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Local wrestler and singer Mickie James to perform at Ladysmith Day

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Equally at home in the wrestling ring and on country music stages around the United States, pro-wrestler-turned-singer and Virginia native Mickie James will headline the sixth annual Ladysmith Day, to be held Saturday, May 3, in the Ladysmith Village Green off Library Boulevard. James has a long connection to Ladysmith and Caroline County: her father was from Ladysmith and her grandmother owned a horse farm near Doswell. Today, James still

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Supervisors discuss options for utilities district

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

The Caroline Pines subdivision will eventually need to upgrade its aging water line. The question remains—how will they pay for it? The Board of Supervisors discussed options at its April 8 meeting and will explore the matter further in future work sessions. Caroline Pines is already set up as a utility service district. This allows the board to increase the real estate tax rate on residences within the service district.

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  • Port Royal establishes town manager position

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    The Town of Port Royal is looking to hire a part-time town manager. Town Council established the position at its April 15 meeting and decided the starting salary would be $600 per month. The position description will be posted at the Port Royal Post Office, though Council members do have a candidate in mind from their own ranks—Vice Mayor Bill Wick. Wick would have to resign from Council if he

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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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Cavs edge out Cougars 4-3

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

Cavaliers baseball went 1-1 last week, pulling out a 4-3 heart-stopping win on Friday against Courtland, a game that came down to the last pitch. Monday of last week, Caroline went 10 innings against Brooke Point in a 7-3 loosing effort. Friday night, there were two winners as the fans and teams celebrated the Relay for Life of Caroline. In addition to a spectacular 4-3 win by the Cavaliers varsity

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  • Lady Cavs fall prey to Cougars, Black Hawks

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Caroline’s Lady Cavalier softball team went 0-2 last week in two closely matched games, losing to Courtland 6-5 on Thursday and to Brooke Point 10-3 on Monday to close out the week with a 3-7 record overall. Thursday’s matchup with Courtland proved to be a game where two evenly matched teams went at it tooth and nail, with neither willing to quit. The Cavalier defense held strong, allowing the Cougars

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  • 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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Caroline High School Building Trades students demonstrate skills at the Y

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

Students can absorb information in a number of ways, including textbooks, computer research, classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Caroline High School Building Trades teacher Archie L. Roberts and his 47 students put all of these methods to good use. Roberts and a number of his third-year students recently demonstrated their mastery of carpentry, masonry and electrical skills by constructing a handsome 12-by-16 foot storage building at the new Caroline County

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  • Bookmobile back on the road

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

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    The Caroline Library Bookmobile is back. The new bookmobile embarked on its maiden voyage April 16, which happened to be National Bookmobile Day. Its first patrons were the children of Ms. JoNi’s “Shining Stars” Daycare. Each one checked out a book. “And what are you guys going to do when you’re done with these books?” library director Maureen Dorosinski said to the children. “You’re going to come back and you’re

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  • 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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Local wrestler and singer Mickie James to perform at Ladysmith Day

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Equally at home in the wrestling ring and on country music stages around the United States, pro-wrestler-turned-singer and Virginia native Mickie James will headline the sixth annual Ladysmith Day, to be held Saturday, May 3, in the Ladysmith Village Green off Library Boulevard. James has a long connection to Ladysmith and Caroline County: her father was from Ladysmith and her grandmother owned a horse farm near Doswell. Today, James still

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  • Living history event coming to Port Royal

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The Port Royal Museum of American History will be sponsoring a one-day living history Civil War encampment at the museum featuring the 13th Virginia, Company A, on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 13th is a very active unit as they have done many living histories, re-enactments, memorial services, etc., in the local area. Come and spend some hands-on time with the 13th Virginia, Company A, and/or

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  • 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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