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Electric linemen compete to hone skills

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

By Sarah Vogelsong, CP Reporter Poised at the base of one of the dozens of utility poles dotting the grounds of the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds Saturday, Randy Chenault surveyed the field and the competition. “It looks a lot higher once you’re up there,” he said. To a visitor, the 40-foot poles look quite high enough—but to a lineman like Chenault, a first-year apprentice in the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Bowling

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  • Popular Ladysmith wine shop closes doors

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Wayne and Kay Brooks, Grapes of Taste Wine Shop

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor Since it opened adjacent to the Ladysmith Post Office eight years ago, Grapes of Taste has become much more than a shop selling high quality wines and beer. With ladies’ night wine tastings or beer tastings on Friday nights and weekly wine tastings on Saturday afternoons, the small store has become a popular community gathering place in much the same way that local country stores

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  • Local Public Spotlight: Chris Schools

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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    You could say that Caroline County Dispatcher Chris Schools was destined for a career in public service from day one. “I was basically born in Fire and Rescue,” Schools said. “My father was in Fire and Rescue and I started as a volunteer with Bowling Green in 1983 at 16 years old. I met my wife in the Rescue Squad.” “It’s basically all I have done. Before this I was

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  • Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Fam Fair

    The Family Fair Planning Committee, Caroline County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center, and the Special Education Advisory Committee are sponsoring the 11th Annual Family Fair on Saturday, March 14, at Caroline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Fair is a collaborative effort. The Family Fair Planning Committee consists of: Susan Gayle and Jessie Rollins, CCPS-Parent Resource Center; Cathy Gregory, Lynn Miller, Margarite Jeffer, Billie Teague, CCPS staff;

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Terri Harrison: ‘The town looks out for each other’

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Terri Harrison

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For 18 years, town councils have come and gone in Port Royal, shifting with the currents of public opinion, but one face has remained steady: that of town clerk Terri Harrison. “Pretty much anything (the Council) wants to know, I can find it,” said Harrison. Depending on their location, town clerks wear a variety of hats and oversee a variety of responsibilities. Sometimes those

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  • Ruther Glen native celebrates 100 years of life

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Reginald Beverly at this 100th birthday celebration.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   Mathematician, scientist, and historian Reginald Arthur Beverly celebrated 100 years of life on January 31. Born in Ruther Glen in 1915, family and friends of Beverly gathered at the Carmel School in Ruther Glen to celebrate the intriguing life of this impressive centenarian. A World War II veteran, Beverly makes light of his lengthy list of life accomplishments. He was drafted in the Army

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Anna Harmon: ‘I grew up in fire and rescue’

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:59 am


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   When Anna Harmon refers to her fellow first responders at Ladysmith Rescue as “family,” she’s being literal. After all, when she goes down to the station, she’s got a good chance of encountering either her mother, who joined the squad in 1992, or her husband, who joined up about six years ago. Nor does the family tree stop there. The Ladysmith native was preceded

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