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Lt. Col. David Meyer

New Fort A.P. Hill commander ‘excited to come to work every day’

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:38 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   When Lt. Col. David Meyer replaced Pete Dargle as garrison commander of Fort A.P. Hill this May, he assumed responsibility for 76,000 acres and a constantly revolving group of active-duty soldiers from the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force, as well as reservists, National Guard members, and employees of federal agencies. But although the scope of this task may sound daunting to civilians, for

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight — Megan Upshaw: Reading ‘helps keep your mind sharp’

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:04 am


    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   All new books go through Megan Upshaw—or at least they do at Caroline Library, Inc. Upshaw is the cataloguer and bookkeeper for the local library system. When new books arrive, she enters them into the computer so patrons can check them out. She processes the payroll and handles the library’s bills—“all that fun stuff so that we can run the library,” she said. She previously

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  • Rainwater harvesting promoted in Virginia Conservation Assistance Program

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    This garden in Charlottesville's Clarke School is an example of the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program in action.

    By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Sometime after World War II, the American Dream became a ranch or split-level house in the suburbs surrounded by a half-acre of grass cut as short as a putting green. Add two late-model cars complete with tail fins and gas-guzzling V-8 engines, and a stay-at-home mom and the image was complete. Well, that was then and this is now. Gasoline is no longer 25

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  • Frog Level woman reaches new heights in Appalachian Trail hike

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:39 am


    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   What’s a young woman to do after graduating college? Oh, just hike more than 2,000 miles up and down mountains from Georgia to Maine. Kasie Taylor of Frog Level set out on the Appalachian Trail Feb. 17 and reached the end on July 31. “It was really good to de-stress and try to figure out what I want to do and see life from a

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight: Debbie Schools — Dispatchers are ‘the voice of help’

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Often the first step in handling an emergency is staying calm—and that’s what 911 Communications Officer Debbie Schools is there to make sure happens. “You’re basically the voice of help,” she said. “You’re on the phone, and you’re helping them that way until the EMTs or the firefighters or the police can get there.” With a long history in emergency response, Schools has had

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  • Giuseppe’s is finalist in US Foods competition

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Visiting Food Fanatics chef Tom Macrina stands behind the Gallina family who own and operate Giuseppe’s: Brianna Knoff, Lia Gallina, Sal Gallina, Rosie Gallina, and Angela Collins.

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Ladysmith is one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the nation, according to US Foods Food Fanatics Top Family Friendly Restaurants Contest. The restaurant near Ladysmith Road and Route 1 was named one of 10 finalists in the contest Aug. 11. Last Thursday, Tom Macrina, a Food Fanatics chef who resides in Philadelphia, visited Giuseppe’s to compile a report for the

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  • Local Public Servant Spotlight — Amy Meyer: Fire-Rescue colleagues are like family

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm


    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Firefighting is full of challenges, and Amy Meyer, a volunteer at the Port Royal station, is just the type of person to rise to meet them—and then inspire others to do the same. Born in New Jersey, Meyer studied physics and international relations with a focus on the Middle East at Boston University before a job offer from the federal government to work at

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