New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 19, 2017


Business ventures

By Community Member | September 15, 2017 2:16 pm
Steve Preda spoke to members of New Kent’s Rotary Club at its Sept. 8 meeting. He presented information on leadership skills and how to grow businesses.

Halloween ‘Fun Run’ is October 21

By Community Member | September 14, 2017 9:16 pm

Girl Scout Troop 5301, based out of New Kent, in conjunction with Heritage Public Library will host a Halloween Fun Run and 5K on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event will begin at Heritage Public Library at 8 a.m., with onsite registration at 7 a.m. The run is being used as a fundraiser to support Heritage Public Library and allow Junior Scouts to earn their Bronze Award. Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Cost of the Fun Run is $15 and the 5K is $25. Registration can be done online at or onsite at the day of the…
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Charles City High School receives Bronze Medal Award from U.S. News and World Report Magazine

By Community Member | September 13, 2017 8:23 pm

U.S. News and World Report Magazine have named Charles City High School a Bronze Medal Award High School. In a press release, the magazine publishes its lists of top colleges, universities, and high schools in the nation. Charles City was honored as being one of the top 118 high schools in the state of Virginia out of a possible 700. The school also garnered a national Bronze Medal Award, taking its place within the top 17 percent of all high schools across the nation. “We’ve always known that CCHS is a very effective school with a strong record of success…
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A splash at Charles City’s county fair

By Andre Jones | September 9, 2017 2:36 pm
Charles City High School’s JROTC instructor Steward Greene takes a dip in the dunking booth as part of the many attractions available at Charles City’s County Fair on Sept. 9. Approximately 200 people made their way to the county high school for food, fun, and a plethora of rides.Andre' Jones photos

Judy Ledbetter earned 26 blue ribbons and was recognized as the top adult winner with a total of 39 ribbons at Charles City’s County Fair on Sept. 8-10. David Ledbetter and Tina Whitehead tied for second place, garnering 16 blue ribbons apiece, while Oliver Whitehead earned 12 blue ribbons for third place. Judy Ledbetter also earned 19 additional blue ribbons as she teamed with Louise Hudgins. Joy Starkey’s Coconut Layer Cake was named best in Charles City, while Phil Hayes won the “Egg Ole’” specialty category. In the youth division, Cornelia Erda and Henry Erda tied for top honors with…
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Autumn Pilgrimage tour is Sept. 30

By Community Member | September 8, 2017 10:16 am

Locations have been announced for the 2017 Autumn Pilgrimage House Tour in Charles City. Sponsored by Westover Episcopal Church, some of American’s most historic homes will open their doors for the tour. Properties for this year’s tour are Berkeley Plantation, Sherwood Forest Plantation, Shirley Plantation, Pinecrest, River Ridge, Westover Plantation, and Westover Episcopal Church. The tour will take place on Sept. 30. Advanced tickets are $35 and available for purchase at or by calling 512-9094. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour for $40. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult, and funds…
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Info about New Kent Alert

By Community Member | September 8, 2017 9:56 am
Kate Hale of New Kent County Emergency Notification Services spoke at New Kent’s Rotary Club meeting on Sept. 1. She presented information on the New Kent Alert program.

Five named to JTCC Honor’s List for Summer semester

By Community Member | September 2, 2017 10:01 pm

Five local students were named to John Tyler Community College’s Honor’s List for the Summer 2017 semester. Laurie Burnette and Lena Duke of Charles City, Cecilia Garner and John Sweat of New Kent, and Nina Brundle of Quinton earned the recognition from the college. In order to be named to the Honor’s List, a student must accumulate a grade point average of 3.5 or better and completed at least 24 hours of coursework.

Prepping for school in CC

By Andre Jones | August 31, 2017 10:16 pm
Volunteers hand out bags full of supplies to students and families as part of Charles City’s back-to-school rally on Aug. 31 sponsored by the Charles City Clergy Committee. Activities included motivational speakers and advice to prepare for the upcoming year.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City, New Kent part of FeedMore’s service area to receive $100,000 donation

By Community Member | August 29, 2017 2:50 pm

FeedMore, a local food bank that includes Charles City and New Kent, has received a $100,000 donation from BJ’s Wholesale Club. FeedMore’s programs work with more than 300 partner agencies, serving 52,000 meals per day. Charles City and New Kent are two of 34 counties and cities in Central Virginia that will receive a portion of the donation. The donation will be used to increase the capacity to distribute perishable food, purchase storage equipment to keep food cold including refrigerators and freezers, and purchase a refrigerated truck to transport perishable food more safely.

NK Rotary speaker

By Community Member | August 29, 2017 8:44 am
Larry Reynolds was the guest presenter at New Kent Rotary Club’s Aug. 4 meeting. He spoke about volunteering for Dog Rescue Transport.
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