New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 1, 2023

Lady Trojans shuts out Lakeland to earn berth into state tournament

New Kent’s Lady Trojans quest for softball state title number two took a step in the right direction on May 31. Lady Trojan Morgan Berg allowed only three hits as New Kent defeated the visiting Lakeland Lady Cavaliers 8-0 in the Group 3A Region A semifinals. The win propels them to the championship game and clinches them an appearance in the state tournament. New Kent started the scoring early as Mariah Leonard’s bunt advanced Alline Alexander to the next base. However, an error by Lakeland allowed Alexander to advance home and allowed Leonard to reach third base. Berg’s sacrifice fly…
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  • New Kent High School 2019 grad Bonner earns Bachelor’s Degree

    Brandon Bonner, a 2019 graduate of New Kent High School, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He will begin his career working in that field with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Raleigh.

  • Bonner earns Master’s Degree from UNC

    Sherese Bonner, a 2017 graduate of New Kent High School, recently graduated with her Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bonner earned her Master of Public Administration Degree and will work as a program analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington D.C.

  • Walker’s five goals eliminates New Kent Lady Trojans from regional competition

    New Kent’s Lady Trojans entered the May 30 contest looking to upset a Lafayette Lady Rams team that blanked them earlier in the regular season. And while the effort was valiant by New Kent, it was the hosting Lady Rams who secured a state title berth. Lafayette coasted to an 8-0 victory over the Lady Trojans, bringing the season to an end for New Kent. The hosts wasted little time finding the back of the net, as Lady Ram Taylor Walker scored just under 10 minutes in. Walker’s second goal at the 23:28 mark was followed by Riley Bennett’s score…
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  • Hampton man who stole antique car, firearms in New Kent sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison

    A Hampton man who stole a classic vehicle from a New Kent resident will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison. Brandon Wayne Milligan, 29, of 5 Quinn Street, entered guilty pleas to six counts of firearm larceny, one count of grand theft auto, one count of forging a title, and one count of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses during Tuesday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. One count each of breaking and entering, possession of a weapon by a violent felon, conspiracy to commit grand theft auto, and conspiracy to possess a stolen vehicle were dropped…
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