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Lifestyles

Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia, their daughter and son-in-law Idalis and Luis Dominguez, Idalia's sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Alex Montalvo, their children and grandchildren and members of the church ministry.

Hispanic Congregation of Ladysmith celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Caroline County’s only Hispanic church celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday. Are there enough Spanish-speaking residents in the county to support a church? The short answer: Yes, although Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia asked themselves the same question when they moved here in 2003. “We knew that God had brought us to work with the Hispanic community. The problem was that we did

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Rachael Matern: Every child is different

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Rachael Matern remembers several great teachers from her school days, particularly a few middle school teachers who would go out of their way to push her toward the next level, help her out in any problem areas, and generally make the classes fun and engaging. Those educators inspired Matern to become a teacher herself—a decision she made while taking eighth grade history with a Miss

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy celebrated in Dawn

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

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    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The sun broke through the clouds just in time Sunday for a birthday celebration in memory of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dawn. The NAACP Caroline Chapter sponsored this event. Chapter President Reuben Rock opened the lively one-hour service with a warm welcome to the dozens of guests in attendance. The animated Mt.

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Travel

VDOT

VDOT prepared for evening wintry mix, overnight snow

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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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  • 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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Education

School Board pares down budget request

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board slashed the request it will take to the Board of Supervisors for additional funds for fiscal year 2015–2016 by almost half at a budget workshop held Jan. 20. An earlier version of the budget projected that an additional $3 million would be necessary in order to hire extra staff, implement a new salary scale, and provide raises to employees, among other

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  • Ladysmith man wants to establish fundraising nonprofit to help schools

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   A Ladysmith resident is looking outside the system for ways to help Caroline County Public Schools find resources. Clay Forehand, a safety manager for a construction company and a father of four, is hoping to get a 501(c)(3) organization off the ground that will tap into the financial generosity of local businesses to further educational excellence in the county. “Businesses are reluctant to give

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  • School Board tables decision on 2015-16 calendar

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The schedule for the 2015–16 school year remains unresolved after the School Board tabled a decision on the matter at its Jan. 12 meeting. Despite a motion from Madison representative Shawn Kelley and a second from Western Caroline representative Mary Anderson to select a calendar that would set the first day of school as Aug. 17, the officials backed away from making a final

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Religion

Church Calendar, week of January 29

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:30 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. *St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, 29436 Sparta Rd, Milford, is

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  • Hispanic Congregation of Ladysmith celebrates 10th anniversary

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia, their daughter and son-in-law Idalis and Luis Dominguez, Idalia's sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Alex Montalvo, their children and grandchildren and members of the church ministry.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Caroline County’s only Hispanic church celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday. Are there enough Spanish-speaking residents in the county to support a church? The short answer: Yes, although Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia asked themselves the same question when they moved here in 2003. “We knew that God had brought us to work with the Hispanic community. The problem was that we did

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  • Church Calendar, week of January 22

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:07 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. January 25 *Reedy Baptist Church is hosting the Rev.

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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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