||SPRING FORWARD |
||Creative Cooking Class & Tasting "Soups & Salads You Will Live For!" at The Chocolate Moose|
Date: March 8th, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: The Chocolate Moose Bed and Breakfast
117 East Blue Street
Stuart, VA 24171
Happy snacks & healthy drinks will be served, smiles are free!
||News from The Leadership Patrick County Team|
The Leadership Patrick County team, co-sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, visited Richmond on Thursday, February 27. The group toured the Capitol building, had lunch at the Westin Hotel with members of the Reynolds family, and met with Del. Charles Poindexter and Sen. Bill Stanley. During their visit to the General Assembly building, the team also had a chance to watch the House appropriations committee in action. Leadership Patrick County is a group of young leaders in the county learning more about tourism, business, education, service organizations, leadership, and government.
Pictured from left to right: Lisa Martin (Reynolds Homestead), Del. Charles Poindexter, Heather Bowman, Christian Birkett, Erica Cipko, Laura Clark, Anna Clark Lester, Justin Amos, and Julie Walters-Steele (Reynolds Homestead).
||Offers from Primland for the month of March|
Slip away this March to nearby Primland for a one-of-a-kind experience within 12,000 acres along Virginia's Blue Ridge. Play world-class golf for $50, explore wilderness on ATVs, and relax in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Roast s'mores under a starry sky or feel awed by our Tour of the Universe. Whether you escape to Primland for a few days, or just overnight, pure enjoyment awaits you.
March specials are available by calling reservations at 276-222-3800 for more information
||QUILTING MEETING AT QUILTED COLORS SATURDAY MARCH 1ST|
List of things you will need.
sweatshirt pieces we ripped apart last month
6 pieces of your washed fabric (at least, each piece half yd.)
cutting mat and rotary cutter
tread to match your colors
usual sewing items
We will be doing a lot of ironing in case you want to bring your own supplies.
Located at 107 North Main St.
Stuart, VA 24171
Fax: 276-340-0328 cell
Contact: Susan Branham
||The Empty Bowl Event to Help Fight Hunger in Patrick County |
Co-Sponsored by They Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Food Bank.
Ten local restaurants serving their specialty of soups,
Hand made pottery bowls, Be entertained by some of Patrick Countys best -After Jack
Les Moore and MaryJo, Charle, Ron Pendleton and Tommy Morse.
A $10 donation will get you a handmade bowl, soup, bread and water.
There is also a silent auction not to be missed.
All proceeds to the Patrick County Food Bank, who packs and distributes 500 boxes a month.
This event takes place between 11:00am till 2:00pm
||Give Your Child an Early Head Start for the 2014-2015 school year,|
Early Head Start Center-Based Infants and Toddlers
Two teachers provide attentive, consistent, and individualized care in a classroom environment with peers of the same age and growth development. Early Head Start classrooms are limited to 8 children and we serve children from ages 6-weeks to 3 years old. Our program is a wonderful option for parents who are working or attending school. Early Head Start classrooms are located in Stuart.
||LADIES REIGN! The fourth concert in the 2014 Second Sunday American Music Series presented by The Reynolds Homestead |
To be held at 2:30 PM on March 9th and will feature six notable women from our southern Virginia region. This concert is titled “Ladies Reign!” and will include nationally recognized bluegrass singer and bassist Jeanette Williams.
Rounding out this exciting concert program are fiddler Montana Young, vocalist Marcie Horne, local performer Mary Jo Leet, Rachel Blankenship of the popular “After Jack” group and Courtney Clapp, acclaimed banjoist from North Carolina. The Second Sunday Series offers these women an opportunity to perform together as well as offer their unique talents to the program!
||GO RED FOR WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH at The Reynolds Homestead on February 25th|
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. The Friends of Reynolds Homestead will host a “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health” dinner and program on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. For women, the program is designed to share information on the specific signs and symptons and risk factors that women face, which are often quite different from and less well-known than those for men.
||"A Night of Great Country Music" with Olivia Jo Live at The Star Theatre|
Advance Tickets ON SALE NOW for $15.00 may be purchased by calling 276-694-5475. The Star Theatre located at 318 Patrick Ave. in Stuart, VA.
||Pioneer Hospital, Mountain Valley Hospice and The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce host an Executive Lunch|
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Executive Lunch Program
PHCC Community Center , Stuart , VA
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 26th to
Daphne Turner 276-694-8698 or email@example.com
or Kim Chitwood 276-732-7872 or firstname.lastname@example.org
||TOUR THE NEWLY RENOVATED PATIENT ROOMS AT PIONEER HOSPITAL OPEN HOUSE|
Please join us for refreshments and help celebrate another Pioneer Milestone! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT
We will be greeting guest on Thursday, Feburary 27th from 5:30pm till 7:30pm and invite the public to see just how hard the people at our local hospital have been working to provide us with great service and a newly refurbished healthcare facility.
||PATRICK COUNTY'S VERY OWN SAMMY SHELOR RETURNS TO THE STAGE|
From the lights of New York City and from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Sammy Shelor is coming home. Shelor, the 2014 SPBGMA Banjo Performer of the Year, together with the legendary Lonesome River Band will be performing on stage Sunday, March 30 at Rotary Field in Stuart.
||The Reynolds Homestead "Volunteer of the Year" Award Goes To|
Reynolds Homestead Senior Program Manager Lisa Martin presents the "Volunteer of the Year" Award to Mary Jo Leet of Critz for her outstanding work in developing and managing the Second Sundays American Music Series programming.
||Philpott Marina Open House - RESCHEDULED! |
The Philpott Marina Open House event has been rescheduled due to the snow for Sunday, February 23th from 2-4pm (300 Boat Dock Road Bassett, VA
||Legendary Bicentennial Kick-Off Event on Saturday, February 15 is now CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS!|
The event begins at 2:30 and we welcome your attendance. There will be a silent auction fundraiser in progress, as we are looking to build a storage barn to address our storage issues and open up more space in the Community Enrichment Center for classes and events.
If you plan to attend you may RSVP to 276-694-7181 or reply to this email. We hope you will join us for this afternoon of learning about “The Past, the Present, and the Future” of the Reynolds Homestead.
||The Gospel Concert in Celebration of Black History at The Reynolds Homestead |
The Rev. Burgie Penn will present The Gospel Concert in Celebration of Black History at The Reynolds Homestead on Sunday, February 9th at 3PM. The Rev. Penn said that her greatest hope was to bring a spiritual uplift to everyone at this event! Gospel music will be provided by The Trinity Choir, The RC Gospel Singers, Les Moore, Mary Jo and Charlie Leet , a new group of young people named The Anointed Gems and many more gospel choirs.
||Jeb Stuart Birthday to be at Granny's Attic in Stuart|
The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces a JEB Stuart birthday party on February 8, at Granny’s Attic antique mall in Stuart, 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be a live WHEO radio remote and free birthday cake and lemonade. The Birthplace has a vendor spot in the store with many Civil War books, prints, children’s books and toys, T-shirt, hats, coffee mugs, and many more items to sale. This event is free and op...en to the public. Granny’s Attic is located at 301 South Main Street , Stuart , VA.
||Pre-Valentine's Opening at Stanburn Winery|
We will be open in the Tasting Room this Saturday, February 8 from Noon-5pm and on Sunday, February 9 from 1-5pm. Come out and see us and get a gift for that special someone in your life. Pick up wine, shirts, hats, gift certificates, wine racks, cutting boards, or gift baskets. Put your gift basket order in and then pick it up during the week. Our gifts are better than flowers. Trust us!
||Caring Hearts for Healthy Soles 10K and 3K Fitness Walk|
Saturday, February, 22 10:00 AM
Start/Finish Patrick Henry Community College, Stuart, VA
Cost: 10K $30 through February 7/$35 after February 7 and race day.
3K $10 through February 7/$15 after February 7 and race day
All proceeds will benefit Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County
||Women's Heart Health Dinner & Program at The Reynolds Homestead|
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. The Friends of Reynolds Homestead, in observance of Heart Month, is helping lead the charge to end this deadly foe with a “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health” dinner and program on Tuesday, February 25 at the Reynolds Homestead.
||URGENT APPEAL FOR BLOOD DONATIONS FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS|
Since the beginning of January, winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in more than 500 American Red Cross blood drive cancellations and nearly 16,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Overall, 26 states and Washington , D.C. have had blood drives canceled because of weather. The latest round of severe winter weather alone has forced the cancellation of more than 200 additional Red Cross blood drives, with more cancellations expected as parts of the Deep South are hit with snow and ice.
||A Drawing for a Beautiful Handmade Cedar Chest |
The Landmark Center's Activity Dept. is selling tickets on a handmade Cedar Chest, made and donated by volunteer, Bobby Nance. Tickets are $5.00 each. Drawing will be held April 16, 2014 at The Landmark Center. All proceeds go to the residents for special activities. You do not have to be present to win.
Come by the Landmark and purchase your ticket and take a look at the inside of this chest and help the activities department at the Landmark.
||Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc. will be providing free 2013 tax preparation assistance to residents of Patrick County|
Don’t needlessly pay someone else to prepare and file your taxes or pay for a rapid refund. Well-trained, volunteer tax professionals can prepare and e-file your taxes AT NO COST TO YOU!
Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc. will be providing free 2013 tax preparation assistance to residents of Patrick County. This program is available to all individuals and families who earned less than $51,000 total household income in 2013. Certified volunteer tax assistants will prepare your taxes, making sure that you get the maximum refund available to you, and then electronically file your taxes on your behalf, ALL FREE OF CHARGE.
||New Program 'All-N-One Workout' NOW at The Spencer-Penn Center|
Join us for an exercise class featuring simple standing and sitting movements designed to achieve a sculpted body with strong lean muscles, increased joint flexibility and greater range of motion. This innovative workout brings together elements of dance, aerobic fitness, yoga, strength training, physical rehabilitation and Pilates. This will leave you feeling strong, energized and focused. The instructor is Sharon Mason, a certified Silver Sneakers and Pilates instructor of yoga, cardio circuit, muscle strength, range of motion and exceptional communication and leadership exercise programs. Classes are on Mondays at 11:30am. All classes are open to the public and are free. Call the Centre for more information, 276-957-5757.
||A Message for All Those Interested in Participating in The Stuart Farmers Market|
The market meeting for the Stuart Farmers Market will be Friday February 7th at 11 AM at the Stuart Town office on Patrick Avenue. We will discuss any new rules or regulations and assign booth spaces.
As previous years~ past vendors have seniority to stay with their location or move to an available location. We are looking to have another full house, so you need to pay to reserve your spot at the meeting or shortly after. Fees will not increase.
Please share with anyone who may be interested in vending at our market. Also please come with ideas for our events calendar. I am looking over this past years. What worked and what didn't and trying to find new ones.
If you can't make the meeting, please let myself or Billy know. You may call the town office at 694-3811
||Learn Homeopathy for Home Use at The Chocolate Moose in Stuart|
Part 1 of 6
Start building your own homeopathic pharmacy.
Date: January 18, 2014
Time: Noon - 3:00 PM
Location: The Chocolate Moose Bed and Breakfast
117 East Blue Street
Stuart , VA 24171
Learn emergency remedies safe for you, children, pets and plants.
Go home with knowledge you can use to help your family and friends.
Apply this class toward credit of a C.Hom from Lotus Health Institute.
Reservations are required for all classes, call Lotus Wellness Cottage to reserve your spot today
||Results from The JEB Stuart Trust Bi-monthly Meeting Held in November of 2013|
The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust held its last bi-monthly
meeting of 2013 on November 12, 2013 and confirmed its officers for 2014 as follows:
Shirley Keene, President, Ronnie Hayes, Vice President, Shelby Puckett, Secretary, Brian Jessup, Treasurer, and Tom Bishop, Publicity and Media Relations
The Birthplace Trust hosted a tour of Laurel Hill for Patrick County young professionals on December
11, 2013. The group was led by Tm Collins, Executive Director of the Patrick
County Chamber of Commerce. Tour guides
for Laurel Hill were Shelby Puckett, Ronnie Haynes, and Tom Bishop.
||Announcment From the Patrick County Christmas Cheer Committee|
The Patrick County Christmas Cheer Committee would like to thank everyone who supported our mission of helping local families provide gifts to their children during the holidays. Through your generous support, the Christmas Cheer program provided items for 267 families and 510 children. Recipients of the program received a complete warm outfit, age-appropriate toys, and a food bag from Lowes Foods.
Whether you chose to specifically shop for an individual child, donated a toy through the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program, or provided a monetary donation, please know your generous gift impacted a child in our community. Many families expressed their sincere gratitude when they picked up their gifts and food bag. Through your support hope was renewed for many families.
||The Homestead to host a 'Bowl-a-thon' in an effort to fight hunger in Patrick County|
Empty Bowl Project's "Bowl-a-thon"
The Reynolds Homestead will host a Bowl-a-thon from 10 am until 2 pm Friday, Jan 10 and 17.
The event, which will be held at the Homestead is in preparation of an Empty Bowl event that will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Stuart Rotary Building . The Empty Bowl event will be co-sponsored by the Homestead and the Patrick County Food Bank.
||Creative Cooking Class & Tasting at The Chocolate Moose B & B in Stuart|
Creative Cooking Class & Tasting!
"Where Bland is Banned, and Healthy is Gourmet"
Date: January 4, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: The Chocolate Moose Bed and Breakfast
117 East Blue Street
Stuart, VA 24171
Happy snacks and healthy drinks will be served, smiles are free!
||Holidays & Christmas Festivities at Primland|
The holiday season is a chance for celebration and wonder at Primland. The waning days of the year are filled with festivities suited for every family member.
•Live holiday music in the Great Hall
•A visit from Santa complete with classic sleigh rides
•Native American presentations and programs
•Children's games, cooking classes, yoga
•Tour of the Universe and Santa tracking in our Observatory
•Family movies in the theater
New Year's Eve Gala
•Canapes and a top-shelf bar
•Decadent four-course dinner and chocolate dessert buffet
•Dancing and live music, followed by a midnight champagne toast
Call: 866-960-7746 or go to the website: www.primland.com for more information.
||Register today to attend A Muppet Christmas Carol Dinner and a Movie at The Reynolds Homestead|
This Thursday evening, December 12 join us for a an evening to delight all ages as we enjoy a traditional Christmas feast of Turkey & dressing, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, green beans, and carrot cake. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Followed at 7 pm by the great Muppet rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge and all of your favorite Muppet characters. Movie begins at 7 p.m. and is free of charge. Call to make reservations for dinner. Meals are $14 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under. 276-694-7181 ext 21. Please leave a message if no one is available to take your call.
||Looking for a new holiday recipe? Spencer Penn Centre's Sweet Exchange|
The Spencer-Penn Centre and their new kitchen manager Teresa Pritchett would like to cordially invite all bakers to our first Sweet Exchange. The Great Sweet Exchange is a gathering of fellow bakers that can come out and share their baking talents and recipes with other baking enthusiast. This month our Sweet Exchange is having a great pie exchange; you bring in your homemade pie and recipe. And we will exchange recipes and try each other’s baked goods. Teresa Pritchett will be hosting this event at the Spencer –Penn Centre in their kitchen on December 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This will be a monthly event and the cost is 10.00 to share, enjoy, and socialize with other bakers. Call the Centre to pre-register, 276-957-5757
||Tickets Now On Sale for New Years at Kanawha Valley Arena Celebration|
A steak & Lobster dinner from 5:00 till 8:00pm and the Dixie Breeze Band takes to the stage at 9:00pm. All of this for $30.00 per person.
Dress in your finest 'duds' and come out and enjoy the greeting of a New Year.
||A Christmas Cheer Update|
The Thanksgiving left-over’s are gone, the relatives returned home, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Patrick County. With just a few more weeks until Santa arrives, there is still an opportunity to bless a local family in need this Holiday Season. The Patrick County Christmas Cheer organization received requests to assist 500 children this year. Although applications are no longer being accepted, the need to fulfill the demand is greater than ever. Our goal is provide a complete warm-outfit and a few age appropriate toys for each child in the program.
||The Stuart Farmers market will be The Mistletoe Market |
The Stuart Farmers market will be transformed into The Mistletoe Market on Saturday December 7 12 pm to 3 pm. Come shop locally made items such as soaps, crafts, baked items, eggs, meats and mistletoe.
||A Town of Stuart 'Holiday Celebration' Events Schedule Announced|
A full day of Holiday celebration is coming to Stuart on December 7, events going on all day as part of their Hometown Christmas. Start the day off with the Stuart United Methodist Church holiday bazaar opening at 7am and running until 7 pm. Arts on Main street gallery will be open from 12 pm to 7 pm for you to find that perfect gift by one of our local artisans. The Mistletoe Market at the Stuart Farmers’ Market will be from 12 pm to 3 pm with handmade crafts, wreaths, baked items, soaps, hot cider and mistletoe for sale.
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD ANNOUNCES VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS EVENTS|
For the 32nd year, the Reynolds Homestead will be hosting several Victorian Christmas events for the community to enjoy.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 and 4, “Victorian Christmas at the Reynolds Homestead Presents: Holiday and Classical Pops” with the Rainier Trio and Guest Soprano Leslie Mabe of Blacksburg . This event is a mix of some movie tunes and Christmas favorites, including “Lara’s Theme,” “Nutcracker Suite,” “Ave Maria” and many more classical tunes to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. In addition, the historic home will be decorated in its Victorian Christmas splendor and open for your enjoyment. Pick up your lucky Christmas apple and then delight in the performance. The house will be open for viewing at 5:30, and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are requested and the cost of admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
||Update on the Christmas Cheer Program For the Children of Patrick County|
The best gifts are those given from a loving heart and there is no shortage of opportunities awaiting you this holiday season. The Patrick County Christmas Cheer 2013 campaign is now in full swing and we are seeking secret Santa’s to bring smiles to children’s faces and restore hope to families in need. This year the program received requests from over 225 families, seeking assistance for more than 400 children within our county.
||Patrick County Christmas Cheer 2013 Campaign Needs Our Help|
The 2013 Patrick County Christmas Cheer Program is officially underway and we are excited to announce our partnership with the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots program. Last year the Toys for Tots campaign distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children. Locally, the Patrick County Christmas Cheer program received requests to serve 450 children from 1-year to 12-years of age.
Christmas Cheer's main goal is to provide warm clothing for the winter season and a few age appropriate toys. Each recipient receives a unique Christmas Cheer tag that details the child’s gender, age, clothing size, and wish-list items. Christmas Cheer recipient tags are displayed at specially decorated trees located at Wal-Mart, Granny’s Attic, and Tin Pen Alley.
||V.I.P. Release Party at Stanburn Winery in Stuart, VA|
We have bottled our newest wine and it is now ready to be released! We will be having a V.I.P. release party on Friday, November 22 from 6:00 - 8:00pm to sample the wine and also announce the name. We will be introducing the person who won our naming contest and give a little history lesson on the origin of the name and why we chose it. The wine is a semi-sweet blend of our Traminette and Vidal Blanc grapes. Be the first to try this new wine and the first to have the opportunity to buy it.
Please RSVP by November 18.
||Woodberry Inn will be Open and Serving Thanksgiving Dinner in Meadows of Dan|
The Woodberry wants to thank everyone for their support on our first season open. We will remain open through the winter months on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 5pm to 9pm. We are working on putting together some music events to keep all of us entertained through the cold months ahead.
Thanksgiving will be here soon.
||Christmas Window Decoration Contest for the Town of Stuart|
All town of Stuart Businesses are encouraged to participate in the contest and it is a 'night judging so be sure to use those lights.
The judging will be on December 5th at 5:30pm and the winner announced on December 6th.
This event is sponsored by the Stuart Festivals
The Chamber wishes Good Luck to everyone and have a Happy Holiday
||Primland Offers November Golf Special|
$135.00 Greens Fees, and this including your cart, to play the Highland Course. The Highland Course is in better condition than ever because we have changed our aeration schedule.
You can save $65.00 on greens fees from November 1st through the 30th. So take advantage of this offer and book your Tee Time by calling 276-222-3827.
Primland is located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia
||PolterHeist Murder Mystery Dinner & Wine Pairing at Chateau Morrisette|
Murder Mystery Dinner & Wine Pairing November 1st, 2nd, and 9th, at Chateau Morrisette. This year, the winery becomes the Haunted "Mouldering Pines Inn" where the President of the "Boogeyman Outreach Orgaization" (BOO) along with a host of whacky characters present an entertaining, laugh-out-loud show with a four course meal and a special wine selected for each course.
||The Puckett Family is celebrating their 8th year with a 'Americans Love Their Parks' Theme|
Featuring a Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster. This 6-acre field becomes an adventure as you explore looking for the answers to the trivia game "Americans Love their Parks. Doe Run Farm also offers a relaxing hay ride around the farm, a hay maze with troughs filled with corn for kids play, and a favorite for all ages "the Apple Launcher". The aroma of Fresh popcorn, Apple Pies fills the air and your stomach, too. You also can find your local Pumpkins, Apples, Potatoes, and more at the maze. The Corn Maze opened on September 28th and will be open through Nov. 3rd. Saturday 10 am - 8 pm and Sunday 1 - 7 pm. Weekdays are for group reservation only! The Puckett families children, Zach and Katie Rogers and Jeremiah Puckett again created a masterpiece of fresh corn art. Special Thanks to God for the sun and alot of rain, for Dad planting the corn and for mom mowing it weekly! Live, Love, & Farm!
For more information you can contact Buddy and Jeanie Puckett at 276-251-8287, 336-648-5518 or E-Mail: email@example.com. Doe Run Farm is located off of Doe Run Road on Marigold Lane in Ararat , VA.
||Groundbreaking on "Smart Home" for Marine CPL. J.B.Kerns in Ararat, VA|
On Thursday, October 24th, at 11;00AM at the site of the future home. If using a GPS system, please program in 3532 Friends Mission Road , Ararat , VA 24053 . That is the address of the Rolling Thunder Speedway, which is adjacent to the property where the home is being built. Look for the American flags lining the road into the property. They will direct participants to the actual site of the future home.
||It's the Fall Widnow Decoration Contest Time in The Town of Stuart|
All Town of Stuart Businesses are encouraged to participate with a
Prize of $100.00 and judging will be on October 17th with the winner announced on WHEO Radio. This contest is sponsored by The Apple Dumpling Festival.
||Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 'Mattie B's |
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mattie B’s, Friday November 1, 2013 at 11:00am. Mattie B’s is located inside of Granny’s Attic in the Lowes Foods Shopping Center in Downtown Stuart. Matilda Hunsicker created Mattie B’s from a desire to give a more personal unique gift or added flair to the home without leaving town, they are certain to have something that appeals to everyone. They will have a continuously changing and growing line of products to fit most any budget. We hope you will be able to join us in celebrating this new business.
||Southern Living Magazine's 'Bunk in a Luxry Treehouse' at Primland Resort|
Indulging your Swiss Family Robinson fantasies doesn't have to mean roughing it. At southwestern Virginia's remote mountaintop Primland Resort, entry to the Golden Eagle tree house is more easily won, via a wooden bridge. What awaits inside is loftily, luxuriously transcendent. No sleeping bags here, folks. Instead, you'll find Frette linens, robes, and slippers, a roomy soaking tub, and nightly turndown service. But the view's the thing—from the red cedar cabin's wraparound porch, you'll get an unparalleled panorama of the resort's 12,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountains and the Dan River Gorge below. Opened in 2011, the Golden Eagle was such a hit that Primland decided to branch out, opening two slightly larger tree houses this August. And if all that up-in-the-air exhilaration only leaves you wanting more, relax knowing the resort offers guided tree-climbs that can put you 65 feet up a towering poplar. primland.com
For more information on packages or to play a round of golf you may call: 276-222-3800 or email for a reservation at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Sunrise Bed & Breakfast at Primland|
Wake up to the immense autumnal beauty of Primland's mountain landscape. Offered on select dates this fall, our Sunrise Bed & Breakfast Package includes one glorious night in stunning accommodations at The Lodge along with a sumptuous breakfast at Elements in the morning.
||Friday Golf & Lunch Special at Gordon Trent Golf Course in Stuart, VA|
Tee off before 2:00pm at regular rate and receive a FREE BBQ sandwich & drink every Friday through October!
Special will apply to outing and leagues if group has 12 or more play
For more information you may call: Dewey Hennant
Gordon Trent Golf Club
2160 Golf Course Rd ~ Stuart, Va 24171
||Tickets for 'An Evening with Mark Twain' at the Spencer-Penn Centre on Sale at The Chamber of Commerce|
The date of this event is September 28th and it is a Dinner and a Show .
The show stars Rex Stephenson as Mark Twain. Dinner starts at 6:00pm and the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 and a early sell out is expected.
|| Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Eastman Chemical Company will invest $40 million over the next three years to|
Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Eastman Chemical Company will invest $40 million over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County . Eastman acquired the site in 2012 and became the leading global manufacturer of window films for the automotive and architectural markets. The company’s facility in Henry County is one of the largest and most integrated window and performance-coated film manufacturing sites in the world. The investment in Henry County is expected to create 25 new jobs.
||Virginia Only State to Rank in Top Five in Four of Study’s Six Categories by Forbes Magazine|
Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Forbes.com has named Virginia America’s “ Best State for Business.” The Commonwealth reclaims the title after being awarded the No. 2 ranking from 2010-2012. Virginia finished in the top five in four of the study’s six categories, the only state with such a strong across-the-board showing
||Virginia Association of Realtors Endorses Charles Poindexter for 9th District House of Delegates Seat|
The Charles Poindexter for Delegate campaign today announced it received the endorsement of the Virginia Association of Realtors in the race for the 9th District House of Delegates seat. The Virginia Association of Realtors is a statewide organization representing nearly 30,000 members that serves as the business advocate for real estate professionals
||CenturyLink Announces Free Lunch to introduce Cloud Technology|
Date: Wednesday September 25th
Time: Registration begins at 11:30
Location: The Dutch Inn Virginia Ave. Collinsville , VA
There's a lot of talk about cloud technology. But do you
know how powerful it can be for your business?
CenturyLink would like to shed some light on the cloud
by inviting you to a special CenturyLink Business Event.
It's a great opportunity to learn how easy and affordable
getting everything the cloud offers from email and
security to servers and storage can be.
Don't forget to RSVP by Monday, September 23rd. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information contact:
CenturyLink Market Development Manager
||A New Addition at the Patrick County Fair 2013 - A Cattle Show|
We are please to add a Cattle Show (heifer/female show only) to the events held this year at the fair for exhibitors ages 7 to 19. The Heifer Show is Thurdsay, September 19, 2013, 6 PM. If you would like to enter or have quetions please call Carol Byrd (276) 694-3341.
||Nation-Wide DEMOLITION DERBY at The Patrick County Fair in Stuart, VA|
World's Greatest Thrill Spectacular! held on Friday, September 20th at 8:00pm at the Rotary Field. Sponsored By: Pioneer Community Hospital with a total prize amount of $1500.00. There is a $25.00 entry fee and
Entry Forms are availale at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office located at 103-B-Stonewall Ct. (across from BB&T) in Stuart, VA.
||61st Patrick County Agricultural Fair Books have ARRIVED at the Chamber Office|
||CenturyLink Offers Low-Income Assistance Programs for Internet Services|
CenturyLink, Inc. is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.
CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program called Lifeline to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Qualifying consumers are those who meet eligibility standards defined by the Federal Communications Commission and state public service and utilities commissions.
||Fall Harvest Festival at Stanburn Winery|
Come join us on Saturday, September 28 from Noon to 6pm to help raise money for the Patrick County Skate Park . Gate fees and food will help support the cause.
•Vineyard and winery tours
•All food money goes to the skate park
•Live music featuring
$10 in advance (available online, at the winery, and at Honduras Coffee, or purchase directly from Doss Cummings or Mary Scharn), $15 gate fee for adults, which includes entrance and wine tasting. Ages 12-20 and Designated Drivers are $5, anyone under 12 will be admitted for free.
||Individual Membership Opportunities for Primland Club Membership|
If golf is not just a game, but a passion, the Primland Club membership was created for you. This rare membership opportunity exists for a limited number of individuals.
Imagine the opportunity to play one of the world's most acclaimed courses, designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Steel as often as you wish. The highly-rated Highland Course is reminiscent of Scotland with a Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop. From tee to green the plush fairways and the pristine, fast greens will challenge your skills with every shot. Soaring views of the Dan River Gorge, the Pinnacles of Dan and the North Carolina Piedmont add up to far more than just a day on the greens.
||The 23rd Annual Civil War Encampment & Living History at Laurel Hill in Ararat|
The event is to be held October 5th and 6th at the birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, SCA known as Laurel Hill, located at 1091 Ararat Highway in Ararat, Virginia. Gates Open at 9:00am and this is a all-day event with FREE PARKING and admission is $8.00 per person (Children under 12 yrs and under free)
||National College to Become American National University |
Campuses of National College to Become American National University
Virginia, West Virginia locations make transition as part of institutional vision.
A long-established institution of higher learning in the local area will have a new name this fall. In accordance with the strategic vision for American National University set forth in Evolution 2086 (http://www.an.edu/about/evolution-2086/), all Virginia and West Virginia campuses of National College will become campuses of American National University during the fall term of 2013.
||The Results are IN from the Partnership for the Arts Annual Arts 5k |
A group of 65 participants completed the fourth annual Patrick County Partnership for the Arts 5k on Saturday September 7. Twenty five of the participants were the Happy Soles Running Club that is conducted at Stuart Elementary School.
|| "Strings in the Corn," 2013 Maze Design by Sue Shelor at Meadow Meadow Farm & Crafts|
Corn Acoustic!" Corn Maze Opens Labor Day Weekend at Mountain Meadow Farm
Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market offered a one day preview of their 2013 corn maze design at the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair on August 17. This year's design features a collection of intertwining instruments including a harp, baroque guitar, bow, fiddle, and electric guitar to create a challenging and exciting corn maze adventure. The journey begins near the farm animal exhibit and winds through the seven foot tall stalks of corn leading maze seekers out to Sue's Pick Your Own Fun Pumpkin Patch. The corn maze fun begins Labor Day Weekend during the Chinquapin Festival and will continue on weekends, 10 AM to 5 PM during the rest of September and through October, weather permitting.
||Celebrate Native Americans with a Weekend at Primland|
Learn about the vibrant traditions of Native Americans from special guests Jeannie "E Nah Dah" Cranford and Michael "Thunder Dancer Sees the Ground" Cranford of Cherokee descent. Each weekend includes storytelling, dance and ceremonial dress presentations, as well as hands-on workshops. Upcoming dates:
•August 30 - September 1: Harvesting Time
•October 25 - 27: Frost Time
•November 29 - 30: Long Night's Time
•December 27 - 29: Renewal Time
Learn More by going to the website: www.primland.com
or call toll free: 866-960-7746
||Enjoy More Golf with Primland's Golf Packages|
Learn about the vibrant traditions of Native Americans from special guests Jeannie "E Nah Dah" Cranford and Michael "Thunder Dancer Sees the Ground" Cranford of Cherokee descent. Each weekend includes storytelling, dance and ceremonial dress presentations, as well as hands-on workshops. Upcoming dates:
•August 30 - September 1: Harvesting Time
•October 25 - 27: Frost Time
•November 29 - 30: Long Night's Time
•December 27 - 29: Renewal Time
Learn More by going to the website: www.primland.com
or call toll free: 866-960-7746
||PEACH COOK-OFF WINNERS ANNOUNCED by The Reynolds Homestead|
Julie Walters-Steele, director of the Reynolds Homestead has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Peach Festival Cook-Off held on Friday, August 16.
Contestants were invited to enter their best peach recipes in one of two categories, Jams, Jellies and Preserves or Peach Desserts. Entries were judged on their appearance, texture, taste, and overall impression.
||Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Outdoor Entertainment LLC|
Don’t forget the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Outdoor Entertainment LLC, Friday August 23, 2013 at the Stuart Farmers Market. You will be blown away as owner Mike Gravely presents the first in the Movie at the Market Series, on his gigantic portable big screen! The ribbon cutting will be held at 7:30 pm, followed by some great music, and the free movie will get underway at 8:30. We hope you can all make it out to celebrate this new business with us. Concessions will be provided by the Patrick County 4-H Shooters club, Outdoor Entertainment LLC, and Stanburn Winery. Come and enjoy dinner in Stuart and stay for...
||Movies at the Stuart Farmers Market 'NOW PLAYING' The Avengers|
Friday August 23rd The Avengers rated:PG-13
will be playing at the Stuart Farmers Market located on Patrick Avenue in Stuart, VA. There will be music at 7:30pm to entertian you and the movie starts at 8:30pm, so bring a lawn chair and there will be concessions as well. The entertainment is FREE so enjoy the show.
||The Patrick County Partnership for the Arts is holding its annual “Art in the Park” event at DeHart Park, Stuart, Virginia on Saturday, September, 7th|
This event is our main fundraiser to assist the Partnership with hosting other events throughout the year.
“Art in the Park” provides students an opportunity to come out and explore art through various activities. Stations are set up with numerous art related activities including crazy hats, marbling, plunger art, weaving, etc. This year we will also have art for sale from various artisans throughout the local area. In connection with the event we hold a 5K for all ages
||FIRST LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead are cosponsoring the county’s first Leadership Training Class. Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of young adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, ages thirty-five and under, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
||Spencer-Penn Centre Series on Lewis and Clark continues with Program on the Private Life of General William Clark on September 5th |
Craig (Rocky) Rockwell will continue his series on the life of General William Clark on Thursday, September 5, at 10 AM when he invites his wife Carolyn to join him in the role of General Clark’s wife.
