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Jaymonie Wallace

Gang member gets 25 years for September shooting

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

By Greg Glassner/CP Editor A 20-year-old Lake Land’Or resident was convicted last Thursday of three charges stemming from a gang-related shooting and sentenced to 25 years in prison. A Caroline Circuit Court jury found Jaymonie Marcell Wallace guilty of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and of criminal gang participation. The jury of four men and eight women deliberated for about 90 minutes

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Annual Ladysmith Day

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Ladysmith Day truly a community-wide effort Given the pleasantly cool temperatures and bright sunny sky, the 7th annual Ladysmith Day last Saturday would have been a nice experience if there had been nothing there to see and do. But there was something to see and do, from bands on the big stage to horse and pony rides, food trucks, a car show, a corn hole tournament, face painting, bright, shiny

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  • Special Olympics ‘Meet in the Middle’

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Some unconventional athletes took the field at Caroline High School April 24 at the Meet in the Middle Special Olympics event. Although the temperature was unusually chilly for late April and the wind strong enough to capsize a welcome tent donated by Storke Funeral Home, the spirits of the 140 athletes and more than 60 volunteers never flagged. The response of 5th grader Makell Germayne Silver summed

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  • History comes to life for 300 4th graders

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Just over 150 years ago, a young private in the Virginia Confederate Signal Corps named James Montgomery wrote his last letter home to his father in Mississippi, the ink of his pen mixing with the blood that dripped from his fatal arm wound. “I know death is inevitable,” wrote Montgomery. “I am very weak but I write to you because I know you would be delighted to

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Winning is habit forming with CHS baseball team

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

By Scott Richards Prior to last week, the Caroline diamond boys were on a win streak taking four out of the last six games. The team has come together and are playing intelligent, small ball, but last Wednesday’s game against Chancellor was a major test to see just how well they really were. They passed the test with flying colors, winning a close game 4-0 on a night when much

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  • CHS golfer signs to Chowan University

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    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

    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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Michael Carter

Teaching youngsters about agriculture for 35 years

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

By Greg Glassner CP Editor Having grown up on a family farm, Michael Carter knew at a young age the importance of Agriculture. It remains Caroline County’s biggest business. For the past 35 years, as a high school or middle school agriculture teacher, he has been inspiring others to consider careers in agribusiness or at least boost their families’ health by growing a portion of their own food at 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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  • 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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Annual Ladysmith Day

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Ladysmith Day truly a community-wide effort Given the pleasantly cool temperatures and bright sunny sky, the 7th annual Ladysmith Day last Saturday would have been a nice experience if there had been nothing there to see and do. But there was something to see and do, from bands on the big stage to horse and pony rides, food trucks, a car show, a corn hole tournament, face painting, bright, shiny

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  • Caroline Community Theatre ‘high flying’ performance

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Boeing Boeing cast, Bryan Smith, Marcia Upshaw and Joel McCormic. Front: Kelly Snead, Jo-Elsa Jordan and Courtney Fox.

    By Scott Richards The Caroline Community Theatre took their latest production, a comedy by Marc Camoletti, “Boeing Boeing,” to new heights.  The comic farce, portrayed what has become this troupe’s flair for taking the audience with them into the story, “Boeing Boeing” tells of an architect in Paris who is engaged to three different airline stewardesses from different countries and the madcap antics that occur when all three land in

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  • History comes to life for 300 4th graders

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong Just over 150 years ago, a young private in the Virginia Confederate Signal Corps named James Montgomery wrote his last letter home to his father in Mississippi, the ink of his pen mixing with the blood that dripped from his fatal arm wound. “I know death is inevitable,” wrote Montgomery. “I am very weak but I write to you because I know you would be delighted to

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