||CONGRATULATIONS TO WANDA'S JEWELRY - VOTED 1ST PLACE IN BEST WINDOW DECORATIONS|
The town of Stuart has spoken and the results are in:
Wanda's Jewelry- 1st Place with Attorney Chris Corbetts office in for a 2nd place win, and last but not least, the EMS Building on East Blue Ridge, located across from SubWay, placed 3rd.
The Town Office would like to thank all those who participated and to remind everyone that entered: EVERY BUSINESS IS A WINNER.
||WANT TO WIN "BREAKFAST IN BED"?|
The Merchants of Main Street are now selling tickets, 1 ticket for $5.00 or 3 for $10.00, and proceeds will benefit The Caring Hearts Free Clinic's breast cancer care and prevention costs.
||STUART BAPTIST CHURCH IS NOW COLLECTING FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD|
The National collection for shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Stuart Baptist Church is the collection site for Patrick County. You may drop off your boxes Nov. 17-21 6-8pm, Nov. 22 10-2pm, Nov. 23 1-4pm, and Nov. 24 9-10am.
||IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR FOR THE CHRISTMAS CHEER PROGRAM|
The 2014 Christmas Cheer program is up and running. Applications have been distributed throughout the Patrick County school system, Piedmont Community Services, Social Services, Family Preservation, Blue Ridge Counseling and area Head Start/Early Head Start facilities. Families participating in the Christmas Cheer program need to return their completed application to one of those agencies by Friday, October 31, 2014.
||APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL IN THE TOWN OF STUART|
Saturday, October 18th, rain or shine, from 10:00am till 4:00pm, you will be entertained with live music performances by our local talented musicians of all ages.
Also outstanding artisans, jewelry, jellies, preserves, housewares and more will available for purchasing.
Of course there will be plenty of our local FRESH APPLES available for your purchase as well.
||APPLE DUMPLING FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK|
Apple Dumpling Festival 5k Run/Walk is on October 18th, 2014 at 8am in Downtown Stuart, VA. The proceeds from the race benefits DRBA and trail development in Patrick County.
Race is presented by EMI Security. Packet pickup is on race day from 7 - 7:45am in the parking lot associated with the Patrick County Food Bank.
||MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS|
Mountain Valley Hospice is seeking energetic individuals that want to make a difference in their community to be volunteers. There will a training class held Saturday November 11 & 13 -- 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Mountain Valley Hospice office (18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart). There is no cost for the class, but you must register to attend. Contact Pat Younger at 1-888-789-2922 today
||STUART BAPTIST CHURCH IS NOW SELLING THEIR APPLE BUTTER|
Stuart Baptist Church has Apple Butter for sale at the church Mon.-Fri. 9-12. There will also be a booth at the Apple Dumpling Festival. Call 276-694-3440 108 W. Blue Ridge St. Stuart, VA
||EARLY FALL SPECIALS FROM GORDON TRENT GOLF COURSE|
EARLY FALL SPECIALS!
Great Rates for Everyone!!
WEEKDAYS ALL players - $18 for 18 holes.
Bring a foursome after 12:00pm play 18 holes for $60.00.
WEEKENDS - Bring 4 after 11:00 a.m.
play 18 holes for $88.00 or ALL DAY for $100
2 Play 18 after 2:00 for $30
2 play nine holes for $18.
This Deal is Valid thru
||A MESSAGE FROM DELEGATE CHARLES POINDEXTER 9TH DISTRICT REPRESENTIVE|
Last week, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services announced that several schools in Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties will receive grant funding for school safety and security infrastructure. Last year, the Virginia General Assembly passed HB 2343 establishing the "School Security Infrastructure Improvement Fund" and "Local School Safety Fund." The 2013 budget amendments authorized over $6 million for this fund, and the 2014 budget authorized an additional $6 million. I was a co-patron and voted in favor of HB 2343, which was proposed by Republicans in the House of Delegates, and supported the budget amendments that funded these grants.
||OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS FRANKENWEENIE OCTOBER 3RD|
Movie Friday October 3 at the Memorial Building at Rotary Field. Music at 7pm, movie at 8 pm. Free movie Frankenweenie. Bring your chairs and come enjoy the evening without threat of rain.
Presented by Outdoor Entertainment.
||24TH ANNUAL CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT AND LIVING HISTORY AT LAUREL HILL|
October 4th and 5th at Laurel Hill in Ararat is the event that pays a special tribute to General J.E.B Stuart, the famous Patrick County native, on the 150th anniversary of his passing.
||AMERISTAFF JOB FAIR TO BE HELD AT PATRICK COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER IN STUART|
October 7th from 9:00am till 2:00pm the AmeriStaff personnel will be at the Patrick Henry Community College and taking applications from persons for several job openings.
Be sure to bring a resume and dress appropriately.
There will be criminal background check and drug testing is required.
You may apply online at: www.ameristaff.com
AmeriStaff is located in Martinsville, Virginia and there is
NEVER A FEE
||9TH ANNUAL CORN MAZE DAYS AT DOE RUN FARM IN ARARAT NOW OPEN|
Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Pumpkin Launcher, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Pumpkins Fresh Popcorn, Apple Pies, Corn Maze T-Shirts, & More!
Fresh Produce, Apples, Potatoes, Gourds, and a Large Variety of Decorative Pumpkins!
Opens - September 27th thru November 1st.
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm & Sunday 1 - 7 PM
Weedays Group Reservation Only
Buddy and Jeanie Puckett
||PRIMLAND INVITES YOU TO A COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL |
Come to Primland and see future PGA greats compete.
Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to get a close-up look at golfers who have the potential for PGA greatness! On September 29 and 30, some of the country's best college level golfers will compete in the Primland Collegiate Invitational. This first-ever event will be hosted by Wake Forest University and play out on the uniquely challenging Highland Course. Plan to be part of this inaugural 54-hole stroke play event.
Monday, September 29: First round of the 54-hole stroke play tournament begins at 8 am, followed by second round (continuous play).
||STANBURN 'FALL HARVEST' FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 27TH|
Our Fall Harvest Festival will be September 27 from Noon-6pm. Marcie Horne will be opening from 12:30-2:30 and Slick Jr. & the Reactors will be playing from 3:00-6:00. Tickets are $10 in advance (in the tasting room, online, and at Honduras Coffee Shop) and $15 at the gate. Ages 12-20 and designated drivers are $5. Come out and enjoy the day with us. Vineyard and winery tours are available, music, wine, and a day of fun for everyone.
||HAPPY 'FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS' QUILTED COLORS|
Happy Birthday to Quilted Colors. We have just marked our first year in business and my how things have changed! Our shelves are loaded with beautiful, colorful fabrics just waiting for your imagination to create a work or art. We are most pleased with the addition of Charlotte Gardner to our staff. Her expertise in quilting, as well as business practices, are a welcome addition to our resources.
||EARLY FALL SPECIALS FROM GORDON TRENT GOLF COURSE|
Great Rates for Everyone!!
WEEKDAYS ALL players - $18 for 18 holes.
Bring a foursome after 12:00pm play 18 holes for $60.00.
WEEKENDS - Bring 4 after 11:00 a.m.
play 18 holes for $88.00 or ALL DAY for $100
This Deal is Valid thru: 9/30/2014
||LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT THE STAR THEATRE IN STUART, VA|
The Bantam Brothers are seasoned, professional Magicians Chris Burch and Cory Holder. The generously proportioned duo will be presenting Magical, Manic Mayhem, their brand new comedy magic show in two acts. The show features mind reading, escapes, large men in tutus, balloons, and other surreal bits of comedy that will leave you in stitches. Together they have a combined 60+ years of experience in Magic and Comedy.
||DAN RIVER BASIN ASSOCIATION'S FIRST 'FALL RIVER CLEAN UP' OCTOBER 4TH|
The Dan River Basin Association’s October 4 outing will be a 5-mile cleanup float on the Dan River from Whetstone Creek to Eden. Meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the NC Wildlife Access in Eden, locally called the Boat Landing (36.4752, -79.7503), participants will paddle through several navigation sites, well-preserved nineteenth century river structures now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The navigation structures provide easy passage through shallow areas, making this a Class I section, suitable for novice paddlers.
Boats may be rented from Three Rivers Outfitters, 336-627-6215, www.3-r-o.com. Boaters are asked to choose canoes, which can hold more debris than kayaks.
||THE FINAL CONCERT AT THE BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTRE|
You won't want to miss The Blue Ridge Music Center's 2014 Concert Season Finale Concert with Grammy Award Winning Bluegrass Group The Steep Canyon Rangers + guests The New Spring Valley Boys.
We hope you'll also consider joining us for a specialPre-Show Music-Mingle Artist Reception sponsored by Creek Bottom Brews of Galax. The Pre-Show Reception will be held in the breezeway of the Music Center beginning at 2 PM. Only 100 tickets will be sold for the Pre-Show Reception, so be sure to get yours now.
October 11th @ 4 PM / $20
BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER
2014 SEASON FINALE CONCERT
presented by The Winston-Salem Journal & Wells Fargo
and featuring: THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS +
THE NEW SPRING VALLEY BOYS
||THE BLACK DOG MUSIC AND BBQ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 13TH|
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th FROM 11AM-5PM
This Saturday, Chateau Morrisette presents The Black Dog Music and BBQ Festival, a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. There will be over twenty competitors seeking their share of the $7200 purse. (A few spaces left if you want to compete...call Sally 540-593-9223). Additionally, festival goers can purchase BBQ from five different venders. Music will be provided by the Grammy nominated, Nashville based band, The Greencards. Immediately following at about 2:30, the ever-popular Mountain Heart will take the stage.
||SEATED EXERCISE CLASS AT THE PATRICK COUNTY LIBRARY |
A Seated Exercise class taught by Sharon Mason every Monday from 4:00-5:00pm at the library starting Monday September 22.
Join us for a head-to-toe conditioning workout that will leave you feeling strong, relaxed and focused. The combination of toning, firming, and range of motion movements from dance, yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates are designed to improve overall flexibility, balance, and endurance. All movements are done either standing or seated in a chair. This is an excellent stress and tension release workout.
