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Public Servant Spotlight — R.O. Carty: Animals are living beings

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Deputy R.O. Carty enjoys helping people and animals—and as an Animal Control officer with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, she gets to serve both groups. The Texas native joined the Sheriff’s Office five years ago, drawn by the opportunity to combine her passions of law enforcement and animal care. As an Animal Control officer, Carty handles matters ranging from picking up strays to investigating animal

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  • Milford man celebrates 100th birthday

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    John Monte turned 100 on Dec. 4.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   There was no question whose birthday celebration it was at the Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Milford on Saturday. Centenarian John Williams Monte lit up the small country church with a warm inviting grin and comforting embraces. Dressed in a sharp suit with scarlet tie and pocket scarf, Monte did not come close to looking like his 100 years. “The Lord kept me

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Bobby Plaskett: ‘We’re helping a lot of kids’

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Some students need a different environment. And at Caroline High School, they get it in the Diversified Studies Program. Bobby Plaskett, director, has been with the program since almost the beginning, when it was housed in a trailer with three maybe-functional computers behind the high school 17 years ago. He said former Caroline superintendent Stanley Jones conceived of the program as a way to reach

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Travel

State Police to increase traffic enforcement Labor Day weekend

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through the Commonwealth this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. Troopers will provide stationary and roving patrols across Virginia’s roads looking for impaired drivers. Last year, Virginia experienced nine traffic deaths during the four-day holiday statistical counting period. Six individuals were killed in traffic crashes in 2012. The stepped-up

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  • I-95 clear but patches of ice and snow remain on some primary and key secondary routes

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

    As temperatures dropped well below freezing overnight, crews plowed and treated I-95 and primary routes throughout the 14-county Fredericksburg district. However secondary routes and subdivision streets remain snow and ice covered, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Motorists are urged to delay their morning commute, if possible. However, if you have to go out remember to: Allow extra time for travel. Reduce your speed Keep a safe distance of

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  • You can track on-line the location of VDOT snowplows

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) snowplows are out in full force. You can track their location and see their progress at: http://vdotplows.org/. This website also provides numerous webcams to view live roadway conditions. Plows are working on the most frequently traveled roads first. It may be a day or two before all neighborhood streets are plowed, especially as snow continues before tapering off later today.  

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Education

YMCA Pool

Swim Club contract approved by School Board

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School is diving into a new area of athletics after the School Board approved a contract with the Caroline Family YMCA for the use of its facilities at the board’s Dec. 8 meeting. The Swim Club will get afloat “as soon as practical,” according to Daryl Chesley, director of curriculum and instruction for secondary education. An interest meeting held earlier this fall

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  • School Board wants raises for support staff

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board set some ambitious targets for its budget request for fiscal year 2016 on Monday night, including a 10 percent increase in the salary scale for support staff. In a budget workshop held at the Board’s Dec. 8 meeting, Caroline superintendent Gregory Killough and new director of finance John Martin identified the cost of fixing the teacher salary scale as $834,196. These

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  • School Board hears Swim Club proposal

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School athletes may soon be taking to a different blue track—the swimming pool. At the School Board’s Nov. 10 meeting, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education Daryl Chesley presented the first reading of an agreement with the Caroline Family YMCA to create a CHS Swim Club. The Swim Club would be open to all academically eligible students in grades 8

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of December 18

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

Ongoing *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is having Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a bag lunch to eat. *Zion Grove Baptist Church, 9450 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, holds its weekly Wednesday Prayer Service and Bible Study sessions from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bible Study is conducted by Dr. Kenneth Grasty, pastor. *Reedy Baptist Church is welcoming Rev. Karl Brower of

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  • Milford man celebrates 100th birthday

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    John Monte turned 100 on Dec. 4.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   There was no question whose birthday celebration it was at the Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Milford on Saturday. Centenarian John Williams Monte lit up the small country church with a warm inviting grin and comforting embraces. Dressed in a sharp suit with scarlet tie and pocket scarf, Monte did not come close to looking like his 100 years. “The Lord kept me

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  • Church Calendar, week of December 11

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Ongoing *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is having Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a bag lunch to eat. *Zion Grove Baptist Church, 9450 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, holds its weekly Wednesday Prayer Service and Bible Study sessions from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bible Study is conducted by Dr. Kenneth Grasty, pastor. *Reedy Baptist Church is welcoming Rev. Karl Brower of

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Health

Jennifer Faison, executive director of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, was in attendance at Tuesday's open house.

Mental health law changes discussed at Rappahannock Area CSB open house

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has provided mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention, and early intervention services to the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg for nearly 45 years. But only two types of services are mandated by the Code of Virginia—emergency services and case management—and state law governing those services has been amended as of

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  • Rappahannock Area Health District offers free flu shots at State Fair Saturday

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The Virginia Department of Health’s Rappahannock Area Health District will offer free flu shots Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. at the State Fair of Virginia. The event will be held at the Farm Bureau Center at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Only 550 doses of vaccine will be available, and will be offered to anyone 18 years of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, until

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  • Fire and rescue and law enforcement representatives receive recognition

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    “You do not serve alone,” the Rev. Antonio Clinkscales said at the First Responders Appreciation Service at Mr. Tabor Baptist Church on Sunday, March 9. Clinkscales took his text from I Peter 4:11 as he spoke words of encouragement to those who serve faithfully in our community under the honorable badges of police, fire, and rescue. He said God furnishes the fearless strength for service and those who serve others

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