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New Kent County

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  • Colonial Downs files appeal against Virginia Racing Commission

    NEW KENT — The dispute regarding thoroughbred racing in New Kent County is off to court. Colonial Downs has filed a notice of appeal in Richmond Circuit Court that the Virginia Racing Commission overstepped its authority last week when it requested...
  • Mathews voters to decide meals tax

    A proposed meals tax in Mathews County will go before voters in November in the form of a referendum. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to allow the public to decide whether the county should levy the tax on prepared food and beverages at...
  • Gloucester High School's new principal ready to join division

    Gloucester High School's newly appointed principal Nate Collins said he is looking forward to stepping back into a high school leadership role. "I had a really strong desire to return to high school principalship," Collins said.  "I enjoy the direct...
  • Racing needs a California Chrome Triple Crown

    Horse racing — the sport of kings! — still mattered when I was a kid. This was the late 1960s and early '70s, and the Triple Crown events were must-see TV as fans longed for the next colt to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont....
  • Living Here: Outdoor activities

    Living Here: Outdoor activities
    Cycling The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Living Here: Nearby attractions
    From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
  • A failed raid on Richmond drives fleeing Union cavalrymen to Williamsburg

    A failed raid on Richmond drives fleeing Union cavalrymen to Williamsburg
    History may look upon Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's Feb. 28-March 3, 1864 cavalry raid on Richmond as an embarrassment if not a fiasco. But you might not have known that from what one observer described as "the rollicking, devil-may-care...
  • Colonial Downs harness season starts on Sept. 18

    PROVIDENCE FORGE -- Colonial Downs will begin its 16th season of pari-mutuel harness racing on Sept. 18th. The six-week fall season continues through Oct. 27th. Pacers and trotters will compete over the nation’s only one-turn mile racetrack every...
  • Virginia health officials: Be wary of pigs and H3N2v virus

    Virginia health officials: Be wary of pigs and H3N2v virus
    The Virginia Department of Health is calling on people to exercise care around pigs as the agricultural fair season gets under way. The flu virus H3N2v that normally circulates in pigs may spread to humans more easily than usual, according to the Health...
  • Opinion: Private schools NEED to play under same rules, especially in football

    After listening to New Kent County resident JT Taylor¿ from Central Virginia Homeschool a couple of nights ago, I starkly was reminded of the need for schools to follow similar protocols for allowing youngsters to play -- especially in a collision sport...
  • Native plants: Saturday walk expects to see orchid, moss, cedar and berries

    Native plants: Saturday walk expects to see orchid, moss, cedar and berries
    Gus Hall and Jan Newton lead a native plant walk on January 19 at 9 a.m. to look for all that is green this time of year at the Wahrani Nature Trails in New Kent County (Rts. 30/33). The walk is sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia...