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Supervisors vote against proposed detour plans

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 3:58 pm

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The Board of Supervisors last week voted to oppose two plans for detours proposed by the Virginia Department of Transportation as part of two separate road improvement projects. The first detour, related to the replacement of a bridge over the Mattaponi River on Route 722, Nelson Hill Road, would re-route drivers for 4.8 miles along Rogers Clark Boulevard. The second detour, related to the

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  • Port Royal Town Council considering water options

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Port Royal is weighing the question of whether it should retain control of its deteriorating water system or allow Aqua Virginia to take it over and run the utility privately. As an early step toward making that decision, Town Council members heard a presentation at their Aug. 19 meeting from Aqua Virginia. Currently, nearly every component of Port Royal’s water system is nearing the

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  • Board likely to publish list of delinquent taxpayers

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm

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    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Delinquent taxpayers may soon face the disapproval of not just the county but also their fellow citizens. On Tuesday night, the Board of Supervisors decided to move forward with publishing in the local newspapers the names of people who have failed to pay their personal property taxes between 2008 and 2013. The Board had discussed this possibility for the past several meetings but without

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  • Planning Commission votes 3-2 to endorse Chaney mine application

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   By a close vote, the Planning Commission is recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve a request by Maryland-based Chaney Enterprises to establish a sand and gravel mine southwest of Route 17. After several months of work sessions and a public hearing on the issue held June 18, the commission’s discussion of the Chaney application at its Aug. 20 meeting was fairly brief. A

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  • YMCA contractor payment issues still unresolved

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:50 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Problems linger behind the scenes at the Caroline Family YMCA, with several subcontractors for the project who filed mechanic’s liens against the project’s general contractor this past spring reporting that they still have not been paid for their work. Between April and June, three subcontractors for the project—Madison & Morgan Masonry, Barranger & Company, Inc., and Godsey & Son, Inc.—filed liens in Caroline County

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  • Millionaire convicted of reckless driving by speeding

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   A tri-national millionaire is spending a 48-hour sentence in Pamunkey Regional Jail following a conviction in Caroline Circuit Court Aug. 20 of reckless driving by speeding. Charles Burnett III, a citizen of the United States, Canada and England who in 2009 broke a 103-year-old world record by driving a steam-powered vehicle at 140 miles per hour, was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Caroline County

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  • First Day of School 2014 Photo Album

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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  • Caroline High School renovations scaled back to original scope

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board took steps at a special called meeting Monday night to scale the Caroline High School renovations back to the original scope outlined to the public for the November 2013 bond referendum that allotted approximately $26 million for renovations and upgrades to both the high school and Madison Elementary School. “I think we need to bid this project as close as we

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  • Intoxicated man tries to force entry into Bowling Green residence

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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    By Daniel Sherrier Editor   If a stranger knocks on your door, look before answering. The residents of a Bowling Green house learned that lesson on a recent Friday night, when an intoxicated man tried to force his way across their threshold. Philip Delroy Johnson, 28, of Ruther Glen, was charged with assault and battery, being intoxicated, unlawful entry, and intentionally trying to prevent arrest by law enforcement following an

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