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School Board pares down budget request

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board slashed the request it will take to the Board of Supervisors for additional funds for fiscal year 2015–2016 by almost half at a budget workshop held Jan. 20. An earlier version of the budget projected that an additional $3 million would be necessary in order to hire extra staff, implement a new salary scale, and provide raises to employees, among other

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School Board pares down budget request

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board slashed the request it will take to the Board of Supervisors for additional funds for fiscal year 2015–2016 by almost half at a budget workshop held Jan. 20. An earlier version of the budget projected that an additional $3 million would be necessary in order to hire extra staff, implement a new salary scale, and provide raises to employees, among other

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  • Hanover man arrested after Sunday shooting

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Terry Smithers

    A shooting incident in Dawn last Sunday resulted in non-life-threatening injuries and an arrest. Caroline County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 23-year-old Terry Smithers, of Hanover, on charges of attempted malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possessing a firearm as a felon in relation to the shooting incident that occurred during a large birthday party on Jan. 18 at the Dawn Progressive Center. Investigators

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  • Ladysmith man wants to establish fundraising nonprofit to help schools

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Clay Forehand.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   A Ladysmith resident is looking outside the system for ways to help Caroline County Public Schools find resources. Clay Forehand, a safety manager for a construction company and a father of four, is hoping to get a 501(c)(3) organization off the ground that will tap into the financial generosity of local businesses to further educational excellence in the county. “Businesses are reluctant to give

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A.J. Derricott goes for the basket in last week's game against Chancellor. Photo by Dawn Haun.

Cavaliers’ boys basketball loses two

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Cavaliers had a rough time of it last week in boys basketball as they dropped two to go to 6-7 on the year. They went up against Chancellor last Tuesday and walked away with a 74-62 loss. On Friday, North Stafford came to Milford and for the second year in a row took a heartbreaker from Caroline 58-55. Vs. North Stafford Against the

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  • Lady Cavs stomp Yellow Jackets, 72-51

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Makaila Smith drives the ball down the court.

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline girls basketball team disappointed those spectators who were expecting a knock-down, drag-out game against visiting James Monroe. The only ones that got knocked down and drug out were the James Monroe players as the 9-3 Caroline Lady Cavaliers, led by Hope Toliver and Jazmen Moore, annihilated the Yellow Jackets 72-51 last Friday. Despite the size differential of JM, the only time they

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  • Cavaliers sting Yellow Jackets 67-53

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Vondell Green leaps for the ball.

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   Last week, the Cavaliers boys varsity basketball team went 1-1, first losing to Courtland in the fourth quarter 48-40. After the game, there was a lot of soul searching done in the Cavs’ locker room. During the days that followed, players learned from their mistakes and made the decision to move on. The loss ignited Caroline as they took on the visiting James Monroe

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Lifestyles

Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia, their daughter and son-in-law Idalis and Luis Dominguez, Idalia's sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Alex Montalvo, their children and grandchildren and members of the church ministry.

Hispanic Congregation of Ladysmith celebrates 10th anniversary

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

By Greg Glassner CP Correspondent   Caroline County’s only Hispanic church celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday. Are there enough Spanish-speaking residents in the county to support a church? The short answer: Yes, although Pastor Eduardo Negron and his wife Idalia asked themselves the same question when they moved here in 2003. “We knew that God had brought us to work with the Hispanic community. The problem was that we did

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  • Public Servant Spotlight — Rachael Matern: Every child is different

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:12 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   Rachael Matern remembers several great teachers from her school days, particularly a few middle school teachers who would go out of their way to push her toward the next level, help her out in any problem areas, and generally make the classes fun and engaging. Those educators inspired Matern to become a teacher herself—a decision she made while taking eighth grade history with a Miss

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy celebrated in Dawn

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

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    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The sun broke through the clouds just in time Sunday for a birthday celebration in memory of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dawn. The NAACP Caroline Chapter sponsored this event. Chapter President Reuben Rock opened the lively one-hour service with a warm welcome to the dozens of guests in attendance. The animated Mt.

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Community Calendar, week of January 22

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:05 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. *The Sidney E. King Art Center, located next to the Courthouse on Main St., Bowling Green, is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring 15 of King’s famous Civil War paintings

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  • Community Calendar, week of January 15

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 12:23 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. *The Sidney E. King Art Center, located next to the Courthouse on Main St., Bowling Green, is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring 15 of King’s famous Civil War paintings

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  • Community Calendar, week of January 8

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:25 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. *The Sidney E. King Art Center, located next to the Courthouse on Main St., Bowling Green, is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring 15 of King’s famous Civil War paintings

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