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News Archives for November, 2010

Trails attracted record crowd

By Community Member | November 18, 2010 10:55 am

Zombies and other creatures have all gone back to their hiding places, not to be seen again until next October. But the spirit of a thrilling and unique haunt adventure lives on at Journey Trails. New Kent’s largest haunt set an attendance record this year, entertaining people from all over Virginia as well as visitors from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and Hungary. The response was almost always the same, “Awesome!” “Loved It!” But one comment summed it up best: “Great experience—scary—meaningful—thanks,” referencing that Journey Trails is a “truth-based” haunt with lots of hidden messages lurking beneath…
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Falcon teams win semifinals

By Community Member | November 18, 2010 10:54 am

New Kent Falcons’ varsity peewee and varsity midget teams dominated opponents last Saturday to cruise into the playoff championships of their respective divisions in the Metropolitan Youth Football League. Evan Branch’s 70-yard opening kickoff return put the peewees (age 9) in front to stay on the way to a 26-20 conquest of Parham’s Bears in last Saturday’s semifinal. Branch then ran 68 yards for another score and Wyatt Terry and Dominique Akrie-Williams added respective TD runs of 4 and 7 yards to stake New Kent to a 26-7 halftime bulge. The victory was New Kent’s seventh straight, upping the peewees’…
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Lady Trojans come up short in BRD semifinal

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:53 am

New Kent’s Lady Trojans kept it close, but could never quite get over the hump in their bid to upset Jamestown’s host Eagles in the teams’ Bay Rivers District volleyball tournament semifinal. Jamestown, the second seed, managed a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 win in the Nov. 4 clash to advance to the title game. For third-seeded New Kent, the outcome marked the third time this season the Lady Trojans (16-6) have fallen to the Eagles. But despite the setback, New Kent has already qualified for the Region I tourney (taking on Battlefield District top seed Chancellor on Nov. 9). “I felt…
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Chancellor ends New Kent volleyball season

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:50 am

Chancellor’s Chargers blocked the path New Kent’s Lady Trojans had to take in order to advance beyond the quarterfinals in the Group AA Region I volleyball tournament — literally. The host Chargers’ blocking technique at the net proved more effective than New Kent’s, producing twice as many points and helping to account for part of the difference in the Nov. 9 contest. Missed Lady Trojan serves at crucial times also figured into the mix. As a result, New Kent’s season ended at 16-7. Chancellor (22-4) and champions in the Battlefield District for 11 years running, advanced to the region semifinals…
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Unable to stop Warhill, New Kent falls 44-33 in finale

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:49 am

For lack of a defensive stop, New Kent’s Trojans found themselves on the short end of an early third quarter score, down 31-7 to Warhill’s visiting Lions. And the deficit proved insurmountable despite a second half rally. The Trojans closed within five at 38-33 midway through the fourth quarter, but the Lions consumed most of the remaining time to put the game away with a late touchdown and secure a 44-33 win. Last Friday’s outcome closed the book on a disappointing football season for the hosts. Only a 21-0 shutout of Jamestown two weeks earlier prevented a winless campaign as…
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Charles City claims share of T-RD title, heads to playoffs

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:48 am

Charles City’s Panthers wasted little time in erasing the sting of a 42-0 setback at Sussex a week earlier. The host Panthers took out their frustrations on Surry’s Cougars, registering touchdowns on their first three possessions on the way to an easy 38-6 triumph. In fact, the Panthers needed just two plays from scrimmage to take command in the Nov. 5 contest. After taking the opening kickoff, the hosts used a flea-flicker off a reverse that netted 41 yards on Trevor Jones’ pass to Dominique Williams. On the next play, Jones grabbed a swing pass out of the backfield from…
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Richmond man convicted of aggravated sexual battery

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:44 am

A Richmond man, convicted on Oct. 25 in New Kent Circuit Court on a charge of aggravated sexual battery involving a child under age 13, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and must serve three years, four months of that term. Speaking through an interpreter, Heraclio Santos Agustin, told Judge Thomas B. Hoover he maintains innocence but decided to plead guilty since two witnesses were prepared to testify against him. One, a nine year-old girl, is the victim in the case. The other, the victim’s younger sister, witnessed some of what took place last June 23. Agustin, 42,…
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Draft NK capital spending plan under tight scrutiny

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:43 am

New Kent’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan covering the next five fiscal years shows a $92.2 million bottom line in spending projects. But in a time when fiscal restraint is key, county residents can expect to see many of the listed projects changed, deleted, or deferred far into the future. County Planning Commission members got a first look at the plan, courtesy of county administrator Cabell Lawton, during their Monday night meeting. Of interest to the planners is what’s in store for the next fiscal year, 2011-12. The draft plan lists just over $10 million in projects for next year, as…
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Richmond man faces 14 sex offense counts in CC court

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:40 am

A Richmond man faces 14 felony sex counts in Charles City that cover a span of eight years and involve an underage girl. A Charles City Circuit Court grand jury indicted David Russell Skulimoski, 49, of 3907 Beechmont Road, on Nov. 9. A breakdown of the charges shows four counts each of forcible sodomy, animate or inanimate object sexual penetration, and aggravated sexual battery along with two counts of child pornography possession. Authorities are not releasing the girl’s age, but most of the charges relate to when the victim was under age 13. The indictments cover the period of 2002-2010….
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NK boards on same page on food bank

By Alan Chamberlain | November 18, 2010 10:39 am

New Kent school and county government officials apparently are on the same page in supporting use of the cafeteria inside the county’s “Historic School” as a community food pantry. But they have also come to an understanding that should school needs change in the future, the food pantry may have to relocate. School Board chairman Joe Yates and school superintendent Rick Richardson met with supervisors Marty Sparks and Ray Davis and county administrator Cabell Lawton last Friday to discuss what some perceived as a disagreement over use of space inside the old school. During the meeting, Yates said school officials…
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