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Rural resort amendments sent to public hearing

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Rural resorts are back on the agenda in Caroline County. At the July 22 Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors voted 4–2 to put to public hearing text amendments to the county zoning ordinance that would allow rural resorts, general stores, and museums to be built in rural preservation districts with a special exception permit. The amendments define a rural resort as “an establishment

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  • Boards talk Madison Elementary School renovations in joint session

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:08 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Although construction hasn’t yet begun on the Madison Elementary School renovations, the project ran into some troubled waters when a meeting of county officials revealed that plans that hadn’t been approved by the county were sent out to contractors for bid. At a joint session of the Board of Supervisors and the School Board held July 22, county building inspector Kevin Wightman reported that

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  • Caroline County man wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

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    When Carl Johnson scratched his $100,000 Crossword ticket, he thought he’d won $100. But he was wrong. The Woodford man actually won the $100,000 top prize. He bought the winning ticket at Lafayette Gulf on Lafayette Boulevard in Fredericksburg. Since he discovered he’d won on a Friday night, he had to wait until the following Monday to hand in his ticket and claim his prize. “I’ve been on pins and

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Anthi’s Family Restaurant serves hot food in a warm environment

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   In an area that has more than its share of fast food restaurants, Leontios Dimosthenous has brought a breath of fresh air. Leo, as he is called, and his family started Anthi’s Family Restaurant at what was the Port Royal Tavern on Route 301 in the north end of Port Royal in February 2014. It was probably the worst time of year to start

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  • Scammers continue to target Rappahannock Electric Cooperative members

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Posing as representatives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), potential thieves have attempted to scam members by calling to demand immediate payment of bills. With REC members experiencing encounters with these scammers over the past several weeks, REC warns all of its members to not become a victim of this crime. “We want all of our members to be aware of the threat of scammers calling to demand immediate payment for

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  • New business in Caroline is picture perfect

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

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    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   Famous photographer Diane Arbus once said, “If you scrutinize reality closely enough, if in some way you really, really get to it, it becomes fantastic. “ Rustic Heart Photography, a new business in Ruther Glen, takes inspiration from the late Arbus, as well as their own life experiences, to create fantastic photos for clients in Caroline and the surrounding area. Photographers Sarah Edgecomb and

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Technology

Editorial

Caroline YMCA could cost taxpayers $8 million

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

This is a letter to the editor from Jeff Sili, now in his second term on the Caroline County Board of Supervisors. We welcome letters to the editor from other members of the Board of Supervisors. Sili will answer questions sent to his email address at jmsili@verizon.net. Dear Editor, The purpose of this letter is to shed some transparency on the financial obligations concerning the building of the YMCA in

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  • ‘…give each other grace…’

    Posted on December 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    (Editor’s Note: Christian White, a third grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, wrote the following message, which was distributed by principal Howard Pellegreen to the school staff. White gave permission for its publication.) Last Friday afternoon, the day of the terrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, I stayed late at school trying to finish up some things for this week. Preparing to leave, I looked up from my desk

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  • Caroline, its schools at crossroads

    Posted on January 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    OPINION/By Wendell N. Sims Caroline County is at a crossroads between ‘rural preservation’ and providing adequate levels of services for county residents, including good public education. Over the 12 years I served on the Caroline County School Board, I have seen significant levels of progress in every area of service in the county, including public education. Law enforcement, fire and rescue, new library resources, a new courthouse, new county offices,

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