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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 19, 2018


Charles City County Public Schools Second Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

By Community Member | February 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Charles City Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Charlie Fetter, Kylea Forney. A/B Honor Roll: Dylan Bowman, Jaxon Foreman, Alivia Justice, Jacari Reed, Makaila Smith, Kaylee Stewart, Joseph Wall. Grade 4- All A’s: Melody Harris, Karley Jasper. A/B Honor Roll: Damian Barnes Jr., Teonna Bey, Alexis Bradby, Madison Bradby, Nina Cannada, Dylan Crawley, Jaylen Hayes, Endya Johnson, Alyssa Justice, Jaelyn Locke, Cecilia McMullen, Ava Smith. Grade 5- All A’s: Nyhakiyah Cotman, Terrell Crawley, Shivawn Harris. A/B Honor Roll: Olivia Adkins, Riley Adkins, India Harris, Deanaih Jones, Julian LaPastora, Va’Nyah Otey. Grade 6- All A’s: Amilliyon Berkley. A/B Honor Roll: Elijah…
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New Kent Public Schools Second Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

By Community Member | February 15, 2018 5:47 pm

New Kent Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Chandler Ashley, Ronin Austin, Noah Barnett, Oliver Brandenburger, Carter Brooks, Hadassah Cardman, Vannder Cazares, Addison Cole, Bristol Curry, Nathaniel Davenport, Tobey Davis, Kenneth Dozier, Landon Evans, Mia Forbes, Jazminn Garcia-Neri, Jonathan Hochman, Liam Janke, Evelyn Kirkland, Dominic Madonia, Jeffrey Martell, Jamie Martin, Lily Newman, Abram Petry, Nicholas Rice, Jonathan Schaffer, Orion Soderholm, Christian Veloso, Dwight Voelker, Kendall White, Sebastian Yates, Liam Young. A/B Honor Roll: Kaitlyn Andrews, Logan Atkins, SIabella Benitez, Sydney Bivins, Makayla Boroughs, Bailey Broszich, Neveah Bozzell, Keegan Branciforti, Janoah Burroughs, Brayden Caldwell, Madison Callis, Thomas Cashin, Titus Ciejek, Jacob…
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Editorial: If it’s built in Charles City or New Kent, will people really come?

By Andre Jones | February 14, 2018 12:04 am

In hindsight, both Charles City and New Kent are living on a familiar saying: “If you build it, they will come.” That saying is both a positive and negative for both counties. There are a lot of past, current, and future projects that have challenged the saying. Some of those projects have benefited the counties, while others haven’t been not so hot. Some are even yet to be determined. Allow me to provide an example of each outcome. First, the positive. The influx of the housing market in New Kent has provided a substantial amount of revenue in the county….
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Project Lifesaver program initiated in Charles City

By Community Member | February 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Charles City County Sheriff’s Office has announced its partnership with the Project Lifesaver Program that is designed to track and rescue those with cognitive diseases. The service addresses critical needs for protecting citizens in Charles City who are at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Dementia for all ages. Clients enrolled in the service will wear a wrist-watch sized radio transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a radio-frequency signal that can be tracked, regardless of where the person has wandered no matter the area. When a person goes missing,…
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Some “Love” for Hawkes

By Community Member | February 13, 2018 1:44 am
Rebecca Hawkes, a New Kent resident, was recently awarded the Love’s Award of Excellence for the fourth quarter of 2017. The award is presented to a Love’s employee who displays outstanding customer service and is given to those who represent the company and its high standards.

Lifesaver awards

By Andre Jones | February 13, 2018 1:37 am
Mr. Mayes (third from right) is surrounded by a plethora of rescuers who saved his life last fall. At Mayes left is Nancy Ross, an untrained bystander who performed CPR until personnel arrived. Mayes regained his pulse approximately 24 minutes later through assistance by New Kent Fire and Rescue (Richard Talley, Chip Amen, R. Dean Lewis, Chris Carroll, and W. Cody VanLeliveld), Sentara Williamsburg’s emergency department, and Life Evac 3 Crew from West Point (Shannon Beam and Bob Brown). Each person who assisted with saving Mayes' life was presented a Lifesaver Award from the American Heart Association.Andre' Jones photo

Broz inducted

By Community Member | February 9, 2018 12:15 am
Kelly Broz (left) is inducted as the newest member of New Kent Rotary Club during a Feb. 2 meeting. She is accompanied by club president Jo Drain.

Healthy living

By Community Member | February 9, 2018 12:12 am
Nancy Burnet was the guest speaker at New Kent’s Rotary Club meeting on Feb. 2. The owner of Active Life Fitness provided advice on staying active and programs to assist in living a healthy lifestyle.

Spring wildfire season begins Feb. 15

By Community Member | February 9, 2018 12:07 am

Spring wildfire season is now in effect for New Kent and Charles City. Between Feb. 15 and Apr. 30, burn restrictions are in effect for both counties. Here are some reminders during that time frame: –Open burning which is 300 feet of woods or grass which could carry the fire to the woods is banned before 4 p.m. (Open burning is burning which releases smoke and other products of combustion directly to the atmosphere without passing through a chimney or screen.) Otherwise permissible air burning is only allowed between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. (midnight). All other open burning regulations…
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RCC scholarships available for 2018-19

By Community Member | February 8, 2018 11:38 pm

Scholarships are now available to students who plan to enroll at Rappahannock Community College in the next academic year (2018-19). Scholarships are available to full-time and part-time students. Applicants complete one form which will make them eligible for all scholarships. Deadline to apply for scholarships is Friday, Feb. 16. For more information on the RCC scholarship application and to access the online application, go to or call 333-6708.

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