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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 18, 2018


Hula recognized at ‘Grow Beyond’

By Community Member | March 16, 2018 10:27 pm

Johnny Hula of Charles City was honored at “Grow Beyond” in Anaheim, California as he received his National Corn Growers Association (NGCA) award for outstanding yield performance with Progency 5115 VT2P. Hula achieved 504.6890 bu/a yield at his Charles City farm to finish third in this year’s competition.

Pine wood derby

By Community Member | March 15, 2018 12:03 am
Cub Scout Pack 504 based out of Memorial United Methodist Church in Charles City held its annual Pine Wood Derby on Mar. 10. Pack members constructed cars and raced them along a track in a competitive but fun contest.

Editorial: Those are actual people who are doing their job

By Andre Jones | March 14, 2018 2:35 am

As we go through our everyday lives, it’s easy to forget that people have jobs, whether it’s one that they want to do or don’t want to do. But more importantly, many of us forget a key element of this; they are people. Nobody’s perfect at their job. We all understand that. However, we must remember that these people are working for a reason. Some people are working to pay bills while others are working to support a family. Some people have more than one job to attempt to live comfortably. But remember; they are people. I say this because…
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Virginia senators named honorary co-chairs for ‘Green vs. New Kent’ 50th anniversary

By Community Member | March 10, 2018 7:50 pm

Senator Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 50th anniversary of the Green vs. New Kent” Supreme Court case. The Green decision established the duties of the school boards to affirmatively eliminate all vestiges of state-imposed segregation. It also placed an affirmative duty on school boards to integrate schools and is recognized as the most significant public school desegregation decision of the Supreme Court following Brown vs. Board of Education. Events are planned beginning April 28 and will take place throughout the month of May, concluding on May 27. Visit for more information…
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Repeat winner at NKES talent show

By Andre Jones | March 9, 2018 10:00 pm
After winning with her siblings last year, Cambell Coyle becomes a repeat winner with her gymnastics routine at New Kent Elementary School’s ninth annual talent show sponsored by NKES PTO held on Mar. 9. Approximately 22 acts graced the stage as part of the annual fundraiser, showing off skills that included acrobatics, singing, dancing, comedy, and spoken word.Andre' Jones photos

‘Forces of Nature’

By Andre Jones | March 9, 2018 3:21 pm
Members of the “Forces of Nature” 4-H Club from New Kent and Charles City competed in the Virginia state contest in January, The group is currently working on their geology and WHEP achievement. Pictured are (l to r) Liam Holloway, Rylan Horne, Andrew LeBlanc, Chase Rasmussen, Aidan Horne, Carina Dolci, Payton Carroll, Logan LeBlanc, Scott Rasmussen, and Lincoln McGowan.

Triad speaks to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | March 7, 2018 11:34 pm
Pat Armburst, chairwoman of the Chickahominy Area Triad, was the guest speaker at the Mar. 2 meeting of New Kent’s Rotary Club. She spoke about the organization’s mission to prevent exploitation and victimization of senior citizens.

Editorial: Social media is a platform for views and opinions, but not results

By Andre Jones | March 7, 2018 8:00 am

The wave of social media continues to expand in an everchanging society. And while that continues to a certain extent, addressing the basis and forming opinions about certain things continue to be where they have been in the past; to themselves. That was until social media blossomed into what is essentially an online debate room. On a daily basis, there are a number of comments that appear on the Chronicle’s social media pages. Don’t get me wrong, we encourage those comments and discussion as it is a healthy outlet for others to discuss opinions and give praise or criticism as…
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Brawley selected for leadership conference

By Community Member | March 6, 2018 6:21 pm
Photo - Cameron Brawley

Cameron Brawley, a JROTC Cadet Captain and sophomore at Charles City High School, has been selected to attend the Youth Leadership Conference on Apr. 19-22 in Jamestown. With financial support from the Richmond Chapter of the Military Order of Word Wars, Cameron will attend the conference that focuses on leadership, patriotism, and the free enterprise system. Students will receive guidance from business professionals, guided tours of historical sites, leadership challenges, as well as classroom interaction. Cameron received the bronze medal from the Military Order of World Wars last year and was chosen due to his high academics, leadership, and citizenship…
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Kindergarten registration is Apr. 19

By Community Member | March 5, 2018 6:12 pm

One of the biggest milestones in a child’s journey is starting school and being ready to succeed. On Thursday, Apr. 19, Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond will hold its eighth annual Regional Kindergarten Campaign for Charles City and New Kent. Children who are five years old by Sept. 30 can start kindergarten this upcoming fall, but needs to register. Registration will be held at Charles City Elementary School, George Watkins Elementary School, and New Kent Elementary School. In New Kent, visit (click “For Parents) to see what elementary zone your child falls in. In Charles City, visit (under parents)…
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