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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 23, 2019


CCES jumps ropes to record amount

By Community Member | March 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Charles City Elementary School students raised over $6,200 as part of the annual “Jump Rope for Heart” event on Feb. 15. The donation is the most the school has ever raised and will present to the American Heart Association to help with research to assist kids with heart problems. Rewards for the students included dressing up principal Edward Van Dyke as a ballerina and physical education teacher being duct taped to a wall and slimed.

Editorial: Charles City County isn’t just a story; it’s a family

By Andre Jones | March 19, 2019 5:05 pm

As a reminder, the views expressed in this editorial is solely of me, Andre’ Jones, and not a reflection on how the staff at the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle feels. As a reporter, there are instances where you have to step out of the role and become an observer. When a person does write, it is supposed to be done unbiasedly, with a fair viewpoint from all parties. I have a firm understanding with several years of experience that there will all be articles that people may not agree with, but there is a certain respect that should be done…
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Success at science symposium

By Community Member | March 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Chesapeake Bay Governor School and New Kent students (at left) Matthew Wiechman and Taylor Yates were among winners at the 16th Annual Science Symposium at Virginica Commonwealth University on March 2. Wiechman won an exemplary award for his research entitled “Comparison of Thermal Properties of Different Roof Materials”, and Yates earned honors with her project entitled “Sunscreen Efficacy by Chemical Composition and its Effect on Aquatic Life.”

Arts Alive offering several scholarships

By Community Member | March 14, 2019 11:10 pm

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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NKHS ‘Moment to Shine’ prom promotes love for all students

By Andre Jones | March 12, 2019 9:08 pm
Brinley Samuels (center) smiles glows bright as mother Michelle (left) and father Wayne (right) poses for a picture at the “Moment to Shine” prom Monday afternoon.Robb Johnson photo

In today’s world, negativity and judgment often blinds the heart and makes us forget that we are all human beings. Members of New Kent High School’s Renaissance Leadership Club made sure that an event for exceptional education students received the love they deserved for being true heroes that they are. Approximately 30 special needs students from New Kent, Middlesex, and King William received a fabulous prom Monday afternoon. The prom was part of the leadership club’s initiative to work together to make the school environment a welcoming and positive place for all students and faculty. “Our goal was to have…
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New Kent Junior Women’s Club offering scholarships

By Community Member | March 12, 2019 8:11 pm

New Kent Junior Women’s club is awarding two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a graduating senior from New Kent High School or home-schooled in New Kent. Applicants are asked to submit all community service and extra-curricular activities as part of their submission by the May 10 deadline. Applications are available in New Kent High School’s guidance office or by contacting Debbie Richards at

Editorial: Don’t play the blame game if something doesn’t happen

By Andre Jones | March 12, 2019 8:01 pm

I had an interesting conversation this week with one of my friends about the current generation of children. Unfortunately, I have not been blessed to be a parent as of now, but as conversed with my friend, it’s clear that this generation of offspring is different from when we grew up. What I want people to know is that I am not criticizing anybody’s parenting skills at all. As parents, raise your kids the right way. Raise them to love and cherish others. The point that my friend and I specifically discussed revolved around children participating in activities. We specifically…
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New Kent Woman’s Club offering $1,000 scholarship

By Community Member | March 8, 2019 12:30 pm

New Kent Woman’s Club will be offering a scholarship to a graduating senior. The $1,000 scholarship is available to a senior girl of New Kent High School who will graduate as a member of the class of 2019. Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office at the high school and are due by Apr. 12.

Letter to the Editor: Disproves of using convention to select Republican nomination

By Community Member | March 8, 2019 12:20 pm

I was upset when I found out they were choosing the Republican nominee for delegate in the 97th District by convention. This method effectively disenfranchises the elderly and the disabled, many of whom are veterans that fought for our freedom. My displeasure turned to outrage when I found out that one of the candidates possibly had voting authority to force the convention over a primary. If that is not a conflict of interest, no such thing exists. The convention process strips the residents of the district of their voice. Del. Chris Peace has been a strong conservative. His record on…
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Editorial: Sending out a thank you for the continuing support

By Andre Jones | March 6, 2019 12:16 pm

This isn’t going to be a long editorial, but I just wanted to reiterate by telling each one of our readers thank you for the continuous support on behalf of our staff. Personally, I want to thank those who have expressed gratitude and appreciation for the articles I have written. I continuously want to put out a product that is informative to all citizens and provide the best information for New Kent and Charles City. I don’t seek the praise, but I am honored to be supporting communities that has supported me for several years and for years to come.

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