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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 25, 2018

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Chickahominy Tribe hosting 67th annual fall festival

By Community Member | September 10, 2018 11:08 am

The Chickahominy Indian Tribe will join Native American friends and visitors from all over the country when they gather for the 67th annual Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow-wow on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 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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Charles City County Fair 2018

By Andre Jones | September 8, 2018 6:51 pm
A spinning tub (above, left) and a fast-moving swing ride (above, right) were among the attractions held at Charles City’s County Fair Saturday morning at the high school complex. Weather held off long enough for citizens, visitors, and other guests to experience rides, exhibits, and stage show entertainment. Below, Louise Hudgins rendition of applesauce cake was named the best of Charles City. At bottom, face-painting allows for one young fair visitor to become a superhero for the day.Andre' Jones photos

Editorial: Our basic needs are food, water, shelter, clothing… and the Internet?

By Andre Jones | September 4, 2018 9:55 pm

When we are born, we are taught that there are a few things that are necessities in life for adequate survival in life; food, water, clothing, and shelter. But now, what about the Internet? Do we really need the Internet for survival? The answer is probably no, but to most people it has transformed from a want to a convenience to a necessity. I’ll give you a personal experience of mine to make you think about my statement. This past week (Aug. 30 to be exact) during the thunderstorms, my electricity blank and the router of my Verizon Internet went…
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NK Rotary donates to Heritage Public Library

By Community Member | September 4, 2018 3:55 pm
New Kent Rotary President Jo Drain (right) presents a check to Heritage Public Library Director Chandra McPherson (left) at the club’s Aug. 17 meeting. The donation will assist the library’s special needs reading program.

Book bag contest winners

By Community Member | September 1, 2018 4:29 pm
Alex and Max Burmeister were the winners of Shear Stylin’s 2018 book bag contest. The duo received nearly $300 in school supplies to assist them throughout the year.

First VACO Achievement Award

By Andre Jones | August 28, 2018 9:02 pm
Virginia Association of Counties (VACO) representative Phyllis Errico (second from left) presents Charles City County its first VACO Achievement Award at Tuesday night’s meeting of the county’s board of supervisors. The county received the plaque as the result of its LOVE sign that was created by students at Charles City Elementary School. Judges praised the sign for its involvement with the county’s youngest citizens as it is the only one in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be designed and completed by elementary school students. Accepting the award on behalf of the county are (l to r) Charles City Board of Supervisor chairman and District 1 representative Gilbert Smith, Charles City County administrator Michelle Johnson, and Charles City Elementary School art teacher Elysa Harris.Andre' Jones photo

Editorial: Staying safe on the roads as students head back to school

By Andre Jones | August 28, 2018 1:50 pm

Students are returning to school next week. That means this message is for those operating motor vehicles during those time frames; drive safely and carefully. Driving safely should be a precedent for all motorists, but especially during the back-to-school season. Precaution and pre-planning will make differences as the next nine months will see congestion and delays. Schools offer the option to transport students with buses and drivers are trained to operate a vehicle that can hold up to 70 children. Those drivers must also monitor those children in the process while maneuvering the vehicle. If you’re behind a school bus,…
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Third annual New Kent Unity Walk

By Robb Johnson | August 26, 2018 11:53 am
Law enforcement officers, emergency response workers, citizens, and other guests came together Saturday morning as part of the third annual New Kent Unity Walk. People walked from New Kent Historic School to the courthouse, convening in conversations of living together in cohesiveness and sending a message to bring each other together as a nation.Robb Johnson photo

School supply donations

By Community Member | August 23, 2018 10:59 pm
C&F Bank made donations to three local schools as part of its “Focused on You” campaign. Contributions from a school supply drive in early July resulted in supplies being donated to Charles City Elementary School (above), George Watkins Elementary School (below), and New Kent Elementary School (bottom).

Hennaman addresses New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | August 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Habitat for Humanity Director of Community Relations Mark Hennaman was the guest speaker at New Kent Rotary’s Aug. 17 meeting. The director spoke about the history of the organization and services it provides communities.
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