Cox, Nansemond River, New Kent, Smithfield & Poquoson head to state semis
The state quarterfinals getting underway on Tuesday for softball, girls and boys soccer along with baseball. Some had success while others struggled. In baseball for Class 6, Western Branch had to play catch up against Colgan. After falling behind early 6-0, the Bruins managed a run in the 5th off a walk and added another as they lost 10-2. The same can be said for Grassfield in Class 6 as they fell to Freedom 12-2.
Trojans do the small things right, advance to Group 3A state semifinals
Unlike last year, New Kent’s Trojans didn’t want to have an early exit in the state tournament. And thanks to a combination of stellar defense and pitching, that first step to a state title was met. New Kent’s baseball team blanked the Brentsville District Tigers 5-0, capturing their...
New Kent dismantles Skyline in state quarterfinal softball contest
New Kent’s Lady Trojans quest to another state title kicked off in dominating fashion in the Group 3A State quarterfinals on June 6. Behind a one-hit shutout from Morgan Berg, New Kent’s Lady Trojans thrashed the visiting Skyline Lady Hawks 18-0, advancing to the state semifinals on June 9.
June primaries highlighted by battle for New Kent’s Commissioner of Revenue Republican nod
A battle for the Republican nomination for the seat of New Kent County Commissioner of Revenue highlights the June 20, 2023 primary races in our area. Incumbent Laura Ecimovic is being challenged by newcomer Terry Cornelius for the right to be placed on November’s General Election ballot. “New Kent...
Jayne Pierce Thomas, 92, of New Kent
Jayne Pierce Thomas of New Kent died peacefully at her home on June 2, 2023, after a brief illness and a wonderful life. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-two years, Albert Lee Thomas. She is survived by her daughters Jayne Thomas Pinelli, (George), Cynthia Thomas Greer, (Wayne), one granddaughter, Ann Thomas Greer Lepore, (Chris), and one great granddaughter, Charlotte Greer Lepore. Survivors also include her sisters Margie Pierce Harrison and Jodye Pierce Pfister as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Stevens named to Dean’s List at College of St. Scholastica
Alexandria Stevens, a resident of New Kent, was named to the Dean’s List at the College of St. Scholastica for the Spring 2023 semester. To be recognized for the accomplishment, a student must accumulate a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher.
New Kent dominates Lakeland en route to back-to-back regional championships
New Kent’s baseball team knew what they had to do to win a regional championship, as they had captured the title in 2022. In the June 1 contest, they ramped up their play once again. New Kent’s Trojans dominated the visiting Lakeland Cavaliers 11-1, capturing their second consecutive Group...
Lady Trojans orchestrate comeback to capture Region 3A Championship
New Kent’s Lady Trojans faced a familiar foe as they hosted the invading York Lady Falcons during the June 1 Group 3A Region A Championship game. And just like the first three encounters, the fourth went in the favor of the Lady Trojans, but not without its challenges. After...
Branch wins state title in triple jump, New Kent boys’ finish tenth at Group 3A Championships
New Kent’s Ellis Branch captured the boys’ triple jump competition at the Group 3A State Track and Field Championships held this past weekend at Liberty University. Branch leaped a distance of 46’6½” to win the event, defeating Markus White of Heritage (Lynchburg) by more than four inches.
The top 10 places people in King William County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in King William County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Crump seeks reelection as New Kent County Circuit Court Clerk
Amy Crump has announced her candidacy for re-election to the position of Circuit Court Clerk of New Kent County. “The past eight years have been an exciting and challenging time for New Kent as our community has faced dramatic change and growth,” Crump said in a press release. “The Circuit Court Clerk’s office has endeavored to stay in the forefront in providing professional and courteous service to our citizens.
Boyette’s pitching, New Kent defense steps up to win regional semifinals, clinch berth to state tournament
Sometimes providing an unknown protagonist in a story can lead to an intriguing plot. Such was the case when New Kent Trojans’ Head Coach Trevor Ronan sent freshman pitcher Lane Boyette to the mound during the May 31 Group 3A Region A semifinal contest at Colonial Heights. Behind Boyette’s...
Brenda Gayle McKenzie
Brenda Gayle McKenzie, 68, of New Kent, slipped peacefully into the arms of Christ on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. She was born to Frances Payne and the late James Rowe of Newport News and was the oldest of her four sisters. Brenda was a dedicated homemaker and an incredible cook....
Michael L. Whitley, 74, of New Kent
Michael L. Whitley, age 74, passed away at home in New Kent, VA on May 27, 2023 surrounded by his family. A native of Virginia Beach, he retired after 32 years of service to the Federal Government-Civil Service including stints at the Joint Forces Intelligence Command, Cinclantfleet, Public Works, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California. He was predeceased by his parents Paul L. Whitley and Mildred L. Whitley; his two brothers, Paul L. Whitley, Jr. and Wayne Whitley and his sister, Pamela Jean Ferrell.
Hampton man who stole antique car, firearms in New Kent sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison
A Hampton man who stole a classic vehicle from a New Kent resident will spend the next three-and-a-half years in prison. Brandon Wayne Milligan, 29, of 5 Quinn Street, entered guilty pleas to six counts of firearm larceny, one count of grand theft auto, one count of forging a title, and one count of conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses during Tuesday morning proceedings in New Kent Circuit Court. One count each of breaking and entering, possession of a weapon by a violent felon, conspiracy to commit grand theft auto, and conspiracy to possess a stolen vehicle were dropped as part of the agreement.
Mom creates anonymous tip website to honor late son’s life
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - One local mom has created an anonymous tip website for kids to speak up if they see or hear something troubling. IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething.org allows children to submit anonymous tips about bullying, illegal activities, unsafe driving and other concerns they may have. “People can speak up, and they...
Three second half goals power Lady Trojans into regional soccer semifinals
A strong second half by the New Kent Lady Trojans was enough for them to defeat the visiting Lady Cavaliers of Lakeland 4-1 in Friday night’s Group 3A Region A quarterfinal soccer contest. New Kent scored within the first five minutes of the contest, a lead that would hold...
New Kent not spooked by Lady Phantoms, cruises in quarterfinal win
New Kent’s Lady Trojans quest to repeat for a state title opened Friday afternoon in a quarterfinal contest against the visiting Lady Phantoms. For the hosts, it didn’t take long to move on to the semifinals. New Kent cruised to a 20-0 win, advancing to Tuesday afternoon’s semifinal...
New Kent blanks Hopewell in regional baseball quarterfinals win
New Kent’s Trojans took what once was a close game to a blowout during Friday afternoon’s regional quarterfinal contest against the visiting Hopewell Blue Devils. New Kent compiled a 7-0 shutout victory, advancing to the Tuesday semifinals contest. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the third when...
Lamprecht, Wright emerge as Region 3A track and field champions
Isaac Lamprecht earned gold in the boys’ 3200-meter run while teammate Ryan Wright captured the pole vault title as New Kent finished fifth in the Group 3A Region A Championships held May 23-24 at Lakeland High School. Lamprecht ran a time of 9:58.93 in the 3200-meter run, edging Lafayette’s...
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