As Harriet Kennerly Radford Clark (William’s second wife), Carolyn augments the history with the significance of life in the home of the early 19th century. Carolyn’s understanding of family medicines, clothing, and the role of the mistress of the household helps build an understanding of home life 200 years ago.
||Arts Fusion program at the Reynolds Homestead is Expanding its Program|
Arts Fusion program at the Reynolds Homestead is expanding with the development of the Memory Care Program, which “coordinates a team of trained arts specialists who organize sessions for residential facilities in each region. Arts Fusion Specialists are encouraged to integrate a variety of art forms into their sessions. They may focus on one kind of art, or they may incorporate elements from more than one art discipline. Dance sessions may include storytelling, visual arts may incorporate music, and guided imagery sessions may involve tactile experiences. Our mission is to create an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, and social stimulation for persons at all stages of dementia.”
||Volunteer Training for CONTACT Organization Announced|
CONTACT Volunteer training will be held on Saturday mornings beginning August 31 for five consecutive Saturdays. Training is offered free of charge to anyone willing to commit to 8 hours a month for 12 months. We provide 24/7 phone coverage in 4 hour increments during the day and an 8 hour overnight shift. Simply click the following link to register http://bit.ly/Fall_Training or call our offices at 276.638.8980 and someone will assist you with the registration process.
Serve your community
||Caring Hearts FREE Clinic of Patrick County announces their Inaugural Golf Tournament|
Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County would like to announce their inaugural golf tournament to be held at Olde Mill Golf Resort in Laurel Fork, VA. The tournament will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2013.
||Volunteer Training for CONTACT Organization Announced|
Serve your community:
CONTACT Volunteer training will be held on Saturday mornings beginning in August. Training is offered free of charge to anyone willing to commit to 8 hours a month for 12 months. We provide 24/7 phone coverage in 4 hour increments during the day and an 8 hour overnight shift. Simply click the following link to register http://bit.ly/Fall_Training or call our offices at 276.638.8980 and someone will assist you with the registration process.
||"World's Best Top 50 Hotels Overall" rated by Travel and Leisure Magazine for Primland|
In the annual World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure's discerning readers vote on the hotels, destinations and companies that define the very best in hospitality and travel.
This year, for the first time, Primland is honored to be named to the "World's Best Top 50 Hotels Overall", as well as "Number 4 of the Top Inns in the Continental U.S." Such a major achievement is even more meaningful in light of the fact that it has been only four years since the opening of The Lodge.
||Cosmic Blast and Cast at Primland Spot Lighted in Sporting Clays Magazine|
Clays and stars perfectly aligned one spring day above Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains at a pristine paradise called Primland.
By John Steinhorst
||AAA Finds Historic Virginia Transportation Plan Will Lower Gas Prices Across Virginia |
AAA: “Soon Virginia motorists may find themselves in one of the coveted five most affordable states in which to fill up… The difference should fill the pockets of Virginia motorists”
||Honorarium/Memorial or Advertising Bricks Offered Now from PCHS Alumni Association|
Proceeds from the sales of these bricks will go toward programs at the high school with emphasis at this point on replacement and upgrade of the theatrical lighting in the auditorium. This program is growing at the high school and we would like to be able to help support that program. The Alumni Association has already upgraded the Auditorium with a new state of the art sound system and we would like to be able to complete the renovations with the lighting system.
||Spoon Mountain Farm to Offer a Creative Arts & Fiber Farm 'Kids' Crafts Camp'|
Where: At the Creative Arts and Fiber Farm in Meadows of Dan
When: Beginning June 24th, 2013 through July 12th. 3 weeks! Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
||Clements Cherry Orchard Now has "Black Republican" Cherries Ready for Pickin'|
Due to a freeze in mid-May, the only cherries the orchard has available are the 'Black Republician' variety. The Orchard is open from 9:00am till 7:00pm for 'Pick-ur-Own' Cherries They are a bargain at $2.00 a pound.
||Our Newest Family-Friendly Activity - DISC GOLF at PRIMLAND|
Disc golf – flies into Primland this summer! Anyone aged 5 through 90 can enjoy this game, modeled after golf but played with flying discs. The 18-hole course has two sets of tee boxes – for beginners and more advanced players.
The course was designed by George Sappenfield, a pioneer of disc golf who organized the first official Disc Golf Tournament in 1969. Winding through woodland and meadows, the Primland course is a par 60 and is 4,462 feet long from the back tee boxes and 2,842 feet long from the shortest.
||George Beasley Receives Honorary Doctorate|
Congratulations to Beasley Broadcasting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Beasley, who received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during Appalachian State University’s recent May commencement. Beasley is a native of Patrick County, Virginia, and has deep ties to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Most recently, he contributed the lead gift, making a new broadcasting and media facility on campus possible – the George G. Beasley Media Complex, which is scheduled to open later this year.
||Join Front Porch Family at Honduras Coffee Shop Labor Day Weekend|
With the Horizon growing every so close and the Porch off in the distance we take another stop along the ever winding Road to Front Porch Fest. Join the Front Porch Family & Honduras Coffee Shop as we welcome Poverty Level back to Stuart fresh off their signing with Highway 9 Studios in Atlanta,GA.
||Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announces 'A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLOCK PARTY'|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to celebrate the grand opening of their new location at 103B Stonewall Court in Stuart, on Friday May 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. In conjunction with the Open House and Ribbon Cutting the Chamber will be having a Block Party for the community.
||Patrick County Rivers & Trails Master Plan FINAL Public Input Meetings|
Please consider attending one or both of the following meetings. These are the last in the series of public meetings that have been held throughout the county in which community members can learn about the value of planning and contribute their ideas/feedback to the Patrick County Rivers & Trails Master Plan.
||Nancy's Candy Company announces a New Plant Manager|
Nancy's Candy Company announces new Plant Manager
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||TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE|
As of May 20th, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has tickets for one of the largest attractions in the county, The Stuart Beach Music Festival 32 Years, held on June 6th, 7th & 8th, with such headlines as: After Jack, Foddrells, DarrellHarwood, Mark Roberts Band, Band of Oz, The Embers, Atlantic Grove, Bill Pinkney' Orginal Drifters and Coastal Cruz'rs..The Festival is located at Wayside Park in Stuart, VA. Go to the website: www.StuartBeachMusic.com for more information.
The Chamber is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm.
Located at 103-B-Stonewall Court in Stuart. Telephone:276-694-6012
Hope to see ya'll there!
||THE F.A.R.M.T.E.A.M Expect Unexpected Music!|
Performing at the "Hit or Miss in the Mountains", Sunday, May 26th from
2:00-4:00pm at Mountain Meadows Farm in Meadows of Dan, VA located at 84 Concord Rd just of Rt. 58
Along with Antique Engine Show and Cruise-In....50 exhibitors, old tools, craft vendors and demonstrations.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
Check out the website for more information:www.mountainmeadowcrafts.com
||Wellness Cooking Classes at Primland with New Executive Chef, Gunnar Thompson|
Primland’s new executive chef, Gunnar Thompson, is passionate about
utilizing fresh, local ingredients to create dishes with a sense of place.
Explore new healthful cooking techniques with Chef Thompson and learn
how you can infuse your home cooked meals with seasonal specialties.
May • Local Honey
Nature’s best sweetener is good for you too! Honey’s healing properties work to combat allergies, contribute
to heart health and protect from certain cancers. Chef Thompson will demonstrate how to prepare a healthful
multi-course meal centered on the natural flavors of local honey.
June • Fresh Cherries
A true super food in all aspects of the word, the ‘Queen’ of fruits is also a natural way to improve blood flow and
reduce inflammation in the body. During this class, we will prepare sweet and savory dishes with the choicest
cherries from local Virginia orchards.
July • Tomatoes
Available in a rainbow of colors, tomatoes can brighten any dish. Learn about the many varieties and flavors of
this beautiful fruit, which is also packed with lycopene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. In this class, Chef Thompson
will prepare healthful recipe selections using this versatile fruit.
Cooking Courses are $80.00 per person and include lessons and tastings of all dishes.
Reservations required. Make your reservations by calling: 866-960-7746
or by emailing email@example.com
||Start your Weekends Off Right at Gordon Trent Golf Course|
Play all day on Fridays for $22
Promotion ends May 31st 2013
Play all day as a foursome...
Pay as a threesome!
All players will get a mark on their frequent player cads
Promotion ends June 30th 2013
Bring a new buddy to the game...
Anyone who brings a first time player will receive lunch on us!
Promotion ends June 30th 2013
Gordon Trent Golf Course is located at: 2160 Golf Course Rd in Stuart
276-694-3805 or check out the website: www.gordontrent.com
Go by and say HI! to Dewey
||PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP|
The Board of Directors of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its partnership with the Arts on Main Gallery. This new partnership will mean that the Chamber of Commerce will serve as the new gallery location for the group, and all its operations will move to the Chamber Office.
Chamber Executive Director Tim Collins said, “It was my vision to incorporate local artisans into the New Chamber Location, and when I heard that Arts on Main might be closing their doors, I knew it was a match made in Heaven.”
The Arts on Main gallery is a project of the Patrick County Partnership of the Arts. The partnership was formed 8 years ago as a non-profit organization that works to address goals for the fine arts program in the Patrick County School System. The gallery had been located on Main Street , in Stuart, for the past 3 years.
Due to a strain on the operational budget the Gallery was faced with the dilemma of having to close. “When I found out that Arts on Main might close, I wanted to do all that I could to keep them going. This relationship will allow them to still operate a gallery while concentrating on achieving the goals of the Patrick County Partnership of the Arts.” said Collins.
||Delegate Charles Poindexter Helps Celebrate a 15-Year Anniversary of DMV Select in Stuart, VA|
Delegate Charles Poindexter joined DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb and leaders from Patrick County and the town of Stuart to help celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Stuart DMV Select during a flag-presentation ceremony on Thursday, May 2.
Stuart is one of 57 DMV Selects throughout the state that provide an alternative to visiting a full-service DMV customer service center. DMV Selects process mostly vehicle transactions and are in convenient locations in areas where customers may otherwise have to drive long distances to get to a DMV customer service center. The Stuart Select is operated by Patrick County Administrator and Select agent Tom Rose and Select managers Sharon Hooker and Shirley Rorrer.
“This DMV Select is a great example of how to streamline government services to serve citizens, particularly in a rural area like Patrick County ,” said Delegate Poindexter in his remarks during the ceremony.
DMV has had a presence in Patrick County for 48 years, dating back to 1965. DMV contracted with individuals to provide services until DMV and the Town of Stuart entered in to the current Select agreement in 1998.
In addition to the Select office, DMV provides service to Patrick County through its DMV 2 Go mobile offices. DMV 2 Go complements services already provided by the Stuart DMV Select. The full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards including Virginia ’s veterans ID card. Road and knowledge tests are available, and applicants may get their pictures taken.
DMV 2 Go will return to Patrick County on July 30 and October 29, 2013. The mobile office will be parked at Patrick Henry Community College , Stuart site, located at 212 Johnson Street , Stuart , VA 24171 .
||SADDLE UP FOR THE SHRINER'S AT KANAWHA VALLEY'S ARENA ON MAY 17TH-19TH|
Live Entertianment by Dixie Breeze. For a weekend of fun, friends and great food. BBQ, Hamburgers and Hotdogs for a Saturday night 'food-out'. Served at 5:00pm. The 'Ride' leaves on Saturday Morning at 10:00am. Weekend Admission: $25.00 per rider (includes Saturday night dinner). All non-riders welcomed Saturday night for dinner & entertainment for $10.00 per person.
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.
For more information contact: Tommy Brown (704-619-0433) or go to
Kanawha Valley Arena is located at 121 Kanawha Ridge Rd. in Dugspur, Virginia.. SEE YOU THERE
||Hokies Clay Shooting Event held at Primland on May 4th|
Join us in supporting the Virginia Tech Hokies with a unique clay shooting event. Compete against fellow shooters on the course Esquire magazine named one of the top 25 in the country. Also featuring Make-A-Break with Barry Moore. Registration is from 7:30am – 2:30pm and includes 100 targets, main event, lunch, and NSCA fee.
||Spring Job Fair at Primland|
Primland has several positions that they are seeking.
||Mabry Mill Opening for Business May 1st|
One of the most visited 'attractions' on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be
opening their doors to the public, Wednesday May 1st and serving their famous pancakes and other delightful taste treats.Call: 276-952-2947 for more information. Located at Mile Post 176.1 just off the parkway.
||The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has Moved into its New Location|
You can now find the Chamber OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS USEUAL.
Located at 103-B-Stonewall Court in uptown Stuart, Virginia, across from BB & T Bank. We look forward to serving the community and continuine with promoting tourism in our Beautiful County.
||Festival with a Cause at Stanburn Winery May 4th.|
Advance tickets are available until May 2 online and May 3 at Honduras Coffee. Act now and save money.
Come join us on Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 6pm to help raise money for the Salem Stompers, a Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Gate fees, food, and cornhole tournament will help support the cause.
•Vineyard and winery tours
•Walker Farm Steak Sandwiches
•Live music featuring
$10 in advance (available online, at the winery, and at Honduras Coffee) or $15 at the gate for adults, which includes entrance and wine tasting. Ages 12-20 and Designated Drivers are $5, anyone under 12 will be admitted for free.
Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or beverages permitted. Rain or shine.
•April 27 - Blacksburg Fork and Cork
•April 27 - Danville Wine Festival at the Community Market
•May 4-5 - Spring Town Point
•May 18 - Virginia Museum of Natural History
•June 1 - Wine Festival at Virginia Tech on campus
•June 8 - Claytor Lake Festival
•June 28-29 - Convington Cork & Pork Festival
•July 6 - Floyd Rhythm and Vine Festival at Chateau Morrisette
158 Conner Dr.
||Round the Mountain Workshop - It's Not to Late to Register! April 24th|
Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network (RTM) has partnered with the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at Southwest Virginia Community College (Richlands), Mountain Empire Community College (Big Stone Gap), and Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon), to present the “Art as a Business” seminar for artisans and craft entrepreneurs.
The presenter for this two-part seminar is Marc Willson, a retail consultant for the Virginia SBDC who has 35 years of experience helping tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. Willson will deliver his presentation on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10am-12noon at the Southwest Virginia Community College’s King Community Center in Richlands followed in the afternoon by one on one counseling sessions with individual artisans. Topics will include: Selling your work without selling your soul; define and engage your collector; master merchandizing basics; market and advertise your artwork; build your brand; create a social media presence; and, embrace and understand the business side of selling your work. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees.
The second series of the seminar is a Roundtable Discussion and will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 8:30am – 10am at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. This will be presented in a round table format with open discussion, led by Willson, pertaining to the interest of the attending artisans. One on one counseling sessions are available from 10:00 until 11:30.
There is no fee for the workshops; however, separate pre-registration is required for both sessions. Registration for the Monday workshop is available online at http://www.sw.edu/sbdc/workshopcalendar.htm or by calling 276.964.7345. To register for the Wednesday morning Roundtable Discussion please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-739-2474. You must specify if you want to schedule a one to one counseling session.
For more information please see the official announcement here or contact `Round the Mountain at email@example.com or 276.492.2407.
One Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
||The Big Greenhouse at The Landmark/Blue Ridge Nursing Center NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS|
THE BIG GREENHOUSE open for Spring now with bedding plants and vegetables:
4 packs $1.00
And more, come see. . .
Residents are working on several kinds of HEIRLOOM
Seeds Now, 4 packs will be ready soon.
The Big Greenhouse is located:
Between The Blue Ridge Nursing Center and The Landmark Center
227 Landmark Drive
Stuart, VA 24171
||The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611 Help to Beautify Patrick County|
The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611 in Stuart and their parents joined in and are helping to beautify Patrick County. The Cub Scouts mulched and planted flowers at the bridge area of Downtown Stuart on April 9, 2013. Sandra Heath designed the project and the Scouts worked with the Town of Stuart.
||BLACK DOG CONCERT GETAWAY PACKAGE for 2013 Concert Season NOW Available for Purchase|
The Black Dog Concert Getaway Package includes two concert admissions for music on the lawn for 11:00am until 5:00pm on concert days. two wine glasses and two winery tours and full wine tastings, a $75.00 Chateau Morrisette gift certificate, and a lodging coupon with a value of $200.00 toward two night's lodging for two at any of the participating lodging facilities.
||Patrick County Community Wide Litter Pick-Up Campaign for April-May|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Patrick, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Dan River Basin, and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, Scouts, individuals and other organizations has launched a Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up for Patrick County, starting on April 1st.
The idea is to collect litter surrounding your business, church, organization and home or other designated locations. We encourage you to help clean up the neighborhood, recognizing that Spring and Summer are when we have a large number of visitors in our County to participate in many activities.
The Town of Stuart has declared April – May as Spring Cleanup month.
This is intended to be a self directed effort to truly MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the appearance of our community and encourage visitors to come back.
We solicit your comments and support during this time of the year, when Spring is evident.
Get Your Orange Trash Bags At:
1. Chamber of Commerce office at 103-B Stonewall Ct., Stuart, Across from the BB & T Bank
2. The Town of Stuart office at 100 Patrick Avenue, Stuart
3. The Soil and Water Conservation Office in Stonewall Court, Stuart, 694-3121 ext.3
Citizens are encouraged to recycle!!! Newspaper, magazines, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. This saves on the cost of trash disposal.
For more info contact:
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Web site: www.patrickchamber.com
To sell junk cars, scrap metal, and car batteries contact Jamie’s Recycling at 276-694-5692
To contact the Patrick County Landfill call 276-694-6749
To contact Town of Stuart call 276-694-3811 or the Dan River Basin 276-694-4449
To register your group with the Virginia Stewardship Campaign and receive certificates from the Governor's office, contact Sandra Heath at 694-3121 ext. 3.
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD TO HOST 3.2 RUN IN REMEMBRANCE|
Homestead to hold Remembrance Run for 32 Students killed at Virginia Tech April 16, 2007.
||Delegate Charles Poindexter named Champion of Free Enterprise by Virginia Chamber of Commerce|
Delegate Charles D. Poindexter (R-Franklin) last week was named "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his work during the 2013 General Assembly Session.
"I'm honored to receive this distinction from the Virginia Chamber and I appreciate their continued support of pro-business, free-market principles," said Poindexter. "We have worked hard to keep taxes low, reduce regulations and red tape, and promote Virginia as open for business. I look forward to continuing my work in alliance with the business community to bring jobs and economic development to Virginia."
This year, Delegate Charles Poindexter sponsored HB1953, legislation that will increase the bond authorization amount for the Route 58 Corridor Development Program and prioritize the Lover's Leap section for completion. This legislation will provide a continuous four-lane highway from I-77 to the Port of Virginia, ensuring the effective movement of goods and services across Southern Virginia. Poindexter also worked closely with the Attorney General's office and leaders from the business and environmental community on HB2261, the comprehensive publicly-owned electric utility rate structure reform bill that will help lower rising electricity costs across the Commonwealth and eliminate unnecessary expenses passed on to businesses and consumers.
||The Primland Club Team Finished One Stroke Out of a Sudden Death Playoff|
In a hotly contested Tavistock Cup competition that came down to the final hole of regulation play, the Primland Club team of Fred Couples, Bill Haas, Jay Haas and Webb Simpson finished a mere one stroke out of a sudden death playoff between Isleworth and the World Golf and Country Club Champion Albany team.
||Reynolds Homestead announces Administrative Professional's Day|
This year features Virginia Tech Vice Provost Amy Hogan as the keynote speaker. We look forward to hosting your administrative professionals this year! Cost is only $25.00 and includes lunch and door prizes.
“Crafting Your Professional Image” will be the topic.
How often do you stop to think about the fact that someone is ALWAYS watching you? Couple this with the fact that it takes about 8 seconds for someone to form an overall impression of you.
||Tom Bishop Announces His Candidacy For Supervisor|
Tom Bishop, retired Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has announced his run for Board of Supervisors, representing the Dan River District.
Tom resides in the Dry Pond area of the Dan River District with his wife, Connie and his mother-in-law, Alicia Sizemore. Tom previously worked for Union Carbide for 31 years in finance and accounting and served as a Senior Project Manager. He also served as General Manager of Brintle Enterprises in Mt. Airy , NC managing a Travel Plaza business for 5 years. He has just retired as the Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce after seven years of dedicated service.
He is a member of the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville and a member of the Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church in Claudville where he serves as Sunday School Teacher and member of the church choir.
||Peaceful Heart Farm in Claudville Joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
A new agricultural farm is now located in the Claudville area with grass fed cattle and a new crop of spring lambs. Melanie Hall's farm is located on Cox Ridge Rd, in Claudville. We want to welcome them to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. You may reach them at: 276-694-4369 or check out the website: www.peacefulheartfarm.com
||U.S. Cellular announces special savings available only to Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Members |
From now until April 15th, you can receive special promotional discounts on new business lines or new lines added to your business account. This is in addition to the everyday value U.S. Cellular provides customers through special business pricing, national coverage and great deals on the latest smartphones. Plus you can get up to $300 for your business through our special Chamber Partner Program. Chamber business members from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are eligible for a $50 credit for each new business line activated (up to six) with a Smartphone and applicable data plan.
||Bill Goad Establishes Scholarship Fund-Stuart|
Bill Goad of Stuart, VA has established a scholarship fund for Electrical Engineering and Human Resource students valued at $1000 for Patrick County residents.
||Stanburn Winery Season to Start Saturday, April 6th With a New Wine|
Make plans to come out and see us. We have really missed you all!
New wine, new name contest!
We will be introducing a new white blend wine this year. It is going to be a blend of Traminette and Vidal Blanc, with some residual sugar to be a nice smooth wine, but not sweet. As you all know, all of our wines that we name have a Patrick County reason behind it. We are going to let you all take a crack at naming the new wine and not only win some fame, but also some prizes. We have a small list of names that we have started with, so stop by the winery to see the list along with any new submissions, and enter your name ideas as well.
||Clark Gas & Oil Announce Educational Assistance Grants|
Mar. 13-Clark Gas & Oil Announce announces Educational Assistance Grants for Patrick County Schools.
||Clark Gas & Oil Makes Check Presentations to Patrick County Fire & Rescue|
Mar. 13-The Clark Gas & Oil family of Stuart, VA made check presentations to Patrick County Fire and Rescue Squads.
||STEP Early Head Start Program|
Program for Infants, Toddlers and Expectant Mothers
||Patrick County's |
From now until March 19th, The Patrick County Farm Bureau Women's Committee is holding its 2nd annual "Farmers Feed the Hungry" food drive to help families in need in Patrick County and help to put food on their tables. Everyone is encouraged to help with this important food drive.
||Patrick Chamber Announces New Executive Director|
Mar. 4-Stuart- Tim Collins of the Fairystone community of Patrick County has been named as the new Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Pet ProVisions Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart|
Feb. 28-Stuart-Pet ProVisions holds a ribbon cutting at their new store front in Downtown Stuart, VA. The ribbon cutting was administered by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Reports on VA Legislature|
Feb. 28-Richmond-Here is a letter from Del. Charles Poindexter after the Assembly at Richmond concluded.
||Kim Adkins Resigns From WIB Board|
Feb. 26-Martinsville-Kim Adkins has resigned from her job as executive director of the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.
||Chamber After Hours Set for March 19-Mt. Valley Hospice|
The Patrick County Chamber is now taking reservations for the Business After Hours at Mt. Valley Hospice, near Patrick Springs, VA on JEB Stuart Highjway. Mar. 19-5:30pm
||Kitcheneez is Celebrating its First Birthday on March 4th|
Checkout the website:www.kitcheneez.biz/GenevaCrawford for a special price of $35.00 during the March Birthday Bash Bundle.
This offer is good only through the month of March.
||Martinsville Trade Show Booked|
Feb. 15-Martinsville-The Annual Fast Track Trade Show in Martinsville, VA is fully booked. The Patrick County Chamber will be an exhibitor.
||General Assembly passes sweeping roads legislation|
The 2013 General Assembly Saturday achieved something that’s eluded Virginia legislators for more than a quarter century: A deal on a sweeping revenue package to raise hundreds of millions for state road needs.
By a 25-15 vote, the Senate approved the bill that's a priority to Gov. Bob McDonnell after more than 30 minutes of discussion.
Many senators urged passage of the bill they described as imperfect but acceptable.
“This is a historic day in Virginia," McDonnell said in a statement released this afternoon. "We have worked together across party lines to find common ground and pass the first sustainable long-term transportation funding plan in 27 years. There is a 'Virginia Way' of cooperation and problem solving, and we saw it work again today in Richmond."
||Surrey Bancorp Net Income Increases|
Mt. Airy, NC-Surrey Bank income more than doubled in 4th Quarter of 2012.
||Rick Ward Named New Director of Library Services|
The Board of Trustees of the Blue Ridge Regional Library (BRRL) is pleased to announce that it has chosen Rick Ward to be the new Director of Library Services. Mr. Ward, who has served as Interim Director of the BRRL system since July 2012, has worked in the library system since 2001. He was Reference Supervisor at the Martinsville Library from 2003 to 2006, and was Patrick County Branch Librarian from 2006 to the present.
||Gov. McDonnell Annunces Passage of Transportation Funding Legislation|
Feb. 13-Richmond-Governor McDonnell has announced the passage of the HB 2313 transportation funding legislation in the Virginia Senate.
||Poindexter Report - Week Five - Virginia Legislature|
Feb 11-Richmond-Del. Charles Poindexter reports on the activities at the Virginia Legislature during the week of Feb. 3-9.
||Gov. McDonnell Speaks To Local Impact of Transportation Proposal|
Feb. 11-Richmond - Governor McDonnell speaks to "Virginia's Road To The Future" to reduce tolls on roads.
||County Chamber Director Writes Letter of Support for Rt. 58 Bond Issue|
Feb. 7-Stuart-The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director has written an urgent letter to the Senate Finance Chairman Walter Stosch to urge passage of HB 1953.
||Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner Published for 2013|
The Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner for 2013 is now in our Chamber Visitor Centers in Stuart and Meadows of Dan.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Gives Weekly Report Jan. 27|
Feb. 2 - Richmond - Del. Charles Poindexter gives his weekly report.
||American Music Celebration - Reynolds Homestead-Critz|
Feb. 4- Critz-The 2nd Sunday American Music Series is set for Feb. 10 at The Reynolds Homestead at 3PM. Admission is free. Bishop Burgie Penn will lead the Gospel Music celebration.
||Patrick County Woman Dies in Single Car Accident|
Feb. 1. Charlotte Frances Bowers, age 57, of Patrick Springs was dead at the scene. Crash occurred at 9:20am Friday.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Gives Weekly Legislature Report-Richmond|
Jan. 28-Richmond-Delegate Charles Poindexter gives his weekly report from Richmond, VA.
||The Road to Front Porch Fest begins at Honduras Coffee|
Performing on February 1st at 7:00pm, The Green Grass Rollers from
Danville Virginia will be entertianing at Honduras Coffee Shop. Come in and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great entertainment.
||Peaks of Otter Lodge and Restaurant searching for New Management|
The new team should be in place by the time they re-open in early June.
The 63 room lodge and restaurant closed in November when the previous concessionaire, Crestline Hotels & Resorts and its subsidiary Virginia Peaks of Otter Company decided not to extend the contract with the National Park Service.
||New Transportation Plan May Reduce Gasoline Tax by 16 Cents-Richmond|
Jan. 28-Richmond-Gov. McDonnell's office reports that the new Transportation Plan could result in the gasoline price at the pump falling over 16 cents.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Posts Weekly Newsletter|
Jan. 28-Washington, DC- This week US Congress passed legislation to break the budget logjam. Report from US Congressman Morgan Griffith, of Salem, VA.
||VA House Passes Changes To Electric Utility Law-Richmond|
Jan. 28-Richmond-Virginia House of Delegates passes changes to electric utility regulation law. From Del. Charles Poindexter.
||Patrick County Schools Closed - January 28-2013|
Jan. 28-Stuart-Patrick County Schools are closed today, Jan. 28, due to icy road conditions this morning on the mountain, near Meadows of Dan, VA.
||Disaster Relief Food Ministry Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Jan. 28-Stuart-The Disaster Relief Food Ministry of Patrick County has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||Red Cardinal Photographed in Ararat, VA|
Photo by Katie Meadows from Patrick County, VA. Does that make you want to visit us?
||Two Patrick County Students Injured in Auto Crash With School Bus|
Jan . 22- Patrick County school bus crashes with auto nearly head-on. Two students were takend to Pioneer Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
||Wood Brothers Displays 1963 Car 21|
Jan. 22-Wood Brothers Racing had on display the look a like of the 1963 Race Car driven by Tiny Lund when he won the Daytona 500 as a substitute drive for Marvin Paunch.
||Patrick County Plans for New Multi-Million Manufacturing Facility|
Jan. 14-Stuart - The Patrick County Board of Supervisors are preparing for a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility coming to the county bringing some well paying jobs (as reported by Tom Rose, County Administrator)
||Patrick County Board Re-Organizes for 2013|
Jan. 14-Stuart-The Patrick County Board of Supervisors reorganized at the first meeting of 2012 on Monday, January 14, naming Danny Foley as the new Chairman and Crystal Harris as the new Vice-Chairman.
||Seth King of Stuart-Virginia Nominated to Naval Academy|
Congressman Morgan Griffith of 9th District has appointed Seth King of Stuart, VA to the US Naval Academy.
||The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office will be CLOSED MONDAY in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. |
||Snow Expected in Patrick County-Schools Close at Noon|
Jan. 17-Stuart-Patrick County Schools will close at noon today due to expected snow this afternoon. All school activities are cancelled for this afternoon and evening, anticipating the first snow of the season.
||Meadows of Dan Gets 12 in. Of Snow|
Jan. 18-Meadows of Dan, VA and the mountain side of Patrick County got a 12 inch winter snow on Jan. 17 afternoon and evening.
||Rania's Restaurant of Martinsville Joins Patrick Chamber|
Rania's Restaurant of 147 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||God's Cooking Crew Joins Patrick Chamber|
God's Cooking Crew has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They specialize in helping non-profit organizations conduct fund raising dinners and breakfasts.
||Fairy Stone Park Visitation Up For 2012|
Jan. 13-According to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Fairy Stone Park near Stuart, VA has recorded an increase in attendance for 2012 compared to 2011.
||Blue Ridge Airport Has $6.5 Million Economic Impact|
Jan. 13-Fifty nine area jobs are supported through the Blue Ridge Airport in Spencer, VA.
||Cabin Fever Classes - Partnership For The Arts-Stuart|
Our Cabin Fever Classes are starting in February with lots of hearts and love. Seve4ral art and craft classes.
||Stuart Farm Market Will Hold Organizational Meeting-Feb. 1st|
On Feb. 1, 2013, the Stuart Farmer's Market Organization will hold a meeting to discuss rules and regulations and assignment of vendor booths.
||Tammy Waldron Named Patrick County High School Principal|
Tammy Waldron has been named at the Interim principal of Patrick County High School, Stuart, VA
||Blue Ridge Parkway Association Holds Meeting in Dobson, NC|
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association held it's semi-annual meeting at the Shelton Vineyards and Hampton Inn, in Dobson, NC on January 9-10, 2013. Attending for Patrick County was Tom Bishop and Steve Helms.
||Dual Enrollment at Patrick County -Get College Credit Free|
Jan. 11-Patrick County High School has announced a dual enrollment where students take high school classes and college classes at the same time and do this free of charge.
||Home Sales Improve in Year 2012-Martinsville & Henry County & Patrick County|
Home Sales Improve in Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties
For 2012 – 404 homes sold. For 2011 – 391 homes sold
||Author Joe Tennis To Speak At Patrick Chamber Banquet-February 8|
Joe Tennis, Author of Beach To Bluegrass, will speak at our Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, Stuart, VA.
||Funding For US 58 Will Be Considered by Virginia Legislature|
Jan. 10-See this story published by the Martinsville Bulletin, www.martinsvillebulletin.com considering the work on U. S. 58, to complete the 4-lane from Stuart to Hillsville.
||Leonard Wood To Be Inducted To NASCAR Hall of Fame-From Stuart, VA|
Leonard Wood of Wood Brothers Racing, Stuart, VA and car no. 21, will be inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Buck Baker, Herb Thomas, Rusty Wallace and Cotton Owens (on Feb.8)
||Bishop Speaks on Patrick County Economic Future|
Jan. 4-Stuart- Tom Bishop spoke 10 reasons why he thought the Patrick County Economic futre is good while being interviewed by Richard Rogers on the morning talk show, WHEO 1270 AM
||Patrick County Unemployment Was 7% in November 2012|
Jan. 9-Patrick County’s rate was 7.0 percent in November 2012, the same as in October 2012 but down from 8.5 percent in November 2011.
