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Fire destroys Lake Caroline home

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:03 am

By Jessica Green CP Intern   A two-story Lake Caroline house went up in flames when a propane tank allegedly exploded the afternoon of Oct. 28, destroying the home of the Hooks family as well as all their possessions. A neighbor walking by at the time of the explosion watched the back of the house blow completely out and called 911. Within minutes, the entire house and surrounding trees were

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Fire destroys Lake Caroline home

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:03 am

By Jessica Green CP Intern   A two-story Lake Caroline house went up in flames when a propane tank allegedly exploded the afternoon of Oct. 28, destroying the home of the Hooks family as well as all their possessions. A neighbor walking by at the time of the explosion watched the back of the house blow completely out and called 911. Within minutes, the entire house and surrounding trees were

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  • Mental health law changes discussed at Rappahannock Area CSB open house

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Jennifer Faison, executive director of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, was in attendance at Tuesday's open house.

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has provided mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse, prevention, and early intervention services to the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford and the City of Fredericksburg for nearly 45 years. But only two types of services are mandated by the Code of Virginia—emergency services and case management—and state law governing those services has been amended as of

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  • Crash results in injuries on Bowling Green Bypass

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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    A two-vehicle crash at the Bowling Green Bypass and Chase Street resulted in non-life-threatening injuries for the occupants of one of the cars. According to the Virginia State Police, a 2008 Chevrolet was traveling east on Chase Street when it pulled into the path of 2010 Toyota that was traveling north on Route 301 at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. The Chevrolet struck the 2010 Toyota on the side,

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Yellow Jackets sting Cavaliers in Caroline varsity football loss

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:27 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The James Monroe High School football team lived up to their reputation as one of the better teams in the Fredericksburg region last Friday night as they beat the Caroline High School Cavaliers 56-7. The Yellow Jackets began the game by scoring the first three times they touched the ball, with a safety scored against Caroline after the second series by JM. With just

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  • Courtland takes down Caroline 69-13

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In week seven of the Caroline varsity football season, the Cavaliers have continued to take it hard on the wrong side of the score, losing to Courtland 69-13 last Friday before a sparse crowd at Caroline High School. There were some positive differences this week from previous games. The offense showed up on Friday. Despite the Cougar dominance on both sides of the ball,

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  • Caroline High School golf team finishes strong season

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline High School 2014 golf team had one of the best, if not the best, seasons in school history, finishing with a 13-2-1 record. The losses were to Deep Run, a perennial state champion, and King William, who showed their strength in the conference tournament by the number of golfers representing the school. According to Coach Frank Dow, key wins included defeating Culpeper

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Lifestyles

The Union High School class of 1964.

Union High School alumni come together in All Classes Reunion

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm

An evening of many fond memories of Union High School was enjoyed by 324 former graduates, students, faculty, family members, and friends. They gathered at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center for a reunion of all classes on Saturday, Sept. 27. The theme was “Lessons Learned at Union High.” Union High School, originally established in 1903 as Bowling Green Industrial Academy by the Caroline Sunday School Union, existed continuously

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  • Caroline Middle School History Club interviews Vietnam veterans

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

    CMS student Kristian Crutchfield interviews Mr. Clark, a Vietnam veteran.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   In a second-floor classroom at Caroline Middle School last Wednesday, two tables sat next to each other. One, swathed in a colorful tablecloth and filled with platters of food, buzzed with activity. The other, where a plate sat empty and a glass upturned, remained empty throughout the afternoon. That second table was not for those present. Instead, it was laid for those who could

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Nick Schwartz: ‘Where else would you rather be?’

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Nick Schwartz has been teaching at Caroline Middle School for 20 years, and he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. He said “divine intervention” steered him toward a teaching career. He woke up one morning during his freshman year of high school, and the idea had been planted. “I never really wavered from it,” he added. The Pennsylvania native began substitute teaching up north until

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Entertainment

Community Calendar, week of October 30

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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. *Bowling Green Community Farmers Market, located on the front lawn of Union Bank, 211 N Main St., is open every Saturday until Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *Glory Outreach, a clothing and

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  • Goblins to Ghostbusters flock to Fall Fun Festival at Caroline Agricultural Fairgrounds

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Callum Mundy, 4, won the "scariest" award for his costume in the 5 and under category.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   “We just love doing stuff for children,” stated Debbie Wright, volunteer coordinator for this year’s annual Fall Fun Festival held at the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ruther Glen Saturday. Wright, along with a host of volunteers, the support of the Board of Supervisors, and numerous local businesses, created a day for families to not only have fun in the autumn weather, but to

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  • A Fantastic Festival Full of Fun, Food and Fabulous Fords

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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    Bowling Green got a hearty helping of perfect fall weather for its 25th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 18. Although exact numbers aren’t available, some 12,000 to 15,000 people flocked to Main Street and the surrounding area between the start of the event at 9 a.m. and its conclusion in late afternoon to take advantage of the music, food, vendors, and other entertainment on offer. “I have gotten nothing but

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