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Port Royal named one of the seven ‘Most Endangered’ sites in Virginia

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

Port Royal captured statewide attention Monday when Preservation Virginia announced its inclusion on the 2015 list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places. In the company of six other sites, the “hidden village” on the Rappahannock is unique in being the only town on this year’s list. Once a prominent tobacco port and a bustling hub of commerce that saw significant activity during the Civil War, Port Royal declined in prominence

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  • Fire destroys Belmont home and exotic birds

    Posted on May 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm


    A house caught fire in the Belmont subdivision in Carmel Church

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  • Rescue squads, fire departments recruiting some new volunteers

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Rescue Squad

    The Ladysmith Rescue Squad and Volunteer Fire Department were out in force May 2 at the annual Ladysmith Day event. The huge, shiny, colorful ambulances and fire trucks are always an attraction for youngsters, who love crawling around on them and posing for family photos in oversized fire helmets. While kids dream of growing up to be firemen or EMTs (emergency medical technicians), not enough of them follow through on

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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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