Source: Martinsville Bulletin
||Virginia Cooperative Extension Workshop-Stuart, VA-Selling Your Timber|
Join fellow forest landowners and Virginia Cooperative Extension for a day-long workshop designed to help you sell your timber in a biologically and economically sound manner. Feb
||Kim Adkins Re-Elected Mayor of Martinsville|
Jan 2. Martinsville. Kim Adkins was re-elected mayor and Gene Teague was elected vice mayor by Martinsville City Council in unanimous votes on Wednesday.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Votes No On Bill Ending Fiscal Cliff|
Jan. 1-Congressman Morgan Griffith, R-VA, says he voted NO on the Senate amendments to H. R. Bill 8. He represents Patrick County in the U. S. Congress.
||Mountain Valley Hospice Needs Volunteers!|
Mt. Airy-NC- Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care depends upon volunteers to augment and enhance our compassionate care of patients who are at the end of life.
||Mt. Valley "Hospice Days of Giving" Raffle|
December 2012 to January 2013--Mountain Valley Hospice “28 Days of Giving” Raffle – Tickets are on sale now and only $10 each—Prizes to be drawn in the Month of February 2013
||Charles Shepherd Elected Assistant Vice President-Carter Bank|
Charles T. "Chuck" Shepherd has been elected an assistant vice president of Carter Bank and Trust and managing officer of the Independence Boulevard office in Mt. Airy, NC.
||Farm Manager Sought for 400 Acre Farm-Ararat, VA|
Job openiing to manage and oversee operations of 400 acre farm in Ararat, VA, including physical plant and tenant farmers.
||Patrick Henry CC Holds Spring Registration-January 7|
Patrick Henry Community College will hold a Spring registration starting January 7, 2013.
||Emergency Shelter Set up In Meadows of Dan|
The Patrick County Office of Emergency Management this afternoon at 4:00 opened an emergency shelter in Meadows of Dan to accomodate those residents who are without power due to the icy weather Tuesday night and Wednesday.
||Power Poles Down At Poor Farmer's Farm-Vesta|
Dec. 27-As reported by Joyce Green of Poor Farmers Farm.
||Meadows of Dan Reports Snow and Sleet-Dec. 26|
The Meadows of Dan community reports a snow cover, windy and freezing rain. Portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway at "Round Meadows" has trees down on the Parkway roadway.
||Dan River Park Trail Nearing Completion-Ararat|
Enhancement Grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation, Phase 1 of the Dan River Park Trail
began with a Ground-Breaking Ceremony in mid-September. Now, it’s early
December, and it seems that Santa has come early
||PARC Workshop Receives $11,000 Check From Morgan Shepherd|
Dec. 17-PARC Workshop of Stuart, VA received a check of $11,000 from Nationwide NASCAR race car driver, Morgan Shepherd at their annual Christmas Party.
||New Shipment of Patrick County Collector Mugs Has Arrived|
A new shipment of the 2012 Patrick County Collector Mugs has arrived at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 276-694-6012
||Patrick County Schools Working On Correcting Issues-Martinsville Bulletin|
Dec. 21-atrick County Schools are moving toward correcting issues per School Supt. Dr. Roger Morris. See page 1 Martinsville Bulletin
||Meadows Mercantile & Christmas In The Meadows 50% OFF in Both Stores|
Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Intersection of Rt. 58.
Shop for all your last minute gift items and save a bundle to 'Santa's Boot'. Saturday December 22nd from 10:00am till 5:00pm. Call 276-952-6282 or 952-6382 for more information.
||WHEO Jamboree Set for Tonight-Historic Star Theatre-Stuart-Dec. 21|
Monthly WHEO Jamboree at the Historic Star Theatre, Friday, Dec. 21. Music begins at 7pm. Admission $5. Country Boys, Jason Harris and Friends, Mishmash Trio and Over The Hill Gang.
||Proposed Amendments To Virginia Budget 2012-2014|
Governor Bob McDonnell unveiled his proposed amendments to the 2012- 2014 budget in a speech to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly this morning in Richmond.
||Hanesbrand Job Fair Has 186 People Seeking Jobs in Patrick County|
186 job seekers came out to apply for job openings. Everyone had the opportunity to speak with Hanesbrand representatives about job
||JEB Stuart Preseravation Trust Meets-Improvements at Letcher Grave Planned|
The Board of Directors of the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust met Tuesday 6:00 p m on November 23, 2012 at the Ararat Ruritan Club building in Ararat,VA.
||Service of Remembrance Planned for Wednesday-Dec. 19-DeHart Park|
A service of remembrance is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at 6:00pm at the Stuart DeHart Park.
||Christmas Bonus Drawing Winners Announced|
Dec. 13-Winners of the 2012 Christmas Bonus announced by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Details follow.
||Chamber is Seeking Candidates for Executive Director-Stuart|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the Executive Director position now available since Tom Bishop announced his retirement.
||Christmas Bonus Drawing Qualifications for Entrants-Patrick County, VA|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announces the Christmas Bonus Drawing for winning a total of $5000, to be given to 10 hard working Patrick County citizens, $500 each. The Donor is anonymous. Details follow:
||Music Association Jamboree-Saturday-Rotary Field-Stuart|
Doors open at 4pm. Music begins at 4:30pm. Headling group: Snyder Family
||Governor McDonnell Announces K-12 Reform Legislation|
Dec. 13-Today, Governor Bob McDonnell announced part one of his 2013 ALL STUDENTS K-12 education reform legislative agenda: “Measures to Empower Our Excellent Teachers in Virginia.”
||JOB FAIR offered by HANESbrandsINC at Patrick Henry Community College|
December 14th is the date to apply for a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under some of the world's strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali and others. Jobs available in 12 hour and 8 hour shifts.
||Love of God At Christmas-Mt. View Church-Claudville, VA|
Public invited to musical Christmas dram at 497 Hatcher's Chapel Rd., Claudville, VA today. 6:00pm.
||Tom Bishop Announces Retirement -Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Bishop Announces Retirement as Chamber Executive Director
After nearly eight years of serving as Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Bishop will be retiring at the end of March, 2013.
||Meetings Planned for Patrick County School Investigation-Stuart|
Dec. 2-According to the Martinsville Bulletin a series of meetings are planned for the school investigation. Reference Sunday news paper.
||Otis Jessup-Veteran of WW-II Was Honored at Blue Ridge Elementary|
Nov. 14-Mr. Otis Jessup, age 88, of Ararat, VA was honored at Blue Ridge Elementary for his World War II service. He is a holder of the Purple Heart.
||Truck Wreckage Removed from Lover's Leap|
It took several days and several large wreck removal vehicles to retrieve the tractor trailer that ran off the side of the mountain at Lover's Leap on Monday, but as you can see, today the endevor paid off. Picture taken by Tom Bishop.
||Chamber Announces Christmas Bonus Program for 2012!!|
Exciting News !!! Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is announcing the Christmas Bonus program for Patrick County residents and full time employees for 3 years. Anonymous Donor! Use Chamber Web Site to enter names of employees.
||The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Awards Stanburn Winery|
The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association is one of the oldest wine organizations located on the east coast. In late July of 2012, Haymarket, Virginia hosted the Eighth Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.
||Stanburn Winery Receives Awards in Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition|
Stanburn Winery of Stuart, VA (Patrick County) has won several awards in the 8th Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.
||Celebrate Giving Tuesday-With Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway|
On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD TO PRESENT AMERICAN MUSIC SERIES|
CRITZ, VA (November 26, 2012)—The Reynolds Homestead will host a series of four concerts exploring the roots of old-time, bluegrass, blues, jazz and gospel music on the second Sundays of January through April at 2:00 pm.
||Patrick County Collector Ornament For Sale!|
DO NOT DELAY!! The 2012 Patrick County Collector ornament is for sale now! Local banks, the Chamber of Commerce, Wanda's Jewelry and Granny's Attic are selling it.
||Congressman Griffith's Weekly News Letter-November 26|
Before Thanksgiving, the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by an unsterile facility in Massachusetts called the New England Compounding Center.
||Mountain Rose Inn Monday & Tuesday Sale-25% off all Rooms|
Make reservations to stay at the Inn anytime in Dec 2012 through Mar 2013 and receive 25% off the cost of your room.
||Patrick County Supervisors Vote Use $275,000 From Contingency|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on November 20, 2012 to use $275,000 from the Contingency Fund for Cafeteria renovations at the Meadows of Dan School
||Patrick County Chamber Closed for Thanksgiving-Stuart|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, 2012 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
||Governor McDonnell Announces 50 New Jobs in Patrick County |
HanesBrands is to invest $1.6 million to add new high-tech equipment operations. Retaining 215 jobs and adding 50 New Ones!
||Home Fire Kills Patrick County-Virginia Man|
Nov. 14-PATRICK SPRINGS, Va. — A person died early Wednesday morning in a mobile home fire east of Stuart. He has been identified as Allen Marsella Poole, age 49.
||Patrick County Advertisement for Bids-Water Extension Project|
Patrick County Public Service Extension Project-Phase 2. Seeking sealed bids as part of the Patrick Springs Phase-2. Patrick County Public Service Authority
||Rise and Shine, Beautiful People because It's Your Time!|
To purchase your Floyd Fest 12 'Rise & Shine' tickets that is! They go on on sale TODAY, November 19th, 2012 at precisley 2:00pm.
For more info you may go to the website: www.floydfest.com or call:
888-Va-Fests (823-3787) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on July 25th-28th in 2013. Be here before you know it!!!
||Dr. William Boyce of Stuart VA Dies|
Nov. 11-Stuart-Dr. William H. Boyce, age 94, of Stuart, VA dies. He was a World War II veteran and retire professor from Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
||Stuart Farmer's Market-Last of Season - Friday-Nov. 16-8am-12 noon|
The last regular market day for the Stuart Farmers market will be this Friday from 8 am to 12pm. Plenty of leafy greens available.
||Coy Vipperman Former Owner of Vesta Supply Dies|
Mr. Coy Vipperman, age 84 of Meadows of Dan, VA passed away on Thursday. He was the owner of Vesta Supply for 35 years.
||Fly By Cafe Open for Business-Blue Ridge Airport|
Fly By Cafe-At Blue Ridge Airport, 525 Airport Road, Martinsville, VA 24112, Phone: 276-957-1216 Contact: Angelita Lackey. Turn off US 58 at the Spencer, VA Post Office.
||Patrick Countian Ralph Lawson Named Head of Red Cross|
Nov. 9-Ralph Lawson of Martinsville and formerly of Patrick County has been named head of the Piedmont Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross.
||The Christmas 'Tour of Homes' promoted by Mountain Valley Hospice|
December 8th is the date and tours will be between 1:00-5:00pm.
Only $15.00 per person for admission to five wonderful locations beautifully decorated for the Holiday Season. For more information call:
276-694-4416 or their website: www.mtnvalleyhospice.org.
||Chamber Office Closed on Monday, Nov. 12-Veterans Day|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office in Stuart, Va will be closed, Monday, November 12, 2012 for Veteran's Day. And will reopen, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9:30am
||Winter Clothing Drive for Victims of Hurricane Sandy|
Warm, new or gently used clothing needed for all types of people that have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Must be dropped off by November 19th at the Stuart Town Office/Firehouse or Lowes Foods.
||Report from U. S. Congressman Morgan Grifith|
Nov. 9-Washington- Message from Congressman Morgan Griffith. The election is over. It’s time to get back to work. The appearance of Washington is unchanged.
||Brinks Armored Truck Crash - Money Strewn Accross The Road|
Nov. 6-DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. —North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were at the scene of a crash on Highway 52 late Monday in which money was strewn across the road.
Scenes from crash on Highway 52 --Officers said the crash occurred about 9:15 p.m. near mile marker 95, between Old Hickory Tree Road and Old U.S. 52 in Davidson County.
||Gordon Trent to Host Leon Martin Memorial Saturday, November 10th|
There are still openings for this event. The one-day tournament is scheduled to begin at 11:00am with a shot-gun start. The format is a four-player captain's choice, and each player's drive must be used at least twice. Each team must have a combined handicap of 35 or higher.
||Benefit in Memory of Uncle Joe-Postponed|
Due to unforseen circumstances, the Saturday benefit dinner for 'Uncle Joe' is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
||James East of Patrick Springs, VA Passes Away|
James "Jimmie" East, age 78 of Patrick Springs, VA passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Norris Funeral Home in Stuart, VA.
||Love Light Ceremony at Pioneer Hospital-Stuart-December 3|
The Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart, VA has announced their annual Love Light Tree dedication on December 3, 2012 at the hospital lobby at 18688 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA.
||Dan River Park Trail Under Construction - Ararat-VA|
The Dan River Park Trail, in Ararat, VA is now under construction by J. C. Joyce Paving. This trail is located in Dan River District, Patrick County, VA.
||Stuart Farmer's Market Will Be Open Friday November 9th-Stuart|
The Stuart Farmers Market will be open Friday November 9th from 8 am to 12 pm.
||The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors Approves Uranium Mining|
Nov. 5-CHATHAM --The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors passed a uranium mining resolution by a 4-3 vote Monday night.
||Daylight Saving Time ENDS November 4th.|
So be sure and turn your clocks BACK one hour at 2:00am
||Traveling Blue Ridge Parkway Caution: Downed Trees|
ASHEVILLE, NC: Blue Ridge Parkway officials are asking motorist to avoid traveling the Parkway over the next several days, especially those sections in Virginia.
||Sen. Mark Warner Representative Will Meet Public-Stuart|
Representative of Sen. Mark Warner, Senator from Virginia will meet constitutuents on Nov. 9, 2-12 at 11:00a m-2:00pm at the Patrick County Administration Building, Conference Room, Stuart.
||Spencer-Penn Centre Hosts Photography Exhibit and Competition |
In November, Spencer-Penn Centre continues its photography exhibit and competition which began in 2009. The event, held twice a year, highlights the work of local amateur photographers in ten categories of competition: portraits, landscapes, still life, humor, children, digitally manipulated, animals, floral, human interest, and Spencer-Penn Centre remembered.
||Mt. Airy NC Man Killed When Tree Blows Over On His Truck|
Oct. 30-DOBSON, N.C. — A Mount Airy man died Monday night after winds blew over a large tree in front of the truck he was driving, Surry County emergency officials said.
||Meadows of Dan (Primland) Has Snow October 30-2012|
Oct. 30-Meadows of Dan, VA-This photo reflects snow on the mountain at approximately 3000 ft. elevation at our now famous Primland in Patrick County, VA.
||Surrey Bancorp Reports Net Income for Quarter Ending Sept. 30|
Surrey Bancorp (Pink Sheets: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Oct. 27-Surrey Bank & Trust, reported net income for the quarter ending Sept. 30 was $774,843 or 19 cents per fully diluted share, up nearly 38 percent over the same quarter a year ago.
||Mt. Airy NC Man Remains Found 66 Yrs. Later-Plane Crash In 1946|
The remains of a Mount Airy man, lost for 66 years after the military plane he was in crashed in France, have been found and are on their way to his family for a burial in Amelia County, Va.
||Virginia Has Eminent Domain Amendment on November Ballot|
RICHMOND—One item Virginia voters will see on the Nov. 6 ballot is a proposed state constitutional amendment regarding the use of eminent domain to take private property.
||Patrick County Schools Probed-Martinsville Bulletin|
Oct. 23-The VA Dept. of Education will investigagte violations of special education regulations, testing irregularities and other practices.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith To Visit Stuart-VA - Oct. 26|
US Congressman Morgan Griffith will visit W & W Produce in Stuart, VA on Oct. 26 at 5:15pm. Address: 16112 JEB Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA 24171, U. S. Route 58
||Stuart 5K Race Results-Apple Dumpling Festiva.|
Sixty runners braved the chilly temperatures Saturday morning to come out and take part in the Apple Dumpling Festival 5k.
||Willis Gap Community Jam To Be Showcased at Heartwood-Abingdon|
At 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 25th, the Willis Gap Community Center Open Jam from Patrick County, Virginia will be the featured Venue Showcase at Heartwood.
||Patrick County Music Association - Rotary Field-Stuart-Oct 27|
Gates open at 4pm. FREE. Bluegrass and acoustical instruments. Monthly concert on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
||Pancake Festival-Meadows of Dan-VA - Sunday, Oct. 28|
The last Sunday of the Pancake Festival will be held at Meadows of Dan, VA Community Building on October 28, 2012 from 7am-7pm. Don't miss the last Sunday of this!
||Catherine Conner & Friends perform at The Star Theatre in Stuart|
Performance starts at 7:00pm and there is a $5.00 general admission.
Miss Connor will be performing original music compositons and modern selections as well as bluegrass. Guest musicians will include Tommy Morse, Scott Patrick, Jeanette Williams, Johnny Williams and Marlin Dean.
||Jerry Hughes Named Town Manager-Independence-VA|
Jerry Hughes who has served at the head of Patrick County Education Foundation for several years, has now been named as Town Manager for Independence, VA
||National College Announces Deans List|
Oct. 19-MARTINSVILLE, VA - National College (www.national-college.edu) in Martinsville has released the Dean's List for the Summer Terms.
||Stuart Apple Dumpling Festival Is Popular-Stuart-VA|
The Annual Apple Dumpling drew large crowds to Downtown Stuart, VA on October 20, 2012. The Town of Stuart organizes this event each year.
||The Olde House Provides Great Lodging Opportunity|
The Olde House, near Meadows of Dan, VA, provides a great get away lodging opportunity for guests to Patrick County. Photo by Tom Bishop
||Nancy's Fudge Is Popular for the Fall Season-Meadows of Dan, VA|
Nancy's Fudge of Meadows of Dan, VA has been extremely popular in this fall season, with many tourists and bus tours stopping to try our Patrick County, VA Fudge Factory
||Autumn Leaves Color Will Peak On Parkway- October 15-21|
The autumn leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway (Patrick County, VA) are expected to peak during the week of October 15-21, 2012. Photo by Tom Bishop on Oct. 12.
||Blue Ridge Mountains In Patrick County Showing Their Beauty-2012|
This photo was taken on U. S. Route 58, near Aerial Machine by Tom Bishop, from the Patrick County Chamber of commerce.
||Rocky Knob's Rock Castle Gorge-Story by Roanoke Times|
Rock Castle Creek tumbles over numerous rocks and forms many small waterfalls as it parallels the Rock Castle Gorge Trail. It's this little creek that over the course of many eons has cut this 1,800-foot deep gorge along the Floyd-Patrick county line.
||The Patrick County Christmas Cheer 2012 Program is Up and Running|
Applications have been distributed throughout the Patrick County school system, Social Services, Piedmont Community Services and area Head Start facilities. Families participating in the Christmas Cheer program must return their completed application to one of those agencies by Monday, October 22, 2012.
||Debora Holt Named as Manager of River Bank's Stanleytown Office|
Larissa Rash has been named a Business Development Officer of River Community Bank, N.A. and Debora Holt has assumed the duties of Manager of the Stanleytown Office.
Rash, a Vice President of the Bank, will be located in the RBI Centre on Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville. Prior to the change, she was manager of the Stanleytown office. She is a graduate of Magna Vista High School. She and her husband, Sammy, reside in Ridgeway and attend Fairway Baptist Church.
||Slate's Is Holding Straw Poll Vote - Oct. 24-Downtown Stuart|
Slate's Downtown Restuarant is holding a straw poll vote on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, from 6:00am-8:00pm. Address: 312 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA
||National Park Says Rocky Knob Cabins Faces Closing|
The Blue Ridge National Park Service says the Rocky Knob Cabins in Patrick County, VA face the possibility of closing unless new management comes forward before next spring.
||The Woodberry Inn Restaurant and Bar Closing for the Season|
To all our loyal Woodberry Inn friends we regretfully announce the early closure of the restaurant and bar at the Woodberry Inn for the season, effective immediately. We hope the restaurant will reopen in the spring. The inn will remain open through the winter. We are very grateful for the support that has been displayed by the community over the last two years and we sincerely thank you for that support and for your friendship. This has been a difficult decision for us but we feel that it is the right one at this time.
||Mountain Valley Hospice Seeks Cookbook Recipes|
A fund-raising cookbook, "as a part of our year-long celebration, we are asking folks to send us their favorite recipes which we might include in a special cookbook," said Sheila Jones, director of development for MVHPC.
||Volunteers Needed Apple Dumpling Festival 5K Run-Stuart|
Anna Wallace, Project Coordinator, Dan River Basin Association, Stuart, VA , Phone: (276)692-5907 is seeking volunteers to register runners for the 5K Run on Oct. 20.
||Chateau Morrisette Winery Hosts Rocking The Courtyard-Floyd|
Rocking the Courtyard at Chateau Morrisette Winery near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Music by Les Moore and Southern Remedy. Admission is $10.00 per person. 12-under free when accompanied by an adult
||Mother Son Duo Find Success at National College-Martinsville|
Experiences at other Colleges Prompt this Mother/Son Duo to Find Success with National College in Martinsville, Va.
||PATRICK COUNTY Co-Hosts Major College Fishing Championship|
PATRICK COUNTY, VA co-hosts FLW College Fishing Championship with 20 college teams and 7 high school teams. from nine states.
||Mountain Rose Inn Offers Race Weekend Package Deal|
The Mountain Rose Inn is offering a one-of-a-kind race weekend package for Oct 26-28, 2012. Come enjoy all that the mountains of southwest VA has to offer including the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway.
||Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Colors Near Meadows of Dan-VA|
This photo was taken on October5, 2012 by Tom Bishop while driving South on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
|| Chateau Morrisette Wins International Women's Wine Competition|
`The Chateau has won several awards in both the varietal and non-varietal categories at the International Women's Wine Competition. The competition is judged entirely by women.
||Reynolds Homestead Holds Entrance Gate Ribbon Cutting-Critz|
The Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA held an Entrance Gate Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Comments were made by Julie Walters Steele, The Director
||We're Launching a Fall Special at Primland Not to be Missed|
The leaf color on the Blue Ridge Mountains is extraordinary and for specific dates during October, we have availability. A perfect time of year to enjoy a value added rate and experience golf on the nationally ranked Highland Course, our newest "Upland Game Trail" - a sporting clays game, atv trail rides, nature hikes and bird watching, upland hunts and kayaking on the Talbot Reservoir.
||October Festival Planned for the Woolwine Community|
The Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate the annual October Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 starting at 10:00am. Food music and more. Vendors needed. Volunteers needed
||Member's of Grace Baptist Church Welcome a New Pastor|
On Sunday, September 16, 2012, the members of Grace Baptist Church of 14087 J.E.B. Stuart Hwy., welcomed their new pastor, Mark Elkins, and his wife, Pam, and daughters, Casey, Maura, and Peyton.
||Ribbon Cutting-Reynolds Homestead for New Entrance|
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Oct. 10 at 2pm at the Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA for the New Entrance Gate.
||Chamber Of Commerce Closed for Columbus Day-October 8|
The Patrick County Chamber Office Closed-Columbus Day, All Day, October 8.
||Civil War Encampment Brings Out Crowd-Ararat|
The Laurel Hill Civil War Encampment and Living History brings out people from numerous states around the region.
||Reenactors and Battle Scenes Are Highlight of Civil War Encampment|
Oct. 6-Ararat, VA-The display of uniforms and colors are the highlight of the Laurel Hill Civil War Encampment
||Windy Hill Orchards Wins Blue Ribbons at Patrick County Fair|
Windy Hill Orchards has won several blue ribbons at the Patrick County Fair (2012).
||How To Vote In Virginia-Absentee Ballot|
Here are the steps to vote as an absentee. Courtesy of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Breakthrough of Murder of Sgt. Greg Martin-Florida Man Arrested|
Oct. 4-Jonesville, NC- The Murder case of former Mt. Airy Police Officer and Jonesville, NC Officer, appears to have been solved. Killed was Sgt. Gregory Martin on October 5, 1996 on Interstate I-77.
||Patrick Jobless Rate goes to 8.9% August 2012|
Patrick County jobless rate went to 8.9% in August 2012. It was 7.7% in July, 2012.
||Corn Maze at Ararat-Virginia Now Open|
Doe Run Farms, has a corn maze, hay maze, hay rides, fresh apples and pumpkins grown locally.
||Local Pastor Leads Disaster Relief for Cornerstone Conference|
Rev. Neil Pressley, of Claudville, VA is leading the Disaster Relief USA for the Cornerstone Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. See this story!
||22nd Annual J. E. B. Stuart Encampment & Living History at Laurel Hill in Ararat, Virginia|
The J.E.B Stuart Birthplace Preservation and Trust announces the 22nd Annual J. E. B. Stuart Encampment and Living History Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7, 2012, “rain or shine”. There will be a wide variety of activities for the whole family’s enjoyment.
||Rt. 58 Tri-County Widening Carroll, Floyd and Patrick Counties Public Information Meeting|
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 6:00-7:30pm at the Laurel Fork Community Center. Located at 13386 Danville Pike in Laurel Fork, Virginia.
||Patrick County Citizens Experience Theft-Scam|
STUART, Va. — Two recent crimes in Patrick County have led to senior citizens being the victims of fraud, break-ins and the theft of money and jewelry.
||Premiere Showing of Daniel and Elizabeth-Earle Theatre-Mt. Airy-NC|
Premiere Showing of “Daniel and Elizabeth”. In cooperation with the Surry Arts Council and the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust.
October 6, 2012.
||CenturyLink Expands Support Services|
Stuart, VA — CenturyLink, Inc. not only provides customers with high-speed Internet service for their computers, but can also protect and support those computers, including the information on them.
||Homestead History Program to feature Sidna Allen House|
"The History Around Us" program, sponsored by the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Historical Society, will feature a talk on the famous location on Wednesday, October 3rd at Noon.
The historical home is located in Carroll County.
||Dry Pond Cafe-Stuart-Wins Blue Ridge Country Award|
Dry Pond Cafe Wins Blue Ridge Country award for the "Ju-Ju" Burger. See this story.
||Fern Via of Critz-VA Passes Away|
Sept. 23-Mrs. Fern Hylton Via, of Critz, VA passed away on Sunday at her home She and her husband, John, operated Via's Orchard, near Critz, VA. This is the farm where the Virginia State Peach Festival was originally held.
||Bobby Gillespie wins the Demolition Derby at the County Fair.|
Bobby Gillespie of Floyd has taken the winner's check in the championship event held at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair. He 'out-dueled' Stuart's local man, Tommy Massey. The event was held last Friday night in the Rotary Field Amphitheatre in Stuart.
||Morgan Griffith Speaks at Blue Ridge Heritage Ceremony|
Sept. 22-U. S. Congressman Morgan Griffith, (R) Salem, spoke a the Blue Ridge Heritage Dedication Ceremony on the Blue Ridge Parkway with many guests on hand to celebrate.
||Patrick County Fair Fun For Everyone-Stuart-Virginia|
Sept. 19-The Patrick County got into full swing last evening with good weather, rides, business exhibits, agricultural exhibits and the annual rodeo.
||Demolition Derby Is Fun Event At County Fair|
Patrick County Fair Demolition Derby is always a fun event. Here is a photo by Gary Plaster. This is from the Sept. 21 Derby at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA.
||Families Enjoyed The Patrick County Fair-Stuart|
Sept. 19-The Patrick County got into full swing last evening with good weather, rides, business exhibits, agricultural exhibits and the annual rodeo.
||Patrick County Fair Delayed-Will Start on Wednesday, Sept. 19|
The Annual Patrick County Fair gets underway on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30pm and runs through Saturday, Sept. 22. Telephone Henry Ayers for more info: : 276-694-4211
||Results is Named a Distinguished Community Employer by Martinsville Campus of National College|
The Results Companies in Stuart is Recognized as a Distinguished Community Employee Area customer support provider and is a invaluable partner in business and technology education.
||Local Foods Network Planned for Oct. 18 At Spencer Penn School|
Virginia Cooperative Extension in partnership with Field to Friends, The Reynolds Homestead, and Virginia FAIRS will host the 2012 Local Foods Network: Taking the Product to Market on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at theSpencer Penn Centre in Spencer, Virginia.
||American Red Cross Seeking Chapter Executive-|
American Red Cross Community is seeking a Chapter Executive. This position will be located in Martinsville, VA with satellite offices in Stuart and Danville.
||American Red Cross Seeking Disaster Services Program Manager|
Our Piedmont Virginia Chapter, serving Danville and Martinsville cities; Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania Counties, is seeking a Disaster Services Program Manager .
||Chick-Fil-A Opens In Mt. Airy Today|
Chick-Fil-A will open a new store today on Rockford Street in Mt. Airy, NC. On Wednesday, there was a tent city in the parking lot of those atttempting to be the first 100 customers and win a sandwich meal per week for one year.
||Janet Holt named to Who's Who|
Janet Holt, a licensed assisted living administrator for the Landmark Center, was recently named a VIP member on Worldwide Who' Who.
This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.
||Marcus Wood Receives Chamber Award At Jeb Stuart Art Show|
Marcus Wood, of Meadows of Dan, VA, received the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce award at the Jeb Stuart Art Show at The Reynolds Homestead on September 7, 2012
||Patrick County School Documents Sought-Stuart|
Copies of credit card purchases by the Patrick County School Board are sought by Mary Sue Terry, Patrick County resident and former Attorney General. Article Martinsville Bulltin.
||Report on the 5K Partnership For The Arts Run on Sept. 8|
Here is a brief write up for the Patrick County Partnership for the arts 5k. Attached are the files for the all the age group winners and the list and placement for all the runners/walkers.
||Re-Opening of Boyd's Restauraurant In Ararat, VA-September 7|
A Ribbon Cutting was held at Boyd’s Restaurant in Ararat celebrating the reopening of the restaurant by the Boyd Family on September 7, 2012, with numerous family and friends in attendance.
||Patrick County Tourism Industry Grows to $24.65 Million In 2011|
The Patrick County Tourism industry has grown to $24.65 million in year 2011 as reported by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
||Local Farm Businesses Get Training of Enhancing Safety of Local Produce|
Congratulations to participants of the “Enhancing the Safety of Locally Grown Produce” training. This training shared information regarding best practices dealing with fresh produce.
||Governor McDonnell Announces Tourism Revenues Exceeded $20 Billion|
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that visitors to Virginia generated $20.4 billion in revenue from tourism in 2011, an 8 percent increase over 2010.
||Charles Dowell Owner of Snappy Lunch Dies-Mt. Airy-NC |
Sept. 4-Mt. Airy, NC-Charles Dowell the owner of Snappy Lunch and who sold the famous "pork chop sandwich" has died. He was 84 years old.
||Congressman M. Griffith Publishes His Weekly E-Newsletter|
Another year has gone by and America has spent another Labor Day disappointed. While celebrating Labor Day with folks in Covington, I was struck when I saw a once bustling factory with an “Absolute Auction” sign posted in front of it.
||Pioneer Community Hospital to Renovate and Expand Its Facility|
Planning is underway to renovate and expand services, according to Jeanette Filpi, administrator and chief executive officer. Overall plans include moving the emergency department, renovating patient rooms and adding an inpatient geriatric department.
||Granite Pavers to tile the Front of Stuart Amphitheater at Farmers Market|
Offered by the town of Stuart at $300.00 per 2' X 2' tile. Price will include engraving your name, business or loved one and is open to everyone in Patrick County. Call the town office at 276-694-3811 for more information.
||Patrick County Unemployment Drops to 7.7%-July 2012|
As reported by Virginia Employment Compensation,Patrick County’s unemoployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent, from 7.8 percent in June to 7.7 percent in July 2012.
||State Trooper Kevin Mabe Injured in Accident|
State Trooper Kevin Mabe of Stuart, VA was injured in an auto accident in Henry Couinty,l VA
||Mary Sue Terry Files Lawsuit Against Patrick Schools|
Former Attorney General, Mary Sue Terry of Critz, VA has filed suit in Patrick County Circuit Court saying school officials failed to comply with request under the Freedom of Information Act.
||Griffith Lumber Is Finalist in Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards|
WOOLWINE, Va.—Griffith Lumber Company, a sawmill operation, is proud to announce it has been selected as a finalist in a University of Virginia competition that highlights and promotes the most resilient businesses in economically-challenged parts of the Commonwealth
||Corn Maze Highlights Lonesome River Band - 30th Anniversary|
Mountain Meadow Farm Corn Maze Opens Labor Day Weekend. A Rendition of the Lonesome River Band 30th Anniversary Logo Highlighted in this year’s “Corn Acoustics!” Corn Maze Design
||Patrick County Chamber Office Closed Sept. 3-4|
Patrick County Chamber Office Closed for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 3 and 4 for the Labor Day Holiday. Reopening on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9:30am
||Chamber Business After Hours-Surrey Bank-Stuart-Sept. 6|
Patrick County Chamber After Hours at Surrey Bank and Trust, Sept. 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Woodland Dr., Stuart, VA. RSVP required
||Griffith Lumber Among Finalist for Murphy Resilence Awards|
Griffith Lumber of Woolwine, VA is among 11 finalists for five winning spots in the 3rd Annual Tayloe Murphy Resilence Awards competition held by University of VA Darden School of Business.
||Johnson's Orchards Reports Shortage of Apples|
Danny Johnson, orchard owner near Bedford, VA said he expects a shortage of apples this year. He said his orchard has seen little rain.
||Bake Off Winners are Just Peachy|
Three judges tasted the variety of desserts, jams, jellies and preserves before determining the winners. Entries were judged based on presentation.
||Kopper Kanyon Highlights Patrick County Music Assoc.-Stuart-Aug. 25|
Kopper Kanyon band will be the highlight of this month's Music Association Jamboree at Stuart's Rotary Field on Woodland Drive. Doors open at 4pm. Music begins at 4:30pm
||Ribbon Cutting/Re-Opening Event at Boyds Resturant in Ararat|
Scheduled to take place on September 7th at 11:00am with the public invited. Located at 5110 Ararat Highway in Ararat, VA. For more information call the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at 276-694-6012.
||Morgan Griffith Meets with Business Men in Stuart|
Aug. 20-Stuart-US Congressman Morgan Griffith, represents the 9th District, met with several Stuart businessmen as part of his listening tour of Southwest, VA.
||VA Peach Festival Ends With Great Success-Stuart & Meadows of Dan|
The Annual Virginia State Peach Festival ended on Saturday with a music concert by Southern Remedy at 5:30pm in Meadows of Dan. Music, food, crafters and historical demos highlighted the weekend with lots of peaches!
||Rep. Morgan Griffith of Salem, VA Spent Time at Peach Festival-Stuart|
U. S. Congressman Morgan Griffith, (R) of Salem, VA spent a lot of time with Peach Festival attendees at the 25 th Annual VA State Peach Festival in Stuart, VA on Aug. 17.
||Virginia State Peach Festival - Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan|
The VIRGINIA PEACH FESTIVAL is celebrated annually during August. Patrick County produces some of the finest peaches. This annual celebration includes music events, plus food, crafts, peach ice cream, and fresh local grown peaches.
||Eat and Explore Cookbook for Virginia Now On Sale!|
The new Virginia Cookbook is on sale at the Patrick County Chamber office in Stuart, VA and at the Virginia State Peach Festival celebration this weekend. Price $20.00
||Woodberry Inn Celebrating Peach's for the Peach Festival Weekend|
The word for this weekend is "peachy"!
