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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024

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Charles City Circuit Court awarded $22,809 preservation grant

By Community Member | February 22, 2024 9:28 pm

The Library of Virginia announced that the Circuit Court Records Preservation (CCRP) program has awarded Charles City Circuit Court Clerk Victoria Washington a grant in the amount of $22,809 for local records preservation. The funds will be used to conserve General Index to Deeds no. 2 1913-1957-Grantees: General Index to Deeds no 2, 1913-1957-Grantors; General Index to Deeds No. 3 1958-1994-Grantors A-K; Land Book 1929-1932; Land Book 1933-1936; and Land Book 1937-1940 stored in her office. The records will also be digitized so that they can be available to the public through the clerk’s online records management system. “We’re very…
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New Kent Winery awarded gold medals from Virginia Governor’s Cup

By Community Member | February 22, 2024 9:19 pm

The Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot from New Kent Winery have been awarded gold medals from the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Cup. The Virginia Governor’s Cup is a competition that showcase wines, ciders, and means produced in the state. A panel of judges voted that the flagship Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot, both grown at New Kent Winery, were the top drinks in their categories, earning an average of 90 points or higher on a 100-point scale. “We are incredibly honored to receive gold medals for both our Reserve Chardonnay and Merlot,” said Jo Anna Dombroski, co-owner of New Kent Winery. “These awards…
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Bland Music Scholarship winners

By Community Member | February 19, 2024 10:13 am

Hollins University names Bauer to Dean’s List for Fall 2023 semester

By Community Member | February 15, 2024 3:38 pm

Emily Bauer, a resident of Charles City, earned Dean’s List recognition from Hollins University for the Fall 2023 semester. In order to earn the accolade, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher while being enrolled as a full-time student.

Branch graduates with Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University

By Community Member | February 15, 2024 3:37 pm

Evan Branch, a resident of Quinton, graduated from Frostburg State University during December 2023 commencement ceremonies. Branch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Parks management.

Bonsky named to Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania

By Community Member | February 15, 2024 3:36 pm

Taryn Bonsky, a resident of New Kent, was named to the Dean’s List at York College of Pennsylvania for the Fall 2023 semester. In order to be recognized for the achievement, a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.50 and take at least 12 academic credit hours.

Benches from the Blue Knights

By Community Member | February 9, 2024 11:23 am

Local students recognized for academic success at College of William and Mary

By Community Member | February 9, 2024 11:16 am

Several local residents were named to the Dean’s List of the College of William and Mary for the Fall 2023 semester. Joey Houska, Pelumi Sholagbade, James St. Martin, and Ty Walters, all of Lanexa, Ellie Ferrell, Jackson Henning, and Gabriel Merritt, all of New Kent, Trey Christman of Providence Forge, and Kendal Vorous of Quinton, were recognized for their academic accolades. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be taking at least 12 credit hours in courses and obtain a quality point average of 3.6 or higher.

Stevens earns degree from College of St. Scholastica

By Community Member | February 9, 2024 11:15 am

Alexandria Stevens, a resident of New Kent, graduated from The College of St. Scholastica as part of Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. Stevens earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Services.

‘Sittin’ Your Kitten’ opens for business in New Kent

By Community Member | February 7, 2024 10:58 am

“Sittin’ Your Kitten and More” has opened for business in New Kent. Founded by New Kent resident Lisa Guthrie, the cat-sitting service allows for professional cat care by a licensed, insured, bonded, and trained professional within the confides of their home. Guthrie has worked as a cat care owner for more than 25 years. Hours are form 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for seven days a week. For information, call 804-240-1976.

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