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Caroline sex offender charged with felony in Spotsylvania

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 4:50 pm

CP Staff Reports Richard Elliott Hockaday, 29, a registered sex offender from Caroline County was arrested April 7 and charged with felony indecent exposure in Spotsylvania County. Detectives of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Department investigated a report of an incident March 25 at a bus stop on Courthouse Road near Clover Green Drive in which a male suspect got out of a blue vehicle and attempted to talk with an 11-year-old

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Cavs take post-season kudos

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

The Lady Cavaliers again have come through representing Caroline High School as the top athletes in the area. On Saturday, April 11, the Free Lance–Star announced their Winter All-Area Girls Basketball picks. Caroline athletes were picked three times including first team pick Hope Toliver, a Caroline junior who averaged 16.2 points per game (team high) and 237 rebounds for the year. In addition to  the All-Conference 20 First Team selection,

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  • Lewis & Clark Trail is becoming reality

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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    By Greg Glassner / CP Editor Teachers, parents and other history buffs gathered in front of the entrance of Lewis and Clark Elementary School in Ladysmith April 2 to break ground for the much anticipated Lewis and Clark Educational Trail. That the two years it has taken to get this far is longer than it took explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to travel from the Mississippi River to the

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  • School Board votes to continue extended day

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Caroline County Public School students will continue attending classes on the extended day in 2015–16 after a vote by the School Board at their April 13 meeting. The extended day, which has been in place this year, adds 10 minutes to the elementary school day and five minutes to the middle and high school day. This extra time meant that even though students missed 10 days of

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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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  • Cavs take post-season kudos

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm

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    The Lady Cavaliers again have come through representing Caroline High School as the top athletes in the area. On Saturday, April 11, the Free Lance–Star announced their Winter All-Area Girls Basketball picks. Caroline athletes were picked three times including first team pick Hope Toliver, a Caroline junior who averaged 16.2 points per game (team high) and 237 rebounds for the year. In addition to  the All-Conference 20 First Team selection,

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  • Boys soccer breaks four-year loosing streak, defeat Louisa

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    The Caroline High School varsity soccer team ended a four-year drought on Tuesday, winning their first game in four years as they defeated Louisa High School 2-0. Chris Inflow and Fabricio Umana had goals as the Cavaliers shut out host their host. Six saves by goalie Joe Thorne cemented the win for Caroline, who at 1-4 are scheduled to travel to King George on Thursday.

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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

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    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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