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Caroline Fire and Rescue fielded over 6,000 calls in 2014

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Through a year of changeable weather, including a seemingly endless winter, a stormy spring, and a typically steamy summer, county fire and rescue remained dependable, fielding more than 6,000 calls in 2014. Continuing a seven-year trend in both call volume and type, roughly 90 percent of those calls were for emergency medical service rather than fires. Fire departments were dispatched to about one-third of

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  • Commission OKs cable guardrail at Caroline High School

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Renovations would place CHS 143 feet from Route 207's nearest travel lane. (Photo by Dawn Haun)

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The Planning Commission gave the thumbs-up to a plan that would install a cable guardrail between the renovated Caroline High School and Route 207 for safety reasons. The guardrail, which will be built to Virginia Department of Transportation standards, will stretch along most of the front of the school, between the exit and entry lanes to the front parking lot. A rendering of the

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  • Residents want good communication from next superintendent

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For many Caroline residents, what the county’s next superintendent says and how may be just as important as what he or she does. Good communication was what Madison representative Shawn Kelley described as the “consistent overall theme” in all 193 comments submitted by respondents to a survey circulated by the School Board regarding qualifications of the new superintendent. The School Board met in a

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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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  • Advance Auto Parts opening in Ruther Glen Dec. 19

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Advance Auto Parts, Inc., the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets, announced Monday it will open its first store in Ruther Glen at 17461 Jefferson Davis Highway near Subway on Dec. 19. Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it’s convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take

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  • Gas pipeline under construction in Milford

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Va. Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Columbia Gas of Virginia is building a six-mile natural gas pipeline in Caroline County. The new infrastructure is expected to be in service in November. Officials from the state and local governments, utilities companies, and Columbia’s first Caroline customer, Hoover Treated Wood Products, gathered in the Caroline Visitors Center Sept. 16 for a reception highlighting the project. The natural gas pipeline connection will begin at

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Letter to the Editor — Christmas Partners thanks its supporters

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

To the Editor, As the new year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the group of ladies who donated so many volunteer hours to the Caroline Christmas Partners. The “Partners” is a new initiative started in 2014 to provide gifts for children who otherwise might not have anything to open on Christmas morning. The program was started as a support network to our

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  • Board of Supervisors member details the state of the county

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Mattaponi District Supervisor Floyd Thomas.

    By Floyd Thomas Caroline Board of Supervisors   Editor’s note: Floyd Thomas delivered the following State of the County address to the Caroline Rotary Club on Jan. 8. It has been edited for length. When we talk about the State of the County, we need to look at not only where we are but how we got here and most importantly, where we are going. We’ve been in slow recovery

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  • Letter to the Editor — Community was very generous to Thanksgiving program

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

    To the Editor: I would like to thank the community for their generosity to the Thanksgiving program. This was a joint effort with the Food Resource Committee and the Caroline Department of Social Services. We had 17 sponsors that gave food, cash, and baskets for 57 families requesting holiday assistance. Some of the sponsors also delivered the baskets as well as the committee team. A special thank you to the

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