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

DIVAS prepares young ladies for life

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

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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Landfill meeting draws a crowd

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:28 am

By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The principals of Caroline Recycling LLC conducted a community meeting Dec. 16 to discuss their proposal for operating a construction, demolition, and debris landfill at the intersection of Route 301 and Route 656. A large crowd filled the Reedy Church Ruritan building and at times grew contentious, with residents openly skeptical of the project. The principals attempted to address concerns and lay out what they

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  • CVS coming to Ladysmith

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    The Caroline County community is getting its own CVS, with an opening anticipated for late summer 2015. Rebkee Developers in Richmond confirmed today CVS/pharmacy will build a 5,000 square-foot store on the corner of Route 1 and Route 639 in Ladysmith. The CVS/pharmacy store will replace the former Union Bank building that currently stands on the site. Caroline County Board of Supervisors Chairman Floyd Thomas said in response to the

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  • Port Royal navigating water system options

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   As the year winds down, Port Royal is plunging ahead with its attempt to secure funds that could allow the town to maintain control of its rapidly deteriorating water system. At the Town Council’s Dec. 16 meeting, the last of the year, newly appointed grant administrator Alex Long presented a report on the status of efforts to investigate and apply for grant and loan

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Sports

Cavaliers defeat Spotsy Knights and King George Foxes in basketball

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   Intensity was the name of the game as the Battlefield rivalry between the Spotsylvania Knights and the Caroline Cavaliers heated up Tuesday night of last week. Coming out firing, the Cavaliers started strong with their signature defense and remained that way throughout the contest, defeating the Knights by a score of 53-45. The Caroline offense took advantage of a weak Spotsylvania zone defense in

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  • Parks & Rec serves volleyball to girls

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County has netted a new athletic opportunity for its girls, thanks to county Parks and Recreation. Dec. 20 marked the last game of the season for the new girls’ volleyball league piloted this fall. Despite a few cancelations of games, in Coach Angel Dalton’s eyes, it’s been a successful few months. Parks and Recreation sports programmer Stephanie Mosby helped get the program off

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  • Two more losses for boys basketball

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   Caroline High School’s boys varsity basketball team dropped two games last week, one to Patrick Henry 56-46 last Friday and one to Henrico 101-84 on Thursday, which brought their record to 1-4 for the season. In both games, the Cavaliers appeared to run out of steam in the fourth quarter. Vs. Patrick Henry Against Patrick Henry, a game with the lead going back and

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

DIVAS prepares young ladies for life

Posted on December 29, 2014 at 9:36 am

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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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Michael Beasley: ‘I was hooked’ on firefighting

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:33 am

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Michael Beasley has been around the world, but fighting fires in Caroline is how he wants to spend his life. Perhaps his choice of career is no surprise: the young firefighter and emergency medical technician grew up seeing his father, Sparta Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Todd Beasley, respond to calls day and night. Eventually, it became a case of like father, like son:

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — R.O. Carty: Animals are living beings

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Deputy R.O. Carty enjoys helping people and animals—and as an Animal Control officer with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, she gets to serve both groups. The Texas native joined the Sheriff’s Office five years ago, drawn by the opportunity to combine her passions of law enforcement and animal care. As an Animal Control officer, Carty handles matters ranging from picking up strays to investigating animal

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Community Calendar, week of December 18

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:29 am

Ongoing *The food pantry at Bowling Green United Methodist Church is open on the third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration. Food will be distributed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. *The Sidney E. King Art Center, located next to the Courthouse on Main St., Bowling Green, is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring 15 of King’s famous Civil War paintings

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  • Bowling Green Christmas Parade of Lights winners listed

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Several angels participated in the parade, including this group from St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church.

    *Judges’ choice: Miss JoNi’s Shining Stars *Best Reason for the Season entry: Little Angels *Best parade float: 1st place: Miss Alyson’s Daycare 2nd place: Bowling Green Baptist Church 3rd place: Bowling Green Elementary *Best lighted float: 1st place: Union 2nd place: Caroline Community Theatre 3rd place: Denny’s *Marching unit: 1st place: CHS JROTC 2nd place: Mayfield Drill Team 3rd place: CHS Marching Team *Fire department: 1st place: Sparta 2nd place:

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  • Christmas Parade of Lights will brighten Bowling Green on Saturday

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The annual Bowling Green Christmas Parade of Lights will brighten the town with holiday cheer Saturday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. “When folks reach their limit with big-box retail madness, they can retreat to Bowling Green and enjoy the comforts of a family-friendly event that showcases the charm of a small town coming together in the spirit of the holiday season,” said Jo-Elsa Jordan,

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