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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 24, 2018


67th annual Chickahominy Fall Festival

By Andre Jones | September 22, 2018 3:09 pm
Above, the introduction of the Tiny Tot dance honoring the youth of Native American Tribes brightened onlookers as part of the 67th annual Chickahominy Tribe’s Fall Festival and Pow-wow held on Sept. 22. The cultural event continues to bring in people from around the nation to learn the history and traditions of the Chickahominy Tribe. Below, Chief Stephen Adkins speaks about the tribe receiving federal recognition after several decades of fighting for it. At bottom and representing the Chickahominy Tribe this year are (l to r) Miss Chickahominy Abigail Sweeney, Little Miss Chickahominy Alawa Senegal, and Junior Miss Chickahominy Aiyanah Senegal.Andre' Jones photos

Kaine speaks to NKCDC

By Robb Johnson | September 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Current Virginia state senator and former vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke at New Kent County’s Democratic Committee meeting on Sept. 19 at Brickshire Golf Club. He spoke on topics that included global warming, education, and tariffs.Robb Johnson photo

Silver Award Girl Scouts

By Community Member | September 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Elizabeth DiLandro and Lydia Woodall earned the Girl Scout Silver Award by renovating an area at the Monastery of the Sister of Poor Clare in Barhamsville. The girls, part of Troop 5318 based out of New Kent, renovated a 18x10 square foot prayer area on the property.

Heritage Public Library launching sensory story time program

By Community Member | September 19, 2018 10:37 am

Heritage Public Library is launching a sensory friendly Story Time in October at the New Kent branch. The interactive and educational program is geared towards children who identify on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges. The story time will feature a visual schedule, books, interactive songs, and multi-sensory activity stations. The program is made possible through a donation provided by New Kent’s Rotary Club. For information or special accommodations, call 966-2480.

Another Girl Scout Gold Award

By Community Member | September 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Sarah McGinley (left) of Girl Scout Troop 177 based out of New Kent presents a plaque to New Kent Middle School principal Kelley Gray to signify the completion of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Sarah completed an area called “The Calming Center” that gives students a place to take a break during the day if they feel stressed out. The Gold Award is the highest honor that can be attained by a Girl Scout.

Editorial: Thank you for supporting the Chronicle for 25 years

By Andre Jones | September 18, 2018 1:45 pm

Twenty-five years ago, something spectacular came to Charles City and New Kent County. No, I’m not talking about the first McDonald’s (even though that did take place nearly 25 years ago). I’m talking about the establishment of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle. The Chronicle is celebrating 25 years of existence. The newspaper has been a driving force to get information out to citizens and others within the localities. For some odd reason, it seemed that I was destined to work at the Chronicle. In Volume 1, Issue 10, I was on the front page of the newspaper signing banking slips…
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‘Hello’ program looks to help senior citizens in Charles City

By Robb Johnson | September 14, 2018 3:02 pm

A unique program to assist the senior living community will take place in Charles City. Charles City County Parks and Recreation will host a community game day for seniors entitled “Hello” will be available on Oct. 22 at the recreation center. The program is one of only 19 within the United States to be chosen by Penn State University’s College of Medicine to take place. The purpose of the program is to get senior citizens to open up about problems and place them in an atmosphere where they can discuss freely about medical related issues or needs. “We need the…
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New Kent Sheriff’s Office wins VACP award

By Community Member | September 14, 2018 2:28 pm

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge Award for the small divisions’ category (1-50 members). The office was recognized on Sept. 11 at the 93rd VACP annual training conference. The award signifies that New Kent Sheriff’s Office mission on serving and protecting citizens, reducing injuries, fatalities, and overall numbers of traffic crashes. The office also received a special award for outstanding enforcement and education efforts in the areas of occupant protection.

Editorial: Preparation, not panic, will help us as Hurricane Florence approaches

By Andre Jones | September 11, 2018 9:14 am

By the time the printed edition of the Chronicle is released Thursday, Hurricane Florence will be off the east coast. For us in New Kent and Charles City, it’s more important to prepare for the hurricane and not panic. Let’s understand a few things about this upcoming storm; we will be impacted. While those south of us will more than likely take the direct hit, our localities will more than likely see extensive flooding. A few months ago Pocahontas Trail (Route 60) in New Kent was completely flooded from Providence Forge to Lanexa. It was a sight that we didn’t…
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Chickahominy Tribe hosting 67th annual fall festival

By Community Member | September 10, 2018 11:08 am

The Chickahominy Indian Tribe will join Native American friends and visitors from all over the country when they gather for the 67th annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-wow on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, located at 8200 Lott Cary Road, Providence Forge, VA, in Charles City. Grounds will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday with grand entry commencing at 12 p.m., and will re-open on Sunday 11 a.m. with grand entry beginning at 1 p.m. The festival/Pow-Wow will feature Native American dancers, drummers, singers, and cultural demonstrations. United States Armed Forces Veterans will…
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