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Public Servant Spotlight — Nick Schwartz: ‘Where else would you rather be?’

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Nick Schwartz has been teaching at Caroline Middle School for 20 years, and he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. He said “divine intervention” steered him toward a teaching career. He woke up one morning during his freshman year of high school, and the idea had been planted. “I never really wavered from it,” he added. The Pennsylvania native began substitute teaching up north until

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Sam Frye: ‘I just fell in love with’ Caroline High

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The advice of an old teacher led Samuel Frye into a career in education. Frye had been working at an aluminum mill that shut down, leaving him at loose ends. He stopped by his high school in upstate Pennsylvania, and his former history teacher told him, “I always thought you’d be a good teacher.” “I’m not exactly sure why he thought that at the time,

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  • Caroline High School Fall Fun Day Yard Sale had something for everyone

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Shoppers at Scentsy enjoyed all the aromas the products had to offer.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The rain didn’t stop Caroline High School from hosting its second annual Fall Fun Day Yard Sale Saturday. “We are hoping to make this an annual event that becomes a part of our school culture and promotes our community relationships,” stated Karri Zellerino, teacher and yearbook advisor, and the catalyst behind this family-friendly event. Zellerino along with the Principal’s Planning Committee, planned a day

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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

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CTE students get a taste of working on the job

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   At one end of Caroline High School, in what was once a storeroom filled with odds and ends of engines, rusted parts and other assorted junk because no one knew where else to put them, are several vehicles—hoods up—with students climbing into the motors under the supervision of Mr. Chris Anderson. Their goal is to find out what is inside and figure out what

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  • Schools receive grant for afterschool computer repair programs

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools received $8,000 at the Oct. 13 meeting of the School Board to start afterschool programs in computer repair and refurbishment at Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School. These programs, which are intended to be launched in early November, will be part of the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment, or STAR, program, an initiative begun in 2008 that aims to

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  • Caroline High School Fall Fun Day Yard Sale had something for everyone

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Shoppers at Scentsy enjoyed all the aromas the products had to offer.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The rain didn’t stop Caroline High School from hosting its second annual Fall Fun Day Yard Sale Saturday. “We are hoping to make this an annual event that becomes a part of our school culture and promotes our community relationships,” stated Karri Zellerino, teacher and yearbook advisor, and the catalyst behind this family-friendly event. Zellerino along with the Principal’s Planning Committee, planned a day

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of October 23

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Ongoing *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a bag lunch to eat. *Shiloh Baptist Church, 127 S. Main St., Bowling Green has changed its hours for Summer Worship Service. Sunday school now begins at 9 a.m. and regular worship service at 10 a.m. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and Missionary

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  • Church Calendar, week of October 16

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Ongoing *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a bag lunch to eat. *Shiloh Baptist Church, 127 S. Main St., Bowling Green has changed its hours for Summer Worship Service. Sunday school now begins at 9 a.m. and regular worship service at 10 a.m. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and Missionary

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  • Church Calendar, week of October 9

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Ongoing *Bowling Green United Methodist Church is holding Wednesday Bible study from noon – 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend and bring a bag lunch to eat. *Shiloh Baptist Church, 127 S. Main St., Bowling Green has changed its hours for Summer Worship Service. Sunday school now begins at 9 a.m. and regular worship service at 10 a.m. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and Missionary

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Health

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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  • Caroline County lacks doctors and dentists, study shows

    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Caroline County ranks 56 out of 133 Virginia localities in health outcomes, researchers have found. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their fifth annual “County Health Rankings” report last week. According to countyhealthrankings.org, rankings are compiled within each state to raise awareness of factors that influence health. Most data comes from public sources. One of the most striking findings about Caroline is its

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