Patrick County Library
Sharon Mason, Instructor
||PATRICK HENRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE VETERINARY ASSISTANT COURSE |
Our VETERINARY ASSISTANT program will prepare you to assist a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks.
||STOP, DROP & RUN 5K WINNERS!|
Saturday morning was great morning to run the Stop, Drop and Run 5K in Stuart. Fifty-seven runners and walkers took to the streets of Uptown Stuart for the Stuart Fire Department building fundraiser event.
||PRIMLAND DRIVING EXPERIENCE-ONLY A FEW SPOTS REMAINING|
||THE PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD ARE COSPONSORING THE COUNTY’S SECOND LEADERSHIP TRAINING CLASS|
Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, or those interested in simply learning more about the workings of and opportunities in Patrick County, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
This nine-month program will give participants a chance to interact with community leaders and institutions. Each monthly session will be a day-long focus on different aspects of the community, including town and county government, education, arts, business, nonprofit organizations, and tourism
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD 'LIVING HISTORY CIVIL WAR CAMP'|
Living History Civil War Camp. Friday-Sunday, September 26-28
Become a Civil War soldier for a weekend and learn drills, maneuvers, skirmishes and other fun lessons. You will be assigned roles in the camp and can earn rank and promotions for good work. All meals are provided from dinner on Friday night through breakfast on Sunday morning. A parent is welcome to attend as well. A special drill presentation for parents and friends on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. Bring extra clothes, a sleeping bag, and a pillow. Camp will be held rain or shine; the Continuing Education Center will be available for shelter if rain or storms make being outside unsafe. For boys and girls ages 7-12. $40 per student; $20 for accompanying parent or adult. Registration and 50% deposit required by September 12
||BLUE RIDGE MUSIC CENTER 2014 SEASON FINALE CONCERT |
THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS +
THE NEW SPRING VALLEY BOYS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 @ 4 PM / $20
You won't want to miss The Blue Ridge Music Center's 2014 Concert Season Finale Concert with 2 x Grammy Award Winning Bluegrass Group The Steep Canyon Rangers + guests The New Spring Valley Boys.
||PLEASE DONATE TO THE DRBA ART IN NATURE AUCTION/ DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUG 31, 2014|
DRBA has started acquiring pieces for its 2014 Art in Nature Auction. We are looking for artwork, jewelry, photographs, furniture, crafts - just about anything that is made from natural media, items that support nature (birdhouses, etc.), and nature-themed items. All proceeds from the Art in Nature Auction help support the protection the Dan River Basin.
Artists, crafts people, hobbyists of all ages from North Carolina and Virginia are invited to submit one or more pieces for DRBA to use in the art auction.
DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AUG 31, 2014
||CITIZENS AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE AND CONTACT 3RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY CUP|
On Saturday August 30, 2014 Citizens Against Family Violence and CONTACT Listen Line will sponsor the third annual Community Cup Softball fundraiser. This year’s event will feature a softball game between law enforcement agencies and community members in Martinsville/Henry County versus law enforcement personnel in Danville. The Community Cup will feature fun for the whole family, including pre-game music, a dunking booth, 50/50 raffle, pizza, drinks, and the featured showdown between the law enforcement agencies
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD PRESENTS: SASQUATCH SEPTEMBER 13TH|
Is there a large, bipedal creature roaming the forests of Virginia? Have you had a sighting or encounter with this creature?
Find out more about the legendary creature known as “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot” on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. when Billy Willard of Sasquatch Watch of Virginia will host a presentation on the latest research and theories about its origin and existence.
The presentation will include reported sightings in Virginia, alleged sounds and vocalizations and film and video footage. Over the years, many researchers have gathered information from eyewitnesses and have noticed some common features of Sasquatch. The presentation will discuss these common features as well as suggest some common theories discussed in the research field today.
||WES COLOR-A-THON RUN/WALK WITH WOOLWINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014
Entry Fee: $25.00 registration fee, includes T-shirt (Please make checks payable to: Woolwine Elementary School)
Race Day Info: The 5K will begin at Whorley Machinery and end at the Bob White Bridge/ Smith River Church of the Brethren parking lot. Registration and bib/t-shirt pickup will begin at 8 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. There will be one water stop at about the halfway point. Post race refreshments will be available.
Beneficiary: This race will be held as a fundraiser for Woolwine Elementary School.
||REBLES 5K RUN/WALK OCTOBER 4TH IN CRITZ|
Rebels 5K Run/Walk
“Rebels Snapping At Your Heels Race”
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Age Division: 14 and under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64, 65 & up.
Entry Fees: Students $10.00 w/o a T-Shirt and $15.00 with T-Shirt
Adults and Nonstudents: $20.00 until September 19th & $25.00 after September 19th Shirts will be available to all that register by September 13th.
||2014-15 LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY PROGRAM NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead are cosponsoring the county’s second leadership training class. Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, or those interested in simply learning more about the workings of and opportunities in Patrick County, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
This nine-month program will give participants a chance to interact with community leaders and institutions. Each monthly session will be a day-long focus on different aspects of the community, including town and county government, education, arts, business, nonprofit organizations, and tourism.
||UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CLASSES AT THE ARTISAN CENTER IN MARTINSVILLE|
Upcoming September classes include the different choices listed below.
For information or to register, call (276)656-5461 or visit: www.TheArtisanCenter.org
||COLLEGE FOR OLDER ADULTS AT THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD - CRITZ|
The College for Older Adults (COA) is a program for persons aged 50 and older who share a love of lifelong learning. The program offers each person the opportunity to take “serious” or “fun” classes, meet new friends, broaden their scope of interests--or even share their own knowledge with others.
Memberships in COA are $50 per term and all persons ages 50 and older are eligible for membership. You may enroll in as many classes as you like during the term of your membership.
Registrations are due by September 12. After this date, regis- tration is $60. If you plan to take ONLY the hiking classes, you can do this for only $35!
NOTE: Some classes may be limited in class size, and enrollments will be on a first come-first served basis. Art classes have additional fees. Fitness classes do require a release form, but that release DOES NOT have to be signed by a physician.
|| THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 39TH ANNUAL J.E.B. STUART ART SHOW WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 4- OCTOBER 30, 201|
The Art Show Opening Reception and Awards will be held on Thursday, September 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. People's Choice voting will continue throughout the exhibition with the winner announced on Tuesday, November 4.
