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Drive-by shooting leads authorities to “Homegrown Gang”

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office last night uncovered a “homegrown gang” related to three recent shootings after a drive-by that occurred around 2 a.m. in the Belmont subdivision. Svante Carey, 20, of Ruther Glen was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the incident that occurred last night on Gallant Fox Way. According to

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  • A Fantastic Festival Full of Fun, Food and Fabulous Fords

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm


    Bowling Green got a hearty helping of perfect fall weather for its 25th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 18. Although exact numbers aren’t available, some 12,000 to 15,000 people flocked to Main Street and the surrounding area between the start of the event at 9 a.m. and its conclusion in late afternoon to take advantage of the music, food, vendors, and other entertainment on offer. “I have gotten nothing but

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  • Superintendent and Supervisor clash at school

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    UPDATE 10-22-14 The school board held a special called meeting Tuesday, most of which was in closed session. Only unrelated personnel decisions were issued from this meeting. When asked about the Oct. 14, School Board chairman George Spaulding state, “It’s unfortunate that it did happen.”   By Sarah Vogelsong-CP Reporter An incident in which a supervisor says the Caroline superintendent ejected him from an event at Bowling Green Elementary on

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Gas pipeline under construction in Milford

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

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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  • Giuseppe’s is finalist in US Foods competition

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Visiting Food Fanatics chef Tom Macrina stands behind the Gallina family who own and operate Giuseppe’s: Brianna Knoff, Lia Gallina, Sal Gallina, Rosie Gallina, and Angela Collins.

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Ladysmith is one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the nation, according to US Foods Food Fanatics Top Family Friendly Restaurants Contest. The restaurant near Ladysmith Road and Route 1 was named one of 10 finalists in the contest Aug. 11. Last Thursday, Tom Macrina, a Food Fanatics chef who resides in Philadelphia, visited Giuseppe’s to compile a report for the

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  • Anthi’s Family Restaurant serves hot food in a warm environment

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In an area that has more than its share of fast food restaurants, Leontios Dimosthenous has brought a breath of fresh air. Leo, as he is called, and his family started Anthi’s Family Restaurant at what was the Port Royal Tavern on Route 301 in the north end of Port Royal in February 2014. It was probably the worst time of year to start

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Caroline YMCA could cost taxpayers $8 million

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

This is a letter to the editor from Jeff Sili, now in his second term on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors. We welcome letters to the editor from other members of the Board of Supervisors. Sili will answer questions sent to his email address at jmsili@verizon.net. Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to shed some transparency on the financial obligations concerning the building of the YMCA in

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  • ‘…give each other grace…’

    Posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    (Editor’s Note: Christian White, a third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, wrote the following message, which was distributed by principal Howard Pellegreen to the school staff. White gave permission for its publication.) Last Friday afternoon, the day of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I stayed late at school trying to finish up some things for this week. Preparing to leave, I looked up from my desk

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  • Caroline, its schools at crossroads

    Posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    OPINION/By Wendell N. Sims Caroline County is at a crossroads between ‘rural preservation’ and providing adequate levels of services for county residents, including good public education. Over the 12 years I served on the Caroline County School Board, I have seen significant levels of progress in every area of service in the county, including public education. Law enforcement, fire and rescue, new library resources, a new courthouse, new county offices,

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