New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 19, 2022

Charles City High School Fall sports return after a three-year absence

After a three-year absence, Charles City County High School will field Fall sports for the 2022-23 season. Charles City High School Athletic Director Andre’ Jones issued a press release on Aug. 5 regarding the positive news for a community that hasn’t’ seen football or girls’ volleyball since 2019. “This has probably been some of the best news we have had in a long time,” Jones said in the press release. “When you see student-athletes who want to revive a program, they will rally others and unite together in an effort to make that happen.” The press release added that the…
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  • Editorial: If you don’t believe in yourself, then no one else will either

    No matter what you do in life, there is one thing that will always for certain; if you do not believe in yourself, then no one else will either. I can speak from this from a personal standpoint. When I was growing up as a young person in Charles City County, I had no confidence or belief that I would be anything in life. I had one obstacle after another. I did not believe in myself and believed what others were saying. I wondered why people were being so mean to me and why I didn’t have more confidence in…
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  • New Kent County Public Schools expected to be fully accredited

    New Kent County Public Schools are expected to be fully accredited as they begin the 2022-23 school year. Executive director of innovation and management Ross Miller spoke at Monday’s New Kent School Board work session and provided preliminary information regarding accreditation. According to Miller, all four schools are expected to be fully accredited with official information is released next month. Miller said that accreditation criteria for this past year include academic achievement in English, closing the achievement gap in English, academic achievement in mathematics, closing the achievement gap in mathematics, academic achievement in science, and chronic absenteeism. He added that…
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  • Letter to the Editor: Thinking seriously about basic issues in our society

    Some people need to think seriously about some basic issues in our society where we could do better. Why should we be content with how things are when finding ways to fix problems would improve life for everyone? The way some of us act at times leaves a lot to be desired. Not only do we through negligence spread disease germs, throw trash from vehicles onto roadways, or stay mad when dealing intelligently with a grievance would resolve it, we seem to want to kill or crush opponents if they don’t subscribe to our firmly held beliefs. Wouldn’t an effort…
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  • Lancaster man handed three years for possession of illegal drugs, gun in New Kent

    A Lancaster man who eluded a Virginia State Trooper during a chase in New Kent County will spend the next three years in prison after entering a no contest plea as part of Monday proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. Ralph Antonio Waller Jr., 22, of the 100 block of Reynolds Farm Road, entered no contest pleas to one count each of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of a Schedule I/II substance with intent to distribute, possession of a gun while in possession of a Schedule I/II substance, and felony eluding of police as part of…
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