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Pier project moving forward in Port Royal

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Port Royal is set to break ground on its long-anticipated King Street project this weekend with the construction of the soft launch adjoining its pier. “Things are finally moving,” said Vice Mayor Jim Heimbach at Town Council’s rescheduled meeting Sept. 15. Northern Neck Marine Construction Company, the contractor for the pier project, expects to begin work this week on the soft launch, the flat

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  • Top 500 delinquent personal property taxpayers to appear in newspapers

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The Board of Supervisors affirmed last week that nothing really is so certain as taxes when it voted to publish the names of the top 500 delinquent personal property taxpayers in the two newspapers serving the county. The issue of whether or not to publish the names of delinquents has been on the Board’s agenda for a number of months and was the subject

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  • Caroline Public Schools examining teacher salary scale

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools put forth some hard numbers about the teacher salary scale at the Sept. 8 School Board meeting with the aim of revising the scale to make it more equitable and competitive. CCPS Director of Human Resources Debra Holt presented a comparison of Caroline’s salary scale at each step of compensation with those of 10 other counties in the region, including

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  • Multiple arrests made in HVAC thefts

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:37 am


    The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office has charged four men with numerous counts of grand larceny, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, and larceny with intent to sell in connection with the theft of commercial copper wire and HVAC units. The thefts occurred throughout Caroline County with local churches being a primary target. Austin J. Wright, 19, Nathan H. Clair, 24, Derek J. St. Amand, 23, all of Ruther Glen, and Robert

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  • Virginia Sports Complex has three years to connect to county’s sewer system

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Board chairman Floyd Thomas

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Twelve years after the county first approved a special exception permit for the Virginia Sports Complex, the facility has a new deadline for establishing a permanent system to handle sewage. At its Sept. 9 meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to require the complex to connect to the county’s sewer system within 36 months. In 2009, a condition was added to a special

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  • SOL pass rates stay mostly flat in Caroline

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Pass rates on the state-mandated Standards of Learning tests recently released by the Virginia Department of Education show Caroline County lagging behind state averages in all five assessed subjects, although school officials say that when compared to other localities with similar resources, Caroline is competing fairly well. VDOE data report that Caroline’s pass rates for the 2013–14 school year, for all grades combined, were

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  • Bowling Green receives $30,000 grant from USDA

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Thanks to a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture, the Town of Bowling Green now has the funds to conduct a study on necessary improvements to its South Main Street sewer line. Town Manager Stephen Manster reported to Town Council at its Sept. 4 meeting that Bowling Green has been awarded a $30,000 grant under the USDA Rural Development Office’s Special Evaluation Assistance

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  • Giuseppe’s wins US Foods Family Friendly Restaurants Contest

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 10:29 am


    Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is no longer just a finalist—it’s one of the winners. US Foods announced the five winners of its Family Friendly Restaurants Contest Sept. 5, and the Ladysmith restaurant was among the honorees. Each winner receives a $2,000 credit for kitchen equipment and supplies from US Foods Culinary Equipment & Supplies, a featured mention in in the winter issue of Food Fanatics magazine (available Nov. 10),

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  • Fracking discussed in panel at Rappahannock Community College in Northern Neck

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    By Nicholas Vandeloecht Northern Neck News   Jerry Davis, executive director of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, characterized the Northern Neck’s economy to an audience of over 100 local residents and officials by using a few “f-words.” They were farming, fishing, forestry and fun, “because tourism doesn’t start with an ‘F,’ Davis clarified to a few chuckles in the room. “Now, we’re here to talk about fracking,” Davis said

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