dylan Holloway, Andrew McNabb, Kenley Rowe, Layla Sale, Hannah Stevens, Grayson Strickler, Kelsey Sutton, Raegan Wade, Kayleigh Walker, Rella Whelan, Anderson White, William Wilson Jr. A/B Honor Roll: Jose Alicea-Gransback IV, Gamble Austin, Jack Baldwin, Samuel Barkley, Keegan Branch, Lucas Canter, Raegan Carnohan, Alexis Crawford, Andrew Crump, Colby Denton, Kaydence Elbourn, Lucas Figuly, Victoria Fish, Mia Gill, Joshua Harris, Devin Hayes, Anna Henley, Shawn Holt, Carmyn Jenkins, Aiden Johnson, Brennan Johnson, Ryan Jones, Kolby Lacy, Autumn…
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Editorial: Putting the outside world on pause at times can be healthy

By Andre Jones | December 12, 2017 10:25 pm

Providence Forge’s Christmas Parade provided an opportunity for families to come out and spend some quality time with each other. The event was free to onlookers, and provided companies, individuals, and organizations the opportunity to participate whether it was promotion or if it was for fun. For me and probably some others, it was a chance to enjoy the event and not worry about the outside world. In today’s society, there are many things that tend to yank us in a number of directions. From the issues with government to paying bills, the list tends to overrun what our minds…
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Logan’s library

By Community Member | December 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Former Charles City Elementary School secretary Sharon Logan (third from left) is joined by members of Charles City’s school board and superintendent David Gaston as she is honored by having Charles City Elementary’s School media center named after her. Logan spent more than 40 years in the county’s school system and attended to a variety of duties that included working as an administrative assistant to attendance clerk.

Bushhouse inducted into honor society

By Community Member | December 12, 2017 4:42 pm

David Bushhouse, New Kent High School’s Class of 2015 Salutatorian, was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa, national leadership honor society for college men and women, during an Oct. 29 ceremony at Hampden-Sydney College. Members are selected based on their influence as campus leaders to better campus life and to encourage high standards in all activities. Bushhouse is a member of Chi Beta Phi (science), Chi Alpha campus ministry, and Union-Philanthropic Literacy Society. David is the son of Steven and Jennifer Bushhouse of Quinton.

Book collection donated to Heritage Public Library

By Community Member | December 11, 2017 3:37 pm

Heritage Public Library received a donation of a historical book collection from the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Alumni Association Inc. (VTCCA). Colonel Jess Fowler, who retired from the U.S. Army and lives in New Kent, presented Heritage Public Library Director Chandra McPherson during a Dec. 5 presentation at the New Kent branch. Fowler, who is a member of the VTCCA board, presented a complete six volume set of “The Bugle’s Echo” by Col. Harry D. Temple. The volume describes military life at Virginia Tech from 1872-1934. Temple served in the U.S. Army during World…
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Charles City Grand Illumination

By Andre Jones | December 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Santa Claus greets kids who await patiently curbside as part of the first annual Charles City Grand Illumination.Andre' Jones photos

Providence Forge Christmas Parade

By Andre Jones | December 10, 2017 6:27 pm
Above, members of New Kent Gymnastics Center wave to the crowd as part of the Providence Forge Christmas Parade.Andre' Jones photos

NKHS trio finishes 3rd in math contest

By Community Member | December 8, 2017 3:41 pm

Three New Kent High School students took third place in a recent math competition at Rappahannock Community College. Nakoma Austin, Noah Babin, and Brandon Bonner competed in the Calculus division. The trio outlasted other localities to earn bronze.

Bikes donated for CC Christmas mother

By Community Member | December 6, 2017 1:18 pm

Richmond Area Bicycle Association (RABA) delivered 34 bicycles and helmets to kids in Charles City on Dec. 2. RABA contributed and donated the bicycles to Charles City’s Christmas Mother program. In total, more than 450 bicycles were donated to local Christmas Mother programs, including the Charles City and New Kent programs. The bicycles will be given to children and needy families based on recommendations and applications received from families in need of assistance during the holiday season.

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