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Caroline Fire and Rescue fielded over 6,000 calls in 2014

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Through a year of changeable weather, including a seemingly endless winter, a stormy spring, and a typically steamy summer, county fire and rescue remained dependable, fielding more than 6,000 calls in 2014. Continuing a seven-year trend in both call volume and type, roughly 90 percent of those calls were for emergency medical service rather than fires. Fire departments were dispatched to about one-third of

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  • Commission OKs cable guardrail at Caroline High School

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Renovations would place CHS 143 feet from Route 207's nearest travel lane. (Photo by Dawn Haun)

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The Planning Commission gave the thumbs-up to a plan that would install a cable guardrail between the renovated Caroline High School and Route 207 for safety reasons. The guardrail, which will be built to Virginia Department of Transportation standards, will stretch along most of the front of the school, between the exit and entry lanes to the front parking lot. A rendering of the

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  • Residents want good communication from next superintendent

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For many Caroline residents, what the county’s next superintendent says and how may be just as important as what he or she does. Good communication was what Madison representative Shawn Kelley described as the “consistent overall theme” in all 193 comments submitted by respondents to a survey circulated by the School Board regarding qualifications of the new superintendent. The School Board met in a

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  • More snow could come this Saturday

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 1:53 pm


    A winter storm is forecast for the Interstate 95 corridor and Fredericksburg area on Saturday, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will have staff, materials, and equipment ready to deploy early this weekend. Snow is expected to begin falling in the Fredericksburg area late Saturday morning and continue through late afternoon. Road conditions may be hazardous during the storm. Motorists are advised to monitor weather forecasts and road conditions

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  • Charges expected in fraudulent petition case

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The allegedly forged petition that was circulated last year in support of Chaney Enterprises’ application for a sand and gravel mine appears to be the result of a Milford woman’s desire to help a man gain employment, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed by Lt. Travis Nutter of the Caroline Sheriff’s Office Feb. 13. The petition in question was submitted to the

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  • Hearing on superintendent search draws two speakers

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The auditorium was noticeably empty at a public hearing held by the School Board Thursday night for citizen comments on the division’s search for a new superintendent. At times it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop as the School Board and the smattering of residents and staff members in the audience lingered, hoping that more people would wander in and offer their

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  • 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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  • 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Sunday

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:27 am


    The Commonwealth of Virginia’s 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect Feb. 15—the start of spring fire season in Virginia. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30 if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brush land or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. This law is one of the most effective tools in preventing wildfires during this very vulnerable

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  • Abundant Life Academy permit revoked

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Abundant Life Academy finally ran out of second chances Tuesday night when the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to revoke the troubled boarding school’s special exception permit. “I feel that we have given them every opportunity in order to live up to what they said to us as a Board,” Madison Supervisor Wayne Acors said. “It’s time to pull the plug.” The Feb. 10

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