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Public Servant Spotlight — R.O. Carty: Animals are living beings

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Deputy R.O. Carty enjoys helping people and animals—and as an Animal Control officer with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, she gets to serve both groups. The Texas native joined the Sheriff’s Office five years ago, drawn by the opportunity to combine her passions of law enforcement and animal care. As an Animal Control officer, Carty handles matters ranging from picking up strays to investigating animal

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  • Milford man celebrates 100th birthday

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    John Monte turned 100 on Dec. 4.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   There was no question whose birthday celebration it was at the Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Milford on Saturday. Centenarian John Williams Monte lit up the small country church with a warm inviting grin and comforting embraces. Dressed in a sharp suit with scarlet tie and pocket scarf, Monte did not come close to looking like his 100 years. “The Lord kept me

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Bobby Plaskett: ‘We’re helping a lot of kids’

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Some students need a different environment. And at Caroline High School, they get it in the Diversified Studies Program. Bobby Plaskett, director, has been with the program since almost the beginning, when it was housed in a trailer with three maybe-functional computers behind the high school 17 years ago. He said former Caroline superintendent Stanley Jones conceived of the program as a way to reach

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  • ‘Walking Dead’ actor supports Team Camryn

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   A local family struggling with a sick daughter got an unexpected Christmas gift this past Sunday when “The Walking Dead” actor Chad L. Coleman turned up at her bedside with some words of encouragement. For the Thibodeau family, it’s been a hard few months since their 2-year-old daughter Camryn was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a very rare form of liver cancer that generally affects children

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Aaron Monroe: ‘This place made me a young man’

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Aaron Monroe has spent his last four birthdays, Thanksgivings, Christmases, and New Year’s Eves right where he feels most at home—the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department. “Out of 365 days of the year, I’m here 360,” he said. For the 19-year-old Caroline native, the youngest of five children from Milford, his vocation became clear from the moment he was introduced to fire and rescue

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Patti Brusoski: ‘I like coming to school every day’

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Patti Brusoski couldn’t keep herself away from Madison Elementary School forever. She began her teaching career at MES after college. Five years later, her first child was born, and the daily commute from the Richmond area became much less feasible. While her children were small, she worked for pre-schools and other part-time jobs in Richmond, but she knew she eventually wanted to return to Madison.

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  • Artists showcase their work in Bowling Green

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Best in Show winner Michael Martin.

    By Jessica Green CP Intern   The sixth annual Bowling Green Arts and Crafts Show drew many artists to Town Hall on Saturday. The judges, Nancy Williams and Dee Antil, came out the night before to evaluate the 44 works of art that were entered in the judged category. Additional artwork was entered in a non-judged category. “Recollections & Musings,” a colored pencil piece by Michael Martin, won Best in

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