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Scammers continue to target Rappahannock Electric Cooperative members

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Posing as representatives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), potential thieves have attempted to scam members by calling to demand immediate payment of bills. With REC members experiencing encounters with these scammers over the past several weeks, REC warns all of its members to not become a victim of this crime. “We want all of our members to be aware of the threat of scammers calling to demand immediate payment for

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  • New business in Caroline is picture perfect

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Rustic Heart 2 Kyle and Sarah

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   Famous photographer Diane Arbus once said, “If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic. “ Rustic Heart Photography, a new business in Ruther Glen, takes inspiration from the late Arbus, as well as their own life experiences, to create fantastic photos for clients in Caroline and the surrounding area. Photographers Sarah Edgecomb and

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  • The Timbers earns Trip Advisor recognition

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:45 am


    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   “Bringing customers in is one thing—keeping them in and bringing them back is another,” said Josephine Amato, co-owner of The Timbers Restaurant in Ladysmith. “We try to make everyone happy.” Family-owned restaurant, The Timbers, won the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, offers this award to businesses that have been listed for at least a year

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  • Unemployment in Caroline County down to 5.3 percent

    Posted on May 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    The Virginia Employment Commission today released its jobs report for April, which shows that Caroline County’s unemployment rate has declined to 5.3 percent. The report also listed the number of county residents employed as 14,264—an all-time record high level. The number of unemployed dropped from 1,021 in January to 794 in April. The number of employed county citizens rose by 505 from December 2013 to April of this year. Unemployment

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  • Taco Bell coming to Carmel Church

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    The Caroline County Board of Supervisors announced today that a Taco Bell investment has been secured for Carmel Church, directly across Route 207 from Arby’s. The franchise owner, BurgerBusters, Inc, confirmed the purchase of the site and has submitted site plans to the County Planning office. If the site plans are approved in June, BurgerBusters Director of Real Estate, Lee Garvin, estimated that the store will open in October of

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  • Businesses lauded at reception

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Business reception WEB

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Local businesses are “the heartbeat of Caroline County,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Floyd Thomas said at the county’s annual business appreciation reception last week. Representatives from county government and businesses gathered in Meadow Hall at Meadow Event Park May 15 for the reception hosted by the Board of Supervisors, Economic Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce, and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Philip Atkins,

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  • Value City to hire 50

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The Caroline County Board of Supervisors announced last week that American Signature/Value City Furniture will be hiring for its Caroline County facility due to a realignment of its distribution network. The realignment will involve the growth of the Virginia Distribution Center in Ruther Glen, Virginia from servicing 17 stores to 28 stores and adding approximately 60 to 75 associates to its team in the next 90 days. Approximately 50 of

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