Lifestyles

Wayne and Kay Brooks, Grapes of Taste Wine Shop

Popular Ladysmith wine shop closes doors

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

By Greg Glassner CP Editor Since it opened adjacent to the Ladysmith Post Office eight years ago, Grapes of Taste has become much more than a shop selling high quality wines and beer. With ladies’ night wine tastings or beer tastings on Friday nights and weekly wine tastings on Saturday afternoons, the small store has become a popular community gathering place in much the same way that local country stores

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  • Local Public Spotlight: Chris Schools

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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    You could say that Caroline County Dispatcher Chris Schools was destined for a career in public service from day one. “I was basically born in Fire and Rescue,” Schools said. “My father was in Fire and Rescue and I started as a volunteer with Bowling Green in 1983 at 16 years old. I met my wife in the Rescue Squad.” “It’s basically all I have done. Before this I was

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  • Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

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    The Family Fair Planning Committee, Caroline County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center, and the Special Education Advisory Committee are sponsoring the 11th Annual Family Fair on Saturday, March 14, at Caroline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Fair is a collaborative effort. The Family Fair Planning Committee consists of: Susan Gayle and Jessie Rollins, CCPS-Parent Resource Center; Cathy Gregory, Lynn Miller, Margarite Jeffer, Billie Teague, CCPS staff;

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Travel

VDOT

VDOT prepares for winter storm

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have nearly 900 pieces of equipment ready to deploy in the 14-county Fredericksburg District as soon as snow begins to fall this afternoon. Yesterday, VDOT crews pre-treated main roads with salt brine to prevent ice and snow from bonding with the pavement. Crews treated Interstate 95, primary roads, and key secondary roads throughout the Fredericksburg area, Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula. With an estimated

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  • VDOT prepared for evening wintry mix, overnight snow

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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    Motorists are encouraged to consider an early start to their evening commute Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District are preparing today to respond at the onset of wintry weather, forecast to begin around 5 p.m. in the Fredericksburg area. VDOT has 40 trucks loaded and ready to begin applying salt and abrasives on Interstate 95 in Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Caroline counties in the Fredericksburg area.

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  • 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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Education

Fam Fair

Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

The Family Fair Planning Committee, Caroline County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center, and the Special Education Advisory Committee are sponsoring the 11th Annual Family Fair on Saturday, March 14, at Caroline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Fair is a collaborative effort. The Family Fair Planning Committee consists of: Susan Gayle and Jessie Rollins, CCPS-Parent Resource Center; Cathy Gregory, Lynn Miller, Margarite Jeffer, Billie Teague, CCPS staff;

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  • Residents want good communication from next superintendent

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For many Caroline residents, what the county’s next superintendent says and how may be just as important as what he or she does. Good communication was what Madison representative Shawn Kelley described as the “consistent overall theme” in all 193 comments submitted by respondents to a survey circulated by the School Board regarding qualifications of the new superintendent. The School Board met in a

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  • Hearing on superintendent search draws two speakers

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The auditorium was noticeably empty at a public hearing held by the School Board Thursday night for citizen comments on the division’s search for a new superintendent. At times it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop as the School Board and the smattering of residents and staff members in the audience lingered, hoping that more people would wander in and offer their

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of February 26

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:23 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, has 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. February 27 *Beth’el Baptist Church in Bowling Green invites

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  • Church Calendar, week of February 19

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:27 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, has 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. February 20 *The Heaven Bound Mass Choir will have

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  • Church Calendar, week of February 12

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:51 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. February 14 *Calvary Baptist Church is hosting a romantic

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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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