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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 27, 2022

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  • Harper announced as new principal of Charles City High School

    Dr. Anita Harper has been named as the new principal at Charles City County High School. Harper recently served as an assistant principal at George Wythe High School in Richmond. She has over 20 years of educational experience, holding positions as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) business teacher, education for employment coordinator, and serving as an adjunct instructor for Southside Virginia Community College, and John Tyler Community College. She currently also works as an adjunct instructor for Virtual Virginia with the Virginia Department of Education. “We are proud to announce Dr. Harper as principal of Charles City High School,…
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  • King & Queen man receives no active time for trespassing on River’s Rest in Charles City

    A King & Queen man will spend no active time incarcerated after accepting a plea deal Friday morning in Charles City Circuit Court. Nathan Eugene Mercer, 40, of the 400 block of Bunker Hill Road, entered guilty pleas to an amended charge of trespassing (originally burglary), a second charge of misdemeanor trespassing, and misdemeanor assault and battery. One charge of possession of a weapon (not a firearm) by a convicted felon was dropped. In a summary of evidence presented by Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tyler Klink, on Feb. 18, Mercer went to the River’s Rest Marina in the eastern part of…
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  • Virginia State Trooper arrested for DUI in New Kent County

    A Virginia State Trooper has been arrested for driving under the influence in New Kent County. Benjamin Nicholas Canning, 33, of Sandston, was arrested on June 23 on one charge each of misdemeanor DUI, reckless driving by speed, and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test. According to the press release, the incident took place on Interstate 64 westbound near mile marker 216. No additional information is being released at this time as the ongoing investigation is being conducted jointly by New Kent Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.

  • Mueller named Group 3A state softball Player of the Year; Bates gets nod as Coach of the Year

    Recent New Kent High School graduate McKenna Mueller has been named the Group 3A State Softball Player of the Year. Mueller batted .488 with 42 hits, 32 RBIs, and crossed home plate 40 times. Of her hits, eight were doubles, three were triples, and three were home runs. Mueller, as the state player of the year, was named to the VHSL Group 3A State first team. Three of her teammates also received the accolade as members of the first team. Junior Morgan Berg was selected as a pitcher, Norah Murray received recognition as an outfielder, and Hannah Tober was named…
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  • School districts dealing with staffing issues, plan to address student dress code

    Two different school divisions. Two different scenarios. Two different set of circumstances. Same goals in mind. New Kent County Public Schools and Charles City County Public Schools are dealing with an issue that is plaguing essentially every school system in the United States; staffing and hiring employees. With an estimated 12 percent of schoolteachers estimated to leave the field of education, school systems are scrambling to find employees to fill that void. Those issues did not forgo both of the local school districts. In New Kent County, at least 32 teaching and administrative positions were vacant as of June 22….
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