This year's judge is Meaghan Dee, a practicing graphic designer and artist who teaches full-time for the Visual Communication and Design department at Virginia Tech. Dee’s research focuses on generative methods of mark-making and the human interpretation of form. Additionally, she investigates the creation and analysis of glitch imagery. Dee received her Bachelors at University of Illinois, with a focus in Graphic Design, and a Masters of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a focus in Visual Communication Design.
||PATRICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOST NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON AUGUST 5TH|
This event will take place at DeHart Park in Stuart. "AMERICA'S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME" was an initiative created to improve solidarity between law enforcement agencies and the public in preventing and fighting crime.
The Night Out will feature a cookout with hot dogs, chips and drinks, swimming at the pool and live music at the pavilion.
A corn-hole tournament will be held, with registration until 6:15 pm.
THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
||LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND CHALLENGE CAMP|
In partnership with Patrick County Public Schools and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, the Reynolds Homestead sponsored the third annual Challenge Camp for rising 4th to 8th grade gifted and talented students. Transportation was the theme for the camp focusing on the science, technology, engineering, art, and math that can be discovered when studying transportation.
The camp began on Monday, June 23, with a visit to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg. Students learned about the Smart Road used to test vehicles and drivers under different road conditions. Following a visit to the control tower, the students were allowed to ride their school bus on the Smart Road and take a tour inside the Smart Bridge located on the road.
||PATRICK COUNTY AGRICULTRAL FAIR WANTING VENDORS|
Are you looking for a great opportunity to market your company and join the Chamber for our 2nd VIP Night at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair? Then we have the perfect idea for your business.
A limited number of vendor booths are available for the Patrick County Agricultural Fair exhibit hall. The Fair will be held September 16 - 20 at Rotary Field 420 Woodland Drive in Stuart , Virginia .
“The exhibit hall is a great way for companies and organizations to reach a large audience,” said B. Clark, one of the Exhibit Hall organizers. “We typically have more than 12,000 people attend the Fair each year.”
||GINGERBREAD CREATIONS IS NOW A BAKERY IN BUSINESS|
Located at 112 Main Street in Stuart, Virginia, Ingrid is in business to satisfy that 'sweet tooth' when desiring something perfect to 'satisfy that sweet need'.
The business opened July 9th with a ribbon cutting and there was a FULL HOUSE that bought everything IN THE HOUSE.
The business hours at this time are: Wednesday through Friday from 9:00am till 4:00pm.
Stop by and have yourself a cup of java and a sweet taste of the delights that are served from her 'on location' kitchen.
Orders are taken for special items and baked goods you may call: 276-299-6466 to place them. If she does not answer it is due to 'taking something wonderful out of the oven', so call back!
Hope to see you there!
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD PARTICIPATES IN THE FEEDING AMERICA PROGRAM|
In cooperation with Feeding America Southwest Virginia, the Reynolds Homestead will be participating in a drive to collect peanut butter for those in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed food items but one that is rarely donated. Every single jar donated will be such a blessing to a struggling family or individual. Creamy peanut butter is the best as much of this is going to the elderly. Throughout July, we will be collecting peanut butter, so when you come by, please drop off a jar for the Patrick County Food Bank. Anyone making a donation will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to either a Dinner and a Movie Night or a Jazz on the Lawn Concert. Winner’s choice!
||SPENCER-PENN CENTRE OFFERS DIGNITY MEMORIAL ESCAPE SCHOOL|
Spencer-Penn Centre is excited to offer the nationally acclaimed Dignity Memorial® Escape School® for children ages 8 to 12 on July 8 at 2:30 pm! Presented free of charge by local Dignity Memorial funeral service providers, the program teaches critical abduction prevention and life-saving tactics on how to survive in dangerous situations. Dignity Memorial Escape School, featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, America’s Most Wanted and Good Morning America, helps to dispel fear by teaching proactive strategies in a fun, non-threatening manner. Parents are encouraged to attend this beneficial program with their kids to reinforce the knowledge that leads to smart choices.
||ON EXHIBITION: IN/FINITE EARTH. IN/FINITE EARTH IS THE 12TH EXHIBITION IN VSA AND VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA'S ANNUAL EMERGING YOUNG ARTISTS |
This longtime collaboration is an unprecedented opportunity for visual artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. In/finite Earth asked Emerging Young Artists to showcase work that illuminates innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. Regardless of continent, country, or culture, over six billion people draw sustenance from the shared resources of our planet, repercussions for which are still unfolding. In/finite Earth is a call to artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future. The 15 recipients were awarded a total of $60,000 in prize money generously provided by Volkswagen.