Patrick County, VA hosts the Virginia State Peach Festival which includes something for everyone. Woodberry Inn Restaurant will be serving up some very tasty specials in celebration of the festival.
Plus Sean Mettler will be performing in our bar on 8/18 from 6pm - 10pm
||Official Peach Festival T-Shirts Available-Stuart|
Peach Festival T-Shirts now on sale for $12 each. Sizes are M, L, XL, 2XL. At the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office.
||VP Joe Biden Comes to Stuart-Virginia|
Aug. 14-Stuart, VA-Vice President Joe Biden arrived unexpectedly in Stuart, VA (Patrick County), traveling to Main Street and visiting The Coffee Break, a popular eatery.
||Roanoke.Com Reports on Biden Trip to Stuart-Virginia|
Aug. 14-Roanoke Times blog gives report on VP Joe Biden stop in Stuart, VA, home of NASCAR Hall of Famer Glen Wood.
||Stuart Farmers Market Needs Your Vote Today|
We are currently in fifteenth place for the small market category in the
"America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest. Voting ends the end of August so go online and vote for your local market today.
||EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY-VA Workforce Center-Stuart|
A mental health supports service is looking for a qualified individual to work part or full time in Stuart, VA. The individual must have a Bachelor's degree in a human service field (psychology, social work etc.)
||VA Peach Pageant Announces Winners For 2012|
Aug. 11-Stuart, VA. The Virginia State Peach Festival Pageant (8th Annual) announces the winners in today's program at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA.
||Nelson Auto Presents Check To Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Aug. 8-Stanleytown, VA-Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County presented a check to the Patrick County Chamber today for the Annual VA State Peach Festival Celebration.
||Patrick County Seeks Bids on Erection of EMC Tower|
Patrick County, VA government is seeking bidders on the erection of a new EMC tower near Mt. Airy, NC. Reference Legal Ad in the Martinsville Bulletin, August 5, 2012
||Like The Reynolds Homestead- Facebook Drive|
The Reynolds Homestead is having a Facebook drive to encourage citizens to “Like” their page and broaden the scope of their social media marketing.
||Patrick County Receives Funding Best Management Practices|
The Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District has been allocated cost share funds through Virginia’s Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) Program
||Peach Pageant Accepting Registrations Now!|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce the 8th Annual Virginia Peach Pageant in conjunction with the August Peach Festival Celebration. Deadline extended to Aug. 8th.
||ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE|
Free educational sesson will be held in Stuart, VA by the Patrick County Extension office. All about safety of local grown produce.
||MasterBrand Cabinets Closing In Martinsville-Rep. Griffith Responds|
August 3, 2012 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after learning that MasterBrand Cabinets will transfer all production from its Martinsville facility to other U.S. facilities:
||Woman Killed On U. S. Route 58-Patrick County|
Aug. 1-Woman killed in a hit and run accident in Patrick County, VA.
||Dan River Park Farmer's Market -Ararat|
The Dan River Farmer's Market is held each Saturday, 9am-12 noon at 619 Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA.
||Patrick County Unemployment Goes to 7.7% in June|
Aug. 2-Patrick County Unemployment was 7.7% in June, 2012. It was 7.2% in May, 2012. In June 2011 the rate was 9.4%.
||Monthly Senior's Meet In Stuart-Hooker Bldg-Woodland Dr.|
Then next meeting is Aug. 9 (Thursday) 11:00am Special Music program.
||State Natural Resources Visit Fairystone Park-Stuart|
Aug. 3-Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech (right) and Deputy Secretary Anthony Moore are shown with Fairy Stone Park Manager John Grooms during their visit to the park Thursday.
||National College Recognizes Result Companies of Stuart, VA|
On July 25th, the Martinsville Campus recently presented a plaque to The Results Companies in Stuart, Virginia, to recognize them as the campus’s designated “Employer of the Quarter.”
||Legislation Signed Increasing Penalties for Drug Dealers|
Del. Charles Poindexter reports the signing of nine pieces of legislation from the 2012 Session that will increase penalties on convicted drug dealers and strengthen existing drug laws.
||Google Seminar on How To Manage Your Business|
Two hour seminar on using Google products to build an dmanage your business.
||Allison Krauss and Union Station Entertain at Floydfest|
July. 29-Allison Crouse and Union Station were the last act for Sunday's Floydfest 11. The spectators flocked the grounds and the stage for this headline group. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, Patrick County, VA.
||Canadian Skateboarder Killed on Squirrel Spur-Near Ararat, VA|
Jul. 27-A Canadian skateboarder died Friday when he was struck by a pick up truck in Patrick County, VA, on Squirrel Spur Road.
||Great Weather for Kibler River Run-Claudville|
Saturday was a great weather day for the 30th Annual River Run in beautiful Kibler Valley in Patrick County, VA.
||Kibler Valley River Run Set for Saturday July 28|
30th Annual Kibler Valley River Run will be held on Saturday, July 28 near Claudville, VA. Over 30 levels of competition. Admission $25.
||Blue Ridge Music Center Presents Country Boys and Slate Mt. Ramblers|
Patrick County, Virginia, is famous for its deep-rooted musical traditions.
You’ll understand why when you hear these two outstanding bands: The Slate Mountain Ramblers and the Country Boys on Saturday, July 28th at the Blue Ridge Music Center.
||Patrick County Music Association will perform at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church|
This Saturday, July 28th at 4:30pm, doors open at 4:00pm, the Music The Association will be performing at the Pentecostal Holiness Church instead of the usual location, The Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart. This change is due to the extreme heat. Donations Welcome.
||Sarah Reyburn the Featured Artist for July & August at The Reynolds Homestead|
The exhibition will open with a reception on Sunday, July 15th, from 2:00 till 3:30pm with refreshments to be served and the public is invited to view the show and meet the artist.
||Floydfest 11 Kicks Off on Thursday, July 26-Meadows of Dan|
Jul. 25-The 11th Annual Floydfest begins officially on July 26 adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway at about Milepost 170.5. Attendance is expected to reach 18,000 for the Thursday-Sunday Weekend. (July 26-29)
||Southern Living Magazine Announces VA State Peach Festival-August edition|
Southern Living Magazine has listed the Virginia State Peach Festival in their August Events calendar, Travel Around Your South page, Mid-Atlantic Edition.
||Patrick Chamber Has Tourism Info Table at Floydfest 11|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has a Tourism Information Table at the 2012 Floydfest Wednesday-Sunday, of this weekend.
||Fatal Crash Takes Life of Cynthia Winters On U. S. 58|
Jul. 24-Ms. Winters, age 73 of Stuart, was killed on Monday at the intersection of U. S. Route 58 and Academy Road, when she pulled in the path of a Tractor-Trailer.
||Demolition of Meadows of Dan Elementary School-Meadows of Dan|
Jul 26- Demolition began on the burned out Meadows of Dan School, Meadows of Dan, VA. See this story from Martinsville Bulletin.
||Request For Proposal Feasibility Study Pipeline Patrick County-VA|
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSFeasibility StudyNatural Gas PipelineThe Patrick County Economic Development Authority is soliciting proposals from qualified engineering providers for a feasibility study for the planning, construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline
||Peaches In Patrick County-Virginia Are In Season|
July 17-Beautiful peaches are being harvested in Patrick County, VA at this point in time. Not only beautiful, but tasty! Patrick County Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Virginia State Peach Festival in August.
||Moodys Affirms A2 Bond Rating for Patrick County Economic Development|
July 19-Reuters News Service -Moody's affirms A2 rating on The Economic Development Authority of Patrick County's (VA) lease revenue bonds. Moody's has also affirmed the A1 issuer rating on Patrick County.
||U. S. Senator Mark Warner Attends Martinsville Mustang Game|
U. S. Senator Mark Warner (and former Virginia Governor) attended the Martinsville Mustang game on July 20, 2012 which was the Patrick County night.
||Patrick County Night-Martinsville Mustangs-Free Tickets|
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is offering FREE tickets to the July 20 Martinsville Mustangs baseball game at Hooker Field in Martinsville. Game time: 7:05 PM
||CenturyLink News Release-Low Income Assistance-High Speed Internet|
CenturyLink announces low-income assistance programs for qualifying consumers to obtain voice and high speed Internet services
||Enjoying Lover's Leap Overlook-Near Stuart, VA|
Enjoying Lover's Leap Overlook! July is a big month for tourist coming to Patrick County, VA. One of the most frequented places is the Lover's Leap Overlook, on U. S. Route 58, West of Stuart, VA.
||Fitness In Town (FIT)-Virginia Cooperative Extension Fitness Training.|
Does walking or running a mile seem impossible to you? Have you had the goal of training for a 5K on your bucket list? Would you like to be part of a group that has fun and gets fit at the same time?
||WHEO Friday Night Jamboree in The Historic Star Theatre in Stuart|
Doors Open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm with Door Prizes to be given away. Featuring The Country Boys. $5.00 at the door. This event is sponsored by River Community Bank and Lowes Foods, Stuart Tire and Auto Center, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and The Star Theatre. See you there!
||Mt. Airy Granite Prized Nationwide-Mt. Airy, NC|
Jul 16-WRAL news does picture story on the Mt. Airy Granite Quarry, which is the largest Open Faced Granite Quarry in the world. The town of Mt. Airy is next door to Patrick County, Va.
||Farm Fresh Winefest-Stanbury Winery-Stuart|
Stanburn Winery near Stuart, VA will have a fresh farm winefest on Saturday, July 21, 2012, featuring wine tasting, music and local farmers. Music by Montana Young and Rye Cove. 12 noon-6pm
||Meals Tax On Patrick County November Ballot|
The proposed meals tax will be on the November ballot for residents to consider this new proposal by Patrick County Board of Supervisors.
||River Community Bank Becomes Major Sponsor-VA State Peach Festival|
River Community Bank of Stuart, VA has become a Major Sponsor for the 2012 Virginia State Peach Festival. Pictured here is Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce receiving the check from Monica Gravely, from the Stuart office.
||Local Artist Greg Arens Has Joined the Patrick Chamber|
Local artist, Greg Arens of Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce as an Individual Artist.
||VDOT Roadwork Underway in Patrick County July 10-13th|
The following road projects will be underway during the week of July 10-13th. Route 626 (Abram Penn Highway) will be closed to through traffic at its intersection with Route 697 (Via Orchard Road). This is necessary to perform a bridge deck replacement over Spoon Creek.
||Extending Deadline for Sealed Bids for Woolwine DeHart Park|
Bids to Clear-Cut track #3. Bid on chipping also. The timber is on a 87.322 acres. To be cut. Please send sealed bids to Woolwine DeHart Park at P.O.Box Box 165, Woolwine, VA 24185. Bids taken till July 13th
||Congressman Griffith Speaks on Health Care Action by US Congress|
Congressman Morgan Griffith speaks about the action by US Congress on the Health Care repeal on July 11, 2012.
||Rick Ward has been appointed as Interim Director of Blue Ridge Regional Library|
Mr. Ward has been branch librarian of Patrick County's Library since 2006 and prior to that he served as both assistant reference librarian and reference supervisor at the Martinsville branch.
||Reynolds Homestead Electric Restored-Critz|
The Reynolds Homestead reports that the electric power has been restored after several days without power.
||Congressman Griffith's Weekly Newsletter-July 9|
The June Jobs Report
The latest jobs report is not good. In June, U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs. About one-third of the jobs gained were in temporary help agencies.
||News Release-Stuart Farm Market-July 9|
The Stuart Farmer's Market is one of the contestants in the 2011 America's Favorite Farmers Market Contest.
||Symposium's Planned for Martinsville & Danville|
Thinking Around the Corner: Five Trends in 50 Minutes
The Danville Regional Foundation, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Harvest Foundation, and New College Institute have partnered to bring Rebecca Ryan to Southern Virginia on July 17 and 18.
||Wayside Bluegrass Festival-Stuart-VA - July 11-14|
The annual Stuart Wayside Bluegrass Festival kicks off on Wednesday, July 11 and runs through July 14 near Stuart, VA.
||Honduras Coffee Shop Has New Ownership-Staurt-Va|
Local personality, Becky Kipreos, has taken over operation of the Honduras Coffee Shop (retail) on North Main Street in Stuart, VA, effective July 1st.
||Sunset Manor Apartments Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Sunset Manor Apartments on Pine Street, Stuart, Va, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Welcome!
||Pioneer Community Hospital Hires a News Adminsitrator|
Jeanette Filpi is the new administrator and we welcome her to the Stuart area. She assumed her role to this position on June 25th and brings diverse skills and talent to the facility.
||Fireworks Show At DeHart Park-Stuart|
July 4- The DeHart Park put on a great fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012. Photo by Tom Bishop
||Red Cross Supported 27 Cooling Shelters In VA Mountains|
See Message from American Red Cross: Your Red Cross has supported 27 cooling shelters throughout Virginia Mountain Region
||Gov. McDonnell Issues Update On VA Recovery From June Storms|
Governor McDonnell Issues July 4 Update on Virginia’s Recovery from June’s Historic Derecho Storm. Power outages decrease to 176,928 customers statewide; storm-related fatalities increase to 12
||Heartwood Center Covered by Washington Times|
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - Appalachian Chronicles by Lisa King WYTHE COUNTY, Va.,July 1, 2012 — Imagine a 21st century “Foxfire” combined with a dynamic regional entrepreneurial gateway and you have Heartwood,
||New Postmaster at Stuart, VA|
Missy Prillaman has just been assigned as the new Postmaster in Stuart, VA. She is from Henry, Virginia.
||Appalachian Power Says Patrick Still Has 869 Without Power|
Appalachian Power is reporting 134000 outages in Virginia.
||Windy Hill Orchards-Ararat- Plans Independence Day Fireworks|
Windy Hill Orchards of Ararat, VA will have fireworks, drinks and refreshments on Tuesday, July 3rd, in the orchard at 6:00p. m. Public invited.
||Everyday in July 4 Play & Only 3 Pay at Gordon Trent Golf Course|
Everyday after 2:00pm, a game of golf for 4 people and you pay for 3.
*Tee times are required by calling the golf shop at 276-694-3805.
Golf cart rental is required for all players. Dewey Hinnant, golf professional, will be available for instruction. See you there!
||National College President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award|
SALEM, VA - National College President Frank Longaker received the Imagine America Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his 40 years of service
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Speaks on Supreme Court Ruling|
June 28-U. S. Congressman Morgan Griffith speaks out on the Supreme Court ruling on the new Health Care law.
||Groundbreaking For US Route 58 Widening Project-Laurel Fork|
The official groundbreaking for construction of the 8.2 mile segment of four lane U. S. Route 58, costing $120 million was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2011 at Laurel Fork, VA.
||Logging Truck Wrecks on U. S. Rt. 58 West of Stuart-VA|
A logging truck wrecked on U. S. Route 58 just West of the Town of Stuart, VA on Monday morning about 9:30am. Responding was the Stuart Fire Department and JEB Stuart Rescue Squad.
||Billy Martin of Stuart-VA Stock Car Driver Franklin Co. Speedway|
June 23-Patick Countian, Billy Martin story in Roanoke Times
||Red-White-And Blueberries Celebration-Stuart Farmers Market|
Red, White and Blueberries Celebration this Friday June 29th at the Stuart Farmers Market. Downtown Stuart just off Patrick Avenue.
||Nelson Auto Selling Cars at Stuart-VA Wal-Mart Park Lot|
Nelson Automotive Family is selling new cars in the big tent at the Stuart, VA Wal-Mart again.
||US Congressman Morgan Griffith Speaks on Immigration Issue|
US Congressman Morgan Griffith, 9th District Virginia, has spoken out on the ruling by the Supreme Court on the Arizona Immigration case.
||Sensational Summer Dining at Primland |
Offering their Brunch every Sunday from 11:00am-2:00pm in Elements with a cost of $29.00 per person (tax & gratuity not included) and children 10 and under dine free. Reservations requested. Call 276-222-3800 for reservations or for more information.
||Stuart Communications Becomes Major Sponsor-VA State Peach Festival|
Stuart Communications, a US Cellular dealer in Stuart, VA has become a Major Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival. In this photo is Tom Bishop, Executive Director Patrick County Chamber, Debbie Dehart Owner and Lauren Cruise, Store Manager.
||We are Changing the Flavor of the Business, But NOT the Coffee at Honduras Coffee Shop|
Under NEW Management beginning July 4th, located at 121 North Main St., Stuart, VA. Same Menu, Same Great Smoothies & Frozen Drinks, PLUS: Homemade cakes, cookies and cream puffs by Ingrid Caldwell of Gingerbread Creations.
||Patrick County Music Association Jamboree-Today|
Doors Open at 4:00pm-Music begins at 4:30pm. At the Stuart Rotary Building on Woodland Drive. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs
||Patrick County Represented in Eat and Explore-Virginia Recipe Book|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has contracted to participate in the new Virginia Cookbook, "Eat and Explore Virginia" for the year 2012
||Cana Man Arrested In Ararat Store Robery|
Nicholas Payne, age 20, of 1029 Wards Gap Road was taken into custody by the Patrick County Sheriff's Office in connection with the robbery of Blue Mountain Petroleum in Ararat.
||Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes-Patrick County-Virginia|
Fron The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide. See this link: http://www.virtualblueridge.com/news-and-events/news-711.asp. Learn about Patrick County.
||Angie's Nail Salon Offers Special Pricing-Stuart|
$40.00 will get you the 'chair'. For a pedicure and nails, that is. Stop in and see Angie and go to the back of the store for all your guitar needs. June 15-30
||Dinner and Movie at The Reynolds Homestead-Critz|
Travel back to 1981 to re-enjoy (or enjoy for the first time) “Chariots of Fire,” the Academy Award Winning film that depicts the true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
||Monday Farmer's Market at Fairy Stone State Park to OPEN June 18th|
Located at the Allied Picnic Shelters from 6:00-8:30pm and will be held each Monday evening until the growing season ends. Local Farmers, beekeepers, and bakers will offer their products for sale to cabin guest, campers and the nearby communities.
||Slate's Offers $6 Weekday Lunch Specials-Downtown Stuart|
Slate's Homestyle Restaurant in Downtown Stuart, VA is now offering $6.00 weekday lunch specials that includes 2 sides and beverage. Locally Owned and Operated!
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Pass 2012-2013 Budget|
On June 11, 2012, the Patrick County Board of Supervisors passed the annual budget for approximately $39,000,000. They allocated $7,365,000 to the Patrick County Board of Education
||Virginia's Covered Bridge Festival-Woolwine|
The 8th Covered Bridge Festival will be held in Woolwine, VA on Saturday, June 16th from 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free. Music, Crafters and Food Vendors.
||Summer Fun for Kids - "Kids On The Move"|
Looking for Some Healthy Summer Fun? Virginia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences with help from Patrick County Parks and Recreation.
||Meeting at Meadows of Dan School-Building Committee-Meadows of Dan|
Special meeting at 6:30pm today (June 12) at Meadows of Dan School. Building Commitee and School Planning committee.
||Look At Those Tomatoes Hanging On The Vine-Ararat-Virginia|
Pictured here are tomatoes hanging on the vine in beautiful Ararat, VA (Patrick County) soon to be picked by Marshall Farms.
||Les Moore to Play for the August 17 VA State Peach Festival.|
Les Moore of Patrick Springs, VA and his band will be playing at the Virginia State Peach Festival Music Celebration on Friday, August 17, at DeHart Park, Stuart, VA. He specializes in jazz and blues. (Photo by Gary Plaster)
||Gov McDonnell Signs Legislatioin to Encourage Investment in Small Business|
Jun. 6-Governor McDonnell (VA) has signed some new legislation to encourage Investment in small businesses.
||CenturyLink Plans For Severe Weather With Stuart|
This message is from CenturyLink, contact: Simone AlleyFOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Simone Alley 434-971-1064,
||Floyd County Receives $800000 for Innovation Center|
Floyd County, VA has received $800,000 for their Economic Development Authority from the Department of Commerce to build an Innovation Center for future High-Tech businesses.
||Harvest Foundation Provides $250000 for Marina Project-Philpott|
The Harvest Foundation has provided $250,000 as the final piec eof financing needed for a $800,000 marina project at Philpott Lake.
||New College Institute Proposes to Build 3 Story Academic Facility|
The New College Insitute proposes to build a 3 story academic facility in Martinsville, VA, which would be used for classes as well as for community activities.
||Patrick County Jobless Rate Goes to 7.2% For April|
Patrick County unemployment went to 7.2% for April, 2012. It was at 8.0% in March, 2012.
||Susan Taylor Named As New Patrick County Registar-Stuart|
Susan Turman Taylor has been appointed to the position of County Registrar by the Patrick County Board of Supervisors. She replaces Dianna Vipperman who retired after 10 years of service
||CenturyLink Becomes Major Sponsor for VA State Peach Festival|
CenturyLink has become a Major Sponsor for the VA State Peach Festival for 2012. Pictured here is Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber receiving a check from Anthony Porch, local representative of Century Link.
||Joe and Denise Clark Presented Clean Water Farm Award|
The Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District presented Joe and Denise Clark with the 2011 Virginia Clean Water Farm Award
||Rolling Thunder Race Track Opens Again-Ararat|
Rolling Thunder Race Trace on Friends Mission Road, Ararat, VA (Patrick County) has re-opened. See schedule of operations below.
||Stuart Beach Music Festival Continues to Be Popular-Stuart, VA|
The Stuart, VA Beach Festival is celebrating 31 years at the Wayside Park this weekend, including Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 7, 8 & 9
||Peach Festival Will Have Peach Cook-Off Contest|
The Virginia State Peach Festival will hold a "cook-off" competition, with The Reynolds Homestead hosting this event. Winners to be announced on Friday evening, August 17, at DeHart Park celebration
||Joe Tennis-Author Makes Appearance at Highland Games|
Joe Tennis of the Bristol Herald (VA) and author of "Beach To Bluegrass" was a guest of the JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust on June 2, for the Scottish Highland Games.
||Scottish Highland Games Held At Laurel Hill-Ararat|
The Scottish Highland Games were held at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
||Patrick County Unemployment Goes To 7.4% May 2012|
June 28-Patrick County’s unemployment rate increased slightly, from 7.2 percent in April to 7.4 percent in May. Both rates were an improvement over the May 2011 rate of 9.0 percent, the data show
||Peach Pageant Planned for August 11-2012-Star Theatre-Stuart|
The 8th Annual Peach Pageant will be held on August 11, 2012, 2:00pm at the Historic Star Theatre, in downtown Stuart, VA. Contact the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for entrant forms.
||Peaches In Patrick County-Ararat|
May 30- Peaches will start to come in Patrick County, VA, as we head into early June and July. These are Early Indian gling stone red peaches, picked at Windy Hill Orchards today.
||Memorial Service-Patrick Memorial Gardens-Stuart|
America's war dead including the 171 Patrick Countians who have lost their lives in all of the nation's wars were respectfully remembered during the annual Memorial Day Service at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart Wednesday afternoon.
||Beach Festival Tickets On Sale at Patrick Chamber-Stuart|
2012 Beach Festival Tickets are on sale at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office in Stuart, VA, 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA 24171. Telephone: 276-694-6012
||Bid Invitation for The Dan River Park Multi-Use Trail-Ararat|
Sealed BIDS for the above mentioned trail will be received at the office of Tom Rose, Patrick County Administrator, until 10:00am local prevailing time on June 20th, 2012 and then at the said office publicly opened and read aloud.
||Clement's Cherry Orchard Opens on May 22nd-Ararat-Virginia|
Clement's Cherry Orchard will open for business on Tuesday, May 22nd. The hours are 9am-7pm, Monday - Saturday. This is a U-Pick orchard.
||Marshall Farms of Ararat-VA Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Marshall Farms of Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They specialize in fresh local grown vegetables and corn meal.
||Golf Tournament-June 1st-BallyHack Golf Club-Roanoke|
Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway Golf Classic, Roanoke, VA at Ballyhack Golf Club. June 1st.
||Windy Hill Pick Your Own Orchards-Cherry Pickin'-May24|
Windy Hill Orchards will be open for cherry picking starting Thursday, May 24, 2012. Come see Debbe and Jay Noonkester.
||Patrick Music Association Jamboree-May 26-Stuart|
The Patrick County Music Association will hold it's monthly Jamboree on Saturday, May 26 in the Stuart Rotary Building, 420 Woodland Dr., Stuart, VA. starting at 4pm.
||Living History - Phyllis Stump|
Come see this historical drama by Phyllis Stump, illustrating a Patrick and Carroll County mid-wife. May 26 at 1:00pm, at The Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA.
||Memorial Weekend at Dominion Valley Park-May 25th, 26th, and 27th|
Bring your lawn chairs because the singing is outdoors. Food is available and shelters are available in case of rain. The event is sponsored by Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
||Town of Stuart Recognized for Water Treatment Quality-Stuart|
The Town of Stuart, VA has been recognized by the Virginia Dept. of Health with a 2011 Silver Award, for Water Treatment Plant Performance Award for Excellence in Filtration and Backwash.
||The 7th Annual-Hit and Miss Engine Show-Meadows of Dan|
This Memorial Weekend, May 26th & 27th, from 10:00am till 5:00pm,
held in Mountain Meadows Farm at 84 Concord Rd. Meadows of Dan, VA. Music, crafts, and heritage demonstrations of antique engines. A Family Event for more information call: Sue Shelor at 276-952-5568
||Stuart Farm Market Produces Superb Vegetables-Stuart|
On Friday's, the Stuart Farmer's Market is a showplace for local grown fruits and vegetables. Including, grass fed beef, lamb, pork chops and sausage
||Geneva Foley Named Mother Of The Year by Patrick Springs Ruritans.|
Mrs. Geneva Foley of Spring Road in Patrick Springs, VA is named "Mother of The Year" on May 10 by the Patrick Springs Ruritan Club. Pictured to her left is JoAnn Clement and on her right, David Clement.
||Notice of Public Hearing: Board of Supervisors and Ordinance Entitled|
"Rabies Control Ordinance". The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on June 11th, 2012 at 6:30pm or as soon thereafter as practicable, in the Board Room on the third floor of the Administration Building.
||Scottish Highland Games Set for June 2nd-Ararat, VA|
JEB Stuart's Birthplace, Laurel Hill, is the site of the 2012 Scottish Highland Games in Ararat, VA (Patrick County)
||Mountain Rose Inn is accepting applications from the Woolwine Area residents|
Looking for an outgoing, mature individual who strives to excellence and is willing to do whatever job needs doing at the Inn. Part time duties are mostly housekeeping, some light cooking/food preparation and attending to our guest.
||Woolwine Covered Bridge Festival to be held on Saturday, June 16th|
The festival will commence with opening ceremonies at 10:00am at Smith River Church of the Brethren's outdoor shelter. Event locations include Bob White and Jacks Creek Covered Bridges adjacent to Route 8
||New Visitor Center Banners Installed at Meadows of Dan|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has installed new Visitor Center Banners at Meadows of Dan. 4 banners are on display in the parking lot near Meadows Mercantile and Christmas In The Meadows.
||Letter From Del. Charles Poindexter|
May 18- See this letter from Del. Charles Poindexter, Glade Hill, VA
||Nunn Memorials of Pilot Mountain Joins Patrick Chamber|
Nunn Memorials of Pilot Mountain, NC has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They have locations in Claudville, VA and Pilot Mt., NC.
||TransAmerica Auto Tour Travels Through Patrick County|
WDBJ TV reported on May 10 about the Auto Tour coming through Halifax County, VA by professional drivers from Great Britain and Europe. Meadows of Dan businesses has them visit them on the same day.
||C & N Meats Open For Business-Main Street-Stuart|
C & N Meats is now open for business on 135 North Main Street, Stuart, VA. Owner is Jeff Martin. Telephone: 694-2516 or 694-2517.
||Bike Ride For Kids-Lee's Kar-Go-Claudville|
Registration 9am, Departure 10:30am
Annual Benefit Bike Ride for the Kids. Registration $20 per bike and includes free T-shirt. Lunch provided.
||Wreck On Lover's Leap Mountain Near Stuart-Driver ID Unknown|
A one car vehicle wreck on Lover's Leap Mountain, U. S. Route 58, just beyond the overlook, resulted in serious injury to a Hispanice mail driving a Ford Taurus.
||Del. Charles Poindexter-Will Speak At Star Theatre-Stuart|
May 14-Del. Charles Poindexter, R-Franklin, Patrick, Henry, will hold a town halll meeting at the Star Theatre, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 5:30pm. This is open to the Chamber membership and general public.
||Plans for the 8th Annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival are Underway|
The event will be held on Saturday, June 16th in Woolwine from 10:00am till 4:00pm and offers an enjoyable family day. The Festival is hosted and manned by volunteers from the Woolwine Ruritan Club, Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department and Smith River Rescue Squad.
||Flame Azalea In Full Bloom-Blue Ridge Parkway|
The Flame Azalea is in full bloom on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Rocky Knob Campground. Photo taken on May 11, 2012 by Tom Bishop
||Primland Named To Top World's Resorts-Meadows of Dan|
Meadows of Dan, VA – The Robb Report, one of America’s most prestigious luxury magazines, this month named Primland, Virginia’s supernatural wonder, as one of its top 100 resorts in the world.
||CenturyLink Recognizes Technician Appreciation Week|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has designated the week of May 7 as “Technician Appreciation Week” to thank its more than 13,500 technicians nationwide
||A Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Supplies for Homes and Business|
The Commonwealth's Tax-Free shopping week is for May 25th through the 31st. This is for Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness for businesses to help with the purchases such as: batteries, fire extinguishers, storm shutter divices, portable generators and such. Good Time to Stock Up!
||Governor Signs Jobs Creation and Economic Development Legislation|
Martinsville-Gov. Bob McDonnell Cuts Ribbon at Grand Opening of ICF International; Employer and Brings Over 500 New Jobs to Region.
||It's Your Health-Take Charge of It! A Community Wellness Series at The Landmark Center|
Come Out and join Beth Spillman, M.S., with some Tai Chi & Seated Exercise Demonstrations and Mini Meditation and Dr. Bruce Deutsch will educate you on Beat Sugar & Wheat. You will 'Feel & Look Better' for attending this series to be held on Thursday, May 17th. See you there!
||National Park Service Seeking Concessionaire for Blue Ridge Parkway|
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The National Park Service wants one concessionaire to operate three properties along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina.
||Doe Run Farm Opens for Picking Strawberries-Ararat-VA|
The Puckett Family of Marigold Lane, Ararat has opened their farm for Pick Your Own Strawberries today, May 1st. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm
||Bald Eagle Photographed in Patrick County|
A bald eagle was photographed by Clayton Kendrick in Patrick County and is shown here in this photo.
||Three People Die In Auto Crash-Boones Mill|
3 people died in a 4 vehicle crash on U. S. 220 near Boones Mill, VA as reported by the Roanoke Times.
||National Park Service Is Soliciting For New Concessionaire|
The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a 10 year concession contract on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina.
||Blue Ridge Parkway Services Open For The Season|
Blue Ridge Parkway Campgrounds Will Open May 11. Mabry Mill opened the restuarant and gift shop on May 1st.
