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School year to start Aug. 20

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

School will return a bit earlier this summer. The Caroline County School Board unanimously approved a revised 2014-15 calendar that begins the school year on Aug. 20 and concludes it May 19. A state law, popularly known as the “Kings Dominion law,” requires each school division’s year to start after Labor Day, but a division may seek a waiver if its meets certain criteria. Dr. Rebecca Broaddus, assistant superintendent, explained

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State’s largest spring regional fire school held in Caroline

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:06 am

The 20th annual Caroline County Spring Regional Fire School was held April 12 and 13 at Caroline High School. This year’s event was the largest spring regional school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. More than 160 students registered for the school, with more than 130 participants completing training.  Eight courses were offered in various topics this year, including Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue, and Rail Safety. Participants came from

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  • School year to start Aug. 20

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:21 am

    School will return a bit earlier this summer. The Caroline County School Board unanimously approved a revised 2014-15 calendar that begins the school year on Aug. 20 and concludes it May 19. A state law, popularly known as the “Kings Dominion law,” requires each school division’s year to start after Labor Day, but a division may seek a waiver if its meets certain criteria. Dr. Rebecca Broaddus, assistant superintendent, explained

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  • Supervisors allocate $30K to addiction recovery program

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The Caroline County Recovery Community Program will continue to help recovering addicts get their lives back on-track, thanks to an infusion of cash from the county’s coffers. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 last week to allocate $30,000 to the program in Fiscal Year 2015, which begins June 1. Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Spencer led a presentation highlighting the benefits of the program—both to its participants and to the county budget.

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Sports

Jaguars defeat Lady Cavaliers

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

By Scott Richards Opening strong in the first innings, the Cavalier ladies softball team folded as the game progressed, losing to the Glen Allen Jaguars 14-2 in six innings last week on Thursday.  With the first Cavalier batter scoring in the first inning and holding the Jaguars blank, the game looked hopeful with the Cavs ahead 1-0. Hope soon faded as the Jaguars scored in each succeeding inning, as opposed

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  • Cavs thwart W&L, fall to Glen Allen

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    By Scott Richards As the weather broke last week, the Cavaliers baseball went into full swing, closing out the warmer part of the week with a 1-1 record that included a 10-0 sweep of Washington and Lee High School Friday night in Montross, which followed the previous evening’s loss to Glen Allen High School 8-6 in a game that was not as close as the score may indicate. Friday was

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  • Caroline girls basketball becoming a dynasty

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Take a 14-6 varsity record, first place in their own inaugural Christmas Tournament and a third place finish in a highly competitive new conference, add a JV team that ended up 17-3 and won their conference and end of the season tournament titles and then season it with a middle school team that went undefeated, 15-0.  What is in this mix?  Quite simply, for the girls basketball program in Caroline

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Lifestyles

Newly designed bookmobile debuts April 16

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:33 am

The new Caroline Library Inc. Bookmobile will embark on its first run Wednesday, April 16 as part of the National Bookmobile Celebration. That day, the bookmobile will travel to Wright’s Chapel Daycare, Countryside Daycare, Ms. Joni’s Shining Stars Daycare, and other Caroline County points of interest. Keep up with the bookmobile by following the library’s live Twitter feed that day @CarolineLib. The bookmobile will then be on display during the

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  • Nonprofits invited to participate in online day of giving

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Every nonprofit organization in the region is invited to participate in The Community Give on Tuesday, May 6, when local residents will donate thousands of dollars—the most raised in a single day—to support issues and charities they are passionate about. Gifts will be maximized through cash prizes to participating nonprofits. Every participating area nonprofit will be eligible for $100,000 in incentive prizes from The Community Foundation and its sponsors. “Any

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  • Fire and rescue and law enforcement representatives receive recognition

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    “You do not serve alone,” the Rev. Antonio Clinkscales said at the First Responders Appreciation Service at Mr. Tabor Baptist Church on Sunday, March 9. Clinkscales took his text from I Peter 4:11 as he spoke words of encouragement to those who serve faithfully in our community under the honorable badges of police, fire, and rescue. He said God furnishes the fearless strength for service and those who serve others

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Entertainment

Schools’ Art Show set for May 2

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:28 am

The Caroline County Public Schools Art Show will take place May 2 at Caroline High School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The annual showcase will feature student artwork from all public schools in Caroline County. Musical performances and a preview of the CHS spring play, “The Rules of Comedy,” are scheduled. Hundreds of students representing all grade levels participate in the show each year.

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  • Port Royal’s proposed fishing pier hits a snag

    Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Construction of Port Royal’s new fishing pier will have to wait until the summer. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has issued a moratorium on construction along the Rappahannock River through June to avoid disturbing the aquatic life, the Port Royal Town Council heard at its March 18 meeting. Ironically, the King Street pier project is partly funded through a DGIF grant that was originally set to expire

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  • Meadow Event Park to get new livestock pavilion

    Posted on March 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Construction of a 40,000-square-foot livestock pavilion is expected to start in late March at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The pavilion will provide a permanent structure to house cattle during the State Fair of Virginia. The building permit application for the structure states the cost will be  $718,000, said Kevin Wightman, Caroline County building official. When asked if the new structure will add to the county’s tax base,

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