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Myles Stevens

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

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

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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  • Fire destroys Belmont home and exotic birds

    Posted on May 17, 2015 at 1:15 pm

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    A house caught fire in the Belmont subdivision in Carmel Church

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  • Rescue squads, fire departments recruiting some new volunteers

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:54 am

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    The Ladysmith Rescue Squad and Volunteer Fire Department were out in force May 2 at the annual Ladysmith Day event. The huge, shiny, colorful ambulances and fire trucks are always an attraction for youngsters, who love crawling around on them and posing for family photos in oversized fire helmets. While kids dream of growing up to be firemen or EMTs (emergency medical technicians), not enough of them follow through on

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Sports

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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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  • Cavs show ability in annual Caroline Invitational

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

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    The annual Caroline invitational track meet last Friday at Caroline High School had 25 teams participating from as far away as Tabb High School in Yorktown and Chopticon High School in southern Maryland. With over 300 athletes competing, the competition was strong and exciting. The Caroline Cavaliers were well represented, with each Cavalier presenting a different face as they awaited their opportunity to show what they could do. Shareef Gardner,

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Lifestyles

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

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    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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Annual Ladysmith Day

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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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  • Caroline Community Theatre ‘high flying’ performance

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Boeing Boeing cast, Bryan Smith, Marcia Upshaw and Joel McCormic. Front: Kelly Snead, Jo-Elsa Jordan and Courtney Fox.

    By Scott Richards The Caroline Community Theatre took their latest production, a comedy by Marc Camoletti, “Boeing Boeing,” to new heights.  The comic farce, portrayed what has become this troupe’s flair for taking the audience with them into the story, “Boeing Boeing” tells of an architect in Paris who is engaged to three different airline stewardesses from different countries and the madcap antics that occur when all three land in

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  • History comes to life for 300 4th graders

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Just over 150 years ago, a young private in the Virginia Confederate Signal Corps named James Montgomery wrote his last letter home to his father in Mississippi, the ink of his pen mixing with the blood that dripped from his fatal arm wound. “I know death is inevitable,” wrote Montgomery. “I am very weak but I write to you because I know you would be delighted to

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