See this Associated Press story about the death of George Lindsey, the Andy Griffith Show "Goober".
||Cub Scouts Clean Up Lover's Leap Near Stuart-VA|
Cub Scout Pack 2611 Did Road Side Clean Up at Lover's Leap Overlook. Special thanks for these children and parents.
||Celebrate 'Derby Day' with the patrons at The Woodberry Inn|
Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 174.1, join Shep & Angie at post time with a lovely dinner and beverage and watch the Kentucky Derby coverage in the Woodberry Bar.
||Foothills Times Serving Patrick County-Virginia|
Foothills Times is a very colorful magazine distributed by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their business serves, Patrick County, Va, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Rockingham, Yadkin counties in NC and Carroll County, Va.
||Landmark Certified Master Gardener and Naturalist Workshop-Stuart|
The Landmark Center & Blue Ridge Nursing Center presents: Gerry Coggin, Certified Master Gardener & Naturalist who will offer 2 workshops on the latest Gardening Buzz for the Summer.
||National College of Martinsville Holds Spring Graduation|
MARTINSVILLE – On Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. the Martinsville Campus of National College will hold its graduation ceremony at Martinsville High School with special guest City of Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney Joan Ziglar.
||Patrick County Unemployment Goes to 8.8% February 2012|
Patrick County Unemployment went to 8.8% in the month of February, 2012.
||Patrick Board Of Supervisors Special Called Meeting-May 1st-Stuart|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting on May 1, 2012, 6:00pm, in 3rd Floor Courtroom, Veteran's Memorial Bldg., Rucker Street, Stuart, VA
||Nelson Auto Vehicle Sell Off-Wal-Mart Parking Lot-Stuart|
Nelson Auto of Martinsville and Henry County is holding a Vehicle Sell Off in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot, 19265 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA for 5 days, April 25-30, starting at 9am daily
||CenturyLink Receives Frost & Sullivan Award-Best LandLine Telephone Co.|
CenturyLink has received the Frost & Sullivan 2011 U. S. Consumer's Choice Award for the best Landline Telephone Service Provider.
||Primland Listed As One of Top 100 Resorts|
Primland has been honored as one of Robb Report’s Top 100 Resorts! We’re proud to say that Primland Resort is among the elite group worthy of this title.
||Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Rescheduled Concert Date is May 24th|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce still has tickets available for Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, who will have the distinction of opening the popular 'Rooster Walk Music Festival in Martinsvill.
||Chamber After Hours At Primland-Meadows of Dan|
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce membership will hold Business After Hours at Primland, May 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Members only! RSVP required.
||Ribbon Cutting Held At Patrick Building Supply-Stuart|
Ribbon Cutting was held at Patrick Bldg. Supply, Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart. On Friday, April 20. Owner Scott Moore, is in the middle cutting the ribbon. On his right is Tommy Perguson, Store Manager.
||Patrick County Music Jamboree-Stuart. Saturday|
April 21st. Doors open at 4pm. Music begins at 4:30pm. Free. Bring folding chairs. Concessions available.
||Virginia Passes Budget-Richmond|
Apr. 18-RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate passed a two-year $85 billion budget on Wednesday, more than a month late, as a pair of senators took U-turns — one figuratively, another literally
||Gov. McDonnell's Legislative Amendments Received Support|
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell’s legislative amendments received broad support during the reconvened session of the 2012 General Assembly as the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia approved 88 percent of the amended bills the governor sent down. The General Assembly also upheld all of the
||Arson Suspected in Forest Fire in Patrick County, VA|
Forest fires suspect cause is arson. According to VA Forestry Dept. See news reports on WSLS TV 10 and WXII TV 12, April 17, 2012. 125 acres of fire was had in Patrick County, VA on April 9.
||Arson Suspected in Patrick County Wild Fire|
Officials suspect arson in Patrick County blaze. A reward of $2,000 has been offered for leads after a 125-acre fire was ignited in Stuart last week.
||Fiber Artist Does Story About Peaches The Bear-Patrick County, VA|
Traveling artist writes story about Peaches the bear at Lovers Leap Mountain, VA.
||Home Burns In Claudville-Hatcher's Chapel Rd|
A residential dwelling on Hatcher's Chapel Road, Claudville, VA burned last evening. This was a rental dwelling, in which no one was currently living there.
||Laurel Hill Is Site of Regional Masonic Lodge Gathering-Ararat|
Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, was the site of the regional (5 state) gathering of the Masonic Order on Saturday, April 14, 2012, Ararat, VA.
||Fairystone Vol Fire Dept. Builds New Building-Stuart|
Fairystone Volunteer Fire Department has built a new fire station. Photo by Tom Bishop, April, 2012
||Customer Service Workshop - FREE-PH Community College-Stuart|
A free customer service workshop will be offered at Patrick Henry Community College this spring. The workshop will be held at the Patrick County Site on 212 Johnson Street, Stuart, Virginia, 24171.
||Angie Cummings Opens Nail Salon in Stuart-Virginia|
Angie's Nail Salon opens for business, on Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA, accross the street from Sun Trust Bank. They have just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||Patrick County Unemployment Improved to 8.8% for February|
The Patrick County, VA jobless rate improved from Jan. 2012 of 9.1% to Feb. 2012 of 8.8%.
||Public Notice of Proposed Six-Year Highway Plan Construction|
VDOT and the Board of Supervisors of Patrick County will conduct a joint public hearing on the third floor of the Veteran's Memorial Building located in Stuart, Virginia at 6:30pm on Monday, April 23, 2012.
||Martinsville Bulletin Does Story on Wildfire in Stuart, VA|
See this reference from the Martinsville Bulletin, covering the brush-forest fire near Stuart, VA.
||Forest Fires Near Stuart-Virginia|
Forest fires broke out near Stuart, VA in Patrick County on April 10, 2012 approximately 1:00pm, adjacent to U. S. Route 58 4-lane, JEB Stuart Highway, just West of Stuart.
||WHEO Jamboree-Lone Ivy String Band & True Life Travelers|
Come to the Friday night WHEO Jamboree at the Star Theatre, on April 13, Music begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. $5 at the door.
||Congressman Griffith's Weekly Newsletter-Washington|
Here is the weekly newsletter from Congressman Morgan Griffith, 9th District of Virginia.
||Dry Pond Cafe Featured in Blue Ridge Country Magazine-Stuart|
Shvonda Cockram owner of Dry Pond Cafe is interviewed by Blue Ridge Country Magazine and given great comments.
||Tuggles Gap Restaurant Covered by Blue Ridge Country Magazine|
Cheri Baker, Owner of Tuggles Gap Restuarant and Motel, Floyd, VA is interviewed by Blue Ridge Country Magazine.
||Chamber Business After Hours-Patrick Bldg. Supply-Stuart-April 19|
Chamber members are invited to Business After Hours at Patrick Building Supply, 20471 JEB Stuart Highway, East of the Town of Stuart, Thursday, April 19, 5:30pm. RSVP.
||Red Bank Ruritan Meeting In Claudville|
Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville gives report on their April 3, 2012 monthly meeting.
||Walter Payne of Deer Run Campground Dies-Woolwine|
Business owner, Walter C. Payne, of Deer Run Campground, Woolwine, VA passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart, VA.
||Gov. Baliles Named Hunter B. Andrews Fellow|
Patrick County native and former Governor, Gerald Baliles has been named the 2012 Hunter B. Andrews Distinguished Fellow in American Pilitics at the College of William & Mary.
||House Fire - Willis Road-Meadows of Dan community|
Fire call just went out asking for Patrick and Carroll County fire fighters to deal with residential home fire on Willis Rd., near Meadows of Dan, VA. 9:45am, April 3, 2012.
||C & N Meats To Open On Main Street-Stuart, VA|
C & N Meats, operated by Jeff Martin will open on 135 North Main Street, Stuart, VA 24171 on April 10, 2012. This is a new business venture and should be popular.
||Hickory Landmark's Society Tours Laurel Hill-Ararat|
Hickory Landmark's Society of Hickory North Carolina, toured Laurel Hill (Birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA) on Saturday, March 31, 2012, which is National Civil War Park Day.
||State Budget Includes $500,000 For Meadows of Dan School-Richmond|
Mar. 27-Richmond-Virginia Senate passes budget bill, with a provision for providing $500,000 toward replacement of the Meadows of Dan Elementary School in Meadows of Dan, VA.
||BREAKING NEWS! Concert for Cpl. J. B. Kerns Postponed|
Mar. 30-The planned concert fund raiser for Cpl. J. B. Kerns has been postponed due a car accident by Movie Star Gary Senise.
||Cpl. J. B. Kerns Says Impossible Is Not In His Vocabulary|
Mar. 27-Bethesda, MD-"Say I won't." U.S. Marine Cpl. Joshua Benjamin "J.B." Kerns has adopted from popular culture this three-word phrase of defiance and pride.
||Patrick County Experiences Severe Hail Storm on March 24|
Patrick County, VA experienced a severe hail storm on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the communities of Meadows of Dan, Woolwine, Fairystone and Ararat. Photos by Clayton Kendrick.
||Stanburn Winery Re-Opens on Saturday, March 31-Stuart|
Opening hours will be 12 noon til 6:00pm on Saturday. 1-5pm on Sunday, dates are March 31-April 1. Public invited!
||Patrick Unemployment Went to 9.1% for January, 2012.|
In Patrick County, the 9.1 percent jobless rate for January 2012 was 0.5 percent higher than December’s rate of 8.6 percent and 2.1 percent less than the January 2011 rate of 11.2 percent.
||Exciting Time Of Year for Patrick County, Virginia|
Southern Virginia web site, does story about Spring events in Patrick County, Virginia. www.workitsova.com
||Sensational Spring Golf Packages offered at Primland|
Bring a foursome to play during the month of April when 'greens fees' are only $125.00 per round, including a cart. Several other 'packages', such as a Eight Round Cool Down and Unlimited Play are available also. Call 888-546-2483 to make reservations and for more information.
||Concert For Cpl. Josh Kerns - Tickets Available - Martinsville|
To help build JB a home, Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band--named after his Lt. Dan character--will perform a concert on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Martinsville H.S. in Martinsville.
||Patrick Co. Music Association Jamboree-Stuart-March 24|
The regular monthly jamboree will be held at Rotary Field, Woodland Dr., Stuart, VA with gates opening at 4:00pm. Headlining the event is Johnny and Jeanette Williams. FREE
||Primland Star Gazing Weekend March 30-31-Meadows of Dan|
Price, $120 per person per night. Includes reception and dinner with Dr. Holly Gilbert, Solar Physcist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, concluding with tour of the universe.
||Dan River Park Holds Memorial Golf Tournament-Mt. Airy, NC|
The Dan River Park, of Ararat, VA will hold a golf tournament, Fred D. Smith Memorial, at Cross Creek Country Club, Mt. Airy, NC. Date, May 3, 2012, 9:00am Tee Off. Rain date is May 10.
||Patrick Seeking Bids on Installation of EMC Tower|
Invitation to bid on removal of equipment and installation/erection of Emergency Management Communication (EMC) tower, near Mt. Airy, NC, which will serve Patrick County, VA.
||Free Seminar-Financial for Children-Stuart-Landmark Center|
FREE SEMINAR at the beautiful LANDMARK CENTER in Stuart, VA.
227 Landmark Drive, April 3rd, 2012 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments. Yes you can raise financially aware kids!
||Letter From Del. Charles Poindexter-Richmond|
The 2012 General Assembly Session is winding down, and I look forward to returning home to the 9th District in a few days. My primary focus this Session has centered on the 2012-2014 Budget
||Spring Community Events-Landmark-Stuart|
Here are the Spring events at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Dr., Stuart, VA. for March, April, May and June
||Primland Listed as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary|
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, endorsed by the U.S. Golf Association, awards this certification to golf courses that preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources.
||Woman Killed On Hatcher's Chapel Rd.-Claudville|
Sharon Denise Bassett, age 50, was killed Friday afternoon when her 2005 Nissan Sentra ran off of Rt 645 (Hatcher's Chapel Rd.) Claudville, VA about 1 p.m. Friday and struck a utility pole.
||Gov. McDonnell Announces All Time High Level of Agricultural Exports|
Mar. 13-RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that agricultural exports from Virginia reached an all-time high level in 2011, surpassing the previous record set in 2009.
||Virginia Unemployment Falls to 5.8%-See Gov. McDonnell Report|
Mar. 13-RICHMOND â€“ During a visit to James River Air Conditioning, Inc. in Richmond this morning, Governor Bob McDonnell and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling highlighted jobs and economic development success in VA.
||Jr. Beta Club-Hardin Reynolds School Picks Trash-Patrick County|
The Junior Beta Club of Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, Critz, VA dis a trash pick up on Dogwood Road, near Patrick Springs, VA on Friday, March 9, 2012.
||New Cell Tower Old Well Road-Henry County|
A new monopole cell tower has been constructed on Old Well Road in Henry County, not far from the Patrick County Line.
||Vanderbilt Students Build Split Rail Fence-Meadows of Dan|
Some Vanderbilt University students volunteered to assist the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway to build a new split rail fence at the Meadows of Dan exit of the Parkway, March 5-7, 2012.
||Congressman Griffith's Newsletter-Washington|
While Republicans in Congress have attempted to find practical solutions to this growing crisis, President Obamaâ€™s â€œsolutionâ€� is to put more Washington bureaucrats in charge and cut billions out of Medicare.
||Patrick County Represented at Martinsville Trade Show|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce represented Patrick County at the annual Fast Track Trade Show in Martinsville, VA March 6-7, 2012.
||Charles Poindexter Report from VA General Assembly-Richmond|
The General Assemblyâ€™s Regular Session ended Saturday night. By then, we had completed action on all bills for the year except one, the Budget bill.
||Infinity Acres Voted By Virginia Living As One of Best Summer Camps|
Infinity Acres has been voted by Virginia Living readers as one of the Best Summer Camps in Southwestern Virginia.
||Woolwine Elementary Selected As School of Educational Excellence|
Mar. 2-On Friday, March 2, 2012, Dr. Roger Morris, Patrick County Superintendent, and Mr. Bobby Mangrum, School Board Chairman came to present a banner and certificate to everyone at Woolwine Elementary
||FARM Team Expect Unexpected Music-Mary Jo and Charlie Leet|
The F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M. is an acronym for the Free Alliance of Recalcitrant Musicians
Totally Eclectic About Music. Team members all live in Patrick County, VA and include Mary Jo & Charlie Leet and Gayle & Rory McTighe.
||Congressman M. Griffith Weekly Newsletter-Washington|
On Thursday, February 23rd, Virginia and our nation lost a true hero. Sergeant T.J. Conrad â€“ just 22 years old â€“ was killed in action in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan.
||Fast Track Trade Show Begins Mar. 6-Martinsville|
The annual Fast Track Trade show begins Mar. 6 at the Clock Tower in Martinsville, VA. First night, Tuesday, is VIP night with only the exhibitors invited. Wednesday night, is open to the public.
||Vanderbilt Students Working on Volunteer Project-Blue Ridge Parkway|
12 Students from Vanderbilt University are working on a volunteer community project on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan, VA.
||Two New Positions Being Hired by Commonwealth Center for Advance Manufacturing|
Advanced Learning and Research regarding the two new positions CCAM plans to hire late spring.
||School Board Holds Public Hearing-Stuart, VA - Mar. 8|
Patrick County School Board holds Public Hearing - Stuart
6:30pm March 8, 2012 concerning the budget.
||Walrus Band To Play For August VA Peach Festival-Stuart|
The Walrus Band out of Greensboro, NC will play for the Virginia State Peach Festival August 17, 2012. Tickets $8 adult advance, $12 at gate. Chilren 12-under free.
||CenturyLink Offers Internet Basics for Low Income Consumers|
Mar 5-CenturyLink offers Internet Basics for low-income consumers.
||WARNING - Copper Theft In Patrick County and Martinsville|
Mar. 5-Martinsville-CenturyLink warns of copper theft in the Martinsville and Patrick County Area.
||GSI Commerce Expanding Will Provide 60 Jobs-Henry County|
Mar. 5-Richmond-Gov. McDonnell announces 60 jobs coming to Henry County with GSI Commerce expansion.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Reports from Richmond|
The General Assembly has the responsibility to pass the two-year Budget in even-numbered years, then adjust it in the second year of a biennium's odd-numbered years.
||Customer Service Workshop-Stuart-April 18-2012|
Well known speaker, Bobby Walker, of Virginia Tourism, will be the key speaker for the Customer Service Workshop on April 18, 2012 in Stuart, VA
||Daytona 500 Winning Car On Display-Wood Brothers Museum|
The wining Daytona 500 car from Feb. 2011, was on display at the Wood Brothers Race Museum, in Stuart, VA on Feb. 29 and Mar. 1 before going to the Ford Museum for permanent display
||Claudville, VA Mentioned in 4G Wi-Fi Technology Article|
Feb. 23-Super Wi-Fi field tests are already under way in four U.S. towns. In Claudville, Virginia, (Patrick County) for example, public-school students and local businesses in the 25-square-mile community
||Primland Offers Sunday Brunch-Meadows of Dan|
Primland will offering Sunday Brunch every Sunday in March, beginning March 4. 11am-2:00pm. $29 per person. Children 10 and under free.
||Patrick Chamber Announces Litter Pick Up Campaign-Patrick County, VA|
Feb. 21-The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has just announced the Spring Litter Pick Up campaign for Patrick County, VA
||Auction Surplus and Seized Property-Sheriff-Stuart|
Absolute auction of land, cars, trucks, and varioius kinds of equipment at Stuart's Rotary Field, Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. Starts at 10:00am, Saturday, March 3rd.
||Symposium Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy-Mar. 12-13|
On March 12-13, 2012, corresponding to the centennial dates of the trial of Mr. Floyd Allen, the first academic analysis of the Courthouse Tragedy will take place in the historic Hillsville courtroom.
||US Rt. 58 Tri-County & Laurel Fork, VA-Soliciting Bids|
Branch Highways of VA seeking Construction quotes for Surveying, Clearing, Maintenance of Trafic, Asphalt Milling, Asphalt Paving, Curb & Gutter, Seeding & Mulching, Erosion & Sediment Control Materials, Ready Mix Concrete, Guardrail, and much more.
||Congressman Griffith Weekly Report-Washington|
Feb. 27-Washington-"Over the last year, Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of speaking at more than twenty schools throughout the district. After introducing myself, I then open the floor for the students to ask questions."
||Charles Poindexter Report - Richmond|
Feb. 27- Richmond-The budget is the single most important bill produced by the General Assembly. I am honored to serve on the House Appropriations Committee
||Plant Center Growing at Danville's Institute|
Lady Astor Roses should be planted around Danville this spring.
â€œThese are probably one of the most fragrant roses Iâ€™ve smelled in a long time,â€� ISRR Director Barry Flinn told about 50 attendees
||Take A Leap To End Alzheimers|
Feb. 27-The Alzheimerâ€™s Association Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s is the nationâ€™s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimerâ€™s care, support and research programs.
||New Lodging Available- Mountain Get Away-Floyd|
The Wade family of Patrick County announces a new place of lodging on the border of Patrick County on Hope Road in Floyd County.
||Tuggles Gap Restaurant and Motel Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Tuggles Gap Restaurant and Motel of Floyd, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Disposal of Propane Cylinders-Spring Clean Up Campaign|
Feb. 23-Clark Gas and Oil of Stuart, VA is willing to be a disposable site for any propane cylinders. This is for those used for grills, RV and other usages.
||Valley Builders of Stuart-VA Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Valley Builders of Trot Valley Road, Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Custom home building/architectural design. This is a General Contractor that does remodeling and additions. Class A License. Since 1985.
||Patrick County Food Bank Joins Patrick County Chamber|
The Patrick County Food Bank has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Welcome! And glad to have you a part of this organization.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Reports on Senate and House-Richmond|
Feb. 21-Del. Charles Poindexter gives a public report on the Virginia Assembly goings on.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith's News Letter - Feb. 20|
Feb. 20-I had the distinct honor of speaking at the Pellissippi District of the Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America Awards Banquet in Abingdon on Saturday evening.
||30 New Jobs Added in Henry County-From Gov. McDonnell|
Feb. 20-RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Laminate Technologies (LamTech), a manufacturer of customized laminated panels and fabricated components, will invest in excess of $2 million
|| FREE Seminar - Preserving Family Assets-PH Community College-Stuart|
You are encouraged to attend the free seminar on "Preserving Family Assets With Long Term Care Insurance". Stuart, Va. March 15th, 6pm. CALL TO RSVP.
||Mayo River Clean Up February 18-Stuart|
A special project to clean up Mayo River near the Mayo River Trail, beginning at the T. J. George Memorial Bridge in Stuart, VA took place Feb. 18, 2012 starting the hed of Mayo River Trail.
||The Town of Stuart KICKS OFF Litter Cleanup TODAY!!|
A 'jump start' on cleaning up Patrick County's litter has started today with Terry Tilley informing The Chamber of Commerce of availability of the orange trash bags at the Stuart town office.
||Senator George Allen Tours Southwest Virginia|
Feb. 18-Former Senator George Allen, tours Southwest, VA and meets people in Abingdon, Martinsville, Stuart and Danville. Source Tricities.com. Photo by Tom Bishop
||Former Gov. George Allen Visits Stuart, VA|
Feb. 18-Stuart-Former Gov. George Allen (and former U. S. Senator) made a stop in Stuart, VA at W & W Produce to meet with local residents on Saturday afternoon
||Clearing Mayo River Flood Channel Underway-Stuart|
Work is underway to clear out the flood channel on the Mayo River near the Narrowflex Plant, just adjacent to South Main Street Stuart. This requires a lot of dirt hauling.
||Two Summer Camps Opening on Philpott Lake this Summer|
Starting June 21st through July 20th for all ages.
Complete information, includigna camp schedule and registration forms, are on the We R Indie website at www.werindie.org.
||Brown Edwards & Company Ranked By International Accounting Bulletin|
Brown Edwards & Company, L. L. P., is a member of the Leading Edge Alliance, recently ranked by International Accounting Bulletin as the 2nd largest international association of independent accounting firms in 2012
||Gov. McDonnell Puts Higher Education On Top of Budget Priorities|
Feb. 15-Richmond Times-Virginia governor put higher education at the top of his budget priorities. See letter from Director of Gov. McDonnell's PAC.
||Hillsville Courthouse Tragedy Dramatized-Hillsvile|
Admission price $15. Play written by Frank Levering. Dates are March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Reports From VA General Assembly-Richmond|
Feb. 14-Richmond. Del. Charles Poindexter reports on the busy week at the General Assembly in Richmond, VA for the week of Feb. 6-10.
||VA Chamber Reports on Legislative Priorities-Richmond|
State Chamber Director Reports on actions at the Virginia Assembly for 2012 session. Message from the Executive Director, Barry Duval
||Patrick County Sheriff's Office Auction Sale-March 3 at 10:00am-Stuart|
The Patrick County Sheriff's Office will conduct an auction to sale surplus and siezed equipment on March 3, 2012 beginning at 10:00am. Telephone for questions: 276-694-3161
||Congressman Griffith's Weekly Letter-Washington, DC|
Feb. 13- Washington, DC- Here is Congressman Morgan Griffith's weekly newsletter.
||Actor Gary Senise Shows for Press Conference-Martinsville Speedway|
Feb. 9 - Actor Gary Senise, who played Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump, made a public appearance at the Martinsville Race Track to honor injured Marine Cpl. Joshua B. Kerns of Ararat, VA
||Martinsville Concert to Raise Funds for Cpl. Joshua B. Kerns.|
Feb. 9-Martinsville, VA-Actor Gary Sinise will perform concert in Martinsville, VA on March 31, 2012 to raise funds for Cpl. J. B. Kerns a new log home on the banks of the Ararat River, Patrick County. News 7, Roanoke. VA
||CPL JB Kerns Honored With Parade by Patriot Guard-Martinsville|
Feb. 9-CPL J. B. Kerns, of Ararat, VA, was honored with a parade from the Blue Ridge Airport to the Martinsville Speedway and then a Press Conference with Movie Actor Gary Sinise announcing fund raiser.
||Tunnels To Towers Foundation Will Do Fund Raiser for J. B. Kerns|
The Stephen Siller, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, will conduct a fund raiser for CPL J. B. Kerns on March 31, 2012 at Martinsville High School, with the Lt. Dan Band, staring Gary Sinise
||Movie Star Will Help Raise Funds For New Home for Wounded Veteran|
Feb. 9 - At the Martinsville Speedway, movie star Gary Sinise, tells press of his plans to help Cpl. J. B. Kerns build a new home in Ararat, VA, Patrick County.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Del. Charles Poindexter of Glade Hill, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. He is Republican representing the- 9th District
(Counties of Franklin (part), Henry (part), and Patrick)
||Preston Ridge Winery Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
The Preston Ridge Winery (of Henry County) has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Lisa Martin at The Homestead Is Honored.|
CRITZ, VA (February 8, 2012)â€” Lisa Martin was selected for "Bull's Eye Award" by the Office of Outreach and International Affairs, Blacksburg, VA. Lisa is the Program coordinator at The Homestead
||Gov. McDonnell Reports Transportation Program Will Provide 3700 Jobs|
RICHMOND â€“ An analysis of 10 highway projects funded by Governor Bob McDonnellâ€™s 2011 $4 billion transportation program shows they will provide nearly 3,700 direct jobs
||Debbie's Catering Joins The Patrick Co. Chamber|
Debbie's Catering of Stoneville, NC has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Jane's Country Cafe Opening Soon-Meadows of Dan|
A new restuarant, Jane's Country Cafe, will be opening soon in the Meadows of Dan, VA business community next door to Poor Farmer's Market on Business Route 58
||Debbie's Catering of Stoneville, NC Joins Patrick Chamber|
Debbie's Catering of Stoneville, NC has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commnerce. the contact info is listed below.
||Del. Poindexter Reports on Agenda For Virginia Assembly|
The House dealt with a heavy agenda this week. Despite claims by some that the House is concentrating on social issues, firearms, and Voter ID bills, the emphasis continues to be on economic development, jobs, education
||Carter Bank Income Is Up by 32%|
Feb. 5-Local bank, Carter Bank and Trust, has reported a 32% increase in net income for fiscal year 2011.
||Floyd County Board Meeting on Feb. 14 Concerning Windmills|
The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will reconvene Feb. 14 to continue deliberating whether to keep industrial windmills out or permit them under tough regulations to protect residents and the environment.
||Patrick County Population Grows Slightly-Reported Feb. 2-2012|
Patrick Countyâ€™s population grew by eight-tenths of a percent between the 2010 census and July 1 of last year. It moved from 18490 to 18635, an increase of 145 people
||Patrick County Jobless Rate Goes To 8.6% in December 2011|
Patrick County also saw an increase, from 7.9 percent in November to 8.6 percent in December. The December rate was better than the year before, when unemployment in Patrick was 10.7 percent.
||Major Announcement About Josh Kerns-Martinsville Speedway-Feb. 9|
There will be a major announcement concerning Marine CPL J. B. Kerns, of Ararat, VA at the Martinsville, VA Speedway on February 9, 2012, at 10:30am
||Enter to Win $50 Gas Card - Clark Gas & Oil-Stuart|
We're having FUN in February! Share a story on our wall of your best/worst Valentine's Day date or gift and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gas card!
||Edward Jones Investments Gets Special Recognition-Virginia Business|
Virginia Business-A culture of partnershipâ€™Employeesâ€™ ideas are heard at Edward Jones Investments. The Patrick County, VA office of Ed Jones is on Patrick Avenue.
||Patrick Chamber Banquet Set for February 3-2012|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce annual membership banquet is set for Friday, February 3, 2012 at the J. D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart, VA. 6:30pm Call To Reserve a spot now!
||Rep. Morgan Griffith Reports From Washington|
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax announced that they have purchased, and will re-open, the old Webb factory and also expand their current facility. Roughly 115 new jobs will be created
||Lt. Gov. Bolling Cast Tie Breaker on Vote Prohibiting Force Union Contracts|
Jan. 31-RICHMOND â€“ Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today issued a statement on casting the tie-breaking vote in support of SB242
||News From Del. Charles Poindexter - Jan. 23|
Here is Del. Charles Poindexter's report to constituents for week 3 of the Virginia Assembly, January 23, 2012
||The Reynolds Homestead Brings New Opportunities for Learning-Critz|
Reynolds Homestead, located in Critz, VA (Patrick County) brings new opportunities for learning and research.
||Best of Patrick County Magazine Getting Ready For First Edition|
Luis Garcia is reporting the Best of Patrick County Magazine is getting ready for the first edition. He will be in Patrick County on Feb., 2, 7 and 9 to work with advertisers.
||Hutchens Petroleum To Distribute Blue Sky DEF|
Hutchens Petroleum of Stuart, VA will distribute Blue Sky DEF in Three-State Region, to meet a growing demand for EPA Clean Air Requirements.
||New Cell Tower Erected in Stella Community-Patrick County|
Jan. 27-A new cell phone tower has just been erected in the Stella Community of Patrick County, VA. The provider company is AT & T.
||New Cell Tower Planned for Old Well Rd. - Henry County|
Jan. 27-A new cell tower site shows construction .8 mile off U. S. Route 58 (AL Philpott Highway) on Old Well Road, near the Old Well Christian Church.
This site is 1.8 mile from the Patrick County line.
||Jamie's Recycling Center to Relocate to South Mayo|
Jamie's Recycling of Stuart/Patrick Springs, VA is relocating from the U. S. 58 locating to the new site on South Mayo Dr. This photo shows the excavating work underway.
||Henry County Approves Philpott Marina|
Jan. 25-Henry County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the building of a new marina at Philpott Lake.
||Red Cross Office In Stuart Virginia Has New Director|
The Red Cross office on Stonewall Court, Stuart, VA has a new director. He is Roger O. Rouellier. Telephone: 276-694-3505
||Wayne Hendrson and Jeff Little To Perform in Stuart Virginia Today|
Wayne Hendrson (guitar) AND Jeff Little (piano) will perform this evening at the Patrick County Music Association Jambore. Gates open at 3:30pm, music begins at 4:00pm
||Benefit for Tina Shinalt-Red Bank Ruritans-Today!|
The Red Bank Ruritan Club on Red Bank School Rd., Claudville, VA is doing a benefit chicken stew for Tina Shinalt.
||Claudville Virginia Native Hired by Gov. McDonnell PAC Team|
Jan. 25 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has just hired E. Alex Stanley, formerly of Claudville, VA as director of his political action committee. She worked on Senator William Stanley (R-Moneta) campaign in 2011.
||Cale Yarborough Makes Hall of Fame-Former Wood Brothers Driver|
Cale Yarborough was inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Jan. 20 along with Glen Wood. Cale was a former driver of Wood Brothers Racing
||Virginia State Peach Festival-2012|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Virginia State Peach Festival each summer during August. Here are the details of 2012 celebration
||Clark Gas and Oil Make $18,500 In Donations to 17 Patrick Co. Agencies|
Jan. 19- Clark Gas & Oil of Stuart, VA has made donations to 17 different Fire and Rescue and Non-Profit Agencies. Presenting checks was Blair Clark, Anna Lester and William B. Clark.
||Clark Gas & Oil Donates to Patrick County Non-Profit Agencies|
Clark Gas & Oil of Stuart, VA presents donations to Patrick County non-profit agencies on January 19, 2012
||Racin Today. Com Reports on Glen Wood's Induction to NASCAR Hall|
Glen Wood has become legendary for his contribution to NASCAR fame. Hailing from Stuart, VA, he has made great fame with race cars.
||Del. Poindexter Reports on Actions of VA Legislature|
Jan. 22-This week the pace in the General Assembly picked up as we moved into our legislative process with bills and budget amendments flowing into our subcommittees and committees.
||Scudder Hired by City of Buena Vista-Virginia|
Dec. 14-2011-Buena Vista has a new city manager. William â€œJayâ€� Scudder. From www.thenews-gazette.com/---Lexington, VA. He formerly was the County Administrator in Patrick County, VA
||Glen Wood To Be Inducted to NASCAR Hall of Fame|
Three-time series champion Darrell Waltrip headlines the Class of 2012 along with fellow champion driver Cale Yarborough, NASCAR pioneer Glen Wood of Stuart, Virginia's Wood Brothers will also be inducted
||Gov. McDonnell Asks Assembly To Keep Uranium Moratorium|
Jan. 19-Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked the General Assembly to keep Uranium Mining moratorium in place for 2012 session.
||News From Congressman Griffith-Solyndra Requests Staff Bonuses|
Jan. 18-Here is our weekly report from Congressman Morgan Griffith, 9th district, U. S. House.
||Sheriff Dan Smith Says Murder Suspect Has Fled Patrick County|
Jan. 18-According to news reported by the Mt. Airy News, this morning, Patrick Sheriff Dan Smith says, murder suspect, Fernando Quiroz Perivan, age 30 has fled from residence in Ararat, VA
||Glen Woods Story -NASCAR Hall Of Fame Induction|
SPEED channel is airing a story about Glen Wood, NASCAR driver and owner of Stuart, VA this evening.
||New Real Estate Company Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Blue Ridge Mountain Real Estate has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Owner is Edd Martin, Owner/Broker of Stuart, VA.
||Bobby Mangrum Elected to Patrick School Board|
Jan. 12- Bobby Mangrum of the Smith River District has been elected as Chairman of the Patrick County School Board
||Artist Russell Easterbrooks Will Do Art Show-Granny's Attic-Stuart|
On January 28, local artist Russell Easterbrooks will be doing an Art Show at Granny's Attic on South Main Street, Stuart, VA. He will be painting and answering question's for those interested in watercolor painting.
||Danny Foley Selected as Vice Chairman-Patrick County Board of Supervisors|
Danny Foley, Sr., attended the first Board of Supervisors meeting on January 9, 2011, after being elected to serve and represent Mayo River District in Patrick County. His term will run 2012-2015
||Horse Test Positive For Rabies in Patrick County, VA|
Jan.12-WSLS TV Channel 10 is reporting a case of rabies with a horse in Patrick County in the State Line Community near the NC line.
||Floyd County Deals With Wind Turbine Issue|
Floyd County, VA is planning a public hearing on Jan. 31 at 7pm at the High School to review the plan for wind turbines on ridgelines on Wills Ridge.
