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Rural resort amendments sent to public hearing

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Rural resorts are back on the agenda in Caroline County. At the July 22 Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors voted 4–2 to put to public hearing text amendments to the county zoning ordinance that would allow rural resorts, general stores, and museums to be built in rural preservation districts with a special exception permit. The amendments define a rural resort as “an establishment

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Rural resort amendments sent to public hearing

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Rural resorts are back on the agenda in Caroline County. At the July 22 Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors voted 4–2 to put to public hearing text amendments to the county zoning ordinance that would allow rural resorts, general stores, and museums to be built in rural preservation districts with a special exception permit. The amendments define a rural resort as “an establishment

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  • Boards talk Madison Elementary School renovations in joint session

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:08 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Although construction hasn’t yet begun on the Madison Elementary School renovations, the project ran into some troubled waters when a meeting of county officials revealed that plans that hadn’t been approved by the county were sent out to contractors for bid. At a joint session of the Board of Supervisors and the School Board held July 22, county building inspector Kevin Wightman reported that

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  • Caroline County man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

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    When Carl Johnson scratched his $100,000 Crossword ticket, he thought he’d won $100. But he was wrong. The Woodford man actually won the $100,000 top prize. He bought the winning ticket at Lafayette Gulf on Lafayette Boulevard in Fredericksburg. Since he discovered he’d won on a Friday night, he had to wait until the following Monday to hand in his ticket and claim his prize. “I’ve been on pins and

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Sports

Cavaliers go 13-8 in first Conference 20 season

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   Entering into a new conference proved to more difficult for the Caroline High School Cavaliers varsity baseball team than many may have realized, but Coach Frank Dow and the Cavaliers showed that they can be competitive, ending the inaugural season in the Conference 20 with a 13-8 record. Hanover High School proved to be the toughest opponent for Caroline, which lost to the Hawks

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  • Young Lady Cavaliers team gains experience in 7-12 season

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:38 am

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   With only two seniors, the Cavalier Softball team looked like it was going to be a bleak year, but the drive that each player, as well as the team as a whole, displayed made up for their lack of experience. Facing a building year, the Lady Cavs ended the season with a 7-12 record, showing the mettle that earned them the moniker, “The War

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  • Co-Ed Softball League forming

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Guys and Girls, it’s time to dust of that old softball glove and bat… There is a new adult CO-ED softball league in far western Hanover County. They are still looking for players to field teams for this up and coming fall season, but time is running out. Final sign-ups will be held at the 4th of July festivities at the Beaverdam Ruritan Park. For more info, go to their

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Lifestyles

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers STEP parenting class Aug. 5 to Sept. 9

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:38 am

The trend in parenting education is a result of many social changes—among them are dual working parents, single parents, and step-families. The challenges are there, and STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) can help. Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the STEP parenting class Tuesdays, Aug. 5 to Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Caroline Community Center in Milford. Parents who have participated in STEP groups say they

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight — Paul Ernest: ‘It’s a high-rewarding job’

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:49 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Lt. Paul Ernest may only be 33, but he’s well on his way toward a lifetime in service. A member of the first EMT class offered at Caroline High School, Ernest has been involved in county fire and rescue since joining the Ladysmith Fire Department at age 15, and over the years, except for a three-year stint with the Sheriff’s Office, he’s worked his

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight — Alisha Coleman: Reading ‘opens your mind’

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Whether you’re looking for a good book or a fun craft project, you might want to see Alisha Coleman at the Port Royal branch of Caroline Library, Inc. Coleman is the branch assistant and the only staff member assigned to the branch, which is manned by volunteers when she’s not there. She helps out patrons who stop in, and she runs crafts programs for kids

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Entertainment

Katie Gardner, atop Frankly My Dear, tells reporters about last weekend's Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show.

State Fair of Virginia boasts variety of activities

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   What do an alligator wrestler, a chainsaw sculptor, and a bunch of horses have in common? They’re all part of the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, which will run Sept. 26 to Oct. 5 at the Meadow Event Park. State Fair officials conducted a press conference Monday morning to go over this year’s entertainment. “This year’s fair … is going to be an exciting fair,”

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  • Community Calendar, July 31

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Ongoing *Caroline High School class of 1984 is hosting its 30th class reunion Nov. 28 and 29. The event will be held at the Virginia Center Commons Wyndham Hotel in Glen Allen. Graduates of classes 1980 – 89 are invited to attend as special guests. For more information, call LaVonda Wingfield at (540) 205-7495. *The Port Royal Museum of American History is open to the public each Saturday from 10

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  • Thoroughbred horse event to showcase retrained racehorses at Meadow Event Park

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The new Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show, which will be held July 25-27 at The Meadow Event Park, will highlight the versatility of former racehorses in the show ring while showcasing the illustrious history of the venue. The show will take place on the very grounds where legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat first learned to gallop. The participating horses are off-track Thoroughbreds, or OTTBs, that have been retrained for new careers.

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