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Former Miss USA Tara Conner told a group of recovering men and women that if she had heard her story when she was 14, then her life wouldn’t have become such a mess. A resident of Los Angeles, the model, actress and singer/songwriter traveled through Virginia this week to promote hope for those recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. She made a stop in Bowling Green and had Kodak moments
Oil is definitely in Caroline County, and a Texas oil company president says the environment will be his No. 1 concern during drilling. Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Company, said his company found evidence of oil from test drill sites on property along U.S. 301 near the Luck Stone quarry. If all goes well, Shore Exploration could be operating productive oil wells in 2015. But all may
FREDERICKSBURG—You can give a gift that can really make a difference – the gift of electricity. At Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) anyone can purchase a Gift of Electricity gift certificate for a friend or relative who has an electric account with REC. “We have been offering this opportunity for years, and we have found that when our members receive this gift of a payment toward their electric account it means
RICHMOND – As part of winter preparedness, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds drivers to completely clear their cars of ice and snow before driving in wintry conditions. “Snow and ice on the roof, hood or trunk of a car can fall into the path of another vehicle, leading the driver to swerve in icy conditions,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the governor’s highway safety representative. “Also,
Hot Spots for the Caroline County Nov. 3 – Nov. 9: Interstate 95 (Update) Monday – Tuesday, 9 p.m. – 5 a..m.; crews will be installing raised pavement markers on I-95 north between Exit 104 (Rt. 207/Carmel Church) and Exit 118 (Rt. 606/Thornburg) in Spotsylvania County. Motorists will be restricted to one lane in this mobile work zone.
FREDERICKSBURG – The Fredericksburg Heritage Day Festival will be a free July Fourth celebration that will offer a 5-mile run, parade, 100 crafters, a river raft race, and – later in Stafford County – a fireworks display. The daytime program will be in downtown Fredericksburg on Sophia, Charlotte and Hanover streets. The evening program will take place at Pratt Park off River Road in Stafford. Participants will find food, a
MILFORD—Problems and concerns continue with the Bowling Green Elementary School as related to the contractor who handled the expansion and upgrades, a school official said Monday. David McConnell, the clerk of the works for Caroline County Public Schools (CCPS), addressed the Caroline School Board at a regular meeting on Dec. 9 and reported that Loughridge & Company LLC, the general contractor, was cited for issues required by the construction contract:
The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) charged a 16-year-old Caroline High School student with assault and battery of a teacher on Nov. 21. The juvenile was also charged with disorderly conduct. The CCSO does not identify victims of assault, Sheriff Tony Lippa said. The Sheriff’s Office also made the following arrests for the week ending Nov. 23: ° Jeremy R. Toney, 21, of Ruther Glen, and charged with driving under
This is a schedule of events at libraries throughout Caroline County. Bowling Green Children’s Events Christmas Cupcake Making, Dec. 21, 1 p.m., Signup Required Adult Events Holiday Concert: featuring The Rappahannock Youth Symphony, Friday Dec. 6, Seating at 7 p.m. and concert starts at 7:30. Tickets available at each branch, $10 for Adults, $5 for 10 and under. Get Crafty Caroline: Earrings with Maureen: Sat.
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
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
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
Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a 3 part series on child molestation in Caroline County. This article focuses on one of the most common ways in which child molestation occurs. The next article will focus on recent cases and those that happened years ago. Mary was a single mom who had been divorced for two years. She struggled to pay the rent each month. She and her two
SPARTA—Concerns about the YMCA under construction in Caroline County drew questions from residents who met with county Supervisors Jeff Sili and Jeff Black on Nov. 21. The two supervisors had a constituents meeting in the Bowling Green Voting District. Sili told the gathering of more than 100 in Salem Baptist Church that the YMCA was scheduled to open this fall, but probably will open in February 2014. “The last third
LADYSMITH—Business and community leaders are invited to a meeting Friday morning about caregiver relief. The meeting will be at 11:15 a.m. at Ladysmith Pharmacy and the purpose of the meeting is to design ways to increase awareness of free respite offered to caregivers in Caroline County by Christian Caregiver Relief (CCR). It will be hosted by William Abernathy of Ladysmith Pharmacy, L.J. Moyer of Century 21, Vito and Josephine Amato