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News Archives for May, 2008

CC cadets mentor 3rd graders

By Community Member | May 21, 2008 10:46 am

Charles City High School Army JROTC “Panther” cadets began their annual service-learning project with help from the third grade class at Charles City Elementary. Senior and junior class cadets adopted a mentorship program known as “Student Organization for Developing Attitudes” (SODA). JROTC teamed with Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action for the program. Cheryl Mora from Quin Rivers worked with cadets to develop and enhance the SODA project. Bimonthly, SODA teams visit third grade classes to discuss handling peer pressure, communicating well with others, making good decisions, accepting responsibility, and following directions. JROTC cadet coordinator Sheree Bradby said, “It’s going…
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New Kent 1 Bruton 0 (softball)

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:45 am

After tossing a perfect game the day before against Jamestown, Becca Mills fired a one-hitter at Bruton’s visiting Panthers as New Kent’s Lady Trojans solidified their hold on the top spot in the Bay Rivers District softball standings with a 1-0 triumph. Last Wednesday’s victory marked New Kent’s 11th in a row after a 5-3 start and became the ninth shutout during the ongoing run. Now 16-3, the Lady Trojans are on track for the top seeded spot in this week’s district tournament at York. “It’s ours to lose,” Lady Trojan coach Betsey Lane said, looking ahead to the district…
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NK soccer team finishes 5-2-3

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:41 am

New Kent’s age 12-15 recreational soccer team recently finished its third season with a 5-2-3 record. The New Kent team consists of players age 12 and 13 and competes against five teams with older players, some already playing at the high school level. New Kent coach L.B. Davis attributed his team’s success to what he termed “great teamwork, tremendous effort, and remarkable desire” to achieve. “I am so very proud of our team this season,” he said in a press release. “Each week we competed against players that were older and bigger than our players, but our team refused to…
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Errors, southpaw thwart CC

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:40 am

Errors combined with little luck against Sussex pitching did not bode well for Charles City’s host Panthers. The visiting Tigers only got two hits over the first two innings, but managed to take a 4-0 lead with the help of four Panther errors. Sussex cruised from there to a 12-0 Tri-Rivers District baseball win in five innings on May 7. Panther bats, meanwhile, touched Sussex lefthander Delrick Turner for only one hit on Luke Martin’s single to start the Panther half of the third inning. Martin, however, was erased on a force play at second base, and the hosts never…
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Bank of Essex team captures NK 4-H golf title

By Community Member | May 21, 2008 10:39 am

The Bank of Essex team of Mark Ware, Paul Erdman, Jason Turner, and Larry Burch won the 19th annual New Kent 4-H Golf Classic played April 18 at Brookwoods Golf Club in Quinton. The event, organized by New Kent Cooperative Extension, raised $2,900 for the New Kent 4-H Scholastic Fund. The winning foursome carded a 16 under par 56. Finishing one stroke back in second was the Windmill Realtors team of Ken Pair, Arthur Clarke, Kenny Harris, and John Lowery. Team Putt It (Charles Davis, Tommy Marvin, Burt Hodges, Dave Rolland) and Davis Produce (Paul Davis, Craig Pierce, Rick Forbes,…
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Grant funds NK golf program

By Community Member | May 21, 2008 10:32 am

New Kent Parks and Recreation has received a matching grant from the U.S. Golf Association to help fund participation in the National Hook a Kid on Golf Program. The program for kids age 8-15 who have little or no golf experience is scheduled for Aug. 11-15, 5-7:30 p.m. each day at Brickshire Golf Club. Support is also being received from the Virginia State Golf Association and local golf pro Phil Woodrum. Volunteer instructors teach kids golf skills, etiquette, and history. Each child receives a set of starter clubs, shirt, and other items. The grant program is based on household income,…
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Charles City teams finish fourth in Tri-Rivers track

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:31 am

Reynard Black and Chiquita Black posted double individual victories to spark Charles City’s track teams to fourth place finishes in the Tri-River District meet held May 13 at Charles City. Reynard Black won the high jump (5-10) and long jump (20-5 ¾) to earn the meet’s MVP trophy on the boys’ side. His 20 points helped the Panthers amass 55 points. Windsor edged Sussex 147-143 for the boys’ team title while Surry finished third with 66. Chesterfield Community and Franklin trailed Charles City with 24 and 22 points, respectively. Chiquita Black, meanwhile, captured both the 100-meter hurdles (18.9) and 300…
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Williams’ three-run homer helps New Kent trip Bruton

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:30 am

Jake Williams’ three-run homer in the second inning overcame a 2-0 Bruton Panther lead. Then pitching plus defense did the rest as New Kent’s host Trojans held on for 5-4 Bay Rivers District baseball win. For Williams, the blast was his second in two days at the Trojans’ new baseball complex. The day before, he christened the facility with the first shot to leave the park during a rout of Jamestown. Last Wednesday’s win at Bruton’s expense upped New Kent’s record to 9-10. The Trojans are battling two other teams to land the sixth and final seeded spot in this…
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Defendants plead guilty to larceny in NK circuit court

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:28 am

Two men indicted for robbing another man at a New Kent County motel have pleaded guilty to lower charges in New Kent Circuit Court. Nickolas James Burdge, 21, of 24750 Selma Road in Jetersville, and Lamarque Fulton Jones, 19, of 16331 Church St. in Amelia County, had been indicted on one count each of robbery in connection with a wallet and debit card taken from Russell Wayne Ellis on Feb. 18 at the Washington Burgess Inn in Eltham. In New Kent Circuit Court on May 5 and as part of plea deals, Burdge pleaded guilty to felony larceny while Jones…
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Chase leads to 1-year term

By Alan Chamberlain | May 21, 2008 10:25 am

A Gloucester County man will spend a year in prison for leading New Kent deputies on a high-speed chase into James City County. Last Nov. 21, Arley Vaughn Nemo III, 28, of 3981 J. Leonards Place in Hayes, was behind the wheel of a vehicle that approached a police checking detail on Route 155 near the Charles City County line. Nemo told officers he did not have his license with him, at which time he was ordered to pull his car off the roadway. Nemo floored the accelerator, speeding off toward Providence Forge. By the time deputies got to the…
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