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Caroline Special Olympics held today

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

The temperature was cold and chilly, but it didn’t stop the hundreds of students and volunteers from participating in “Meet in the Middle” special olympic event.

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  • Rainbow art

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Rainbow at Tignor

    This photo was taken in the rural farmlands in Tignor, eastern Caroline County. The photographer, Hunter Pauley, an employee of Tignor Farms, captured the double rainbow that could be seen as far north in Fredericksburg.

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  • ‘Mr. Lincoln’ visits Caroline County this week

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller portray President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.

    By Greg Glassner-CP Editor Michael Krebs is one actor who is not afraid of being typecast. The Illinois resident has been portraying Abraham Lincoln for the past two decades and will be in Caroline County April 24-26 as part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Capture of Lincoln’s Assassin. Krebs started out playing a young Lincoln in 1994 in anniversary celebrations of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. “I had already been working

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  • $69.9M County budget Ok’d

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm


    By Sarah Vogelsong The schools got what Supervisor Floyd Thomas described as a “bite of the elephant” but nowhere near the whole animal they requested in the 2015–16 county budget passed by the Board of Supervisors April 14. Of the $69,872,009 budget, $12,430,680 will go toward school operations. This number represents $430,680 more than what the schools received last year—but far less than the $1.7 million that the School Board

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  • CHS golfer signs to Chowan University

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Front row left: Dad Robin Morales, Gabriella Rivera and mother Griselle Garcia. Back row, Coach Frank Dow and CHS Athletic Director Paul Heizer. Photo by Dawn Haun

    By Scott Richards Gabby Rivera, Caroline High School’s premier golf team member and the recipient of the Caroline Progress Female Student Athlete of the Fall Semester Award, signed a National Letter of Intent with Chowan University on Monday, April 20 at Caroline High School. Rivera stated she chose Chowan because it offered more potential for her to develop her goals.  Wanting to complete a degree in Secondary Education and play

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  • Cavs take post-season kudos

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Mark Loving

    The Lady Cavaliers again have come through representing Caroline High School as the top athletes in the area. On Saturday, April 11, the Free Lance–Star announced their Winter All-Area Girls Basketball picks. Caroline athletes were picked three times including first team pick Hope Toliver, a Caroline junior who averaged 16.2 points per game (team high) and 237 rebounds for the year. In addition to  the All-Conference 20 First Team selection,

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  • Lewis & Clark Trail is becoming reality

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Lew n Clrk rib cut

    By Greg Glassner / CP Editor Teachers, parents and other history buffs gathered in front of the entrance of Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Ladysmith April 2 to break ground for the much anticipated Lewis and Clark Educational Trail. That the two years it has taken to get this far is longer than it took explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to travel from the Mississippi River to the

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  • School Board votes to continue extended day

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong Caroline County Public School students will continue attending classes on the extended day in 2015–16 after a vote by the School Board at their April 13 meeting. The extended day, which has been in place this year, adds 10 minutes to the elementary school day and five minutes to the middle and high school day. This extra time meant that even though students missed 10 days of

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  • Fourth graders get the rural experience

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Jim Tate shows fourth graders lessons on horticulture.

    By Greg Glassner-CP Editor Fourth graders from throughout Caroline County got to sample the great outdoors last week at the Caroline Agricultural Fairgrounds. Experts on forestry, wildlife, soil and a water conservation and animal husbandry taught segments on their specialties on a sunny but still cold morning on the first two days of April. “This is the second year we have done this, explained Anna Rij, the Extension Agent for

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