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The trend in parenting education is a result of many social changes—among them are dual working parents, single parents, and step-families. The challenges are there, and STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) can help. Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer the STEP parenting class Tuesdays, Aug. 5 to Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Caroline Community Center in Milford. Parents who have participated in STEP groups say they
By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter Lt. Paul Ernest may only be 33, but he’s well on his way toward a lifetime in service. A member of the first EMT class offered at Caroline High School, Ernest has been involved in county fire and rescue since joining the Ladysmith Fire Department at age 15, and over the years, except for a three-year stint with the Sheriff’s Office, he’s worked his
By Daniel Sherrier Editor Whether you’re looking for a good book or a fun craft project, you might want to see Alisha Coleman at the Port Royal branch of Caroline Library, Inc. Coleman is the branch assistant and the only staff member assigned to the branch, which is manned by volunteers when she’s not there. She helps out patrons who stop in, and she runs crafts programs for kids
By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent The annual Caroline County Agricultural Fair means different things to many different people from Caroline, surrounding counties, and even more distant locales. Although Meadow Event Park hosts the State Fair each autumn, Caroline’s Ag Fair offers the sort of friendly, informal county fair atmosphere that is increasingly difficult to find. To 4-Hers from Caroline, Hanover, and Stafford County, it is an opportunity to show
By Scott Richards CP Correspondent It is summer time, and yes, it is hot. Farmers are looking for rain, and everyone else is looking for a way to cool off. Just when people are beginning to melt, in comes the cavalry in the form of a highly decorated truck playing calypso music. Kona Ice to the rescue! Pam and Peter Meyer are the owners of the local Kona Ice
By Rev. Antonio Clinkscale Whenever the faith community at large comes together under one roof for the same purpose, salvation is the expected end. That was no different in Caroline County for three nights during the community revival June 19 to 21, which centered around the theme: “Reviving Hope from Caroline to Kenya.” The sub-plot to this unique togetherness was to support a seven-person team traveling to Kenya on
By Daniel Sherrier Editor U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill has new leadership. Lt. Col. Peter Dargle, garrison commander since 2012, relinquished his authority in a change of command ceremony Friday afternoon, and responsibility for the installation was passed on to incoming garrison commander, Lt. Col. David A. Meyer. Also, Sgt. Maj. Weiquan A. Ho succeeds Sgt. Maj. Keith R. Whitcomb as garrison command sergeant major, the second-in-command position.