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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 24, 2020

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Editorial: Don’t let what’s going on in the world be the cause of mental health issues

By Robb Johnson | October 27, 2020 11:46 pm

Where is your mental health right now and how are you dealing with this nutty world? We are living in such times of turmoil and there is no promise of tomorrow. Things look sad when you watch the news and check social media feeds. I am here to tell you that everything will be okay. Everything happening now has happened before. We are conditioned to think that things now are new and being seen for the first time. We must remember that we have so much history. It helps just to take that resource and do some research and make…
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Letter to the Editor: Supports Rob Wittman for Congress

By Community Member | October 21, 2020 1:48 am

New Kent is blessed to be represented by one of America’s finest Congressmen, Rob Wittman. Rob is not only knowledgeable and committed to honest government, he is also readily accessible to his constituents in the 1st Congressional District. Rob is being challenged by Qasim Rashid, a Democrat from Northern Virginia. In a recent tweet, Rashed claimed that on the subject of pro-life “Only in America can pro-life mean being pro-bombing civilians in eight countries, pro-torture, being pro-concentration camps for babies, and being pro-starving 18.4 million Yemenis to death—but screaming in unholy outrage if a teen rape victim seeks an abortion.”…
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Grants to provide additional services from Heritage Public Library

By Community Member | October 21, 2020 1:15 am

Heritage Public Library will offer additional electronic resources for students and Wi-Fi access. Through CARES funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Library of Virginia, Heritage Public Library will add three online instruction resources and a new Wi-Fi location for free, high speed internet. TumbleBooks, TeenBookCloud, and Brianfuse are being added to the ‘e-library’ for students to access. Those services will allow online tutoring and other educational material. The community WiFi access location provided by the library will be at Cornerstone Thrift, 8921 Pocahonas Trail, Providence Forge. Access to the Wi-Fi will be accessible 24-7….
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Editorial: Friendship can still exist, even when you’re doing a job

By Andre Jones | October 20, 2020 12:18 am

One of the things that we as people have to do from time to time is separate our friendship from our careers. While those friendships will develop and continue to be tested over time, a true friendship can be understood when there is a job that may force them to make tough choices. Such was the case with former Charles City Sheriff Javier Smith, who passed away this past week. Javier was one of the first people I got to spend time with when I came on with the Chronicle. While I knew him before, just sitting down with him…
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Little Free Library at Pine Fork Park

By Community Member | October 16, 2020 1:23 pm

New Kent Rotary Club hosting coloring contest for World Polio Day

By Community Member | October 14, 2020 12:39 am

New Kent’s Rotary Club will be sponsoring a coloring contest for children to honor World Polio Day. In a partnership with Heritage Public Library, children can pick up three coloring sheets to enter a contest to win various prizes. The artwork will be displayed as part of New Kent Rotary Club’s mission to raise awareness of the childhood crippling disease. Sheets must be turned in by Oct. 24 and are available at Heritage Public Library. The winner will be announced on Oct. 30.

Order up for Bridging Communities

By Community Member | October 9, 2020 4:45 pm

Editorial: Consider others in need as the holiday season approaches

By Robb Johnson | October 9, 2020 4:32 pm

The holidays are right around the corner and this year, more than ever, is the time to give back. The world has always been a scary place. This year in particular, the pandemic has shown many people what it is like to struggle for the first time in their lives. Imagine being a parent and not being able to provide food during thanksgiving or give a Christmas present to your child. It is quite easy for some of us to say it’s okay, that it’s “only one day.” For this holiday season, if you have anything to give, please donate…
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Charles City ‘National Night Out’

By Robb Johnson | October 7, 2020 12:55 am

New Kent Sheriff’s Office participating in ‘Operation Crash Reduction’

By Community Member | October 2, 2020 12:46 am

New Kent Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of Operation Crash Reduction. From Oct. 9-12, the regional effort is being emphasized to express the importance of safety during the holiday weekends and the importance of seat belt use and other safe driving. New Kent Sheriff’s Office is emphasizing the safety measures as they are the best defense against injury or death in a crash to prevent fatalities. “We know that these types of crashes typically occur around national holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving,” said New Kent Chief Deputy…
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