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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 20, 2017


Stocking up the pantry

By Community Member | November 19, 2017 1:13 pm
Charles City High School’s PTA sponsored a canned food drive with students as part of a benefit to stock Charles City Social Services Food Pantry. Approximately 318 food items were solicited by high school students, teachers, and parents to donate. Pictured are (l to r) Pam Ghee, LaToya Davis, LaTonya Williams, Charles City Social Services Director Byron Adkins, Joy Harris, and Charles City High School Principal Marcus Petty.

A report from Honduras

By Community Member | November 17, 2017 1:39 pm
New Kent’s Rotary Club had two guest speakers that encountered different experiences in Honduras at its Nov. 10 meeting. At left, Honduras native Nury Janania talks about the organization has helped its people with healthcare, while at right, Prince George Rotary president Michael Moore talks about his hands-on experience assisting with the people of Honduras.

‘Turkey Trot’ at Charles City Elementary School

By Andre Jones | November 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Preschoolers and kindergartners emerge from the nature trail as part of Charles City Elementary School’s second annual “Turkey Trot” on Nov. 17. The event serves as a fundraiser for the school’s PTA, while also promoting physical fitness and school spirit over the holiday season.Andre' Jones photo

Quin Rivers seek board representatives

By Community Member | November 16, 2017 5:41 pm

Quin Rivers Community Action Agency, that serves Charles City and New Kent, is currently looking for representatives as part of expansion to their board of directors. Citizens will have the opportunity to represent low-income households. The representative does not need to be low-income himself or herself, but must be democratically nominated and elected by low-income individuals in the Quinton Service area. If you are interested or wish to have additional information, contact Cassidy Moore at 966-8766 or

Contributing to ‘Socktober’

By Community Member | November 16, 2017 5:35 pm
First grade students at George Watkins Elementary School collected 452 pairs of socks to donate to the homeless as part of “Socktober.” The event is a yearly, with students receiving donations from relatives and friends to easily surpass their goal of 110 pairs.

New Kent University’s Class of 2017

By Andre Jones | November 15, 2017 8:56 pm
Members of the 11th graduating class of New Kent University gathered for a reception prior to New Kent’s Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 15. Approximately 24 citizens participated in the 10-week course that allowed attendees to understand the inner workings of the local government. This year’s graduates are Gary Agustine, Myrna Augustine, Deborah Briggs, Kimberly DiLandro, Kenny Eades, Tom Ficklin, Linda Ficklin, Esther Foster, Steve Humphrey, Yvonne Jones, Karen Keena, Derek Kestner, Sirena Kestner, Joanne Kulick, Mark Kulick, Jeni LeLeux, David Maloney, Eileen Maloney, Lelia McKee, Marisa Padin, Roy Padin, Joe Ramon, Lester Stano, and Christy Thomas.Andre' Jones photo

NKFR Honor Guard

By Andre Jones | November 15, 2017 8:40 pm
New Kent Fire and Rescue presented the organization’s first honor guard during the presentation of colors at the county’s board of supervisors Nov. 15 meeting. The group represents a tradition that is carried by several fire and rescue departments that present the colors at events, funerals, and other community functions. Members of the honor guard are Chip Amen, Ryan Shelton, Michael Ervin, Cody VanLelivead, and Ron Harrington (not pictured).Andre' Jones photo

NKCDC announces contest winners

By Community Member | November 15, 2017 3:01 pm

New Kent’s Community Development Corporation (NKCDC), through a partnership with New Kent Parks and Recreation, has announced the winners of the summer camp poster and essay contests. Essay contest winners are Olivia Carey (1st place), Victoria Carey (2nd place), and Kyle Gibson (3rd place). Poster contest winners are Morgan Miller (1st Place), Zoe Doucet (2nd place), and Beau Morgheim (3rd place). The contests allowed participants to artistically express their knowledge and understanding of financial literacy and future goals. The essay topic focused on how to manage money while poster contest entries revolved around designs for career inspirations. NKCDC, a non-profit…
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Turner receives VRPS service award

By Community Member | November 15, 2017 1:43 pm

New Kent County Parks and Recreation Director Kim Turner is the recipient of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s (VRPS) Distinguished Service Award. The ward is presented and judged by a jury of peers who work in the parks and recreation field. Turner received the recognition for her work and contributions to the community. Peers offered her high praise, mentioning her collaboration with school systems, local churches, and senior adult groups. “Receiving the VRPS Distinguished Service Award is representative of individual leadership, professional pride, and a passion for the parks and recreation field,” Turner said in a press release. “This…
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Charles City Public Schools First Quarter Honor Rolls 2017-18

By Community Member | November 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Charles City Elementary School Grade 3- All A’s: Kylea Forney. A/B Honor Roll: Chloe Adams, Dylan Bowman, Shianne Bowman, Faith Davenport, Charlie Fetter, Jaxon Foreman, Alivia Justice, Sha’Ryan Paige, Emily Peterson, Jacari Reed, Makaila Smith, Joseph Wall, DeLeila Wallace. Grade 4- A/B Honor Roll: Nina Cannada, Melody Harris, Jaylen Hayes, Karley Jasper. Grade 5- All A’s: Nyhakiyah Cotman, Shivawn Harris. A/B Honor Roll: Terrell Crawley, Desarae Greene, Cash Jones, Va’Nyah Otey, Curtis Sheridan, London Williams. Grade 6- All A’s: Elijah Adkins, Landon Adkins, Taylor Bey, Kaylen Cotman, Lucas Johnson. A/B Honor Roll: Raychel Babb, Amilliyon Berkley, Nyla Brown, Brody Bulheller,…
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