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Mrs Deagle

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#1 Jan 4, 2007
The schools which are far and few between are terrible and just plain dispicable.....There is no life in this entire county expect for the homeless.
It is scary to think that it takes years just to get a welcome center....but then that makes very little sense to even have one when this area lacks
so much in regaurd to conveniences. I am very furstrated with my decision to buy a new home in caroline county.....recently found out that the only high speed Internet service offered really sucks and is more of a rip-off. Bottom line I hate
PoDunk caroline County it is the worst Hick Town in all of USA
Frank White

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#2 Jan 5, 2007
I do understand how you feel about caroline county.
my concerns are with the water issues.....I mean the water quality is no better than dredge at the bottom of the atlantic.....hear my plea don't drink the water in caroline county .....it's part
liquid chum and #$%&
The Caroline Hillbillies

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#3 Jan 5, 2007
I am by means of a high social class but even this place has me pullin my dentures oout .....
I feel as if they just need to get some decent developers out here that no how to negotiate and
appropriate funds .....even a high school drop out could do it if a c student can run the dang White House
Caroline Native

Barnesville, OH

#4 Jan 21, 2007
First, let me apologize to all the new residents of the county my family has called home for well over a hundred years. We just didn't know it was our lot in life to make Caroline more comfortable for the new residents of the county. I seem to remember the citizens of the county getting along just fine since 1727 with our "terrible" schools and lack of "conveniences". God forbid you have to drive 30 minutes to Fredericksburg or Richmond for anything, I guess that would be too much to ask. I would like to know why would we need more schools for a county of 25,000 people and a housing market that is slumping. If you know where money grows on trees, then please let us "podunk" people know. The natives of the county don't like it when outsiders try to change our way of life. Some of us don't want to live in an congested, crowded area like Prince William County. The point I'm trying to make is that no one made any of you buy a house in Caroline County. You should have researched your purchase a little better. Caroline is a rual county ( the country ). This is what life is like in the country. Although, I guess you are still shocked that a product of the Caroline Public School System could read, write and use a computer.
Happy Caroline Newby

Glen Allen, VA

#5 Jan 24, 2007
My husband and I just built a house in Lake Caroline. Before moving into this neighborhood, we were residents of Glen Allen and the far west end of Richmond for most of our lives. So far, we love living in Caroline County. Last year we attended a Fourth-of-July celebration at Caroline High School (in the spirit of getting involved in our soon-to-be-community). There was great music, terrific food, and fantastic fire works to boot. All that, plus we didn't have to wait in an hour-long traffic jam just to get out of there (that's par for the course in the west end of Richmond). I hear that the water is not good. We just use a water filter and that seems to solve the problem. We have very nice neighbors, and a quiet neighborhood. I got so tired of hearing bass coming from cars driving by our old house in Richmond at 2am on any given night. Basically what I'm trying to say is that Caroline seems like a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. I'd also like to mention that one of the best things about being a part of a small town is that for those of you who are unhappy with the status quo, you have the power to make changes! Volunteer, petition your chamber of commerce for funds for various events/programs, participate and attend as many community sponsored events as you can. If your community is not what you'd like it to be, than don't sit around and complain about it; take action! As for Mrs. Deagle, my husband was told by Comcast that we may have high-speed internet access (via cable) as soon as this year (2007)- hopefully, that will come to fruition, as I know we're missing high-speed access as well!:)
Mrs Deagle

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#6 Jan 25, 2007
Sorry, if I offended the natives.
redrubybluez

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#8 Feb 10, 2007
you didn't offend noone your only telling the truth my family has been here forever so have I . And I will tell you whats going on in the county one rat can make the whole nest rich its all who you know thats why its no change here. All the people who are in office whom make decisions are related to each other in some way or another. One related to one whom build houses lol now you understand what I am saying. To all new people who move here if you want new developments and things like bowling or theater or new stores and things here get the rats out of the nest all advice told. This county is all about favoritism you all will see what I mean been there and seen it for many years myself.
fed up in Caroline

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#9 Feb 14, 2007
The schools are a JOKE, not to mention the school board members, the county of caroline is trying to become something it's not...a part of a big city!!!
I moved to caroline 5 years ago because it is quiet and country... when Ladysmith Village started being built, I knew what I was in for...all the so-called higher class individuals from Northern Virginia and their snobby ways...
Well Now that is what we working class have to contend with...The school systems are in VIOLATION of so many issues, but the nova people think that their kids deserve better, well then move somewhere else...
If you don't like the things about the area, CHANGE THEM....
The school board needs NEW blood, not the stagnant ideas of Stanley Jones...
By the way, has anyone even cared to talk about the racism issue in this county???
Think about it people!!!
Mrs Deagle wrote:
The schools which are far and few between are terrible and just plain dispicable.....There is no life in this entire county expect for the homeless.
It is scary to think that it takes years just to get a welcome center....but then that makes very little sense to even have one when this area lacks
so much in regaurd to conveniences. I am very furstrated with my decision to buy a new home in caroline county.....recently found out that the only high speed Internet service offered really sucks and is more of a rip-off. Bottom line I hate
PoDunk caroline County it is the worst Hick Town in all of USA
Eric

