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Local hearing set March 18 on Aqua Virginia rate hike

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

By Sarah Vogelsong / CP Reporter A Board of Supervisors request and public outcry over Aqua Virginia’s proposal for a water and wastewater rate increase has led the Virginia State Corporation Commission to schedule two local hearings on the matter in March. A ruling from SCC hearing examiner Howard Anderson dated Feb. 20 orders that hearings be held at the Caroline Community Services Center at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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CHS varsity basketball team was all smiles after their recent win over Midlothian. Photo by Dawn Haun

Cavs defeat Chiefs in basketball semifinals

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night of last week. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level

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  • VDOT shuts down aging bridge on Stonewall Jackson Road

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

    A bridge on Route 606 (Stonewall Jackson Road) in Caroline County was closed to traffic Feb. 27 after a bridge inspection that day found severe deterioration in the bridge beams. The Virginia Department of Transportation determined the bridge should be closed as soon as possible for motorist safety. Detour signs are  posted now to guide motorists along the detour route. “Closing the bridge to traffic was the safest course of

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  • Caroline girl youngest finalist at Cherry Blossom festival

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent A budding superstar may be living in Caroline County. Ten-year-old singer Heather McCarthy was one of 28 finalists chosen to compete in the Sing Into Spring Competition for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in January, with her a cappella rendition of Ariana Grande’s song “Why Try.” A fifth-grade student at Lewis and Clark Elementary, Heather competed against some tough competition, including a former American Idol

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CHS varsity basketball team was all smiles after their recent win over Midlothian. Photo by Dawn Haun

Cavs defeat Chiefs in basketball semifinals

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night of last week. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level

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  • Cavaliers defeat Monacan Chiefs in basketball semifinals

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline Cavaliers boys basketball team defeated the Monacan Chiefs 53-50 in the semifinals of the Conference 20 tournament Tuesday night. Due to school closings because of snow, there will be no championship game. Both semifinal winners will go to the regional playoffs. When tournament time rolls around, every team that plays and is the least bit successful steps up their level of play,

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  • Cavalier boys win in first round of basketball playoffs

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    The Caroline team relishes its victory over Midlothian. (Photos by Dawn Haun)

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In the beginning of the 2014-15 boys basketball season, the Caroline Cavaliers took the Midlothian Trojans to task with a score of 66-41. With a season of experience behind them and the stakes a little higher, the game played Monday in Milford was much more competitive, with Caroline winning 59-49 the first game of the Conference playoffs. With this victory, the Cavaliers were scheduled

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Fam Fair

Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

The Family Fair Planning Committee, Caroline County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center, and the Special Education Advisory Committee are sponsoring the 11th Annual Family Fair on Saturday, March 14, at Caroline Middle School from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Fair is a collaborative effort. The Family Fair Planning Committee consists of: Susan Gayle and Jessie Rollins, CCPS-Parent Resource Center; Cathy Gregory, Lynn Miller, Margarite Jeffer, Billie Teague, CCPS staff;

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Terri Harrison: ‘The town looks out for each other’

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Terri Harrison

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For 18 years, town councils have come and gone in Port Royal, shifting with the currents of public opinion, but one face has remained steady: that of town clerk Terri Harrison. “Pretty much anything (the Council) wants to know, I can find it,” said Harrison. Depending on their location, town clerks wear a variety of hats and oversee a variety of responsibilities. Sometimes those

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  • Ruther Glen native celebrates 100 years of life

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Reginald Beverly at this 100th birthday celebration.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   Mathematician, scientist, and historian Reginald Arthur Beverly celebrated 100 years of life on January 31. Born in Ruther Glen in 1915, family and friends of Beverly gathered at the Carmel School in Ruther Glen to celebrate the intriguing life of this impressive centenarian. A World War II veteran, Beverly makes light of his lengthy list of life accomplishments. He was drafted in the Army

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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

    Caro Reads book cover

    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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  • Community Calendar, week of February 19

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:28 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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