New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 28, 2022

Brooks earns Dean’s List accolades from St. Mary’s College

Bryan Brooks, a resident of New Kent, was named to the Dean’s List of St. Mary’s College of Maryland for the Fall 2021 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 hours of credited courses.

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  • Charles City supervisors deny special use permit for mining operation near busy intersection

    A proposal to bring a mining operation near the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Route 5) and Roxbury Road (Route 106) in Charles City was denied Tuesday night. Charles City County supervisors voted unanimously voted unanimously to deny a special use permit (SUP) to Bardon Inc. Aggregate Industries after a public hearing was held. In December 2021 at the Charles City Planning Commission meeting, company spokesman Robert Benaicha said the goal was for Bardon Inc. was to develop a sand and gravel mine pit at the aforementioned site. The company, who has been in Charles City for 20 years,…
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  • Editorial: We are living in a fractured society and must begin to heal

    We live in a fractured society today. And the only way to heal is to understand each other. One of the biggest things that is currently hurting us is that we are choosing which side is “right or wrong.” We are homing in, and unfortunately, we are so focused on “we won” or “my side was right” instead of trying to sit down and figure out other people’s points of view. This isn’t an editorial about who can last the longest. This isn’t choosing a side on a decision that was made by organization. This is about how unfortunately society…
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  • New Kent schools to comply with Youngkin’s directive; masks now optional

    New Kent County Public Schools posted on social media platforms this past weekend that they will be following the directive issued by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to allow parents the option to have their child masked or not inside of school buildings. At Monday night’s school board meeting, that issue was reiterated via a formal vote. An attempt to require masks put forward by District 3 representative Andrea Staskiel failed 2-3, adhering to Gov. Youngkin’s mandate. Several supporters of having the option for students to wear masks have been vocal at several meetings of New Kent’s School Board. From there,…
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  • Middlesex blitzes Charles City, cruises to Tidewater District victory

    Charles City’s Panthers have faced setbacks for most of the season. From precautionary quarantines to winter weather postponements, Charles City’s team full of underclassmen had yet to find time to gel. Monday’s Tidewater District contest against the Middlesex Chargers was an example of what a more experienced team could do when they are continuously on the court. The visiting Chargers used their size and an overwhelming press to blitz past Charles City 87-22 in a matchup to keep the Panthers winless. After Middlesex’s big man Malachi Dandy scored the opening two baskets, Charles City’s Mitchell Whitehead banked a three-pointer to…
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