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Caroline Fire and Rescue fielded over 6,000 calls in 2014

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Through a year of changeable weather, including a seemingly endless winter, a stormy spring, and a typically steamy summer, county fire and rescue remained dependable, fielding more than 6,000 calls in 2014. Continuing a seven-year trend in both call volume and type, roughly 90 percent of those calls were for emergency medical service rather than fires. Fire departments were dispatched to about one-third of

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Caroline Fire and Rescue fielded over 6,000 calls in 2014

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:15 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Through a year of changeable weather, including a seemingly endless winter, a stormy spring, and a typically steamy summer, county fire and rescue remained dependable, fielding more than 6,000 calls in 2014. Continuing a seven-year trend in both call volume and type, roughly 90 percent of those calls were for emergency medical service rather than fires. Fire departments were dispatched to about one-third of

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  • Commission OKs cable guardrail at Caroline High School

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Renovations would place CHS 143 feet from Route 207's nearest travel lane. (Photo by Dawn Haun)

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The Planning Commission gave the thumbs-up to a plan that would install a cable guardrail between the renovated Caroline High School and Route 207 for safety reasons. The guardrail, which will be built to Virginia Department of Transportation standards, will stretch along most of the front of the school, between the exit and entry lanes to the front parking lot. A rendering of the

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  • Residents want good communication from next superintendent

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For many Caroline residents, what the county’s next superintendent says and how may be just as important as what he or she does. Good communication was what Madison representative Shawn Kelley described as the “consistent overall theme” in all 193 comments submitted by respondents to a survey circulated by the School Board regarding qualifications of the new superintendent. The School Board met in a

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Cavaliers defeat Monacan Chiefs in basketball semifinals

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level of play,

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  • Cavalier boys win in first round of basketball playoffs

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    The Caroline team relishes its victory over Midlothian. (Photos by Dawn Haun)

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In the beginning of the 2014-15 boys basketball season, the Caroline Cavaliers took the Midlothian Trojans to task with a score of 66-41. With a season of experience behind them and the stakes a little higher, the game played Monday in Milford was much more competitive, with Caroline winning 59-49 the first game of the Conference playoffs. With this victory, the Cavaliers were scheduled

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  • Jaguars’ victory ends Lady Cavs’ basketball season

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:54 am

    The Cavs' Rejon Hawkins snatches the ball from an opponent.

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The 58-37 loss by the Lady Cavaliers to the Glen Allen Jaguars this week in the Conference playoffs brought two ends to Caroline High School Athletics. The first was the end of the girls’ 2014-15 basketball season, but the more important closing is the career of Caroline’s star point guard, Jazmen Moore. It did not end the way she probably wanted, but a strong

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Lifestyles

Fam Fair

Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

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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  • Ruther Glen native celebrates 100 years of life

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Reginald Beverly at this 100th birthday celebration.

    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

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Community Calendar, week of February 26

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:27 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. *All-You-Can-Eat Salt Herring Breakfast, sponsored by the Madison Ruritan Club, 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. Salt herring, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fried apples, biscuits, juice, and coffee will be available. $8 from 6 – 8:30

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  • Library planning community-wide reading event

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Caro Reads book cover

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Reading a book may be the last thing you think of in the month of March, a time when spring finally gets here and we emerge from our winter cocoons. For this reason alone, it may be the perfect time to remind us that our excellent Caroline County libraries are much more than a repository for books. Caroline Reads is the Caroline Library’s month-long

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  • Community Calendar, week of February 19

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:28 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. *All-You-Can-Eat Salt Herring Breakfast, sponsored by the Madison Ruritan Club, 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. Salt herring, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fried apples, biscuits, juice, and coffee will be available. $8 from 6 – 8:30

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