New Kent Charles City Chronicle

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

Sports

Curry siblings earn trip to AAU national cross-country competition

By Community Member | November 8, 2020 9:08 pm

A pair of New Kent siblings will participate in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Cross-Country Championship Meet in Tallahassee, Florida. Jayden and Lauren Curry both qualified for the meet after placing at the state meet held in Portsmouth. Jayden won the boys’ 14U age division by accumulating a time of 17:24. Sister Lauren earned a third-place finish in the girls’ 12U age group with a time of 13:46. This is the third consecutive year that both siblings will participate in the national meet.

Athletic directors working with guidelines, logistics in preparation for return of high school sports

By Robb Johnson | November 3, 2020 5:10 pm

As school divisions elect and discuss a way to return to physical buildings, the concept of extracurricular activities also come to the forefront for each high school. For New Kent High School Athletic Director John Spiak and Charles City County High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones, the duo is facing their own issues as they attempt to bring back athletics and activities for their respective schools. A Tuesday afternoon interview with both athletic directors showed both the differences and similarities each are facing in a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has halted gatherings. Both athletic directors have been working since…
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Tournament runners-up

By Community Member | October 25, 2020 5:05 pm

ODGSL Fall tournament champions

By Community Member | October 25, 2020 2:37 pm

Hole-in-one

By Community Member | October 7, 2020 12:35 am

Colonial Downs named ‘Attraction of the Year’

By Community Member | September 26, 2020 4:38 pm

Colonial Downs in New Kent has been named as Richmond Region Tourism’s “Attraction of the Year.” The announcement came as part of a virtual event held on Sept. 25 as part of its annual meeting. The meeting also served as a launching pad for Richmond Region Tourism’s 10-year strategic plan for visitors and residents. Colonial Downs is the home to multiple horse-racing events and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium.

Positive test shuts down horse racing at Colonial Downs for season

By Community Member | August 16, 2020 6:51 pm

Horse racing at Colonial Downs has been cancelled for the remainder of the season after a jockey tested positive for COVID-19. The result of the test brings a screeching halt to racing at the New Kent track, that was scheduled to conclude in September. “Colonial Downs Group places the health and safety of our team, partners, and visitors as our top priority,” said the organization through a press release. “We established thorough protocols prior to the 2020 racing season to address any issues that may arise from the coronavirus pandemic. “In making our decision, we collaborated with the Virginia Department…
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‘Rookie of the Year’

By Andre Jones | August 10, 2020 6:46 pm

Serving up academic achievements

By Community Member | August 6, 2020 1:42 am

Albertson inks with Averett

By Community Member | July 30, 2020 11:07 pm
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