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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 27, 2018

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CCES Fine Arts night

By Robb Johnson | May 11, 2018 1:08 pm
Above, student drawings of Charles City Elementary School’s mascot tiger along with other items learned inside the classroom are presented as part of Fine Arts Night held May 10. Student presentations were displayed around the school using a variety of platforms and styles. Below, a potter crafts a jar using a wheel and clay as part of a hands-on demonstration.Robb Johnson photos

Kelly earns degree from Bethel University

By Community Member | May 11, 2018 11:57 am

Chad Carter Kelly, a Lanexa resident, graduated from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, on May 5. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the university. Kelly also earned Dean’s List accolades for the Spring 2018 semester.

Editorial: Take advantage and speak up at town halls and meetings

By Andre Jones | May 9, 2018 3:03 pm

As Spring approaches, budget season and other meetings are in full swing. But for most people, they tend to lean more to being reactive than proactive. In the last few weeks, the buzz of town halls, budgets, and upcoming meetings. Usually, these meetings have low attendance. But with the uptick and concern raised by citizens, county and government leaders are making adjustments to their schedule in order to address these concerns. Let’s give credit where it’s due to the county leaders on this issue. In New Kent, concern about a possible casino and the reopening of Colonial Downs led District…
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Charles City Crime Stoppers poster winner

By Community Member | May 7, 2018 10:23 am
Dave Randolph (second from left) is Charles City High School’s winner of the annual Crime Stoppers poster contest. His design was chosen among several participants and will be entered into the state level. Dave also received a $500 award for his drawing. Accompanying the winner is (l to r) Crime Stoppers representative Mark Phaup, Charles City Sheriff Alan Jones Sr., and Charles City High School art teacher Lauren Wood.

Clopton Memorial Scholarships

By Community Member | May 6, 2018 4:46 pm
St. Peter’s Parish Church in New Kent awarded three one-year scholarships to New Kent residents as part of the Louise Miller Clopton and William Boyd Clopton Memorial Scholarships. Valued at $1,000 apiece, the awards are given to students who demonstrate strong moral character, religious involvement, community service, motivation, and academic success. Recipients of the scholarships are (l to r) Bryanna Seay, Catherine Peterson, and Cameron Fazio.

Introduction to Green vs. School Board of New Kent case

By Community Member | May 6, 2018 4:41 pm
A panel of historians were on-hand to provide an introduction to the “Green vs. County of New Kent School Board” landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case Saturday afternoon at George Watkins Elementary School. Moderated by Dr. Jody Allen and Dr. Brian Daugherity, the program provided an overview of the importance of the case. Also taking place was a musical performance by New Kent Stagehands to give the younger generation a glimpse of the case.

Tenth annual ‘A Taste of New Kent’

By Andre Jones | May 5, 2018 2:16 pm
Guests sample wines from a selection offered by Saude’ Creek Vineyards during the tenth anniversary of “A Taste of New Kent” held Saturday afternoon. Sponsored by New Kent’s Chamber of Commerce, the event serves as an annual fundraiser to provide scholarships for graduating seniors. In celebration of the anniversary, the event took place for the first time in the Maidstone Development, with more than 1,000 attendees throughout the day.Andre' Jones photo

Girl Scouts derby racing

By Community Member | May 5, 2018 2:01 pm
Girls scouts from New Kent and Charles City came together and held its first annual derby car race on Apr. 21. Approximately 53 girls from grades kindergarten to 11th raced pinewood cars down a track. Pictured are winners in each group category of the competition.

New Kent High School LiveSmart 2018

By Robb Johnson | May 4, 2018 1:10 pm
Above, simulating impaired driving was one of the many activities that took place at the fifth annual LiveSmart event at New Kent High School on May 3. Sponsored by the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP), the program provided a number of resources for students to find alternatives and positive outlets to avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. Below, students take a yoga class to relieve some stress from the classroom while at bottom, mannequins receive chest compressions as part of a CPR instruction course.Robb Johnson photos

Editorial: The balance of living in our area and business in our area

By Andre Jones | May 2, 2018 9:31 am

Charles City and New Kent has been the home for many people for years and years. As more people continue to relocate to the area, one of the intriguing thoughts is why do citizens relocate to the area or live in these places in the first place? Some citizens prefer to live in a quieter area while others look to avoid the hassle of big city life. But with recent rumblings of more industry either coming to the area or making a return, citizens have been vocal on the issue via social media. In New Kent, a town hall with…
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