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News Archives for November, 2007

NKMS students attain 600

By Community Member | November 27, 2007 11:17 am

A long list of students at New Kent Middle School achieved perfect 600 scores on at least one state Standards of Learning (SOL) test administered last spring. Respective tests and students with perfect scores are: Algebra I- Zane Haden, Casey Lewis, Heather Sexton, Casey Spencer. Grade 6 Math- Bailey Angle, Sarah Baldwin, Cody Bowles, Naethan Mundkur, Christopher Rolince. Grade 7 Math- Jessica Cargill, Deborah Christian, Blythe Creamer, John Davis, Aaron Delong, Nicholas Dodson, Devontae Fitzgerald, Jonathon Gellings, Nicole Houston, Kyle Martin, Jacob Oertel, Joy Perez, Nolan Schultz, Sicily Stump, Erin Thady, Sara Toy, Maryon Wood. Grade 8 Math- Virginia Adamson,…
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Twenty-two NKES students achieve perfect 600 SOL scores

By Community Member | November 27, 2007 11:16 am

Twenty-two students at New Kent Elementary School achieved perfect 600 scores on one or more of the state Standards of Learning tests administered last spring. Registering perfect scores on three tests were third graders John Elswick (math, history, science) and Thomas Snead (math, reading, history). Six third graders were perfect on two tests. Emily Benet, Tyler Davis, Elyzabeth Dean, Billy Musick, and William Wallace scored 600 in math and history while Sasha Bronder was perfect in science and reading. Third graders with a perfect score on one test were Megan Bland (history), Jacob Butkus-Newman (history), Earl Cochrone (history), Jacob Dilandro…
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Ten Charles City MS students earn perfect SOL scores

By Community Member | November 27, 2007 11:15 am

Ten students at Charles City Middle School achieved a perfect 600 score on at least one of the state Standards of Learning (SOL) tests administered last spring. The students, who received gift cards to Applebee’s are Nicole Belgard, Stefanie Burch, Zachary Peck, James Sadler, Colton Scott, Leonard Williams, Cheyenne Wine, Keenan Wynn, Taylor Wynn, and Leslie Yates. Students who passed SOL tests with an advanced score of 500 or better were recognized during and Oct. 22 assembly. Those students are Alicia Adkins, Chelsea Adkins, Cruz Adkins, Felicia Adkins, Mary Adkins, Sierra Adkins, Raven Allen, Christopher Banks, Christina Beckman, Nicole Belgard,…
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Golfer, age 12, cards hole-in-one

By Community Member | November 27, 2007 11:13 am

Twelve-year-old Zachary Wiant shot a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Brookwoods Golf Course in Quinton on Aug. 31. He accomplished the feat with a 5 hybrid while playing with his grandmother, Irene Wiant. He is following in the footsteps of his father, Michael Wiant, who made a hole-in-one in 2005. Zack participated in the 2006 “Hook a Kid on Golf” program sponsored by New Kent Parks and Recreation at Royal New Kent.

Dannenbrink earns 4th degree belt

By Community Member | November 27, 2007 11:12 am

Sensei Beth Dannenbrink of White Tiger Martial Arts was honored by her students during a ceremonial promotion to the rank of fourth degree black belt on Oct. 24. During the ceremony, she said, “What keeps me motivated is my students and sharing my knowledge with them. It is a great honor to be recognized by my students.” Two third degree black belts from the Charles City Karate Club, Sensei Byron Adkins and Sensei Pernell “Slick” Thomas, attended the ceremony and shared stories of their training with Dannenbrink. They noted her promotion is well deserved. Dannenbrink has been providing karate instruction…
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New Kent-Jamestown

By Alan Chamberlain | November 27, 2007 11:09 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans stunned second-seeded Jamestown with a 25-21 win in game one of their Nov. 1 Bay Rivers District volleyball tournament semifinal match. But the host Eagles recovered, sweeping the next three games 25-18, 25-10, and 25-19 to knock the third-seeded Lady Trojans out of the tourney. Despite the loss, New Kent advanced to the Region I tournament to face Courtland, but fell in four games. The Lady Trojans finished at 15-8. Four New Kent players earned All-Bay Rivers District status led by first team selection Rachel Day. Sharda Braxton and Casey O’Leary were named to the second…
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Jamestown last second TD stuns NK

By Alan Chamberlain | November 27, 2007 11:06 am

Only 36 seconds remained in the game when New Kent running back Justin Williams crossed the goal line for the tying touchdown and Jake Williams booted the extra point to give the host Trojans a 34-33 lead over Jamestown’s Eagles. Williams’ 10-yard run around the left side capped a 65-yard march that began with four minutes to go, answering a Jamestown touchdown that had broken a 27-27 deadlock. The Eagles missed the extra point, which had left the door open for New Kent. Showing no signs of panic, the Trojans calmly and methodically unleashed an 11-play drive, helped by an…
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Charles City 22-6 victory ends season on high note

By Alan Chamberlain | November 27, 2007 11:04 am

Taking advantage of three straight Chincoteague first half fumbles, Charles City’s Panthers turned a pair of the turnovers into touchdowns to take the lead for good on the way to a 22-6 victory. Last Friday’s football season finale win placed a positive note on an otherwise dismal season as the host Panthers finished the campaign at 2-8. “This was a much-needed win and carries something to build on for next season,” said Charles City head coach Steward Greene. “The highlight of the game was our inexperienced young men coming together as a team,” he said. “Next year, if the kids…
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Contractor’s death means NK man may not recover $48,000

By Alan Chamberlain | November 27, 2007 11:03 am

After being indicted more than a year ago for felony construction fraud and three misdemeanors in connection with accepting $48,000 from a New Kent man to construct a building and not doing the work, Travis Vern Richmond had worked out a plea deal with county authorities. Richmond, 37, of 2991 Hickory Highway in Statesville, N.C., had agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors—operating without a contractor’s license and not registered as a Virginia corporation. In return, the felony construction fraud count and the third misdemeanor—conducting business without a county license—were to be dropped. Richmond was due to appear in New…
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Charles City man sentenced for crack sale in New Kent

By Alan Chamberlain | November 27, 2007 11:02 am

A Charles City County man will serve two years in prison for his part in selling crack cocaine to a pair of undercover informants. Harold Leon Brown Jr., 31, of 13011 Willcox Neck Road, pleaded guilty in August in New Kent Circuit Court to one count of crack cocaine distribution. As part of a plea deal, a second count was dropped. Sentencing for Brown was held on Nov. 5, and Judge Thomas B. Hoover was not impressed with Brown’s previous record that includes three convictions in Charles City in 2003. Brown received substantial suspended time in the Charles City matter….
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