||Blue Ridge Airport Plans $25 Million Expansion-Spencer, VA|
Jan. 13-Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Spencer, VA is planning a $25 million, 20 year plan to improve the airport with extended runway, new terminal building and other improvements
||Del. Charles Poindexter Reports On Opening of the 2012 Legislature|
Jan. 13-Del. Poindexter (9th District) was reappointed to the House Appropriations Committee, where he will work closely with other committee members and Governor McDonnell's team to structure and balance the budget.
||Primland Hiring Restaurant & Guest Services staff|
Jan. 11-Primland resort of Meadows of Dan, VA has announced through the Help Wanted Ads in The Enterprise the need for Restuarant, Guest Services and Valet positions.
||Results Stuart Continues To Advertise Hiring Customer Serv. Representatives|
Jan. 11-Results Stuart continues to advertise for Customer Service Representatives for their Stuart, VA Call Center. They advertise paying up to $10.50 per hour.
||Martinsville Industrial Grading Project Brings Crowd|
Jan. 11-Over 120 people that represent 38 companies took part in a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre, Ridgeway, VA.
||Dr. Lock Boyce Elected Chairman of Patrick Board of Supervisors|
Jan. 9-Dr. Lock Boyce was elected Chairman of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors at the January 9, 2012 meeting. Selected as Vice Chairman was newly elected Board Member, Danny Foley, Sr.
||Carl DeHart To Speak About Danville and Western Railroad-Spencer|
Carl DeHart, local historian, will speak at the Spencer-Penn Centre, Spencer, VA on January 12, 10am on the Dick and Willie Railroad (Danville and Western) and the significance to local history.
||Patrick County Unemployment Was 7.9% For Nov 2011|
Jan. 5 -Patrick County unemployment rate went from 10.5% in October, 2011 to 7.9% in November, 2011 as reported by the Virginia Employment Commission
||Mid Atlantic Textile Buys Out Basic Linen Service of Stuart, VA|
Mid-Atlantic Textile, LLC, has purchased the business, Basic Linen Service of Stuart, VA. The business location is 636 Mayo Court, Stuart, VA 24171. Mid Atlantic Textile is an industrial launderer. Their statement is "we clean things others only dream
||Sen. Bill Wampler of Tazewell, VA Will Head New College-Martinsville|
Jan. 4-New College Institute board named former Senator William C. Wampler, JR. ad the new Executive Director, replacing Barry Dorsey.
||Carroll County Historical Society To Produce Play About Courthouse Shootout|
Carroll County Historical Society To Produce Play about the Courthouse Shootout of 1912 in Hillsville, VA. See article from Galax Gazette. The story involves the Allen family.
||The Next Best Thing to a Housecall-VHDA- Stuart, VA|
Wednesday, January 11th in the Walmart Parking lot in Stuart, VA, from 9:30am till 4:00pm. You may call 877-843-2123 or 804-837-1879 for more information. Offered by:Virginia Housing Development Authority
||Benefit for David Harmon-Jan. 21-2012 At Rotary Field-Stuart|
Everyone is invited to a special music and dinner benefit at Rotary Field for David Harmon, who was a victim of a log splitter accident. Benefit is Saturday, January 21st at Rotary Field from 1:00 to 6:00.
||Snow Falling In Patrick County Now. Time: 6:34 PM|
Snow is falling in Patrick County, VA at this moment (6:34pm). Residents of Meadows of Dan, VA (at approx. 3000 ft.) say one inch is on the ground
||Dinner and Movie Night-Reynolds Homestead-Critz- January 19-2011|
"The King's Speech" will be showing. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, Dinner is $12 per person. 6:00pm. Reservations required.
||NASCAR Hall of Fame - Class of 2012|
Glen Wood, of Stuart, VA will be inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 20, 2012
||NC Increases Gasoline Tax 3.9 cents Effective January 1|
The State of North Carolina will increase the gasoline tax by 3.9 cents beginning, January 1, 2012. State law requires it be recalculated twice a year based on a formula linked to wholesale gas prices.
||Rep. Morgan Griffith Gives Year In Review for 2011|
Rep. Morgan Griffith, U. S. Congress from the 9t District and Salem, VA gives report on 2011
||Happy New Year From Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Our office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
Monday, January 2, 2012
||Bill Goad of Stuart, VA Business Success Story|
Stuart, Virginia, USA - Congratulations are in order for Bill Goad, President, of CMP Human Resources LLC based Patrick County, Virginia. With help from the Enterprise Virginia program that is part of an entrepreneurial initiative
||Collector Mugs Have Arrived! Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
The collector mugs for 2011 with the picture of Cooper's Mill at Critz, VA have arrived in the Chamber of Commerce office.
||New Cell Tower At Patrick Springs-VA|
Dec 20-There is a new cell tower built by AT&T in the Patrick Springs, VA neighborhood off South Mayo and Vernon Drive. Photo and story by Tom Bishop - Photo taken 12-20-11
||Banjo Master Sammy Shelor Covered by Roanoke Times|
Dec. 27-Roanoke Times does story about Sammy Shelor and Lonesome River Band.
||Sammy Shelor Will Play With Strictly Country-Stuart American Legion|
New Year's Eve Dance at American Legion Post 105, Stuart, VA. 553 American Legion Road, Stuart, VA. Dec. 31st. 8:30pm til midnight
||150 New Jobs In Halifax County-Customer Care Center|
RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with Faneuil, Inc. will invest $1.5 million and create 150 jobs in Halifax County
||Gov. McDonnell Tells of Over $2 Billion in Road Contracts Advertised|
Dec. 21-Among those is the U. S. Route 58 segment between Laurel Fork, VA and Meadows of Dan, VA
||S. Virginia Regional Alliance- Marketing Partnership-Gives Report|
The alliance is a recently formed marketing partnership comprised of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry and Patrick counties and the cities of Danville and Martinsville that promotes economic development and job creation in Southern Virginia.
||Morgan Shepherd Presents Check for $13,000 To PARC Workshop-Stuart|
Nationwide race car driver, Morgan Shepherd, No. 89 Racing For Jesus Car, presented a donation to the Stuart PARC Workshop for $13,000 on December 19, 2011
||Christmas Bonus Winners-Anonymous Donor|
On December 16, 2011, ten hard working Patrick County residents were awarded a $250 Christmas Bonus Check from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Charlie Webb of Poor Farmer's Market Receives Christmas Bonus|
Charlie Webb one of the faithful Patrick County employees in Meadows of Dan is pictured here receiving Christmas Bonus Check for $250 from Phyllis Nester, 2011 VP of the Patrick County Chamber
||Gov. McDonnell Speaks to Report on Uranium Mining in VA|
Dec. 19-Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the NAS Report on Uranium Mining in Virginia. Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement after the NAS report on uranium mining in Virginia was issued earlier today.
||Patrick County To Deploy Next-Generation 911 Network|
The pilot project was a public-private partnership between the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), Franklin County, Patrick County and Colorado-based Intrado, the company under contract to install the new 9-1-1 networks.
||Floyd County Will Ban Wind Turbines with 40 Ft. Height Limit|
Floyd County, VA has proposed to limit construction of wind turbines with their ban on structures taller than 40 foot on over half of the county's land. See Roanoke Times article, Dec. 15.
||Deputy Secretary of Education Visits Meadows of Dan School|
Dec. 14-Deputy Secretary of Education for Virginia, Javaid Siddiqi, visited the Meadows of Dan School, Meadows of Dan, VA. He visited with Principal Jeannie King and Dr. Roger Morris, Schools Superintendent.
||Gov. McDonnell To Speed Up Phase Out of Accelerated Sales Tax Policy|
Dec. 16-RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell will use the Caboose Budget Bill to rapidly speed up the phase out of the accelerated sales tax policy in the Commonwealth.
||AT&T Cell Towers Under Construction-Patrick County (South Fork)|
Dec. 13-Two new AT & T Cell Phone towers are under construction in Patrick County on the U. S. 58 Corridor. Photo by Tom Bishop on Dec 13. (Looking closely in the photo you will see a man on the tower.)
||Patrick County Music Association Features Snyder Family-Stuart|
The next Music Association Jamboree is Dec. 17, 2011, at Stuart 's Rotary Field. Featuring the Snyder Family Band, plus other musicians.
||Letter from Gov. Bob McDonnell-$4 Billion Transportation Plan|
Dec. 14-Gov. Bob McDonnell issues letter about the historic transportation plan.
||Floyd County Ordinance Likely Wipes Out Wind Turbines Proposal|
Floyd County leaders are no longer willing to consider changing their horizon, for a company called Horizon Wind Energy. They will vote on a new ordinance in the near future.
||Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder To Play At Floydfest 2012|
Fourteen-time GRAMMY Award winner Ricky Skaggs will appear at the Floydfest in 2012 in Patrick County, VA. Additionally, Allison Kraus will appear too.
||WHEO Jamboree Presents the Band After Jack-Dec. 16-Stuart|
The Monthly WHEO Jamboree presents the band, "After Jack", made up of Mary Allison, Rachel Blankenship and Emily Rose Tucker at the Historic Star Theatre, in Downtown Stuart, VA on Dec. 16
||Mountain Valley Hospice Job Openings-Mt. Airy and Stuart|
Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care- Current Job Posting. Interested parties should visit www.mtnvalleyhospice.org for application. Take application to nearest Mountain Valley Hospice Office. Mountain Valley Hospice is an EOE.
||Patrick County Health Department CLOSED for district Training- Dec. 16|
The Patrick County Health Department will be CLOSED for district Training on December 16, 2011
||Joe Tennis Writes About The Crooked Music Trail|
Break a mirror, and you'll have seven years of bad luck. But break open a new idea on promoting music and culture in Southwest Virginia, and what do you get? The Crooked Road, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.
||Washington Post Does Story About Virginia Uranium Company|
Virginia Uranium has spoken to 100 of 140 legislators about the
Patrick Wales, a project manager with Virginia Uranium Inc.
||Mae Juanita Anderson Gammons of Stuart Passes Away|
Mrs. Mae Juanita Anderson Gammons, 84 of Stuart, VA, passed away Friday December 9, 2011 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. She was born September 3, 1927 in Forsyth County to the late Roy Samuel and Bertie Palmer Anderson.
||SIGN UP NOW FOR 2012 CONSERVATION PROGRAMS|
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia is encouraging farmers to visit their local NRCS Stuart Field office Now to request conservation technical assistance and apply for possible financial assistance.
||VFW in Meadows of Dan Conducts Raffle Drawing|
At the monthly meeting of the Meadows of Dan VFW Post 8467 on December 9, a drawing was conducted to select winners of 3 major prizes. 1st prize was a Winchester rifle, 2nd prize $200 and 3rd prize $100
||Jim Litten Elected Grand Senior Deacon of Grand Lodge of Virginia|
JIM LITTEN OF STUART HAS BEEN ELECTED GRAND SENIOR DEACON AT THE GRAND ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE GRAND LODGE OF VIRGINIA RECENTLY HELD IN RICHMOND,VA.
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-Dec. 16-Stuart|
Dec. 13-This is an official notification that there will be a Special Called Board of Supervisors Meeting Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6pm, in the 2nd Flr. Conference Room at the Patrick County Administration Building
||Power Failures Affect Patrick County|
Dec. 9 - According to the Martinsville Bulletin Patrick County had 1973 residents without power
||Gov. McDonnell Issues Statement About VA Tech Shooting Incident|
Dec. 8-Richmond-Governor McDonnell issued the following statement following the shooting at Virginia Tech.
||Patrick County High Celebrates Building Improvements With Ribbon Cutting|
Patrick County High School celebrated the upgrades and improvements to the building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 8, 2011 at the new entrance.
||Construction to Begin Spring of 2012 To Four-Lane 8 Miles of Rt. 58|
The Governor of Virginia has just annoounced the construction project on U. S. Route 58 for 8.2 miles between Meadows of Dan and Laurel Fork, VA
||Gov. McDonnel Outlines 2012 Transportation Plan|
Dec. 8-Press Release from Gov. Bob McDonnell outling his 2012 Transportation Plan, which introduces funding, promotion and the policy framework
||Pioneer Medical Holds Ribbon Cutting for Clinic-Spencer|
Pioneer Medical held a ribbon cutting and opening ceremony for their new family medical clinic on A. L. Philpott Highway, Spencer, VA on December 5, 2011.
The new clinic is operated by Pioneer Community Hospital of Stuart, VA
||Patrick County Unemployment Drops To 8.1% for October, 2011|
Patrick County unemployment dropped to 8.1% in October 2011 as reported by the VA Employment Commission
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Voted to Remove G Harding from EDA|
On Nov. 21, 2011, the Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to remove Gail Harding from the Economic Development Authority (EDA). Dr. Lock Boyce named Lonnie Reynolds of Peters Creek as the replacement.
||Barnard's Christmas Shop December Sale-Ararat|
Barnard's Christmas Shop is open 9am-6pm. Holiday bags and baskets $5-$500.
||Kanawha Valley Arena of Dugspur, VA Joins Patrick Chamber|
Kanawha Valley Arena of Dugspur, Virginia has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They have many attractions to offer including, camping, lodging, special events, music and food and concessions.
||Orthodontist Dr. David Jones Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Dr. David C. Jones, DDS, PC has recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. His office and contact information is shown below.
||Tin Pen Alley Bowling Center Joins Patrick County Chamber|
Tin Pen Alley, newly remodeled and opened under new management has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This new recreation center offers bowling, pool tables, juke box, and concessions.
||Sen. Warner Introduces Job Creation Bills Promoting Tech Start-Ups|
Dec. 8- Press Release from Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), saying this bi-partisan legislation targets talent, capital and university R & D.
||Glen Wood Profiled By Stock Car Spin|
NASCAR Hall of Fame profile for Glen Wood of Stuart, VA. Source: http://stockcarspin.com/2011/12/02/nascar-hall-of-fame-inductee-profile-glen-wood/
||Stuart, VA Now Listed In Sign Post Forest-Yukon Territory|
The sign, "Stuart, VA" has been posted in the historic Sign Post Forest, in Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada, thanks to Richard Lawson a local resident of Stuart (Patrick County, VA)
||Bikes For Tykes Radiothon-Dec. 10-Smith River Rescue Squad|
Su-per Country 99 will conduct a radiothon for Bikes for Tykes. Starts 8:00am, Dec. 10 at Smith River Rescue Squad, Woolwine
||Primland Offers New Year Gala Reception and Dinner-Dec. 31-2011|
Ring in the New Year at Primland with a Gala Reception and Dinner, and dance to the music of Winston-Salem's Common Clay Band before toasting the New Year with a Midnight Champagne Toast.
||Chamber Christmas After Hours Popular-Critz|
The annual Chamber Business After Hours at the Reynolds Homestead in Critz was very popular in 2011. 70-80 people registered for this event.
||New USDA District Conservationist Announced-Stuart|
Dec. 2-Press Release from the USDA Office in Stuart. Joshua Dodson is the new District Conservationist.
||Benefit for Buddy Dollarhite - Stuart-Dec. 3, 3:30pm|
A special benefit fund raising is planned again Buddy Dollarhite, Fire Chief for Stuart, VA at the Rotary Building in Stuart at 420 Wooldland Dr.
||Mistletoe Market-Downtown Stuart-Dec. 3rd|
Stuart Farmers Market will be hosting a Mistletoe Market on Saturday Dec. 3rd from 10 am to 1pm.
||Temperatures Dipping - Possible Snow Showers-Stuart, VA|
Date: November 29, 2011-The weather report says Stuart, VA temperatures will dip to 29 degrees tonight with possible snow showers.
||Shop Cyber Monday with Southwest VA Heartwood Center|
Give gifts that celebrate a creative culture. Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway offers the region's best craft, music and food.
||News From The Pioneer Community Hospital-Stuart|
Pioneer Community Hospital announces new clinic in Spencer, VA and the addition of new employees and a new Hospital Administrator.
||New Cell Tower Location In Stella Community-Patrick County|
A new cell phone tower location has been graded in the Stella Community of Patrick County, VA
||Morgan Griffith - What Will It Take To Create One More Job?|
My question to you is this: what will it take to create just one more job? Itâ€™s amazing what a job can do for an individual, a family, and even an entire community. Congressman Morgan Griffith
||Couples New Year's Eve Party-Fairy Stone Park-Stuart|
Fairy Stone Park is having a Couples New Year's Party on Dec. 31, 2011, 9:30pm-1:00am. $30 per couple, includes wine/punch, party favors, disco ball, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music
||Blue Ridge Nursing Center Recruiting for RN, LPN and Nurse Aides-Stuart|
Blue Ridge Nursing Center is holding a job fair on Dec. 6, 2011, 10:00am-2:00pm. 105 Landmark Dr., Stuart, VA 24171 Telephone: 276-694-7161
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Staff Will Be In Stuart, VA-Dec. 13|
Congressman Griffithâ€™s Ninth District STAFF will be available at the Patrick County Administration Building, December 13th. as in previous months.
||Floydfest Cover Story on NEA Arts Magazine|
Floydfest in Patrick County, VA is covered in the recent NEA Arts Magazine with a major article, "A Place Out Of Time"
||Fitness In Town of Stuart-Press Release|
Does walking or running a mile seem impossible to you? Have you had the goal of training for a 5K on your bucket list?
||Cut Your Own Christmas Tree-Patrick County, Virginia|
Here is an example of cutting your own perfect Christmas Tree and purchase it from a locall provider in beautiful Patrick County, VA
||Home For The Holidays Virtual Job Fair|
Now you can advertise your skilled and professional job openings for FREE! (Message from West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board-Martinsville)
||Roger Anglin Recognized as "Super CPA"|
Roger Anglin, former resident of Stuart, VA and member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as 2011 Super CPA by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
||Board of Supervisors Approves Resolution on Mayo & Dan River Trail|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to renew funding from the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board for the Mayo River Trail and the Dan River Trail.
||Alex Wilkins Was Speaker for Veterans Parade-Stuart|
Alex Wilkins, US Marine Corp, and local president of the Stuart Rotary Club was the speaker for the Annual Veteran's Parade in Stuart, VA on November 11, 2011
||Blaze Damages Former Bassett Furniture Plant|
Nov. 21-BASSETT, Va. â€” An early morning fire destroyed much of a former Bassett Furniture Inds. plant here, local fire officials reported.
Reported by: Furniture Today
||Town of Stuart Contributes $10,000 to Mayo River Trail|
At the Nov. 16 Town Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to contribute $10,000 toward the Mayo River Trail.
||Patrick County Unemployment Goes to 9.1% For September 2011|
Patrick County unemployment rose to 9.1% in the month of September, 2011. It was 9% in August 2011.
||Reynolds Homestead-Celebrating Victorian Christmas|
CRITZ, VA (November 21, 2011)â€” No holiday would be complete without a visit to the Reynolds Homestead to take part in its annual Victorian Christmas celebration.
||Patrick Henry Photography Club In Exhibition-Critz|
CRITZ, VA (November 21, 2011)â€” Members of the Patrick Henry Photography Club have nearly photographs on display at the Reynolds Homestead through December 16.
||Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade Announcement|
The Meadows of Dan Community Association members are working very hard this year for the 2nd Annual Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meet on Nov. 21-Stuart|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, at 6pm. Items of business include bills, claims and ppropriations, Regional Hazardous Mitigation Plans,
||Tin Pen Alley Holds Ribbon Cutting - Stuart|
Nov. 17-Tin Pen Alley, the local Staurt, VA Bowling Alley, held a ribbon cutting, celebrating the remodeling project and new ownership by the Anderson family
||Nunn Brothers Play at Historic Star Theatre-Stuart|
The Nunn Brothers played at the Historic Star Theatre on Friday night, November 18, 2011. The music was powerful and a very talented presentation.
||FOOD BANK in Patrick County Needs Help!|
Joni Hunt, Director for the Patrick County Community Food Bank, said that they gave out 500 food boxes yesterday! The NEED is increasing by almost 100 families each year!
||Patrick County Drama Team Captures District One-Act Competition|
Press Release, Nov. 16-Patrick County High School Drama Captures Piedmont District One-Act Competition: Plays to be Showcased This Week
||Postal Service to Close the Vesta, VA Post Office.|
Vesta's residents will be shifted to "rural route service under the administrative responsibility of the Meadows of Dan Post Office, located 3 miles away", according to a notice posted at the Vesta Post Office.
||Pioneer Hospital Names New Administrator-Stuart|
Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County has selected Mr. Jerry Howell to be the Interim Hospital Administrator. He was on duty as of November 16, 2011
||Newly Remodeld Bowling Center Open For Business-Stuart|
The Tin Pen Alley, a bowling and entertainment center is now open for business, with bowling leagues, great concessions, newly paved parking, new rest rooms and new kitchen, on West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA
||Sammy Shelor Will Appear At Music Association Jamboree-Stuart|
Sammy Shelor and Lacy Green & The Last Resort Band, will appear at the November Patrick County Music Association event on November 19, 2011. Jamboree is FREE.
||Nunn Brothers Will Appear at WHEO Jamboree-Star Theatre-Stuart|
The Nunn Brothers from NC and Rhody Creek from Patrick County will appear at the monthly WHEO Jam at the Star Theatre on Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA on Nov. 18, 2011
||Wanted Sex Offender Commits Suicide-Martinsville|
Nov. 15-Search for sex offender from Patrick County, VA leads to his death. His name was Steven Ray Bishop, age 40.
||Christmas Ornament-Patrick County-Now On Sale!|
The 2011 Patrick County Christmas Ornament is now on sale. Price is $10. See your local Chamber of Commerce to purchase one. Here is our Press Release.
||Patrick County Tourism Report - Fall 2011|
Nov. 14- Patrick County Chamber of Commerce releases a Fall Tourism Report for Patrick County.
||Dylan Nelson Selected By Radford University|
Patrick County High School baseball player, Dylan Nelson, has signed letter of intent with Radford University's baseball program for 2013 season.
||Bill Stanley Apparent Winner in Senate Race-Southern Virginia|
William M. Stanley appears to have won the Senate race over William Roscoe Reynolds, with 120 of 121 precincts reporting, in the 20th Senatorial District of Virginia. Stanley is from Franklin County, VA.
||Virginia Senate Has 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans-Richmond|
Yesterday's elections could bring a significant shift in power in the Virginia Senate. Possible tie in Virginia Senate
||Dan Smith Reelected as Patrick County Sheriff|
Daniel Smith has been re-elected as Patrick County, VA Sheriff and will serve in a 2nd term
||Sandra Stone Wins Election as Patrick County Treasurer|
Sandra Stone has defeated Carmen Puckett for Patrick County Treasurer in the Nov. 8, 2011 election.
||Charles Poindexter Defeats Ward Armstrong in VA 9th District|
Charles Poindexter (Republican) from Franklin County, VA has defeated Minority Leader, Ward Armstrong in the 9th District of Virginia House of Delegates race. Nov. 8, 2011
||Press Release: From Congressman Morgan Griffith-Washington|
Nov. 7-Land of the free, home of the brave. Without the service and sacrifice of our veterans, these words would not ring true. Generations of men and women have fought with great valor to preserve and protect our nation. I thank our veterans for their
||ApCo Takes Aim At Armstrong-Washington Post|
Nov. 7-Days before the election, Appalachian Power has sent a letter to shareholders attacking House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (D-Henry)- Source Washington Post
||Janice and Alex Wilkins Recognized for Joint Philantripic Efforts|
Janice and Alex Wilkins, members of the Stuart Rotary Club, Stuart, VA have been recognized for being Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation.
||Morgan Griffith Honors CPL J. B. Kerns of Ararat, VA|
Ninth district U. S. Representative Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, honored Patrick County Marine, CPL J. B. Kerns when he spoke on the floor of the U. S. House of Representatives
||Bulletin Calls Local Political Races A Toss-Up-Martinsville|
Nov. 6-The Martinsville Bulletin today has called the race between Del Ward Armstrong and Del. Charles Poindexter, and the race between, Sen. Roscoe Reynolds, Sen. Bill Stanley toss-ups.
||Scudder Abruptly Resigns as Fluvanna County Administrator|
Nov. 6-Mr. Jay Scudder, the Fluvanna County Administrator, resigned abruptly after the November 2nd Board of Supervisors meeting. Multiple sources reported the Board was not pleased with his performance.
||Press Release: Meadows of Dan School Fire Claim Negotiations|
Nov. 7-The following press release has just been issued by Dr. Roger N. Morris, Division Superintendent, Patrick County Public Schools, concerninig the Fire Claim Negotiations for the Meadows of Dan Elementary School.
||Mountain Mill Gift Shop Opens For Business-Meadows of Dan|
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Nov. 4, 2011 at the new store, Mountain Mill Gifts, located on U. S. Route 58, in the Cockram Mill Complex.
||U. S. 58 Scenery In Early November-2011-Stuart|
This photo shows the scenery on the "Longest Road" in Virginia, U. S. Route 58 and known as J. E. B. Stuart Highway, near Stuart, VA in Patrick County. This is just South of Lover's Leap Overlook
||Horizon Wind Energy Wants to Put UP 15-17 Wind Turbines|
Oct. 17-Floyd County, VA is in the process of putting together a new wind turbine ridge ordinance, to cope with the attempt by Horizon Wind Energy to install 450-490 ft. towers on he ridge lines.
||Ararat Ruritan Meeting - November|
Ararat Ruritan holds monthly meeting on Nov. 3, 2011 with guests including Del. Ward Armstrong.
||Lonesome River Band To Perform On The Late Show|
The Lonesome River Band will perform with Steve Martin next week, November 11, 2011 on The Late Show with David Letterman.
||Mt. View P. H. Church Yard Sale and Country Breakfast-Claudville|
Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church is planning a Yard Sale and Country Breakfast on Nov. 12, 2011, starting at 6:00am. Women's Designer clothing for sale.
||Jay Scudder Resigns As County Administrator in Flouvanna County-Virginia|
Nov. 3-Former Patrick County Administrator has resigned as Administrator in Flouvanna County, VA. He had been there approximately 1 year.
||Ararat Ruritans Hold Barbeque-Ararat|
The Annual Ruritan Barbeque was held as a fund raiser at the Ararat Ruritan building, Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA on Oct. 31.
||$2 Million Spent on House of Delegates Race-Armstrong VS Poindexter|
Nov. 3 - The Roanoke Times reported that the 9th District race between Del. Ward Armstrong (Minority Leader) and Del. Charles Poindexter has resulted in over $2 million spent.
||Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade-Nov. 26|
The Meadows of Dan Community Association is pleased to announce, the 2nd Annual Meadows of Dan Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith On The Solyndra Controversy|
Nov. 4-Congressman Morgan Griffith, Republican from Salem, VA representing the 9th District of the U. S. Congress reported today on the issuance of subpoenas for the Solyndra documents in the White House.
||Appalachian Power Gets Small Rate Hike For Renewable Energy|
WSLS-TV reported on Nov. 3-2011 that the State Corporation Commission has approved Appalachian Power's request to collect more money every month to pay for renewable energy. Reference: www2.wsls.com
||Special Message: Patrick Co. Chamber Membership-Adcom Marketing|
There is an advertising company, called â€œAdcomâ€� that is calling local businesses to sell ads for an emergency services magnet for our community. From Chamber Executive Director
||Patrick County Unemployment Rate Stands At 9.1%|
Nov. 2-Virginia Employment Commission reports that Patrick County Unemployment rate stands at 9.1% for September, 2011
||Obituary of Katie Slate Spears of Stuart, VA|
Katie Slate Spears, 81, of Stuart, VA died Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Stuart, VA. She was born on May 16, 1930 in Patrick County, VA to the late Murray Slate and Etta Anderson Slate.
||$250 Christmas Bonus For Patrick County employees.|
Nov. 30-Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has been granted a fund to give 10 hardworking fulltime Patrick County citizens a $250 bonus.
||Mrs. Mary Irene Pruitt Jessup Passed Away-Claudville, VA|
Mrs. Mary Irene Pruitt Jessup, age 83 of Claudville, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mrs. Jessup was born in Patrick County to Theodore Roosevelt â€œRoseâ€� and Minnie Fulk Pruitt.
||Drawing To Be Held for JEB Stuart Lamp|
Anyone Contributing $100.00 or more towards the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust's new History Center/Museum Building
||Patrick County Man Dies in Single Car Accident-Stuart|
Oct. 31-The Martinsville Bulletin has reported on car accident, resulting in the death of Brewster Michael Scott, age 52, of Stuart on Virginia Route 57
||Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Stays At Primland & Attends Martinsville Race|
Oct. 31-The Martinsville Bulleting reported today that Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling attended the Martinsville Race on Sunday and stayed at Primland in Meadows of Dan over the weekend.
||Agri-Tourism Workshop To Be Held In Wytheville Nov. 30-2011|
Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network invites you to attend an agritourism workshop. Light refreshments will be available for you to enjoy.
||Wood Brothers Welcome Race Fans to Stuart Museum-Stuart|
On Oct. 28, 2011, the Wood Brothers Race team, with their current driver, Trevor Bayne welcomed race fans at the museum in Stuart, VA (Patrick County)
||Don Richards Speaks Out-Martinsville Bulletin|
See the Martinsville Bulletin for stories about the Sheriff Candidates of Patrick County. This one is about Don Richards, challenger to incumbent Sheriff Dan Smith.
||Sheriff Dan Smith Reports Crime Rates Falling-Patrick County|
The following is an exerpt from Martinsville Bulletin article in today's paper reporting on Sheriff Dan Smith candidacy for a 2nd term as sheriff of Patrick County, VA
||Trevor Bayne Appears In Stuart, VA for Meeting Race Fans|
Trevor Bayne, winner of the Daytona 500 in Feb. 2011, met race fans at the Wood Brothers Race Museum in Stuart, VA on Oct. 28, 2011
||Judge Gendron Takes Betty Sue Haynes Case Under Advisement|
Oct. 27-According to an article in the Martinsville Bulletin,General District Court Judge Edwin Gendron will take under advisement for one year the case of Betty Sue Haynes, Claudville, who was charged with animal cruelty.
||Sammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin Prize For Excellence|
Sept. 6-New York Times Article tells of Sammy Shelor of Meadows of Dan, VA winning the Steve Martin prize. See this article.
||Trevor Bayne Meets Fans in Stuart, VA - October 28-2011|
Race car driver Trevor Bayne, and the original Wood Brothers will meet fans and friends in Stuart, VA on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:00PM at the Wood Brothers Race Museum
||Ribbon Cutting for Mountain Mill Gifts-Meadows of Dan|
Mountain Mill Gifts will hold a ribbon cutting on November 4, 2011 at 11:30am. This is a new florist and gift shop at the Cockram's Mill Complex on U. S. Route 58, near Meadows of Dan, VA
||Dog Costume Contest Is Popular At Apple Dumpling Festival-Stuart|
The Town of Stuart held a Dog Costume Contest on October 22, 2011 in conjunction with the Apple Dumpling Festival. Here is a photo from the show winners, provided by Rebecca Adcock.
||Patrick County Historical Museum Newsletter - Fall 2011|
Here is the Patrick County Historical Museum Newsletter for the Fall of 2011.
||Apple Dumpling Festival Success in Stuart, VA|
The Annual Apple Dumplings Festival in Stuart, VA had a successful day on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Over 120 vendors came with a complete music program.
||Washington Post Story on Armstrong-Poindexter Race|
The Washington Post did a story on the Ward Armstrong and Charles Poindexter race in Southern/Southwest Virginia. They report that $1 million has been spent so far. Article Oct. 22, 2011
||Morgan Griffith Visits Patrick County -At The Orchard|
Congressman Morgan Griffith, 9th District of the U. S. House, visited Windy Hill Orchards in Ararat, VA (Patrick County) on a rainy evening of October 19, 2011
||Cabin On Hilltop Farm at Ararat, VA Joins Patrick Chamber|
A Cabin On Hilltop Farm has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. It is located in a beautiful section of Patrick County and offers overnight lodging.
||Willis Gap Community Center Joins Patrick County Chamber|
The Willis Gap Community Center has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This organization conducts a music jam, on the Historic Crooked Road Music Trail each Friday night at 7:00pm
||Foothills Times Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
The Foothills Times has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their sales contact is Laurie Hudgins of Westfield, NC.
||Red Cross Organization Joins Patrick Chamber|
The Red Cross organization has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their offices are located in Stuart, VA.
||Crooked Road Kicks Off Music Series at Heartwood-Abingdon|
The Crooked Road: Virginiaâ€™s Heritage Music Trail (TCR) is pleased to announce a new music series at Heartwood: Southwest Virginiaâ€™s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon from October 20 toDecember 29.
||Dr. Lock Boyce Runs For Board of Supervisors-Peters Creek District|
Veterinarian, Dr. Lock Boyce, is running for a 2nd term on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, representing the Peters Creek District
||Fall Foilage At Its Peak on The Blue Ridge Parkway|
Fall scene on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Meadows of Dan, VA. Approximately 1 mile from Mabry Mill. Photo by Tom Bishop on October 12, 2011
||Grace Baptist Holds Building Dedication - Stuart|
Grace Baptist Church held their building dedication on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at their new location on JEB Stuart Highway (U. S. Route 58) near Stuart, VA
||Doe Run Farm Corn Maze Opened For Fall-Ararat, VA|
One of the first signs of Autumn in Patrick County is the opening of the Corn Maze Days and Pumpkin Patch at Doe Run Farm in Ararat, VA. This year we have potatoes, pumpkins, apples, gourds, apple pies, popcorn, T-Shirts and more.
