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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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  • 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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  • Secretariat birthday celebration will honor ‘America’s Super Horse’ on March 29

    Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    It’s been almost 44 years since legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born March 30, 1970, at what is now The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. But legions of devoted fans still mark the birthday of “America’s Super Horse.”
Only in Virginia can fans celebrate at his actual birthplace. The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow will begin at 11 a.m. on March 29. Activities will include autograph sessions

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  • Ladysmith Day to feature country, rock artists, car show on May 3

    Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Ladysmith Day Festival on May 3 will feature Virginia native and country music artist Mickie James, who will bring her high energy to the stage. Leading off the day’s entertainment will be a regional favorite, Moe’s Garage Band http://www.moesgaragerocks.com/. This group of five talented musicians plays just about everything from rock music file. Mickie, who grew up in the Caroline and Hanover County areas, has been an entertainer and athlete

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  • Kings Dominion to hire 4,000 for seasonal jobs

    Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    In preparation for Kings Dominion’s once-in-a-lifetime 40th anniversary celebration, the park is now accepting applications to fill 4,000 seasonal positions for the 2014 operating season. “Our 40th celebration fully relies on every associate delivering world-class customer service to all our guests,” said King Dominion Human Resources Director Greg Talley. “It’s our associates who make Kings Dominion such a unique experience and provide guests a lifetime of family fun and fond

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  • Port Royal to get 200-foot-long fishing pier and canoe launch by April

    Posted on December 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    PORT ROYAL—This little town beside the Rappahannock River plans to have its own 200-foot-long fishing pier by April, said Jim Heimbach, a member of the Port Royal Town Council. The council recently contracted with Northern Neck Marine Construction to build a fishing pier and a soft launch that will allow for putting canoes and kayaks into the river, Heimbach said. “The pier will actually be just over 200 feet,” he

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