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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 19, 2019

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McLaughlin seeks re-election to post of New Kent County sheriff

By Community Member | May 18, 2019 6:28 pm
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John Joseph “Joe” McLaughlin Jr. has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of sheriff in New Kent County. “I am humbled by the support that I have received throughout this great community,” McLaughlin said in a press release. “We have been blessed to have such caring and supportive citizens and businesses, as those we serve in New Kent.”

Crawley making run at Charles City County sheriff position

By Community Member | May 13, 2019 9:35 pm
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Jayson Crawley will vie for the position of sheriff of Charles City County. Crawley, who currently is employed by Surry County Sheriff’s Office, has also served as a deputy and captain for Charles City County Sheriff’s Office. “I feel that my 21 years of experience in law enforcement and 30 years in public safety will provide me with the necessary tools to be a down to earth professional sheriff,” Crawley said in a press release. “I will ensure that my office is firm, fair, and consistent to all citizens of the county, as well as those who travel through.”

Renick campaigns for Commonwealth’s Attorney of New Kent

By Community Member | May 13, 2019 9:20 pm
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T. Scott Renick has announced his candidacy for the position of Commonwealth’s Attorney in New Kent County. Renick graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1991 and has operated his law firm since 1997. Renick has practiced law throughout Virginia but has focused primarily on New Kent County. “I believe in the Rule of Law and I love our county,” Renick said in a press release. “I have been actively involved in the county and I will do my best to represent New Kent as your Commonwealth’s Attorney.”

Smith to seek post as Charles City Sheriff

By Community Member | May 13, 2019 9:13 pm
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Javier Smith has announced his intentions to pursue the position of sheriff for Charles City County. Smith, who served as the county’s sheriff for eight years, has 22 years in law enforcement and currently works in Chesterfield. “As a candidate, I am excited to speak on the duties necessary to move the office forward,” Smith said in a press release. “The experience gained through working as a deputy, an administrator, and now part of an accredited office, has given me the knowledge and confidence to better serve our community.”

First amendments made to Charles City’s proposed FY2019-20 budget

By Robb Johnson | May 10, 2019 3:37 pm

A May 9 public hearing on Charles City’s budget for FY2019-20 also came with a lot of changes from the first rendition of the $22 million figure. Amendments to the proposed budget saw three CIP projects postponed. The wastewater plant at the Government Administration Building ($349,250), renovation of the courtroom that is currently home to Heritage Public Library ($100,000), and clerk office security ($25,400) have been tabled as future projects, amounting to a savings of $474,650. The updated proposal also calls for the addition of an assistant registrar position ($22,234), restoring funding to the local history center ($6,550), the addition…
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Coada announces bid for third term to Charles City Board of Supervisors

By Community Member | May 10, 2019 3:20 pm
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William “Bill” Coada has announced that he will be seeking a third term as the District 2 representative to Charles City County’s Board of Supervisors. “There are a lot of great things going on in Charles City and I want to see them through,” he said in a press release. “We have the EDA [Economic Development Authority] bringing in new businesses. We have a CIP [Capital Improvement Plan] that is fully funded, and we have a lot of things coming to fruition. “I want to continue to serve the citizens of District 2 and of Charles City in this capacity,”…
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Williamsburg man charged with rape in Charles City

By Andre Jones | May 7, 2019 11:04 am

A Williamsburg man received two indictments related to sex crimes Tuesday morning in Charles City Circuit Court. Raheem Lucky Pittman, 21, of the 100 block of Merrimac Trail, was indicted by a Charles City grand jury on one count each of rape and sexual penetration with an object. The offenses stemmed from a Nov. 21, 2018 incident. Pittman’s trial is tentatively scheduled for May 24.

Toano man receives six months in jail for third DUI within five years

By Andre Jones | May 6, 2019 8:29 pm

A Toano man will spend the next six months in jail after accepting a plea deal to driving under the influence for the third time within five years. Nicholas Maday, 33, of the 300 block of Racefield Drive, entered the guilty plea as part of Monday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. In a summary of evidence provided by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory, on Nov. 6, 2018 shortly after 12:30 a.m., New Kent Sheriff’s Office received reports of a reckless driver on Route 33 (Eltham Road). A New Kent deputy responded to the area and eventually located the vehicle…
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Miles announces re-election bid for District 3 in Charles City

By Community Member | May 1, 2019 9:25 am
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Current Charles City District 3 representative and board chairman Floyd Miles Sr. has announced his bid for re-election to the position for the 2019 general election. “I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Charles City County District 3 representative to the Board of Supervisors,” Miles said in a press release. “It has been my pleasure working for the citizens of Charles City County.” Miles commented his goal is to continue to improve the quality of life for citizens of Charles City. “We are currently working on providing internet service to the majority of citizens and having a paid…
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Norfolk man pleads guilty to credit card forgery in New Kent

By Andre Jones | April 30, 2019 12:41 pm

A Norfolk man entered a guilty plea to credit card forgery during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Jared Elijah-Thor Flynn, 20, of the 700 block of Freemont Street, entered the plea as part of an agreement. An additional charge of credit card forgery was dropped as part of the plea deal. In a summary of evidence, on Dec. 3, 2018, a Virginia State Trooper noticed a van traveling at 102 miles per hour eastbound on Interstate 64 just before 8 p.m. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the…
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