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Western Caroline Supervisor Jeff Black

Board of Supervisors passes resolutions against proposed Aqua Virginia rate increases

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline residents dismayed by two petitions recently filed by Aqua Virginia that would raise customers’ water and wastewater rates were joined by a significant ally on Oct. 14 when the Board of Supervisors formally took steps to oppose Aqua’s proposals. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the supervisors passed two resolutions condemning Aqua’s petitions to the State Corporation Commission. The first resolution expresses the county’s opposition

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Western Caroline Supervisor Jeff Black

Board of Supervisors passes resolutions against proposed Aqua Virginia rate increases

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline residents dismayed by two petitions recently filed by Aqua Virginia that would raise customers’ water and wastewater rates were joined by a significant ally on Oct. 14 when the Board of Supervisors formally took steps to oppose Aqua’s proposals. At last Tuesday’s meeting, the supervisors passed two resolutions condemning Aqua’s petitions to the State Corporation Commission. The first resolution expresses the county’s opposition

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  • Schools receive grant for afterschool computer repair programs

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Caroline County Public Schools received $8,000 at the Oct. 13 meeting of the School Board to start afterschool programs in computer repair and refurbishment at Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School. These programs, which are intended to be launched in early November, will be part of the Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment, or STAR, program, an initiative begun in 2008 that aims to

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  • Former Abundant Life Academy teachers found guilty of assault and battery

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Four teachers previously employed at Abundant Life Academy in Milford pled guilty to the charge of assault and battery in Caroline Circuit Court Oct. 9 for an incident involving a student that occurred at the boarding school Feb. 14. Jovany Rivera, 21; Timothy Jordan, 26; Liam Galligan, 44; and William Honea, 49, were all charged with assault and battery and assault and battery by

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Caroline High School cheer team wins district championship

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The Caroline High School cheer team won first place in the Battlefield District Competition Oct. 16. The Cavs defeated King George, Chancellor, Courtland, and Spotsylvania; James Monroe withdrew from the competition. Front Row: Kristen Blanton, senior captain, left, and Courtney Wright, senior captain; second row, left to right: Lilly Lester, Lexi Hughes, Zaria Heyward, Julianne Dutton, Meghan Beasley, Sarah Beale, Ellie Tidman, Mikaila Clinkscales; back row, left to right: Coach

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  • Chargers defeat Caroline Cavaliers 57-0

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Cavalier varsity season continues to roll on, unfortunately, the wrong way as they were defeated last Friday night by the Chancellor High School Chargers to the tune of 57-0. The victory snapped a 10-game losing streak for the Chargers. The Caroline defense spent a lot of time on the field. At the very beginning of the game, it looked as if the Cavaliers

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  • Caroline falls to King William in homecoming game

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    CHS 2014 Homecoming Queen and King Courtney Wright and Ben Crawford.

    By Scott Richards CP Correspondent   The Caroline Cavaliers varsity football team continued on the path they’ve been following since the beginning of the season, falling to the King William Cavaliers 47-7 Friday night before a homecoming crowd that braved the rain. Caroline’s record sinks to 0-5 with five games remaining. Coach Antron Yates expressed strong belief in the Cavaliers in the midst of the difficulties seen the first half

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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

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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  • Caroline High School Fall Fun Day Yard Sale had something for everyone

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Shoppers at Scentsy enjoyed all the aromas the products had to offer.

    By Lisa Gattie CP Correspondent   The rain didn’t stop Caroline High School from hosting its second annual Fall Fun Day Yard Sale Saturday. “We are hoping to make this an annual event that becomes a part of our school culture and promotes our community relationships,” stated Karri Zellerino, teacher and yearbook advisor, and the catalyst behind this family-friendly event. Zellerino along with the Principal’s Planning Committee, planned a day

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  • At State Fair of Virginia, signs of changing agriculture

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The CHS FFA's urban garden fulfills its purpose by coexisting in perfect harmony with adjoining structures.

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   For Robert Gibson, the small piles of dead bees in front of his hives were some of the first signs that something was different. The Ashland-area hobbyist, who ventured into beekeeping into 1980 when his father-in-law was given a hive as a gift, started noting trouble among his stock about 10 years ago. As his bee populations diminished, he would sometimes open up a

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Entertainment

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State Fair officials ‘thrilled’ with this year’s turnout

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

Official attendance figures show 238,000 people visited this year’s State Fair of Virginia, a 4 percent increase over last year’s attendance. “We couldn’t have asked for a better combination of mostly sunny skies, cooler temperatures, and large crowds. We are thrilled with the attendance figures,” said Greg Hicks, the fair’s vice president of communications. “Last year’s fair was a success, and we incorporated lots of guests’ suggestions when planning for

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  • Community Calendar, week of October 16

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:59 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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  • Bowling Green Harvest Festival goes hi-tech

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    By Sarah Vogelsong CP Reporter   Alongside the tractors, antique cars, and booths that will line the streets of Bowling Green at its annual Harvest Festival this Oct. 18, a more unusual sight will be visible to visitors: drones. In the 25th year of Caroline County’s biggest festival, Bowling Green is looking to new technology to provide a fresh twist on its old favorites. The drones, which will produce aerial

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