Salem, VA

#11 Feb 14, 2007
"fed up in Caroline", forgive me if I am misunderstanding you. Your points seem to be:

1. Schools in Caroline are bad
2. You moved to Caroline 5 years ago, because you liked that it was 'country'
3. People from 'NoVa' are moving into Ladysmith Village and also want improved schools.
4. You tell them that if they want a better school system, either 'move somewhere else' or 'change them'
5. You say that the school board needs change.

First of all, you've been here for 5 years, yet you think it's the responsibility of the new residents in Ladysmith to change the whole county? Then you get MAD at these same new citizens when they talk about change? Try to make sense in your argument, PLEASE. If you liked Caroline as a back-country county, then please be quiet about the schools. If you want Caroline to change and improve, then stop complaining about the new residents that want just that! Pick a side!

As for your bias statement about everyone who lives in Ladysmith Village being snobby upper-class people from NoVa, I'd have to disagree. My wife and I are only 23, and we came to Ladysmith Village from Fredericksburg. I don't think I need to explain my financial situation, but at only 23 I can say I wish we were rich enough to be snobby upper-class citizens.:) In fact, the house we purchased in Ladysmith Village was cheaper than a comparable one in Lake Land’ or, or Lake Caroline.

Oh, and by the way, you seem to act snobbier than anyone I have yet to meet in Ladysmith Village. I'm sorry if the people who live here aren't good enough to live in the same county as you.
Eric

Salem, VA

#13 Feb 14, 2007
ok, this didn't post for some reason... this post was supposed to be before my last one:

"fed up in Caroline", forgive me if I am misunderstanding you. Your points seem to be:

1. Schools in Caroline are bad
2. You moved to Caroline 5 years ago, because you liked that it was 'country'
3. People from 'NoVa' are moving into Ladysmith Village
4. Those people moving in AGREE with you, that the schools need improving.
5. You tell them that if they want a better school system, either 'move somewhere else' or 'change them'
6. You say that the school board needs change.

First of all, you've been here for 5 years, yet you think it's the responsibility of the new residents in Ladysmith to change the whole county? Then you get MAD at these same new citizens when they talk about changing the county? Try to make sense in your argument, PLEASE. If you liked Caroline as a back-country county, then please be quiet about the schools. If you want Caroline to change, and improve, then stop complaining about the new residents that want just that! Pick a side!

As for your bias statement about everyone who lives in Ladysmith Village being snobby upper-class people from NoVa, I'd have to disagree. My wife and I are only 23, and we came to Ladysmith Village from Fredericksburg. I don't think I need to explain my financial situation, but at only 23 I can say I wish we were rich enough to be snobby upper-class citizens.:) In fact, the house we purchased in Ladysmith Village was cheaper than a comparable one in Lake Land’ or, or Lake Caroline.
Eric

Salem, VA

#12 Feb 14, 2007
mike wrote:
I recently visited Ladysmith Village , the homes are small and OVER priced for the area but the neighborhood seems like it is going to be really nice
As I said in my last post, I purchased my home for less than the same house in any area near by. Talk to some of the builders that are leaving, like Hamlet Homes and Castle Builders. Somerset homes is running a good sale on their homes, but I've always been a fan of Atlantic builders.

As for being small, have you walked through the models? They do look 'small' to most people, because we have all gotten used to houses being wide, and not very deep. Houses in Ladysmith Village are very deep, just not very wide... but you end up with the same amount of room as you would in any other area.

Again, on the topic of price, remember that the market is in a slow period... HAGGLE! even though it's new construction, the builders will still negotiate with you. You should be able to knock off a decent amount from their advertised price easily.
mike wrote:
the big problem is there is NOTHING in Caroline County . Does anybody know of an future development in the works......stores, restaurants, a walmart, anything....thanks
Well, as of now obviously there is not much in Caroline. Almost everything you'd ever need is 2 or 3 exits north on I-95 at Massaponax. There is a super wal-mart, a super target, bowling alley, movie theater, and everything else you'd ever need. Off of rout 3, there is the Central Park shopping area, with even more shops, and the Spotsylvania Mall, which is currently expanding to add an open-air shopping plaza.(more like what you'd see in Florida). South of Caroline there is Ashland, with again, the same long list of stores as Fredericksburg. There is a mall down there as well, the Virginia Center Commons (VCC)

As for what there is to do in Caroline right now, there isn't much. Right now the population isn't great enough to support a lot of things. With the further development of Ladysmith Village, and Pendleton, and even more people moving into the lake communities, it's only a matter of time before we get our own large shopping centers, movies, bowling, all that.

