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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 8, 2019

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Stewardship award

By Community Member | December 6, 2019 11:12 pm
Charles City resident Amy Hicks (center) is the recipient of the sixth annual Carl G. Luebben Soil Health and Water Quality Award for contributions to conservation in Virginia. Hicks operates Amy’s Garden, a cut flower and organic produce operation in the county. The award is presented based on outstanding management practices and commitments to regenerating soils, generous spirit, and community service. Flanking Hicks is Dan Leubben, son of the late Carl Luebben, and VCE Community Viability and Food Specialist Eric Bendfeldt.

Scott graduates Aviation school

By Community Member | December 6, 2019 11:04 pm
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Private First Class Levi Scott of Charles City graduated from the 1/222 U.S. Army Aviation Training Brigade in Ft. Eustis on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Scott was recognized as a Distinguished Honor Graduate in his class, receiving awards at the company, battalion, and brigade levels for outstanding academics, physical performances, and leadership. He will also receive an Army Achievement Award for his outstanding overall performance. Scott is now a member of the Virginia Army National Guard with the 224th Aviation Battalion and is currently employed by Automated Precision Instruments in Newport News as an application engineer.

Christmas card contest winners

By Community Member | December 5, 2019 8:01 pm
Brianna Kelley (center) was the grand prize winner of the first annual Charles City Parks and Recreation Christmas Card Contest. In collaboration with Charles City Elementary School’s art classes, 143 participants partook in the event. Flanking Kelley are honorable mention winners MaKayla Trull (left) and Amory Baynes (right).

Holiday affair at Charles City Regional Health Services

By Robb Johnson | December 4, 2019 9:40 am
Kristy Lash and her sons, Brantley, Timothy, and Kody Nuckols were able to grab a picture with Santa Clause and one of his elves at a holiday event hosted by Charles City Regional Health Services on Tuesday night. The event was opened to the public and allowed kids ages 5-13 to meet with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas as well as take photos with him.Robb Johnson photo

Editorial: Knowing your self-worth as an individual

By Andre Jones | December 4, 2019 3:15 am

It’s an important factor that you should know your self-worth, especially in today’s time. The role you play in society is important as what you do will have an impact on others. But the one thing you must do as a person who lives day-by-day is have a self-appreciation of who you are. This editorial came about as a series of thoughts and observations that I have had in the past few weeks. As we continue to move on with our lives, we all strive to do the best things we can. We want affect lives positively. But unfortunately, there…
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Grants for New Kent schools

By Robb Johnson | December 3, 2019 6:27 am
New Kent County Public Schools were the recipients of grants in the total amount of $16,503.78 at Monday night’s regular school board meeting. The grants, presented by New Kent’s Educational Foundation, will be used to assist with purchasing instructional material for teachers to use in the classroom. Pictured are (l to r) school board chairwoman Sarah Grier Barber, superintendent of schools Brian Nichols, director of technology and instruction Ross Miller, and New Kent Educational Foundation representative Mary O’Leary.Robb Johnson photo

Countdown to Christmas

By Robb Johnson | December 2, 2019 8:40 am
Above, young carolers bellow out holiday songs as part of New Kent’s Grand Illumination held Sunday afternoon in the courthouse complex. The event kicks off the Christmas season with entertainment, vendors, and games for all.Robb Johnson photos

10th Annual Forge Foundation Thanksgiving Feast

By Andre Jones | November 28, 2019 12:58 pm
The Forge Foundation opened it doors as volunteers served guests during the 10th Annual Forge Foundation Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 28. More than 10,000 meals have been served over the decade long dinner event that is organized through donations, volunteers, and good will to feed families from the New Kent community and adjacent localities.Andre' Jones photo

Editorial- Thanksgiving: The most overlooked holiday but yet probably the most important one

By Andre Jones | November 26, 2019 1:19 am

Let’s be honest for a moment. Thanksgiving is an often-overlooked holiday. After Halloween has passed by and all the candy in the stores go on sale Nov. 1, most people turn their attention to the Christmas season. In fact, Black Friday is probably more on the radar than Thanksgiving. But I am going to deduce a theory that a few people may have thought of but probably never could put the dots together; Thanksgiving is probably the most holiday we have to date. With all due respect to the Fourth of July’s and the New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving is that…
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New Kent robotics team builds confidence, connections to life

By Robb Johnson | November 25, 2019 11:36 pm
New Kent's robotics team gears up for its first competition on Dec. 14 in Newport News.Robb Johnson photos

The field of robotics is a trend that has grown so exponentially that the Virginia High School League is considering making it a formal competition. In New Kent, one man is looking to put those kids interested in the field on the right path to be successful before they enter the upper grades. Randy Hintz is the head coach of a New Kent-based robotics team. Hintz currently has 11 kids on the team, including son Michael. Hintz relocated to New Kent seven years ago from Mechanicsville. While in his former home, he was involved with First Tech Challenge Robotics, a…
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