New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024

Charles City Circuit Court awarded $22,809 preservation grant

The Library of Virginia announced that the Circuit Court Records Preservation (CCRP) program has awarded Charles City Circuit Court Clerk Victoria Washington a grant in the amount of $22,809 for local records preservation. The funds will be used to conserve General Index to Deeds no. 2 1913-1957-Grantees: General Index to Deeds no 2, 1913-1957-Grantors; General Index to Deeds No. 3 1958-1994-Grantors A-K; Land Book 1929-1932; Land Book 1933-1936; and Land Book 1937-1940 stored in her office. The records will also be digitized so that they can be available to the public through the clerk’s online records management system. “We’re very…
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  • New Kent Winery awarded gold medals from Virginia Governor’s Cup

    The Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot from New Kent Winery have been awarded gold medals from the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup. The Virginia Governor’s Cup is a competition that showcase wines, ciders, and means produced in the state. A panel of judges voted that the flagship Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot, both grown at New Kent Winery, were the top drinks in their categories, earning an average of 90 points or higher on a 100-point scale. “We are incredibly honored to receive gold medals for both our Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot,” said Jo Anna Dombroski, co-owner of New Kent Winery. “These awards…
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  • Charles City School Board sends MOU to county leaders regarding regional wastewater treatment plant

    Charles City County’s School Board is extending an olive branch to county leaders on the possibility of a regional wastewater treatment plant. Director of School Operations Jerome Tyler read a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to school board members at the Feb. 20 regular school board meeting. The possibility of a regional wastewater plant first came to light at a March 2022 meeting. With both the county and school facilities needing upgrades to their individual plants, a presentation was made by Charles City County Administrator Michelle Johnson to address the issue. At that time, Johnson’s presentation pointed out that a…
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  • Westmoreland uses experience, size to bounce Lady Panthers from playoffs

    After taking down the third-seeded Chincoteague Lady Ponies, Charles City’s Lady Panthers headed into the Feb. 21 1A Region A Semifinal contest against the Westmoreland Lady Eagles with a berth in the Group 1A State playoffs on the line. And while the effort by the visiting Lady Panthers was present, it was the experience from the hosting Lady Eagles that proved to be a difference maker. Westmoreland used its size and experience advantage to defeat Charles City 61-42, ending the run for the Lady Panthers in the playoffs. Westmoreland’s game plan was to take Charles City’s leading scorer Jaela Smith…
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  • Charles City’s Brown, Smith earn Tidewater District First Team honors in girls’ hoops

    Three Charles City Lady Panthers’ basketball players have garnered all-district honors. Senior Nyla Brown and sophomore Jaela Smith were named to the Tidewater District’s First Team. Sophomore Teonna Bey received a nod as a member of the Tidewater District’s Second Team. On the boys’ side, two Charles City senior players received all-district accolades. Guard Jonlei Coles and forward Taylor Bey were recognized as members of the Tidewater District’s Second Team.

  • Northampton does it again; Charles City eliminated from regional playoffs

    There are times when destiny intervenes with fate. Unfortunately for Charles City’s Panthers, their fate has been intertwined with Northampton’s Yellow Jackets for the last two years in the Group 1A Region A playoffs. And just like last year, the result was the same. Northampton blitzed Charles City out the gate before coasting to an 82-48 victory over the visiting Panthers, ending the season for the guests. Similar to their earlier regular season contest, Northampton’s guard trio of Ronyell Coston, Quay Washington, and Jaylen Anderson orchestrated the offense and caused Charles City problems with their harassing defense. Coston scored the…
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  • Charles City rallies in fourth quarter, saddles Chincoteague with loss in regional playoffs

    Some people would say that Charles City fielding a girls’ varsity basketball team for the first time in five years was a win. Some say that Charles City winning 10 games was a victory for the program. Others comment that getting to the playoffs for the first time since 2015 was a reason to celebrate. But for the Charles City Lady Panthers, their goals were a lot higher, and they started Monday night. Rallying from a seven-point deficit, the sixth-seeded Charles City Lady Panthers rallied to defeat the hosting third-seeded Chincoteague Lady Ponies in the quarterfinals of the Group 1A…
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