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Supervisors appropriate $42.5 million for Caroline County Public Schools

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After several months of revisions, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night agreed to appropriate the full amount of $42,504,006 requested by the School Board for the fiscal year 2015 school budget. The school budget was held in limbo earlier this summer because of the General Assembly’s delay in passing a state budget, which left county officials uncertain about the funding they would receive. About

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

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

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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  • Richmond man charged in Route 1 crash

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    A Richmond man was charged with reckless driving following a car accident yesterday. Virginia State Police Trooper D. Melson responded to a single-vehicle crash Route 1 Southbound south of Green Road in Caroline County on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:41 p.m. A 2014 Ryder Truck was traveling south on Route 1 when it ran off the road to the left, struck a utility pole and box, and then hit a

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  • Supervisors appropriate $42.5 million for Caroline County Public Schools

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After several months of revisions, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night agreed to appropriate the full amount of $42,504,006 requested by the School Board for the fiscal year 2015 school budget. The school budget was held in limbo earlier this summer because of the General Assembly’s delay in passing a state budget, which left county officials uncertain about the funding they would receive. About

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

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

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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  • Crowds flock to Caroline County Agricultural Fair in record numbers

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

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    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   The annual Caroline County Agricultural Fair means different things to many different people from Caroline, surrounding counties, and even more distant locales. Although Meadow Event Park hosts the State Fair each autumn, Caroline’s Ag Fair offers the sort of friendly, informal county fair atmosphere that is increasingly difficult to find. To 4-Hers from Caroline, Hanover, and Stafford County, it is an opportunity to show

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  • Kona Ice cools off Caroline

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   It is summer time, and yes, it is hot. Farmers are looking for rain, and everyone else is looking for a way to cool off. Just when people are beginning to melt, in comes the cavalry in the form of a highly decorated truck playing calypso music. Kona Ice to the rescue! Pam and Peter Meyer are the owners of the local Kona Ice

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Entertainment

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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  • Community Calendar, July 24

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:43 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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  • 2014 Caroline County Agricultural Fair Contest Winners

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Madelyn Mills, 9, of Doswell was a first place winner in goat showmanship with the able assistance of Kelsey Trainer and Bella the goat.

    Caroline Idol first- Logan Golden, Ruther Glen; second–Shannan Johnson, Ruther Glen; third-Anna Rothgeb, Ruther Glen Hog Calling Contest (Adult) first-Kareena Decatur, Spotsylvania; second-Trevor Whittaker, Ruther Glen; third-Travis Nierman, Spotsylvania; fourth- Anna Rothgeb, Ruther Glen; fifth-two way tie-Carolyn Coutts, Ruther Glen; Joey Pavie, Ladysmith Rooster Calling Contest (Adult) first-Carolyn Coutts, Ruther Glen; second-Anna Rothgeb, Ruther Glen; third-George Grampp, Spotsylvania; fourth-Joey Pavie, Ladysmith; fifth-Trevor Whittaker, Ruther Glen; sixth-Bobby Satterwhite, Ruther Glen Corn

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