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CHS varsity basketball team was all smiles after their recent win over Midlothian. Photo by Dawn Haun

Cavs defeat Chiefs in basketball semifinals

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night of last week. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level

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  • VDOT shuts down aging bridge on Stonewall Jackson Road

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    VDOT crews were placing concrete barriers across the deteriorating bridge on Monday. CP photo by Greg Glassner

    A bridge on Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) in Caroline County was closed to traffic Feb. 27 after a bridge inspection that day found severe deterioration in the bridge beams. The Virginia Department of Transportation determined the bridge should be closed as soon as possible for motorist safety. Detour signs are  posted now to guide motorists along the detour route. “Closing the bridge to traffic was the safest course of

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  • Caroline girl youngest finalist at Cherry Blossom festival

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Heather McCarthy

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent A budding superstar may be living in Caroline County. Ten-year-old singer Heather McCarthy was one of 28 finalists chosen to compete in the Sing Into Spring Competition for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in January, with her a cappella rendition of Ariana Grande’s song “Why Try.” A fifth-grade student at Lewis and Clark Elementary, Heather competed against some tough competition, including a former American Idol

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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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