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Meadow Event Park to get new livestock pavilion

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Construction of a 40,000-square-foot livestock pavilion is expected to start in late March at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. The pavilion will provide a permanent structure to house cattle during the State Fair of Virginia. The building permit application for the structure states the cost will be  $718,000, said Kevin Wightman, Caroline County building official. When asked if the new structure will add to the county’s tax base,

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  • State environmental officials answer questions on sludge for Caroline

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    State environmental quality officials answered questions Feb. 25 from residents concerned about the proposed increase of treated municipal waste on farmland in Caroline County. Steve McMahon, technical services manager for Synagro, said the company has been land-applying biosolids in Caroline for at least 10 years. “We spread the biosolids as a fertilizer in accordance with nutrient management plans. Basically, the nutrient management plan requires that you analyze the biosolids for

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  • Hi-tech crime ring looked at Bowling Green

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 12:45 am

    As town councilors considered a surveillance camera system for the town on Feb. 6, Bowling Green Police Chief Steve Hoskins told councilors that a high-tech crime ring may have checked out the town’s only jewelry store, Tinder’s Jewelers. The police chief got a call last year that “there was a ring that was specializing in breaking into jewelry stores,” he said. “They were running up and down the east coast

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  • Ladysmith Day to feature country, rock artists, car show on May 3

    Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Ladysmith Day Festival on May 3 will feature Virginia native and country music artist Mickie James, who will bring her high energy to the stage. Leading off the day’s entertainment will be a regional favorite, Moe’s Garage Band This group of five talented musicians plays just about everything from rock music file. Mickie, who grew up in the Caroline and Hanover County areas, has been an entertainer and athlete

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  • Kings Dominion to hire 4,000 for seasonal jobs

    Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    In preparation for Kings Dominion’s once-in-a-lifetime 40th anniversary celebration, the park is now accepting applications to fill 4,000 seasonal positions for the 2014 operating season. “Our 40th celebration fully relies on every associate delivering world-class customer service to all our guests,” said King Dominion Human Resources Director Greg Talley. “It’s our associates who make Kings Dominion such a unique experience and provide guests a lifetime of family fun and fond

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  • Vito Amato is Chamber’s Business Person of the Year

    Posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Vito Amato, a restaurateur and Sicilian immigrant, has been named the Caroline Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year for 2013. He received the award on Jan. 23 during a banquet of the Chamber. The 2014 Chamber president is Mary Pitts and the vice president is J.D. Satterwhite. He and his wife, Josephine, opened Roma Italian Pizza Restaurant in Bowling Green in 1987. They have also opened other restaurants:

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  • Local Farm Bureau members pressing issues with state lawmakers

    Posted on January 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    County Farm Bureau leaders from across the Commonwealth will speak with state legislators about issues of interest to farmers during Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Legislative Day at the Virginia General Assembly on Jan. 23. Caroline County Farm Bureau members recently met with Virginia Delegates Buddy Fowler, Keith Hodges and Chris Pease to discuss the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The Caroline members at the meeting were Park Dodd,

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