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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2021


Jefferson named to Old Dominion University’s Dean’s List

By Community Member | February 26, 2021 10:25 am

Mikaela Jefferson, a 2018 graduate of New Kent High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Old Dominion University for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must be enrolled full-time by taking at least 12 credit hours and accumulate a grade-point average of 3.4 or better.

Editorial: It’s time to end the cycle in Charles City County

By Andre Jones | February 23, 2021 12:40 pm

I’m not about to ruffle feathers with my editorial; I’m about to pluck them. And the thing is that it’s because I am tired of seeing my hometown go through the same, endless cycle. I love Charles City County. I love living here and enjoying it. At the same time, the same issues and discussions come up every single year and have gotten to the point where I am honestly tired of writing about them. The reason why I’m tired of writing about them is because the communication level to get it resolved has yet to come to fruition. I…
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Blue Knights Bench donation

By Community Member | February 19, 2021 5:22 pm

New Kent Lions Club scholarship available

By Community Member | February 18, 2021 4:01 pm

The New Kent Lions Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one graduating student at both Charles City and New Kent High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduated based upon community service, leadership, future goals, extra-curricular activities, and needs. Charles City High School students are eligible for the Earl Scott Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship can be downloaded at New Kent High School Students are eligible for the Mac L. Hodge Scholarship. The scholarship is available at Applications are due by May 7 and may be emailed to or mailed to Mary MacDonald, 772 W….
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Editorial: The three things that living through COVID-19 has taught me

By Robb Johnson | February 16, 2021 5:29 pm

Since COVID-19 started last year, it has taught me that only so many things will benefit myself and the people around me in the future. The first thing I have learned is patience. Patience is key with all of us for the simple fact that we can’t control everything around us. We can only go so fast before we are slowed down by the forces of nature. Life is not guaranteed and we are all on borrowed time. I had to understand that when going through the daily grind. It is okay to step back at times and admire the…
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Arts Alive scholarship now available

By Community Member | February 16, 2021 10:36 am

Arts Alive Inc. is offering scholarships that are eligible to students of New Kent and other surrounding localities. The C. Herbert Brown Jr. Performing Arts Scholarship for seniors planning to major in performing arts in the area of music (instrumental or voice) and performing arts (dance or theater) will be presented to two graduating seniors. The Andy Conklin Visual Arts Scholarship will be presented to a graduating senior who plans to major in studio art, theater/costume design, and stage/set design. Scholarships are worth $1,000 each are due by 5 p.m. on May 3. Scholarship recipients will be eligible for the…
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Charles City High School’s Scholastic Bowl team wins regional championship

By Andre Jones | February 14, 2021 10:32 am

Charles City High School’s Scholastic Bowl team captured the Group 1A Region A championship during virtual competition Saturday afternoon. The team orchestrated a record of 2-1 in the competition, forcing a three-way tie at the top. However, the Panthers accumulated 520 total points to break the deadlock to win the region, edging West Point (500) and Mathews (450). Team members representing Charles City are Delaney Narron, Dakotah Brinkley, Alexis Williams, Walter Dickerson, and Keenan Stewart. Charles City will participate in the Group 1A/1B Super-Regional (also known as the state semifinals) on Wednesday, Feb. 24 against West Point, Galileo Magnet, and…
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Letter to the Editor: Says Charles City is not the place to move to if you want convenience

By Community Member | February 14, 2021 10:26 am

As a Charles City resident, I built my home in 2016 after moving from New Kent County. After moving, the first thing we encountered was no reliable internet and no cable service. Cell phone towers seem to be few as I can only get one or two bars and had many dropped calls. In New Kent, we had good service of all three. Since I didn’t have any school children and retired, I made do by getting everything from two satellites that cost $185 a month. I am resigned to the fact that if I want groceries, drug store prescriptions,…
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Baker’s dozen recognized by James Madison University for Fall 2020 academic achievements

By Community Member | February 12, 2021 11:03 am

Several local students were recognized with several academic honors from James Madison University for the Fall 2020 semester. Julianna Jones of Lanexa, Marisa Turner of New Kent, and Molly Wallace of Quinton, were all named to the President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.9 or higher while taking at least 12 graded credit hours. Other students received Dean’s List recognition from the university for the Fall 2020 semester. Alexis Batkins, Deborah Friend, Hannah Giewont, Caroline Hendrick, and Teresa Hohman, all from Quinton, Jada…
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Chamberlain earns Dean’s List recognition at Virginia State University

By Community Member | February 11, 2021 8:05 pm

Fende’ Chamberlain, a 2012 graduate of Charles City High School, has been named to the Dean’s List at Virginia State University for the Fall 2020 semester. She was also inducted into the Honors program for the 2021 Spring semester. In order to be recognized for the honor, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 semester hours of classes.

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