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CHS varsity basketball team was all smiles after their recent win over Midlothian. Photo by Dawn Haun

Cavs defeat Chiefs in basketball semifinals

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night of last week. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level

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  • VDOT shuts down aging bridge on Stonewall Jackson Road

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    A bridge on Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) in Caroline County was closed to traffic Feb. 27 after a bridge inspection that day found severe deterioration in the bridge beams. The Virginia Department of Transportation determined the bridge should be closed as soon as possible for motorist safety. Detour signs are  posted now to guide motorists along the detour route. “Closing the bridge to traffic was the safest course of

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  • Caroline girl youngest finalist at Cherry Blossom festival

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent A budding superstar may be living in Caroline County. Ten-year-old singer Heather McCarthy was one of 28 finalists chosen to compete in the Sing Into Spring Competition for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in January, with her a cappella rendition of Ariana Grande’s song “Why Try.” A fifth-grade student at Lewis and Clark Elementary, Heather competed against some tough competition, including a former American Idol

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  • Hundreds turn out on snowy day to support BGE student battling cancer

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Snow notwithstanding, on Feb. 26, several hundred children and adults donned blue clothing or put their creative and technological skills to work designing profile pictures in all hues of blue in support of Bailey Bullock, a 10-year-old student at Bowling Green Elementary School who was undergoing her 10th surgery related to a rare form of cancer. “Every time I would clear out my notifications on Facebook, another 99 would pop

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

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

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    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

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    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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