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Teen nabbed for pushing drugs on a school bus

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested a 14-year-old Caroline High School student Tuesday for allegedly distributing schedule II prescription pills to other juveniles while riding in a Caroline County school bus. Caroline County Sheriff, Tony Lippa stated “With assistance from the administration of the Caroline County High School and the Caroline County Transportation Department, Caroline narcotics investigators investigated this matter, recovered prescription pills that are believed to be a

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Caroline Special Olympics held today

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

The temperature was cold and chilly, but it didn’t stop the hundreds of students and volunteers from participating in “Meet in the Middle” special olympic event.

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  • Rainbow art

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Rainbow at Tignor

    This photo was taken in the rural farmlands in Tignor, eastern Caroline County. The photographer, Hunter Pauley, an employee of Tignor Farms, captured the double rainbow that could be seen as far north in Fredericksburg.

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  • ‘Mr. Lincoln’ visits Caroline County this week

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller portray President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.

    By Greg Glassner-CP Editor Michael Krebs is one actor who is not afraid of being typecast. The Illinois resident has been portraying Abraham Lincoln for the past two decades and will be in Caroline County April 24-26 as part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Capture of Lincoln’s Assassin. Krebs started out playing a young Lincoln in 1994 in anniversary celebrations of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. “I had already been working

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Front row left: Dad Robin Morales, Gabriella Rivera and mother Griselle Garcia. Back row, Coach Frank Dow and CHS Athletic Director Paul Heizer. Photo by Dawn Haun

CHS golfer signs to Chowan University

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

By Scott Richards Gabby Rivera, Caroline High School’s premier golf team member and the recipient of the Caroline Progress Female Student Athlete of the Fall Semester Award, signed a National Letter of Intent with Chowan University on Monday, April 20 at Caroline High School. Rivera stated she chose Chowan because it offered more potential for her to develop her goals.  Wanting to complete a degree in Secondary Education and play

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  • Track team places seventh overall

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    At the Woodberry Forest Invitational, Saturday, April 18, the Caroline High School track teams competed against 20 area schools and placed seventh in overall competition. Special recognition for the girl’s team was Alantra Mines, who placed seventh in the long jump. Of special note for the boy’s team were Darius Young, eighth in the 100 meter run and seventh in the high jump; Reggie Twisdale, second in the 400 meters

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  • Baseball team adds two wins during break

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

       By Scott Richards Over spring break the Caroline Diamond Boys found themselves busy going 2-2 in a tournament put on by Riverbend High School.   Play for the Cavaliers began and ended with the Indians of Stafford High School.  On Monday, Caroline beat the Indians with a score of 6-5 in a close game where all scoring stopped after three innings.  Tuesday saw the Cavaliers demolish Massaponax High School 16-4,

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Lifestyles

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Electric linemen compete to hone skills

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

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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  • Popular Ladysmith wine shop closes doors

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Wayne and Kay Brooks, Grapes of Taste Wine Shop

    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

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  • Local Public Spotlight: Chris Schools

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

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    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

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Community Calendar as of March 5

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:53 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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  • 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

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    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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