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Governor expected to veto student religious expression bill

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation to protect a range of religious expressions and practices by students in Virginia public schools. However, Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to veto the bill based on questions about the constitutionality of the bill, according to a Feb. 25 report by the Roanoke Times. Senate Bill 236 codifies the rights of students to organize and engage in any religious activity to the

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  • Baccalaureate service to offer emotion, meal

    Posted on June 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    MILFORD – Seating will be plentiful at the Caroline High School baccalaureate service, which promises to pack an emotional punch complete with a childhood slide show and the ‘passing of the torch’ candle ceremony on June 6. Seating will be limited at the Caroline High School graduation ceremony June 7 at Mary Washington University, but seating will be plentiful at the baccalaureate service. The baccalaureate service will be at 6:30

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  • ‘CHiPs’ star to screen film at church

    Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    SPARTA – Erik Estrada, who starred in six seasons of the TV show “CHiPs” in the 1970s and 80s, will speak Tuesday at Salem Baptist Church on behalf of his new movie, “Finding Faith.” The family friendly movie starts at 6:30 p.m., and the church is at 24032 Sparta Road. “Finding Faith” is a full-length narrative motion picture that tells the true story of how a family found faith in

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  • ‘Plunge’ raises money to help needy

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    As some fisherman look on, people brave the frigid water of Lake Land'Or for the annual 'Polar Bear Plunge.'

    RUTHER GLEN – A group of 70 people braved chilly weather and the icy water of Lake Land’Or to raise money for a good cause. The annual Polar Bear Plunge, sponsored by Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church, raised $17,546 on Saturday of last week. The funds will be used by participating churches to help pay for heating bills of people who need assistance as well as stocking church food pantries

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  • ‘…give each other grace…’

    Posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    (Editor’s Note: Christian White, a third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, wrote the following message, which was distributed by principal Howard Pellegreen to the school staff. White gave permission for its publication.) Last Friday afternoon, the day of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I stayed late at school trying to finish up some things for this week. Preparing to leave, I looked up from my desk

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  • Fort to host Christmas service

    Posted on December 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Fort A.P. Hill will hold a Christmas candlelight service at Liberty Church at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12, and the public is invited to attend. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James D. Gray of the Military District of Washington will officiate a service that will include music and readings. People who wish to attend will need a valid driver’s license, car registration, and proof of car insurance in order to be allowed entry

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  • BG church aids Operation Christmas Child

    Posted on November 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    BOWLING GREEN — While most people in America are preparing for holiday activities, Caroline County volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — are filling shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene products, and other gifts for needy children overseas. This year-round project of the international Christian relief and evangelism organization, Samaritan’s Purse, which is headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local

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