||Job Fair In Patrick County, VA-Oct. 14-Stuart, VA|
Read this flyer and learn about the job fair planned in Patrick County, VA on October 14, 2011. At Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA starting at 9:00am-4:00pm
||Meadows of Dan Pancake Days-Meadows of Dan, VA|
â€œIs it Pancake Days yet?!â€� This is a frequent question asked by the many tourists and local folks who flock to Meadows of Dan on two Sundays in October for the delicious homemade food
||Griffith Lumber of Woolwine, VA Conducts Ribbon Cutting-New Sawmill|
Griffith Lumber Company of Woolwine, VA held a ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, conducted by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tom Bishop
||Gov. McDonnell Announces 335 New Jobs in Galax, VA|
Oct. 12-RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Albany Industries, Inc. will invest $2.5 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the City of Galax. The company, which manufactures upholstered household furniture, will create
||Tourism Economic Impact In Virginia Generated $18.9 Billion in 2010|
Oct. 12-RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that visitors to Virginia generated $18.9 billion in revenue in 2010, a 6.7 percent increase over 2009.
||Health Fair Planned for October 22nd-Stuart Rotary Field|
Stuart Rotary,Caring Hearts Free Clinic, Pioneer Community Hospital, Blue Ridge Nursing, and Landmark Center are planning af Free Health Fair on Saturday, October 22, 1011, 9am -3pm.
||Grace Baptist Church of Stuart, VA To Hold Grand Opening|
Grace Baptist of Stuart, VA, just off U. S. Route 58 will conduct an opening and celebration day for their new sanctuary, October 16, 2011
||New Construction-Patrick Building Supply-Stuart|
Oct. 6-New construction of the retail store, Patrick Building Supply is making good progress lately. This photo was made on Oct. 6
||Sales Of VA Wine Reaches All Time High-October Proclaimed As Wine Month|
Oct 5-RICHMOND â€“ Governor McDonnell has proclaimed October as Virginia Wine Month for 2011. He will kick off Virginia Wine Month this evening at a reception in Richmond
||F. A. R. M. Team Will Provide Music At Corn Maze-Meadows of Dan|
Music will be provided on Sunday, October 16, from 2-4pm. Mary Jo and Charlie Leet, Gayle and Rory McTighe.
||EMI Has Ribbon Cutting Celebrating Addition of 25 New Jobs|
EMI of Stuart, VA had a ribbon cutting on September 28, 2011 celebrating the addition of 25 new jobs at their offices on Commerce Street.
||Roscoe Reynolds Receives Award from VACA-Martinsville|
Senator Roscoe Reynolds received the award, "Champions For Justice" from the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys (VACA)
||Debbie Bennett Chosen As Woman of The Year 2011|
Debbie Bennett has been chosen as "Woman of the year 2011" from the American Biographical Institute. Debbie is a member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||Fall In Patrick County, Virginia|
This photo was taken by Barry Towe in the Fall of 2010 at the Primland resort, near Meadows of Dan, Virginia (Patrick County). It is a fine illustration of the October scenery in Patrick County.
||National College Wins First Place for Education Exhibit-Patrick Co. Fair|
National College won first place in the Educational Exhibit at the Patrick County Fair, in September, 2011 at Rotary Field Exhibit Hall.
||Patrick County's Jobless Rate Goes to 9% - August 2011|
Patrick County, VA jobless rate went to 9% in August, 2011, compared to 8.7% in July, 2011. It is still lower that the August 2010 when it was 11.1%
||Gov. McDonnell Establishes Task Force to Look at VA Economic Competitivness|
Oct. 3-Gov. Bob McDonnell issues Executive Order to establish a multidisciplinary task force to analyze VA economic competitiveness and versatility.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Speaks to EPA Regulatory Relief Act|
Oct. 3-This week, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2250) is slated to come to the House floor for a vote.
||Great Crowd at Civil War Encampment-Laurel Hill-Ararat-VA|
On October 1, 2011, Laurel Hill in Ararat, VA (Patrick County) was a busy hive of activity at the 21st Annual Encampment and Living History. Civil War Generals were a major attraction
||Historic Day-Mayo River Trail Ribbon Cutting-Stuart|
September 30, 2011 was a historic day in downtown Stuart, VA with the official opening of the new Mayo River Trail and Ribbon Cutting. The 1st phase of the new trail follows the path of the Danville and Western Railroad.
||Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History-Ararat, VA|
The J.E.B Stuart Birthplace Preservation and Trust announces the 21st Annual J. E. B. Stuart Encampment and Living History Saturday and Sunday October 1 & 2, 2011,
||MAYO RIVER TRAIL RIBBON CUTTING-STUART-VA-SEPTEMBER 30|
A ribbon cutting and cookout will be held Sept. 30, in downtown Stuart, VA, celebrating the opening of the Mayo River Trail, which is on the rail bed of the Danville and Western Railroad, otherwise known as the"Dick and Willie".
||Job Fair Planned for Patrick County-Virginia|
This Job Fair will be held On Oct. 14th, 2011, at the J. D. Hooker Building, Woodland Dr., Stuart, VA from 9:00am-5:00pm
||Dick and Willie Trail Opens-Mayo River Trail-Stuart|
Ribbon Cutting and cookout will be held at the Mayo River Trail, Downtown Stuart on Friday, Sept. 30 at 12 noon
||EMI ADDS JOBS IN PATRICK COUNTY|
Sept. 19-According to Adam Wright, President of EMI in Stuart, VA, EMI has been in the process of revolutionizing the way information can be retrieved from numerous legacy formats. This creates 25 new jobs in Patrick County, VA..
||Congratulations To FIT Stuart Participants|
Patrick County Extension Family & Consumer Sciences would like to congratulate the FIT Stuart and Happy Soles fall 2011 participants that completed the second annual Patrick County Partnership for the Arts 5K Run/Walk.
||Meadows of Dan Insurance Has Joined The Patrick County Chamber|
Meadows of Dan Insurance Has Joined The Patrick County Chamber. They are located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The owners are: Mary Boyd and Joseph Grabar.
||Homecoming Welcome to CPL J. B. Kerns-Ararat|
Sept. 25-The Ararat, VA community of Patrick County gave a big homecoming welcome to Marine CPL J. B. Kerns on Sunday, September 25, 2011 with a picnic dinner and motocycle escort
||Ararat, VA Band Fox River Heads to Nashville|
An Ararat, VA band known as Paula Dellenback's Fox River Bluegrass Band is headed to Nashville, TN with an invitation to play at the International Bluegrass Musicians Association to showcase their band, September 30th until October 1st, 2011.
||Demolition Derby Attracted Large Crowd-Stuart-VA|
In spited of rain in the morning and rain at the time of the start of the demolition derby, the crowd was still strong at the Patrick County Fair annual event at Rotary Field, in Stuart, VA
||Del Ward Armstrong Speaks About SW Virginia Challenges|
Sept. 26-One of the things my parents taught me is to always stand up for what is right. Which is why I have been an outspoken advocate for the people of Southside and Southwest Virginia over my time in the General Assembly.
||Patrick County Fair Rides-Stuart-Virginia|
Amusement Rides are always an important facet of the Annual Patrick County Fair, in Stuart, VA. This photo taken on September 22, 2011 by Tom Bishop
||Sarah Reyburn Home Made Beauty Products - Martinsville Bulletin|
Sarah Reyburn of Spoon Mountain Farm, gets news article written about her homemade beauty products in Sunday Martinsville Bulletin, September 25, 2011.
||Best of Patrick County Magazine Has Joined the Patrick Chamber|
Best of Patrick County Magazine, a new magazine publishing company, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This full color and informative publication will be issued in early 2012.
||Pike Electric Awarded $275 Million Project in South Carolina|
Mar. 2-Pike Electricc Corporation, headquarters in Mt. Airy, NC has been awarded a $275 million contract by S. C. Electric and Gas (source PR Newswire)
||Stuart Rotary Holds Ribbon Cutting for County Fair|
Stuart Rotary Club held a ribbon cutting for the opening of 2011 Patrick County Agricultural Fair on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The ceremony was led by Alex Wilkins, Rotary President
||Patrick County Fair is Always An Exciting Week-Stuart|
Patrick County Fair is always an exciting week with farm exhibits, carnival rides, business exhibits, demolition derby, and much more. Candied apples, elephant ears, cotton candy and lots of snacks are special
||Congressman Morgan Griffith's EPA Relief Act Passes Energy Committee|
Sept. 21-WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement after his legislation, H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011, was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee
||Springs of Life Camp Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce|
Springs of Life Camp of Patrick Springs, VA has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. We welcome them as a new member.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Tells How He Will Address Challenges-Southern VA|
Del. Charles Poindexter recently laid out his plan for governinig and how to address the challenges of Southern Virginia.
||Primland Offers Sunday Brunch-$29 per person-Meadows of Dan|
Primland offers a Sunday brunch at the Elements restuarant on Busted Rock Road, Meadows of Dan. Children under 10 is free. From now through Thanksgiviing weekend. Time: 1030am to 200pm.
||Hometown Hero Returns To Ararat-Virginia|
Marine CPL. J. B. Kerns returns to his home town, Ararat, VA on Sunday, September 25 at 1:00pm at Dan River Park
||Tourism Spending By Overseas Travelers in VA Up by 12%|
Sept. 20-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that tourism spending by overseas travelers in Virginia increased by more than 12 percent in 2010.
||Patrick County Rodeo Held on Friday Sept. 17|
The Patrick County Fair held the rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-8 at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA
||The Beauty of Rodeo Night in Stuart, VA|
Pictured here is the flag bearer at the Annual Rodeo at the Patrick County Fair Grounds. Photo by Gary Plaster
||Apple Season At Windy Hill Orchard-Ararat-VA|
Family Day at the Windy Hill Orchard was on Saturday, September 17, 2011. Owned and operated by Debbe and Jay Noonkester
||One Day Deer Hunt for Youth-Primland|
For hunting guest age 15 or under and supervising parent or guardian. Package includes dinner Friday evening and lunch on Saturday for hunter and parent.
||Message from Congressman Morgan Griffith - President's Jobs Program|
Sept. 19- I am pleased that the White House has now signaled that the President would sign into law individual components of his plan agreed to by both chambers of Congress while the remaining parts are considered.
||Sue Shelor Gourd Artist Juried Into Heartwood-Artisan Gateway|
Sue Shelor of Meadows of Dan, owner of Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market and the artisan of Mountain Meadow Crafts, has had her decorative gourd art accepted at Heartwood
||Results of Partnership of the Arts 5K Run-Stuart|
The second annual partnership for the arts 5k was held in stuart on September 9, 2011. Over 50 people registered to participate in the run/walk through town.
||Fall Carnival-Trunk Or Treat-Stuart United Methodist|
Stuart United Methodist Church announces the Fall Carnival and Trunk-Or-Treat for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 from 5-9pm. Admission $1.00 or 1 can of food per person
||Bids Sought for Jack's Creek Covered Bridge Rehabilitation|
County of Patrick, Virginia, is seeking sealed bids for rehabilitation of the Jack's Creek Historic Covered Bridge at Woolwine, VA.
||Rural Services of Claudville Maintains Contract for Trash Pickup|
Rural Services of Claudville, VA has been awarded the exclusive contract for for trash pickup in Patrick County for another 3 years.
||Del. Ward Armstrong Calls for Freeze on Electric Rates|
Sept. 13-Today Delegate Ward Armstrong called for the General Assembly to freeze electric rates until the Legislature passes meaningful reform
||Newly Remodeled Cotton Mill Apartments Taking Applications-Stuart|
Elderly Households for 62 and older or Persons with Disabilities. Has a Laundry Facility on the site. Also offering Rental Assistanse on a Limited Basis. Call 276-694-5796. These are 1 Bedroom Apartments.
||Barnard's on Kibler Valley Road Open Weekends-Ararat|
Located at 2883 Kibler Valley Road in Ararat. Country Store that offers General Merchandise and Antiques, Gifts such as Jellies, Jams, Fried Apple Pies, Nuts and other items . Also a Vacation Rental Available.
Call 276-251-5055 for more information.
||Relay For Life Golf Tournament-Gordon Trent Golf Course-Stuart|
2nd Annual Gordon Trent Relay for Life Golf Tournament, sponsored by Wal-Mart, will be held on October 12, 2011, Dougle start times of 9:00am and 1:30pm
||Mayo River Trail 2nd Phase Delayed-Stuart|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0, to postpone work on the 2nd phase of the Mayo River Trail on Monday, September 13, 2011. Board member Crystal Harris was absent.
||Autumn Workshop-Spoon Mountain Farm-Meadows of Dan|
Create your own natural moisturizing beauty products at Spoon Mountain Farm, 2574 Cherry Creek Road, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120. Telephone: 774-212-1123
||Civil War Encampment & Living History-Oct. 1-2, 2011-Ararat, VA|
Civil War Reenactment and Living History Planned for October 1-2, 2011 at Laurel Hill, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA .
||Stuart Farm Market Voted 14th of Leading Markets|
Sept. 12-Stuart Farmers Market was recently voted as 14 of 20 leading farmers markets across the nation vying for the title of Americaâ€™s Favorite Farmers Market in the boutique category.
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Remembers 10th Anniversary of 9/11|
Sept. 12-I distinctly remember where I was when the first plane hit. I was in my office and my assistant, who was watching the television
||Food Bank Drive By The Reynolds Homestead-Critz|
Bring $5 donation for the Food Bank and 4 non-perishable food items and enter a drawing to win prizes.
||The F.A.R.M. Team Issues Press Release|
The FARM TEAM is an acronym for the Free Alliance of Recalcitrant Musicians Totally Eclectic About Music. Team members all live in Patrick County, VA and include Mary Jo & Charlie Leet and Gayle & Rory McTighe.
||2011 Miss and Mister Crooked Road Pageant-Rocky Mount|
Announcement! 2011 Miss and Mister Crooked Road Benefit Pageant of Franklin County, VA. Date: October 15, 2011. Rocky Mount, VA
||Middle Cross Baptist Church Celebrates New Bldg.-Ribbon Cutting|
Middle Cross Baptist Church on Wayside Road, near Stuart, VA celebrated a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday, September 10, 2011
||Ed Jones Named Fortune Magazine Best Companies to Work For|
Sept. 9- Edward Jones Named to FORTUNE Magazine's Best Companies to Work For List for 12th Year
||Dinner and Movie-The Reynolds Homestead-Critz|
Movie night is Sept. 15, 2011. Movie is "City Island", rated PG-13. 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA. Telephone: 276-694-7181/ E-mail: email@example.com
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting - Stuart-Sept. 12|
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, beginning at 6:00pm in the County Administration Building
||Mayo River Trail is Open-Stuart|
Mayo River Trail has just been constructed in downtown Stuart, VA, just off Commerce Street following the path of the Danville and Western Railway ("Dick and Willie"). This trail is good for walking and bicycling. It has an asphalt smooth level surface. T
||JEB Stuart Art Show Opens at The Reynolds Homestead-Critz|
The annual JEB Stuart Art show opens today, Sept. 6th. Hosted by the Bull Mountain Arts, Inc.. Show features original artwork in media including watercolor, oil pastels, collage, photography,
||Sammy Shelor Wins Steve Martin's Prize for Excellence in Banjo|
Sept. 6-Sammy Shelor of Meadows of Dan, VA (Patrick County) has won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, which comes with $50,000. Sammy heads up the Lonesome River Band.
||Tornado Watch-Flash Flood Watch-Patrick County|
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch for Stuart and Patrick County, VA for noght. Hazardous Weather Outlook!
||Tornado Warning-Patrick and Stokes Counties-Sept. 6|
At 9:56 am the Weather report is for Tornado Warning in Northwestern Stokes County, NC and Southwestern Patrick County, including Ararat, VA
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Message: Job Creation|
Sept. 5-As I have traveled around the 9th District this month, jobs continue to be the topic of conversation. Regardless of whether youâ€™re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, job creation is one of the most important issues facing our nation.
||Virginia Wines Reach All-Time High - Year. 2010|
RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that sales of Virginia wine reached an all-time high in fiscal year 2011, increasing by 11.4% from fiscal year 2010.
||Patrick County Jobless Rate Goes to 8.7%|
The July 2011 unemployment rate for Patrick County, VA went to 8.7%. It was 8.6% in June 2011. As reported by the Virginia Employment Commission
||Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Kicks Off Southern VA Regional Alliance-S. Boston|
Aug. 29-Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling kicks off the launch of the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance that is now ready to begin putting together strategic plans and marketing strategies to attract jobs to the region. (Paula I. Bryant/Gazette-Virginian)
||Request for Proposal - Patrick County Visitor Guide|
Patrick County Tourism has placed a legal ad for proposals to prepare a 2012 Visitor Guide. See The Enterprise, dated 8/31/11, Legal Notices, page 19
||Bicycle Tour-Fun Race Planned at Woolwine-Oct. 15|
The Patrick County Bicycle Club and the Patrick County Sheriff's Office is hosting the 1st annual 100K, 50K and 25K Cops and Cogs for College Bicycle Tours at the DeHart Park Trails-Woolwine, VA. Date: Oct. 15, 2011
||Health Fair Planned at Rotary Bldg.-Stuart-October 22|
Health Fair is planned for Oct. 22, 2011 at Rotary Memorial Building, Stuart. Sponsors: Rotary Club, Landmark Group, Pioneer Hospital, Caring Heart Free Clinic
||Morgan Griffith Speaks on Regulatory Reform-Washington, DC|
Aug. 29-As we approach Labor Day 2011, why canâ€™t Washington understand how to create more jobs in the USA? It seems basic to me. Get out of the way and the American spirit will find ways to create jobs.
||Local Food Systems Launches Initiative|
LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM COALITION LAUNCHES INITIATIVE
A local food system coalition, Field to Friends, invites area consumers, farmers, food entrepreneurs, markets, institutions, and other food related businesses to join forces in the development of a local fo
||MBC Brings High-Speed Broadband to Franklin and Cumberland Counties|
MBC Lights First Segments of Broadband Stimulus Network, Brings High-Speed Connectivity to Southern Virginia Schools. Franklin and Cumberland County Schools Open with Faster Broadband this Month
||Mayo River Trail Nearing Completion-Stuart|
The construction of the Mayo River Trail is nearing completion in downtown Stuart, VA, near Commerce Street
||RIDE FOR KIDS - Annual Benefit-Claudville, VA|
RIDE FOR THE KIDS!!! Annual benefit ride raising money for needy or terminally ill kids. SEPT. 10th Lee's Kargo-Hwy 103 Claudville, VA.
||River Community Bank Sponsors VA Peach Festival|
River Community Bank in Stuart, VA was a sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival celebration. Pictured here are Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber and Monica Gravely, local manager for River Bank
||Labor Day Weekend marks the Offical Opening of The Corn Maze Season|
Sammy Shelor and Friends will be providing the musical entertainment at the Chinquapin Festival held rain or shine. The Festival runs Saturday, September 3rd thru Monday the 5th from 10am till 5pm.
||Folk Fair At Meadows of Dan Draws Large Crowd|
The Annual Folk Fair in Meadows of Dan, VA drew a very large crowd. This event is a part of the Virginia State Peach Festival. "Willie T." the hillbilly hobo shows off a bag of Patrick County Peaches
||Candidates Meet The People at the VA State Peach Festival|
Here is a link to the Martinsville Bulletin story written about the candidates who showed up for the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday evening in Stuart's DeHart Park.
||Patrick County Music Association performing in the New Rotary Building|
August 27th's performers will be The Southern Depot, Skyline Drive, Southern Prophets, Bill & Maggie Anderson, Jason Harris & Friends and Swift Creek. Doors Open at 3:30pm and Music starts at 4:00pm
||Earthquake Felt in Patrick County, Virginia|
Aug. 23-An earthquake measured to be 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the Eastern United States, including Patrick County, VA. The epicenter was reported to be in Louisa County, VA.
||Teen Dies From Injuries-Fell In Ravine Near Vesta, VA|
A teenager from Virginia Beach, VA died from injuries from a fall over a ravine in Patrick County, VA, near the community of Vesta
||Brad Clontz Inducted to VA Tech Sports Hall of Fame|
Brad Clontz, pitcher for the Va Tech Hokies in early '90's, has been selected for the Tech Hall of Fame. He played for the Alanta Braves.
||Willis Gap Gets Coverage from Smithonian Magazine-Ararat|
See this article written by Abigail Tucker for Smithsonian Magazine, September, 2011 about her Crooked Road Music Trail Tour in Southwest, Virginia.
||Nelson Auto Becomes Major Sponsor for VA State Peach Festival|
Nelson Automotive Family has become a Major Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2011.
||Gov. Gerald Baliles Attends VA State Peach Festival-Stuart|
Former Gov. Gerald Baliles attended the Virginia State Peach Festival celebration on Friday, Aug. 19 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. We are pleased to have him as a guest as former Governor
||58 West Performs At The Virginia State Peach Festival-Stuart|
58 West, a beach band from Danville, VA performed for the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday night at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA
||24th Annual Virginia State Peach Festival Announced|
Activities include Peach Pageant, August 13. Music celebration with everything peachy, August 19 at Stuart DeHart Park, at 4:00pm, August 20, Meadows of Dan Folk Fair.
||Meadows of Dan Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan, Virginia|
The 7th Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011, with activities from 10 AM to 7 PM. Continuing the tradition of showcasing the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the merchants and organizations throughout Meadows of D
||Fantastic Prize Drawings At VA State Peach Festival-Aug. 19|
A new development is door prize drawings at the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday, August 19, at DeHart Park, Stuart, VA. Gates open at 4:00pm
||VA Named Top Pro-Business State for 2011|
RICHMOND â€“ Virginia has been named the most pro-business state in the country by the Pollina Corporate Real Estate study: â€œPollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2011
||Football Frenzy Interview with Patrick Head Coach-Brad Dalton|
The Fun Facts Football Frenzy is a face to face interview with PCHS Head Football Coach Brad Dalton before and after each game.
||Meadows of Dan School Needs Everyone's Help|
From Senator Roscoe Reynolds:
This past weekend, the Meadows of Dan community suffered a great tragedy when a fire destroyed their elementary school.
||Charles Poindexter Offers Help to Meadows of Dan Community|
Del. Charles Poindexter of Franklin County, VA gives his support to the Meadows of Dan School
||Stuart Farm Market-Friday-Aug. 19-Pressure Canner Lid Checks|
Virginia Cooperative Extension will be at the Stuart Farmers Market Friday August 19 to check pressure canner lids. Bring your lid to have the seal checked for free.
||Surrey Bank and Trust Sponsors VA State Peach Festival|
Surrey Bank and Trust of Stuart, VA became a sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival. Pictutred here is VP Lonnie Dillon presenting a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce
||Virginia State Peach Pageant Winners-2011|
Aug. 13-The winners of the Virginia State Peach Pageant for 2011 are, left to right, Abigail Epperson, Tiny Miss Peach, Danielle Utt, Miss Peach, Stephanie McIntyre, Junior Miss Peach and Jenna Lambert, Little Miss Peach
||Meadows of Dan School Destroyed by Fire|
Aug. 13-The Meadows of Dan, VA Elementary school was destroyed by fire. It began in the 2nd floor. 54 firefighters from 17 different departments responded. Call came in 3:46AM Saturday
||Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Speaks to Gathering in Stuart, VA|
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, made an appearance at a Republican rally at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA as he came to support Sen. Bill Stanley (R) of Franklin County.
||Sen. Bill Stanley Shares With Media in Stuart, VA|
Aug. 13-At a Barbeque picnic at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA, Senator Bill Stanley (R) of Franklin County, VA shared his thoughts with media from the Martinsville Bulletin and the WHEO news staff.
||Former Governor George Allen Stops At Stuart-Virginia|
Aug. 12-Former Virginia Governor George Allen (and former Senator from Virginia) stopped by W & W Produce on August 12, 2011 on his campaign tour of Southwest Virginia, making other stops in Carroll County, Wythe and Bland Counties
||Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Meets Our Chamber Executive Director|
Aug. 12-Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and his wife were visiting Meadows of Dan business district in Patrick County and stopped by the Blue Ridge Visitor Center and Meadows Mercantile.
||Commonwealth of Virginia In The Black for Fiscal Year 2011|
For the second straight year, the Commonwealth of Virginia has reached the end of the fiscal calendar in the black. Governor Bob McDonnell announced that the state concluded Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
||Ward Armstrong Known as a Fighter-Washington Times|
Aug. 7-Washington Times gives news report on Del. Ward Armstrong, Minority of the Virginia House of Delegates. John Reynolds says, "He is known as a fighter."
||Virginia State Peach Pageant Set for August 13-Stuart, Virginia|
Virginia State Peach Pageant is set for August 13 at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA. Registration is now open. Contact the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to register: 276-694-6012
||Patrick County Board of Supervisor's Meeting|
Patrick County Board of Supervisors held their monthly meeting on Monday, August 8, 2011. This news report was compiled by Tom Bishop
||Sign Up for Agricultural Best Management Practices Program|
The Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District has been allocated cost share funds through Virginiaâ€™s Agricultural Best Management Practices Program to help improve water quality in Patrick County.
||Broccoli Grown In Meadows of Dan-Virginia|
At James Light's farm near Meadows of Dan, 108 plantings of about 36 varieties of broccoli are being studied to see which are able to handle Virginia's humid and fluctuating weather.
||Stuart Communications Becomes Sponsor for VA State Peach Festival`|
Stuart Communications of Stuart, VA has become a sponsor for the 2011 Virginia State Peach Festival. They are an authorized dealer for U. S. Cellular.
||Del. Charles Poindexter Visits Stuart-Virginia|
Del. Charles Poindexter (R) of Franklin County, VA visited Stuart, VA on August 5, 2011 and stopped in for lunch at Slate's restuarant on Patrick Avenue.
||Century Link Speaks to Fraudulent E-Mails|
It has come to our attention that an email appearing to be from CenturyLink is currently circulating that has been identified by our company as fraudulent.
||Stuart Farmer's Market voted among the Top 20 Farmer's Markets|
"We are excited to be listed among the top 20 markets in the Stuart Farmers Market category," said Rebecca Adcock, market promoter.
||Practice-VA Peach Festival Beauty Pageant Held August 12th at The Star Theatre|
To be held at 6:30pm for all the entrants in the Virginia State Peach Festival. For more info call 276-694-6012, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Talks About The Debt Ceiliing|
It has been a long month here in Washington. I have only been able to get back home to the 9th District a handful of days. This weekend, debt limit negations continued. I stayed in Washington and my family joined me.
||Leslie Shelor Covered by the Newspaper-Appalachian Voices|
Pure angora and shetland skeins. ...Situated alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the mountain community of Meadows of Dan, VA. Leslie Shelor, local spinner and member of Round The Mountain
||Willie T The Hillbilly Hobo Appearing at The VA State Peach Festival-Stuart|
"Willie T" the hillbilly hobo will be at the Virginia State Peach Festival, Friday, August 19, Stuart DeHart Park and Meadows of Dan Folk Fair on Saturday, August 20.
||Great Day for River Run In Kibler Valley-Claudville-Virginia|
July 30-Saturday was a great day for the 29th Annual Kibler Valley River Run in rural Patrick County, Virginia. The competitive kyaking and canoeing adventure was a great success for the sponsors, Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA.
||Crowds Continue To Build At FloydFest-Meadows of Dan|
The 10th Annual Floydfest held in Patrick County, VA is in full swing as the crowds continue to build. Photo by Tom Bishop
||Floydfest Attendance Expected To Reach 18,000-Economic Boon|
Jul. 28-The Annual Floydfest (Experience No. 10) is expecting to reach a record attendance of 18,000 people for a 4 day weekend near Meadows of Dan, VA, adjoining the National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway
||FLOYDFEST X Fired Up Today in Patrick County|
The symbol in this photo represents Roman Numeral X, meaning the 10th year of this ever growing festival in Patrick County, VA.
||Primland Holds Ribbon Cutting for Tree House-Meadows of Dan|
Primland of Meadows of Dan, VA held a ribbon cutting for the new tree house on July 23, 2011, in conjunction with the opening of a 6 mile section of the Old Appalachian Trail. The Tree House is called Golden Eagle Tree House.
||Blue Ridge Parkway Friends Newsletter|
Learn about opportunity to advertise your business! FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is launching an exclusive "members only" eNewsletter./
||Carter Bank and Trust is Major Sponsor for VA State Peach Festival|
Carter Bank and Trust, with offices in Stuart, VA has become a Major Sponsor for the 2011 Virginia State Peach Festival, to be held in Patrick County, VA
||Booth Rental Available at Patrick County Fair-Stuart, VA|
The Patrick Co. Agricultural Fair still has some booths available for rent. Dates: Sept. 20-24. Call one of these numbers: David Mann, 276â€�952â€�8081, B. Clark, 276â€�694â€�3772
||Floydfest Begins on July 28-Blue Ridge Parkway-Virginia|
The Annual Floydfest celebration begins on Thursday, July 28 in Patrick County, VA on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near mile post 170.
||Details of Lawsuit Against Ameresco Reported by MetroWest Daily News|
A Tennessee construction firm has filed a lawsuit against Framingham-based Ameresco, seeking $2.3 million in damages from the energy services company.
||Kibler Valley River Run-At Claudville, VA on July 30|
The Annual Kibler Valley River Run will kick off on July 30 (Saturday) with registration at 8:30am. Kibler Valley Road, Claudville, VA. Over 30 levels of competition.
||Patrick County Part of Pilot Program - Pay for Performance|
The school system in Patrick County, VA was selected to participate in a Virginia Pay for Performance Initiative pilot program.
||Morgan Griffith Makes Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance|
July 19-WASHINGTON - Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement this evening after voting against H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011:
||Martinsville Mustangs Wins On Patrick County Night-Martinsville|
Martinsville Mustangs baseball team beat Petersburg on Patrick County night at Hooker Field in Martinsville on Thursday, July 21st 6-4 in a nine inning game. A sizeable Patrick County crowd took advantage of the FREE ticket night.
||Carmen Puckett Seeks Position of Treasurer of Patrick County|
Carmen Puckett is seeking the position of Patrick County Treasurer in the upcoming November 8th election. Carmen owns and manages Appalachian Title Company.
||Wal-Mart Sponsors VA State Peach Festival - Stuart|
The Wal-Mart in Stuart, VA is a Major Sponsor for the 2011 Virginia State Peach Festival, held annually in Patrick County, Virginia. The photo shows Wal-Mart Manager, Candice Reynolds, presenting a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of Chamber
||Sen. Bill Stanley Stops in Stuart-Virginia|
Senator Bill Stanley, R, from Franklin County made a stop in Stuart, Virginia on July 18, 2011, at Slate's restuarant and Honduras Coffee Shop to meet the public
||Stuart Rotary Clubs Holds Ribbon Cutting For Building Expansion-Stuart|
The Stuart Rotary Club, held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the remodeling and additions to the Rotary Memorial Building on Woodland Drive on the evening of July 18, 2011.
||Sandra Stone Seeks Office of Patrick County Treasurer|
Sandra K. Stone currently a deputy treasurer in the Patrick County Treasurers Office is seeking the position of Patrick County Treasurer in the November 8, 2011 election.
||Cafe of Claudville Joins Patrick County Chamber-Claudville|
The Cafe of Claudville has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Locally owned and operated. Good home cooking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Closed on Sundays
||Wood's Cold Storage has fresh Peaches! - Stuart, VA|
Tree Ripened Peaches now available. Fresh local sweet corn now available! Near Stuart, VA.
||Impact of Virginia Making Repairs to Local Homes-Patrick County|
Impact of Virginia is making numerous repairs to Patrick County homes. There are 12 teams working through the Virginia Baptist youth organization.
||Patrick Sheriff Dept. Picking Up Trash - Patrick County|
Sheriff Dan Smith has started a new program in Patrick County, using inmates to pick up trash along the secondary roadways. Inmate work crews will be out 2 days per week in various parts of the County.
