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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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  • Richmond man charged in Route 1 crash

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    A Richmond man was charged with reckless driving following a car accident yesterday. Virginia State Police Trooper D. Melson responded to a single-vehicle crash Route 1 Southbound south of Green Road in Caroline County on Wednesday, July 23 at 5:41 p.m. A 2014 Ryder Truck was traveling south on Route 1 when it ran off the road to the left, struck a utility pole and box, and then hit a

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  • Supervisors appropriate $42.5 million for Caroline County Public Schools

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:03 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   After several months of revisions, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday night agreed to appropriate the full amount of $42,504,006 requested by the School Board for the fiscal year 2015 school budget. The school budget was held in limbo earlier this summer because of the General Assembly’s delay in passing a state budget, which left county officials uncertain about the funding they would receive. About

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  • Port Royal Town Council tightening up fiscal policies

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Systems and procedures were the prevailing theme of Port Royal’s July 15 Town Council meeting, the first since the successful passage of the boundary line adjustment on July 1. Now that the town, which before the adjustment was operating on a shoestring budget of around $18,000 and at one point was so short on funds that it was forced to turn off half of

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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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  • Rappahannock YMCA’s law firm issues Notice of Default to contractor

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The contractor for the Caroline Family YMCA and the owner of the building, the Rappahannock Area YMCA, are butting heads over unfinished work at Caroline County’s first YMCA facility in Ladysmith Village. On June 27, the Rappahannock YMCA’s law firm Hirschler Fleischer issued the contractor, Thurston Companies, Inc., a Notice of Default outlining 29 areas of work that are either unfinished or deficient. A

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  • Caroline School Board seeks additional $1.3 million from Board of Supervisors

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   The School Board at its July 14 meeting approved an amended budget for fiscal year 2015 that would require an additional appropriation of $1.298 million from the Board of Supervisors. The school budget has gone through a number of iterations this year partly as a result of delays by the General Assembly in passing a state budget and subsequent uncertainty about what funding the

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