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7/4/14   Looking for a fun night out over the holiday weekend. Join us for a old-time Holiday Dance Party at The Blue Ridge Music Center.
Saturday, July 5th @ 7 PM / $7 New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters Mountain Park Old-Time Band presented in association with The Old Time Herald Magazine The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters came together informally at the 1985 Fries fiddlers Convention and have since become well known and appreciated in traditional music circles. The name, The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, is a tribute to the original Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, a famous Galax-area band of the 1930s. The group has won the prestigious first place old-time band prize at the Old Fiddlers' Convention in Galax eight different years. Eddie Bond, the band's fiddler, is also a fine vocalist, and he knows many of the old mountain ballads that date back to previous generations.
5/9/14   Celebrate Mother's Day at The Woodberry Restaurant
Celebrate with your family and treat your mother to a wonderful lunch at the Woodberry! The Woodberry restaurant will be open Sunday, May 11, from 11 am to 3 pm serving our regular menu offerings. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 276-952-8280 or 540-593-2567. www.woodberryinn.com
5/7/14   Mother’s Day at the Stuart Farmer’s Market with Reynolds Homestead
Mother’s Day at the Stuart Farmer’s Market on Friday, May 9 starting at 8:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to bring the young ones to the market where staff will help them decorate a flower pot and plant a flower for Mother’s Day. There is no charge for participating and your child can enjoy creating a beautiful work of art for mother or grandmother or any other significant other lady in your life.
4/22/14   STUART FARNERS MARKET OPEN FRIDAY APRIL 25TH
The market will be open from 8:00am till 12Noon Vendors will be on site with fresh produce including lettuces, spinach, kale, green onions and eggs. Ingrid with baked items will be there. Grand opening on May 2.
3/21/14   Music on Main Street at Honduras Coffee featuring CC Coates Band
March 21st with the sow starting at 7:00pm at a cost of $5.00 cover. Be there are be square!
1/23/14   Birthday Party for JEB Stuart at Granny's Attic in Stuart to be held February 8th
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 open to the public. Granny’s Attic is located at 301 South Main Street , Stuart , VA. General Stuart was born on February 6, 1833, at Laurel Hill, Ararat , VA. He died on May 12, 1864 after a mortal wound at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, near Richmond , VA. In 2014 we will give special attention to this famous PatrickCounty native, 150 years after his death. For more information, access www.jebstuart.org or call 276-251-1833.
9/25/13   Tickets for 'An Evening with Mark Twain' at the Spencer-Penn Centre on Sale at The Chamber of Commerce
The date of this event is September 28th and it is a Dinner and a Show . The show stars Rex Stephenson as Mark Twain. Dinner starts at 6:00pm and the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25.00 and a early sell out is expected.
8/29/13   "Strings in the Corn," 2013 Maze Design by Sue Shelor at Meadow Meadow Farm & Crafts
Corn Acoustic!" Corn Maze Opens Labor Day Weekend at Mountain Meadow Farm Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market offered a one day preview of their 2013 corn maze design at the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair on August 17. This year's design features a collection of intertwining instruments including a harp, baroque guitar, bow, fiddle, and electric guitar to create a challenging and exciting corn maze adventure. The journey begins near the farm animal exhibit and winds through the seven foot tall stalks of corn leading maze seekers out to Sue's Pick Your Own Fun Pumpkin Patch. The corn maze fun begins Labor Day Weekend during the Chinquapin Festival and will continue on weekends, 10 AM to 5 PM during the rest of September and through October, weather permitting.
8/28/13   Celebrate Native Americans with a Weekend at Primland
Learn about the vibrant traditions of Native Americans from special guests Jeannie "E Nah Dah" Cranford and Michael "Thunder Dancer Sees the Ground" Cranford of Cherokee descent. Each weekend includes storytelling, dance and ceremonial dress presentations, as well as hands-on workshops. Upcoming dates: •August 30 - September 1: Harvesting Time •October 25 - 27: Frost Time •November 29 - 30: Long Night's Time •December 27 - 29: Renewal Time Learn More by going to the website: www.primland.com or call toll free: 866-960-7746
8/28/13   Enjoy More Golf with Primland's Golf Packages
Learn about the vibrant traditions of Native Americans from special guests Jeannie "E Nah Dah" Cranford and Michael "Thunder Dancer Sees the Ground" Cranford of Cherokee descent. Each weekend includes storytelling, dance and ceremonial dress presentations, as well as hands-on workshops. Upcoming dates: •August 30 - September 1: Harvesting Time •October 25 - 27: Frost Time •November 29 - 30: Long Night's Time •December 27 - 29: Renewal Time Learn More by going to the website: www.primland.com or call toll free: 866-960-7746
8/23/13   PEACH COOK-OFF WINNERS ANNOUNCED by The Reynolds Homestead
Julie Walters-Steele, director of the Reynolds Homestead has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Peach Festival Cook-Off held on Friday, August 16. Contestants were invited to enter their best peach recipes in one of two categories, Jams, Jellies and Preserves or Peach Desserts. Entries were judged on their appearance, texture, taste, and overall impression.
8/22/13   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Outdoor Entertainment LLC
Don’t forget the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Outdoor Entertainment LLC, Friday August 23, 2013 at the Stuart Farmers Market. You will be blown away as owner Mike Gravely presents the first in the Movie at the Market Series, on his gigantic portable big screen! The ribbon cutting will be held at 7:30 pm, followed by some great music, and the free movie will get underway at 8:30. We hope you can all make it out to celebrate this new business with us. Concessions will be provided by the Patrick County 4-H Shooters club, Outdoor Entertainment LLC, and Stanburn Winery. Come and enjoy dinner in Stuart and stay for...
8/21/13   FIRST LEADERSHIP PATRICK COUNTY PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Reynolds Homestead are cosponsoring the county’s first Leadership Training Class. Leadership Patrick County is an innovative program designed to develop the leadership potential of young adults in the county. The program identifies emerging leaders, ages thirty-five and under, and broadens their perspectives on civic leadership and community issues through direct interaction with community leaders and agencies in our area.
8/17/13   Spencer-Penn Centre Series on Lewis and Clark continues with Program on the Private Life of General William Clark on September 5th
Craig (Rocky) Rockwell will continue his series on the life of General William Clark on Thursday, September 5, at 10 AM when he invites his wife Carolyn to join him in the role of General Clark’s wife. As Harriet Kennerly Radford Clark (William’s second wife), Carolyn augments the history with the significance of life in the home of the early 19th century. Carolyn’s understanding of family medicines, clothing, and the role of the mistress of the household helps build an understanding of home life 200 years ago.
8/15/13   Arts Fusion program at the Reynolds Homestead is Expanding its Program
Arts Fusion program at the Reynolds Homestead is expanding with the development of the Memory Care Program, which “coordinates a team of trained arts specialists who organize sessions for residential facilities in each region. Arts Fusion Specialists are encouraged to integrate a variety of art forms into their sessions. They may focus on one kind of art, or they may incorporate elements from more than one art discipline. Dance sessions may include storytelling, visual arts may incorporate music, and guided imagery sessions may involve tactile experiences. Our mission is to create an environment that promotes intellectual, physical, and social stimulation for persons at all stages of dementia.”
8/14/13   Volunteer Training for CONTACT Organization Announced
CONTACT Volunteer training will be held on Saturday mornings beginning August 31 for five consecutive Saturdays. Training is offered free of charge to anyone willing to commit to 8 hours a month for 12 months. We provide 24/7 phone coverage in 4 hour increments during the day and an 8 hour overnight shift. Simply click the following link to register http://bit.ly/Fall_Training or call our offices at 276.638.8980 and someone will assist you with the registration process. Serve your community
8/7/13   Stanburn Summer Fest Tickets Now Available
Come join us on Saturday, August 10 from Noon to 6pm for our Stanburn Summer Fest. Enjoy a day of wine, good friends and live music featuring CC Coates Band and phonic45. Both bands have Patrick County roots. •Wine tastings •Vineyard and winery tours •Live music featuring •CC Coates Band •phonic45 $10 in advance (available online and in the tasting room at the winery), $15 gate fee for adults, which includes entrance and wine tasting. Ages 12-20 and Designated Drivers are $5, anyone under 12 will be admitted for free. Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or beverages permitted. Rain or shine.
7/25/13   'BEAT THE HEAT' at Gordon Trent Golf Course in Stuart, VA
The recent heat has reminded us that summer is here. This week though we are supposed to get some great weather that reminds us why we love Virginia. Come take advantage of this great weather with our Beat the Heat deal. Play as many holes as you would like after 4 pm for only $15! This can not be combined with any other offers and it is not valid for league, group or outing play.
7/11/13   Volunteer Training for CONTACT Organization Announced
Serve your community: CONTACT Volunteer training will be held on Saturday mornings beginning in August. Training is offered free of charge to anyone willing to commit to 8 hours a month for 12 months. We provide 24/7 phone coverage in 4 hour increments during the day and an 8 hour overnight shift. Simply click the following link to register http://bit.ly/Fall_Training or call our offices at 276.638.8980 and someone will assist you with the registration process.
6/28/13   Cosmic Blast and Cast at Primland Spot Lighted in Sporting Clays Magazine
Clays and stars perfectly aligned one spring day above Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains at a pristine paradise called Primland. By John Steinhorst
6/19/13   AAA Finds Historic Virginia Transportation Plan Will Lower Gas Prices Across Virginia
AAA: “Soon Virginia motorists may find themselves in one of the coveted five most affordable states in which to fill up… The difference should fill the pockets of Virginia motorists”
6/12/13   Honorarium/Memorial or Advertising Bricks Offered Now from PCHS Alumni Association
Proceeds from the sales of these bricks will go toward programs at the high school with emphasis at this point on replacement and upgrade of the theatrical lighting in the auditorium. This program is growing at the high school and we would like to be able to help support that program. The Alumni Association has already upgraded the Auditorium with a new state of the art sound system and we would like to be able to complete the renovations with the lighting system.
6/12/13   Spoon Mountain Farm to Offer a Creative Arts & Fiber Farm 'Kids' Crafts Camp'
Where: At the Creative Arts and Fiber Farm in Meadows of Dan When: Beginning June 24th, 2013 through July 12th. 3 weeks! Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
6/7/13   Clements Cherry Orchard Now has "Black Republican" Cherries Ready for Pickin'
Due to a freeze in mid-May, the only cherries the orchard has available are the 'Black Republician' variety. The Orchard is open from 9:00am till 7:00pm for 'Pick-ur-Own' Cherries They are a bargain at $2.00 a pound.
6/5/13   George Beasley Receives Honorary Doctorate
Congratulations to Beasley Broadcasting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer George Beasley, who received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during Appalachian State University’s recent May commencement. Beasley is a native of Patrick County, Virginia, and has deep ties to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Most recently, he contributed the lead gift, making a new broadcasting and media facility on campus possible – the George G. Beasley Media Complex, which is scheduled to open later this year.
5/25/13   Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announces 'A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLOCK PARTY'
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the public to celebrate the grand opening of their new location at 103B Stonewall Court in Stuart, on Friday May 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. In conjunction with the Open House and Ribbon Cutting the Chamber will be having a Block Party for the community.
5/22/13   Nancy's Candy Company announces a New Plant Manager
Nancy's Candy Company announces new Plant Manager Click Picture For Full Story
5/21/13   Wellness Cooking Classes at Primland with New Executive Chef, Gunnar Thompson
Primland’s new executive chef, Gunnar Thompson, is passionate about utilizing fresh, local ingredients to create dishes with a sense of place. Explore new healthful cooking techniques with Chef Thompson and learn how you can infuse your home cooked meals with seasonal specialties. May • Local Honey Nature’s best sweetener is good for you too! Honey’s healing properties work to combat allergies, contribute to heart health and protect from certain cancers. Chef Thompson will demonstrate how to prepare a healthful multi-course meal centered on the natural flavors of local honey. June • Fresh Cherries A true super food in all aspects of the word, the ‘Queen’ of fruits is also a natural way to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation in the body. During this class, we will prepare sweet and savory dishes with the choicest cherries from local Virginia orchards. July • Tomatoes Available in a rainbow of colors, tomatoes can brighten any dish. Learn about the many varieties and flavors of this beautiful fruit, which is also packed with lycopene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. In this class, Chef Thompson will prepare healthful recipe selections using this versatile fruit. Cooking Courses are $80.00 per person and include lessons and tastings of all dishes. Reservations required. Make your reservations by calling: 866-960-7746 or by emailing reservations@primland.com
5/17/13   Start your Weekends Off Right at Gordon Trent Golf Course
Play all day on Fridays for $22 Promotion ends May 31st 2013 Play all day as a foursome... Pay as a threesome! All players will get a mark on their frequent player cads Promotion ends June 30th 2013 Bring a new buddy to the game... Anyone who brings a first time player will receive lunch on us! Promotion ends June 30th 2013 Gordon Trent Golf Course is located at: 2160 Golf Course Rd in Stuart 276-694-3805 or check out the website: www.gordontrent.com Go by and say HI! to Dewey
5/8/13   Delegate Charles Poindexter Helps Celebrate a 15-Year Anniversary of DMV Select in Stuart, VA
Delegate Charles Poindexter joined DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb and leaders from Patrick County and the town of Stuart to help celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Stuart DMV Select during a flag-presentation ceremony on Thursday, May 2. Stuart is one of 57 DMV Selects throughout the state that provide an alternative to visiting a full-service DMV customer service center. DMV Selects process mostly vehicle transactions and are in convenient locations in areas where customers may otherwise have to drive long distances to get to a DMV customer service center. The Stuart Select is operated by Patrick County Administrator and Select agent Tom Rose and Select managers Sharon Hooker and Shirley Rorrer. “This DMV Select is a great example of how to streamline government services to serve citizens, particularly in a rural area like Patrick County ,” said Delegate Poindexter in his remarks during the ceremony. DMV has had a presence in Patrick County for 48 years, dating back to 1965. DMV contracted with individuals to provide services until DMV and the Town of Stuart entered in to the current Select agreement in 1998. In addition to the Select office, DMV provides service to Patrick County through its DMV 2 Go mobile offices. DMV 2 Go complements services already provided by the Stuart DMV Select. The full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards including Virginia ’s veterans ID card. Road and knowledge tests are available, and applicants may get their pictures taken. DMV 2 Go will return to Patrick County on July 30 and October 29, 2013. The mobile office will be parked at Patrick Henry Community College , Stuart site, located at 212 Johnson Street , Stuart , VA 24171 .
5/1/13   Hokies Clay Shooting Event held at Primland on May 4th
Join us in supporting the Virginia Tech Hokies with a unique clay shooting event. Compete against fellow shooters on the course Esquire magazine named one of the top 25 in the country. Also featuring Make-A-Break with Barry Moore. Registration is from 7:30am – 2:30pm and includes 100 targets, main event, lunch, and NSCA fee.
4/29/13   Pinnacles Lakes Clean Up
DRBA and Primland to clean up lakes!
4/26/13   Mabry Mill Opening for Business May 1st
One of the most visited 'attractions' on the Blue Ridge Parkway will be opening their doors to the public, Wednesday May 1st and serving their famous pancakes and other delightful taste treats.Call: 276-952-2947 for more information. Located at Mile Post 176.1 just off the parkway.
4/26/13   Festival with a Cause at Stanburn Winery May 4th.
Advance tickets are available until May 2 online and May 3 at Honduras Coffee. Act now and save money. Come join us on Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 6pm to help raise money for the Salem Stompers, a Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Gate fees, food, and cornhole tournament will help support the cause. •Wine tastings •Vineyard and winery tours •Walker Farm Steak Sandwiches •Cornhole Tournament •Games •Live music featuring •Les Moore •Southern Remedy $10 in advance (available online, at the winery, and at Honduras Coffee) or $15 at the gate for adults, which includes entrance and wine tasting. Ages 12-20 and Designated Drivers are $5, anyone under 12 will be admitted for free. Bring lawn chairs. No outside food or beverages permitted. Rain or shine. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Upcoming Events: •April 27 - Blacksburg Fork and Cork •April 27 - Danville Wine Festival at the Community Market •May 4-5 - Spring Town Point •May 18 - Virginia Museum of Natural History •June 1 - Wine Festival at Virginia Tech on campus •June 8 - Claytor Lake Festival •June 28-29 - Convington Cork & Pork Festival •July 6 - Floyd Rhythm and Vine Festival at Chateau Morrisette 158 Conner Dr. Stuart, VA 276-694-7074 www.stanburnwinery.com
4/18/13   Round the Mountain Workshop - It's Not to Late to Register! April 24th
Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network (RTM) has partnered with the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at Southwest Virginia Community College (Richlands), Mountain Empire Community College (Big Stone Gap), and Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon), to present the “Art as a Business” seminar for artisans and craft entrepreneurs. The presenter for this two-part seminar is Marc Willson, a retail consultant for the Virginia SBDC who has 35 years of experience helping tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to the public. Willson will deliver his presentation on Monday, April 22, 2013 from 10am-12noon at the Southwest Virginia Community College’s King Community Center in Richlands followed in the afternoon by one on one counseling sessions with individual artisans. Topics will include: Selling your work without selling your soul; define and engage your collector; master merchandizing basics; market and advertise your artwork; build your brand; create a social media presence; and, embrace and understand the business side of selling your work. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered attendees. The second series of the seminar is a Roundtable Discussion and will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 8:30am – 10am at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway. This will be presented in a round table format with open discussion, led by Willson, pertaining to the interest of the attending artisans. One on one counseling sessions are available from 10:00 until 11:30. There is no fee for the workshops; however, separate pre-registration is required for both sessions. Registration for the Monday workshop is available online at http://www.sw.edu/sbdc/workshopcalendar.htm or by calling 276.964.7345. To register for the Wednesday morning Roundtable Discussion please send an email to swagner@vhcc.edu or call 276-739-2474. You must specify if you want to schedule a one to one counseling session. For more information please see the official announcement here or contact `Round the Mountain at info@roundthemountain.org or 276.492.2407. One Heartwood Circle Abingdon, VA 24210 Locality:
4/12/13   The Big Greenhouse at The Landmark/Blue Ridge Nursing Center NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
THE BIG GREENHOUSE open for Spring now with bedding plants and vegetables: 4 packs $1.00 Hanging Baskets Large Planters And more, come see. . . Residents are working on several kinds of HEIRLOOM Seeds Now, 4 packs will be ready soon. The Big Greenhouse is located: Between The Blue Ridge Nursing Center and The Landmark Center 227 Landmark Drive Stuart, VA 24171 276-694-3050
4/11/13   The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611 Help to Beautify Patrick County
The Bear Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611 in Stuart and their parents joined in and are helping to beautify Patrick County. The Cub Scouts mulched and planted flowers at the bridge area of Downtown Stuart on April 9, 2013. Sandra Heath designed the project and the Scouts worked with the Town of Stuart.
4/10/13   BLACK DOG CONCERT GETAWAY PACKAGE for 2013 Concert Season NOW Available for Purchase
The Black Dog Concert Getaway Package includes two concert admissions for music on the lawn for 11:00am until 5:00pm on concert days. two wine glasses and two winery tours and full wine tastings, a $75.00 Chateau Morrisette gift certificate, and a lodging coupon with a value of $200.00 toward two night's lodging for two at any of the participating lodging facilities.
4/5/13   Patrick County Community Wide Litter Pick-Up Campaign for April-May
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Patrick, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Dan River Basin, and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, Scouts, individuals and other organizations has launched a Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up for Patrick County, starting on April 1st. The idea is to collect litter surrounding your business, church, organization and home or other designated locations. We encourage you to help clean up the neighborhood, recognizing that Spring and Summer are when we have a large number of visitors in our County to participate in many activities. The Town of Stuart has declared April – May as Spring Cleanup month. This is intended to be a self directed effort to truly MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the appearance of our community and encourage visitors to come back. We solicit your comments and support during this time of the year, when Spring is evident. Get Your Orange Trash Bags At: 1. Chamber of Commerce office at 103-B Stonewall Ct., Stuart, Across from the BB & T Bank 2. The Town of Stuart office at 100 Patrick Avenue, Stuart 3. The Soil and Water Conservation Office in Stonewall Court, Stuart, 694-3121 ext.3 Citizens are encouraged to recycle!!! Newspaper, magazines, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. This saves on the cost of trash disposal. For more info contact: Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Telephone: 276-694-6012 E-mail: patcchamber@embarqmail.com Web site: www.patrickchamber.com To sell junk cars, scrap metal, and car batteries contact Jamie’s Recycling at 276-694-5692 To contact the Patrick County Landfill call 276-694-6749 To contact Town of Stuart call 276-694-3811 or the Dan River Basin 276-694-4449 To register your group with the Virginia Stewardship Campaign and receive certificates from the Governor's office, contact Sandra Heath at 694-3121 ext. 3.
4/2/13   Delegate Charles Poindexter named Champion of Free Enterprise by Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Delegate Charles D. Poindexter (R-Franklin) last week was named "Champion of Free Enterprise" by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his work during the 2013 General Assembly Session. "I'm honored to receive this distinction from the Virginia Chamber and I appreciate their continued support of pro-business, free-market principles," said Poindexter. "We have worked hard to keep taxes low, reduce regulations and red tape, and promote Virginia as open for business. I look forward to continuing my work in alliance with the business community to bring jobs and economic development to Virginia." This year, Delegate Charles Poindexter sponsored HB1953, legislation that will increase the bond authorization amount for the Route 58 Corridor Development Program and prioritize the Lover's Leap section for completion. This legislation will provide a continuous four-lane highway from I-77 to the Port of Virginia, ensuring the effective movement of goods and services across Southern Virginia. Poindexter also worked closely with the Attorney General's office and leaders from the business and environmental community on HB2261, the comprehensive publicly-owned electric utility rate structure reform bill that will help lower rising electricity costs across the Commonwealth and eliminate unnecessary expenses passed on to businesses and consumers.
4/2/13   The Primland Club Team Finished One Stroke Out of a Sudden Death Playoff
In a hotly contested Tavistock Cup competition that came down to the final hole of regulation play, the Primland Club team of Fred Couples, Bill Haas, Jay Haas and Webb Simpson finished a mere one stroke out of a sudden death playoff between Isleworth and the World Golf and Country Club Champion Albany team.
3/27/13   Reynolds Homestead announces Administrative Professional's Day
This year features Virginia Tech Vice Provost Amy Hogan as the keynote speaker. We look forward to hosting your administrative professionals this year! Cost is only $25.00 and includes lunch and door prizes. “Crafting Your Professional Image” will be the topic. How often do you stop to think about the fact that someone is ALWAYS watching you? Couple this with the fact that it takes about 8 seconds for someone to form an overall impression of you.
3/22/13   Peaceful Heart Farm in Claudville Joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
A new agricultural farm is now located in the Claudville area with grass fed cattle and a new crop of spring lambs. Melanie Hall's farm is located on Cox Ridge Rd, in Claudville. We want to welcome them to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. You may reach them at: 276-694-4369 or check out the website: www.peacefulheartfarm.com
3/21/13   U.S. Cellular announces special savings available only to Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Members
From now until April 15th, you can receive special promotional discounts on new business lines or new lines added to your business account. This is in addition to the everyday value U.S. Cellular provides customers through special business pricing, national coverage and great deals on the latest smartphones. Plus you can get up to $300 for your business through our special Chamber Partner Program. Chamber business members from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are eligible for a $50 credit for each new business line activated (up to six) with a Smartphone and applicable data plan.
3/20/13   Stanburn Winery Season to Start Saturday, April 6th With a New Wine
Make plans to come out and see us. We have really missed you all! New wine, new name contest! We will be introducing a new white blend wine this year. It is going to be a blend of Traminette and Vidal Blanc, with some residual sugar to be a nice smooth wine, but not sweet. As you all know, all of our wines that we name have a Patrick County reason behind it. We are going to let you all take a crack at naming the new wine and not only win some fame, but also some prizes. We have a small list of names that we have started with, so stop by the winery to see the list along with any new submissions, and enter your name ideas as well.
3/19/13   Delegate Poindexter Letter Regarding 58
Chamber support was critical in passing of bill.
3/12/13   Patrick County's
From now until March 19th, The Patrick County Farm Bureau Women's Committee is holding its 2nd annual "Farmers Feed the Hungry" food drive to help families in need in Patrick County and help to put food on their tables. Everyone is encouraged to help with this important food drive.
3/8/13   Mountain Blooms Getaway Package offered by Chateau Morrisette
April 1st through May 31st, Chateau Morrisette is offering a 'overnight spring getaway' that includes a $100.00 lodging coupon toward one night's accommodation, a $75.00 Chateau Morrisette Gift Card, one bottle of Sweet Mountain Laurel or Red Mountain Laurel wine, a Chateau Morrisette corkscrew, a winery tour, a wine tasting for two and non-Kennel Club Members receive 20% wine discountsw in our Tasting Room. All this for the sum of $210.00 for two.
3/8/13   Virginia Cooperative Extension FIT Stuart "Couch to 5K" Program Announced
Does walking or running a mile seem impossible to you? Have you had the goal of training for a 5K on your bucket list? Would you like to be part of a group that has fun and gets fit at the same time? What about your children, do you think they would be interested in finishing a 5K with you?
3/6/13   Gary Clifton Promoted to Branch Manager of the Patrick County Library
Rick Ward, director of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, has announced that Garry Clifton has been promoted to branch manager of the Patrick County Library to fill the vacancy created by Ward's promotion to the director of the library system.
3/6/13   Starmaster Weekend of March 15th and 16th at Primland
Can we create starships that will endure the astronomical journey to the stars and beyond? Explore this and more at our Starmaster Weekend on March 15-16, 2013. Join Dr. Richard Obousy, co-founder and president of the Icarus Interstellar Inc, and Project Icarus, visits Primland for two enlightening presentations: "Interstellar Flight: From Imagination to Reality" on Friday evening and "Starship by Design" on Saturday evening.
2/27/13   Primland to participate in the 10th Annual Tavistock Cup
A PGA TOUR event that determines the World Golf and Country Club champion. Representing Primland and our corporate members in this year's event will be 2012 U.S. Open Champion, Webb Simpson; 16-time PGA TOUR winner, Jay Haas; 2011 FedEx Cup winner, Bill Haas; and 1992 Masters champion, Fred Couples. The Tavistock Cup started as a friendly competition between clubs Isleworth and Lake Nona. Since then, it has grown into a global face-off of clubs, represented by the biggest names in golf.
2/25/13   Kitcheneez is Celebrating its First Birthday on March 4th
Checkout the website:www.kitcheneez.biz/GenevaCrawford for a special price of $35.00 during the March Birthday Bash Bundle. This offer is good only through the month of March.
