New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 26, 2022


Chickahominy Fall Festival and Pow Wow returns

By Robb Johnson | September 25, 2022 6:35 am

Three locals graduate during Summer 2022 ceremonies from James Madison University

By Community Member | September 22, 2022 10:53 am

Three local students recently completed studies at James Madison University and graduated during August 2022 commencement exercises. Rachel Phelps and Grace Daniel, both of Quinton, and Jacob Broz, of Providence Forge, are part of the Summer 2022 graduating class. Phelps earned a Bachelor’s degree in geology, Daniel earned a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, and Broz earned a Bachelor’s degree in sport and recreational management.

OB-GYN services to be offered in New Kent County

By Community Member | September 22, 2022 10:49 am

HCA Virginia will bring the first OB-GYN to the area, and it will be located in New Kent County. Located inside of Chickahominy Family Physicians at 1850 Pocahontas Trail, Quinton, Dr. Maria Espiridion will begin treating patients on Sept. 27. “Patients in this area typically have to travel to Richmond or Williamsburg for care, so we are excited to fill a huge void in New Kent County,” said Henrico Doctors’ Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ryan Jensen. “People who live in surrounding communities will be able to save a trip by having comprehensive OB-GYN care close by.” The new specialty will…
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LaSertoma International Youth Service Award

By Community Member | September 20, 2022 7:11 am

Charles City Autumn Pilgrimage Tour returns after two-year hiatus

By Community Member | September 16, 2022 8:10 pm

After a two-year hiatus, the Autumn Pilgrimage House Tour in Charles City is returning on Sept. 24. Sponsored by Westover Episcopal Church, some of America’s most historic homes will open their doors for the tour. Properties this year include Berkeley Plantation, Inn at Eagles’ Watch, River Edge, Cary Hill, Kittiewan, Westover Plantation, and Westover Episcopal Church. For more information about the tour, call (757) 561-6430 or visit

Bench donation to Heritage Public Library

By Community Member | September 15, 2022 8:15 pm

Williams named to Dean’s List at Howard University

By Community Member | September 14, 2022 10:57 am

Alexis Williams, the valedictorian of Charles City County High School’s Class of 2021, was named to the Dean’s List at Howard University for the 2021-22 year. To qualify for this achievement, a student must enrolled full-time and accumulate a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Masquerade ball to benefit Bridges of Change Domestic Violence Shelter in New Kent

By Community Member | September 13, 2022 9:49 am

A masquerade ball to benefit the Bridges of Change Domestic Violence Shelter in New Kent will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. at Colonial Downs. The Queen of Hearts Masquerade Ball will benefit Bridges of Change, a nonprofit domestic violence shelter that serves residents from surrounding jurisdictions, including Charles City. “This event is an important outreach and fundraising opportunity where proceeds directly affect the operational consistency of the organization,” said Bridges of Change board member Mary Hamm. “The bold and fun nature of the event that includes live music, raffles, and an elegant aesthetic is guaranteed to be…
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Benjamin Harrison Bridge closing overnight from Sept. 18-23

By Community Member | September 12, 2022 10:51 pm

The Benjamin Harrison Bridge, that connects Charles City and Prince George County, will close nightly to vehicle traffic for bridge washing and repairs for a week beginning on Monday, Sept. 18. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will have closures starting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18, with the bridge reopening at 5 a.m. the following morning. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by Friday, Sept. 23, 5 a.m. A detour is in place for motorists during the overnight closures. Those heading to Prince George/Hopewell will be directed westbound on Route 5 (John Tyler Memorial Highway) to Interstate 295…
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Charles City County Fair 2022

By Andre Jones | September 11, 2022 9:58 am
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