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Supervisors appropriate $42.5 million for Caroline County Public Schools

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After several months of revisions, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night agreed to appropriate the full amount of $42,504,006 requested by the School Board for the fiscal year 2015 school budget. The school budget was held in limbo earlier this summer because of the General Assembly’s delay in passing a state budget, which left county officials uncertain about the funding they would receive. About

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  • Port Royal Town Council tightening up fiscal policies

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Systems and procedures were the prevailing theme of Port Royal’s July 15 Town Council meeting, the first since the successful passage of the boundary line adjustment on July 1. Now that the town, which before the adjustment was operating on a shoestring budget of around $18,000 and at one point was so short on funds that it was forced to turn off half of

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  • Scammers continue to target Rappahannock Electric Cooperative members

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Posing as representatives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), potential thieves have attempted to scam members by calling to demand immediate payment of bills. With REC members experiencing encounters with these scammers over the past several weeks, REC warns all of its members to not become a victim of this crime. “We want all of our members to be aware of the threat of scammers calling to demand immediate payment for

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  • Rappahannock YMCA’s law firm issues Notice of Default to contractor

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The contractor for the Caroline Family YMCA and the owner of the building, the Rappahannock Area YMCA, are butting heads over unfinished work at Caroline County’s first YMCA facility in Ladysmith Village. On June 27, the Rappahannock YMCA’s law firm Hirschler Fleischer issued the contractor, Thurston Companies, Inc., a Notice of Default outlining 29 areas of work that are either unfinished or deficient. A

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  • Caroline School Board seeks additional $1.3 million from Board of Supervisors

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board at its July 14 meeting approved an amended budget for fiscal year 2015 that would require an additional appropriation of $1.298 million from the Board of Supervisors. The school budget has gone through a number of iterations this year partly as a result of delays by the General Assembly in passing a state budget and subsequent uncertainty about what funding the

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  • Caroline man dies in car crash

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    A single-vehicle car accident in Spotsylvania County late Sunday evening claimed the life of one man and left one woman in critical condition. Calvin B. Taylor, Jr., 24, of Woodford, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the son of Calvin Taylor, Sr., the Port Royal District’s representative on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors. Amanda Sullivan, 30, of Spotsylvania, was driving the vehicle and received severe head injuries.

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  • Assisted living facility group requests tax exemption

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Caroline Care Group, which is in the process of establishing an assisted living facility in Bowling Green, has requested that the Board of Supervisors grant a real estate tax exemption to the nonprofit organization. The supervisors discussed the issue at their July 8 meeting and decided they couldn’t grant the exemption to one organization but not others. However, they verbally committed to finding some way

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  • More Blue Ribbon Fun at the Fair

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Kids enjoy watching the Pig and Duck races.

    The fair is in ful swing, Photos from Thursday night at the Caroline County Agricultural Fair. Photos by Dawn Haun. For more info and schedule visit

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  • Ruther Glen man found in possession of $60,000 worth of marijuana

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Caroline County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and deputies arrested 32-year-old Walter Saunders, Jr. of Ruther Glen June 27 on two separate counts of possessing more than five pounds of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Narcotics investigators reported receiving information of suspicious activity at an address in the Lake Land’Or sub-division of Caroline County. Investigators conducted surveillance of the residence, which led Investigators to conduct a traffic stop of a

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