New Kent Department of Social Services employee Nancy St. John Goodman is the recipient of the 2017 Helen J. Napps Award for Excellence by the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (VCPEA). The award recognizes professional excellence by individuals who work in the area of elder abuse prevention and elder abuse protection. Goodman was nominated for this award by her supervisor and co-workers at New Kent Department of Social Service. All nominees for the Helen J. Napps Award must have made substantial contributions to the prevention of and/or response to the neglect, abuse, and exploitation of older Virginians….
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Roads in eastern Charles City will experience delays during the early morning hours on July 8 due to a triathlon. The Rev3 triathlon will begin in James City County and enter Charles City. Traffic is expected to be impacted between 5 a.m.-11 a.m. The race will take place on Route 5 (John Tyler Memorial Highway), with part of the event also happening on the Virginia Capital Trail. The event, which takes place over two days, expects no impact to travel on Sunday.
Heritage Public Library is conducting a survey pertaining to the proposed new library in Charles City. Questions on the survey center around hours of operation, programs, and other preferences. The survey is available on the library’s website at www.heritagepubliclibrary.org. The paper format of the survey can be picked up from either the New Kent or Charles City branch. Surveys are available until September. The new library facility in Charles City has a completion date sometime in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Casey Fleming, a Providence Forge resident, completed required to graduate from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Fleming took part in the school’s 147th commencement ceremony on May 20 where more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees were presented. Fleming earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting economics and business administration.
Allen Jones, a 2017 graduate of New Kent High School, was named as Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma’s Youth Service Award winner. Jones received a $100 monetary gift after being recognized for his volunteer services at his church, local thrift store, and local daycare center. He also displayed qualities of leadership, communication, and mentoring skills while assisting elementary school students in math.
Bottom of the Bridge LaSertoma has announced the awarding of two scholarships to recent graduates of New Kent High School. Haley Ashford and Kevin Doran were each awarded $2,000 from the organization during a recent recognition ceremony. Ashford was also the recipient of an additional $1,000 from LaSertoma International. She will enroll in Randolph College in Lynchburg and intends to major in marketing and museum programs. Doran will be attending George Mason University this fall and will pursue his studies in computer science.