2/20/13   Honduras Coffee Shop presents Cody McGuire Friday Night
For your entertainment come and listen to music and have a great cup of coffee or a glass of wine from one of our local wineries. Show starts at 7:00pm with a $5.00 cover charge. See you there!
2/19/13   Governor McDonnell Signs Significant Utility Ratemaking Bill
Governor McDonnell this morning signed important legislation to improve the 2007 law that re-regulated electricity in Virginia. The governor was joined by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Senator Bill Carrico, Delegate Terry Kilgore, Delegate Donald Merricks, Delegate Will Morefield, Delegate Israel O'Quinn, Delegate Charles Poindexter, Senator Phillip Puckett, Delegate Tom Rust, and Senator John Watkins. With the Governor’s leadership while he was Attorney General, the 2007 law adopted a new framework for regulating Virginia’s investor owned utilities, a framework aimed at protecting consumers from rate volatility and incentivizing urgently needed investment in new generation facilities.
2/6/13   Route 58 Solution Passes The House of Delegates
Feb. 7-Richmond-The construction of the US Route 58 up Lover's Leap Mountain has passed the House of Delates. See notes from Del. Poindexter
2/1/13   Romance Your Sweetheart with VA Wine & Culinary Delights at Mountain Rose Inn
Romance your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway package to the Mountain Rose Inn , in Woolwine, that includes VA wines and culinary delights. If you are interested in an intimate, romantic Valentines celebration, then this package is for you. Package includes Wine-tasting reception with staff from our own local award-winning Stanburn Winery Three-course dinner served in the Inn ’s cozy Dining Room Gourmet dessert buffet filled with sweet treats for indulging in throughout the evening 1 night in a queen bedded room at the Mountain Rose Inn The Inn’s 4-course breakfast. Total for the package not including tax is $299. Upgrade to a king bedded room for an additional $20 for the night. All members of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will receive a 10% discount on the total cost of the package.
1/29/13   Patrick County Weather: Flood Watch
Jan. 30-7:00pm.WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THURSDAY ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...
1/25/13   Mabry Mill Iced Over - January 25-2013
This photo was taken by Tom Bishop on January 25, 2013 on the Blue Ridge Parkway of Mabry Mill.
1/24/13   Stuart Lion's Club Broom Sale
Household 100% ALL Corn Style Broom, All-Purpose Sweep, medium stiff synthetic center, and the Soft Sweep Flagged Synthetic type brooms available. For more information on how to purchase one of these brooms you may call Ivon Thomas at 276-44701 or 276-732-6917.
1/18/13   Patrick County Schools CLOSED due the the Weather
1/16/13   The Reynolds Homestead is CLOSED TODAY due to the Weather
1/15/13   Mt. Airy Hospital Limiting Visitors-Large Volume of Flu Cases
Mt. Airy, NC hospital, Northern Hospital of Surry County, is limiting visitors due to large number of influenza cases in its outpatient clinics and emergency room.
1/14/13   Letter from Del. Charles Poindexter-Richmond
Jan . 14-Richmond-Del. Poindexter reports on the results of Week 1 at Richmond and the Virginia Legislature.
1/9/13   The Dan River Basin Association & Patrick County Rivers and Trails Group Hosting a Series of Meetings
These meetings are to introduce the Patrick County Recreational Use Plan. This document builds upon the work of the Tourism Advisory Council incorporation blue way and greenway corridors with the growing inventory of recreational and cultural amenities available in Patrick County.
1/3/13   The Wellness Cottage is NOW The Lotus Wellness Cottage
Located at 104 Via Avenue in Stuart, Virginia and a business located behind the Chocolate Moose Bed & Breakfast, that has massage theraphy and herbal remidies for about every ailment. Call Dr. Jude for an appointment at 276-694-3650 or for more information.
12/19/12   Meadows Mercantile & Christmas In The Meadows 50% OFF in Both Stores
Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Intersection of Rt. 58. Shop for all your last minute gift items and save a bundle to 'Santa's Boot'. Saturday December 22nd from 10:00am till 5:00pm. Call 276-952-6282 or 952-6382 for more information.
12/17/12   Rebecca Plasters of Surrey Bank Wins $500
Rebecca Plasters wins $500 Christmas Bonus. Compliments of an annonymous donor. Rebecca works at Surrey Bank and Trust, Stuart. — at Stuart, VA.
12/12/12   Dream of a Primland Christmas
Make this holiday memorable with a Primland present that can be redeemed year round for dining, spa treatments, outdoor activities or an overnight stay. Gift cards available via email or pick up at the North Gate. Please call 276-222-3800 to order.
12/1/12   It's Harvest Time at Doe Run Farms
Kennebec White Potatoes have now arrived. Doe Run Farms is located on 402 Doe Run Road in Ararat, Virginia. This produce is sold by the bushel. Call the Puckett's for more information at: 276-2518287
11/30/12   Mountain Valley Hospice Christmas Tour of Homes Tickets Available
Tour of Homes to be held on December 8th for only $15.00 per ticket. You may purchase your tickets at the following locations: Wanda's Estate & Jewelry, Divine Designs, Woodland Salon, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Valley Hospice in Stuart. For more information call: 276-694-4416
11/16/12   Meadows Mercantile & Christmas In The Meadows Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Located on Hwy. 58 just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 177.7 in Meadows of Dan, Virginia offering 25% off everything in both stores (excluding consignments) on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th. Open 10:00am till 5:00pm. You will find New & Unique Items for your Christmas gifts. Come and get a early start on your shopping!
11/15/12   September Poll in Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine places Chateau Morrisette in Top 20
Chosen from over 200 Virginia wine tasting rooms, The Chateau Morrisette's was placed in the number 20 spot for the best wine tasting rooms. The responses were judged on staff friendliness, attractiveness of location, staff wine knowledge, proximity and tasting price. Congratulations to The Chateau Morrisette Winery from Patrick County
11/12/12   Dan River Basin Association/ Patrick County Rivers & Trails Group 'Clean Up'
The organization will meet on Saturday, November 17th, from 9:00am until 12Noon in Stuart and volunteers should meet at the upper parking lot of the Mayo River Rail Trail on Commerce Street. There will be a short meeting to coordinate before volunteers disperse to different areas for Clean Up.
11/12/12   The Star Theatre and WHEO Radio present The Southern Prophets
Friday night 7:00pm at the Star Theatre located on Patrick Ave. $5.00 admission at the door.
11/11/12   Winter Rates Now in Effect at Gordon Trent Golf Course
Weekdays $18 with a cart Weekends $22 with a cart Seniors - Ladies - Ministers $16 Sign up in the pro shop for our frequency play card and receive all the details.
11/8/12   Winter Rates Now in Effect at Gordon Trent Golf Course
Weekdays $18 with a cart Weekends $22 with a cart Seniors - Ladies - Ministers $16 Sign up in the pro shop for our frequency play card and receive all the details.
11/6/12   Sign Up Announced, Fudnig NOW Available fror 2013 Programs
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Virginia has funding available for producers interested in improving the health and productivity of their land in 2013. “Many farmers may not realize that we are still offering technical and financial assistance to address resource concerns on crop and grazing lands, protect wildlife habitat, and keep land in agricultural production,” said Jack Bricker, Virginia NRCS State Conservationist.
11/1/12   Home for the Holidays 'Southside's Premier' Virtual Job Fair
Looking to advance your career in or near your hometown? Now through January 15th, 2013 find professional career opportunities close to home at the virtual job fair! Go to www.HomefortheHolidaysJobFair.com and check it out. Sponsored by West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board and affiliates.
10/17/12   The Leaves are Falling and so are Prices at Gordon Trent Golf Course
GOOD THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER 2012. Sign up in the pro shop for our frequency play card and receive all the details.NEW TWILIGHT RATES STARTING AT 1:00PM - PLAY UNLIMITED HOLES FOR $15.00. Get your friends to receive these Special Weekly Emails. Sign up in the Pro Shop. See you there!
10/9/12   Sammy Shelor of Patrick County Awarded Banjo Performer of the Year-IBMA
Oct. 5-Nashville-Mr. Sammy Shelor of Meadows of Dan (Patrick County), VA was awarded Banjo Performer of the Year by IBMA. He leads the band, Lonesome River Band.
10/9/12   Fall Window Decorating Contest for the Town of Stuart Begins
All Town of Stuart businesses are encouraged to participate. Judging will be held on October 25th and the big winner announced October 26th on WHEO radio. A whopping $100.00 Prize. This event is sponsored by The Apple Dumpling Festival.
9/21/12   The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office will be CLOSED on Monday, September 24th
The office is closed today due to personal business. If you need to contact Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Chamber, you may call: 276-692-6174. The office will be operating with its usual hours on Tuesday, September 25th
9/17/12   MUMS are the Word at The Big Greenhouse at The Landmark in Stuart
The Greenhouse is OPEN and have beautiful Fall Mums for sale! 14" pots are only $18.00 and the 8" pots are $5.00. Go and pick up your Fall Mums while we have a large variety of colors. Call: 276-694-3050 for more information. SEE YOU THERE!!!
9/14/12   AARP Community Food Drive at Walmart
September 14th from 8:00am till 12 Noon you may stop in at the Walmart, located on Jeb Stuart Hwy., and drop off any canned goods, crackers soups, cereals, pasta/rice, cereal and such to help combat hunger. Please no glass containers. It takes just a little to give back a lot!
9/10/12   Flu Vaccines are available to the public each Thursday in September
Made by appointment: Flu, Tdap and other regular immunizations are available during regular scheduled clinic hours on Thursday afternoons as well. Hours are: 9:00am-11:00am at the PatrickCounty Health Department. Call:276-694-3188 for more information.
9/2/12   Now Enrolling for Fall Semester at Trinity Baptist Bible College
The College is designed to train pastors, missionaries, Christian School teachers, and lay people in the Lords Work. We offer a certificate and diploma program while offering a Associates and Bachelor Degree in our Bible College College.
8/31/12   A Labor Day Weekend Sale at Barnard's in Kibler Valley
Antiques, Gifts & lots of General Merchadise to choose from. Located: 2883 Kibler Valley Road in Ararat, Virginia. You may call: 276-251-5055 for more information. Open weekends from 9:00am till 6:00pm
8/28/12   Rocky Knob Project Takes Root-Blue Ridge Heritage
After seven years of citizen input, organizing, and research, the long-awaited “Rocky Knob Project” has acquired land in the bi-county region near the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, around Parkway Milepost 170.
8/27/12   VT Clay Target Benefit Shoot-Primland_Meadows of Dan, VA
VT Clay Target Team Benefit Shoot. Saturday September 22th, 2012. Registration from 7:30 - 2:30
8/22/12   Ribbon Cutting/Re-Opening Event at Boyds Resturant in Ararat
Scheduled to take place on September 7th at 11:00am with the public invited. Located at 5110 Ararat Highway in Ararat, VA. For more information call the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at 276-694-6012.
8/19/12   World Food Day Partnership with The Reynolds Homestead
Given the poor state of our local economy and the number of families needing assistance, we have decided that the Reynolds Homestead would like to do a one day food drive on Tuesday, October 16 – World Food Day.
8/13/12   Stuart Farmers Market Needs Your Vote Today
We are currently in fifteenth place for the small market category in the "America's Favorite Farmers Market" contest. Voting ends the end of August so go online and vote for your local market today.
8/13/12   Mountain Valley Hospice Now Hiring!
RN Case Managers, Hospice Aides/CNA's, Medical Social Workers Apply in person, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. or visit the website: www.mtnvalleyhospice.org.
8/13/12   Fall Registration and Shoe Fitting at The Patrick County Dancing Arts Center
Thursday, August 16th from 3:00 till 7:00pm. There will be professional instruction with a flair for fun. Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Creative Movement and Hip Hop.
8/5/12   Like The Reynolds Homestead- Facebook Drive
The Reynolds Homestead is having a Facebook drive to encourage citizens to “Like” their page and broaden the scope of their social media marketing.
8/5/12   Patrick County Receives Funding Best Management Practices
The Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District has been allocated cost share funds through Virginia’s Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) Program
7/26/12   Patrick County Music Association will perform at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church
This Saturday, July 28th at 4:30pm, doors open at 4:00pm, the Music The Association will be performing at the Pentecostal Holiness Church instead of the usual location, The Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart. This change is due to the extreme heat. Donations Welcome.
7/25/12   Sarah Reyburn the Featured Artist for July & August at The Reynolds Homestead
The exhibition will open with a reception on Sunday, July 15th, from 2:00 till 3:30pm with refreshments to be served and the public is invited to view the show and meet the artist.
7/24/12   Gordon Trent Golf Course is offering a Free Ladies Golf Clinic each Thursday in August
This is an opportunity to improve your golf game. You can pratice one week and play the next. Call the Golf Shop by noon to reserve a space. The Clinic time is 6:00-7:00pm. For more information call:276-694-3805
7/23/12   A Patrick County Tribute at The Blue Ridge Music Center off The Blue Ridge Parkway
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.
7/17/12   Clarks Receive Clean Water Award
Joe Clark and his mother, Betsy Clark received the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation an award for improving water quality and protecting Virginia's soil.
7/17/12   Fitness In Town (FIT)-Virginia Cooperative Extension Fitness Training.
Does walking or running a mile seem impossible to you? Have you had the goal of training for a 5K on your bucket list? Would you like to be part of a group that has fun and gets fit at the same time?
7/16/12   WHEO Friday Night Jamboree in The Historic Star Theatre in Stuart
Doors Open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm with Door Prizes to be given away. Featuring The Country Boys. $5.00 at the door. This event is sponsored by River Community Bank and Lowes Foods, Stuart Tire and Auto Center, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and The Star Theatre. See you there!
7/16/12   Woodberry Inn CLOSED for LUNCH on July 21st for a Meadows of Dan 1962 Class Reunion
Meadows of Dan Class of 1962 class reunion on Saturday, June 21 and will not be open for lunch until 1:30.
7/16/12   Dan River Park's Farmer's Market Open for Business on Saturdays
We are open from 9:00am till Noon every Saturday until October 20th with fresh local produce. The produce will change with the season and whatever there is to offer will be made available. We have the Best Prices Around.
7/11/12   Joanne Hill to Present a Program on Photography July 17th
This event will take place at 6:30pm at the John D. Hooker building at Rotary Field on Woodland Drive in Stuart, VA. Ms. Hill is a local photography enthusiast, who will present information about digital photography.
7/11/12   Reynolds Homestead Introduces an Arts Fusion Program
Offered by the Alzheimer's Association of Virginia. Sharon Celsor-Hughes with the Central & Western chapter will be at the Homestead July 17th for a training/information session on the program. Registration begins at 8:30am with a light Continenal breakfast till 1:00pm with lunch included. The program is FREE . Please RSVP
7/10/12   Extending Deadline for Sealed Bids for Woolwine DeHart Park
Bids to Clear-Cut track #3. Bid on chipping also. The timber is on a 87.322 acres. To be cut. Please send sealed bids to Woolwine DeHart Park at P.O.Box Box 165, Woolwine, VA 24185. Bids taken till July 13th
7/6/12   Pioneer Community Hospital Hires a News Adminsitrator
Jeanette Filpi is the new administrator and we welcome her to the Stuart area. She assumed her role to this position on June 25th and brings diverse skills and talent to the facility.
7/6/12   The Summer is in Full Swing at The Woodberry Inn in Meadows of Dan
The summer is in full swing now in Meadows of Dan. The heat makes us thankful for every breath of a breeze that springs up. We hope that everyone now has their power restored and life can get back to normal.
7/5/12   Bev's Blueberry Patch will be open the Weekend of July 14-15th for pickin'
Located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains (817 Doe Run Road in Ararat.) There are four varietes of 'rabbit eye' blue berrys. Call Pete at 276-251-5284.
7/3/12   Andy Griffith Has Died
Native of Mt. Airy, NC and famous for his role as Andy Taylor on the Mayberry TV Show died at home this morning.
7/2/12   4th of July Fireworks Celebration in Stuart's DeHart Park
Let the Games Begin and plenty of activities with the Park Pool Open from 10:00am till 6:00pm and will repoen for a pool party from 6:30 till 9:30pm and 'The Main Event' at 10:00pm. So come and pick out your spot because they fill in fast and get ready to 'see the spectacle'.
7/2/12   Congressman Griffith Speaks To Violent Storm in VA
Saturday, June 30, 2012 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after a violent storm passed through the Ninth District last night:
7/2/12   Stuart Farmers Market will be OPEN Tuesday July 3rd
Hours are 3:00-6:00pm. Come and shop for all your 4th of July needs. Fresh fruits, vegatables, eggs, meats and fresh baked items. SNAP is accepted at the market
7/1/12   Everyday in July 4 Play & Only 3 Pay at Gordon Trent Golf Course
Everyday after 2:00pm, a game of golf for 4 people and you pay for 3. *Tee times are required by calling the golf shop at 276-694-3805. Golf cart rental is required for all players. Dewey Hinnant, golf professional, will be available for instruction. See you there!
6/26/12   Cathy Vann is the New Kitchen Manager at The Spencer Penn Centre
The Spencer-Penn Centre has hired Vann as Community Kitchen Manager, with 15yrs of food and beverage management and catering experience. She is a native of Henry County, having grown up in the Fieldale area and graduating from Bassett High School.
6/22/12   Sensational Summer Dining at Primland
Offering their Brunch every Sunday from 11:00am-2:00pm in Elements with a cost of $29.00 per person (tax & gratuity not included) and children 10 and under dine free. Reservations requested. Call 276-222-3800 for reservations or for more information.
6/22/12   The Woodberry Inn Weekend Fixin's and the Rhododendron's Blooming
Stop by the Woodberry Inn for a cool drink and a bite to eat. You will enjoy sitting on the patio where there is always a cool breeze to enjoy and watch nature at her best.
6/21/12   We are Changing the Flavor of the Business, But NOT the Coffee at Honduras Coffee Shop
Under NEW Management beginning July 4th, located at 121 North Main St., Stuart, VA. Same Menu, Same Great Smoothies & Frozen Drinks, PLUS: Homemade cakes, cookies and cream puffs by Ingrid Caldwell of Gingerbread Creations.
6/21/12   Patrick County Music Association Jamboree-Today
Doors Open at 4:00pm-Music begins at 4:30pm. At the Stuart Rotary Building on Woodland Drive. Concessions available. Bring lawn chairs
6/20/12   Woodberry Inn CLOSED On Thursday - June 21
The Woodberry Inn Restaurant will not be open for business, tonight, Thursday, June 21 due to a kitchen staffing issue.
6/13/12   Woodberry Inn is now taking reservations for Fathers Day
The Woodberry Inn Restaurant is now open on Monday evenings from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and will be serving our regular menu fare. Avoid the weekend crowds and start your week right with dinner at the Woodberry Inn.
6/11/12   June 12 Is Election Day in Virginia - Republican U. S. Senate Candidates
June 12 is election day in Virginia for the Republican candidates for U. S. Senator. On the ballot are: Jamie L. Radtke, George F. Allen, R. G. "Bob" Marshall and E. W. Jackson
6/11/12   Reynolds Homestead extends Annual Book Sale
Hundreds of books available for your purchase. Hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am till 5:00pm. Nows the time for your Summer Reading purchases at a bargain price and help the programming at the Reynolds Homestead. Extended thru June 15th
6/10/12   ROCKING IN THE COURTYARD TONIGHT at The Chateau Morrisette
Proceeds to Benefit The Patrick County Skate Park and tickets are only $10.00 per person. The entertainment is: Poverty Level and Ombrew. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
6/9/12   Meeting at Meadows of Dan School-Building Committee-Meadows of Dan
Special meeting at 6:30pm today (June 12) at Meadows of Dan School. Building Commitee and School Planning committee.
6/6/12   Extending Deadline for Sealed Bids for Woolwine DeHart Park
For Clear Cut Track No. 3. Bid on chipping also. The timber is on a 87.322 acre. Please send sealed bid to Woolwine DeHart Park at P.O.Box165, Woolwine, VA 24185. Will be taking bids till June 4th, 2012. If you have any questions, call:276-692-5069
5/28/12   Marshall Farms of Ararat-VA Joins Patrick County Chamber
Marshall Farms of Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They specialize in fresh local grown vegetables and corn meal.
5/24/12   Memorial Weekend at Dominion Valley Park-May 25th, 26th, and 27th
Bring your lawn chairs because the singing is outdoors. Food is available and shelters are available in case of rain. The event is sponsored by Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire Department.
5/23/12   The 7th Annual-Hit and Miss Engine Show-Meadows of Dan
This Memorial Weekend, May 26th & 27th, from 10:00am till 5:00pm, held in Mountain Meadows Farm at 84 Concord Rd. Meadows of Dan, VA. Music, crafts, and heritage demonstrations of antique engines. A Family Event for more information call: Sue Shelor at 276-952-5568
5/21/12   Work on Rt. 8 North will require lane Closings: Drive with Caution
These closings will require closures between the post office in Woolwine and CC Camp Rd. Flaggers will control traffic and motorists should use caution and expect delays on weekends between 7:00am till 7:00pm. Weather permitting, the work will be completed in June.
5/20/12   Mountain Rose Inn is accepting applications from the Woolwine Area residents
Looking for an outgoing, mature individual who strives to excellence and is willing to do whatever job needs doing at the Inn. Part time duties are mostly housekeeping, some light cooking/food preparation and attending to our guest.
5/13/12   Plans for the 8th Annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival are Underway
The event will be held on Saturday, June 16th in Woolwine from 10:00am till 4:00pm and offers an enjoyable family day. The Festival is hosted and manned by volunteers from the Woolwine Ruritan Club, Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department and Smith River Rescue Squad.
5/9/12   A Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Supplies for Homes and Business
The Commonwealth's Tax-Free shopping week is for May 25th through the 31st. This is for Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness for businesses to help with the purchases such as: batteries, fire extinguishers, storm shutter divices, portable generators and such. Good Time to Stock Up!
5/8/12   It's Your Health-Take Charge of It! A Community Wellness Series at The Landmark Center
Come Out and join Beth Spillman, M.S., with some Tai Chi & Seated Exercise Demonstrations and Mini Meditation and Dr. Bruce Deutsch will educate you on Beat Sugar & Wheat. You will 'Feel & Look Better' for attending this series to be held on Thursday, May 17th. See you there!
5/7/12   Certified Master Gardener & Naturalist, Gerry Goggin to be at The Landmark Center
Saturday, May 12th at 10:00am, Mr Goggin will present 2 workshops on the latest 'Gardening Buzz' for the summer. "A Hot New Trend in Vegetable Gardening-Grafted Vegetables" & "The Latest in Perennials for the Garden". Call the Landmark for more information. 694-3050
5/6/12   Three People Die In Auto Crash-Boones Mill
3 people died in a 4 vehicle crash on U. S. 220 near Boones Mill, VA as reported by the Roanoke Times.
5/5/12   Barnard's is Opening for the Season in Ararat, Virginia
Operating hours are on the weekends from 9:00am till 6:00pm. Located at 2883 Kibler Valley Rd. in Ararat. They offer jams, jellies, relishes and other wonderful 'goodies'. For more information you may call: 276-251-5055.
5/4/12   Celebrate 'Derby Day' with the patrons at The Woodberry Inn
Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 174.1, join Shep & Angie at post time with a lovely dinner and beverage and watch the Kentucky Derby coverage in the Woodberry Bar.
5/2/12   Stuart Town Council Budget Meeting set for Thursday, May 3rd at 5:30pm
This will be held at the Administration Building and will be used to discuss the 2012-2013 budget.
5/1/12   Landmark Certified Master Gardener and Naturalist Workshop-Stuart
The Landmark Center & Blue Ridge Nursing Center presents: Gerry Coggin, Certified Master Gardener & Naturalist who will offer 2 workshops on the latest Gardening Buzz for the Summer.
4/29/12   Patrick Board Of Supervisors Special Called Meeting-May 1st-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting on May 1, 2012, 6:00pm, in 3rd Floor Courtroom, Veteran's Memorial Bldg., Rucker Street, Stuart, VA
4/26/12   Primland Listed As One of Top 100 Resorts
Primland has been honored as one of Robb Report’s Top 100 Resorts! We’re proud to say that Primland Resort is among the elite group worthy of this title.
4/25/12   The Virginia Department of Transportation announces Road Repairs
Route 103 pavement patching is scheduled so motorist should be made aware of flaggers and pilot trucks will be controlling traffic on Rt. 103 between the North Carolina state line and Rt. 644 East.
4/25/12   Beginning Monday, April 30th, Tr. 608 (Pilot View Road) will be CLOSED
This is for through traffic between Rt. 638 (Bell Spur Rd) and Rt. 608 to the Carroll County line. This closure is necessary to perform a culvert replacement project.
4/24/12   Stuart Farmers Market Open Friday April 27th from 8:00am till 12:00Noon
Cool season produce now available such as; spinach, lettuce, beets, broccoli, green onions and much more. See you there!
4/23/12   Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band Rescheduled Concert Date is May 24th
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce still has tickets available for Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, who will have the distinction of opening the popular 'Rooster Walk Music Festival in Martinsvill.
4/21/12   Notice of Invitation for Bids on Renovation and Repair to DeHart Park Pool
Patrick County is accepting bids from qualified vendors for the renovation and repair of the in ground swimming pool loacated at DeHart Park in Stuart Virginia.
4/12/12   Patrick County Unemployment Improved to 8.8% for February
The Patrick County, VA jobless rate improved from Jan. 2012 of 9.1% to Feb. 2012 of 8.8%.
4/11/12   Administrative Professional's Day at The Reynolds Homestead on April 25th
"Communicating with Confidence" with Dr. Rachel Holloway as the keynote speaker. This tutorial is to help in development opportunities for your administrative assistant or executive secretary. Show them how much you appreciate their contributions.
4/11/12   Good Weather and Good Eats at The Woodberry Inn Restaurant off The Parkway
Gearing up for the "official" Spring opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway on May 1st, starting this week, the restaruant and bar at Woodberry Inn will be open on Thursdays from 4:00-8:00pm.
4/11/12   Public Notice of Proposed Six-Year Highway Plan Construction
VDOT and the Board of Supervisors of Patrick County will conduct a joint public hearing on the third floor of the Veteran's Memorial Building located in Stuart, Virginia at 6:30pm on Monday, April 23, 2012.
4/10/12   Forest Fires Near Stuart-Virginia
Forest fires broke out near Stuart, VA in Patrick County on April 10, 2012 approximately 1:00pm, adjacent to U. S. Route 58 4-lane, JEB Stuart Highway, just West of Stuart.
4/4/12   Chamber Business After Hours-Patrick Bldg. Supply-Stuart-April 19
Chamber members are invited to Business After Hours at Patrick Building Supply, 20471 JEB Stuart Highway, East of the Town of Stuart, Thursday, April 19, 5:30pm. RSVP.
