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CMS student Kristian Crutchfield interviews Mr. Clark, a Vietnam veteran.

Caroline Middle School History Club interviews Vietnam veterans

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   In a second-floor classroom at Caroline Middle School last Wednesday, two tables sat next to each other. One, swathed in a colorful tablecloth and filled with platters of food, buzzed with activity. The other, where a plate sat empty and a glass upturned, remained empty throughout the afternoon. That second table was not for those present. Instead, it was laid for those who could

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Crash results in injuries on Bowling Green Bypass

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

A two-vehicle crash at the Bowling Green Bypass and Chase Street resulted in non-life-threatening injuries for the occupants of one of the cars. According to the Virginia State Police, a 2008 Chevrolet was traveling east on Chase Street when it pulled into the path of 2010 Toyota that was traveling north on Route 301 at about 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. The Chevrolet struck the 2010 Toyota on the side,

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  • Fire departments face serious capital needs

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For a fire department, water is usually the solution to the problem. But that wasn’t the case when Tropical Storm Lee churned through Central Virginia in 2011 and left two feet of water in Sparta Volunteer Fire Department’s building, causing $35,000 worth of damage. SVFD’s building sits in a floodplain on a 30-year cycle, right next to a creek, and the plight that it

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  • Drive-by shooting leads authorities to “Homegrown Gang”

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

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    The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office last night uncovered a “homegrown gang” related to three recent shootings after a drive-by that occurred around 2 a.m. in the Belmont subdivision. Svante Carey, 20, of Ruther Glen was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, attempted malicious wounding, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with the incident that occurred last night on Gallant Fox Way. According to

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Sports

Yellow Jackets sting Cavaliers in Caroline varsity football loss

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 12:27 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The James Monroe High School football team lived up to their reputation as one of the better teams in the Fredericksburg region last Friday night as they beat the Caroline High School Cavaliers 56-7. The Yellow Jackets began the game by scoring the first three times they touched the ball, with a safety scored against Caroline after the second series by JM. With just

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  • Courtland takes down Caroline 69-13

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In week seven of the Caroline varsity football season, the Cavaliers have continued to take it hard on the wrong side of the score, losing to Courtland 69-13 last Friday before a sparse crowd at Caroline High School. There were some positive differences this week from previous games. The offense showed up on Friday. Despite the Cougar dominance on both sides of the ball,

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  • Caroline High School golf team finishes strong season

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:28 pm

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    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline High School 2014 golf team had one of the best, if not the best, seasons in school history, finishing with a 13-2-1 record. The losses were to Deep Run, a perennial state champion, and King William, who showed their strength in the conference tournament by the number of golfers representing the school. According to Coach Frank Dow, key wins included defeating Culpeper

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CMS student Kristian Crutchfield interviews Mr. Clark, a Vietnam veteran.

Caroline Middle School History Club interviews Vietnam veterans

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   In a second-floor classroom at Caroline Middle School last Wednesday, two tables sat next to each other. One, swathed in a colorful tablecloth and filled with platters of food, buzzed with activity. The other, where a plate sat empty and a glass upturned, remained empty throughout the afternoon. That second table was not for those present. Instead, it was laid for those who could

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Nick Schwartz: ‘Where else would you rather be?’

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Nick Schwartz has been teaching at Caroline Middle School for 20 years, and he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. He said “divine intervention” steered him toward a teaching career. He woke up one morning during his freshman year of high school, and the idea had been planted. “I never really wavered from it,” he added. The Pennsylvania native began substitute teaching up north until

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Sam Frye: ‘I just fell in love with’ Caroline High

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   The advice of an old teacher led Samuel Frye into a career in education. Frye had been working at an aluminum mill that shut down, leaving him at loose ends. He stopped by his high school in upstate Pennsylvania, and his former history teacher told him, “I always thought you’d be a good teacher.” “I’m not exactly sure why he thought that at the time,

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Community Calendar, week of October 30

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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. *Bowling Green Community Farmers Market, located on the front lawn of Union Bank, 211 N Main St., is open every Saturday until Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. *Glory Outreach, a clothing and

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  • Goblins to Ghostbusters flock to Fall Fun Festival at Caroline Agricultural Fairgrounds

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

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    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   “We just love doing stuff for children,” stated Debbie Wright, volunteer coordinator for this year’s annual Fall Fun Festival held at the Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ruther Glen Saturday. Wright, along with a host of volunteers, the support of the Board of Supervisors, and numerous local businesses, created a day for families to not only have fun in the autumn weather, but to

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  • A Fantastic Festival Full of Fun, Food and Fabulous Fords

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

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    Bowling Green got a hearty helping of perfect fall weather for its 25th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 18. Although exact numbers aren’t available, some 12,000 to 15,000 people flocked to Main Street and the surrounding area between the start of the event at 9 a.m. and its conclusion in late afternoon to take advantage of the music, food, vendors, and other entertainment on offer. “I have gotten nothing but

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