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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 26, 2017

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Animal adventures at Heritage Public Library

By Andre Jones | July 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Kids receive a personal encounter with a terrapin as Virginia’s Living Museum Peyton Hunt carries it around as part of Heritage Public Library’s Chesapeake Bay Adventures presentation on July 10. New Kent’s rendition of the show brought in approximately 80 people to learn about the bay’s environment as well as see a number of sea creatures who occupy the habitat.Andre' Jones photo

Goodman receives VCPEA award for excellence

By Community Member | July 6, 2017 11:26 pm
Nancy Goodman (center, blue skirt) is joined by New Kent supervisors and coworkers during her recognition at the July 6 meeting.Andre' Jones photo

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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Triathlon to impact roads in eastern Charles City on July 8

By Community Member | July 3, 2017 6:58 pm

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 seeks input for new Charles City facility

By Community Member | July 3, 2017 6:51 pm

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.

Johnson honored by New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | June 30, 2017 3:50 pm
Former New Kent Rotary president Dwight Johnson (left) is presented with an award by incoming president Jo Drain (right) for his service during his tenure at a recent organizational meeting.

New Kent Rotary Club installs new officers

By Community Member | June 30, 2017 3:25 pm
New Kent’s Rotary Club had an installation ceremony for its new officers for the upcoming year. New Kent Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory (left) conducted the ceremony. Officers for the upcoming year are (l to r) Jo Drain (president), Colleen Bonadonna (secretary), Lee Muslin (treasurer), and Larry Reynolds (sergeant-at-arms).

Fleming earns degree from McDaniel College

By Community Member | June 26, 2017 7:51 pm

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.

Carmack speaks to New Kent Rotary

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Claude Carmack was the guest speaker during the June 16 meeting of New Kent’s Rotary Club. Topics presented by Carmack included preparing to apply for social security benefits and its process.

Jones wins LaSertoma’s Youth Service Award

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:17 pm

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 announces scholarship winners

By Community Member | June 23, 2017 11:12 pm

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.

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