What I know IS coming, is the VA state fair. They are relocating from Richmond to Caroline County. Also, Kings Dominion amusement park is barely south of Caroline, giving you something to do in the summer. Season passes aren't too expensive, and they have their own water park. Also, they are going to build a YMCA in Ladysmith Village. They will have all kinds of ball fields, which will give you something to do if you're more athletic.

All I know is that this area has a lot of potential, and I'm excited to see it develop.
Eric

Salem, VA

#14 Feb 14, 2007
"fed up in Caroline", forgive me if I am misunderstanding you, your points seem to be:
1. Schools in Caroline are bad
2. You moved to Caroline 5 years ago because you liked that it was 'country'
3. People from 'NoVa' are moving into Ladysmith Village
4. Those people moving in AGREE with you, that the schools need improving.
5. You tell them that if they want a better school system, either 'move somewhere else' or 'change them'
6. You say that the school board needs change.
First of all, you've been here for 5 years, yet you think it's the responsibility of the new residents in Ladysmith to change the whole county? Then you get MAD at these same new citizens when they talk about changing the county? Try to make sense in your argument, PLEASE. If you liked Caroline as a back-country county, then please be quiet about the schools. If you want Caroline to change, and improve, then stop complaining about the new residents that want just that! Pick a side!
As for your bias statement about everyone who lives in Ladysmith Village being snobby upper-class people from NoVa, I'd have to disagree. My wife and I are only 23, and we came to Ladysmith Village from Fredericksburg. I don't think I need to explain my financial situation, but at only 23 I can say I wish we were rich enough to be snobby upper-class citizens.:)
mike wrote:
I recently visited Ladysmith Village , the homes are small and OVER priced for the area but the neighborhood seems like it is going to be really nice
I purchased my home for less than the same house in any area nearby. Talk to some of the builders that are leaving, like Hamlet Homes and Castle Builders. Somerset homes is running a good sale on their homes, but I've always been a fan of Atlantic builders. Also, remember that the market is in a slow period... HAGGLE! Even though it's new construction, the builders will still negotiate with you.
As for being small, have you walked through the models? They do look 'small' to most people, because we have all gotten used to houses being wide, and not very deep. Houses in Ladysmith Village are very deep, just not very wide... but you end up with the same amount of room as you would in any other area.
mike wrote:
the big problem is there is NOTHING in Caroline County . Does anybody know of an future development in the works......stores, restaurants, a walmart, anything....thanks
Well, as of now obviously there is not much in Caroline. Almost everything you'd ever need is 2 or 3 exits north on I-95 at Massaponax. There is a super wal-mart, a super target, bowling alley, movie theater, and everything else you'd ever need. Off of rout 3, there is the Central Park shopping area, with even more shops, and the Spotsylvania Mall, which is currently expanding to add an open-air shopping plaza.(more like what you'd see in Florida). South of Caroline there is Ashland, with again, the same long list of stores as Fredericksburg. There is a mall down there as well, the Virginia Center Commons (VCC)
As for what there is to do in Caroline right now, there isn't much. Right now the population isn't great enough to support a lot of things. With the further development of Ladysmith Village, and Pendleton, and even more people moving into the lake communities, it's only a matter of time before we get our own large shopping centers and all that.
What I know IS coming, is the VA state fair. They are relocating from Richmond to Caroline County. Also, Kings Dominion amusement park is barely south of Caroline. Season passes aren't too expensive, and they have their own water park. Also, they are going to build a YMCA in Ladysmith Village. They will have all kinds of ball fields, which will give you something to do if you're more athletic.
All I know is that this area has a lot of potential, and I'm excited to see it develop.
Eric

Salem, VA

#15 Feb 14, 2007
bah, I wish we could delete our own posts, sorry for the double post, just read the sedond one
:)
redrubybluez

AOL

#16 Feb 14, 2007
Thank you for pointing out some more issues this county has . Glad people see what I have seen for all my life being here in this county 38 years , Remember what I said in the above note. Eric by the way I live closer to hanover line and I am only 10 min from Kings Dominion but I have to drive a good ways just to pick up something at a decent store. the stores here don't sell meats you can barely get a quart of oil unless you pay the price of 2 for one. believe me its pretty bad on this side of the county.
Eric

Salem, VA

#17 Feb 14, 2007
redrubybluez, I could definately believe things aren't as good down where you are. Most of the discussion is of the Ladysmith area, so of course I geared what I was saying to that. I think the area around KingsDominion will improve once the State Fair moves in, though most of the development will still be tourist based.

