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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 21, 2017

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Charles City, New Kent part of FeedMore’s service area to receive $100,000 donation

By Community Member | August 29, 2017 2:50 pm

FeedMore, a local food bank that includes Charles City and New Kent, has received a $100,000 donation from BJ’s Wholesale Club. FeedMore’s programs work with more than 300 partner agencies, serving 52,000 meals per day. Charles City and New Kent are two of 34 counties and cities in Central Virginia that will receive a portion of the donation. The donation will be used to increase the capacity to distribute perishable food, purchase storage equipment to keep food cold including refrigerators and freezers, and purchase a refrigerated truck to transport perishable food more safely.

NK Rotary speaker

By Community Member | August 29, 2017 8:44 am
Larry Reynolds was the guest presenter at New Kent Rotary Club’s Aug. 4 meeting. He spoke about volunteering for Dog Rescue Transport.

Celebs serve for a cause

By Andre Jones | August 26, 2017 1:45 pm
New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory (left) takes an order down as a celebrity waiter during the Bridges of Change fundraiser on Aug. 26. In conjunction with Colonial Kitchen, the event used a number of local celebrities from New Kent, Charles City, and Richmond to host, serve, and wait on customers. A portion of the proceeds and tips raised from the event will go to the construction of the Bridges of Change Domestic Violence Shelter to assist and provide a safe haven for victims of abuse.Andre' Jones photo

Steps toward unity highlight second annual New Kent Unity Walk

By Robb Johnson | August 26, 2017 1:34 pm
Citizens, law enforcement officers, and elected officials make strides both physically and figuratively during the second annual “New Kent Unity Walk” on Aug. 26.Andre' Jones photo

The definition of the word unity is the state of being united or joined as a whole. That is what citizens from New Kent, Charles City, and surrounding communities did during the second annual New Kent Unity Walk on Aug. 26. The purpose for this special event was to not only celebrate the coming together of people despite their race or background, but to show a conservative effort to unite against the central issues that have plagued the country that are now coming to the forefront. “We must put the past behind us and strive for love and forgiveness,” said…
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Weisskohl named new nurse practitioner for CCRHS

By Community Member | August 24, 2017 9:49 am

Jack Weisskohl has been hired as the newest family nurse practitioner for Charles City Regional Health Services (CCRHS). Weisskohl holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and received his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Virginia Council of Nurse Pracittioners. “I’m excited to join the staff at CCRHS and to serve such a wonderful community,” Weisskohl said in a press release. Weisskohl will offer a full range of primary medical services that include sick visits,…
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Chickahominy Tribe to host 66th annual festival

By Community Member | August 21, 2017 3:32 pm

The Chickahominy Indian Tribe will join Native American friends and visitors from all over the country when they gather for the 66th annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-wow on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 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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New Kent County Fair 2017

By Andre Jones | August 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Seven-year old New Kent princess Haliah Douglas interacts with goats at the petting zoo exhibit during the New Kent County Fair on Aug. 12 at the high school. Despite on and off weather, residents and visitors were able to check out exhibits, shows, and a number of attractions during the three-day event.Andre' Jones photos

Tracy Bryan accumulated 290 points to claim the top spot in the adult division for this year’s sweepstakes at New Kent’s County Fair. Last year’s winner Martha Martin rung in 128 points, good enough to take second place in the competition. Marilyn DeHart scored 117 points to round out the top three. In the youth competition, Justine Eckert scored 102 points to be named as the winner of the division. Carly Turner put together a 54-point performance to finish in second place, while Lucy Vick’s 28 points was good enough to earn her the bronze. Other results: Adults- 4. Margaret…
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Loveland awarded Ervin scholarship from Washington University

By Community Member | August 11, 2017 4:22 pm

A 2017 graduate of New Kent High School is the recipient of the Ervin Scholar scholarship from Washington University located in St. Louis, Missouri. Callista Loveland of Providence Forge is one of 35 recipients of the award that is presented to first-year students at the university. The scholarship is presented to students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual and leadership achievements, as well as showing a commitment to community service to bring diverse people together. The scholarship is upwards to $50,650 and is renewable for up to four years during undergraduate studies.

Servings for scholarships

By Community Member | July 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Charles City’s Ruritan Club furnished meals during the Rev3Triathlon on July 9 to participants. Funds raised from the meals are used to support the organization’s annual scholarship fund.

CIED presentation to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | July 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Joanne Howard of the Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division gave a presentation to New Kent’s Rotary Club on July 21. Howard spoke about her childhood experiences and the activities taking place at the Chickahominy Cultural Tribal Center.
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