4/4/12   Red Bank Ruritan Meeting In Claudville
Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville gives report on their April 3, 2012 monthly meeting.
4/4/12   Road Side Litter Pick-Up in Ararat April 9th - 12th
If you wish to assist in this wonderful community event all you need do is bring yourself and friends to the Dan River Park or the Willis Community Center at 9:00am. Bags are provide by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and can be picked up at the Chamber Office.
4/3/12   House Fire - Willis Road-Meadows of Dan community
Fire call just went out asking for Patrick and Carroll County fire fighters to deal with residential home fire on Willis Rd., near Meadows of Dan, VA. 9:45am, April 3, 2012.
3/30/12   Progress On New Site for Jamie's Recycling-Patrick Springs
Progress is being made on constructing a new site for Jamie's Recycling on South Mayo Dr., near Patrick Springs, VA in Patrick County. (Photo by Tom Bishop on March 28, 2012)
3/25/12   Patrick Unemployment Went to 9.1% for January, 2012.
In Patrick County, the 9.1 percent jobless rate for January 2012 was 0.5 percent higher than December’s rate of 8.6 percent and 2.1 percent less than the January 2011 rate of 11.2 percent.
3/23/12   Sensational Spring Golf Packages offered at Primland
Bring a foursome to play during the month of April when 'greens fees' are only $125.00 per round, including a cart. Several other 'packages', such as a Eight Round Cool Down and Unlimited Play are available also. Call 888-546-2483 to make reservations and for more information.
3/19/12   Free Seminar-Financial for Children-Stuart-Landmark Center
FREE SEMINAR at the beautiful LANDMARK CENTER in Stuart, VA. 227 Landmark Drive, April 3rd, 2012 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments. Yes you can raise financially aware kids!
3/18/12   Spring Community Events-Landmark-Stuart
Here are the Spring events at The Landmark Center, 105 Landmark Dr., Stuart, VA. for March, April, May and June
3/12/12   Cub Scouts Clean Up Road Sides-Patrick County
KEEPING PATRICK COUNTY CLEAN AND GREEN: Pictured above is the Wolf Den of Cub Scout Pack 2611. Photo by Sandra Heath, Rebecca Shoaf and Ann Carter.
3/9/12   Homestead Creamery Dairy Products are Now Available at Granny's Attic
The ONLY location in Patrick County that has Homestead Creamery Milk and Ice Cream, by the scoop or Quart, is now at Granny's Snack Shack. Orders for Regular or Novelty Milk (when available) and Ice Cream in a variety of flavors.
3/9/12   Charles Poindexter Report from VA General Assembly-Richmond
The General Assembly’s Regular Session ended Saturday night. By then, we had completed action on all bills for the year except one, the Budget bill.
3/1/12   Hardin Reynolds Memorial School's Junior Beta Club join the Litter Campaign
Helping with the litter campaign the Hardin Reynolds Memorial School is participating in the Stewardship Virginia Campaing on March 9th, by cleaning up areas along Dogwood Road in Patrick Springs.
2/29/12   Patrick County Personal Property Tax -Due May 1st
Should be Returned No Later than May 1st, Patrick County Commissioner of the Revenue, Janet Rorrer has stated that business owners and individual taxes are due May 1st.
2/24/12   New Lodging Available- Mountain Get Away-Floyd
The Wade family of Patrick County announces a new place of lodging on the border of Patrick County on Hope Road in Floyd County.
2/22/12   Restaurant at Chateau Morrisette is Closed until February 29th for Renovations
However, The Winery is Open as usual for touring and wine tastings. Located at 287 Winery Rd. in Floyd. If you need more information you may call: 540-593-2865 or go to the website: www.thedogs.com
2/21/12   Patrick County Music Association Jamboree-Stuart-Feb. 25
The monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 featuring 4 bands, with the highlight being "The Fringe Band".
2/16/12   Patrick County Chamber Office Closed-Feb. 20
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 for President's holiday
2/15/12   The Chamber Office is a Distribution Site for Trash Pick-Up Bags
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has the VDOT orange trash bags available to the public in their assistance in helping with the 'Spring Litter Clean Up' and 'The Mayo River Clean-Up' slated for February 18th.
2/12/12   Patrick County Supervisors To Hold Public Hearing-Capital Budget
Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 13, 6:30pm, to amend the proposed capital budget due to jail reimbursement from DOC. Amount: $2,734,355
2/10/12   Woodberry Inn to Celebrate an Early Valentine's Day with Something Special
Bring your special someone and try one of the fabulous specials that Chef Shaun will be serving this weekend.
2/8/12   Real Estate Association Reports Fewer Properties Sold In 2011
For the year ended Dec. 31, 2011 387 propterties sold, with 185 properties under contract.
2/7/12   Gov. McDonnell Reports Transportation Program Will Provide 3700 Jobs
RICHMOND – An analysis of 10 highway projects funded by Governor Bob McDonnell’s 2011 $4 billion transportation program shows they will provide nearly 3,700 direct jobs
2/6/12   National Civil War Park Clean Up Day-Ararat-Mar-31-2012
March 31, 2012 is National Civil War Park Clean Up Day, at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA. Volunteers needed. Bring your own tools. Light snacks and drinks provided.
2/3/12   True Life Travelers Appearing At Floyd Country Store-Floyd
TRUE LIFE TRAVELERS will be appearing locally and presenting their old-time gospel music at the FLOYD COUNTRY STORE GOSPEL HOUR on Friday February 10 at 6:30 PM
2/1/12   Cotton Mill Apartments Newly Remodeled are Now taking Applications
For elderly Households 62 yrs or older, or Persons with Disabilities. They are 1 Bedroom Apartments with a Laundry Facility on Site and will take rental assistance. Available on a Limited Basis. Call 276-694-5796 for more information.
1/31/12   Patrick County School Board is Soliciting Back of the Envelope Proposals
This is for a construction Manager/Clerk of the Works to manage the construction project for Meadows of Dan Elementary School. Details are available at www.patrick.k12.va.us or call Wayne Scott @ 276-694-6984
1/31/12   Scott Eutsler receives IMT Certification
After a 10 month study course, local physical therapist Scott Eutsler has been awarded a certification in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) fro Myopain Seminars and The Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series.
1/30/12   Floyd County Facing Issue of Wind Turbines On Ridgeline
Floyd County will conduct public hearing today, January 31st concerning banning ridge line construction of structures higher than 40 foot.
1/22/12   USA Today Reports on NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction
Jan. 20-USA Today. D Waltrip, G Wood, D Inman and R Evans were inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame
1/20/12   Patrick County Health Department will conduct a informational Class
Information on operating a 'temporary food establishment' for those who sponsor a temporary food event, whether for profit or non-profit, in 2012. You are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of the FREE CLASSES.
1/20/12   Reynolds Homestead CLOSED TODAY due to phone and internet outage.
The Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center will be closed Friday the 20th of January, due to complications with the phone and internet. We do anticipate repair late this afternoon.
1/18/12   WHEO Jamboree At Star Theatre-Stuart on Jan. 20
WHEO FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE PRESENTS PAULA DELLENBACK & FOX RIVER BAND-STUART - Jan 20, 2012 at 7pm - 318 Patrick Ave-Star Theatre - Stuart, VA
1/11/12   Results Stuart Continues To Advertise Hiring Customer Serv. Representatives
Jan. 11-Results Stuart continues to advertise for Customer Service Representatives for their Stuart, VA Call Center. They advertise paying up to $10.50 per hour.
1/10/12   VDOT Plans Changes at Patrick Springs Intersection-Near Post Office
Jan. 9-V. D. O. T. representative, Lisa Price Hughes, reported at the Patrick County Board of Supervisor's meeing on Monday, January 9, 2012, that another set of flashers will be installed at the intersection of
1/3/12   Patrick Building Supply Open For Business-Stuart
Patrick Building Supply of Stuart, VA has built a new retail store between Patrick Springs and Stuart, VA at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, next door to Stuart Tire, U-Haul Center and the Chamber of Commerce
1/3/12   Pioneer Community Hospital-Stuart, VA Advertises Job Openings
Pioneer Community Hospital has immediate job openings for: Labratory Manager-Full-Time, MT or MLT- 2 openings, full-time, day shift and MT or MLT, full-time, night shift.
1/3/12   Church Flea Market sites are Available-Stuart Methodist
Sponsored by Stuart United Methodist Church on Rt. 58, east of Stuart. For more information, call member Donald Vernon at 276-694-7477
1/3/12   New Winter Hours at The Meadows Mercantile in Meadows of Dan
They will be CLOSED until Saturday, January 7th after which they will open only Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 10:00am till 5:00pm. Sure to offer some of their Christmas items at wonderful discount prices.
1/3/12   New Winter Hours for The Woodberry Inn Restaurant on The Parkway
Effective as of January 2, 2012 the hours are as follows: CLOSED on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. The Restaurant and Bar are open Friday: 4:00-9:00pm/Saturday:Restaurant-Noon till 9:00pm and the Bar: 4:00-9:00pm/Sunday: Restaurant-Noon-8:00pm
1/2/12   Snow Falling In Patrick County Now. Time: 6:34 PM
Snow is falling in Patrick County, VA at this moment (6:34pm). Residents of Meadows of Dan, VA (at approx. 3000 ft.) say one inch is on the ground
1/2/12   Buddy Dollarhite's Address for all cards and letters.
The address is as follows: Buddy Dollarhite, Room 528, Hospital Hospitality House, 612 East Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219 He does appreciate all 'get well cards'.
1/1/12   Patrick County In For Cooling of Weather-January 2nd-2012
Monday morning---Mostly sunny. Much cooler with highs around 40. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
12/30/11   Happy New Year From Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Our office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 And Monday, January 2, 2012
12/24/11   New Years Eve Celebration Includes Sammy Shelor-Stuart
Performing at the New Year's Eve dance at American Legion Post 105, Stuart, VA are Strictly Country and Sammy Shelor and Ron Pendleton
12/24/11   New Year's Eve Open Jam at Willis Gap Community Center
Music, Dancing and Food. Starts at 7:00pm and around 10:30pm a Breakfast will be served, including ham, sausage, gravy and biscuits. Contact Mary Dellenback Hill at 276-251-9906 for more information.
12/24/11   Happy New Year's Couples Party at Fairy Stone State Park
Live Music by Randolph Walker, One Man Band. $30.00 per couple (parking included) held in Fayerdale Hall Conference Center. Advance Reservations Required. Limit 40 couples. Call the park: 276-930-2424.
12/20/11   Arts On Main Open Dec. 24th -Stuart
ARTS ON MAIN, Located on Main St. in Stuart, Va will be open for last minute shopping, Dec. 24, 2011 10am-2pm
12/19/11   Charlie Webb of Poor Farmer's Market Receives Christmas Bonus
Charlie Webb one of the faithful Patrick County employees in Meadows of Dan is pictured here receiving Christmas Bonus Check for $250 from Phyllis Nester, 2011 VP of the Patrick County Chamber
12/12/11   Patrick County Health Department CLOSED for district Training- Dec. 16
The Patrick County Health Department will be CLOSED for district Training on December 16, 2011
12/9/11   Power Failures Affect Patrick County
Dec. 9 - According to the Martinsville Bulletin Patrick County had 1973 residents without power
12/5/11   Patrick County Education Model To Be Expanded
See this article from the Dec. 6, 2011 Martinsville Bulletin about the Patrick County Education Foundation model being expanded to other Virginia rural areas.
12/3/11   Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is a 'drop off' for the Food Bank
This year hunger has become a threat to more of 'our counties children' than last year, so let us give to The Food Bank and give more to feed families and help them in this Holiday Season.
11/29/11   Temperatures Dipping - Possible Snow Showers-Stuart, VA
Date: November 29, 2011-The weather report says Stuart, VA temperatures will dip to 29 degrees tonight with possible snow showers.
11/23/11   Roger Anglin Recognized as "Super CPA"
Roger Anglin, former resident of Stuart, VA and member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as 2011 Super CPA by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
11/21/11   Primland Extends an Invitation To Visit For The Holidays
Festive cheer,heartfelt toasts, glowing candle light awaits you for family get-togethers. Meetings and Special Celebrations, it is our pleasure to provide the perfect ambiance.
11/16/11   Live Bluegrass Music on Saturday Nights at Mill House Pizza
Located at 65 Blue Ridge Passage in Meadows of Dan next to the Cockram Mill Complex, serving pizza, subs, burgers and more.
11/16/11   Family Practice Clinic to Open in Spencer
Pioneer Community Hospital, of Patrick County, is proud to announce the opening of their New Clinic located at: 19229 A.L. Philpott Highway in Spencer, VA on Highway 58 East. For more information call:276-957-7007. Walk-ins Welcome.
11/14/11   Harvest Time at Doe Run Farms with Kennebec White Potatoes
These are sold by the bushel. For more information call: Buddy and Jeanie Puckett at 276-251-8287
11/14/11   Gordon Trent Golf Club Hosting the 6th Annual Leon Martin Golf Tournament
Saturday November 19th at 11:00am with a Shotgun Start. Registration begins 1 hour before 'tee time'. A 4 Person Captain's Choice. There will be prizes awarded for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers.
11/8/11   Two By Two BBQ has relocated to Rocky Mount, Virginia
They have CLOSED their location at 2588 Jeb Stuart Highway in Meadows of Dan and plan to have the New Location open by December 1st, located at 370 Tanyard Road in Rocky Mount, Virginia. If you would like to reach them, you may call 540-489-4955.
11/7/11   Press Release: From Congressman Morgan Griffith-Washington
Nov. 7-Land of the free, home of the brave. Without the service and sacrifice of our veterans, these words would not ring true. Generations of men and women have fought with great valor to preserve and protect our nation. I thank our veterans for their
11/7/11   Blue Ridge Parkway Facility Closings for November 2011 through May 2012
All parkway visitor facilities are NOW CLOSED for the winter season with the following exceptions: PICNIC AREAS: Price Park Picnic Area (MP297) Open Year Round(weather permitting);Concession Facilities: Cone Manor Craft Center(MP294)Open through November.
11/7/11   Stuart Veteran's Day Parade on November 11th
The Route is Johnson Street-Wood Brothers Racing Road, West Blue Ridge Street, Main Street, Rye Cove, Slusher Street into the County Government Parking Lot. The Parade Line-up begins at 1:00pm and the parade starts at 2:00pm.
11/5/11   Microsoft Access Class at PH Community College-Martinsville
A new class on Microsoft Access 2010 is planned for Nov. 8-10, 2011, Tuesday and Thursday nights, 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Martinsville campus (Frith 133). 645 Patriot Ave., Martinsville
11/1/11   European Driven Pheasant Shoot with Holland & Holland at Primland
An extraordinary weekend of shooting with the Legendary London gun maker Holland & Holland. Primland recreates the pageantry of this cenutries-old tradition.
10/31/11   The Blue Ridge Arts and Theater Society (BRATS)
The Historic Star Theatre in Downtown Stuart, VA presents one of our favorite Holiday Performances. November 4th, 5th, 6th,12th & 13th. Ticket prices are $10.00 for Adults and $7.00 for Students.
10/29/11   New Hours for The Woodberrry Inn on The Blue Ridge Parkway
Beginning November 1st, new hours for the Woodberry Inn will be in effect for the Resturant and the Bar
10/21/11   Trevor Bayne attending the Wood's Brothers Dr. Dedication
For introducing the connector road. In attendance will be the family with Trevor Bayne in attendance. The public is invited and this event will be held at 4:00pm. Call Tom Rose with any questions at: 276-694-8367. SEE YOU THERE!!!
10/20/11   Fall Window Decoration Contest for the Town of Stuart's Businesses
Sponsored by the Town of Stuart with a prize of $100.00 to the lucky winner. All Stuart's businesses are encouraged to participate. Judging will be on October 28th and the winner announced on the 31st of October on WHEO Radio
10/18/11   WHEO Jamboree Season OPENS at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart
The concerts will be held the THIRD FRIDAY of each month with the radio station 1270AM LIVE shows for rebroadcast.. The TRUE LIFE TRAVELERS and THE FRINGE BAND will be performing October 21st at 7:00pm-9:00pm. $5.00 at the door goes to the musicians.
10/14/11   Stanburn Winery Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart
Stanburn Winery, LLC, located in Stuart, VA (Patrick County) held their ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at their new winery and vineyard.
10/11/11   Patrick Building Supply is MOVING to a NEW LOCATION
Located at 20541 Jeb Stuart Highway (Next to Stuart Tire & The Chamber of Commerce), next to the intersection of Twin Ford Loop and Jeb Stuart Highway. So be on the lookout for discounted products that will appear in our existing store each week.
10/11/11   Charity Fundraiser for the Sanford, North Carolina Tornado Victims
This fundraiser is being held on October 29th from 12:Noon till 8:00pm at the Rotary Building in Stuart, Virginia. There is going to be a silent auction, raffle and food for sale to help these people in need.
10/5/11   The Chamber of Commerce office will be CLOSED Monday, October 12
In observance of Columbus Day we will be closed and will re-open on Tuesday, October 13th with normal business hours.
9/29/11   Church Dedication & Community Open House for Grace Baptist Church
October 16th, located at 14087 Jeb Stuart Hwy in Stuart. Sunday School Service is at 9:45am and Sunday Worship is at 11:00am. Lunch will be served and all are invited to attend.
9/15/11   Patrick County Fair Programs have arrived at the Chamber Office.
You may pick up your Fair Program at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce or at the Visitor's Centers, located at the Main Street Kiosk or Meadows of Dan Visitors Center.
9/2/11   The Chamber of Commerce Office will be CLOSED on September 5th.
In celebration of the Labor Day Holiday, the Chamber Office will be closed and re-open on Tuesday, September 6th with the new office hours of 9:30am till 4:00pm.
8/31/11   Bicycle Tour-Fun Race Planned at Woolwine-Oct. 15
The Patrick County Bicycle Club and the Patrick County Sheriff's Office is hosting the 1st annual 100K, 50K and 25K Cops and Cogs for College Bicycle Tours at the DeHart Park Trails-Woolwine, VA. Date: Oct. 15, 2011
8/31/11   Free Health Checks on September 2nd at The Stuart's Farmer's Market
The health checks will be provided by Pioneer Community Hospital. Come and purchase your fresh vegetables and have your blood pressure checked. See you there.
8/30/11   Local Food Systems Launches Initiative
LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM COALITION LAUNCHES INITIATIVE A local food system coalition, Field to Friends, invites area consumers, farmers, food entrepreneurs, markets, institutions, and other food related businesses to join forces in the development of a local fo
8/24/11   Patrick County Music Association performing in the New Rotary Building
August 27th's performers will be The Southern Depot, Skyline Drive, Southern Prophets, Bill & Maggie Anderson, Jason Harris & Friends and Swift Creek. Doors Open at 3:30pm and Music starts at 4:00pm
8/18/11   24th Annual Virginia State Peach Festival Announced
Activities include Peach Pageant, August 13. Music celebration with everything peachy, August 19 at Stuart DeHart Park, at 4:00pm, August 20, Meadows of Dan Folk Fair.
8/16/11   Football Frenzy Interview with Patrick Head Coach-Brad Dalton
The Fun Facts Football Frenzy is a face to face interview with PCHS Head Football Coach Brad Dalton before and after each game.
8/16/11   Stuart Farm Market-Friday-Aug. 19-Pressure Canner Lid Checks
Virginia Cooperative Extension will be at the Stuart Farmers Market Friday August 19 to check pressure canner lids. Bring your lid to have the seal checked for free.
8/11/11   Ward Armstrong Known as a Fighter-Washington Times
Aug. 7-Washington Times gives news report on Del. Ward Armstrong, Minority of the Virginia House of Delegates. John Reynolds says, "He is known as a fighter."
8/5/11   Patrick County Unemployment for June Was 8.6%
Patrick County unemployment went to 8.6% in June 2011, which was up from 8.3% in May 20011
8/3/11   Century Link Speaks to Fraudulent E-Mails
It has come to our attention that an email appearing to be from CenturyLink is currently circulating that has been identified by our company as fraudulent.
8/2/11   Stuart Farmer's Market voted among the Top 20 Farmer's Markets
"We are excited to be listed among the top 20 markets in the Stuart Farmers Market category," said Rebecca Adcock, market promoter.
8/2/11   Practice-VA Peach Festival Beauty Pageant Held August 12th at The Star Theatre
To be held at 6:30pm for all the entrants in the Virginia State Peach Festival. For more info call 276-694-6012, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
8/1/11   Virginia Ranked No. 1 Economic Growth Potential
RICHMOND – Business Facilities has ranked Virginia best in the nation in economic growth potential in its 2011 State Rankings Report.
8/1/11   Leslie Shelor Covered by the Newspaper-Appalachian Voices
Pure angora and shetland skeins. ...Situated alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the mountain community of Meadows of Dan, VA. Leslie Shelor, local spinner and member of Round The Mountain
8/1/11   A Special Gift from Primland for August 1st-31st.
Book a 2-night stay in the month of August and receive a $100.00 credit The credit can be applied towards activities including spa treatments, a round of golf ATV & Horseback rides, clay shooting, fly fishing and stargazing tours.
7/26/11   Primland Holds Ribbon Cutting for Tree House-Meadows of Dan
Primland of Meadows of Dan, VA held a ribbon cutting for the new tree house on July 23, 2011, in conjunction with the opening of a 6 mile section of the Old Appalachian Trail. The Tree House is called Golden Eagle Tree House.
7/26/11   Blue Ridge Parkway Friends Newsletter
Learn about opportunity to advertise your business! FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is launching an exclusive "members only" eNewsletter./
7/26/11   Booth Rental Available at Patrick County Fair-Stuart, VA
The Patrick Co. Agricultural Fair still has some booths available for rent. Dates: Sept. 20-24. Call one of these numbers: David Mann, 276�952�8081, B. Clark, 276�694�3772
7/25/11   Doris Craighead's Blueberries are ready for pickin'
$4.00 a gallon and you bring the bucket and pick your own at her blueberry farm off of Old Mill Road in Patrick Springs. you may call: 276-694-6203 for more information and directions
7/25/11   Details of Lawsuit Against Ameresco Reported by MetroWest Daily News
A Tennessee construction firm has filed a lawsuit against Framingham-based Ameresco, seeking $2.3 million in damages from the energy services company.
7/24/11   Kibler Valley River Run-At Claudville, VA on July 30
The Annual Kibler Valley River Run will kick off on July 30 (Saturday) with registration at 8:30am. Kibler Valley Road, Claudville, VA. Over 30 levels of competition.
7/22/11   Patrick County Part of Pilot Program - Pay for Performance
The school system in Patrick County, VA was selected to participate in a Virginia Pay for Performance Initiative pilot program.
7/20/11   Morgan Griffith Makes Statement on Cut, Cap and Balance
July 19-WASHINGTON - Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement this evening after voting against H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011:
7/20/11   Martinsville Mustangs Wins On Patrick County Night-Martinsville
Martinsville Mustangs baseball team beat Petersburg on Patrick County night at Hooker Field in Martinsville on Thursday, July 21st 6-4 in a nine inning game. A sizeable Patrick County crowd took advantage of the FREE ticket night.
7/20/11   Carmen Puckett Seeks Position of Treasurer of Patrick County
Carmen Puckett is seeking the position of Patrick County Treasurer in the upcoming November 8th election. Carmen owns and manages Appalachian Title Company.
7/18/11   Patrick County Music Association Bluegrass & Gospel Show
They will be performing at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 23rd at 4:00pm. It is only for the month of July and they will continue their performances in their usual location at the New Rotary Building.
7/13/11   Primland celebrates Virginia Tech partnership with Tree House to Trails weekend
VT's College of Natural Resources and Environment and Primland will roll out some of their partnership projects at a special Tree House to Trails celebration July 22-24.
7/12/11   Wade's Orchard will be attending the Stuart Farmer's Market on Friday
They will be arriving with Fresh Peaches and Early Apples. Also bringing with them jams and jellies made fresh from the orchard this years peach and apple jellies. We welcome Wade's Orchard.
7/12/11   Patrick Sheriff Dept. Picking Up Trash - Patrick County
Sheriff Dan Smith has started a new program in Patrick County, using inmates to pick up trash along the secondary roadways. Inmate work crews will be out 2 days per week in various parts of the County.
7/9/11   Virginia Tourism Help Desk at Patrick Henry Community College in Stuart
Held on July 12th. Learn about Grant Funding and learn about Marketing and Development Strategies. Starts at 9:00am till 3:00pm. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE. Held in the Community Room at the Patrick Henry Community college-Stuart, VA
7/7/11   Ribbon Cutting for The Butcher Block-Stuart, VA
On July 1, 2011, The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce led the ribbon cutting for a new meat shop, near Stuart, VA, called "The Butcher Shop".
7/5/11   The Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED on July 7th and 8th
Due to the July 4th Holiday Week the office will be closed on the 7th & 8th and re-open on Monday the 11th Business as usual. If you need to contact the office call Tom Bishop at 276-692-6174.
7/1/11   Town of Stuart Erects New Sign for Farm Market-Stuart
The Town of Stuart, has just erected a new sign advertising the Farm Market and Amphitheatre in downtown Stuart, facing Patrick Avenue. Congratulations to Town Manager, Terry Tilley and his staff!
7/1/11   The Chamber of Commerce office will be closes on July 4th
In celebration of Independance Day
6/30/11   Stuart Fireworks at DeHart Park on Monday, 4th of July at 10:00pm
This years presentation will occur at the usual time of 10:00pm and the park will be open to the public for parking.
6/28/11   Grand Opening - Mill House Pizza-Meadows of Dan
Grand Opening Celebration. Pig Pickin'. Live Music. Pig Roast. Cockram's Mill Complex. Music by Cockram Family and 2 Young 2 Old. On JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan. Cockram's Mill Complex.
6/28/11   Pioneer Health To Lease Stokes County, NC Hospital
Pioneer Health Services which operates in Patrick County, VA will lease the Stokes County Hospital in Danbury, NC. Pioneer is expanding to operate a clinic in Claudville and Spencer.
6/27/11   New Manager at Stuart-Virginia Wal-Mart
Candice Reynolds is now the manager of Wal-Mart store in Stuart, VA. (Photo by Tom Bishop) Wal-Mart is a one-stop shopping, groceries, plants, gardening and seasonal products, fabric and sewing supplies.
6/26/11   Mabry Mill on Sunday Afternoon-June 26-2011
Here is a photo of Sunday afternoon at Mabry Mill, Virginia, where they play old time music and dance. Under the shade trees people come from all over the world to enjoy the old way of life.