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-July 11-6pm-Stuart|
The monthly County Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the County Office building. Below is a detailed report of the results.
||T. U. Parks Sues Ameresco and Patrick School Board|
According to the Martinsville Bulletin on July 11, 2011, T. U. Parks Construction of Chatanooga, TN has filed a lawsuit against Ameresco, Inc. a Massachusetts company for $2.3 million
||WHEO Jamboree at Star Theatre-July 15-Stuart, VA|
The monthly WHEO Jamboree is set for July 15, 2011, 7:00pm at the Star Theatre, in downtown Stuart, VA
||Business After Hours July 18 - Rotary Field-Stuart|
Patrick County Chamber Business After Hours at Stuart Rotary, on July 18, 5:30pm. Celebrating the expansion and building program. RSVP required.
||Mill House Pizza Open For Business-Meadows of Dan|
Mill House Pizza is now open for business on Jeb Stuart Highway, near Meadows of Dan, VA. They recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Music will be every Saturday at 7pm
||Wayside Blue Grass Festival-Wayside Park-Stuart|
The Annual Bluegrass Festival gets underway this weekend at Stuart's Wayside Park. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rhonda Vincent will be there on Friday. Two performances.
||Tour of New Primland Tree house - Meadows of Dan, Virginia|
On June 30, 2011, I toured the Primland Highland Golf Course and their new tree house lodging on the base of the mountain at 3000 foot elevation. Wow! What a view! Wow what an invention!
||Another Accident on US Route 58, Near Town of Stuart|
On June 30, 2011, in the afternoon, there was a bad accident on U. S. 58, JEB Stuart Highway, near the intersection of Blue Ridge Street. Car skidded accross the median, approximatel 50 yards and hit a State Road sign.
||Grand Opening - Mill House Pizza-Meadows of Dan|
Grand Opening Celebration. Pig Pickin'. Live Music. Pig Roast. Cockram's Mill Complex. Music by Cockram Family and 2 Young 2 Old. On JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan. Cockram's Mill Complex.
||Pioneer Health To Lease Stokes County, NC Hospital|
Pioneer Health Services which operates in Patrick County, VA will lease the Stokes County Hospital in Danbury, NC. Pioneer is expanding to operate a clinic in Claudville and Spencer.
||Mayo River Trail Under Construction - Stuart-Virginia|
June 23-The Mayo River Trail is now under construction by Sowers Construction out of Mt. Airy, NC. Grading for the access road and parking lot is underway.
||New Manager at Stuart-Virginia Wal-Mart|
Candice Reynolds is now the manager of Wal-Mart store in Stuart, VA. (Photo by Tom Bishop) Wal-Mart is a one-stop shopping, groceries, plants, gardening and seasonal products, fabric and sewing supplies.
||Slate's Re-Open Downtown Restaurant-Stuart, VA|
Harold and Susan Slate have re-opened the downtown restuarant. The new name is: Slate's. A cultural experience with great food! They have just recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Mabry Mill on Sunday Afternoon-June 26-2011|
Here is a photo of Sunday afternoon at Mabry Mill, Virginia, where they play old time music and dance. Under the shade trees people come from all over the world to enjoy the old way of life.
||Stuart Farm Market Friday Mornings-Chestnut St-Stuart|
Come to the weekly Farmer's Market in downtown Stuart, VA. Chestnut Street, one block from Patrick Avenue. Local grown fruits and vegetables. Tools sharpened $5 each.
||Mt. View P. H. Church Raises $3275 for Tornado Relief|
Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church of Claudville, VA raised $3275 for Tornado benefit today with a car wash, hot dog sale, and auction. The effort was led by Pastor Neil Pressley and Youth Leader Ann Martin
||Berries In Patrick County-Virginia|
Berries are plentiful in Patrick County. See this wild rasberry found down near the creek, Dry Pond (Stuart, VA). Photo by Tom Bishop
||Patrick County Music Association Jam Saturday, June 25|
The monthly jamboree will be at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA on June 25 by Patrick County Music Association. Bands are 36 degrees North, Rhody Creek, Shelton Brothers, Southern Prophets and Crosstown
||Good Attendance at Martinsville Mustang - Patrick County Night|
The Patrick County folks turned out for the special promotion night of FREE tickets at the Martinsville Mustang game with Wilson, NC on Tuesday, June 21
||Stuart Farm Market In Running for America's Favorite Farmer's Market|
Get ready Stuart, VA, Stuart Farmersâ€™ Market is one of the contestants in the 2011 Americaâ€™s Favorite Farmers Markets contest hosted each year by American Farmland Trust.
Stuart Farmers Market, Tues. 4-7 pm & Fri. 8- 12 pm.
||Clark Gas & Oil-On The Run-Ranked As Top Francised Convenience Store|
STUART, VA (June 20, 2011) â€“Clark Gas and Oil executives have learned three of their On the Run Convenience stores located in Stuart, Ridgeway and Martinsville, Virginia have been ranked in the top one percent of franchised convenience stores branded On
||Stuart Farm Market Open on Tuesdays-Stuart|
Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday 4-7pm with fresh produce and on Friday 8am to noon.
||Patrick County Taxpayer Watch Dog Meeting-Stuart|
PATRICK COUNTY TAXPAYER WATCHDOG GROUP will hold it's regularly scheduled 1st Thursday open forum meeting at 6:30 p.m., John D. Hooker Building, Rotary Field, Stuart, THURSDAY JULY 7
||Covered Bridge Festival-Celebrates in Woolwine, VA|
On June 18, 2011 The Annual Virginia State Covered Bridge Festival was held in the community of Woolwine, VA, near the two historic bridges, Jack's Creek and Bob White.
||Glen Wood Will Be Inducted In Jan 2012 To NASCAR Hall of Fame|
â€œWe started out with a little â€™38 Ford, and ironically before we got home with it, weâ€™d been involved in a little crash, and it caught fire and burned up,â€� Wood recalled Tuesday after he was named one of five inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fameï¿
||Forbes Magazine Does Story on Primland Highland Golf Course|
Forbes Magazine did an article on the Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA. And calls the golf course a "golf Valhalla".
||Brocolli Getting Ready for Harvest-Ararat|
Pictured are brocolli fields, near Ararat, VA (Patrick County, VA), nestled beneath the Blue Ridge Mountains. This crop is part of Doe Run Farm.
||Update-Buddy Dollarhite-Bone Marrow Transplant|
Buddy's transplant was delayed one day to Thursday, June 16, 2011. The procedure took a little less than two hours.
||Tractor Trailer Wreck Stops Route 103 Traffic-Claudville|
A tractor trailer overturned on Route 103, between Dry Pond (Stuart) and Claudville, East bound on June 14, 2011. The cleanup of this wreck stopped traffice from 2:00pm until late in the evening.
||Aunt Orlene Play On Blue Ridge Parkway|
Bring your own chair and be prepared for a captivating afternoon. The
presentation will be repeated on four additional Sunday afternoons: July
17, August 14, September 11, and October 9.
||Covered Bridge Festival-Woolwine-Virginia-June 18|
June 18, 2011-Annual coverd bridge festival at Woolwine, Va. 10am-4pm. Live Music. Horse and Mule Wagon Rides. 5-K run. Cruise-In of unique vehicles. River Duck Race.
||CenturyLink Becomes Major Sponsor-Virginia State Peach Festival|
CenturyLink presents check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in support of the 24th Annual Virginia State Peach Festival celebration set for August 19-20, 2011
||Freelance Companion Has Joined the Patrick County Chamber|
Freelance Companion of Claudville, Virginia has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their location is shown below. Freelance, does computer repair, virus removal, graphic design, data base construction and more.
||Board of Supervisors Meeting - June 13-Stuart, VA|
The following is a news report prepared by Tom Bishop for WHEO news, documenting the meeting on Monday, June 13, 2011
||Charles Vivier of Tax Payer Watchdog Group-Speaks at Board of Supv. Meeting|
Charles Vivier of the Tax Payer Watch Dog group in Patrick County spoke at the Monday, June 13, Board of Supervisors Meeting in Stuart, VA. Here is the text of what he said.
||Stuart Beach Festival Has Successful Weekend|
According to the Sunday newspaper (Martinsville Bulletin), the Annual Hot Fun In The Sun Beach Festival in Stuart, VA, at Wayside Park was a great success.
||Del Armstrong Renews Call For Tobacco Commission Reforms|
Delegate Ward Armstrong renewed his call for reforms to the Tobacco Commission today in the wake of a report issued by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
||Reynolds Homestead Book Sale-Friday and Monday|
The Reynolds Homestead has hundreds and thousands of books for sale. Sale extended all day Friday and Monday till noon. Critz, VA
||Allen DeHart Writes Story for Blue Ridge Country Magazine|
Allen De Hart, born near Woolwine in Patrick County, VA has written a guest column for Blue Ridge Country Magazine, August 2011, page 66. He was born September 3, 1926. He was from a dairy farm near the Smith River and the Bob White Covered Bridge
||Windy Hill Orchard Cherry Picking - Ararat, VA|
Windy Hill is now picking cherries. This is a pick you own orchard. Come and get them while they last. Very good cherries!
||Del. Ward Armstrong Moving to Bassett, VA - 9th District|
Del. Ward Armstrong of Collinsville, VA (Democrat) is moving his residency to Bassett, VA which will put him in the 9th District. He will face incumbent Del. Charles Poindexter from Glade Hill, VA
||Invitation to Bid-Patrick County-VA- Repair Ditch Line|
Patrick County, VA is seeking bids on an Economic Development Project to repair the ditch line at the Rich Creek Industrial Park, near Stuart, VA
||Patrick County School Board Accepting Proposals on Mowing|
The Patrick County School Board of Stuart, VA is seeking proposals to mow and trim major portions of the school grounds for 2011-2012.
||Patrick County Schools Announces Vacancies-2011-2012 School Year|
The Patrick County, VA School system has announced vacancies for the 2011-2012 School year in The Enterprise, June 8, 2011, page 19
||Stuart Farmer's Market on Friday-June 10-Stuart|
Stuart Farmers Market will be open Friday June 10 from 8 am to 12 pm. We will have locally grown produce, fresh meats and eggs, crafts and baked items.
||Beach Music Festival Begins on Thursday-Stuart, VA|
The Annual Beach Music Festival is set for June 9-11, 2011 at Wayside Park in Stuart, VA. This year we celebrate 30 years of Hot Fun In the Summertime
||Primland Seeking Director of Food and Beverage-Meadows of Dan|
Primland of Meadows of Dan, has opening for Director of Food and Beverage and Supervisor of Food and Beverage. Contact is Phyllis Nester, at firstname.lastname@example.org
||Deandra S. Owens Appointed as Assstant Principal at Stuart Elementary|
Deandra S. Owens has been appointed as Assistant Principal at Stuart Elementary in Stuart, VA. She has been at Patrick Springs School and received her education at Ferrum College and Averett University
||Morgan Griffith At Dutch Inn-Martinsville-June 7|
Rep. Morgan Griffith speaks at the Post Legislative Luncheon at the Dutch Inn, Martinsville, VA, which was sponsored by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce on June 7, 2011
||Rep. Robert Hurt Speaks at Dutch Inn-Martinsville|
U. S. Congressman Robert Hurt (Republican-5th District) spoke at the Dutch Inn, Martinsville, Va on June 7, 2011 at the Post-Legislative Luncheon spearheaded by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
||Tom Bishop Meets Del. Charles Poindexter-Martinsville|
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, met Del. Charles Poindexter, 9th District of Virginia at the Post-Legislative Luncheon at the Dutch Inn, Martinsville, VA on June 7, 2011. We are expectiing Mr. Poindexter to visit us so
||Moriah Dollarhite is Named New High School Principal-Patrick County|
Mrs. Moriah Dollarhite, former Patrick County High School teacher has been named to replace E. G. Bradshaw as the principal of Patrick County High.
||WHEO Jamboree - Star Theatre-Stuart- June 17th|
At 7pm the music starts. Stuart Tire and Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are sponsors.
||Legislative Affairs Luncheon-Collinsville-Dutch Inn|
*MEDIA ADVISORY* GRIFFITH TO ATTEND EVENT IN HENRY COUNTY
WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will attend the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Post-Legislative Affairs Luncheon tomorrow, June 7 in Collinsville:
||Congressman Griffith Staff to be In Stuart-June 14|
Congressman Morgan Griffith staff will be in Stuart on June 14 to meet constituents. Time: 2-4pm
||Update From Congressman Morgan Griffith|
Congress deals with the Debt Limit.
||Farm Market Open on Tuesday Evening-Stuart|
Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday June 7th from 4 to 7pm for people to come shop locally grown produce on their way home from work.
||Granny's Attic Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart|
On June 2, 2011 the new business operating the downtown antique mall, Granny's Attic, held it's ribbon cutting ceremony administered by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
||Del. Ward Armstrong Runs for House Seat in 9th District-Virginia|
From Del. Ward Armstrong: I wanted you to be among the first to know that today I am officially announcing that I will be running for re-election to the House of Delegates this fall in the Ninth House District
||Pioneer Hospital Planning New Clinic Office-Spencer|
Pioneer Hospital of Patrick County is planning to open a new clinic on U. S. Route 58, near Spencer, VA. Construction of the new office is underway now.
||New Cell Tower on Penn Store Road-Patrick County, VA|
A new cell phone tower is under construction just off Penn Store Road, near the Henry County-Patrick County line. The tower can be see from U. S. Route 58 near the Mt. Nebo Church
||Announcement - Covered Bridge Festival June 18-Woolwine|
Virginiaâ€™s Covered Bridges Festival, On Route 8 at Woolwine, VA
June 18, 2011. Free to the public! Music for The Star Pavilion Stage at Jackâ€™s Creek Bridge Area
||Patrick Building Supply Building New Complex-Stuart|
Patrick Building Supply has started the construction project to build a new store on U. S. Route 58, East of Stuart, VA on JEB Stuart Highway
||BB&T Becomes Sponsor for 2011 Virginia State Peach Festival|
Pictured here is Laurie Boyd, Stuart Branch Manager for BB&T presenting check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, for sponsorship of 2011 VA State Peach Festival
||Route 8 Connector Making Significant Progress-Stuart|
The Route 8 Connector project through the Town of Stuart is getting near to completion. This photo shows work on Main Street near the Dobyns Road Intersection.
||Shirley Keene Profiled in Sunday's Martinsville Bulletin|
Shirley Keene, President of JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust, was highlighted in the Sunday edition of the Martinsville Bulletin, Page 1 of Section C.
||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Finishes 11th at Coca Cola 600|
Ricky Stenhouse places 11th at Charlotte race on Sunday driving for Wood Brothers Racing, substituting for Trevor Bayne who has been sick
||Stuart Farm Market News-Stuart, VA|
Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month at the Stuart Farmers Market this Friday (June 3).
||Barnie Day Publishes a Book-Roanoke Times|
Maya 29-He's an ex-banker, ex-delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, ex-owner of a farm store, ex-editor of a small-town newspaper and an ex-Patrick County administrator. Source Roanoke Times
||Patrick County High Wins in District Play-Stuart|
Referece Martinsville Bulletin, May 29-2011-Patrick County High wins 3-1 over Tunstall in District Tournament.
||Lady Cougar Softball Team Reaches Region IV Tournament|
They earned a berth into the Region IV Tournament, hosting the first game. This quarter-final game is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6pm at Patrick County High School Lady Cougar Field.
||Del. Ward Armstrong to Attend APCO Rate Hearing in Rocky Mount|
Delegate Ward Armstrong will attend the public hearing by the State Corporation Commission (SCC) on APCo's latest rate increase request
||Two New AT & T Cell Phone Towers Approved by Patrick Co. Planning Commission|
Two new cell phone towers were approved by the Patrick County Planning Commission at their public hearing on May 25, 2011. AT&T is planning 5 new cell phone sites on the Route 58 Corridor.
||Senior's Tour of Patrick County-May 24-2011|
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, led a Senior's Tour of Patrick County on May 24, 2011. The Tour group was from Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church in Claudville.
||Bodies of Two People Found in Patrick County Car|
Henry County found 2 bodies in burned out car of Mallory Lawrence of Patrick County,
VA. See article on WFMY TV web page
||Patrick Chamber Receives $1000 Budget Allocation from Town of Stuart|
On May 18, 2011 the Town of Stuart voted to allocate $1000 to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, moving money from capital expenditures to contributions. This was from the 2011-2012 budget.
||Tom Bishop Speaks Up at the Town Council Meeting-Handicap Mail Drop|
Tom Bishop spoke before the Town of Stuart Council meeting, seeking their support for a "drive-up mail drop" in the Town of Stuart. He said he has gone to Rep. Morgan Griffith's office seeking support.
||Fund Raiser for JB Kerns Held At Ararat, VA|
ARARAT, Va. â€” With strong engines, and stronger words, motorcycle riders from a two-state area converged on Ararat Saturday to offer support for a wounded local Marine. Source: Mt. Airy News, Mt. Airy, NC
||May 25-31 Sales Tax Holiday-Hurricane Preparedness|
May 25-31: Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday!
Virginia has already experienced some severe weather this year, and now hurricane season is about to begin on June 1.
||Strawberries Have Arrived at Doe Run Farm in Ararat, VA|
We pick or you pick - call Buddy & Jeanie Puckett at 276-251-8287 or 276-229-6605. Open: Monday - Saturday 8:00am till 6:00pm. Located on Marigold Lane next to the Corn Maze.
||Town of Stuart Gets Silver Water Treatment Plant Award|
The Town of Stuart has received the 2010 Silver Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Health (Office of Drinking Water).
||Public Hearing on 3 New Cell Towers in Patrick County, Virginia|
On May 25, 2011, 6:30pm, the Patrick County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing concerning 3 proposed new cell phone towers.
||PBS Broadcast-Virginia State Parks Celebrate 75 Years|
Rpanoke, VAâ€”â€œVirginia State Parks: 75 Years and Still Growing,â€� a new documentary premiering June 11 at 7 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS, invites viewers to share in the natural beauty and compelling stories behind many of Virginiaâ€™s most spectacular publ
||Patrick County High New Addition Dedicated-Stuart|
On Sunday, May 15, the Patrick County High School dedicated the new additions, which were a part of the overall $25 million improvement in Patrick County Schools facilities
||Sandra Clement Named Principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School-Ararat|
The Patrick County School Board named Sandra Clement as the new principal at the Ararat, VA Blue Ridge Elementary School at the May 12 meeting
||Litter Program in Patrick County A Success-Martinsville Bulletin|
See the Martinsville Bulletin today, May 16, page 1 for news story by Debbie Hall, Bulletin Staff Writer, telling about the success of the Litter Pick-Up Campaign in Patrick County, VA
||Memorial Service for Rhett Stidhim-May 28-Meadows of Dan, VA|
A memorial service for Rhett Stidhim, owner of Meadows Edge Knife Store in Meadows of Dan will be held on May 28, 4pm. Meadows of Dan Baptist Church
||Crooked Road Musicians Peform at Star Theatre-Stuart|
A traveling troup of musicians and singers, representing the Crooked Road Music Trail, performed at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA on Sunday, May 15, 2011.
||Patrick County Chamber After Hours - Edward Jones-Stuart|
The monthly Patrick County Chamber After Hours will be on May 19, 5:30pm-7:00pm, at Edwards Jones Investments, 304 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA
||Patrick County High School Renovations Celebrated - Stuart, VA|
The renovations of Patrick County Schools was celebrated on Sunday, May 15, 2011 with community leaders, teachers, students and alumni gathering at Patrick County High.
||JC White Graduates from Patrol Officer Training|
J. C. White of Patrick County, age 43, was the oldest person to graduate from police academy class on Friday, May 13, 2011
||Curves of Stuart Now Offers Zumba-Wednesdays and Thursdays|
Curves of Stuart is now offering Zumba on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
||Gov. McDonnell Announces $600 Million Transportation Bond Sale|
RICHMOND â€“ The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) completed the sale of $600 million of Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds on May 11
||Stuart Farm Market Offers Beautiful Produce|
On May 13-2011 The Stuart Downtown Farm Market had fresh local brocolli as pictured here. Photo By Tom Bishop
||Annual Heritage and Music Jamboree at Ararat, VA|
Celebration begins at 10am at Dan River Park. Saturday and Sunday. Vendors, crafters, face painting, henna tattos, historical info. Parade. Fire Works. Music. Great family event.
||Route 8 Connector Road in Stuart, VA Nearing Completion|
May11-The truck bypass street in Stuart, VA, called the Route 8 Connector, is nearing completion with paving work underway intensely. This is will be a big improvement to get the large trucks off Main Street Business District
||STEM Grants to Help Patrick County Teachers|
See this news article from WSLS TV 10, Roanoke, VA about grants totally $2.7 million to help Virginia Teachers. Mathmatics is the focus of the grants to Patrick County Teachers.
||Ararat Heritage and Music Jamboree Slated for May 21-Ararat|
It will be held on 21 May 2011. Experience the genuine down home southern hospitality just minutes from Mount Airy, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
||Pioneer Family Medical Clinic to Open In Claudville, VA|
At the monthly board of supervisors meeting on May 9, 2010 Chairman Roger Hayden reported on the opening of the Claudville, VA Medical Clinic by Pioneer Hospital
||Georgia Vidalia Onions On Sale by Mt. Valley Hospice|
Sweet Georgia Vidalia Onion Fundraiser for Mountain Valley Hospice
& Palliative Care Stuart Division, 5 lb bag $6 each, 10 lb bag $10 each
||Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-May 9-2011|
The following is an account of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Monday, May 9, 2011. Repart has been prepared by Tom Bishop
||Operation Hometown Hero Reports Raising $35,000 for Cpl Kerns|
Joy Large, of "Operation Hometown Hero" raised $35,000 at the Ararat, VA fundraiser for Cpl. Joshua B Kerns, who lost both legs and one arm in Afganistan.
||Sydney Martin of Patrick County Captain of VA Tech Flag Corp|
See today's Martinsville Bulletin for story about Sydney Martin from Patrick County, VA.
||Music For Covered Bridge Festival Announced|
The June 18, 2011 Covered Bridge Festival will include the following musical groups.
||Obama Administration Denies Request for Help in Washington County|
WASHINGTON - Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding FEMA's decision to deny Governor McDonnell's request to declare a major disaster in Washington and Pulaski Counties.
||Morgan Griffith Says No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion|
WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after House passage of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
||Stuart Farm Market Opens With A Bang-Stuart|
This past Friday, the Stuart Farmers Market official opened for the season. Over one hundred customers came out to shop from the twelve vendors that were on hand with produce, baked items, meats, eggs, crafts and plants.
||Raffle for J. B. Kerns Benefit-Patrick County Chamber Office-Stuart|
Come by the Patrick County Chamber office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway to buy a raffle ticket for only $1.00. Prize is a beautiful gift basket. Telephone: 276-694-6012
||On-Line 31 Event for Joshua B Kerns|
Go to this web site: www.mythirtyone.com/17899 and click on My Events.
Special: spend $31 and get the Mini Zipper for $2.31
||Congressman M. Griffith Speaks on Offshore Leasing|
May 5-WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after House passage of H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.
||Mother's Day Brunch at Primland in Meadows of Dan|
For your reservation call 276-222-3800 for a 'scenic lunch on top of the mountain' and a menu you have to see to believe. Brunch will be served from 10:00am till 2:oopm. Call for more information
||Barbeque Benefit for JB Kerns-Ararat at the Elementary School|
Saturday, May 5, starting a t 5pm. Auction at 7pm. Help this soldier who was injured in action in Afghanistan.
||Barbeque Benefit Dinner-Meadows of Dan-May 21|
In honor of Armed Forces Day the Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Rescue Squad will present a benefit barbecue dinner and show at the Meadows of Dan Community Building on Saturday, May 21.
||Grand Opening-Stuart Farm Market - May 6|
You are invited to come to the Grand Opening of the Stuart Downtown Farmer's Market on May 6, 2011, starting at 8am. Master Gardeners selling roses. Knife sharpener onhand. Do your Mother's Day shopping.
||Stuart Elementary Beta Club Sponsors Relay For Life Team|
The Stuart Elementary School Junior Beta club is sponsoring a Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society.
||Hardin Reynolds School Begins Relay For Life Campaign|
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School will begin its annual Relay For Life campaign to support the American Cancer Society. They will be selling footprints for someone who has lost their battle with cancer.
Wall of Remembrance in honor of someone who is battl
||Trevor Bayne Hospitalized at Mayo Clinic|
May 1- According to USA Today, Trevor Bayne, Daytona 500 winner from Wood Brothers Racing has been hospitalized in Mayo Clinic.
See web site: www.usatoday.com
||Blue Ridge Elementary Holds Career Fair-Ararat|
The annual Career Fair was held Friday, April 8. Careers from a variety of fields were present. All 4th through 7th graders visited the stations and learned about the jobs and about the education needed to work in a particular field.
||Heartwood Will Begin Jury Session in May 2011|
The sixth and final Jury Session for Heartwood will take place on May 3 & 4 in Abingdon. This will be the last jury session before Heartwood opens. For the past year and a half, `Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginiaâ€™s Artisan Network has been conducti
||Operation Home Town Hero - JB Kerns of Ararat Injured|
The JB Kerns Benefit fund has been established to help his family with travel and medical expenses while he is in the hospital in Maryland
||More On Buddy Dollarhite Bone Marrow Transplant-Stuart|
From Pam Nowlin: It is with great joy that I share with you that a match has been found for Stuart Fire Department Chief Buddy Dollarhite.
||Trevor Bayne Will Not Race in Richmond This Weekend|
According to Rouush Fenway Racinig, young driver Trevor Bayne will not race this weekend and has been hospitalized undergoing test for an insect bite.
||T-Shirts and Ribbons Available for Joshua B. Kerns Fund Raiser|
Buy a T-Shirt. Support Cpl. Joshua B. Kerns who was injured in Afganistan. From Joy Large, Insurance of Patrick, Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA. Telephone 276-692-6634
||Unemployment Rate in Patrick County Improves|
Apr. 28 - Virginia Department of Employment Commission reports on improved unemployment rate in Patrick County, Virginia going to 9.7% in March 2011.
||PLEASE HELP With Litter Pick Up In Patrick County|
Please take initiative to clean up our environment in Patrick County, VA. See news release below from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
||Small Lodging Workshop-SW Virginia Community College|
Ever thought about opening your home as Bed and Breakfast, building cabins to rent to tourists? Here is an opportunity for you to learn about how to prosper in tourism
||Business Appreciation Week - May 2-6-2011|
Governor Bob McDonnell announced the designation of May 2nd through 6th as Business Appreciation Week 2011 in the Commonwealth. Coordinated each year by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance,
||Exxon Speedpass Program Offers .15 per gallon Discount|
ExxonMobil has an exciting SpeedpassCard Program coming. The Promotion runs from May 2, 2011 â€“ June 30 for existing and new Speedpass customers
||Founder of Randall Knife Society Passes Away|
Rhett Stidham has passed away. His residence was in Meadows of Dan, VA where his Meadows Edge Knife Shop was located. He is survived by his wife, Janie Stidham
||Business After Hours Planned For Edward Jones-Stuart|
The next Chamber "After Hours" program is planned in Patrick County, VA at the Edward Jones Investment Office, Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, VA on May 19, 5:30pm. RSVP required
||Clark Gas & Oil Willing To Help Dispose of Old Propane Cylinders|
Clark Gas and Oil is willing to help dispose of old propane cylinders. Please help clean up our environment in beautiful Patrick County, VA
||Morgan Griffith Gives Report on Jobs In The 9th District|
Normally, we only hear about the businesses that are failing, but there are real life success stories in Southwest Virginia. Despite difficult economic times and extensive government regulation, some businesses in the region are still managing to hire and
||Expanding U. S. 58 Planned in Carroll County|
U. S. 58 road construction projects are planned in the Commonwealth Transportation Board's six-year improvement project. Reference the Martinsville Bulletin (www.martinsvillebulletin.com) and Gov. McDonnell's News Release
||Congressman Morgan Griffith Makes Public Appearance in Stuart, VA|
April 19-Morgan Griffith, U. S. Representative from Salem, VA and our 9th district congressman made a stop in Stuart, VA on Tuesday, April 19 at the Rotary Building.
||Scottich Highland Games-Ararat, VA - Laurel Hill-April 23|
Come celebrate the Scottish Highland Games at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA on April 23. Gates open at 9:00am. Adults $6. Children 12-under Free. Rain or Shine
||Applied Felts To Supply 40 New Jobs To Henry County|
RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Applied Felts, the worldâ€™s largest independent manufacturer of quality felt liners for the cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) industry, will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Henry County
||Clark Gas & Oil Sponsors A College Awareness Assembly|
April 12, 2011 ~ Clark Gas & Oil & the PC Educational Foundation sponsored a College Awareness Assembly at PCHS featuring Travis Wells, News7 Sports Director as the guest speaker.
||Branch Office of Red Cross In Stuart-VA May Close|
April 19-WSET TV news reports that the Stuart, VA Red Cross is subject to closure due to a nationwide restructering. The main regional office is in Martinsville
||Michelle Day Announces Candidacy for School Board-Mayo River District|
Michelle Day announced she will run for Mayo River District School Board position. She is a grad of Patrick County High, 1995. She is married to Matt Day.
||Primland Offers 12 Rounds of Golf for $1200-Meadows of Dan|
Primland's offer for 12 rounds of golf for $1200 includes the cart, from May 1-July 31, 2011. Must be purchased by May 15, 2011. Available for play on Monday, Tuesday and Wesday
||Patrick County Music Assoc. Jamboree-Patrick Springs-April 23|
The monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree will be held at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Doors open at 3:30pm. Headling the music will be the Southern Prophets.
||Stuart Farmer's Market Will Be Open April 22-Friday Morning|
Stuart Farmers market will be open on Friday April 22. Come shop for you Easter Dinner. Items available will be fresh lettuce, spinach, green onions, crafts, handmade soaps, eggs, lamb, baked itmes, and starter plants.
||Roots of American Music-At Star Theatre-Stuart-VA|
Roots of American Music (how hillbillies helped invent it) is a musical tour with a cast of 12 well known musicians that will visit 12 Crooked Road towns during May 10-22. Ticket price $10
||Report on Buddy Dollarhite Day Bone Marrow Drive|
Thanks to each and everyone of you who helped to make our April 2 Chief Buddy Dollarhite Day Bone Marrow Drive a success!!! We swabbed 341 people and are signing more up almost daily
||Report From U. S. Rep. Morgan Griffith- 9th District|
This week Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2011. After much deliberation, I made the decision to vote against the bill.
||U. S. Rep. Morgan Griffith Issues Statement on the "Ryan Budget"|
WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding final passage of the H. Con. Res. 34, the Ryan budget, in the House:
||Gov. McDonnell Declares State of Emergency-Storm Damage|
RICHMOND â€“ Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in response to yesterdayâ€™s severe weather across the Commonwealth, authorizing state agencies to assist local efforts in response and recovery efforts.
||Woodberry Inn Celebrates 1 Yr Anniversary - New Owership|
MEADOWS OF DAN, VA, April 18, 2011: Woodberry Inn, Restaurant and Bar will soon turn 1 under the current owners, Angie and Shep Nance, and will celebrate the milestone with entertainment by Scott Perry on April 30
||Rep. Morgan Griffith Coming to Stuart-April 19|
U. S. Representative Morgan Griffith, Republican, from the 9th District will make a public appearance at the Stuart Rotary Field, John D. Hooker Building on April 19 starting at 12 noon
||Highland Golf Course Gets 13th Ranking-Golf Digest|
The Highland Golf Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA has been named to ranking 13th in Golf Digest ranking of 100 Greatest Public Courses.
||Edward Jones Office in Stuart, VA Holds Ribbon Cutting|
The new Edward Jones office in downtown Stuart, VA held a ribbon cutting for their new office on Friday, April 15, 2011, located at 304 Patrick Avenue.
||Ararat Youth Severely Injured In Afghanistan-Cpl J. B. Kerns|
U. S. Marine CPL J. B. Kerns of Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA lost 2 legs and one arm in an IED explosion recently in Afghanistan.
||Danny Foley Seeks Board of Supervisors Position-Mayo River District|
Danny Foley, Sr. is running for a seat on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors again. He previously served on the Board 2004-2007.
||Patrick County Pink Panthers Run in Susan Komen Race-Roanoke|
Patrick County Pink Panthers team raised $1,555 at the 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen Greater Roanoke Race for the Cure in Green Hill Park ini Salem, ,VA
||Rep. Morgan Griffith Votes No on Continuing Resolution-Washington|
WASHINGTON â€“ Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding his vote against the Continuing Resolution (CR): He Voted No.
||Virginia Rated the Fourth Best State To Make Living-East of Mississipi|
~Money-Rates.com assessed states on avg. wage, unemployment rate, tax rate and cost of living~
||Autumn Arnder Wins America's Senior Miss 2011|
Autumn Kathleen Arnder, age 16 of Mt. Airy, NC has won the America's Senior Miss 2011. She is a past winner of the Virginia State Peach Festival Pageant, Junior Miss, 2009.
||Border Springs Farm Covered by Washinton Post|
April 12-Craig Rogers, from Patrick Springs, VA is covered in this article from the Washington Post. He produces lamb product (grass-fed) from his farm in Patrick County.
||Patrick County School Board Seeking Bids on Water Extensions Project|
The Water Extensions Project includes construction of 2600 LF of 10 inch water line and related improvements. Contract documents can be obtained from Adams-Heath Construction
||Major Construction Project at Stuart Rotary Building|
Stuart Rotary has a major construction project at their Woodland Drive location in Stuart, VA. Photo by Tom Bishop, April 12, 2011
||Scottish Highland Games Planned for Apr 23 at Ararat-VA|
The 4th Annual Scottish Highland Games is planned for at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA, at the birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA
||Governor Announces 500 Jobs in Henry County|
Apr 11-Governor McDonnell Announces More than 500 New Jobs in Henry County. $15 million operations center to be opened by ICF International
||Wood Brothers Autograph Signing Planned-April 1-Stuart-VA|
Wood Brothers Racing has planned an autograph signing by driver Trevor Bayne at the Wood Brothers Race Museum in Stuart, VA on April 1st, 5-8pm
||St. Patrick's Day Weekend at The Woodberry Inn from March 17 thru 20|
The Woodberry Inn has planned some delicious weekend specials to bring out the Irish in everyone.
||VA Parkway License Plate -Friends of Parkway|
FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway has a special project underway to benefit the Parkway! A new specialty license plate will soon be available in Virginia, and the best part is that 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Parkway
||The Annual Stuart's Apple Dumpling Festival held Saturday,October 16th|
There will be live bands, numerous artist and craftsmen that will be located in the new revitalized downtown area, offering exhibits and local crafts selling their products from 10:00am till 4:00pm.
||Fashion Show Is Very Colorful-Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA|
The Ladies Fashion Show, 1800's style, was a popular event a the Annual Civil War Reenactment at Laurel Hill, Birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, Ararat, VA.
|| LoversLeap Birdhouses-Henriedda Crafters New Hours|
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours will be 8:00am till 5:00pm
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