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Few surprises at county budget hearing

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

By Sarah Vogelsong, CP Reporter There were no surprises in the budget County Administrator Charles Culley put before the Board of Supervisors and the public for a hearing March 24. The numbers Culley presented show modest increases in areas such as schools and utility funding and hold the real estate tax steady for the next fiscal year at 83 cents per $100. The county is currently in the midst of

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The Angelwood at Caroline apartments are attractive townhouse structures located behind Caroline Manor II, within easy walking distance to two shopping centers and the Bowling Green business district. (CP photo by Greg Glassner)

New low-income apartment a blessing to former Woodford resident

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 9:34 am

By Greg Glassner, CP Editor Life was not easy for Lonnie Wayne Carter after his beloved wife was placed in a nursing home in Bowling Green a number of years ago. Carter continued to life in a rapidly deteriorating trailer in Woodford and had to walk about five miles along Route 2 to Bowling Green almost every day to visit his wife and then walk another five miles back 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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  • VDOT against school guardrail

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter The Virginia Department of Transportation is recommending against the installation of a cable guardrail in front of the renovated Caroline High School because of concerns that it will be a “hazard” to motorists. An e-mail from VDOT traffic engineer Ken Thornewell Jr. states that because of the distance and placement of the guardrail in relation to passing traffic on Route 207, the guardrail “is not warranted

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Cavalier Track Teams score in Shoot and Run Invitational

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

On Saturday, New Kent High School hosted the Shoot and Run Invitational Track Meet for more than 12 area schools.  The Caroline High School girl’s team placed ninth with 49 points.  High achievers were Alantra Mines, fifth in the 100 meter dash, fourth in the triple jump, and second in the high jump;  Malia Herndon, eighth in the 100 meter dash;  Nijha Smith, fifth in the 100 high hurdles; and 

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  • Lady Cavs lose two openers

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

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    By Scott Richards / CP Correspondent The Caroline High School varsity softball team gave up two last week, losing both games by a score of 10-0.  The first game, on Tuesday, was to Glen Allen High School and the second was to J.R. Tucker.  Both games were stopped after five innings because of the ten run rule. On Thursday, J.R.Tucker jumped out to a strong lead, 6-0 after two.  The

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  • Caroline loses game to King’s Fork, 64—62

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

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    By Scott Richards / CP Correspondent   In the regional playoffs, the Caroline Cavaliers let the rest of the region know they were in the house and they came to play ball. Despite a heart-braking 64-62 loss to the Bulldogs of King’s Fork High School March 3, Caroline High School was represented by a group of young men who showed what this county is made of.  In front of the scorer’s

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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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