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VDOT against school guardrail

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter The Virginia Department of Transportation is recommending against the installation of a cable guardrail in front of the renovated Caroline High School because of concerns that it will be a “hazard” to motorists. An e-mail from VDOT traffic engineer Ken Thornewell Jr. states that because of the distance and placement of the guardrail in relation to passing traffic on Route 207, the guardrail “is not warranted

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  • Cindy Duffer Matern

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Cindy, 57 years young, passed away March 27, 2015, at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia. She was born in Midlothian, Virginia and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1975. She moved to the Stafford area in 1981 where she began her career as the Aquatics Director with the County of Stafford Parks and Recreation. Through her 12 year career as the Aquatics Director she will be fondly remembered for teaching

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  • Newtown Road (Rte. 721) closed to traffic at Caroline/KQ line March 30

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm


    Route 721 (Newtown Road) will close to traffic at the Caroline and King and Queen county line starting Monday, March 30 for installation of a temporary bridge. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will install a single-lane bridge over Beverly Creek. The temporary bridge replaces the existing two-lane bridge. VDOT is installing a temporary bridge after a recent inspection of the existing steel beam and timber deck structure found deterioration

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  • Bowling Green man dies of stab wounds

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Joshua Wormley

    A Bowling Green man was stabbed to death last Friday in Fredericksburg. A Fredericksburg resident has been charged with first-degree murder. Joshua Wormley, 22, was found at 2:20 a.m. in a stairwell at the Fall Hill Apartment complex in the 1000 block of Wicklow Drive. He had been stabbed in the chest. Wormley was rushed to Mary Washington Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. Police received a  tip

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  • Hundreds gather to remember slain teen

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:17 am


    By Sarah Vogelsong / CP Reporter Photos by Dawn Haun/CP Hundreds gathered Monday night at the southern entrance of Caroline High School to mourn the death of Elijah “Buck” Ball, the 15-year-old CHS student shot Saturday by another 15-year-old off of Durrette Road. The prayer vigil, organized by the Rev. Duane Fields of Oxford Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, brought together students, parents, members of the clergy, and

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  • Police arrest 13 in drug bust

    Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:52 pm


    A year long undercover investigation has lead to the arrest of 13 people on charges of possession and illegal distribution of narcotics, heroin, cocaine and marijuana last Friday. The Caroline County Sheriff ’s Office conducted a massive drug operation, executing a search warrant in the Ruther Glen and arresting 13 people on charges related to illegal drug distribution. This operation, “Operation  Trident,”  was  conducted  by  the  Caroline  County Sheriff ’s

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  • SCC hears opinions on surcharge plan

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:20 am


    By Sarah Vogelsong / CP Reporter Caroline County joined with eight other respondents at a public hearing before the State Corporation Commission March 10 in Richmond to argue against a proposal that would allow water and wastewater utilities to levy a surcharge on customers. The proposal, brought by Virginia American Water Company, Aqua Virginia, and Massanutten Public Service Corporation, is called a rulemaking, and would set a regulatory framework for

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  • Commander works to ‘demystify’ what takes place at A.P. Hill

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Lt. Col. David E. Meyers speaks with Del. Buddy Fowler at the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor Lt. Col. David A. Meyer, the commander of Fort A.P. Hill, appeared last week at a breakfast meeting of the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce saying he wanted to “de-mystify” what goes on in the 76,000-acre military installation that takes up such a big chunk of the county’s land area. In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, public access to A.P. Hill has tightened up considerably

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  • Location of Dawn voting precinct stays at aging Progressive Center

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:20 am


    By Sarah Vogelsong / CP Reporter Voters in the Dawn voting precinct will return to their longstanding polling place at the Dawn Progressive Center in this year’s elections after the Board of Supervisors voted not to move the polling location to the Dawn Library. Concerns from the Caroline Electoral Board over the security and maintenance of the privately owned Progressive Center led to the proposal, which was first brought before

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