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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2018

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One indicted by Charles City grand jury

By Andre Jones | November 9, 2018 11:25 am

A Henrico man was indicted on a single charge during Friday morning proceedings in Charles City Circuit Court. Adam Garth Clements, 37, of the 300 block of Newbridge Road, received a true bill on one count of grand larceny. Clements allegedly stole copper wire, an extension ladder, and other items on June 25. His trial is tentatively set for January 2019.

2018 General Election results for Charles City and New Kent

By Community Member | November 7, 2018 12:58 am

Tim Kaine retained his seat in the U.S. Senate, defeating challengers Corey Stewart and Matt Waters in Tuesday’s November General Election. In New Kent, Stewart received 6,762 votes (63.45 percent) while Kaine accumulated 3,722 votes (34.93 percent). Waters racked in 159 votes in the county. Kaine received 2,131 votes in Charles City, approximately 63.86 percent of the votes. Stewart received 1,168 votes (35 percent) while Waters finished with 36. In the battle for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Donald McEachin was declared the winner of the fourth seat, defeating Ryan McAdams and Peter Wells. In votes received…
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New Kent schools approve $1.1 million CIP for FY2019-20

By Andre Jones | November 6, 2018 10:37 am

Even though the school year started just two months ago, New Kent school board leaders are looking to improve facilities for FY2019-2020. School board representatives approved a proposed $1.1 million Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the next school year at Monday evening’s regular school board meeting. Director of Finance Haynie Morgheim presented the recommendations made by superintendent of schools Dave Myers and department staff to leaders for facility upgrades and needs. The annual bus replacement comes in as the most expensive item at a cost of $400,828. Replacement of New Kent Elementary School’s generator has been added to the list…
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Barhamsville man cleared of unauthorized use of vehicle charge

By Andre Jones | November 5, 2018 9:01 pm

A charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle lodged against a Barhamsville was dismissed after a Monday morning proceeding in New Kent Circuit Court. Bryan Matthew Crow, 35, of the 5800 block of Farmers Drive, was found not guilty on the one charge after the contested trial. On June 21, Holly Gwyn, who was in a relationship with Crow, woke up around 5:30 a.m. to find her phone and purse. Upon not finding the items in her home, she looked outside to discover her vehicle was missing. Gwyn testified that she had an appointment to take her daughter to the…
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Man accepts last minute plea deal in New Kent Circuit Court

By Andre Jones | October 29, 2018 6:38 pm

A Portsmouth man accepted a plea deal just prior to what was scheduled to be a contested trial during Monday afternoon proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Noah Edwin Riddick, 34, of the 3400 block of George Washington Highway, entered guilty pleas to two counts of assault and battery on a family member (third offense), two counts of misdemeanor violation of a protective order, and one charge of strangulation. Three charges of misdemeanor violation of a protective order, and one charge each of assault and battery of a family member (third offense) and abduction were dropped as part of the…
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Proposed solar facility in Charles City clears first hurdle

By Robb Johnson | October 26, 2018 9:46 pm

As the trend of renewable energy continues to grow, one company has requested a special use permit to construct a facility in Charles City to harness solar energy. Charles City’s Planning Commission issued a favorable vote of 5-1-1 to forward to the board of supervisors a permit for Keydet Solar Project. Daniel Menaham, the senior manager of project development for sPower, presented a presentation to commissioners and more than 50 members of the public of the proposed 340-megawatt solar energy facility. The facility would cover nearly 2,300 acres of land in the Harrison Magisterial District on Roxbury Road (Route 106)…
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Benjamin Harrison Bridge closing overnight Oct. 28-29

By Community Member | October 24, 2018 10:20 am

The Benjamin Harrison Bridge that connects Charles City and Prince George County will be closing overnight on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 for bridge work (weather permitting). The bridge will be closed from 8 p.m-6 a.m. to undergo routine work. Drivers are encouraged to use the following detours: -Charles City to Prince George: Take Route 5 West (John Tyler Memorial Highway) to Interstate 295 southbound. Travel to exit 15A and head eastbound on Route 10 to return to Prince George/Hopewell. -Prince George to Charles City: Take Route 10 westbound to Interstate 295 northbound. Take exit 22A eastbound to Route 5….
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Charles City leaders approve Route 106 master plan

By Andre Jones | October 23, 2018 9:20 pm

Charles City supervisors unanimously approved the adoption of a plan to revamp the Route 106 (Roxbury) corridor. Assistant Zoning Administrator Myles Busching presented an abbreviated overview of the master plan at Tuesday night’s board meeting. The plan has been in the works since Dec. 2017 and the administrator talked about the processes he went through in developing the proposal. “The planning department had six different community meetings,” Busching said. “In our research, we found out that nearly one-third of new developments coming to the county are within two miles of Route 106. “The Roxbury area has been identified as the…
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Keen observation by New Kent deputy leads to grand larceny guilty verdict

By Andre Jones | October 23, 2018 1:55 am

A keen observation by a New Kent deputy during a routine patrol proved instrumental in finding a Hampton man guilty of grand larceny. Marvin Jamaal Banks, 42, of the 100 block of San Barbara Drive, was found guilty on the one charge during a Monday afternoon trial in New Kent Circuit Court. One charge of burglary and misdemeanor pretrial violation are being reserved by Judge B. Elliott Bondurant pending an additional argument of interpretation by Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory and defense attorney Scott Renick. On Jan. 3, Deputy Ethan Townsend was working the midnight shift when he noticed a red…
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Joyride in stolen car results in grand theft auto conviction for Richmond woman

By Andre Jones | October 22, 2018 10:20 pm

What started out as a joyride for a defendant ended up as a guilty conviction after a contested trial Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court. Carsheeka Chantel Kimbrough, 25, of the 2300 block of Bainbridge, Richmond, was found guilty on a single count of grand theft auto. She was found not guilty on two charges of credit card theft and a lone charge of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. On June 16 of this year, Di’mon Solomon was attending a graduation party at a hotel in Henrico. Around 2 a.m., she attempted to leave but could…
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