6/25/11   Stuart Farm Market Friday Mornings-Chestnut St-Stuart
Come to the weekly Farmer's Market in downtown Stuart, VA. Chestnut Street, one block from Patrick Avenue. Local grown fruits and vegetables. Tools sharpened $5 each.
6/23/11   Berries In Patrick County-Virginia
Berries are plentiful in Patrick County. See this wild rasberry found down near the creek, Dry Pond (Stuart, VA). Photo by Tom Bishop
6/22/11   Patrick County Music Association Jam Saturday, June 25
The monthly jamboree will be at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA on June 25 by Patrick County Music Association. Bands are 36 degrees North, Rhody Creek, Shelton Brothers, Southern Prophets and Crosstown
6/20/11   Stuart Farm Market In Running for America's Favorite Farmer's Market
Get ready Stuart, VA, Stuart Farmers’ Market is one of the contestants in the 2011 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest hosted each year by American Farmland Trust. Stuart Farmers Market, Tues. 4-7 pm & Fri. 8- 12 pm.
6/20/11   Clark Gas & Oil-On The Run-Ranked As Top Francised Convenience Store
STUART, VA (June 20, 2011) –Clark Gas and Oil executives have learned three of their On the Run Convenience stores located in Stuart, Ridgeway and Martinsville, Virginia have been ranked in the top one percent of franchised convenience stores branded On
6/18/11   Covered Bridge Festival-Celebrates in Woolwine, VA
On June 18, 2011 The Annual Virginia State Covered Bridge Festival was held in the community of Woolwine, VA, near the two historic bridges, Jack's Creek and Bob White.
6/17/11   WHEO Jamboree-Star Theatre-Friday Jun 17-Stuart
WHEO FRIDAY NIGHT JAMBOREE, Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Historic Star Theatre in Downtown Stuart, VA, 318 Patrick Avenue Doors open at 6:00pm and the show begins at 7:00pm
6/17/11   Driver Flees Patrick County Sheriff Dept. at 100 Miles Per Hour
Chad Radisic, age 34, was fleeing from the authorities in Patrick County, VA and NC Highway Patrol picked up the chase on I-77 in North Carolina
6/16/11   Forbes Magazine Does Story on Primland Highland Golf Course
Forbes Magazine did an article on the Highland Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA. And calls the golf course a "golf Valhalla".
6/14/11   Aunt Orlene Play On Blue Ridge Parkway
Bring your own chair and be prepared for a captivating afternoon. The presentation will be repeated on four additional Sunday afternoons: July 17, August 14, September 11, and October 9.
6/14/11   Covered Bridge Festival-Woolwine-Virginia-June 18
June 18, 2011-Annual coverd bridge festival at Woolwine, Va. 10am-4pm. Live Music. Horse and Mule Wagon Rides. 5-K run. Cruise-In of unique vehicles. River Duck Race.
6/14/11   Freelance Companion Has Joined the Patrick County Chamber
Freelance Companion of Claudville, Virginia has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their location is shown below. Freelance, does computer repair, virus removal, graphic design, data base construction and more.
6/13/11   Two Chances to Shop at Stuart's Farmer's Market every week!
Locally grown produce, meats, eggs and crafts will be available on Tuesday's 4:oopm till 7:00pm and again on Friday Mornings (June 17th) from 8:00am till Noon.
6/12/11   Del Armstrong Renews Call For Tobacco Commission Reforms
Delegate Ward Armstrong renewed his call for reforms to the Tobacco Commission today in the wake of a report issued by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
6/10/11   Del. Ward Armstrong Moving to Bassett, VA - 9th District
Del. Ward Armstrong of Collinsville, VA (Democrat) is moving his residency to Bassett, VA which will put him in the 9th District. He will face incumbent Del. Charles Poindexter from Glade Hill, VA
6/10/11   Workforce Office Building For Sale-Stuart-Virginia
The County of Patrick is selling the Workforce Office Building on Blue Ridge Street in Stuart, VA
6/9/11   Invitation to Bid-Patrick County-VA- Repair Ditch Line
Patrick County, VA is seeking bids on an Economic Development Project to repair the ditch line at the Rich Creek Industrial Park, near Stuart, VA
6/9/11   Patrick County School Board Accepting Proposals on Mowing
The Patrick County School Board of Stuart, VA is seeking proposals to mow and trim major portions of the school grounds for 2011-2012.
6/9/11   Patrick County Schools Announces Vacancies-2011-2012 School Year
The Patrick County, VA School system has announced vacancies for the 2011-2012 School year in The Enterprise, June 8, 2011, page 19
6/8/11   Stuart Farmer's Market on Friday-June 10-Stuart
Stuart Farmers Market will be open Friday June 10 from 8 am to 12 pm. We will have locally grown produce, fresh meats and eggs, crafts and baked items.
6/8/11   Buddy Dollarhite Admitted to Hospital for Bone Marrow Transplant
Buddy Dollarhite was admitted to MCV/VCU Hospital on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 to begin procedures for his Bone Marrow Transplant
6/8/11   Beach Music Festival Begins on Thursday-Stuart, VA
The Annual Beach Music Festival is set for June 9-11, 2011 at Wayside Park in Stuart, VA. This year we celebrate 30 years of Hot Fun In the Summertime
6/8/11   Primland Seeking Director of Food and Beverage-Meadows of Dan
Primland of Meadows of Dan, has opening for Director of Food and Beverage and Supervisor of Food and Beverage. Contact is Phyllis Nester, at pnester@primland.com
6/8/11   Deandra S. Owens Appointed as Assstant Principal at Stuart Elementary
Deandra S. Owens has been appointed as Assistant Principal at Stuart Elementary in Stuart, VA. She has been at Patrick Springs School and received her education at Ferrum College and Averett University
6/6/11   Cherries Ready For Pickin' - Clement's Cherry Orchard-Ararat
I have just learned that the dwarf cherry trees at Clement's Cherry Orchard are now ready for picking. Located on Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA just accross the road from Blue Ridge Elementary School
6/6/11   National College to Host Military Benefits Fair-June 29-Martinsville
National College’s Martinsville Campus to Host Military Benefits Fair June 29. This Free event offers information on military & veteran benefits
6/5/11   WHEO Jamboree - Star Theatre-Stuart- June 17th
At 7pm the music starts. Stuart Tire and Patrick County Chamber of Commerce are sponsors.
6/5/11   Legislative Affairs Luncheon-Collinsville-Dutch Inn
*MEDIA ADVISORY* GRIFFITH TO ATTEND EVENT IN HENRY COUNTY WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) will attend the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Post-Legislative Affairs Luncheon tomorrow, June 7 in Collinsville:
6/5/11   Congressman Griffith Staff to be In Stuart-June 14
Congressman Morgan Griffith staff will be in Stuart on June 14 to meet constituents. Time: 2-4pm
6/4/11   Farm Market Open on Tuesday Evening-Stuart
Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday June 7th from 4 to 7pm for people to come shop locally grown produce on their way home from work.
6/3/11   Del. Ward Armstrong Runs for House Seat in 9th District-Virginia
From Del. Ward Armstrong: I wanted you to be among the first to know that today I am officially announcing that I will be running for re-election to the House of Delegates this fall in the Ninth House District
6/3/11   Patrick County Night At Mustangs Game-June 21-Martinsville
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Martinsville Mustangs announce a FREE night at the Mustang game on June 21st, Tuesday, starting at 7:05pm. Mustangs will play Wilson
6/3/11   Pioneer Hospital Planning New Clinic Office-Spencer
Pioneer Hospital of Patrick County is planning to open a new clinic on U. S. Route 58, near Spencer, VA. Construction of the new office is underway now.
6/2/11   Patrick County Unemployment Goes to 8.8% for April
Patrick County, VA unemployment dropped to 8.8% for April 2011, as compared to 9.7% for March 2011.
6/2/11   Announcement - Covered Bridge Festival June 18-Woolwine
Virginia’s Covered Bridges Festival, On Route 8 at Woolwine, VA June 18, 2011. Free to the public! Music for The Star Pavilion Stage at Jack’s Creek Bridge Area
6/1/11   Patrick Building Supply Building New Complex-Stuart
Patrick Building Supply has started the construction project to build a new store on U. S. Route 58, East of Stuart, VA on JEB Stuart Highway
6/1/11   Want to be a Vendor at the Stuart Farmer's Market?
Anyone who wishes to become a vendor should contact the Stuart Town office at 276-694-3811. The market is open every Friday from 8:00am till Noon and Tuesdays from 4:00pm till 7:00pm in Downtown Stuart.
6/1/11   Route 8 Connector Making Significant Progress-Stuart
The Route 8 Connector project through the Town of Stuart is getting near to completion. This photo shows work on Main Street near the Dobyns Road Intersection.
5/31/11   Shirley Keene Profiled in Sunday's Martinsville Bulletin
Shirley Keene, President of JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust, was highlighted in the Sunday edition of the Martinsville Bulletin, Page 1 of Section C.
5/31/11   Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Finishes 11th at Coca Cola 600
Ricky Stenhouse places 11th at Charlotte race on Sunday driving for Wood Brothers Racing, substituting for Trevor Bayne who has been sick
5/31/11   Stuart Farm Market News-Stuart, VA
Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month at the Stuart Farmers Market this Friday (June 3).
5/30/11   Barnie Day Publishes a Book-Roanoke Times
Maya 29-He's an ex-banker, ex-delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, ex-owner of a farm store, ex-editor of a small-town newspaper and an ex-Patrick County administrator. Source Roanoke Times
5/30/11   Patrick County High Wins in District Play-Stuart
Referece Martinsville Bulletin, May 29-2011-Patrick County High wins 3-1 over Tunstall in District Tournament.
5/27/11   'SLATES' Resturant to open in the old Downtown Cafe location on May 31st
Harold Slate, the previous owner of the Downtown Cafe' will be opening his new resturant in his old location. Due to open after the holiday weekend on May 31st offering a variety of 'good eats'. We look forward to a new 'eatery' in our neighborhood .276-
5/27/11   Good Fillas Sandwich Shop is OPEN for Business
Located at 103 Stonewall Court in Stuart, offering a variety of sandwiches. Scott and Josh Sanborn, the owners, invite you to try some of their special sandwiches for take-out or eat-in. Call 694-2060 for pick up on the go. Hours are 9am-7pm.
5/26/11   Lady Cougar Softball Team Reaches Region IV Tournament
They earned a berth into the Region IV Tournament, hosting the first game. This quarter-final game is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6pm at Patrick County High School Lady Cougar Field.
5/26/11   Del. Ward Armstrong to Attend APCO Rate Hearing in Rocky Mount
Delegate Ward Armstrong will attend the public hearing by the State Corporation Commission (SCC) on APCo's latest rate increase request
5/24/11   Senior's Tour of Patrick County-May 24-2011
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, led a Senior's Tour of Patrick County on May 24, 2011. The Tour group was from Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church in Claudville.
5/24/11   Bodies of Two People Found in Patrick County Car
Henry County found 2 bodies in burned out car of Mallory Lawrence of Patrick County, VA. See article on WFMY TV web page
5/23/11   The Chamber of Commerce has Beach Music Festival Tickets for Sale
Week End Passes (All Advanced) $40.00 per ticket Thursday, June 9th $10.00 Advanced Ticket Price Friday, June 10th $20.00 Advanced Ticket and Saturdays is $30.00 Advanced Ticket price (NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED AT CHAMBER OFFICE)
5/23/11   Fund Raiser for JB Kerns Held At Ararat, VA
ARARAT, Va. — With strong engines, and stronger words, motorcycle riders from a two-state area converged on Ararat Saturday to offer support for a wounded local Marine. Source: Mt. Airy News, Mt. Airy, NC
5/23/11   May 25-31 Sales Tax Holiday-Hurricane Preparedness
May 25-31: Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday! Virginia has already experienced some severe weather this year, and now hurricane season is about to begin on June 1.
5/21/11   Primland Now Taking Reservations for the New TreeHouse Suite
Sleep in the treetops as a guest of our one-of-a-kind retreat in the middle of a mighty oak tree overlooking our golf course. This is very private. Please call 866-995-8787 to inquire about this special suite.
5/20/11   Town of Stuart Gets Silver Water Treatment Plant Award
The Town of Stuart has received the 2010 Silver Performance Award from the Virginia Department of Health (Office of Drinking Water).
5/19/11   PBS Broadcast-Virginia State Parks Celebrate 75 Years
Rpanoke, VA—“Virginia State Parks: 75 Years and Still Growing,� a new documentary premiering June 11 at 7 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS, invites viewers to share in the natural beauty and compelling stories behind many of Virginia’s most spectacular publ
5/18/11   Sandra Clement Named Principal at Blue Ridge Elementary School-Ararat
The Patrick County School Board named Sandra Clement as the new principal at the Ararat, VA Blue Ridge Elementary School at the May 12 meeting
5/18/11   WHEO Jamboree tonight at Star Theatre-Stuart
Admission 45 at the door. Bands. Rhody Creek and Jason Harris and Friends. Music at 7pm. Doors open 6pm. Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA
5/16/11   Memorial Service for Rhett Stidhim-May 28-Meadows of Dan, VA
A memorial service for Rhett Stidhim, owner of Meadows Edge Knife Store in Meadows of Dan will be held on May 28, 4pm. Meadows of Dan Baptist Church
5/15/11   Crooked Road Musicians Peform at Star Theatre-Stuart
A traveling troup of musicians and singers, representing the Crooked Road Music Trail, performed at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA on Sunday, May 15, 2011.
5/15/11   Patrick County Chamber After Hours - Edward Jones-Stuart
The monthly Patrick County Chamber After Hours will be on May 19, 5:30pm-7:00pm, at Edwards Jones Investments, 304 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA
5/13/11   JC White Graduates from Patrol Officer Training
J. C. White of Patrick County, age 43, was the oldest person to graduate from police academy class on Friday, May 13, 2011
5/13/11   Fish Fry At Fellowship Church-Ararat, VA
A special fish fry is planned at The Fellowship Church, next door to the Blue Ridge Elementary School, At Ararat, VA on May 20th, 3pm-7pm. Plate includes fish, hushpuppies, slaw, fries and dessert.
5/12/11   Curves of Stuart Now Offers Zumba-Wednesdays and Thursdays
Curves of Stuart is now offering Zumba on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
5/12/11   Gov. McDonnell Announces $600 Million Transportation Bond Sale
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) completed the sale of $600 million of Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds on May 11
5/12/11   Annual Heritage and Music Jamboree at Ararat, VA
Celebration begins at 10am at Dan River Park. Saturday and Sunday. Vendors, crafters, face painting, henna tattos, historical info. Parade. Fire Works. Music. Great family event.
5/11/11   Route 8 Connector Road in Stuart, VA Nearing Completion
May11-The truck bypass street in Stuart, VA, called the Route 8 Connector, is nearing completion with paving work underway intensely. This is will be a big improvement to get the large trucks off Main Street Business District
5/11/11   Doe Run Farms at The Stuart Farmers Market with local Fresh Strawberries
Local Farmer's, Buddy & Jeannie Puckett will be at the Farmer's Market on Friday with their delisious berries. Come to the market for the best in local produce and craft items.
5/10/11   STEM Grants to Help Patrick County Teachers
See this news article from WSLS TV 10, Roanoke, VA about grants totally $2.7 million to help Virginia Teachers. Mathmatics is the focus of the grants to Patrick County Teachers.
5/10/11   Ararat Heritage and Music Jamboree Slated for May 21-Ararat
It will be held on 21 May 2011. Experience the genuine down home southern hospitality just minutes from Mount Airy, NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5/10/11   Pioneer Family Medical Clinic to Open In Claudville, VA
At the monthly board of supervisors meeting on May 9, 2010 Chairman Roger Hayden reported on the opening of the Claudville, VA Medical Clinic by Pioneer Hospital
5/10/11   Georgia Vidalia Onions On Sale by Mt. Valley Hospice
Sweet Georgia Vidalia Onion Fundraiser for Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care Stuart Division, 5 lb bag $6 each, 10 lb bag $10 each
5/10/11   The Patrick County School Board Request a Proposal.
Needed to operate it's Virtual Program for the school year 2011-12. Proposals should be submitted to the Patrick County School Board Office at 104 Rucker Street in Stuart, no later than May 25th at 2:00pm
5/9/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-May 9-2011
The following is an account of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting held on Monday, May 9, 2011. Repart has been prepared by Tom Bishop
5/8/11   Fox 8 Reports $22,000 Raised for Local Marine-Patrick County
www.myfox8.com web site and TV station reported that $22,000 had been raised for Joshua B. Kerns, of Ararat, VA on Saturday, May 7, 2011.
5/8/11   Operation Hometown Hero Reports Raising $35,000 for Cpl Kerns
Joy Large, of "Operation Hometown Hero" raised $35,000 at the Ararat, VA fundraiser for Cpl. Joshua B Kerns, who lost both legs and one arm in Afganistan.
5/8/11   Sydney Martin of Patrick County Captain of VA Tech Flag Corp
See today's Martinsville Bulletin for story about Sydney Martin from Patrick County, VA. http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=28427
5/8/11   Music For Covered Bridge Festival Announced
The June 18, 2011 Covered Bridge Festival will include the following musical groups.
5/8/11   FEMA Denies Help for Tornado Damage in Virginia
FEMA denies request for help for tornado damage in Virginia. Governor McDonnell considers appealing the decision.
5/7/11   Morgan Griffith Says No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) released the following statement today after House passage of H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.
5/7/11   Stuart Farm Market Opens With A Bang-Stuart
This past Friday, the Stuart Farmers Market official opened for the season. Over one hundred customers came out to shop from the twelve vendors that were on hand with produce, baked items, meats, eggs, crafts and plants.
5/7/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meet at 6pm-May 9th
The monthly meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors begins at 6:00pm, today, May 9th in the County Office Bldg., 3rd floor conf. room. Rucker Street, Stuart, VA
5/7/11   Patrick County Taxpayer Watchdog Group Meets May 12
Speakers at the meeting May 12. Chairman of the Board Of Supervisors Roger Hayden and candidate for office of treasurer Sandra Stone. Public Invited!
5/6/11   Raffle for J. B. Kerns Benefit-Patrick County Chamber Office-Stuart
Come by the Patrick County Chamber office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway to buy a raffle ticket for only $1.00. Prize is a beautiful gift basket. Telephone: 276-694-6012
5/6/11   On-Line 31 Event for Joshua B Kerns
Go to this web site: www.mythirtyone.com/17899 and click on My Events. Special: spend $31 and get the Mini Zipper for $2.31
5/6/11   Congressman M. Griffith Speaks on Offshore Leasing
May 5-WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after House passage of H.R. 1230, the Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act.
5/6/11   Barbeque Benefit for JB Kerns-Ararat at the Elementary School
Saturday, May 5, starting a t 5pm. Auction at 7pm. Help this soldier who was injured in action in Afghanistan.
5/5/11   BIG GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at The Landmark Center/Blue Ridge Nursing
8:00am till 1:00pm with lots of Hanging Baskets for $15.00 Dish Gardens for $8.00, Geraniums, Herbs, and many more choices. Come early and choose your plants for your garden or home.
5/5/11   BB&T in Patrick Springs will CLOSE their office on June 22nd at 2:00pm
This will be their last day of operation and all other BB&T offices will continue to service your banking needs. No jobs were lost in the decision to close this branch.
5/4/11   Barbeque Benefit Dinner-Meadows of Dan-May 21
In honor of Armed Forces Day the Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Rescue Squad will present a benefit barbecue dinner and show at the Meadows of Dan Community Building on Saturday, May 21.
5/3/11   Grand Opening-Stuart Farm Market - May 6
You are invited to come to the Grand Opening of the Stuart Downtown Farmer's Market on May 6, 2011, starting at 8am. Master Gardeners selling roses. Knife sharpener onhand. Do your Mother's Day shopping.
5/3/11   Stuart Elementary Beta Club Sponsors Relay For Life Team
The Stuart Elementary School Junior Beta club is sponsoring a Relay for Life team for the American Cancer Society.
5/3/11   Hardin Reynolds School Begins Relay For Life Campaign
Hardin Reynolds Memorial School will begin its annual Relay For Life campaign to support the American Cancer Society. They will be selling footprints for someone who has lost their battle with cancer. Wall of Remembrance in honor of someone who is battl
5/2/11   Trevor Bayne Hospitalized at Mayo Clinic
May 1- According to USA Today, Trevor Bayne, Daytona 500 winner from Wood Brothers Racing has been hospitalized in Mayo Clinic. See web site: www.usatoday.com
5/2/11   Blue Ridge Elementary Holds Career Fair-Ararat
The annual Career Fair was held Friday, April 8. Careers from a variety of fields were present. All 4th through 7th graders visited the stations and learned about the jobs and about the education needed to work in a particular field.
5/1/11   Bowling Memorial Ride Raises $13,000-Patrick County, Virginia
The Annual CPL Jonathan Bowling Memorial Bike Ride raised over $13,000 on Saturday, April 30, 2011, starting out from Stuart, VA
5/1/11   Education Lab Envisioned In Patrick County Schools
Critz, VA - Patrick County Education Foundation held their graduation exercises for GED High School graduates on Friday, April 29, 2011 at The Reynolds Homestead, with Gov. Gerald Baliles being the primary speaker.
5/1/11   Heartwood Will Begin Jury Session in May 2011
The sixth and final Jury Session for Heartwood will take place on May 3 & 4 in Abingdon. This will be the last jury session before Heartwood opens. For the past year and a half, `Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network has been conducti
4/29/11   Operation Home Town Hero - JB Kerns of Ararat Injured
The JB Kerns Benefit fund has been established to help his family with travel and medical expenses while he is in the hospital in Maryland
4/29/11   More On Buddy Dollarhite Bone Marrow Transplant-Stuart
From Pam Nowlin: It is with great joy that I share with you that a match has been found for Stuart Fire Department Chief Buddy Dollarhite.
4/28/11   Washington and Halifax County Virginia Hit With Tornados
Eight people killed by tornadoes in Halifax County, Virginia and Washington County, Virginia due to storms there on April 27, 2011. Virginia Governor declares a state of emergency.
4/28/11   Trevor Bayne Will Not Race in Richmond This Weekend
According to Rouush Fenway Racinig, young driver Trevor Bayne will not race this weekend and has been hospitalized undergoing test for an insect bite.
4/28/11   T-Shirts and Ribbons Available for Joshua B. Kerns Fund Raiser
Buy a T-Shirt. Support Cpl. Joshua B. Kerns who was injured in Afganistan. From Joy Large, Insurance of Patrick, Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA. Telephone 276-692-6634
4/28/11   Unemployment Rate in Patrick County Improves
Apr. 28 - Virginia Department of Employment Commission reports on improved unemployment rate in Patrick County, Virginia going to 9.7% in March 2011.
4/27/11   PLEASE HELP With Litter Pick Up In Patrick County
Please take initiative to clean up our environment in Patrick County, VA. See news release below from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
4/27/11   Small Lodging Workshop-SW Virginia Community College
Ever thought about opening your home as Bed and Breakfast, building cabins to rent to tourists? Here is an opportunity for you to learn about how to prosper in tourism
4/26/11   Jonathan Bowling Memorial Ride Set For April 30-9am
This annual bike ride will begin at 9:00am at Patrick County High School. Entrance Fee is $10. Proceeds benefit for a scholarship fund in memory of Cpl. Jonathan Bowling killed in Iraq in 2005.
4/26/11   Business Appreciation Week - May 2-6-2011
Governor Bob McDonnell announced the designation of May 2nd through 6th as Business Appreciation Week 2011 in the Commonwealth. Coordinated each year by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance,
4/26/11   Exxon Speedpass Program Offers .15 per gallon Discount
ExxonMobil has an exciting SpeedpassCard Program coming. The Promotion runs from May 2, 2011 – June 30 for existing and new Speedpass customers
4/26/11   Founder of Randall Knife Society Passes Away
Rhett Stidham has passed away. His residence was in Meadows of Dan, VA where his Meadows Edge Knife Shop was located. He is survived by his wife, Janie Stidham
4/26/11   Business After Hours Planned For Edward Jones-Stuart
The next Chamber "After Hours" program is planned in Patrick County, VA at the Edward Jones Investment Office, Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, VA on May 19, 5:30pm. RSVP required
4/25/11   Clark Gas & Oil Willing To Help Dispose of Old Propane Cylinders
Clark Gas and Oil is willing to help dispose of old propane cylinders. Please help clean up our environment in beautiful Patrick County, VA
4/25/11   Morgan Griffith Gives Report on Jobs In The 9th District
Normally, we only hear about the businesses that are failing, but there are real life success stories in Southwest Virginia. Despite difficult economic times and extensive government regulation, some businesses in the region are still managing to hire and
4/23/11   Buddy Dollarhite Receives 10 for 10 Donor Match!
Buddy Dollarhite, Fire Chief for Town of Stuart, VA has just got some great news. They have found a 10 for 10 donor match for his bone marrow transplant!
4/21/11   Congressman Morgan Griffith Makes Public Appearance in Stuart, VA
April 19-Morgan Griffith, U. S. Representative from Salem, VA and our 9th district congressman made a stop in Stuart, VA on Tuesday, April 19 at the Rotary Building.
4/21/11   Scottich Highland Games-Ararat, VA - Laurel Hill-April 23
Come celebrate the Scottish Highland Games at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA on April 23. Gates open at 9:00am. Adults $6. Children 12-under Free. Rain or Shine
4/21/11   Applied Felts To Supply 40 New Jobs To Henry County
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Applied Felts, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of quality felt liners for the cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) industry, will invest $6 million to expand its operation in Henry County
4/20/11   Barnard's General Merchandise-Ararat- Open on Weekend
Barnard's General Merchandise and Gifts of 2883 Kibler Valley Road, Ararat, VA is now open on weekends, 9am-6pm. Telephone: 276-251-5055
4/20/11   Clark Gas & Oil Sponsors A College Awareness Assembly
April 12, 2011 ~ Clark Gas & Oil & the PC Educational Foundation sponsored a College Awareness Assembly at PCHS featuring Travis Wells, News7 Sports Director as the guest speaker.
4/19/11   EG Bradshaw, Jr. Named as Principal At Culpeper Eastern View High
EG Bradshaw, Jr., currently principal at Patrick County High has been named as principal at Eastern View High School in Culpeper, VA, effective July 1st.
4/19/11   Branch Office of Red Cross In Stuart-VA May Close
April 19-WSET TV news reports that the Stuart, VA Red Cross is subject to closure due to a nationwide restructering. The main regional office is in Martinsville
4/19/11   Michelle Day Announces Candidacy for School Board-Mayo River District
Michelle Day announced she will run for Mayo River District School Board position. She is a grad of Patrick County High, 1995. She is married to Matt Day.
