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Fire destroys Lake Caroline home

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:03 am

By Jessica Green CP Intern   A two-story Lake Caroline house went up in flames when a propane tank allegedly exploded the afternoon of Oct. 28, destroying the home of the Hooks family as well as all their possessions. A neighbor walking by at the time of the explosion watched the back of the house blow completely out and called 911. Within minutes, the entire house and surrounding trees were

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  • Mental health law changes discussed at Rappahannock Area CSB open house

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Jennifer Faison, executive director of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, was in attendance at Tuesday's open house.

    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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  • Crash results in injuries on Bowling Green Bypass

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Chase Street WEB

    A two-vehicle crash at the Bowling Green Bypass and Chase Street resulted in non-life-threatening injuries for the occupants of one of the cars. According to the Virginia State Police, a 2008 Chevrolet was traveling east on Chase Street when it pulled into the path of 2010 Toyota that was traveling north on Route 301 at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. The Chevrolet struck the 2010 Toyota on the side,

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  • Fire departments face serious capital needs

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For a fire department, water is usually the solution to the problem. But that wasn’t the case when Tropical Storm Lee churned through Central Virginia in 2011 and left two feet of water in Sparta Volunteer Fire Department’s building, causing $35,000 worth of damage. SVFD’s building sits in a floodplain on a 30-year cycle, right next to a creek, and the plight that it

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  • Drive-by shooting leads authorities to “Homegrown Gang”

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm


    The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office last night uncovered a “homegrown gang” related to three recent shootings after a drive-by that occurred around 2 a.m. in the Belmont subdivision. Svante Carey, 20, of Ruther Glen was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the incident that occurred last night on Gallant Fox Way. According to

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  • A Fantastic Festival Full of Fun, Food and Fabulous Fords

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm


    Bowling Green got a hearty helping of perfect fall weather for its 25th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 18. Although exact numbers aren’t available, some 12,000 to 15,000 people flocked to Main Street and the surrounding area between the start of the event at 9 a.m. and its conclusion in late afternoon to take advantage of the music, food, vendors, and other entertainment on offer. “I have gotten nothing but

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  • Superintendent and Supervisor clash at school

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    UPDATE 10-22-14 The school board held a special called meeting Tuesday, most of which was in closed session. Only unrelated personnel decisions were issued from this meeting. When asked about the Oct. 14, School Board chairman George Spaulding state, “It’s unfortunate that it did happen.”   By Sarah Vogelsong-CP Reporter An incident in which a supervisor says the Caroline superintendent ejected him from an event at Bowling Green Elementary on

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  • Board of Supervisors passes resolutions against proposed Aqua Virginia rate increases

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Western Caroline Supervisor Jeff Black

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline residents dismayed by two petitions recently filed by Aqua Virginia that would raise customers’ water and wastewater rates were joined by a significant ally on Oct. 14 when the Board of Supervisors formally took steps to oppose Aqua’s proposals. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the supervisors passed two resolutions condemning Aqua’s petitions to the State Corporation Commission. The first resolution expresses the county’s opposition

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  • Schools receive grant for afterschool computer repair programs

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools received $8,000 at the Oct. 13 meeting of the School Board to start afterschool programs in computer repair and refurbishment at Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School. These programs, which are intended to be launched in early November, will be part of the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment, or STAR, program, an initiative begun in 2008 that aims to

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