And to all, I'm really sorry for my billion posts
o.o
I don't know what happened, I kept posting, and then my posts would not show up, so I'd post again, and so-on. Sometimes one post would show, but not another. If I could delete my posts, I definately would. Sorry.
redrubybluez

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#18 Feb 16, 2007
lol Eric don't worry about the post it happens to everybody its ok . But honestly lol the fair is not going to make a difference on getting the things we need if that was the case they would have brought it all ready instead of the fair. lol I am surprised the fairs coming but the reason is some rats enter horses and cattle its closer for them to drive lol . common sence will tell you that. been there , done seen it to many times.
Mrs Deagle

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#19 Feb 19, 2007
I really do enjoy my house.....it's just that it furstrates me having to spend so much time away from my house in neighboring counties in order to manage my household. "My God". This is simply extreme. Bottom line is the County electives have got to go. As far as racism here? there is no racism here ....just hard working people sharing a common goal and that is to raise children in the best possible way ever and to have the resources nessasary
to do so......I know that's all I give a hoot about.
I just wanna say that I do believe that communication is key and I feel so much better initiating this debate :)
Bad Dog

Mechanicsville, VA

#20 Feb 26, 2007
Do any of you folks realize how far in the hole the State Fair is going to put this county. According to Dir of Fire and Rescue Ed Fuzy we do not have the tax base for 24 hour fire and rescue services. It's a wonder you can even buy homeowners insurance. The State fair is non-profit as in they don't pay taxes. But they require tons on county services. Who is going to police the 200 plus days of events? The 4 road deputies per shift for the entire county. We don't even have sufficient school resource officers thanks to the BOS and namely Wayne Acors. We have a part-time Commonwealth Attorney that may be in the county a couple days a month yet he receives the same pay as the Sheriff and the other elected officials. Why do you think murders, thieves, and rapist keep walking out of the courthouse free.

Then there is water. Where will the water come from. Hanover is certainly not going to pay the bill to supply the Fair with potable drinking water and treat their sewage. It will come from the county taxpayer.

Wake up folks smeel the coffee. As Supervisor Floyd Thomas said after voting for the Fair.

"The Fair will be a net loser for Caroline County."

We have an election coming in November. Is anyone going to challenge these yahoos on the BOS and help get this county a course any course? Probably not.

So dig in your pockets because as things stand today the taxpayer is getting ready to raped in this county thanks to incompetence and probably corruption on the BOS.
Eric

Arlington, VA

#21 Feb 27, 2007
Check news articles about the move... it's not going to be that bad.

Since: Feb 07

Mechanicsville, VA

#22 Feb 27, 2007
Eric wrote:
Check news articles about the move... it's not going to be that bad.
Eric your not saying all the facts are in the news are you? Please tell me you don't believe that!

Here's a letter I just sent to Percy Ashcraft and a link to my reading of the "State of the County" report:

Dear Mr. Ashcraft:

I trust you are doing well.

I have been going over your "State of the County" report today. Something struck me as a huge surprise. You only gave one sentence to the "best thing" that ever came to Caroline County, the State Fair.(Elephant in the room) Does that have anything to do with Mr. Floyd Thomas's comment, "the fair will be a net loser for Caroline?" If so how are you allowing, and preparing for this in your upcoming budget?

The Visitor Center got 2 paragraphs, yet something that required the rezoning of the entire county, a promise from Governor Warner for allowance of the VSP to be rented for security, purchase of not one but 2 ladder trucks (that have yet to be used), hiring of numerous county personnel, etc., etc., only gets one sentence?

What are the current state of negotiations with Hanover? How much is it going to cost Caroline taxpayers, for the privilege of being fleeced by Atlantic Rural Exposition and the County Government, for water and sewer?

What are the preparations being made for public safety? These are all questions that should have answers in light you were supposed to be prepared for service starting this year, until Hanover through a wrench in those plans.

I expect you as our Administrator to either have concrete answers to these and all the other questions regarding this issue, or do as you done with the septic issue, admit this is a big mistake, fail to reach a plan to bring water and sewer and save the taxpayers of Caroline anymore unnecessary tax burden.

As you are the highest paid official in this county I expect candidate, direct, and accurate answers to these questions. The lives and pockets of the citizens of this county deserve as much.

Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

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