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Laura Long

Port Royal born, actress gets big break in Revolutionary War series

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong Three p.m., the casting director had told Laura Long, was the zero hour. If Long hadn’t heard from her by then, she could assume that the part of Philadelphia socialite Becky Franks on the second season of the AMC television series ‘Turn’ had gone to someone else. Two o’clock passed. Then three. Then four, five, six, seven. Still, said Long, “I just had this gut feeling. I

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  • Teaching youngsters about agriculture for 35 years

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Michael Carter

    By Greg Glassner CP Editor Having grown up on a family farm, Michael Carter knew at a young age the importance of Agriculture. It remains Caroline County’s biggest business. For the past 35 years, as a high school or middle school agriculture teacher, he has been inspiring others to consider careers in agribusiness or at least boost their families’ health by growing a portion of their own food at home. He

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  • Electric linemen compete to hone skills

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

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    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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