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VDOT against school guardrail

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter The Virginia Department of Transportation is recommending against the installation of a cable guardrail in front of the renovated Caroline High School because of concerns that it will be a “hazard” to motorists. An e-mail from VDOT traffic engineer Ken Thornewell Jr. states that because of the distance and placement of the guardrail in relation to passing traffic on Route 207, the guardrail “is not warranted

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  • Cindy Duffer Matern

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Cindy, 57 years young, passed away March 27, 2015, at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia. She was born in Midlothian, Virginia and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1975. She moved to the Stafford area in 1981 where she began her career as the Aquatics Director with the County of Stafford Parks and Recreation. Through her 12 year career as the Aquatics Director she will be fondly remembered for teaching

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  • Newtown Road (Rte. 721) closed to traffic at Caroline/KQ line March 30

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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    Route 721 (Newtown Road) will close to traffic at the Caroline and King and Queen county line starting Monday, March 30 for installation of a temporary bridge. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will install a single-lane bridge over Beverly Creek. The temporary bridge replaces the existing two-lane bridge. VDOT is installing a temporary bridge after a recent inspection of the existing steel beam and timber deck structure found deterioration

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VDOT against school guardrail

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter The Virginia Department of Transportation is recommending against the installation of a cable guardrail in front of the renovated Caroline High School because of concerns that it will be a “hazard” to motorists. An e-mail from VDOT traffic engineer Ken Thornewell Jr. states that because of the distance and placement of the guardrail in relation to passing traffic on Route 207, the guardrail “is not warranted

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  • UB&T names Brown executive vice president and chief information officer

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Union Bank & Trust today announced that it has named M. Dean Brown executive vice president and chief information officer. “Dean brings a range of experience in leading and transforming information technology departments in the financial industry,” said G. William Beale, president and chief executive officer of Union Bankshares Corporation. “As Union has grown significantly over the last five years, Dean will lead our efforts to create a robust and scalable IT

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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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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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