4/19/11   Primland Offers 12 Rounds of Golf for $1200-Meadows of Dan
Primland's offer for 12 rounds of golf for $1200 includes the cart, from May 1-July 31, 2011. Must be purchased by May 15, 2011. Available for play on Monday, Tuesday and Wesday
4/19/11   Patrick County Music Assoc. Jamboree-Patrick Springs-April 23
The monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree will be held at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Doors open at 3:30pm. Headling the music will be the Southern Prophets.
4/18/11   Stuart Farmer's Market Will Be Open April 22-Friday Morning
Stuart Farmers market will be open on Friday April 22. Come shop for you Easter Dinner. Items available will be fresh lettuce, spinach, green onions, crafts, handmade soaps, eggs, lamb, baked itmes, and starter plants.
4/18/11   Roots of American Music-At Star Theatre-Stuart-VA
Roots of American Music (how hillbillies helped invent it) is a musical tour with a cast of 12 well known musicians that will visit 12 Crooked Road towns during May 10-22. Ticket price $10
4/18/11   VA Cooperative Extension Offers Food Preservation Courses
Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Patrick County Office is offering food preservation courses. Amanda Wingfield, Family and Consumer Sciences agent is planning food preservation workshops on May 10, June 24, and August 12.
4/17/11   Report on Buddy Dollarhite Day Bone Marrow Drive
Thanks to each and everyone of you who helped to make our April 2 Chief Buddy Dollarhite Day Bone Marrow Drive a success!!! We swabbed 341 people and are signing more up almost daily
4/17/11   Report From U. S. Rep. Morgan Griffith- 9th District
This week Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2011. After much deliberation, I made the decision to vote against the bill.
4/17/11   U. S. Rep. Morgan Griffith Issues Statement on the "Ryan Budget"
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding final passage of the H. Con. Res. 34, the Ryan budget, in the House:
4/17/11   Gov. McDonnell Declares State of Emergency-Storm Damage
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in response to yesterday’s severe weather across the Commonwealth, authorizing state agencies to assist local efforts in response and recovery efforts.
4/17/11   Woodberry Inn Celebrates 1 Yr Anniversary - New Owership
MEADOWS OF DAN, VA, April 18, 2011: Woodberry Inn, Restaurant and Bar will soon turn 1 under the current owners, Angie and Shep Nance, and will celebrate the milestone with entertainment by Scott Perry on April 30
4/16/11   Rep. Morgan Griffith Coming to Stuart-April 19
U. S. Representative Morgan Griffith, Republican, from the 9th District will make a public appearance at the Stuart Rotary Field, John D. Hooker Building on April 19 starting at 12 noon
4/16/11   Jacob Reynolds Wins 3 First Place Finishes In Track Meet
Patrick County High School Cougers' Jacob Reynolds wins 3 first place finishes in the Piedmont District outdoor track meet.
4/16/11   Heavy Rainfall-Damaging Winds Expected this afternoon-Stuart, VA
Showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms May produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
4/15/11   Highland Golf Course Gets 13th Ranking-Golf Digest
The Highland Golf Course at Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA has been named to ranking 13th in Golf Digest ranking of 100 Greatest Public Courses.
4/15/11   Hokie Family Day Picnic on Saturday, April 16th CANCELED due to weather
With 90% chance of rain, we at the Homestead, regret having to do so, but feel that the forecast is just not 'Picnic Friendly' for the events we have planned. Please look for a great Hokie Event this Fall.
4/15/11   National College Hold's Career Fair - Martinsville
National College’s Martinsville Campus to Hold Spring Career Fair. This free event is open to the public as well as area employers
4/15/11   Edward Jones Office in Stuart, VA Holds Ribbon Cutting
The new Edward Jones office in downtown Stuart, VA held a ribbon cutting for their new office on Friday, April 15, 2011, located at 304 Patrick Avenue.
4/15/11   Patrick Baseball Team First Place In Coaches Poll
Patrick County High School Baseball team was selected as 1st place by the Coaches Poll (Piedmont District). Their record is 7-1. Coach is Terry Harris.
4/14/11   Ararat Youth Severely Injured In Afghanistan-Cpl J. B. Kerns
U. S. Marine CPL J. B. Kerns of Raven Rock Road, Ararat, VA lost 2 legs and one arm in an IED explosion recently in Afghanistan.
4/14/11   Danny Foley Seeks Board of Supervisors Position-Mayo River District
Danny Foley, Sr. is running for a seat on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors again. He previously served on the Board 2004-2007.
4/14/11   Gordon Trent Golf Clubs Welcomes Clubs and Charity Benefits-Stuart
GORDON TRENT GOLF CLUB Welcomes: Your Charity Benefit, Company Meeting and Golf Outing, Fundraising Event, Church Outing, or Family Reunion
4/14/11   Patrick County Pink Panthers Run in Susan Komen Race-Roanoke
Patrick County Pink Panthers team raised $1,555 at the 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen Greater Roanoke Race for the Cure in Green Hill Park ini Salem, ,VA
4/14/11   Rep. Morgan Griffith Votes No on Continuing Resolution-Washington
WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding his vote against the Continuing Resolution (CR): He Voted No.
4/14/11   Virginia Rated the Fourth Best State To Make Living-East of Mississipi
~Money-Rates.com assessed states on avg. wage, unemployment rate, tax rate and cost of living~
4/14/11   Autumn Arnder Wins America's Senior Miss 2011
Autumn Kathleen Arnder, age 16 of Mt. Airy, NC has won the America's Senior Miss 2011. She is a past winner of the Virginia State Peach Festival Pageant, Junior Miss, 2009.
4/13/11   Border Springs Farm Covered by Washinton Post
April 12-Craig Rogers, from Patrick Springs, VA is covered in this article from the Washington Post. He produces lamb product (grass-fed) from his farm in Patrick County.
4/13/11   Surry County, NC Getting 260 New Jobs With Window Glass Company
Elkin, NC and Surrey County are getting a new industry, Pittsburg Glass Works, LLC, maker of automobile window maker, creating 260 new jobs. This was announced by Gov. Bev Perdue on April 12, 2011
4/13/11   Major Construction Project at Stuart Rotary Building
Stuart Rotary has a major construction project at their Woodland Drive location in Stuart, VA. Photo by Tom Bishop, April 12, 2011
4/13/11   Gov. McDonnell Designates May2-6 Business Appreciation Week
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the designation of May 2nd through 6th as Business Appreciation Week 2011 in the Commonwealth. Coordinated each year by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance
4/12/11   Come to Stuart Farm Market - April 15-2011 Downtown Stuart
From 8am-12 noon, first of the season. Lettuce, spinach, green onions, eggs, lamb, handmade baked items, soaps and crafts!!! Come out and enjoy the spring Weather!!!
4/11/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-April 11-2011
The following is the results of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting held on April 11, 2011. This is their regular monthly meeting. All members were present.
4/10/11   Home Sales Up In Henry and Patrick County-Virginia
Apr. 10-Martinsville Bulletin reports that home sales rose in March, compared to previous 2 months. 33 homes sold in March compared to 21 in February and 27 in January
4/10/11   Scottish Highland Games Planned for Apr 23 at Ararat-VA
The 4th Annual Scottish Highland Games is planned for at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA, at the birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA
4/10/11   Governor Announces 500 Jobs in Henry County
Apr 11-Governor McDonnell Announces More than 500 New Jobs in Henry County. $15 million operations center to be opened by ICF International
4/8/11   Jobless Rates Fall in Patrick County for the month of February
Patrick County jobless rate drops to 10.0% for February, 2011 according to the Virginia Employment Commission.
4/8/11   Volunteer Fire Fighter From Meadows of Dan Killed in Auto Accident
The funeral of David Couch, age 19, of Meadows of Dan, VA will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2011 at 1:00pm at Moody Funeral Home in Stuart, VA. He was a member of Meadows of Dan Fire and Vesta Rescue Squad
4/7/11   Nancy's Candy Outlet Store in Meadows of Dan Open for Business
After being closed for the winter, Nancy's Candy has reopend and the new hours are as follows: Monday-Saturday 10:00am till 5:00pm Sundays 1:00pm till 5:00pm
4/7/11   Roadwork Underway on Rt. 823 to start Monday, April 13th
VDOT has announced that a section of Rt. 823 (Spring Branch Road) near its intersection with Rt. 735 (Boyd Hollow Road) will be CLOSED, so the deck can be replaced on the bridge over the Ararat River.
4/7/11   Patrick County Historical Museum Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am till 2:00pm and by appointment. Visit the we website at www.patcovahistory.org or call 276-694-2840
4/6/11   Artist and Knife Maker Jon S. Porter Joins Patrick County Chamber
Knife maker, Jon S. Porter recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
4/6/11   Victorian Village For Sale at Granny's Attic Antique Store-Stuart
Victorian Village, that includes approx. 50 houses and or other structures.Hundreds of people, trees, horse drawn wagons, etc.
4/6/11   Gingerbread Creations will be available at Granny's Antiques & Craft Mall
Ingrid Caldwell and her wonderfull 'Speciality Baked' products will be available at Granny's Anitque's from 10:00am till 2:00pm. Fresh Coffee Cakes, Strawberrry Cakes, Cream Puffs (a favorite) and Fresh Baked Breads, also cookies and her wonderfull EGGS
4/5/11   Reynolds Homestead Looses Power-Tree Down-Critz
The Reynolds Homestead will likely be without electricty for an entire day, due to the storm last night.
4/4/11   Annie Get Your Gun Performance-Patrick Co. High-April 8-9
Irvin Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" performances is set for April 8-9, 7:01 pm, April 10 at 3:01 PM at Patrick County High School, Cougar Lane, Stuart, VA
4/4/11   Benefit For Cancer Patient Jeannie Bowers Frisco-Stuart
On Saturday, April 16, 2011, beginning at 5 PM, a benefit will be held for former Assistant County Administrator and Tourism Director Jeannie Bowers Frisco. The program will be held at Rotary Field in Stuart, Virginia, in the J. D. Hooker Building.
4/3/11   19 Yr. Old Killed in Accident on Rt. 58 in Patrick County, VA
WSET in Danville, VA reports on head oncollision in Patrick County, killing David Couch of Meadows of Dan. Reference: http://www.wset.com/
4/3/11   Fans Come Out In Mass to Wood Brothers Race Museum-Trevor Bayne
Apr. 1-Stuart,VA. Race fans lined up out the door of the Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart for hours on end Friday night, seeking autographs and handshakes from the Wood Brothers Racing Team and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne.
4/1/11   Gigantic Crowd Shows Up For Wood Brothers Autograph Signing
In Stuart, VA, Trevor Bayne and the Wood family showed up for a massive autograph signing at Wood Brothers Race Museum. The fans loved it. Crowd reported to be 4000, by Martinsville Bulletin
3/31/11   Woolwine Man Killed in Logging Accident
Mr. Jesse Lee Allen “Junior� Hubbard, age 30 of Woolwine, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Floyd as the result of a logging accident. He was born in Patrick County on April 30, 1980.
3/31/11   Please Help With Buddy Dollarhite Bone Marrow Transplant-Stuart
Won't you please consider supporting Stuart Fire Department Chief Buddy Dollarhite during his time of need. He is facing a bone marrow transplant once a match is found to cure him of Leukemia, a disease he has been living with since 2007.
3/30/11   Wood Brothers Autograph Signing Planned-April 1-Stuart-VA
Wood Brothers Racing has planned an autograph signing by driver Trevor Bayne at the Wood Brothers Race Museum in Stuart, VA on April 1st, 5-8pm
3/30/11   Board of Supervisors Approve School Budget-Set Tax Rates
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met in March 30, 2011 and approved the County School Budget at level funding, thus not requiring them to make a 5% reduction. They set the tax rates for 2011-2012
3/30/11   National College Reports on Achievements of Registered Med Assistants
MARTINSVILLE, VA —All 10 winter term graduates of the medical assisting program at the Martinsville Campus of National College (www.national-college.edu) achieved a passing score on the national Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam
3/29/11   Team Nurse Hiring Full Time RN-Stuart
Team Nurse, home care specialists and medical staffing services, of Stuart, VA is hiring a full time RN. Office open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Need 2 yr. exprience
3/29/11   Public Notice-Dog Pound Ordinance-Hearing April 11-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on an adopt the dog pound ordinance on Apr. 11, 2011 at 6:30pm. Veterans Memorial Building, 3rd Floor Conf. Room
3/29/11   Public Notice-Public Hearing - Reeapportionment Election Districts-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on April 11, 2011 at 7:30pm on an ordinance to provide for the reapportionment of Election district.
3/29/11   Twyla Neil to Run For Patrick County Board of Supervisors
Twyla Neil from the Mayo River District, age 54 and a member of the Patrick County Economic Development Authority, will run for Patrick County Board of Supervisors.
3/29/11   Mara Bouvier Appointed General Manager at Primland
Mara Bouivier has been appointed as General Manager at Primland in Meadows of Dan, VA. The announcement was made on March 21, by the local resort management
3/28/11   Congratulations to FIT Stuart Spring Participants-Staurt-VA
Patrick County Extension Family & Consumer Sciences would like to congratulate the FIT Stuart spring 2011 participants that completed the Martinsville 5K and Half Marathon.
3/28/11   Job Fair Recruitment for Results of Stuart-PH Community College
A targeted Recruitment Job Fair will be held at the Patrick Henry Community College in Stuart, VA on Apr. 7, 2011, 10:00am-2:00pm
3/28/11   Board of Supervisors Holding Public Hearing on Budget-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the 2011-2012 Budget at 6pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
3/27/11   Janette and Johnny Williams Band Plays in Stuart-VA
Janette and Johnny Williams band played in Stuart, VA on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Rotary Field for the Patrick County Music Association
3/27/11   Eight Year Old Boy Killed in Ararat-VA Tractor Accident
According to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, an 8-year-old Carroll County boy has died as the result of an accident on a small tractor
3/27/11   William Taylor Mitchell Passes Away - Claudville-VA
Mr. William Taylor Mitchell, age 90 of Claudville, VA and widower of Maydee Watson Mitchell passed away on March 24, 2011 in the Blue Ridge Nursing Home of Stuart, VA
3/27/11   Nursing Jobs Available - Mt. Valley Hospicel-Stuart-VA
Job Openings at Mt. Valley Hospice-near Stuart, VA. Position: Nurse Liaison. Office Location: Stuart, VA. Shift: Monday– Friday 8am – 5pm, On-call rotation is required.
3/27/11   Big Read At Stuart Library-March 30-2011
The last chance to participate in the Big Read! At the Stuart Library iwht a discussion with librarian Linda Maxie. Refreshments Available. March 30, 1:00pm
3/24/11   Devin Helms Serves In Student Intern Role-Patrick County Chamber
Patrick County High School Student, Devin Helms, is working as a student intern at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for the 2nd Semester.
3/24/11   Courthouse Beauty with Spring Blossoms-Stuart, VA
This photo illustrates the beauty of our historic Patrick County Court House in the spring. The Court House is on Main Street, Stuart, VA just accross the street from the U. S. Post Office
3/23/11   Senior Symposium at National Guard Armory-Martinsville
A Senior Symposium was held on March 24 at the National Guard Armory building on Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, VA.
3/22/11   Patrick County Music Assoc Jamboree-March 26-Stuart
The Monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree will be held on Saturday, March 26, at Stuart Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. Doors open at 3:30pm. Headline band is Jeanette and Johnny Williams
3/22/11   Bone Marrow Drive For Buddy Dollarhite-Stuart Fire Dept.
Bone Marrow Drive Set for April 2, 2011 at Stuart Fire Department, Stuart, VA. 11:00am-2:00pm Make a donation to help Fire Chief Buddy Dollarhite.
3/21/11   VINROOT PRESENTED FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE BMP AWARD
The Patrick County Soil and Water District and the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) presented Marcus Vinroot with the 2010 Forestry and Wildlife BMP award at their regular District Board meeting
3/21/11   Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District Holds Meeting
The Patrick County Soil & Water Conservation District recognized Directors and Staff for their years of service at their regular District Board meeting
3/21/11   Heaven On Wheels Presentation - Sponsor-Primland
Primland will present two performances of Heaven on Wheels, the critically acclaimed musical comedy about the history of stock car racing on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, 2011 to coincide with the Martinsville Speedway Sprint Cup Race Weekend.
3/20/11   Rickie Fulcher and Polly Greer Honored by Patrick County Schools
Rickie Fulcher, Director of Retail Sales at Clark Gas & Oil was named the Distinguished Patrick Countian and Polly Greer, also of Clark Gas & Oil received the Distinguished Service Award
3/20/11   Maintenance Crew Leader Job Available-Fairystone State Park
Fairystone State Park has a job opening for Maintenance Crew Leader. Get application at the park office.
3/20/11   Seasonal Jobs Available at Fairystone State Park-Stuart
Need help for summer season lifeguards, snack bar workers, boat dock attendants, housekeepers, and grounds workers. Also office clerks and park naturalist. Near Stuart, VA
3/20/11   Patrick County Unemployment Rose to 11.2% for January-2011
The unemployment rose to 11.2% for January, 2011, as compared to December 2010 at 10.9%.
3/20/11   Senior Symposium Planned for Mar. 24 at Martinsville Guard Armory
The 3rd Annual Senior Symposium is planned for the National Guard Armory on Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA for Thursday, March 24, 2011
3/20/11   Patrick Board of Supervisors Meeting Planned for March 30-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will meet on March 30, 2011 at the County Administration Building starting at 6pm. 3rd Floor Conf. Court Room
3/19/11   Grace Baptist New Building Coming Together-Stuart
The construction of the new church West of Stuart, VA just off U. S. Route 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway) is making good progress. Photo by Tom Bishop
3/19/11   Mobile Air Compresser Unit Purchased for Patrick Co. Fire and Rescue
Photo taken by Tom Bishop, March 18, 2011. Trailer for hauling the mobile Air Compressor Unit, which the Patrick County Board of Supervisors allocated $44,000 for in the budget
3/19/11   Business After Hours-At Stuart Communications-Stuart
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is having at Business After Hours at Stuart Communications, South Main Street, Stuart, VA on Tuesday, March 22nd from 5:30pm-7:00pm
3/18/11   Great Show At Star Theatre-WHEO Jamboree Tonight!
Rhody Creek and Jason Harris and friends did a great show tonight at the Star Theatre!! Audience really got into it. Great Place for the Jamboree. Talented musicians.
3/17/11   Triad Telecom of Greensboro, NC Joins Patrick Co. Chamber
Triad Telecom of Greensboro, NC has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Don Annas, from Woolwine, VA is their local contact.
3/17/11   Governor McDonnell Announces 200 New Jobs In Montgomery County
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that advertising agency Modea will invest $10 million to expand operations and build a new corporate headquarters site in Montgomery County.
3/16/11   Swabbing Party April 2-2011 in Stuart-Va
Help find a match for Bone Marrow Transplant for Buddy Dollarhite of Stuart, VA.
3/16/11   WHEO Jamboree at Star Theatre on March 18-Stuart
The WHEO Jamboree will be Friday,March 18, at the Star Theatre in Downtown, Stuart, Va. Doors open at 6pm and music begins at 7pm
3/16/11   Southern Regioinal Alliance For Economic Development
Tom Rose, Patrick County Administrator stated, “Patrick County is excited to be a partner in the newly formed Southern Virginia Regional Alliance that will be able to offer a dynamic and growing market for locating
3/16/11   Henry Ayers Receives Rotary District Club Vocational Award
Henry G. Ayers has received the 2011 District Club Vocational Award for Rotary Clubs in this region.
3/15/11   Fundraising for Moorefield Store Volunteer Fire-Stuart
The Avon representative is selling Bug Guard for a limited time as a fund raiser for the Moorefield Store Fire Department near Stuart, VA.
3/15/11   FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway host Tree Planting event
Roanoke, VA: FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a Viewshed Tree Planting event this Saturday, March 19th, 2011, at 10:00am at milepost 113.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
3/14/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-March 14-2011
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on March 14, 2011 and covered the following matters of business: 1. Hearing on a new ordinance, 2. report from Sheriff Dan Smith, 3. Further Budget review.
3/13/11   Environmental Education Expo at Philpott Lake
Friends of Philpott, Inc.'s 5th Annual Environmental Education Expo is on Saturday, April 16th 1:00pm-4:00pm. Exhibitors are invited. Contact Myra at 540-365-1361 or Brenda at bsigmon@phvccs.edu.
3/13/11   Edward Jones Investments Opens New Office-Downtown Stuart, VA
Edward Jones Investments has opened a new office in Downtown, Stuart, VA (Patrick County) at 304 Patrick Avenue. For financial advice see Mr. John Abadie at this new office
3/12/11   Four River Realty Has Listed CL Martin Estate Property
Four River Realty Has Listed CL Martin Estate Property in Patrick Springs, VA that is 15.5 acres, located on U. S. Route 58, just East of Stuart, VA. Price is $3,300,000
3/12/11   Patrick County Taking Bids for New Website-Stuart
Patrick County, VA government is taking bids for development of a new web site to upgrade the Tourism and the government. Reference the Legal Ads in The Enterprise on March 9, 2011.
3/11/11   Sheriff Dan Smith Speaks At Seniors Meeting-Stuart
Sheriff Dan Smith spoke at the monthly meeting of Patrick County Seniors on March 10, 2011, at the Rotary Building in Stuart, VA
3/11/11   Rev. Clarence Scott Passes Away-From Ararat, VA
World War II Veteran and minister of the Gospel for 50 years passed away on March 9 at his home. He lived at Ararat, VA in Patrick County. Previously served as pastor at Mt. Ararat Pentecostal Holiness Church and Skyline Pentecostal Holiness Church in P
3/10/11   Tom Bishop Meets with Ararat Ruritans
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce met with the Ararat Ruritans for their March meeting to disucss benefits of membership
3/9/11   Patrick Board of Supervisors Conduct Budget Review - March 9-2011
Board of Supervisors Meeting on March 9, 2011. Budget Review Meeting- Period 2011-2012. As reported by Tom Bishop
3/8/11   Clean Water Farm Awards - Soil and Water Consvervation
The Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District presented Dannie and Kathy Anderson with the 2010 Virginia Clean Water Farm Award.
3/8/11   Wine and Dinner at Primland-Mar. 19 Featuring Villa Appalaccia Wine
Dine at Primland on Saturday, March 19, for our Villa Appalaccia Wine Dinner. Join Villa Appalaccia winemaker Susanne Becker for a meal inspired by Appalachian cuisine and featuring Villa Appalaccia's Italian inspired wines.
3/8/11   National College Hosts Military Veterans Open House-Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE–The Martinsville Campus of National College 276-632-5621), located at 905 North Memorial Boulevard, will host a Military & Veterans Open House on Thursday, March 24 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
3/8/11   Governor Addresses Virginia Potholes-Richmond
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today directed the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to immediately start a coordinated campaign to patch the thousands of potholes
3/8/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-March 14-2011-Stuart
Business Meeting Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors March 14, 2011, Monday, 6:00 P. M. at the Patrick County Administration Building, Stuart, VA
3/7/11   The Reynolds Homestead Has Job Opening for Director
The Reynolds Homestead of Critz, VA is seeking a new Director at the Continuing Education Center. Job posting is in Sunday's Martinsville Bulletin, page 6 C
3/7/11   Granny's Attic Joins Patrick Co. Chamber-Patrick Springs
Granny's Attic of Patrick Springs, VA has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Located at Jeb Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58 accross the road from the Patrick Springs Post Office.
3/6/11   Golden Eagles Found at Primland-Meadows of Dan
Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources has captured a Golden Eagle on the property of Primland, near Meadows of Dan, VA (Patrick County)
3/6/11   Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Patrick County-VA Mar. 6-2011
Heavy rains in Patrick County, VA cause the rivers and streams to rise. This photo submitted by Mary Meijboom of Kibler Valley near Claudville,, VA on the Dan River
3/6/11   Wrecks in Carroll County-VA Caused by High Winds
I-77 was closed by State Police in Carroll County, VA due to high winds that wrecked tractor trailer trucks
3/6/11   Patrick County Board of Supv. meets to Review Budget-March 9
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will meet on March 9, 2011 at 6:00pm to review the 2011-2012 Budget. Public Invited.
3/4/11   Patrick Chamber Networking Events Kick in for the Season
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will be having Business After Hours starting Tuesday, March 22 at Stuart Communications, 5:30pm. Call 276-694-6012 to RSVP
3/2/11   Fast Track Trade Show Gets Underway-Martinsville
The Annual Fast Track Trade Show gets underway in Martinsville, VA, with a full house of exhibitors and vendors. The floors were packed practically all night, from 4:00-8:00pm for the VIP Night.
3/1/11   Squirrel Spur Sunrise Near Meadows of Dan, VA
Here is a beautiful picture of the Squirrel Spur Road, sunrise in Patrick County, VA. This is near Meadows of Dan and Claudville, VA
3/1/11   Janice Wilkins Named President of VA Rural Health Association
Janice Wilkins, Director of Nursing at Blue Ridge Nursing Home and Corporate Nurse for Landmark, in Stuart, VA has just been named as President of the Virginia Rural Health Association.
2/28/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisor's Meeting-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, February 29, 2011 at Patrick County High School for a "Work Session" for the distinct purpose of reviewing the County Budget for 2011-2012
2/27/11   Gov McDonnell Speaks At Conclusion of General Assembly Sessioin
Feb. 27-Richmond-TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: I am pleased to write you at the conclusion of the 2011 session of Virginia’s General Assembly. Thank you for your ongoing service to the people of Virginia.
2/27/11   Major Transportation Agenda Passed by VA General Assebly
Feb. 27-Richmond-The overwhelming majority of Governor Bob McDonnell’s 2011 legislative agenda passed Virginia’s General Assembly with strong bipartisan support.
2/26/11   Patrick County Govt. Begins Budget Review-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will conduct their first review session on the 2011-2012 Budget on Monday, February 28, 2011 starting at 6:00pm
2/24/11   Lady Cougars Play in Region Championship-Basketball
Patrick County High School Lady Cougars will be playing for the Group AA, Region IV, Division 3 Girl's Basketball Championship on Friday night at Carroll County at 7:00 pm against Richlands High School.
2/24/11   Patrick Building Supply offers a $1000.00 GiveAway
Stop by and Register at the Store or use the application in their New Spring Catalogue. Enteries must be received by May 31st.
2/23/11   WXII Channel 12 Does News Story on Wood Brothers Success
See this link below to a video cn the Wood Brothers Race Team success at Daytona 500 last Sunday.
