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Landfill meeting draws a crowd

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:28 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The principals of Caroline Recycling LLC conducted a community meeting Dec. 16 to discuss their proposal for operating a construction, demolition, and debris landfill at the intersection of Route 301 and Route 656. A large crowd filled the Reedy Church Ruritan building and at times grew contentious, with residents openly skeptical of the project. The principals attempted to address concerns and lay out what they

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  • CVS coming to Ladysmith

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The Caroline County community is getting its own CVS, with an opening anticipated for late summer 2015. Rebkee Developers in Richmond confirmed today CVS/pharmacy will build a 5,000 square-foot store on the corner of Route 1 and Route 639 in Ladysmith. The CVS/pharmacy store will replace the former Union Bank building that currently stands on the site. Caroline County Board of Supervisors Chairman Floyd Thomas said in response to the

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  • Port Royal navigating water system options

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   As the year winds down, Port Royal is plunging ahead with its attempt to secure funds that could allow the town to maintain control of its rapidly deteriorating water system. At the Town Council’s Dec. 16 meeting, the last of the year, newly appointed grant administrator Alex Long presented a report on the status of efforts to investigate and apply for grant and loan

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  • Late personal property filing penalties and notification discussed

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Complaints from residents over late filing penalties for personal property taxes on new vehicles purchased during the year sparked heated discussion among county supervisors at both their Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 meetings. The issue, first raised by Western Caroline representative Jeff Black at the Dec. 2 meeting, came under consideration as a result of what Black described as a half-dozen complaints from residents

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  • Residents concerned about potential landfill

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Water contamination, noise, traffic, and environmental destruction are major concerns raised by county residents in response to a proposal to build a landfill near the intersection of routes 301 and 656. Several dozen residents, largely from the Mattaponi and Reedy Church districts—the areas that would primarily be affected by the landfill—turned out at the Board of Supervisors’ Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 meetings to

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  • Swim Club contract approved by School Board

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    YMCA Pool

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline High School is diving into a new area of athletics after the School Board approved a contract with the Caroline Family YMCA for the use of its facilities at the board’s Dec. 8 meeting. The Swim Club will get afloat “as soon as practical,” according to Daryl Chesley, director of curriculum and instruction for secondary education. An interest meeting held earlier this fall

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  • Caroline Sheriff’s Office honors employees

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Deputy Kevin Mundy is all smiles as he's recognized for four consecutive years of safe driving -- for the second time.

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The Community Services Center was the safest place to be Wednesday night, when the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office conducted its annual awards ceremony. Deputies, civilian employees, families, and other supporters gathered in the auditorium to celebrate the accomplishments of their colleagues and loved ones. Numerous employees were recognized in more than a dozen award categories for good conduct, safe driving, physical fitness, and other attributes

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  • Ruther Glen man arrested for indecent liberties

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Bruce Levy

    Bruce Jay Levy, 52, of Ruther Glen, was arrested yesterday for allegedly taking indecent liberties with a juvenile in his care. The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint for inappropriate conduct of an adult against a juvenile on Dec. 9. Investigator Kristel DiGravio obtained a warrant on Levy, who has been charged with indecent liberties with a juvenile while acting in a custodial role. This offense is punishable as

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  • Fire stations to receive county funds for repairs

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:41 am


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   County fire and rescue finally has some funds for capital improvements after the Board of Supervisors allocated $634,600 to go toward specified fire station repairs and new vehicles and equipment. The money comes from three sources. Of the total amount, $387,000 is being drawn from the Emergency Services Reserve Fund, which was created in August 2013 by the supervisors using unspent fire and rescue

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