Bookmobile back on the road

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The Caroline Library Bookmobile is back. The new bookmobile embarked on its maiden voyage April 16, which happened to be National Bookmobile Day. Its first patrons were the children of Ms. JoNi’s “Shining Stars” Daycare. Each one checked out a book. “And what are you guys going to do when you’re done with these books?” library director Maureen Dorosinski said to the children. “You’re going to come back and you’re

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  • Newly designed bookmobile debuts April 16

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:33 am

    The new Caroline Library Inc. Bookmobile will embark on its first run Wednesday, April 16 as part of the National Bookmobile Celebration. That day, the bookmobile will travel to Wright’s Chapel Daycare, Countryside Daycare, Ms. Joni’s Shining Stars Daycare, and other Caroline County points of interest. Keep up with the bookmobile by following the library’s live Twitter feed that day @CarolineLib. The bookmobile will then be on display during the

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  • Nonprofits invited to participate in online day of giving

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Every nonprofit organization in the region is invited to participate in The Community Give on Tuesday, May 6, when local residents will donate thousands of dollars—the most raised in a single day—to support issues and charities they are passionate about. Gifts will be maximized through cash prizes to participating nonprofits. Every participating area nonprofit will be eligible for $100,000 in incentive prizes from The Community Foundation and its sponsors. “Any

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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: 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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  • State Police officials offer driving tips for winter weather

    Posted on March 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    From 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Virginia State Police dispatchers  received 583 calls for service.  Of those calls for service, troopers responded to 437 motor vehicle crashes mostly involving property damage and 87 disabled vehicles. State Police investigated one confirmed weather related traffic fatality that occurred in Amelia County earlier this morning. The figures  are for the Richmond Division only of the Virginia State Police which covers the following

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CMS concert band wins honors

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:36 am

The Caroline Middle School Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band performed in the VBODA Band Assessment concert at King George High School on March 19 and got an excellent rating from judges. Bands prepared three band selections for judging and received a rating on a scale from I – V (I being the highest) on how well they perform. The CMS band earned a rating of II (excellent rating), the second highest rating

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  • Funding school requests would mean higher taxes

    Posted on March 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

    For the Caroline County School Board to get everything it requested in the fiscal year 2014-2015 budget, the county’s real estate tax rate would have to jump much higher than the current proposal of 11 cents. The Caroline Board of Supervisors met with School Board members in a budget work session right before the supervisors’ regular March 25 meeting. They spent an hour discussing various fiscal issues. A gap of

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  • Hodan Seager is CHS Student of the Month

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hodan Charles Seager, daughter of Zahra and Gary Seager, was selected for March as the Student of the Month at Caroline High School. Hodan has maintained an exceptional academic record while attending Caroline High School and the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School and taking multiple advanced and college level courses. She chose to challenge herself even more by taking additional online advanced placement courses through the Virtual Virginia program and is

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Governor expected to veto student religious expression bill

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation to protect a range of religious expressions and practices by students in Virginia public schools. However, Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to veto the bill based on questions about the constitutionality of the bill, according to a Feb. 25 report by the Roanoke Times. Senate Bill 236 codifies the rights of students to organize and engage in any religious activity to the

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  • Baccalaureate service to offer emotion, meal

    Posted on June 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    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

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  • ‘CHiPs’ star to screen film at church

    Posted on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    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

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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, 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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  • State environmental officials answer questions on sludge for Caroline

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    State environmental quality officials answered questions Feb. 25 from residents concerned about the proposed increase of treated municipal waste on farmland in Caroline County. Steve McMahon, technical services manager for Synagro, said the company has been land-applying biosolids in Caroline for at least 10 years. “We spread the biosolids as a fertilizer in accordance with nutrient management plans. Basically, the nutrient management plan requires that you analyze the biosolids for

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