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Board of Supervisors passes resolutions against proposed Aqua Virginia rate increases

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

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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  • Former Abundant Life Academy teachers found guilty of assault and battery

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Four teachers previously employed at Abundant Life Academy in Milford pled guilty to the charge of assault and battery in Caroline Circuit Court Oct. 9 for an incident involving a student that occurred at the boarding school Feb. 14. Jovany Rivera, 21; Timothy Jordan, 26; Liam Galligan, 44; and William Honea, 49, were all charged with assault and battery and assault and battery by

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  • Vigil shines a light on domestic violence

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Estee Newbey-Howard, Kathy Anderson, Kristel DiGravio, and Tony Spencer light the unity candle during the Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil.

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   It’s okay to talk about domestic violence. “We want people to … know that it’s okay to talk about it, that it’s okay that you have been there, but also to let people know that they are not alone,” Estee Newbey-Howard, director of the Caroline County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, told those gathered at the 24th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil Tuesday night at Bowling Green

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  • Bowling Green Town Council approves expansion of childcare facility

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Members of Bowling Green Town Council sought to clarify at their Oct. 2 meeting that a Sept. 25 shooting on Braswell Street did not take place in Bowling Green. “The shooting was actually down on Braswell Street, which of course is outside the town, but they carry a Bowling Green address,” said Chief of Police Steven Hoskins. “Lots of people don’t understand that there’s

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  • King William mine OK’ed to expand into Caroline

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County has added another sand and gravel mine to its portfolio. Although most of the attention surrounding sand and gravel mining this summer has been directed toward the Chaney Enterprises application on the Moss Neck Manor Plantation site south of Route 17, the Board of Supervisors at their Sept. 23 meeting greenlit a special exception request from Aggregate Industries Land Co. to expand

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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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  • County authority on fracking unclear

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Board chairman Floyd Thomas

    Fracking not a county-permitted land use, but state DMME is responsible for regulating By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Fracking may have appeared on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda for the first time at their Sept. 23 meeting, but it’s clear that it won’t be the last time it lands there. “Our position is that we still have time to look at all the issues, to see what other localities

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  • Escapee from Henrico County captured in Port Royal

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    A fugitive from Henrico County picked the wrong place to hide. The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office safely arrested 43-year-old Kevin Lee Richmond, Sr. of Henrico Monday on charges of escaping custody, abduction, breaking and entering, third offense of domestic assault, and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The charges stemmed from incidents in Henrico County where Kevin Richmond allegedly escaped custody from Henrico County Jail employees. Sheriff Tony Lippa said,

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