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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
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
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;
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
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
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
By Daniel Sherrier Editor A switch to law enforcement brought W.D. Lipscomb from his native Beaverdam to Richmond, and from the city to Caroline County, where he has served as a deputy sheriff for the past decade. Lipscomb initially worked in the steel industry, but steel prices plummeted after 9/11 and he was laid off, which prompted him to pursue more stable employment and his longtime interest in public safety.