The exhibition debuted at the Smithsonian Institution's S. Dillon Ripley Center in fall 2013 and will be on display at the Reynolds Homestead throughout July and August 2014. It will open to the public on Wednesday, July 9.
||THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD IS SEEKING ENTRIES FOR THE J.E.B. SUTART ART SHOW|
J.E.B. Stuart Art Show Seeking Entries: Plans are in the works for the hosting of the 39th Annual J.E.B. Stuart Art Show at the Reynolds Homestead. More than 3,000 visitors will see the show which is on exhibition during September and October. All work must be your original work, completed within the past three years and not shown in a previous J.E.B. Stuart Art Show. Artists must reside in Patrick, Surry, Stokes, Henry, Franklin, Floyd, or Carroll county. Natives of Patrick County and members of Bull Mountain Arts living anywhere may enter. Two works of art may be shown. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20.00 per artist for adults and $10.00 per artist for students. Please make checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech. Artists 18 years of age or older are entered into the adult category; high school students in grades 8-12 are eligible for the student category.
||GORDON TRENT GOLF COURSE OFFER'S GOLF AND LUNCH ON FRIDAYS|
Play ALL DAY on Fridays for $21.00 AND receive lunch on us; WEDNESDAY IS "JUNIOR" DAY- all players 59 and under play 18 holes for $15.
||2014 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE|
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced that this year’s official chamber ornament and mug design will feature the Patrick County High School Cougar Logo.
The ornaments and mugs are part of a series that is now in its 29th year of depicting landmarks and events unique to the County.
This year’s ornament was designed by Chamber Executive Tim Collins in close collaboration with Patrick County High School Principal, Trey Cox. Cox, who also serves on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, said, “The use of the traditional cougar logo will allow more people to identify immediately with the design.”
||PLATES FOR THE PARKWAY WITH CHATEAU MORRISETTE|
Have lunch with us on June 19th and a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
So make a reservation now and help the parkway and enjoy a wonderful lunch with a even better view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The 'Chateau' is located at 287 Winery Rd in Floyd, VA..
Call; 540-593-2865 or check out the website: www.thedogs.com for more information about upcoming events.
||GIVE YOUR CHILD AN EARLY HEAD START WITH OUR HEAD START PROGRAM|
Give Your Child an Early Head Start
Our Head Start and Early Head Start program recognizes parents as children’s primary teachers. Being a parent is one of the most challenging – and rewarding – jobs you will ever face. Head Start and Early Head Start gives you the encouragement, support and tools you need to guide and grow your family.
Home-Based Families receive a weekly home visit from a specially trained Family Educator who brings activities and materials to promote your child’s development, health, and education. Enrolled families that are expecting receive up -to-date information on fetal development and are inspired to embrace a healthy lifestyle. All families enjoy socialization activities or play groups twice a month.
Early Head Start Center-Based Infants and Toddlers .
||LOCAL BUSINESS WINS SECOND PLACE FOR HAVING THE BEST PIZZA IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA|
Elizabeth's Pizzeria in Martinsville, Virginia was voted SECOND BEST IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA BY VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE.
Our local location is:
P. O. Box 236
22059 JEB Stuart Hwy. Driving Directions
Patrick Springs, VA 24133
Fax: 276-340-1916 cell
Contact: Tony DiMaro
So stop by and see just why they are voted to be the BEST PIZZA .
||10TH ANNUAL COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL SATURDAY IN WOOLWINE|
FREE PARKING and NO ADMISSION FEE. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of construction of Jack's Creek Covered Bridge.
Historical exhibits of area churches, schools and businesses that were in existence in 1914 will be displayed.
||BUSHELS & BARRELS SATURDAY, JUNE 21ST AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD IN CRITZ, VA|
A full line up of great music, food and refreshments.
This is the second annual Bushels and Barrels Local Food, Wine and Beer Festival to promote local growers and producers.
Tickets or now on sale: VIP $30.00 and include a private concert on Friday, June 20th at 7:00pm with Les Moore Trio and VIP Parking.
Advance tickets are $12.00 and day of the event they are $18.00.
||BUSINESS AFTER HOURS WITH OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT HOSTING THE EVENT|
This month we take our After Hours outdoors with the help of one of the County’s brightest new businesses, Outdoor Entertainment LLC. Stop by the Chamber parking lot Tuesday June 24, 2014 starting at 5:30 for an evening of music, fun, and fellowship. Plus Stanburn Winery will be on hand for a wine tasting. Please RSVP by June 20, 2014 to reserve your spot.
||TREAT YOUR DAD TO A 'SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY' AT PRIMLAND JUNE 13TH-15TH|
Zipping across mountaintops with the family in two-person ATVs...Sampling a tasting of craft whiskeys in the 19th Pub...Catching a beautiful wild trout in crystal clear mountain stream waters...Playing the pristine Highland Course...Treat your Dad to a weekend he won't soon forget.
View June calendar of events
Special Rate for Father's Day
Mountain Rooms Start at
per room, double occupancy
For other June dates please call 276.222.3800
Not applicable for existing reservations. Limited availability.Single occupancy rooms available upon request.
2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
866.960.7746 • primland.com
||MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE SPONSORES A BRIGHTER DAYS FREE CHILDREN'S CAMP|
FREE ONE DAY CAMP for children ages 6-12 years of age who have lost a loved one in the past 2 years.
Call Patricia at 276-694-4416 for more information and to register the child: MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN JUNE 13TH
This event will be held in DeHart Park in Stuart from 8:30am till 5:30pm.
||VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST IN OPERATING THE TOBACCO BARN AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD|
Tobacco at the Reynolds Homestead Spotlight on Volunteers
Spring has sprung, and so has the tobacco – in a small plot near the tobacco barn. Thanks go out to Edie LeMons for providing the tobacco slips, Kyle Peer for turning the field, and Tom Steele for tilling and planting the tobacco. We are seeking volun- teers with tobacco experience to assist with caring for the plants. If you would be willing to help, please call 276.694.7181.
||A BLUE RIDGE HAVEN LOG CABIN ON THE DAN RIVER AVAILABLE FOR RENT FOR FLOYDFEST |
A Blue Ridge Haven
Authentic Log Cabin Vacation Rental Properties Along the Dan River
Call/text 703.554.4420 for an immediate response
Three cabins available
Floyfest 2014 availability: 1 cabin.