2/23/11   Baloon Tests Planned for Cell Towers in Patrick County, VA
Legal advertisements in The Enterprise on Feb. 23, 2011 reveal 3 planned baloon test for location and height of towers to be constructed in and around Stuart, VA
2/22/11   Wood and Steel to Perform at Patrick Co. Music Association-Feb. 26
Wood and Steel will perform at the monthly Patrick County Music Association jamboree in Stuart, Va, at Rotary Field, on Woodland Drive, Saturday, February 26, 2011. Doors open at 3:30m
2/21/11   Wood Brothers Race Team Wins Daytona 500
Feb. 20-Daytona Beach, FL-Wood Brothers Racing of Stuart, VA has won today's Daytona 500 race with young Trevor Bane as the winning driver. He just turned 20 years old on Feb. 19, 2010
2/20/11   Trevor Bayne-20 Year Old Drives to Win at Daytona-Wood Brothers
Bayne, in just his second Sprint Cup Series start, pulled off a stunning victory in his first Daytona 500 on Sunday, becoming the youngest winner in the 53 years. He drives for Wood Brothers Racing, who is from Stuart,, VA
2/20/11   Glen Wood Is Interviewed at Daytona 500
GLEN WOOD, Owner - No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion - HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COMING TO DAYTONA? "I started coming here in 1947 and this makes the 65th straight year I’ve been down here.
2/20/11   Mt. Valley Hospice Hiring Nurse Liaison
Full time/some on-call, 2 year hospice/home health experience preferred, extensive computer skills, flexible, excellent communication skills, occasional weekends, current driver’s license, sales and marketing knowledge a plus.
2/19/11   Tom Bishop Speaks Out on the Patrick County Economy
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in Stuart, VA has spoken out on the economic environment of Patrick County, VA.
2/19/11   Devone Claybrooks Visits Patrick Chamber Office-Stuart
Devone Claybrooks, NFL football player and defensive tackle with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League stopped by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for a visit on February 17, 2011
2/19/11   Charlie Bowman Speaks Out On Upcoming Elections-Patrick Springs
Charlie Bowman, local volunteer and avid Ruritan Official in Patrick County, speaks about the upcoming election and the future of our community and nation. Thanks, Charlie
2/18/11   Bill Goad Human Resources Consultant Interviewed by Celebrity Dialogue
Bill Goad is a senior human resource executive with more than 35 years of experience in the industry. He is a also certified executive coach.
2/17/11   Nancy's Candy Outlet Store in Meadows of Dan closed till April 1st, 2011
Manufacturing continues but the outlet store is closed till April Fools Day. The Nancy's Candy location in Floyd is Open for Business.
2/16/11   Come and Celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary at Dry Pond Cafe
Come in between Monday, February 21-28 and register to win prizes donated by local businesses. $1.00 items on Tuesday March 1st: sausage or bacon or egg biscuit, french fries, corn dog or hot dog and more. You do not have to be present to win.
2/16/11   Great Weather to enjoy dining at The Woodberry Inn with some Specials.
Homemade Chicken Soup, Grilled Pork Chop w/apple sausage stuffifng and Steak Tips with mushroom gravy served over rice (Friday Only) Call 540-593-2567 for reservations.
2/15/11   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting - Feb. 14, 2011
The following is a news report on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting held on February 14, 2011 as reported by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
2/15/11   TRIP Identifies Virginia's 50 Most-Needed Transportation Project
Feb. 8-TRIP identifies Virginia’s 50 most-needed transportation projects Report ranks the projects needed to provide Virginia with a transportation system that can support economic growth February 8, 2011
2/13/11   Trevor Bayne is Rookie for Wood Brothers Racing at Daytona
The Woods have been racing at Daytona in February for 61 years, since team founder Glen Wood was driving in races on the old beach-road course that preceded Daytona International Speedway. Their current driver, rookie Trevor Bayne, has never driven a Spri
2/12/11   Patrick Co. Chamber of Commerce Banquet-Held Feb. 11
Pictured here are Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Rick Ward (Patrick County Branch Library)President for 2011, Phyllis Nester (Primland), VP for 2011, Amanda McIntyre, Miss VA Peach 2010, and Lisa Martin (Reynolds Homestead), President 2010.
2/10/11   Recipes for Romance at Skipper's Steak & Seafood-Saturday-Sunday
$25.00 per couple will get you an appetizer, main course, drinks and dessert. Make your reservation for Saturday or Sunday, February 12 or 13th at 276-694-9001 at our Patrick Springs location.
2/10/11   February Special at Blue Ridge Furniture with 10% OFF on All-In-Stock Furniture
Also 20% off on All In-Stock Gift Items and 1 month unlimited tanning for $30.00 (New Beds & Bulbs). Check us out at 106 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA or call 276-694-7735 for more information.
2/9/11   Support High School Drama-Annie Get Your Gun-Stuart
Please be an angel and support the drama production of "Annie Get Your Gun" by making a monetary contribution. Planned for April 8-10. At the Patrick County High School.
2/9/11   Sen. Jim Webb Will Not Run For Reelection
Feb. 9-RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding Senator Jim Webb’s (D-VA) decision not to seek re-election in 2012:
2/9/11   Jim Webb Announces He Will Not Run Again-US Senate from VA
Feb. 9-Los Angeles Times-WASHINGTON — In another blow to Democrats' chances of retaining the Senate beyond 2012, first-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection.
2/9/11   Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Banquet-Feb. 11-Stuart
Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet-Stuart, Feb. 11, 6:30pm-Reservations Required. Annual Chamber Banquet at J. D. Hooker Bldg., Stuart, VA.
2/7/11   True Life Travelers Appearing at Star Theatre-Feb. 18-Stuart
The TRAVELERS are back in town this February!! Join us for some great fun, prizes, give-aways and some fine traditional music!! Friday, Feb. 18 7pm at the Historic Star Theatre. Also, Jason Harris and Friends.
2/6/11   January Home Sales Fall-Patrick and Henry Counties
A total of 27 homes were sold in the area in January 2011, as reported by the Martinsville, Henry and Patrick Counties Association of Realtors.
2/6/11   VA House Passes Transportation Funding Bill-Richmond
Feb. 4-RICHMOND—The Virginia House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed Governor Bob McDonnell’s Omnibus Transportation Funding Bill today 65-33.
2/5/11   Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA - Birthday Celebration-Stuart
The J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Trust, Inc. and Mom and Pop’s Antique Mall in Stuart, VA celebrated the birthday of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA on Saturday, February 5, 2011.
2/4/11   Population for Patrick County, VA Declines 2010
Feb. 4-The population for Patrick County, VA has declined as the Census in 2010, to 18,490 (which is a 4.7% decline). See complete report in today's Martinsville Bulletin.
2/3/11   Fairy Stone Park Attendance Up-2010
Fairy Stone Park, near Stuart, VA, has reported increase attendance by 6.9% during 2010. 2009 the attendance declined 6.5%
2/3/11   Patrick County Unemployment Drops to 10.9% in December 2010
Feb. 3-Patrick County, VA unemployment dropped from 11.1% in November 2010 to 10.9% in December 2010. Patrick County's labor force decreased to 8,993 in December from 9,157 in November.
2/3/11   Honduras Coffee Has Montana Young in Concert-Feb. 11-Stuart
On Feb. 11, 2011, Honduras Coffee Company on Main Street, Stuart, VA will have Montana Young, singer, songwriter and fiddler extraordinaire starting at 7pm until 10pm. Admission is $5.00
2/2/11   Connie Bishop Awarded Tom Downing Fellow Award
Connie Bishop, of Stuart, VA has been awarded the Tom Downing Fellow Award by the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville, VA. This award is presented by the Ruritan National Foundation in appriciation of unselfish personal effort.
2/2/11   CenturyLink Explains Fraudulent E-mails
CenturyLink tells of an email appearing to be from CenturyLink that is currently circulating that has been identified by their company as fraudulent.
2/2/11   Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Invester Satisfaction.
Edwards Jones Ranks Highest in investor satisfaction according to J. D. Power and Associates satisfaction study. Patrick County has a local Edward Jones office. See below
1/31/11   Stephanie Vipperman Will Seek Reelection as Commonwealth Attorney
Sephanie Brinegar Vipperman has announced she will seek reelecton as Commonwealth Attorney for Patrick County, VA. Mrs. Vipperman is 29 years old and has served as Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Henry County.
1/31/11   Jon Morris Works to Strengthen Families-Martinsville
Jon Morris Executive Director of the Step, Inc. (Support to Eliminate Poverty) has written a book, Road to Fatherhood and conducted seminars on Promoting and Strengthening Families.
1/31/11   Sheriff Dan Smith Announces Intent To Seek Reelection
Sheriff Dan Smith, Patrick County, VA has announced his intent to seek reelection for Sheriff in the November Election.
1/31/11   Gov. McDonnell Announces Passage of Transportation Legislation
Jan. 31-RICHMOND—Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement late this afternoon following passage by the Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee
1/30/11   New Benches on Main Street-Town of Stuart
Pictured here is one of the new benches all along Main Street in Uptown Stuart, VA. This is another new addtion from the Town Revitalization project.
1/29/11   Woodberry Inn - Great Dining Choice-Meadows of dan
Try our restuarant at the top of the mountain, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great Food. Great Service. near mile post 174.1
1/29/11   Henrietta Crafters-A Great Place to Shop-Meadows of Dan
Located on U. S. Route 58 at Lover's Leap. Jeb Stuart Highway. Great birdhouses and bird feeders, hand crafted and beautifully painted. Come see the snow and ice decorating the landscape
1/28/11   Hooker Building Available for Lease-3200 Sq. Feet-Stuart-VA
The Patrick County Fair Association has 3200 square feet of office space available on 420 Woodland Drive, John D. Hooker Building for lease. Plenty of parking. Near the Rotary Building. Call 276-694-4124
1/28/11   Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Transportation Bill-State Senate
Jan. 24-A bipartisan coalition introduced Gov. Bob. McDonnell's Omnibus Transportation bill. Sen. Roscoe Reynolds from Ridgeway is a co-sponsor of this bill, anticipating funding for U. S. Route 58
1/28/11   Office Administrator Job Opening-Edward Jones-Stuart
Edward Jones has a job opening for Branch Office Administrator at 304 Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, VA. Send resume on line or by fax.
1/28/11   CenturyLink Gets Financial Support From VA Tobacco Commission
50/50 matching grants were awarded to Broad Band providers in Patrick, Buckingham, Campbell, Henry, Lunenberg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway,and Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia
1/27/11   Cooperative Extension Motivates Residents to Exercise
Virginia Cooperative Extension motivates Franklin, Henry and Patrick County and Martinsville City residents to exercise with a 8-week program
1/27/11   Wayne Kirkpatrick Named Volunteer of the Year-Reynolds Homestead
Wayne Kirkpatrick was named “Volunteer of the Year� over 120 hours of service to the Hiking Class for the College for Older Adults. Wayne “pre-hiked� each trail at The Reynolds Homestead.
1/26/11   Patrick Government Offices close at 10:30am-Jan. 26
Jan. 26-Patrick County government offices are closing today at 10:30am due to impending winter storm.
1/26/11   Patrick Henry Community College CLOSED at NOON due to weather
1/25/11   New Patrick County Jail Opened For Public Viewing
Jan. 25-Stuart, VA-The new Patrick County Jail on Commerce Street in Stuart, VA was opened on January 25, 2011 to allow the community to stroll the halls and cells, getting a feel for the $9.9 million facility
1/25/11   The Reynolds Homestead Opening Late on Jan. 26-Critz
Jan. 26-The Reynolds Homestead reported to be opening late today due to impending weather conditions. Announced time is 10:00am
1/24/11   Patrick County Board Of Supervors Meeting-January 24
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 24, 2011 is covered in this news report.
1/23/11   Primland Makes Southern Living Magazine-Feb 2011
Hit the links or get the star treatment in the spa at this secluded Virginia mountaintop resort. (The observatory at Primland Resort, designed to resemble a grain silo, is one of the best outside of the West.) Reference Southern Living, February, 2011
1/21/11   Patrick County Has A New Guest House In Stuart
We have a new guest house in Stuart, VA (Patrick County) located at 108 Chesnut Street. This husband and wife team offer assistance with a Healthy Lifestyle Changes or Simply Overnight Guest Room with Breakfast.
1/20/11   Lisa Kroplin Is Marketing and Sales Agent for WHEO-Stuart
Lisa Kroplin is the Markenting and Sales Agent for WHEO 1270 AM radio in Stuart, VA (Serving Patrick County). Here is her contact information for your convenience.
1/20/11   Mayo River Trail Advertisement For Bids-Stuart
Sealed Bids for the constuction of the Phase 1 of the Mayo River Rail Trail will be received at the office of Tom Rose, Patrick County Administrator, until 10:00am, Feb. 18, 2011.
1/19/11   Request For Proposal Telephone Equipment-Patrick County, VA
The County of Patrick is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals for purchase of telephone equipment, services and maintenance for Patrick County government offices.
1/19/11   Patrick County Music Assoc.-Jeff Little and Wayne Henderson-Stuart
The Patrick County Music Association Open Jam for January features Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little on Saturday, January 22, 2011 starting at 4:00p m at the Rotary Field-John D. Hooker bldg. in Stuart, VA
1/18/11   Local Artist Joins The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce-Stuart
Local Artist, Russell Easterbrooks, of Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. He specializes in birds and farm scenes, with hand crafted weathered wood frames.
1/18/11   Human Resource Consulting Business Opens In Stuart, VA
A new company, CMP-HR Consulting, has opened a new business in Stuart, VA. They have just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/18/11   Rhody Creek-Jason Harris and Friends-Star Theatre Tonight!
Rhody Creek and Jason Harris and friends will perform this evening, January 21, 2011 at 7pm at the Star Theatre in downtown Stuart, VA. Admission: $5.00. Prize drawings
1/17/11   Agriculture Still Plays Important Role in Patrick County
A recent study by Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota reveals that agriculture still plays an important role in the Patrick County Economy
1/17/11   Homestead Offers Business Grammar Workshop-Critz
CRITZ, VA (January 12, 2011) — A survey of manufacturers in the United States revealed that 51% of employers report reading, writing and communication skills to be seriously deficient in the workplace
1/17/11   Gov. McDonnell Announces K-12 Education Initiative
Jan. 18-RICHMOND – Building on his "Opportunity to Learn" education reform initiatives that passed the General Assembly with broad bipartisan support in 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell announced this morning his 2011 K-12 education reform initiatives
1/16/11   Local Food System Meeting in Patrick County
Efforts are underway to build and support local food producers and get their produce to area consumers. A comprehensive assessment has been made of the region's farms was conducted by Ken Meter
1/15/11   New Human Resources Consulting Business in Stuart-VA
CMP-Human Resources, LLC has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This is a new busines that was established in 2010. Welcome!
1/14/11   Gov. McDonnell Announces Components of Transportation Plan
Jan. 14-His Proposals Include Tax Credits for Rail and Barge Use, VDOT Reforms, Dedicated Portion of Local Sales Tax for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads Transportation Projects, and nearly 900 Potential Projects Released
1/13/11   Tom Rose Accepts County Administrator Role-Patrick County-VA
Jan. 12-Tom Rose accepted the job as County Administrator at the regular monthly meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors. The Board deliberated for approximately 2 hours before announcing this decision in public forum.
1/13/11   Roger Hayden Selected as New Chairman-Patrick Co. Board of Supervisors
Jan. 12-Roger Hayden, Supervisor from the Dan River District, has been selected at the 2011 Chairman of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors.
1/13/11   Report on Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting - January 12-2011
This is a news report prepared by Tom Bishop, as a result of the January monthly meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on January 12, 2011
1/13/11   Win Beautiful Lamp - JEB Stuart
Here is an opportunity to win a beautiful one of a kind lamp with the JEB Stuart photo on the side.
1/13/11   Grand Master of Masons Visits Stuart-VA
John Mason Chambliss, Jr., Grand Master of Masons in Virginia paid a visit to the Mountain Home Masonic Lodge in Stuart, VA on January 13, 2012
1/12/11   Chamber Banquet Postponed to February 11-2011-Stuart
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet has been postponed from January 14 to February 11, 2011. See details below.
1/12/11   Sandra Stone Annouces Run for County Treasurer-Stuart
Sandra K. Stone, deputy treasurer in Patrick County Treasure's Office has announced that she will seek the position of Treasurer on November 8, 2011
1/12/11   Ward Armstrong Responds to Gov. McDonnell's Address
Jan. 12-Del. Ward Armstrong, Minority of the House of Delegates responds to the speech given by Gov. Bob McDonnel in the State of the Commonwealth address.
1/11/11   Patrick County Schools Closed January 12-2010
The Patrick County Schools have already announced closing for Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Weather conditions.
1/11/11   Reynolds Homestead Opens at 12:00 Noon Jan. 12
The Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA will open at 12Noon on January 12, 2011 due to winter weather.
1/10/11   Board of Supervisors Meeting Rescheduled to Wednesday-Stuart
Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting set for January 10 was rescheduled to Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 6:00pm
1/10/11   Winter Weather Adisory Patrick County-Virginia
Jan. 10-8:57AM by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg. For Patrick County, Virginia. We will get snow and light icing. Starting at noon today and going to 6:00pm Tuesday.
1/10/11   Patrick County Schools Closed-January 11-2011
Jan. 10-Patrick County Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. Winter snow storm
1/9/11   National Weather Service Announces Winter Storm for Stuart, VA
Here is the latest Winter Storm Watch information from the Blacksburg, VA office about Stuart, VA.
1/9/11   Patrick County Schools Closed -January 10-2011
Jan. 9-Due to an impending winter storm Patrick County Schools will be closed on January 10, 2011
1/9/11   Tourism Advisory Board Meeting Cancelled for January 10
Jan. 10-The Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council meeting set for Monday, January 10, has been cancelled due to expected winter storm.
1/8/11   Patrick County Gets Another Snow- January 7-2011
Patrick County, VA got snow again on the afternoon and evening of January 7, 2011. Nice, beautiful, clean white covering, giving us a picturesque landscape.
1/8/11   Severe Chill Advisory by National Weather Service-Blacksburg
Jan 8-6:13PM-Wind chill advisory in effect until 10 am est Sunday. The NWS in blacksburg has issued a wind chill advisory, which is in effect until 10 am est Sunday. Wind chill values, minus 5 to 15 below zero. Winds, NW winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts t
1/8/11   Alisa Bailey No. 1 Salesman For State of Virginia
Jan. 11-2010 Alisa Bailey says Virginia Travel is the Number 1 salesman for the State of Virginia. Ms. Bailey is President and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corp. Tourism is $19 billion industry in Virginia.
1/7/11   Stanley Furniture Sells Stanleytown Facility for $2.4 Million
Jan. 7-Stanley Furniture of Martinsville will sell 2 of its local plants. One at Stanleytown for $2.4 million and Bowles Industrial Park for $2.5 million. They will lease back some of the facility for a 5 year term
1/7/11   APCO Rates To Go Up Again-See Martinsville Bulletin
Jan. 7- According to an article in the Friday's Martinsville Bulletin, Appalachian electric power rates will raise again. Todd Burns, Corporate Communications Manager was interviewed recently.
1/7/11   Jeff Evans To Make A Run For State Senate Again-Bassett
Jan. 6-Republican Jeff Evans (Fieldale) will make another run for State Senate, oposing Sen. Roscoe Reynolds in the 20th Senatorial District of Virginia. He made his announcement on January 6 in parking lot of Stanley Furniture.
1/7/11   Open House Planned for New Patrick County Jail- Jan. 25
An open house is planned for the new Patrick County, VA Jail on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 starting at 5:00pm. The public is invited.
1/7/11   VA Electric Regulatory Group Releases It's Recommendations
Jan. 7-Electric Utility Regulatory Work Group releases it's final report and recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly. They recommend reverting to the regulations in effect prior to deregulation in 1999.
1/6/11   Business Office For Rent-Blue Ridge Street-Stuart
Valuable office space is available for rent in the heart of the Town of Stuart, VA at 103 West Blue Ridge Street. 4 offices are available. Convenient to the Court House, County Clerk's office and the Post Office.
1/6/11   Building Construction-Blue Ridge Street-Stuart
On Blue Ridge Street in Stuart, VA (near the U. S. Post Office) is a construction project which is modernizing an old Service Station building owned by Clark Gas & Oil.
1/6/11   Water and Sewer Project Making Progress-Patrick County, VA
The Patrick Springs Water and Sewer project is making progress as shown at this construction site between Stuart and Patrick Springs.
1/5/11   Patrick Treasurer Ms. Tatum Will Not Seek Re-Election-Stuart
According to news report on WHEO 1270AM today, Patrick County Treasurer Carolyn Tatum will not run for re-election in 2011.
1/5/11   Patrick Unemployment is 11.2% For November 2010
According to the Martinsville Bulletin today, Patrick County unemployment dropped from 11.3% in October, 2011 to 11.2% in November 2011
1/5/11   Historic Patrick County Courthouse Has New Look-Stuart
The Historic Patrick County Courthouse has a new look after removal of overgrown trees and painting the exterior. This photo was taken on January 6, 2011, by Tom Bishop
1/4/11   New Barber Shop On Main Street-Stuart
Ribbon Cutting for Styles of Stuart, 112 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA held on January 4, 2011. Owner is Gloria Dillard.
1/4/11   Styles Of Stuart Barber Shop Joins Patrick Co. Chamber of Commerce
Styles of Stuart at 112 Main Street, Stuart, VA has opened the former Friendly Barber Shop. This business has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
1/3/11   Birthday Celebration - J. E. B. Stuart Planned for Feb. 5
The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust Inc. in conjunction with the Mom and Pops Antique Mall is pleased to announce that a celebration of the 178th Birthday of Major General J.E.B. Stuart CSA will be held at the Mall on Saturday,February 5,
1/2/11   Annual Chamber Banquet Planned for January 14
Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet at Rotary Field. J. D. Hooker Building. RSVP required. Backup date is Feb. 11. $18.00 per person, advance payment required. Call 276-694-6012 for reservations
1/2/11   Henriedda Crafters New Hours for 2011
Monday through Sunday we are open for business from 8:00am till 6:00pm.
1/1/11   Surrey Bancorp Repays $2 Million TARP Loan
Jan. 1-A Mount Airy-based financial institution has repaid $2 million it got from the federal TARP program, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced this week. Source: Mt. Airy News, Jan. 1, 2011
12/31/10   Appalachian Power Rates to Drop Jan 1-2011
Appalachian Power Company's rate for electricity will be 20% less starting January 1, 2011. Their rate per kilo-watt hour will be 9.4 cents per kilowatt-hour. A year ago it was 11.7 cents.
12/29/10   Boucher Completes 28 Years as Congressman-Abingdon
Dec. 26-ABINGDON -- For 28 years, U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher divided his time between the mountains of Southwest Virginia and the ornate buildings on Capitol Hill.
12/28/10   Father Shot by Son in Domestic Dispute-Mt. Airy.
Dec. 28-John Edinger was shot by his stepson in Mt. Airy during a domestic dispute. Officer Carolos Garcia has been placed on Administrative leave while an independent investigation takes place.
12/28/10   Tree Fall Puts Out Power in Patrick Springs-237 Customers Loose Power
Dec.28-Tree or a tree branch inside a right of way fell and took down a power line on Anthony Drive in Patrick Springs about 6:30 a.m. Monday. Warmer weather coming to the area.
12/28/10   Henry County Sheriff's Office Searching for Two Suspects in Shooting
Dec. 29-The Henry County Sheriff's Office is searching for two suspects in the shooting death of a Virginia man. News Source: WXII TV Channel 12
12/27/10   Patrick County Attorney Martin F. Clark, Sr. Dies
Dec. 27-Longtime Patrick County Attorney dies at age 90 on Monday, December 27, 2010. He practiced law in Patrick County for half century and served as commonwealth attorney for 28 years, die at home.
12/27/10   WHEO Radio In Stuart Off The Air-Power Failure
Dec. 27-I am hearing that WHEO 1270AM is off the air this morning due to a power failure. Also, 600 people in Patrick County lost power.
12/26/10   Patrick Receives Winter Storm -Stuart-Virginia
Dec. 26-Patrick County and Stuart, VA received a winter storm on Christmas Day, resulting in 4-6 inches of snow.
12/25/10   Gov. McDonnell Declares Emergency for Virginia - Dec. 25
Dec. 25. According to the Washington Post, Gov. Robert McDonnell has declared a state of emergency due to the snowstorm which hit Virginia on December 25, 2010
12/24/10   Snow Coming to Southwest Virginia-11:15AM December 25
From the Roanoke Times we have snow in parts of Virginia including Patrick County and Stuart.
12/24/10   Gov. McDonnell Declares State of Emergency-Winter Storm Coming
Dec. 24-RICHMOND-Governor Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency today, authorizing state agencies to assist local governments responding to the winter storm that is expected to affect the Commonwealth tonight and tomorrow.
12/23/10   Picture of Mabry Mill Made December 2010
This is a photo contributed by our friends Lynn & Allen McGrady of Lawsonville, N.C. Photo's made 12/6/10 at Mabry Mill. Mabry Mill is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, VA
12/22/10   Christmas Day Brunch-Primland-Meadows of Dan, VA
Continue your Christmas festivities at Primland near Meadows of Dan, VA on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010.
12/22/10   Clark Gas & Oil-Presents Checks to Patrick Co. Fire and Rescue
On Dec. 21, 2010, the Clark Family Charitable Trust, presented donation checks to the Patrick County Fire and Rescue departments. $21,000 was donated to 17 community organizations.
12/22/10   Clark Gas & Oil Presents Checks to Non-Profit Agencies
On December 21, 2010, Clark Family Charitable Trust, presented donation checks to several non-profit organizations in Patrick County. Total contributions were $21,000 to 17 agencies.
12/22/10   Job Fairs in Martinsville and Danville Help 177 People Find Work
Two recent job fairs in Martinsville and Danville helped 177 people find work, according to two business services managers from the Danville-Pittsylvania County and Martinsville-Henry County chambers of commerce.
12/22/10   Stuart Virginia Expecting Snow for Christmas
Although the temperature got up over the 50's on Friday, December 24, snow is expected overnight according to all weather reports.
12/20/10   Christmas Eve Dinner at Primland-Meadows of Dan, VA
Enjoy this holiday season with family and friends at Primland. Christmas Eve Dinner in Elements. Dec. 24, 2010
12/18/10   Mountain Valley Hospice has Job Opening for a On Call Nurse
RN, with 2 years experience, excellent computer skills, current drivers license. Full Time. Benefit Package. Apply in person at 606A East Stuart Dr. in Galax VA. or 22099 Jeb Stuart Hwy in Stuart, VA
12/18/10   The Reynolds Homestead Closes for the Holiday Period-Critz
The Reynolds Homestead and Continuing Education Center will be closed from December 17-January 3, 2011 for the Christmas Holidays
12/17/10   Chamber Annouces 2010 Collector Ornament
The Patrick County of Chamber Commerce announces the release of the 2010 Collector Christmas Ornament which is a picture of the “Peaches� the Patrick County bear from Lover’s Leap Mountain.
