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News Archives for January, 2008

NK wrestlers pin losses on four of five Bay Rivers foes

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 12:06 pm

New Kent wrestlers topped four Bay Rivers District foes, but fell to another during a five-team meet on Jan. 19. The Trojans defeated Grafton 66-11, Jamestown 75-6, Lafayette 54-21, and Bruton 73-6. The only loss was a 44-34 setback to Poquoson. New Kent 66 Grafton 11 103- M. Emana (NK) m.d. Rahall 13-2; 112- Barker (NK) forfeit; 119- Long (NK) forfeit; 125- Peddicord (NK) m.d. Allard 16-6; 130- J. Emana (NK) p. Stewart 3:22; 135- Todd (NK) m.d. Potter 10-2; 140- Craig (NK) p. Barringer 3:23; 145- Driscoll (NK) p. Haslem 1:42; 152- Young (NK) forfeit; 160- Baldwin (NK) forfeit;…
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Chesterfield pulls away in 4th quarter to turn back CC

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 12:04 pm

Fighting an uphill battle all the way against Chesterfield Community’s press and height advantage, Charles City’s host Panthers did all they could to stay in the game. But the visiting Eagles eventually put the contest away in the fourth quarter, claiming a 77-59 Tri-Rivers District basketball win. Chesterfield threatened to turn the Jan. 18 affair into a blowout in the first half, but Charles City’s zone defense kept a lid on matters. “That’s the only way we could play them,” Panther coach Brenner Carter said speaking of defense. “We don’t play man-to-man very well, and they’re big and they’ve got…
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Charles City holds on in second half to top Lancaster 49-45

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 12:02 pm

Charles City’s Panthers held off Lancaster’s Red Devils down the stretch in a low scoring, non-district basketball affair to preserve a 49-45 triumph. Despite a close contest throughout, the host Panthers never allowed the Red Devils to forge in front after the first half. Lancaster managed a 37-37 deadlock with five minutes left in the game, but back-to-back baskets enabled the hosts to vault ahead to stay. “We actually, for a change, made the other folks work tonight,” Panther head coach Brenner Carter said afterward. “This team is like night and day. One day we’re up and the next day…
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Last second baskets lift CC over Appomattox 66-63

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 12:01 pm

Two baskets in the final seconds from guard Shana Braxton enabled Charles City’s Lady Panthers to overcome Appomattox Regional Governors School’s Dragons 66-63 in a Tri-Rivers District basketball thriller. The host Lady Panthers trailed by three with 25 seconds left in the Jan. 15 game and their leading scorer, Jolisa Williams, on the bench after fouling out. But Braxton, playing with four fouls, took over in the final seconds after Amanda Adkins cut the Dragon lead to one at 63-62 on a close range shot with 15 seconds to go. Following a Charles City time out, the hosts’ defense stripped…
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NK pressure dominant in 87-34 conquest of Charles City

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:59 am

Round two of the annual Charles City-New Kent basketball rivalry tipped off Saturday night before a packed house inside New Kent’s gym. But most of the crowd didn’t stick around until the end. The host Trojans dominated from the start in a contest where the outcome was never in doubt beyond the first quarter when the hosts opened a 25-4 lead. The Panthers could never close the gap in falling 87-34 in the non-district affair. “I’ll bet [New Kent] shot 70 percent from the floor,” Charles City coach Brenner Carter said afterward. Actually, the Trojans hit 58 percent in the…
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Defendants plead guilty to felony charges in CC court

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:57 am

A Hopewell man, who was set to be freed on bond after pleading guilty last Friday to cocaine possession, will be sitting in jail from now until he is sentenced in April after testing positive for marijuana and opiates. Judge Thomas B. Hoover revoked bond for Christopher Lee Carter, 23, of 1617 Autumn Wood Drive, after a urine screening, ordered by the judge following Carter’s trial in Charles City Circuit Court, came back positive. A test for cocaine was negative. Carter told the judge he had used marijuana and painkillers in recent weeks. While Hoover said he appreciated Carter’s honesty,…
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Female defendants agree to plea deals in NK court

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:55 am

Two women, one charged with stealing cash from her employer and the other accused of obtaining powerful painkillers with forged prescriptions, have entered into plea agreements in New Kent Circuit Court. Mindy Beth Chenault, 23, of 5171 Morgan Ford Road in Ridgeway, Va., was indicted in November on one count of grand larceny in connection with $740 taken on Aug. 12 from Rick’s Local Deli where she worked. As part of a plea deal, the charge was reduced to misdemeanor petty larceny Chenault pleaded guilty to the lower charge on Jan. 14. She received a sentence of 12 months in…
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Dail vying for Mrs. Virginia

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:54 am

Tara Leigh Dail will be representing New Kent County at the Mrs. Virginia United States Pageant to be held inside Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre on March 1. The pageant is the official state preliminary for the nationally televised Mrs. United States Pageant. The pageant operates on the premise that married women should be recognized for their ability to integrate intellect and beauty. Entrants must be at least age 21, married, and a Virginia resident. Students attending a Virginia school are eligible as well as anyone employed in the state. Competition is held in swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. Dail graduated from…
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Commission recommends zoning okay for PF business

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:53 am

A request that will pave the way for a Toano-based contractor firm to build office, maintenance, and storage space in Providence Forge is heading to New Kent’s Board of Supervisors with a favorable recommendation from the county’s Planning Commission. Commission members voted unanimously during their Jan. 22 meeting to recommend that supervisors approve Trinity Contractors’ request to rezone 3.65 acres from B-1 Business General to M-1 Warehousing and Limited Industrial. The site, known as the Carswell Estate, is located on Route 155 (South Courthouse Road), just south of the CSX Railroad crossing. Trinity owners Phil Davidson and Dale Cava plan…
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Neighbors oppose plan for housing development in CC

By Alan Chamberlain | January 30, 2008 11:51 am

While praising the good intentions of a Charles City resident who is spearheading an effort to improve housing for county residents in need, opponents of a proposed single- and multi-family housing development are saying not in their backyard. Residents who live along Holly Tree Lane near Adkins Store turned out to oppose a plan by CrossGap Ministries and its founder, county resident Ed Baber, to build 26 multi-family apartments and 13 single-family dwellings on just over 15 acres at 9500 Holly Tree Lane. Several voiced opposition during a joint Planning Commission/Board of Supervisors public hearing held during supervisors’ Jan. 22…
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