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Caroline Special Olympics held today

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

The temperature was cold and chilly, but it didn’t stop the hundreds of students and volunteers from participating in “Meet in the Middle” special olympic event.

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  • Rainbow art

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Rainbow at Tignor

    This photo was taken in the rural farmlands in Tignor, eastern Caroline County. The photographer, Hunter Pauley, an employee of Tignor Farms, captured the double rainbow that could be seen as far north in Fredericksburg.

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  • ‘Mr. Lincoln’ visits Caroline County this week

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller portray President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.

    By Greg Glassner-CP Editor Michael Krebs is one actor who is not afraid of being typecast. The Illinois resident has been portraying Abraham Lincoln for the past two decades and will be in Caroline County April 24-26 as part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Capture of Lincoln’s Assassin. Krebs started out playing a young Lincoln in 1994 in anniversary celebrations of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. “I had already been working

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$69.9M County budget Ok’d

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:56 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong The schools got what Supervisor Floyd Thomas described as a “bite of the elephant” but nowhere near the whole animal they requested in the 2015–16 county budget passed by the Board of Supervisors April 14. Of the $69,872,009 budget, $12,430,680 will go toward school operations. This number represents $430,680 more than what the schools received last year—but far less than the $1.7 million that the School Board

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  • Medical, dental services coming to Belmont Professional Village

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    WEB_ MEDICAL Belmont

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor The Belmont Professional Village, one phase of which is already under roof, will bring dental and medical services to the Carmel Church area as well as an extension of Germanna Community College. Caroline County residents, many of them from Belmont, had an opportunity to meet last week with the developer and future tenants at a reception hosted by Mattaponi District Supervisor Floyd Thomas at the Caroline

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  • New low-income apartment a blessing to former Woodford resident

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:34 am

    The Angelwood at Caroline apartments are attractive townhouse structures located behind Caroline Manor II, within easy walking distance to two shopping centers and the Bowling Green business district. (CP photo by Greg Glassner)

    By Greg Glassner, CP Editor Life was not easy for Lonnie Wayne Carter after his beloved wife was placed in a nursing home in Bowling Green a number of years ago. Carter continued to life in a rapidly deteriorating trailer in Woodford and had to walk about five miles along Route 2 to Bowling Green almost every day to visit his wife and then walk another five miles back home. He

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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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