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

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Letter to the Editor: Chris Peace deserves to be reelected

By Community Member | March 5, 2019 10:06 pm

As a resident of the 97th House of Delegates District, I feel compelled to speak up about the current Republican nomination process. Knowing our Delegate Chris Peace since the 2007 election, I can tell you that he has always been a strong, conservative voice for the people of New Kent, King William, and Hanover. Delegate Peace has many legislative accomplishments which further reflect a faithful, public servant who works diligently to get the job done. He stepped up as a leader when New Kent needed to be reopen and when Route 60 needed repaving. When our community was told by…
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Editorial: Cherish your time here on Earth

By Robb Johnson | March 5, 2019 9:48 pm

It is important to love your family and most importantly, yourself. We live in a 24-7 news cycle, where everything is so high tech. We barely have time to take heads out of our phones because of the latest email that needs to be answered. Text messaging is a constant thing in our everyday lives. This is all very understandable. However, take some time out with the family members and just put the phones away. There was a time when cell phones didn’t exist and everybody in the family would sit around, talk, and share stories. Some call this “the…
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Letter to the Editor: Let’s use common sense, both near and afar

By Community Member | March 4, 2019 9:25 pm

In a recent editorial of the Chronicle, Andre’ Jones stated, “Be smart and use common sense by locking the doors to your house, shed, garage, and cars to prevent theft.” He concluded that it was better to be proactive and prevent a situation than to suffer the consequences. This same advice can be extended to our southern border with Mexico. It is only common sense to have an effective barrier with several designated entry points where border officials can control who and what is coming into our country. This is the proactive and smart way to keep unwanted criminals, gang…
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Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma offering $2,500 scholarship

By Community Member | March 4, 2019 9:11 pm

The Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma is pleased to announce that the organization will be offering a $2,500 scholarship grant to a New Kent High School senior pursuing a college education. To be eligible for the Scholarship Grant Award, a high school senior can apply for the scholarship grant. The scholarship is based on financial/special needs, transcript of grades, future education, and community work/leadership. The student selected will compete for an additional $1,000 scholarship grant through LaSertoma International. The deadline date for receipt of scholarship applications is May 3. Applications for the scholarship grant are available at the New Kent…
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First art gallery exhibition

By Community Member | March 4, 2019 9:07 pm
Dave Randolph Jr., a self-taught artist and Class of 2018 graduate of Charles City High School, was chosen to display his artwork at the Glave Kocen Gallery exhibition in Richmond on March 1. Randolph’s artwork was chosen from 200 applicants and his work will be on display during the entire month of March at the gallery.

Opera at Charles City Elementary School

By Andre Jones | March 1, 2019 11:04 am
Charles City Elementary students gather for an opera performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk” presented by the Virginia Opera Friday morning. Through sponsorships provided by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and Charles City Cultural Alliance, the program brings live performances to schools to expose students to a variety of fine arts that include music, art décor, acting, and storytelling.Andre' Jones photo

CCES takes part in ‘Virginia Reads One Book’

By Andre Jones | March 1, 2019 10:58 am
Fourth grade students at Charles City Elementary School read “Playground Millionaire” by Cleo Edison Oliver to media specialist Beth Buttner as part of the Virginia Reads One Book program Friday morning. Approximately 350 books were purchased through a donation by the Charles City Educational Foundation to provide each student in a school a book to promote the importance and fundamentals of reading.Andre' Jones photo

Loveland named to Dean’s List at Washington University

By Community Member | February 28, 2019 7:53 am

Callie Loveland, a Providence Forge resident, was named to the Dean’s List at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for the Fall 2018 semester. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher while taking at least 14 graded units.

Donation to Proclaiming Grace Outreach Food Pantry

By Community Member | February 28, 2019 7:51 am
Melanie Rapp Beale (center) of Dominion Energy presents a monetary donation of $5,000 on behalf of the company to the Proclaiming Grace Outreach Food Pantry. The proceeds will be used to stock shelves to assist with feeding those in need. Also pictured are (l to r) John Davis, Laura Ecimovic, John Akers, and Joanne Wilkerson.

Editorial: Charles City- Catching up after decades of being behind

By Andre Jones | February 26, 2019 5:51 pm

The best way to summarize Charles City’s Board of Supervisors and Charles City’s School Board joint work session on Feb. 20; trying to play catch up when we’re way behind. As I sat and observed dialogue between both boards, it was clear that a passionate and heated debate would be happening soon. Both boards have had disagreements in the past and their Feb. 20 gathering was no exception. Both boards had the right to speak their pieces, but it all stems from the county being behind in nearly every aspect. For a county that is 400 years old, Charles City…
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