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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 20, 2023


Bailey announces bid to run for sheriff of New Kent County

By Community Member | March 15, 2023 1:04 am

Lee Bailey has announced his intention to run for sheriff of New Kent County. Bailey began as a cadet at Quinton Volunteer Fire Department. He began his law enforcement career at the age of 23 and has more than 40 years of public safety service. “I have always focused on being a problem solver, dedicated to the safety and well-being of the citizens, and visitors to our community,” Bailey said in a press release. “Serving the people of this county as your next sheriff will be an honor that I take very seriously. I would be humbled by your support…
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Letter to the Editor: Not seeking third term as New Kent Sheriff

By Community Member | March 15, 2023 12:58 am

To my colleagues and friends, It is with extremely mixed emotions that I Have made the difficult decision not to seek re-election to a third term as the Sheriff of New Kent County. This has not been an easy decision to make, nor one that I have taken lightly. However, after intense thought, prayer, and discussions concerning this decision, I am officially announcing that I will be retiring as of Dec. 31, 2023. I will continue to serve you to the best of my ability until my last day in this position. It has been a dream and an honor…
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LaSertoma Youth Service Award

By Community Member | March 15, 2023 12:58 am

‘Teacher of Promise’

By Community Member | March 15, 2023 12:53 am

New Kent students participate in CBGS science symposium

By Community Member | March 11, 2023 2:49 pm

Chronicle announces guidelines for 2023 candidate publications

By Andre Jones | March 6, 2023 11:25 pm

The New Kent-Charles City Chronicle is announcing procedures for individuals running for public office for the 2023 general election in November. Individuals running for public office may submit a brief statement introducing his or herself, what position they are running for, along with a headshot anytime from now until the June 29 admission. No statements will be accepted in June. Chronicle staff will conduct follow-up interviews in August and September of this year. These interviews will focus on the candidates’ platform. Once all interviews are complete, candidates will be listed in an edition of our newspaper prior to the November…
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New Kent students earn berths to Junior BETA national convention

By Community Member | March 2, 2023 10:16 pm

Students from New Kent Elementary and New Kent Middle School Junior BETA clubs performed valiantly at the state convention in Hampton. Between the two schools, more than 30 awards in various categories that included academics, visual arts, and more were judged at the competition. First place winners from New Kent Middle School are Savannah Burrell (7th Grade Language Arts), Jeremiah Martin (6th Grade Science), Sebastian Yates (8th Grade Science), the trio of Scarlet Rodgers, Abigail Beatty, and Savannah Burrell (Book Battle), the group of Hayden Loving, Hannah Stevens, Kendall White, Skylar Weedon, and Kelsey Sutton (Marketing & Communication), Paige Richards…
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Bench donated to Charles City Library

By Community Member | March 2, 2023 10:00 pm

Three locals named to Dean’s List at Brightpoint Community College

By Community Member | March 2, 2023 9:49 pm

Three local students were named to the Dean’s List at Brightpoint Community College for the Fall 2022 semester. Terry Cotman of Charles City, Morgan Fitzpatrick of Providence Forge, and Jessica Lull of Quinton, were all recognized for their academic achievement. In order to be honored on the Dean’s List, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.

Two earn Dean’s List honors from University of Maryland-Global Campus

By Community Member | February 28, 2023 1:48 pm

Two local students were named to the University of Maryland-Global Campus Dean’s List for the Fall 2022 semester. Jeremiah Busetto of Providence Forge, and Brandon Harcum of New Kent, received the recognition from the school. In order to qualify for the academic honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

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