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

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Editorial: What I want to see happen in Charles City and New Kent in 2019

By Andre Jones | December 25, 2018 11:59 pm

As the year 2018 comes to a close, I want to thank everybody who has supported the Chronicle. Whether it’s through advertising, submissions, being a location where the paper can be picked up or picking up the newspaper itself, thanking you is the least that the staff of the New Kent-Charles City Chronicle can do. As I have written editorials for over the last 18 months or so, I decided that this one should be about self-reflection and the future; but not from my standpoint, but from the views I’d like to see both Charles City and New Kent County…
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Charles City ‘Shop with the Sheriff’

By Robb Johnson | December 22, 2018 11:56 am
Above, Charles City Sheriff Office public relations officer Davon Jones (back) escorts a family down the aisle as part of Charles City’s “Shop with the Sheriff” Friday morning. Ten families were able to experience the joys of Christmas as Charles City deputies and escorted them on a shopping spree at Walmart in Colonial Heights.Robb Johnson photo

CCSO Citizen’s Award

By Community Member | December 21, 2018 11:40 am
Charles City Sheriff Alan Jones Sr. (left) presents Diane Canaday with a Citizens Award. The award is presented to Canaday for her individual and distinguished service in keeping Charles City citizens safe.

Christmas caroling girl scouts

By Community Member | December 20, 2018 9:26 am
New Kent Girl Scout Troop 565 visited Windsormeade assisted living home last week to spread some holiday joy. The troop sang Christmas carols, made gingerbread houses, and baked cookies with the residents.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks New Kent Sheriff’s Office for providing holiday joy to kids

By Community Member | December 20, 2018 9:20 am

During the holidays, it is a good time to remind our citizens how fortunate we are to live and raise our children in New Kent County. It is a time when we need to stop and reflect not only on the joy of the Christmas season, but take time to fully appreciate our amazing New Kent law enforcement officers who unselfishly give their time. Their participation in the recent “Cops who Care” event was just one example of their humility and dedication to our county. The children showered them with hugs and smiles and truly know that they are to…
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Editorial: Little things that help me and subliminally affects others

By Andre Jones | December 19, 2018 9:19 am

When a person encounters me, there are certain things I say or do with them and I do it for a specific reason. These are traits of my personality that help me along my day, but also subliminally helps others, especially the younger generation. I started these because I was coaching, and I continue doing these things to this day because they also help me have a better day and keep my memory fresh but at the same time, teaches lessons to others even though they’re not recognizing it. So, I thought I’d share a few things with you to…
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Chronicle announces holiday hours

By Andre Jones | December 18, 2018 1:19 pm

The Chronicle will operate under the following schedule during the holiday season: The Chronicle will be published on Friday, Dec. 28 for the Christmas holiday. Deadline for all articles, submissions, and advertising is Wednesday, Dec. 26. The Chronicle will be open until 12 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and closed on Christmas Day. The Chronicle will also be published on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 for the New Year’s Day holiday. Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. The office will be open on Dec. 31 under regular operating hours and be closed on Jan. 1, 2019.

New Kent Republican Committee wins award

By Community Member | December 18, 2018 12:27 pm

New Kent County’s Republican Committee was named as the Republican Unit of the year at a luncheon during an annual luncheon hosted by Republican Party of Virginia. The unit was recognized for its efforts in recruitment, activism, and election coordination efforts. On hand to receive the award was New Kent Republican chairman Mark Daniel, and vice-chairs Jerry Benson and Thomas Miller.

Charity in Charles City

By Andre Jones | December 14, 2018 10:26 am
Bicycles flood the office of Charles City Educational Foundation President Jackie Stewart as part of Angel Tree donations. Charles City Social Services, RABA (Richmond Area Bike Association), and other local sponsors, are providing gifts for approximately 100 kids to make their holiday more memorable.Andre' Jones photo

Editorial: True MVPs- Many Volunteering Parents

By Andre Jones | December 12, 2018 10:33 am

While the acronym MVP usually stands for “Most Valuable Player”, I believe a more appropriate usage of those letters should be “Many Volunteering Parents.” Parents (or guardians) are consistent in keeping our youth involved with many activities in Charles City and New Kent County. I can remember my mother taking me to youth baseball practice and at the games, she was the scorebook keeper. There are times where it rained during a game and she had to deal with six or seven rumbustious boys piled in a black van. Those moments stand out because my mother did those things in…
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