Offering "3" almost identical cabins located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Dan River in the heart of the Blue Ridge Highlands. We are 1 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, within 5 miles of Chateau Morrisette (www.thedogs.com) and Villa Appalacchia (www.villaappalaccia.com), and 3 miles from Mabry Mill. 'A Blue Ridge Haven' offers the perfect retreat for a family vacation or a getaway for two.
||SUNDAY SOUNDS AT THE CHATEAU MORRISETTE EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUNE THROUGH OCTOBER|
Enjoy Live Intertainment on the Courtyard from 1:00-4:00pm)
Located at 287 Winery Road in beautiful Floyd County.
Wine tasting and food made available for purchase.
||SPECIAL BED & BREAKFAST RATES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE AT PRIMLAND|
The summer season at Primland is an exceptional time. As the days lengthen and the nights warm, our 12,000 acres come alive. Perhaps you'd like to try a new sport like fly fishing, or geocaching. Or maybe you want to blaze trails on an ATV, mountain bike or horseback. If you've never golfed on the world-class Highland Course, the scenery alone will amaze you. Take time to marvel at the stars in our observatory dome or while toasting s'mores in front of the firepit. If you spend some time with us, we think you'll find that uncommon experiences are typical at Primland.
||A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT THE 2014 PRIMLAND DRIVING EXPERIENCE|
This 2014 Primland Experience take place September 22nd - 24th.
Racing legends Tom Kristensen and Harold Primat invite you to an all day driving thrill at the Virginia Internationsl Raceway with a two night stay at Primland.
||PRESENTING THE MARY JO & CHARLIE SHOW WITH RON PENDLETON & TOMMY MORSE AND FEATURING BERNIE COVENEY|
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, one of the most awarded bands in Bluegrass music history, are slated to headline the main stage at this year’s 4th Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in Floyd, Virginia on Saturday, May 24 from 11am until 10pm. After forming in 1991, the band has become one of the world's top bluegrass groups with seven straight International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards for Vocal Group of the Year, and five more awards honoring Moore as IBMA's Male Vocalist of the Year.
||CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT 'THE CHATEAU'|
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
CHATEAU MORRISETTE WINERY AND RESTAURANT
Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant will be open this Memorial Day Weekend, including Memorial Day Monday. Join us for tastings, tours, scenic vistas, relaxing, and of course dining in our four-star restaurant.
Veterans and active Military in uniform or with ID receive 15% off their meal in our restaurant and a complimentary tasting in our Tasting Room. Offer is valid 5/23/14-5/26/14.
||DELEGATE CHARLES POINDEXTER WINS VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE |
Delegate Charles Poindexter Wins Virginia Chamber of Commerce "Champion of Free Enterprise Award"
Recognized for support of pro-business issues during 2014 legislative session
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today announced that for the second consecutive year Delegate Charles Poindexter (R-Franklin) has been awarded the "Champion of Free Enterprise Award" and earned a score of 100% in the Virginia Chamber's Legislative Report Card for the 2014 General Assembly Session. The Legislative Report Card, which is calculated each year based on legislators' voting records on the principles and issues outlined in the Chamber's Blueprint Virginia: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth, recognizes legislators for their support of initiatives that will help move Virginia forward.
||INAUGURAL LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY CLASS GRAUATIONS|
On Wednesday, May 14, the first 9 graduates of the Leadership Patrick County program—a partnership between the Reynolds Homestead and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce—were honored in a ceremony featuring keynote speaker Del. Charles Poindexter of the 9th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
The program began as a collaboration among Homestead director Julie Walters Steele and Senior Program Manager Lisa Martin, and Tim Collins, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the program is to encourage community leadership in Patrick County by developing participants’ leadership skills and equipping them with knowledge of issues facing the county.
The nine participants were sponsored by their employers, and they spent the year learning more about their own personal leadership skills, group dynamics, the local environment and infrastructure, economic development and land use planning, local and state government, education, social systems, health care, communications, arts, recreation and tourism.
||THE JEB STUART BIRTHPLACE TRUST ANNOUNCES “LAUREL HILL DAY” ON MAY 24TH|
The JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust announces “Laurel Hill Day” on
May 24, 2014 at Laurel Hill, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA,
beginning at 10:00 A. M. The Board of Directors,
Membership and supporters will celebrate and commemorate the life of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, on this special day with food, fellowship, music entertainment, birthplace tours and special guest speakers. Admission is free.
||SPRING INTO MAY AT PRIMLAND WITH THIS SPECIAL RATE.|
Primland in May is a blossoming Blue Ridge masterpiece simply waiting to be discovered. Play world-class golf, take in miles of panoramic views on ATVs, and luxuriate in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Relax in the 19th Pub with our spirit and wine tastings or explore other galaxies in our Tour of the Universe. May your dreams carry you above and beyond.
Lodge Rates Start At $179 per night
Use Code SPRNG
Available dates include May 6, 11, 14, 18.
Not applicable for existing reservations. Limited availability.
For more information please call reservations at 276.222.3800.