12/17/10   Clyde Ellis Incoming Master-Mountain Home Lodge-Stuart
Mr. Clyde Ellis has been named as the Mountain Home Lodge 263 Master for 2011
12/16/10   Snow Ice Closes Patrick County Schools-Dec. 16-2010
Due to overnight, snow ice and sleet the Patrick County Schools are closed on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Patrick Henry Community College is closed too.
12/16/10   Patrick County Schools Closed-Dec.17-2010
Due to hazardous roads, ice and snow the Patrick County School System will not operate today, Dec. 17. Twelve month employee report at 10:00am
12/16/10   Patrick County Chamber-Delayed opening at 10:00am-Dec. 17
Due to snow and icey roads, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have a delayed opening at 10:00am
12/16/10   Installation of Masonic Lodge Officers-Stuart
Pictured here are the officers of Mountain Home Lodge No. 263 who will serve in 2011. They were installed at the Lodge on December 9, 2010.
12/16/10   Alisa Bailey Re-Appointed as President of Virginia Tourism Corporation
This is from Gov. McDonnell's announcements and appointments announced on Dec. 17, 2010
12/15/10   Dove Windows to Invest $2 Million in Pulaski County
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Dove Vinyl Windows will invest $2 million to open a manufacturing operation in Pulaski County. The project will create 100 new jobs.
12/15/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces 40 New Jobs in City of Galax
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Guardian Industries will invest $2.1 million to expand operations at its Consolidated Glass & Mirror facility in the City of Galax.
12/14/10   Blue Ridge Elementary Holds Building Dedication Ceremony-Ararat
Dec. 14-Blue Ridge Elementary in Ararat, VA, held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 of their new building, classrooms, offices and facilities.
12/14/10   Board of Supervisors Meeting - December 13-Stuart, VA
Tom Bishop reports on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, December 13, 2010 in Stuart, VA
12/14/10   Morgan Griffith Named to Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Morgan Griffith, Ninth District Congressman Elect from Southwest Virginia has been named to serve on the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Commitee
12/14/10   Snyder Family to Perform At Patrick County Music Assoc.-Stuart
The Snyder Family will perform at the monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree on Saturday, Dec. 18 at Rotary Field in Stuart. Doors open at 3:30pm
12/14/10   Celebrate The Season with Meadows Mercantile & Christmas in The Meadows
50% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES. (except consignments) Saturday, December 18th through Wednesday, December 22nd. Will be closed December 23-January 6th, 2011.
12/14/10   Patrick County's Newest Winery invites you to visit on December 18th.
Come by and tour the vineyard and sample our wines. They make a perfect gift for the Holidays. We will be open Saturday, December 18th from Noon-6:00pm.
12/14/10   Happy Holidays from Wood's Cold Storage in Stuart.
Come and purchase your Fresh Locally Grown Apples. Priced to fit your budget. We also have a selection of oranges, tangerines & navels. So stop by and say hi to John and Rose and pickup your Holiday Fruit.
12/12/10   U. S. 58 Gets Consideration in Gov. New Transportation Plan
U. S. 58 could get consideration and be included in the new Transportation plan of Gov. Bob McDonnell. See today's Martinsville Bulletin, front page article by Paul Collins, Staff Writer
12/12/10   Johnny Lambert Named Realtor of the Year-Stuart
Johnny Lambert, owner of Lambert United Country Realty, Stuart, VA has been named realtor of the year by the Henry County and Patrick County Realtor Association of Realtors for 2010
12/12/10   Morgan Shepherd Presents Check for $10,000 to PARC Workshop
Dec. 13-Nationwide Series Race Car Driver Morgan Shepherd, Car no. 89 presented a $10,000 check to PARC Workshop, representative Henry Ayers in his Annual Christmas Visit to Stuart, VA
12/12/10   Federal Health Care Ruling-Statement by Gov. McDonnell
Dec. 13-RICHMOND - Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement today regarding the ruling by Judge Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court, "does not provide the Congress the power to mandate that an individual purchase a sp
12/12/10   Tom Bishop - On WHEO Morning Talk Show-8:15AM-Stuart
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will be on the Morning Talk Show, with Richard Rogers, 1270AM-WHEO, Wednesday, Dec. 15
12/11/10   Warren Rodgers Named VP of Henry-Patrick Realtors
Warren Rodgers, Sr., has been named the Vice President of the Henry & Patrick Counties Associaioin of Relators. (Source: Martinsville Bulletin)
12/10/10   Gov. McDonnell Plans to Rev up Transportation Spending
"The governor detailed a plan for the $4 billion increase -- a plan that would bring jobs and alleviate congested roads." Headline, Roanoke Times, Dec. 10
12/10/10   Virginia Gov. Outlines $4 Billion Expenditure on Roads
Gov. McDonnell's plan to accelerate borrowing for a proposed $4 billion in road projects. Source: Richmond Times Dispatch
12/9/10   Patrick County Tourism Generates $21 Million Revenue
In 2009 Tourism generated $21,530,981 in revenue for Patrick County, VA. This is compared to 2008 when it generated $22,302,579 in revenue.
12/8/10   13 Degrees In Meadows of Dan, VA on Dec . 8-2010
At 9:45 a. m. the temperature in Meadows of Dan, VA was 13 degrees. The cold spell continues in Patrick County, VA. Date: Dec. 8, 2010
12/7/10   Temperature at 9 Degrees - Squirrel Spur Rd. - Patrick County, VA
Temperature was at 9.7 degrees (F) on Squirrel Spur Road at the home of Brooks and Susan Bradbury, near Meadows of Dan, VA and at elevation of approximately 3000 ft.
12/7/10   Patrick County Unemployment Rises to 11.4% October 2010
Unemployment rose to 11.4% in Patrick County, Virginia for October 2010. It was 10.7% in September, 2010.
12/7/10   Solution Matrix, Inc. Creates 80 New Jobs in Franklin County
Solution Matrix to Move Headquarters and Manufacturing Operation from Pennsylvania to Virginia. Solution Matrix, Inc. (SMI), a leader in cold-therapy products for the health care industry, will invest $2.25 million to relocate its headquarters
12/6/10   Snow In Patrick County This Past Weekend!
Yes. There was snow for Patrick County, Va this past weekend. Schools in Patrick County closed on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010
12/5/10   Stuart Christmas Parade-Heavy Snowfall
Stuart had a fantastic parade with it being a snowy event all the way. Lots of good pictures have been posted on Facebook.
12/4/10   Pinnacle Springs Winery Joins Patrick Chamber of Commerce
Pinnacle Springs Winery of Stuart and Patrick Springs, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They are located at 158 Conner Drive, Stuart, VA.
12/4/10   Primland - Reach Out To The Heavens
Primland Stargazing Package, December 10–11. $120* per person per night includes reception and dinner with Astronomer Father Chris Corbally S.J., Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory, who will present two fascinating seminars
12/4/10   Fun Facts Radio to Re-Broadcast Stuart Christmas Parade-Dec. 6
Fun Facts Radio and More... will re-broadcast our exclusive live webcast of Saturday's Patrick County Christmas Parade tonight (Monday, December 6, 2010) at 8pm on www.BetterThanRadio.us.
12/4/10   Mistletoe Market - Stuart, Va Held On Saturday, Dec. 4
Here is a picture from the Mistletoe Market. We had a successful day even with the snow!! 10 vendors were on hand with jams and jellies, soaps and lotions, holiday wreaths and greenery
12/3/10   Mistletoe Market at Stuart Farmer's Market-Saturday Dec. 4
Mistletoe Market at the Stuart Farmers Market, Saturday, December 4th 10AM to 1PM
12/3/10   Building Dedication Ceremony-Stuart Elementary-Dec. 6-6:30pm
Building Dedication Ceremony at Stuart Elementary School on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and tourswill follow.
12/2/10   Arts on Main announces New Holiday Hours
A Holiday Open House on December 4th beginning at 11:00am and extended evening hours from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Monday through Firday from December 6th through December 17th
12/2/10   Fun Facts Radio Covering Stuart Christmas Parade
Please join us in watching the Patrick County Christmas Parade in Stuart on Saturday, December 4, 2010 beginning at 2:00 pm. The Fun Facts Radio crew, consisting of The Honorable James C. "Jimmy" McHone, Jr.
12/1/10   Patrick County Tax Deadline-December 6-2010
Dec. 6 is the due date forpayment of all 2010 Patrick County taxes, including real estate, personal property, etc. 10% penalty will be added per annum
12/1/10   Victorian Christmas-Evening of Chamber Music and Sing Along
The Reynolds Homestead offers a special evening of entertainment, Dec. 3 and 4, at 7:00pm. $15 adults, $10 students.
12/1/10   Barnard's Closing for the Season December 6th
Last weekend is December 3rd thru 5th, Friday-Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm, offering Holiday Cheer and a very Special Sale. Located at 2883 Kibler Valley Rd in Ararat, Va. or call at 276-251-5055
12/1/10   Newly Renovated Wanda's Estate Jewelry is Open on Sundays 'til Christmas
Come in and register for a drawing for a Free Diamond Ring or spend $50.00 or more and receive a FREE WRIST WATCH. Sunday hours are 1:00pm till 4:oopm with 20%-50% off.
12/1/10   Debbie Bennett Nominated For 2011 Agape Fest Awards
To vote for Debbie Bennett follow the instructions below:
12/1/10   Patrick Chamber Announces Banquet For January 2011
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on January 14, 2011, at 6:30pm, at the J. D. Hooker Building on Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA.
11/30/10   Rose Window Art Gallery Joins Patrick County Chamber
Rose Window of 34 Charity Highway, Woolwine, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They offer a gallery with decorative painting, murals, stain glass, and collectibles.
11/27/10   Good Progress at Patrick County High School Construction-Stuart
The new entrance to Patrick County High School in Stuart, VA is nearing completion. See picture contributed by the High School staff.
11/26/10   Paving Town of Stuart Nearing Completion
Paving of Main Street and side streets in the Town of Stuart, Va is nearing completion. Local contracter is J. C. Joyce Paving of Patrick Springs. The Town of Stuart has been undergoing a big face change in last several months
11/24/10   Clark Gas & Oil Donates $5000 to Safetyrope, Inc.-Stuart
Stuart, VA-Clark Gas & Oil, 685 Commerce Street, Stuart, VA has recently contributed $5000 to SAFETYROPE, INC. The funds will be used for heating oil and propane assistance for those in financial distress
11/24/10   Primland Offers Holiday Celebration at 3000 Ft. Meadows of Dan
See this story from our Primland resort in Meadows of Dan, VA. Celebrate your Thanksgiving with the finest at Primland.
11/23/10   Thanksgiving Sale-Christmas In The Meadows-Meadows of Dan
Thanksgiving weekend sale, 25% off at Christmas In The Meadows and Meadows Mercantile. Next door to the Blue Ridge Visitor Center, on JEB Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan
11/23/10   Pinnacle Springs Winery Opens-Stuart, VA
Open House, Friday 1-6pm, Saturday Noon-6pm, Sunday1-6pm Nov. 26-27-28, 2010. 158 Conner Drive, Stuart, VA. www.pinnaclesprings.com
11/23/10   Medicare Seminar at The Landmark Center-Stuart
Medicare seminar at The Landmark Center, Stuart, VA. Dec. 2 at 10:00am, concluding at 11:30am. Address: 227 Landmark Drive. Telephone: 276-694-3161. OPen to the public.
11/23/10   Landowners Can Order Free Seedlings-County Extension Office
Private landowners can now order FREE SEEDLINGS now through December 8th. This is on a first-come first served basis.
11/23/10   Marvin Keene Gets Special Recognition by JEB Stuart Preservation
Marvin Keene of Stuart, VA received special recognition by the JEB Stuart Birthplace Trust at it's Annual Board of Directors meeting for volunteer service at Laurel Hill
11/22/10   Kendrick Paving Has Joined Patrick County Chamber-Patrick Springs
Clayton Kendrick Paving of Patrick Springs, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
11/21/10   Two By Two BBQ Celebration Includes Sammy Shelor-Meadows of Dan
The one year anniversary celebration at Two By Two Barbeque in Meadows of Dan included a music jamboree with Gale Shockley and Sammy Shelor. This was held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
11/21/10   Chamber Office Closes for the Thanksgiving Weekend
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will close at noon on Wednesday, November 24, and be closed Thursday and Friday too. The office will re-open on Monday, Nov. 29 at 9:30am
11/19/10   Sammy Shelor Plays At Star Theatre-Stuart
Sammy Shelor, famous bluegrass banjo picker from Patrick County, VA, played at the Historic Star Theatre on Friday night, Nov. 19, 2010. He has his own traveling band, Lonesome River Band.
11/18/10   Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Meadows of Dan
The Meadows of Dan Community Association is sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Meadows of Dan on Saturday, November 27, 2010, with activities beginning at 4 PM.
11/18/10   Home For The Holidays Job Fair-Virtual-On Line
Virtual Job Fair at this web site: http://www.homeforholidaysjobfair.com/ Good for Job Seekers. Good for Employers! Take Advantage of this.
11/17/10   Thanksgiving Farmer's Market-November 19th-8:00am-Stuart
Come and shop in preparation of Thanksgiving at the Stuart Farmers Market on Friday November 19th 8am to 12pm. Vendors will be on hand with fresh locally grown produce, baked items, jams and jell
11/17/10   Natural Resources Conservation Stewardship Program
The current enrollment period for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offered through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been extended through January 7, 2011.
11/17/10   PBS Airs Story of Hooker Furniture Closure
Blue Ridge PBS premieres “With These Hands: The Story of an American Furniture Factory,� at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. This documentary tells the story of the Hooker Furniture Company
11/17/10   DMV will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday
All Virginia DMV's will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday from November 25th thru November 27th and will reopen on Monday, November 29th.
11/17/10   Green Living Expo at Roanoke Civic Center-Dec. 3 & 4
11th Annual Green Living and Energy Exp will be held on Dec. 3 and 4, 2010 at the Special Events Center, at the Roanoke Civic Center.
11/17/10   Love Lights For Sale-Pioneer Hospital-Stuart - Honor a Loved One
$4 each. Send info to 18688 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA 24171. Each Love Light purchased will receive an ornament remembering those who have passed and those we want to honor.
11/17/10   Pileup on I-77 In Fancy Gap-Va- Horror Story
Roanoke Times today reporte of the 75 vehicle pile up on I-77 near Fancy Gap, VA when dense fog set in. See this link.
11/17/10   Chamber Announces Business After Hours-At Reynolds Homestead-Dec.2
The Chamber of Commerce has announced the December Business After Hours at The Reynolds Homestead. For Chamber members, please RSVP at this number: 276-694-7181
11/17/10   Patrick County Music Assoc-Stuart-Gates open at 3:30pm
Music Jamboree-Clare County Band, Southern Prophets, Sue Nester, Chords of Faith, Highway 61 and Crossview. Bring lawn chairs. Concessions. Free Admission. Donations welcome.
11/16/10   Home for The Holidays-Virtual Job Fair
Before shopping for bargains this holiday season, use this virtual job fair as an opportunity to apply for professional and highly skilled positions throughout our region.
11/16/10   State Supt. of Schools Congratulates Patrick Springs Elementary
Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright extended congratulations today to the principals, faculty and students of nine Virginia schools that received 2010 U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Awards.
11/15/10   Patrick Board of Supervisors Meeting - Nov. 15-2010
Below is a report on the actions taken by the Patrick County Board of Supervisors in the monthly meeting held on Monday, November 15, 2010.
11/14/10   Two By Two BBQ Anniversary Celebration-Meadows of Dan
All day, November 20, 2010. BBQ sandwiches 1/2 half price all day. Music begins at 7:00pm-9:00pm, Gale Shockley and friends. Limited seating. Come early
11/13/10   Town of Stuart Holds Dedication of New Amphitheatre
The Town of Stuart held a dedication ceremony on November 13, 2010 at the new amphitheatre and farmer's market. Pictured are Terry Tilley, Town Manager, James McHone, Mayor, Dr. John Clark and Bill Clark
11/12/10   Road Construction-Stuart-VA
This is a photo of road construction on the Route 8 Connecter work at Dobyns Road in Stuart, VA. Progress continues to be made on this new connector intended to take the big trucks off Main Street
11/10/10   Town of Stuart Facelift-Stuart-VA
The Town of Stuart, VA continues with a face-lift. This is a photo of the building near the Post Office on Blue Ridge Street. The old service station is being converted to office space and apartments
11/10/10   Street-Scape on Main Street-Stuart-Virginia
This is a photo of new sidewalks under construction on Main Street, Stuart, VA. Photo by Tom Bishop, October 2010
11/9/10   Gov. McDonnell Approves Action Plan for $1.45 Billion VDOT Audit
Governor McDonnell Approves Action Plan for $1.45 Billion Found in VDOT Performance Audit
11/8/10   Woodberry Inn Donates to Patrick County Food Bank-Meadows of Dan
MEADOWS OF DAN, VA, NOVEMBER 8, 2010: Woodberry Inn, Restaurant and Bar is pleased to make the following announcements: Donation to Patrick County Community Food Bank In gratitude for the warm and generous welcome extended to them over the past six mon
11/8/10   CenturyLink Named Service Provider Partner of the Year by Avaya
CenturyLink has been named the 2010 “Service Provider Partner of the Year� by Avaya. The award was recently announced at the Avaya 2011 America’s Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
11/8/10   Stuart Down Town Farm Market - Friday-Nov. 12-8am
Farmer's Market will operating Friday, November 12, 8:00am-12 Noon in Downtown Stuart, VA. Just up the hill from Patrick Avenue and the Historic Star Theatre.
11/7/10   McDonnell Announces $5 Million Grant to Creat Jobs in Rural VA
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced Virginia’s first Major Employment and Investment (MEI) Project Site Planning Grant Fund program recipients.
11/6/10   Patrick Chamber Changes Hours for Winter Season
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has changed their hours of operation for the Winter season to opening at 9:30am and closing at 4:00pm.
11/4/10   Unemployment in Patrick Falls to 10.7% in September
Unemployment in Patrick County, Virginia dropped to 10.7% in September 2010 as compared to August when it was 11.4%. The takes the number unemployed from 1071 to 1000 people
11/4/10   Governor McDonnell Announces Pilot Program for Truckers
The program is to use undeveloped VDOT properties as Truck Safety Rest Areas.
11/3/10   Morgan Griffith Claims Victory as 9th District Congressman
Morgan Griffith Defeated Rick Boucher for the 9th Congressional District in Virginia. Morgan is the Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates.
11/3/10   Two By Two Barbeque-Meadows of Dan-Has New Fall-Winter Hours
Two By Two Barbeque is located at 2588 Jeb Stuart Highway in Meadows of Dan, Va on Business 58, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just minutes from Mabry Mill.
11/3/10   Run For The Hills-10K & 5K and 1 Mi.-Ararat, VA at Dan River Park
Don't miss "Run For The Hills" at Dan River Park, Ararat, VA on Saturday, Nov. 6. Check-in: 7:30 - 8:15am. Runners/Walkers Depart @ 8:30am
11/3/10   Randy Waller and Rye Cove To Perform in Stuart-Va
Randy Waller and Rye Cove Band and Upland Express will perform at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA on Nov. 6. Advance ticket $5.00. At gate $7.00
11/2/10   Patrick Chamber Supports Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc.
Tom Bishop has written a public letter of support for the "Rocky Knob Project", Blue Ridge Heritage to The Enterprise. Tom Bishop is Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
11/2/10   Lover's Leap Overlook Very Popular in Month of October
This photo was taken by Tom Bishop on October 29,2010 when the color of the autumn leaves were at it's peak. This overlook in Patrick County, VA is so very popular to travelers on U. S. Route 58
11/2/10   Farmer's Market in Stuart will be Open for Business on Friday, November 5th
Come and join local farmers with their produce and local vendors with homemade products. Located at the New Location atop the hill off Patrick Ave. in Downtown Stuart.
11/2/10   The Reynolds Homestead receives a Big Read Grant for the National Endowment for the Arts
The program will occur in March 2011 and will feature "The Poetry of Emily Dickinson." The program will involve all areas of our county in community book discussions, school children of all ages will participate.
11/1/10   Morgan Griffith Makes Campaign Push in Stuart-VA
Del. Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, made an appearance on Main Street, Stuart, VA at a local small business, Honduras Coffee Shop on November 1, 2010
11/1/10   Would Your Child Like To Hear From Santa
Would your child (or a child you know) like gift from Santa Clause this year? PC Santa will mail a personalized letter her own special Christmas Silly Band December 10th for delivery just in time PC Santa will need this information: Child’s Full Nam
11/1/10   National Hospice Month
President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation as the Hospice Community Works to Better Serve Veterans at Life’s End
10/28/10   Morgan Griffith Will Be In Stuart-VA On Monday
Del. Morgan Griffith, candidate for U. S. House of Representatives will be in Stuart, VA at Honduras Coffee Shop, 121N. Main Street at 2:00pm Monday, Oct. 31, 2010. He is seeking to unseat incumbent Rick Boucher
10/26/10   Cong. Rick Boucher Talks of Job Creation-Martinsville Bulletin
See the Martinsville Bulletin, October 26, 2010 for article about Congressman Rick Boucher's job creation efforts in the 9th District in Southwest, VA.
10/26/10   WDBJ Channel 7 Survey Poll Says Boucher and Griffith in Dead Heat
As per WDBJ channel 7, Roanoke, VA and their poll released on Tusday, Oct. 26 the two candidates for U. S. Congress in the 9th District of Virginia are in a dead heat
10/25/10   Reynolds Homestead Creates Self-Guided Forest Tour
CRITZ, VA (October 25, 2010)—The Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education and Forest Resources Research centers have partnered together to create a new experience for visitors to the property: a LEAF Trail self-guided interpretive forest tour.
10/24/10   Cruise In at Stuart Tire brings out Antique Cars-Stuart
This photo is of 1940 black Ford on display at Stuart Tire Cruise in on Sunday, October 24, 2010
10/24/10   Paul Farrar At Stuart Farm Market-Stuart
This is a picture of Tom Bishop and Paul Farrar admiring beautiful fall harvest at the Downtown Stuart Farm Market on October 22, 2010. This was the first day the new building was used.
10/24/10   Patrick County Sheriff Dept. Searching for Elderly Man Near B. R. Parkway
Roy Thomas Funderburke, age 82 of Urbanna, VA was last seen in gray 2009 Pontiac Torrent this morning. License tag: KAE5939 (VA)
10/21/10   The Insurance Shop Joins Patrick Chamber-Stuart, VA
The Insurance Shop, located at 403 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
10/20/10   The NEW FARMER'S MARKET to have Pumpkin Palooza Friday, October 22nd
Come and visit the New Farmers Market and pick out your Jack O' Lantern for your Holloween or produce from many of our local farmers. . There will be Fall Decorations also.
10/19/10   Pumpkin Palooza at Stuart Farm Market-Oct. 22
The Stuart Downtown Farm Market will be buzzing on Friday, Oct. 22 starting at 8:00am. and goes to 12:00 noon. This is a celebration of the Fall and a "Pumpkin Palooza" in the new Farm Market Shed.
10/19/10   Coming Soon - Step offers FREE Tax Preparation for low income families
For families making $49,000 or LESS in 2009 are welcome to apply for assistance in Tax Preparation Tuesdays begining in late January 2010-April 13, 2010 (start date to be announced!!!) For more information call 540-483-5142.
10/18/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-Oct. 18-2010
Below is a news report prepared by Tom Bishop of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 18, 2010.
10/17/10   Mom and Pop Antique Store Mall Ribbon Cutting-Stuart, VA
Mom and Pop Antique Mall in Downtown Stuart, VA held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, October 18, 2010, acknowledging the re-opening of the store under new management.
10/16/10   Fall Picture-Blue Ridge Parkway-Patrick County-VA
This photo was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, VA by Tom Bishop. This is a good example of how the leaves have turned as of Oct. 12, 1010. Location is near Meadows of Dan, VA
10/16/10   Apple Dumpling Festival-Stuart, VA On Oct. 16
The Apple Dumpling Festival in Downtown Stuart, VA had a great day for sunny weather and warm temperature. A nice crowd gathered to enjoy the crafts, music and good food.
10/16/10   Winners Dog Show Contest-Stuart-VA Oct 16
Here is the list of winners. They are listed as the dog's name and their costume.
10/15/10   Secret Spots On The Blue Ridge-Southern Living Magazine-Oct 2010
Southern Living magazine did article on "Secret Spots On The Blue Ridge" in the October, 2010 edition, highlighting some Patrick County, VA locations
10/15/10   Computer Based Crimes Are Active Threat
Computer Based Crimes Are an Active Threat to Everyone who Uses a Computer. The Ararat and Willis Gap Community Watch groups, in partnership with the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, are sponsoring a special presentation on October 28th
10/14/10   National College Host Career Fair and Fall Showcase
National College’s Lynchburg Campus to Host Career Fair & Fall Showcase on Oct. 21. Open to the public; free service for employers, prospective employees alike.
10/13/10   Debbie Bennett Joins The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Bennett, an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a Country Gospel Singing Recording artist having recorded 8 number one songs
10/12/10   Ribbon Cutting-Tobacco Barn at Reynolds Homestead-Critz
The Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA held a ribbon cutting for the newly constructed Historic Tobacco Barn on October 13, 2010. Leading the ceremony was Kay Dunkley, Executive Director of The Homestead
10/12/10   Citizens Telephone Cooperative To Build 186 Miles Of Fiber-Floyd
Citizens Telephone Cooperative of Floyd, VA will build 186 miles of fiber cable across seven Southwest Virginia Counties to up-grade high-speed Internet access in the New River and Roanoke Valleys.
10/12/10   "Ginny B" Memorial Motorcycle Ride-Hospice-Yadkin Valley
The 6th Annual "Ginny B" Memorial Motorcycle Ride to benefit Hospice. Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010. Location: Mountain Valley Hospice of Yadkin County table at the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival (1.1 miles north of US 421 on US 601)
10/11/10   Fall Colors Starting to Show in Patrick County, VA
The fall colors are about to come to light in beautiful Patrick Couny, Va. This picture was taken on the afternoon of October 11, 2010 on Willis Gap. Photo by Tom Bishop
10/10/10   Willis Gap Jam Session - Friday - Ararat, VA
Jam Session at The Willis Gap Community Center - Ararat, VA 10/15/201. Held every Friday night 7:00pm - 10:00pm, the Willis Gap Jam has been going on for more than 10 years
10/8/10   Chamber After Hours at Windy Hill Orchard-Ararat-Oct 12
5:30pm, Cider Tasting at Windy Hill Orchard and After Hours. Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Call to RSVP 276-694-6012. Windy Hill Lane (Turn off Friends Mission onto Farmers Road)
10/7/10   Bishop Writes Governor McDonnell About Completing Rt. 58
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, has written Gov. McDonnell about using the money now available for road construction for U. S. Route 58 from Stuart to Hillsville.
