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News Archives for July, 2010

Prosecutor proceeding on all felony charges against Carter

By Alan Chamberlain | July 25, 2010 8:49 am

New Kent County’s prosecutor has no plans to drop any of five felony charges lodged against John Steven Carter, the reputed drug dealer at the center of a botched robbery and fatal shooting in Lanexa back in October 2008. In fact, Commonwealth’s Attorney Linwood Gregory added a sixth felony count on Monday. As expected on Monday, a New Kent Circuit Court grand jury indicted Carter, 57, on one count of manufacturing marijuana. New to the mix is an indictment on one count of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. And despite Carter’s legal maneuvering to impose a deadline under which…
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Former clerk pleads guilty

By Alan Chamberlain | July 20, 2010 9:01 am

A former New Kent convenience store employee, who cashed in winnings from $2,400 in state lottery tickets she took from the place where she worked, has pleaded guilty in county circuit court on a pair of embezzlement counts. Myrtle Grasberger, 41, formerly of 1507 Robin Grey Lane, Richmond, entered the pleas on July 12. State sentencing guidelines in the matter called for probation only and no jail time. Judge Thomas B. Hoover followed the guidelines, imposing five years in prison on each count and suspending all for the next 10 years, but ordered Grasberger to repay $2,400 to the owner…
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Planners give nod to tower

By Alan Chamberlain | July 20, 2010 8:55 am

New Kent’s Planning Commission is recommending county Board of Supervisors’ approval of a permit request to build a 195-foot, self-supporting, lattice style cell phone communications tower on a 25-acre site about 1,000 feet northeast of the end of Topeka Road in Quinton. Planners voted 9-0 with one abstention Monday night to forward a favorable recommendation to supervisors on the request by Richmond-based National Communications Towers and property owners R. Wade and Kathleen Moore. The application first came before the commission in May, but action was postponed after neighbors who own land along Topeka Road, a private road, claimed access to…
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No outdoor fire ban for now, dry weather could force action

By Community Member | July 20, 2010 8:51 am

Local fire officials are not pushing the panic button just yet, but there are hints of an outdoor burning ban being enacted if the current pattern of hot, dry weather continues. After conferring Saturday with state Department of Forestry officials, who have been monitoring moisture content in the ground, New Kent Fire Chief Tommy Hicks said there are no plans to institute a burning ban for now. “At the moment, the thunderstorms and rain showers we’ve received over the past couple of weeks have provided a little bit of added relief,” he said. “There will be no ban on Monday,…
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Virginia Heat wins tourney

By Community Member | July 8, 2010 4:20 pm

Virginia Heat 12U girl’s softball team finished 9-1 on the way to the championship of the Memorial Day Fastpitch Softball Tournament held Memorial Day weekend in Chambersburg, Pa. Two New Kent County residents, Stephanie Torrence and Marisa “MoMo” Bush, are team members. The Heat beat Lake Shore Lighting from Maryland 7-6 in the title game. Forty-one teams from seven states participated in the three-day tournament. The Heat lost their first pool play game to the Washington (Pa.) Wildfire but won their next five, earning a spot in the Gold Bracket Championship Round. The first game in the championship round against…
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Dodgers win regular season, tournament to finish 14-0

By Community Member | July 8, 2010 4:16 pm

The NKYA Rookie Division Dodgers finish the regular season 12-0 and won the end of the season tournament. The Dodgers finish the season with a 14-0 combined record. In the end of season rookie tournament championship game, the Dodgers faced the number two ranked Cardinals. Going into the championship game, the Cardinals had a record of 12-2. The game lived up to expectations through the first five innings. Going into the bottom of the fifth, the Dodgers led 16-14. But the Dodgers began to pull away as back-to-back singles put runners on first and second. Chayne Morse then belted a…
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Drug dealer faces 80 years

By Alan Chamberlain | July 8, 2010 4:12 pm

A convicted drug dealer has close to 80 years in prison hanging over his head as a result of sentencing in New Kent Circuit Court on four cocaine-related charges. Termara Delvon Brown, 27, of 3303 Branch Avenue in Richmond, had been found guilty earlier on three counts of crack cocaine distribution and one count of cocaine possession with intent to distribute. At sentencing on June 28, Judge Thomas B. Hoover handed the defendant 20 years on each charge, suspending all but six months for the next 40 years. Brown has already spent seven months in jail since his arrest. But…
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CC kennel owner appealing board’s use permit denial

By Alan Chamberlain | July 8, 2010 4:11 pm

The owner of a Charles City dog kennel, who in May was denied an operating permit by the county’s Board of Supervisors, has filed paperwork asking for a circuit court review of all documents and materials that led to the board’s decision. Linda Howard, owner of Big Dog Kennel at 5226 North Warriner Road, filed what is termed a writ of certiorari in county circuit court on June 23. Named as defendants in the writ in addition to county supervisors are the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals, county planner John Bragg, commonwealth’s attorney Rob Tyler, and animal control officer Frank…
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Replacing windows draws out art talent in NK resident

By Community Member | July 8, 2010 4:10 pm

When window curtains hanging inside his Quinton home began gently swaying in the breeze — and the windows weren’t open — Lee Dail knew it was time to install replacements. But that project, he realized, would entail considerable expense. His house, built in the early 1960s as the original home in what would become the Five Lakes subdivision, featured 30 windows. And he had already poured lots of cash into what he termed a “money pit.” Before he and his wife, Tara Leigh, bought the place in 2003, time and neglect had taken its toll. Then in searching for ways…
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Attempted capital murder indictments handed up in CC

By Alan Chamberlain | July 8, 2010 4:06 pm

A Hopewell man, who authorities say led Charles City deputies on a 100 mile per hour chase through the county before crashing a borrowed pickup truck into a pair of sheriff’s office cruisers, has been indicted on nine felony charges. A Charles City Circuit Court grand jury, convening Tuesday, indicted Nasir Karim Goode, 24, of 2001 Warren St., on two counts each of attempted capital murder of a police officer, attempted malicious wounding, and causing bodily injury to a police officer along with single counts of eluding police, hit and run, and destruction of property. Judge Thomas B. Hoover ordered…
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