Lifestyles

Laura Long

Port Royal born, actress gets big break in Revolutionary War series

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong Three p.m., the casting director had told Laura Long, was the zero hour. If Long hadn’t heard from her by then, she could assume that the part of Philadelphia socialite Becky Franks on the second season of the AMC television series ‘Turn’ had gone to someone else. Two o’clock passed. Then three. Then four, five, six, seven. Still, said Long, “I just had this gut feeling. I

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  • Teaching youngsters about agriculture for 35 years

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Michael Carter

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor Having grown up on a family farm, Michael Carter knew at a young age the importance of Agriculture. It remains Caroline County’s biggest business. For the past 35 years, as a high school or middle school agriculture teacher, he has been inspiring others to consider careers in agribusiness or at least boost their families’ health by growing a portion of their own food at home. He

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  • Electric linemen compete to hone skills

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong, CP Reporter Poised at the base of one of the dozens of utility poles dotting the grounds of the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds Saturday, Randy Chenault surveyed the field and the competition. “It looks a lot higher once you’re up there,” he said. To a visitor, the 40-foot poles look quite high enough—but to a lineman like Chenault, a first-year apprentice in the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Bowling

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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

CHS grads

Class of 2015 turns a page in book of life

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:46 am

On Friday evening, 260 Caroline students came to the end of what graduating senior Mikaila Clinkscales described as an “exhausting and beautiful journey” and embarked on the next chapter of their lives, diplomas in their hands and memories in their hearts. “We are now the guardians of the future,” student speaker Nicolas Dalton told his classmates. “I charge you to leave the world better than you found it.” The graduation

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  • Teaching youngsters about agriculture for 35 years

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Michael Carter

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor Having grown up on a family farm, Michael Carter knew at a young age the importance of Agriculture. It remains Caroline County’s biggest business. For the past 35 years, as a high school or middle school agriculture teacher, he has been inspiring others to consider careers in agribusiness or at least boost their families’ health by growing a portion of their own food at home. He

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  • Special Olympics ‘Meet in the Middle’

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Some unconventional athletes took the field at Caroline High School April 24 at the Meet in the Middle Special Olympics event. Although the temperature was unusually chilly for late April and the wind strong enough to capsize a welcome tent donated by Storke Funeral Home, the spirits of the 140 athletes and more than 60 volunteers never flagged. The response of 5th grader Makell Germayne Silver summed

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Religion

Church Events, week of May 28, 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

May 30 Beulah Baptist Church of Rixeyville in Culpeper will install the Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Pitts as pastor on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. The installation service will be held at the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Road, Rixeyville. Dinner will be served. May 31 On Sunday, May 31, at 3:30 p.m., the St. Stephen’s Baptist Church family will join in fellowship with First Baptist

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  • Church to hold event to curb violence in Caroline

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:45 am

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    By Lisa Gattie, CP Correspondent The Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church (OMZBC), along with local businesses, will host a Stop the Violence Event at their future site, 25215 Zion Road in Ruther Glen, on Saturday at noon. This free event, a first for OMZBC, promises to bring awareness of teen and gang violence in the community and information on prevention and collaboratio n techniques while fostering advocacy and unity. “We

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  • 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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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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