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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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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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  • 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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  • Cindy Duffer Matern

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Cindy, 57 years young, passed away March 27, 2015, at her home in Ladysmith, Virginia. She was born in Midlothian, Virginia and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1975. She moved to the Stafford area in 1981 where she began her career as the Aquatics Director with the County of Stafford Parks and Recreation. Through her 12 year career as the Aquatics Director she will be fondly remembered for teaching

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Sports

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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Lifestyles

Wayne and Kay Brooks, Grapes of Taste Wine Shop

Popular Ladysmith wine shop closes doors

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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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  • Family Fair coming to Caroline Middle School March 14

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

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    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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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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