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Members of the business community honored by county

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:23 pm

The county Board of Supervisors, Economic Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce and Department of Economic Development & Tourism rolled out the red carpet last Thursday night for the annual Business Appreciation Reception at the Mansion at Meadow Event Park. Members of the business community, who help broaden and strengthen the tax base as well as put in countless volunteer hours to make Caroline County a good place to live and

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New video released on Port Royal

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Actress Laura Long, who was born and raised in Port Royal, has produced a charming video about Caroline County’s historical little town on the banks of the Rappahannock River. Preservation Virginia designated Port Royal as one of the seven “Most Endangered” historical sites in Virginia on May 18. The annual list focuses attention on structures and districts that are in dire need of rescuing for posterity. It is unusual for

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  • Those who did not return honored on Memorial Day

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Sometimes the ceremonies that are simple and unrehearsed can be the most poignant. It was that way Monday with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony in front of the Caroline County Courthouse. Each individual who came forward to tell a story about a friend, relative or comrade-in-arms spoke from the heart. Lt. Col. David Meyer, the commander of Fort A.P. Hill, told the audience about a friend of his who had

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  • Port Royal named one of the seven ‘Most Endangered’ sites in Virginia

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Malon, Collins

    Port Royal captured statewide attention Monday when Preservation Virginia announced its inclusion on the 2015 list of Virginia’s Most Endangered Historic Places. In the company of six other sites, the “hidden village” on the Rappahannock is unique in being the only town on this year’s list. Once a prominent tobacco port and a bustling hub of commerce that saw significant activity during the Civil War, Port Royal declined in prominence

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CHS team impresses at conference track meet

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Caroline High School participated in a two-day conference track meet last Thursday and Friday at Atlee High School. The boys’ team placed fourth with a total of 100 points. A high performer was Christopher Jackson, who placed first in the 110-meter high hurdles, qualifying for the state competition, second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, third in long jump and fourth in the triple jump. Shareef Gardner placed third in pole vault,

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  • Surging Lady Cavaliers win three straight games

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm


    The Caroline varsity girls’ softball team had a trifecta last week, beating Courtland on Tuesday, 7-6, in a thriller that came down to the last inning. Then they defeated James Monroe twice in a doubleheader on Thursday, 11-1 and 9-1. Last week’s wins leave the Lady Cavs with a 5-12 record. CHS 7, Courtland 6 On Tuesday, the Courtland Cougars came to Milford for a knock-down drag-out fight with Caroline. 

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  • Second win over Spotsylvania highlight of Cavs’ baseball week

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Matt Carter pitches to Ryan Hickman

    The Caroline baseball team felt the effects of having games cancelled due to weather the previous week when they visited Brooke Pointe High School on Monday of last week, losing to the Black Hawks 12-6. Brooke Point 12, CHS 6 Things looked good for the Cavaliers as they broke a 2-2 tie in the third and sat on a 5-3 advantage. Two thirds of the way into the third inning,

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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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Calendar of Events, week of May 28, 2015

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Ongoing The Port Royal Museum of American History is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bowling Green Community Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Union Bank and Trust on Main Street, Bowling Green. The Route 639 Farmers Market is located in the front parking lot at CT Smith, 7278 Ladysmith Road (formerly CDLC). Join the RT 639 Farmers Market on Facebook. The

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  • Outdoor movie series planned in Ladysmith

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Way back when, before flat-screen TVs and DVDs, people watched movies under the starry sky at drive-ins. One of them was located in Ladysmith, in fact. In an effort to bring back the sense of community that outdoor movies provided, the Tingler Insurance agency is sponsoring a free six-movie series on Saturday nights this summer. The first movie, “Rio,” will be shown Saturday, May 30, on a big screen on

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  • Annual Ladysmith Day

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Live Music

    Ladysmith Day truly a community-wide effort Given the pleasantly cool temperatures and bright sunny sky, the 7th annual Ladysmith Day last Saturday would have been a nice experience if there had been nothing there to see and do. But there was something to see and do, from bands on the big stage to horse and pony rides, food trucks, a car show, a corn hole tournament, face painting, bright, shiny

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