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Public Servant Spotlight — Patti Brusoski: ‘I like coming to school every day’

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Patti Brusoski couldn’t keep herself away from Madison Elementary School forever. She began her teaching career at MES after college. Five years later, her first child was born, and the daily commute from the Richmond area became much less feasible. While her children were small, she worked for pre-schools and other part-time jobs in Richmond, but she knew she eventually wanted to return to Madison.

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  • Artists showcase their work in Bowling Green

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Best in Show winner Michael Martin.

    By Jessica Green CP Intern   The sixth annual Bowling Green Arts and Crafts Show drew many artists to Town Hall on Saturday. The judges, Nancy Williams and Dee Antil, came out the night before to evaluate the 44 works of art that were entered in the judged category. Additional artwork was entered in a non-judged category. “Recollections & Musings,” a colored pencil piece by Michael Martin, won Best in

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  • Veterans, Caroline Middle School students gather at 38th parallel

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Eighth grader Jaree Dyer shows off his framed picture of Korean War veteran John Clatterbaugh, left. At right is John Thomas.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Many Veterans Day events took place around the nation Tuesday. Although some may have been grander in scope, it is doubtful if many were more meaningful than the simple ceremony put on by Caroline Middle School History Club members at the county’s Korean War Memorial. Following the presentation of the colors by the high school ROTC unit, the Pledge of Allegiance led by eighth

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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

YMCA Pool

School Board hears Swim Club proposal

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School athletes may soon be taking to a different blue track—the swimming pool. At the School Board’s Nov. 10 meeting, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Education Daryl Chesley presented the first reading of an agreement with the Caroline Family YMCA to create a CHS Swim Club. The Swim Club would be open to all academically eligible students in grades 8

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  • Veterans, Caroline Middle School students gather at 38th parallel

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Eighth grader Jaree Dyer shows off his framed picture of Korean War veteran John Clatterbaugh, left. At right is John Thomas.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Many Veterans Day events took place around the nation Tuesday. Although some may have been grander in scope, it is doubtful if many were more meaningful than the simple ceremony put on by Caroline Middle School History Club members at the county’s Korean War Memorial. Following the presentation of the colors by the high school ROTC unit, the Pledge of Allegiance led by eighth

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  • School Board at work on next year’s budget

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Superintendent Greg Killough.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The challenge of making teacher salaries more competitive in the face of tight budgetary constraints was a prominent subject at the Oct. 27 budget workshop held by the School Board. Salaries, as school superintendent Gregory Killough pointed out, make up the majority of Caroline County Public Schools’ budget. For fiscal year 2014–15, instruction costs, which include teacher, administrative, paraprofessional, and support staff salaries, as

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of November 27

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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. *Reedy Baptist Church is welcoming Rev. Gary Williams of

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  • Church Calendar, week of November 20

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 2:04 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. *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. *Reedy Baptist Church is welcoming Rev. Gary Williams of

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  • Church Calendar, week of November 13

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 1:33 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. *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. *Reedy Baptist Church is welcoming Rev. Gary Williams of

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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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