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CIP will replace aging vehicles, equipment in county

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

When your car is not only your mode of transportation but also your office, a breakdown means a lot more. That’s why deputies in the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, as well as fire and rescue workers and citizens throughout Caroline, can draw a breath of relief at the five-year capital improvements plan passed by the Board of Supervisors this April. After last year’s meager capital improvements budget of $187,000, all

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Laura Long

Port Royal born, actress gets big break in Revolutionary War series

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong Three p.m., the casting director had told Laura Long, was the zero hour. If Long hadn’t heard from her by then, she could assume that the part of Philadelphia socialite Becky Franks on the second season of the AMC television series ‘Turn’ had gone to someone else. Two o’clock passed. Then three. Then four, five, six, seven. Still, said Long, “I just had this gut feeling. I

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  • Annual Ladysmith Day

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

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    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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Cavs show ability in annual Caroline Invitational

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The annual Caroline invitational track meet last Friday at Caroline High School had 25 teams participating from as far away as Tabb High School in Yorktown and Chopticon High School in southern Maryland. With over 300 athletes competing, the competition was strong and exciting. The Caroline Cavaliers were well represented, with each Cavalier presenting a different face as they awaited their opportunity to show what they could do. Shareef Gardner,

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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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Laura Long

Port Royal born, actress gets big break in Revolutionary War series

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:51 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong Three p.m., the casting director had told Laura Long, was the zero hour. If Long hadn’t heard from her by then, she could assume that the part of Philadelphia socialite Becky Franks on the second season of the AMC television series ‘Turn’ had gone to someone else. Two o’clock passed. Then three. Then four, five, six, seven. Still, said Long, “I just had this gut feeling. I

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  • Teaching youngsters about agriculture for 35 years

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

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    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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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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