2000 Busted Rock Road Meadows of Dan , VA 24120
866.960.7746 • primland.com
||MOVIES AT THE STUART FARMERS MARKET 'NOW PLAYING' THOR: THE DARK WORLD|
Friday May 9 THOR: the Dark World 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.
||OPENING DAY FOR THE MABRY MILL RESTAURANT ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY|
May 1st is the day to stop in for the seasonal opening of one of the most visited spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located at MP#176 in Meadows of Dan, Virginia THE MILL offers a variety of pancakes with it's signature Mabry Mill Buckwheat Cakes and also a number of other choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Opens at 7:00am. Call 276-952-2947 for more information.
||PRIMLAND RESORT HOSTS A SPRING JOB FAIR MAY 3RD IN MEADOWS OF DAN|
Primland, a luxury resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is seeking high energy individuals with a passion for gracious hospitality and an appreciation of the natural beauty of the region.
Come up to Primland, meet our team and apply for your new position!
WHEN: MAY 3RD WHERE: STABLES SALOON AT PRIMLAND
TIME: 10:00AM till 2:00PM
Located in Meadows of Dan, Virginia if you need directions go to:www.primland.com/getting-here
||WHEO'S ANNUAL AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE RADIO-A-THON|
The public is invited to attend WHEO’s annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Radio-a-thon. It will be broadcasted live on WHEO Radio (1270 AM) from the Hooker Building at Rotary Field, Stuart, this Friday, May 2nd from 6 AM to 6 PM. Stop by at Rotary and enjoy live local entertainment and fellowship while serving a great cause.. Breakfast and Lunch will be served by God’s Cooking Crew. Proceeds from the Radio-a-thon will go to help fight cancer in our community.
||THE STUART FARMERS MARKET WILL HOST IT'S GRAND OPENING THIS FRIDAY MAY 2 |
The Stuart Farmers Market will host it's Grand Opening this Friday May 2 from 8 am to 12 pm. Vendors will be on site with fresh locally grown greens, lettuces, green onions, fresh eggs, pork and beef products, baked items, crafts and boiled peanuts.
||IS WORK KEEPING YOU AWAY FROM SOMETHING YOU LOVE? LIKE GOLF|
Get away for the afternoon and relax with some friends after work.
Join us for a Captains Choice (Bunny Hop) every Wednesday starting at 5:30pm for $16/player.
Every third Wednesday enjoy a delicious Cookout after play for $5 extra/player.
Starting Monday April 21st play ALL day Monday-Friday for $25!
After 3:00pm play until dusk for just $20.
||SPRING CAMP OUT WITH REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD|
Kick off the late but welcome arrival of spring this year with a family and friends Camp Out at Rock Spring at the Reynolds Homestead on May 2. Families are invited to come and set up a tent and enjoy an evening and morning of fun events for all ages.
Set up begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by a hot dog supper roasted over the campfire. Chad Lange of Nature Freaks will be there to lead the group on a nature hike, a night-time bug hunt, and other fun outdoor activities and crafts. And, of course, there will be s’mores!
For those who love looking at the stars, Lloyd Cannaday, professor at Patrick Henry Community College, will have his telescope which brings the Milky Way seemingly right to the fingertips. The moon will only have 6% visibility, making it nearly perfect for viewing the night sky.
A continental breakfast will be provided on Saturday morning, and while the adults are packing up their camping gear, Lange will lead a children’s nature hike, discovering all of the special morning “critters” out and about on the Homestead property.
||GORDON TRENT GOLF CLUB OFFERS A 'LADIES LEAGUE EVENT'|
NINE for NINE: Nine holes for nine weeks, beginning May 9th at 9:00am for only $9.00 each week.
This is your chance to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and 'good times with your lady friends' and get some well deserved relaxing fun at this wonderful course.:
Located in Stuart on 2160 Golf Course Road.
Call: 276-694-3805 and ask for Dewey Hinnant for more information.
||PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 'BLOCK PARTY'|
Friday, May 2nd is the date for entertainment , food and wine.
The public is invite to dance the night away from 6:00-8:00pm at the
parking lot in front of the Chamber office located at 103-B-Stonewall Court in Stuart. This is a family-friendly event and it is FREE.
Live music, featuring Michael Ray Fain and the Rye Cove Band.
Hope to see you there!!!!
||OPENING DAY FOR THE STUART FARMERS MARKET IS MAY2ND|
The long awaited day will be here on the first Friday in May and we all are looking forward to seeing what the market will be offering our locals.
The usual hours of 8:00am till 12Noon will still be effective and hope to see everyone there to WELCOME OUR LOCAL FARMERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE.
||SPRING INTO APRIL AT PRIMLAND WITH THIS SPECIAL RATE|
Your most memorable trip is only as far as Virginia 's Blue Ridge Mountains , where Primland elevates April's charms. Play world-class golf for $135, explore the "Grand Canyon of Virginia" by kayak, and luxuriate in one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 U.S. Spas. Relax in the 19th Pub with our spirit and wine tastings or explore other galaxies in our Tour of the Universe. The choice is entirely yours.
|| RED BANK RURITAN CLUB DONATES SCHOOL SUPPLIES|
"Red Bank Ruritan Club donates school supplies to Blue Ridge Elementary, Ararat , VA on March 28-2014. Pictured is Clara Hetrick, Connie Bishop, School Principal, Sandra Clement and Lottie Gammons. This is the 2nd installment of "Tools For Schools" donation for school year 2013-2014." Annually, the Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville collects and donates new school supplies for the elementary school in the Dan River District.
||SKYLINE DRIVE BAND TO PERFORM 'MUSIC NIGHT' AT THE SPENCER-PENN CENTRE|
Music Night is Friday, April 11th. Doors open at 5pm. Open MIC is at 5:30, bring your instrument and join the group. At 6:20, The Dominions will take the stage. Southern Gentlemen, will follow at 7:10. Our last band of the night, Skyline, will be on at 8:00. It’s sure to be a great night of music and dancing. Dust off your dancing shoes, grab a friend and come hungry. Concessions will be available. A $4 donation is requested for admission. Call the Centre for more information, 276-957-5757
Pictured L-R: Skyline Drive: John Davidson, Jim Eanes, Belinda Wright, Ron Wright
||EASTER EGG HUNT AT PATRICK SPRINGS PRIMARY SCHOOL|
WHEN: April 12th from 1:00pm till 4:00pm
Location: 75 Elementary Lane in Patrick Springs.
