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Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia, their daughter and son-in-law Idalis and Luis Dominguez, Idalia's sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Alex Montalvo, their children and grandchildren and members of the church ministry.

Hispanic Congregation of Ladysmith celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Caroline County’s only Hispanic church celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday. Are there enough Spanish-speaking residents in the county to support a church? The short answer: Yes, although Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia asked themselves the same question when they moved here in 2003. “We knew that God had brought us to work with the Hispanic community. The problem was that we did

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Rachael Matern: Every child is different

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Rachael Matern remembers several great teachers from her school days, particularly a few middle school teachers who would go out of their way to push her toward the next level, help her out in any problem areas, and generally make the classes fun and engaging. Those educators inspired Matern to become a teacher herself—a decision she made while taking eighth grade history with a Miss

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy celebrated in Dawn

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

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    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The sun broke through the clouds just in time Sunday for a birthday celebration in memory of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dawn. The NAACP Caroline Chapter sponsored this event. Chapter President Reuben Rock opened the lively one-hour service with a warm welcome to the dozens of guests in attendance. The animated Mt.

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Michael Southworth & Addison Spicer: Everyone works together

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:14 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   When a call comes into the fire station, a lot rides on who you’re riding with. For Michael Southworth and Addison Spicer, two young volunteers at the Sparta Volunteer Fire Department, nothing puts their mind more at ease when heading out to the site of an accident or a blaze than knowing that their companion is backing them up. “People know what they need

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Justin Cecil: ‘I was always taught to give back’

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   While much of the county is sleeping, Deputy Justin Cecil is patrolling the streets and trying to keep everyone safe. Cecil has been with the Caroline Sheriff’s Office for 14 years—as an auxiliary officer, a patrol deputy, a narcotics investigator, and once again as a patrol deputy working the nightshift. He’s served the community even longer than that. At 16, he joined the Bowling Green

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Gloria Bolecek: ‘I just enjoy helping people if I can’

    Posted on December 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Few can claim to have given as much to their community as Gloria Bolecek. The former Caroline County Public Schools teacher has in one way or another devoted her life to service in the county where she grew up and has chosen to spend her life. Whether it’s the Literacy Council, the Red Cross, or other relief efforts, Bolecek is almost certain to have

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  • DIVAS prepares young ladies for life

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

    The current DIVAS officers are, from left: Emorie Smathers, Madison Gillespie, Adreana Fox, Ameryah Deadwyler, Ke'Asia Butler, Monique Johnson, and Miranda Randolf.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Hundreds of young ladies in middle and high school have become more confident, more aware of their special talents and potential, and better prepared to succeed in life in the eight years that the DIVAS program has been operating in Caroline County. Backed by Caroline County Public Schools, Parks and Recreation, Caroline’s Promise, and scores of participating businesses and individuals, DIVAS have achieved a

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