New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 27, 2023

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  • New Kent squanders double digit lead as Grafton battles back for victory

    New Kent’s Trojans hit their high earlier this season with a seven-game win streak. Now, the team must find out how to bounce back from one of their lows. Behind 14 points on 17 offensive rebounds and 10 New Kent turnovers, the visiting Grafton Clippers edged the Trojans 64-61 in the Jan. 25 Bay Rivers District contest. After Grafton jumped out 4-0, New Kent’s Kemauri Palmer responded with a close-range basket. Teammate Isaiah Carr’s three provided the host a brief lead before the guests responded with a trifecta of their own. However, the hosts were able to use an Ethan…
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  • New Kent Public Schools partnering with VDOE on federal grant for mental health services

    New Kent County Public School will partner with Virginia’s Department of Education (VDOE) on a federal grant. The U.S. Department of Education awarded VDOE a five-year, $15 million grant for Virginia’s Comprehensive Approach to Recruitment and Retention of School Mental Health Services. New Kent County Public Schools’ Department of Exception Education and Student Services is collaborating with VDOE to increase the number of qualified mental health service professionals providing school-based mental health services to students.

  • Benjamin Harrison Bridge closing overnight beginning Jan. 30

    The Benjamin Harrison Bridge that connects Charles City and Prince George County will once again close overnight starting next week. Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, the bridge will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. The closures will last until Saturday, Feb. 4. Motorists are advised to use the following detour: –Traveling Northbound from Prince George: Take Route 10 West to Interstate 295 North. Take Exit 22A to Route 5 East to return to Route 106/156. –Traveling Southbound from Charles City: Take Route 5 West to Interstate 295 South. Take Exit 15A to Route 10 East to return…
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  • Patrick Henry uses athleticism to outpace Charles City on hardwood

    Three years ago, Charles City’s Panthers traveled to Patrick Henry in Ashland to take on a Patriots team in a competitive contest. During a return trip on Jan. 23, the Patriots made sure their athleticism and ability to get to the basket would be something that Charles City couldn’t handle. Behind a strong second quarter and a late fourth quarter run, Patrick Henry defeated Charles City 80-60 in the non-district affair. After Charles City’s Jonlei Coles corner three-pointer provided the Panthers what would turn out to be their only lead of the night, the Patriots would rattle off 12 of…
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  • Wayside Road in Charles City closing for bridge work

    The bridge over West Run creek on Wayside Road in Charles City will be closed for a week for bridge rail repair work. Starting Monday, Jan. 30, the bridge will be closed until Friday, Feb. 3, as repairs for the bridge will take place. The following detour will be in place: –Northbound Wayside Road (Rt. 607): Take Barnetts Road (Rt. 609) to W. Run Road (Rt. 625) west to Kimages Road (Rt. 658) west back to Wayside Road. –Southbound Wayside Road (Rt. 607): Take Kimages Road east to West Run Road east to Barnetts Road north back to Wayside Road….
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