This event is sponsored by the Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad and this is an annual Easter Egg Hunt. Come out and celebrate the Easter holiday with food, games, prizes and lots of family fun..
Egg Hunt ages: 2-4, 5-7, 8-10 years of age.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!
||STANBURN WINERY OPENS THIS WEEKEND MARCH 28TH|
We will be open this weekend on Friday, March 28 from Noon-5pm. We will also be open on Saturday from Noon-6pm, but will be closed on Sunday. We will be open every Saturday and Sunday after this weekend through mid-December. Come by and see us.
||A MESSAGE FROM DELEGATE CHARLES POINDEXTER|
Tomorrow evening, March 27, I will hold a telephone town hall with several other House members in this region to discuss the current budget impasse and the Medicaid expansion component of Obamacare. Participants are welcome to ask questions, or you can simply call in and listen. The call-in number for tomorrow evening (Thursday) is (832) 225-5885 Ext.24387#. The town hall will begin at 7:15 PM.
||PLAN TO ATTEND OUR (LEGENDARY) BICENTENNIAL KICK-OFF ON MARCH 29TH AT THE REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD|
Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Reception Starting at 2:30pm till 5:00pm
Hosted by Friends of the Reynolds Homestead, the event will feature several speakers who will talk about the history of the plantation, what new research is revealing, and what the plans for the future are.
Among the speakers will be former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, who will talk about the role her mother Nannie Cooper Terry played in the creation of the Homestead , which is now a State and National Historic Landmark. Shaun Spencer-Hester, granddaughter of the African American poet Anne Spencer, will discuss her connection to the former Rock Spring Plantation. Spencer’s mother was born on the plantation in 1866.
||PICK UP PATRICK COUNTY/COMMUNITY WIDE LITTER PICK-UP -APRIL - MAY, 2014|
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 are gearing up for the annual Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up entitled Pick Up Patrick County, starting on April 1st.
||WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTINUEING EDUCATION OFFERS VET ASSISTANT PROGRAM|
Our VETERINARY ASSISTANT program will prepare you to assist a Veterinarian or Veterinary Technician in their daily tasks.
•Classes will meet for five (5) Saturdays, April 5 to May 3, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
•Combined Classroom and Online Instruction: 35 hours
•Required Internship: 24 hours
•Awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the program.
•You may use this as a stepping stone to becoming a Veterinary Technician.
•Veterinary Assistants earn from $8.25 to $17.07 per hour on national average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
•No veterinary office work experience required.
•Minimum 18 years of age.
•High School diploma or equivalent.
•Command of English grammar and punctuation.
•Proficient in keyboarding and basic understanding of a word processing computer program.
•$1,399 (includes textbooks and materials)
•Financial assistance may be available.
•EMPLOYERS: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
Pre-Registration Required! Call (276) 656-0260 to register or learn more
||SLIP AWAY THIS MARCH TO PRIMLAND FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE|
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.
||YOU'RE INVITED TO PATRICK BUILDING SUPPLY'S THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION|
You’re invited to Patrick Building Supply’s Third Anniversary Celebration. The event will be held at PBS APRIL 11-12. PBS is looking for vendors in the construction and building industries, and anyone wanting to get the word out about their organization to set up each day and show their businesses to the customers of this area. There will be plenty of free food and fun, and PBS expects a large response. So grab your tent, table, and chairs and be part of this tremendous event. If you are interested in highlighting your business, please call them at 276-694-4916 by April 1, 2014.
20541 JEB Stuart Highway in Stuart, VA
||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.
||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.
||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: email@example.com.
|| 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.
||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.
||61ST PATRICK COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE|
||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 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
||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.
||"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.
||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.
||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 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.
||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
||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.
||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
||SPRING JOB FAIR AT PRIMLAND|
Primland has several positions that they are seeking.
||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.
||REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD TO HOST 3.2 RUN IN REMEMBRANCE|
Homestead to hold Remembrance Run for 32 Students killed at Virginia Tech April 16, 2007.
||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.
||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.
||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 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
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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!
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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)
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN DOES STORY ON WILDFIRE IN STUART, VA|
See this reference from the Martinsville Bulletin, covering the brush-forest fire near Stuart, VA.
||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.
||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.
||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!
||EXCITING TIME OF YEAR FOR PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA|
Southern Virginia web site, does story about Spring events in Patrick County, Virginia. www.workitsova.com
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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)
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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.
||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 .
||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
||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!
||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
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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.
||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 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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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 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
||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¿
||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.
||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
||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.
||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!
||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.
||UPDATE FROM CONGRESSMAN MORGAN GRIFFITH|
Congress deals with the Debt Limit.
||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
||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
||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
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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
||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
||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.
||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
||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.
||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
||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
||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
||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
Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. For more information you can call:276-952-1790 or go to the website:www.loversleapbirdhouses.com