10/5/10   Cristy T. Boyd of Stuart, VA Wins HDTV at Carter Bank Sweepstakes
Stuart, VA – Carter Bank & Trust recently completed its Debit MasterCard Sweepstakes and is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winners. The sweepstakes winners were chosen in a random drawing from nearly 444,000 entries.
10/5/10   Fred Clifton Park Closed till Monday due to repairs to the driveway.
Re-pavement of the entrance driveway into the park has resulted in the closure of the park until the payment is set. Will re-open by Monday.
10/3/10   Cavalry Ready For Action-Civil War Reenactment-2010
Here we see the Confederate Cavalry ready for action at the 20th Annual Civil War Encampment and Living History at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA on Oct. 3, 2010
10/3/10   Lots of Action at Civil War Reenactment-Oct 3-2010-Laurel Hill
There was lots of cavalry action a the Annual Civil War Reenactment at Laurel Hill, Ararat, Va in Patrick County. Photo by Tom Bishop
10/2/10   Cannons Blast at Civil War Living History-Ararat-VA
The Federal's cannons blast out at the Civil War Reenactment and Living History at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA (Patrick County, VA) on Saturday, October 2, 2010
10/1/10   Civil War Reenactment in Ararat, VA on Oct. 2-3
The 20th Annual Civil War Reenactment and Living History will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3 in Ararat, VA (Patrick County)
10/1/10   The H. L. Hunley Civil War Submarine Replica will be in Ararat-VA
The H. L. Hunley Civil War submarine replica will on display in Ararat, Va at Laurel Hill for the Civil War Reenactment and Living History on October 2-3, 2010.
9/30/10   New Patrick County Emergency Management System in Place
Sept. 29-Patrick County Emergency Management now has an Emergency Notification System in place. Last night at approximately 8pm, this system was activated and all Patrick County telephone lines were computer dialed with information on the flash flood wat
9/28/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces Sales Tax Holiday-October 8-11
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced Virginia’s fourth Energy Star and WaterSense products sales tax holiday will begin Friday, October 8th and continue through Monday, October 11th.
9/27/10   Patrick Board of Supervisors Meet on September 27-2010
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting on September 27, 2010, in Stuart, VA. As reported by Tom Bishop
9/27/10   Surry County Unemployment for August Is 10.9%
Unemployment for Surry County, NC for August, 2010 is listed as 10.9%. This was down .2% from July 2010
9/26/10   Mom and Pop Antique Mall Opens in Stuart-VA
Mom and Pop Antique Mall has opened in Stuart, VA. They have Antiques, Collectiables, Handmande Crafts & Handcrafted Jewelry. They are located in the Lowes Shopping Center in Downtown.
9/24/10   Demolition Derby at Patrick County Fair-Tonight
Time is 8:00am. Ticket price is in addition to the gate price Patrick County Fair, Rotary Field, Stuart, VA Date: Sept. 24. 2010
9/23/10   Great Rides at Patrick County Fair-Stuart-VA
Sept. 22-The rides are great at the Patrick County Fair in Stuart, VA. It rained on this night, but then cleared up and a full moon came into view with Jupiter beside it. This ride is called "Super Shot".
9/23/10   Patrick County Is An Agricultural Fair-Stuart, VA
Patrick County continues the tradition of farm animal shows and competition. Many local produced agricultural products on display.
9/22/10   Doe Run Farm Corn Maze Operates in Ararat-VA
The Doe Run Farm now has the fall corn maze in operation at 402 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA. The theme is "Farm...Fresh...Fun" Call 276-251-8287 for a tour. Opening September 18th, 2010
9/22/10   River Community Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart
On September 21, 2010, River Community Bank of Stuart, VA held their ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of the new bank building, just off Route 58, East of Stuart, VA.
9/22/10   River Bank Donates $400 to Patrick County Food Bank-Stuart
Sept. 21-At the Ribbon Cutting by River Community Bank in Stuart, Monica Gravely, Bank Manager presented 20 twenty dollar bills to the Patrick County Food Bank, Executive Director, Joni Hunt
9/22/10   Florida Couple Faithful to County Fair in Stuart, VA
Bob and Rosie Ash of Palm Harbour, FL, have been doing concessions at Pat. County Fair for 19 yrs. They sell candied apples, cotten candy, popcorn and drinks.
9/21/10   Trees Removed at Patrick County Courthouse
The two trees adjacent to the sidewalk to the Patrick County Courthouse steps have been removed as of today, September 21, 2010
9/21/10   Stuart Farm Market is Shaping Up-Stuart-VA
The new Stuart Downtown Farm Market construction project is moving right a long with the new roof just being installed.
9/21/10   Patrick County Fair Begins-Stuart-VA
The Patrick County Fair began on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 with many rides, music entertainment, good food and plenty of social time.
9/20/10   Rodeo Hits Stuart, VA
See Martinsville Bulletin article at www.martinsvillebulletin.com for story on Sept. 20 about Patrick County Fair Rodeo on Friday and Saturday
9/20/10   Country Boys Headline Music Association Jamboree-Patrick Springs
The Country Boys will headline the Patrick County Music Association Jamboree at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Patrick Springs, VA on Sept. 25, gates open at 3:30pm
9/18/10   HanesBrands Number of Employees Incorrectly Stated-Sept. 13
At the Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 13, 2010, the number of employees for HanesBrands in Patrick County was incorrectly stated as 340, but should have been 240. See corrected info below.
9/17/10   Patrick Co. Seniors Tour Historic Grist Mill-Claudville
The Patrick County Seniors group toured the Historic Mitchell's Mill Grist Mill on Mitchell's Mill Road, Claudville on Sept. 16. Mr. "Shorty" Mitchell demonstrated how the mill works using water power.
9/15/10   Jay Scudder Named County Administrator for Fluvanna County
Jay Scudder who just resigned as the Patrick County Administrator has been named as the County Admin. for Fluvanna County, VA.
9/14/10   Ribbon Cutting Held for Jake's Barber Shop-Stuart
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Jake's Barber Shop on Orchard Street, Stuart, on September 14, 2010, recognizing this new business in town.
9/13/10   Jay Scudder Resigns As Patrick County Administrator
Sept. 13, 2010. At the monthly meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting in Stuart, VA, County Administrator, Jay Scudder announced his resignation.
9/13/10   Patrick Board of Supervisor's Meeting September 13-2010
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the County Office building. As reported by Tom Bishop
9/13/10   Message From Ward Armstrong-Utility Rates
Del. Ward Armstrong makes a statement abut electric utility rates. See entire statement below.
9/13/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces 25 New Jobs For Henry County
The Tile Shop will invest $1.1 million for a distribution operation in Henry County, VA, providing 25 jobs.
9/13/10   Patrick County Rodeo Patrick County Fair!
Patrick County Fair Rodeo- Boots, chaps and cowboy hats... Patrick County Rodeo- September 17-18
9/11/10   Dr. Ralph Stanley Plays for Parkway Celebration-Sept. 11
Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys play for the Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration of the 75th birthday on Sept. 11, 2010 at the Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax, VA
9/11/10   Tom Bishop is Community Presenter at Sept. 11 Parkway Celebration
Tom Bishop, Executive Director was the Patrick County representative a the 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Sept. 11, 2010.
9/10/10   Local Crafters Participate in Parkway Celebration - Sept. 10-12
Local crafter, Leslie Shelor, fiber artist, and Kathy Dulaney, basketmaker, presented their talents to the expected 10,000 visitors over the 3 day festival at Cumberland Knob and Blue Ridge Music Center.
9/10/10   Parkway Celebration Kicks Off with NC and VA Governors in Attendance
Sept. 10-The 75 year Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration was kicked off at Cumberland Knob in NC with both NC Governor Bev Perdue and VA Gov. Bob McDonnell as speakers.
9/9/10   Tom Bishop Selected As Honor Representative-75 Yr Parkway Celebration
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by Patrick County to be the "Honor Representative" to the 75 Year Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration.
9/9/10   Patrick County Makes Proclamation-75th Anniversary of Blue Ridge Parkway
Patrick County, VA government made a declaration, recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway at their last monthly meeting in August.
9/9/10   Patrick Springs Primary School Named as Blue Ribbon School
Sept. 9-Patrick Springs Primary School, Patrick Springs, VA has been named a Blue Ribbon School, by the U. S. Departmen tof Education.
9/8/10   U. S. Census Bureau Recognizes Patrick County Chamber
The U. S. Census Bureau has recognized the Patrick County Chamber of Ciommerce being a partner in the 2010 Census.
9/8/10   VA Governor Unveils Plan for Privatization of ABC
RICHMOND- Senior members of Governor Bob McDonnell’s staff today unveiled the official staff recommendation for ABC privatization in the Commonwealth at a meeting of the Simplification and Operations Committee of the Governor’s Commission on Governmen
9/6/10   Sunny and Blue Sky Predominates Patrick County-Sunday Sept 5
Sunny, blue skies and scattered clouds were the day in Patrick County, VA. Visitor to the County, Matthew Allen, from Dunn, NC enjoyed the Meadows of Dan Corn Maze along with 3 other friends from Dunn.
9/5/10   South Fork Ramblers Play At Mabry Mill-Meadows of Dan
The South Fork Ramblers played music at Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Meadows of Dan on Sunday, September 5, 2010 for flat footing dancers.
9/5/10   Patrick Unemployment AT 11.2%-July 2010
Patrick County unemployment remained at 11.2% for July 2010. Henry County was 14% and the City of Martinsville was 20.6%
9/4/10   Corn Acoustics Corn Maze Chosen As Site for Kids-Meadows of Dan
"Corn Acoustics!" Corn Maze Chosen as Site for Kids in Parks – Track Trails. For the last five years, Sammy and Sue Shelor of Mountain Meadow Farms have created a musically themed corn maze to celebrate the musical heritage of the Appalachian Mountains.
9/3/10   Chinquapin Festival at Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft-Meadows of DAn
September 4-5-Meadows of Dan, VA-Come enjoy the Acoustics Corn Maze in beautiful Meadows of Dan, VA. Saturday and Sunday. Crafters and food vendors.
9/1/10   Corn Maze Planned in Ararat-VA-Doe Run Farm
Themed Corn Maze: "Farm Fresh Fun" will open on September 18. Open Saturdays 10am-8pm, Sundays 1pm-7pm. Mon-Fri. by reservation. Will picture a farm scene, barn, mountains, and pumpkins.
8/31/10   Main Street Stuart Under Construction-August 31-2010
Main Street Stuart is under construction at 9:00am, August 31, 2010 as illustrated by this picture taken by Tom Bishop. This is part of the Uptown Revitalization project.
8/31/10   C & J Signs & LED Lighting Presents at World Green Energy Symposium
(Washington DC). C & J Signs and LED Lighting & Products, Silver Sponsors of the 2010 World Green Energy Symposium, is among the Presentation Panel for Green technology. C & J Signs is a business from Patrick County, VA and the community of Woolwine
8/30/10   New Bear Identified at Lover's Leap-Meadows of Dan
A new bear, Blanche, has been identified at the Lover's Leap Birdhouse Store, on U. S. Route 58, between Meadows of Dan and Stuart, VA. Her face has a blonde look to it.
8/29/10   Patrick County Music Association-Stuart, VA - August 28
Take a break from the heat, sit back, relax, and listen to old time bluegrass music at the Patrick County Music Association (PCMA) monthly Jamboree is featuring Henry Mabe & Friends Depot, at the Stuart Rotary Field in Stuart, Virginia on Saturday, August
8/29/10   Southern Prophets Play For Patrick Co Music Assoc. - Stuart
The local gospel singing group, Southern Prophets, played and sang at the Patrick County Music Association last evening in Stuart, VA at Rotary Field.
8/29/10   National College Named Military Friendly School
National College once again named “Military Friendly School� Exclusive grants and other benefits put National in top 15% of all colleges nationwide
8/29/10   Hike of Rock Castle Gorge Offered- Sept. 4 and 18-2010
Take advantage of the cooler weather for the final guided hikes of the season offered by the Blue Ridge Parkway on two Saturdays, September 4 and 18 from 9:30 am – 2:00 p.m. Learn the fascinating history of the Rock Castle community
8/29/10   Job Fair at PH Community College Campus-Stuart
A job fair will be held at Patrick Henry Community College Campus in Stuart, VA, 212 Johnson Street. Results of Stuart has over 100 new jobs to offer. This is an inbound Call Center. Date: August 31, 2010. 9:00am-5:00pm
8/28/10   Arts On Main Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart
Patrick County Partnership for the Arts held its Ribbon Cutting, for “Arts On Main“, on August 28, 2010, at 107 North Main Street, Stuart.
8/28/10   Garden Club Working at Courthouse-Stuart
The local garden club was caught in action on Saturday morning, August 28, 2010 in uptown Stuart, VA cleaning and weeding the flower bed at the County Courhouse
8/26/10   Old Exxon Block Up For Sale-Patrick Springs, VA- 15.5 Acres
The C. L. Martin Family property, 15.5 acres, is now on the Commercial Real Estate market with Four Rivers Realty of Patrick Springs, VA. Listing is with Four River Realty.
8/25/10   Jack Hinshelwood Named Executive Director Crooked Road
Jack Hinshelwood an award winning guitarist and fiddler has been named the new Executive Director, The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail organization.
8/25/10   Corn Acoustics Corn Maze To Open Sept. 4-2010-Meadows of Dan
On September 4, 2010, Mountain Meadow Farm will open the newest design of their popular “Corn Acoustics!� musically themed corn maze during the 6th Annual Chinquapin Festival.
8/24/10   Dr. Militza Ausmanas Will Practice at Pioneer Family Medical
Dr. Militza Ausmanas care for patients of all ages including infants, children and adolescents. Services in women's health, sports medicine, and preventive medicine. Appointments call 276-694-6677
8/24/10   Partnership For Arts Will Hold Ribbon Cutting-Aug. 28-2010
The Patrick County Partnership for the Arts will hold a ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 10:30 A. M. at their new location on Main Street, Stuart, VA
8/23/10   Board of Supervisors Meeting - August 23-2010
The following news report concerning the Monday night Board of Supervisors Meeting in Stuart, VA, as reported by Tom Bishoip
8/22/10   Sunset Drive Puts On Great Show a VA Peach Festival-Stuart
Sunset Drive, Warren Rodgers Music, put on a great show for the Virginia State Peach Festival attendees on Friday night, August 20, 2010 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA.
8/22/10   Forum: The Local Food Movement-At PH Community College-Stuart
Free Forum. August 24, 2010. PH Community College-Community Room, Stuart, VA. FREE. Speakers: Eric Bendfeldt and Matt Benson. Reception 5:15. Forum begins at 6:00pm Call to register!
8/21/10   Making Peach Butter Get's Attention at Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan
Mr. Gourney Royal, made peach butter in a copper kettle in the community of Meadows of Dan, celebrating the VA State Peach Festival and the 6th Annual Folk Fair. This heritage craft plus many more
8/20/10   Rhody Creek Plays for VA State Peach Festival-Aug. 20-2010
Rhody Creek, played for the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday night, August 20, 2010. It was a great crowd, great food and fun.
8/20/10   Kids Have Fun at the Virginia State Peach Festival-Aug. 20
It was a great night of fun, music and food at the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday evening, August 20, 2010 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA The children romped, played and danced. Having a great time.
8/20/10   Peaches Were Everywhere at the VA State Peach Festival-Stuart
Peaches were everywhere at the Virginia State Peach Festival on August 20, 2010 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA.
8/19/10   Meadows of Dan Announces Updates to Folk Fair Schedule-
The Meadows of Dan Merchants Announces changes to the Folk Fair Schedule on August 21, 2010. Arts and crafts booths open at 10:00am
8/19/10   Mabry Mill Announces Activities-Aug. 21-Folk Fair Celebration
Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan, Va have announced their activities for Saturday, Aug. 21, in Celebration of the Virginia State Peach Festival and the Annual Folk Fair.
8/19/10   Woodberry Inn Celebrates the VA State Peach Festival - Aug. 21
Woodberry Inn in Meadows of Dan, Va will celebrate the Virginia State Peach Festival Saturday, August 21st, 6:30-9:30pm with entertainment by Bill and Maggie Anderson and special peach inspired dishes and beverages
8/18/10   23rd Annual Virginia State Peach Festival Celebration-August
Patrick County, Virginia will celebrate the 23rd Annual Virginia State Peach Festival in Stuart and Meadows of Dan on the weekend of August 20-21, 2010
8/18/10   Office Space For Lease-Blue Ridge St.-Stuart, VA
Downstairs Office Space consists of 4 offices and one bathroom, the rent is $825.00 and includes electric, water, sewer and trash pickup. The square foot is approximately 800
8/18/10   Results of Stuart Hiring 120-150 More Jobs-Stuart, Va
Results of Stuart, an inbound Call Center located in Stuart, VA will hire 120-150 people by September. A job fair will be held on Aug. 31, 9am-5pm at the PH Community College-Community Room
8/17/10   Groundbreaking -Patrick Springs Water and Sewer-Aug. 17
The ground breaking for the Patrick Springs Water and Sewer Project was held Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at this address:21521 Jeb Stuart Highway, near Patrick Springs. Congressman Rick Boucher was the speaker
8/17/10   Nelson Auto Becomes Major Sponsor-VA Peach Festival 2010
Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County has become a Major Sponsor of the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2010.
8/16/10   Ashley Williams Crowned Tiny Miss Peach -2010
Ashley Marie Williams, age 7, of Stuart, VA was crowned Tiny Miss Peach 2010 on Monday evening at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA
8/16/10   Lindsey Stone Named Little Miss Peach-Stuart, VA
Lindsey Danielle Stone, age 11 of Martinsville, VA was named Little Miss Peach at the Annual Virginia State Peach Pageant at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA.
8/16/10   Lori Alley Crowned Junior Miss Peach in Stuart, VA- Aug. 16
Lori Beth Alley, age 16 of Bassett, VA was crowned Junior Miss Peach at the Historic Star Theatre in downtown Stuart, VA, on Monday, August 16, 2010.
8/16/10   Amanda McIntyre Named Miss Peach in Stuart, VA-August 16
Amanda Nicole McIntyre, age 19, of Stuart, VA was named Miss Peach 2010 at the Historic Star Theatre in downtown, Stuart.
8/14/10   Montana Young Performs at Honduras Coffee-Stuart
On Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, Montana Young, 17 year old Patrick County High School student performed from 7pm -10pm at the popular Honduras Coffee Shop on Main Street Stuart, VA
8/14/10   Blue Ridge Country Does Story on Primland-Meadows of Dan, VA
Blue Ridge Country Magazine, July/August, 2010 features an article about Primland Resort at Meadows of Dan, VA (Patrick County), page 62. Title of the article is: Telescopes, Turkeys and Tee Offs
8/13/10   Musical Comedy-Heaven On Wheels at Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan
A new musical comedy about the history of stock car racin' will be performed by Peter and Christina Holland along with the Heaven On Wheels Band at the Folk Fair, Aug. 21 at Meadows of Dan
8/12/10   Rockingham County Radio Station-Community Accents-Tom Bishop
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will appear live on Community Accents, Wednesday, August 18, 8:30am-9:00AM - WLOE, Eden/Reidsville and WMYN, Madison/Mayodan
8/11/10   River Bank Opens New Building-Animal Clinic Road-Stuart
Aug. 11-River Community Bank is now at the new building and location, 48 Animal Clinic Road, Stuart, VA. Just in view on U. S. Route 58 East of the Town of Stuart.
8/11/10   Bit Of Heaven Ranch Bed and Breakfast Joins Patrick Chamber
A Bit of Heaven Ranch Bed and Breakfast of Laurel Fork, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
8/10/10   Paul Farrar Does Peach Festival Cooking TV Show
Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul" did a cooking show TV filming with Lisa Martin of the Reynolds Homestead on August 10, 2010. Lisa is President of the Patrick County Chamber for 2010
8/10/10   Nelson Auto Sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Nelson Auto of Martinsville and Henry County is a 2010 sponsor for the annual celebration of the Virginia State Peach Festival
8/10/10   Fall Term For College For Older Adults-Schedule Announced
Reynolds Homestead Annouces:Even though we’re struggling through the heat of August, it’s almost fall—and with that comes the Fall Term for the College for Older Adults. We are pleased to be offering 14 classes for you to choose from this year.
8/9/10   Health Screenings at Stuart Farm Market August 13
Martinsville Henry County Health Coalition will be conducting FREE health screenings at the Stuart Farmers Market this Friday August 13th.
8/7/10   Peaches Bear Cubs-Lover's Leap Mt.-Patrick County, VA
"Peaches" the famous Patrick County bear has 2 bear cubs. Constant flow of pictures from the Lover's Leap Birdhouse store.
8/5/10   Virginia Named Most Pro-Business State in America
Again, Virginia is named the most Pro-Business State in America as announced today by Gov. McDonnell
8/4/10   Stuart Farm Market Celebrates National Farmers Market Week
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed August 1-7, 2010 as National Farmers Market Week. In celebration, Stuart Farmers Market' will have several vendors on hand offering fresh local produce, meats, baked goods and crafts.
8/3/10   Step, Inc. Constructing New Early Childhood Education Building-Stuart
Step, Inc., a Community Action organization based in Rocky Mt., VA has a new Early Childhood Education building under construction in Stuart, VA.
8/3/10   Patrick Springs Water and Sewer Project Starting-Patrick Springs
The project to provide Water and Sewer to the Patrick Springs, VA community is underway, although no official ground breaking has taken place.
8/2/10   New Farm Market Construction Underway-Stuart-VA
The new Farmer's Market is now under construction in Downtown Stuart, VA. Photo by Tom Bishop on Aug 3, 2010
8/2/10   Spaces Available For Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan, VA
Spaces are available for community, civic, churches and other organizations with traditional festival activities.
8/2/10   Press Release-Meadows of Dan Folk Fair- Aug. 21-2010
The 6th Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held on Saturday, August 21,2010, with activities from 10 AM to 10 PM. Continuing the tradition of showcasing the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the merchants and organizations throughout Meadows of D
8/1/10   Poverty Level will Play for VA State Peach Festival-Stuart
Poverty Level to play for the Virginia State Peach Festival on Friday night, August 20, 2010 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA in the annual music celebration.
7/31/10   Kibler Valley River Run on July 31-Claudville, VA
For the day, the temperature started out at 68 degrees and a light rain shower all day. But many canoes and kayaks showed up to enjoy the Kiber Valley River on the beautiful Dan River in Claudville, VA
7/31/10   Fun On The Dan River-Claudville, VA
Ladies riding the shuttle van up the Dan River at the 28th Annual Kibler Valley River Run in Patrick County. July 31, 2010
7/30/10   Pioneer Family Medical Welcomes Dr. David Danner
Pioneer Family Medical in Stuart, VA welcomes new physician, Dr. David Danner. He graduated from VA College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. He came on board on July 26
7/28/10   Mt. Airy News Reports on the Kibler River Run-July 29
Mt. Airy News Sports reports on the Kibler Valley River Run on July 29, 2010 edition, page 7.
7/28/10   Kibler Valley River Run-July 31-Claudville, VA
The 28th year of the Kibler Valley River Run will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31th, 2010 on the beautiful Dan River near Claudville, VA (Patrick County). Registration begins at 8:30am for a $25 fee.
7/27/10   Hospitality, Inc. Opens Furniture Plant-Henry County-67 New Jobs
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Kimball Hospitality, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. will invest $1 million to open a hospitality furniture manufacturing plant in Henry County. The project will create 67 new jobs.
7/27/10   Reynolds Homestead Receives Grant from National Edowment for Arts
CRITZ, VA (July 28, 2010)—The Reynolds Homestead today announced that it has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host The Big Read in Patrick County.
7/27/10   Fitness Town of Stuart-Special Announcement
Does walking or running a mile seem impossible to you? Have you had the goal of training for a 5K on your bucket list? Would you like to be part of a group that has fun and gets fit at the same time?
7/27/10   Pioneer Hospital Becomes Peach Festival Sponsor-Stuart
Pioneer Community Hospital Becomes Major sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival. Shown presenting a check to Tom Bishop, Chamber Director, is Bob Enders, Hospital Administrator.
7/26/10   J. E. B. Stuart Art Show - Entries Being Sought-Critz
The 2010 J.E.B. Stuart Art Show will be receiving artwork at Reynolds Homestead, 463 Homestead Lane, Critz, Virginia on Monday, September 27, 4-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 28, 2-5:00 p.m. Their phone number is 276-694-7181.
7/26/10   Patrick Board of Supervisors-Patrick County-Meeting July 26
This is the report on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, July 26, 2010
7/26/10   Join Donald Steel For Evening at Primland-Meadows of Dan, VA
JOIN AN EXCLUSIVE GROUP OF GOLFERS AND ENJOY A SPECIAL EVENING AT PRIMLAND WITH DONALD STEEL. AUGUST 8-9, 2010 and AUGUST 9-10, 2010
7/25/10   Stuart Farm Market Contestant For America's Favorite
Get ready Patrick County, The Stuart Farmers Market is one of the contestants in the 2010 America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest hosted each year by American Farmland Trust.
7/23/10   Patrick Chamber Provides Tourism Table-Floydfest 2010
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce was on hand Thursday and Friday of the 2010 Floydfest meeting guests and handing out literature about the beauty and attractions of Patrick County and other parts of Virginia
7/23/10   WHEO Staff Visits Floydfest 9-Meadows of Dan
WHEO staff, including Lisa Kroplin and Richard Rogers, along with Lisa's sister and neice from Daytona Beach, Florida visited Floydfest 9 "Breaking Ground" on July 23, 2010
7/23/10   Floydfest Crowd Sets Record for July Celebration-Meadows of Dan, VA
The Floydfest 9 attendance is set to set a record attendance of 15,000 after 9 years of operation. This is a photo of the crowd at the VA Folk Life Workshop Porch on Friday afternoon, July 23, 2010.
7/22/10   Floydfest Kicks Off-Thursday-Blue Ridge Parkway
The Annual Floydfest kicked off on Thursday, July 22nd at 12 noon with people flooding into the grounds to set up camp sites and set up entertainment stages
7/22/10   Poor Farmer's Market On Display at Floydfest
Poor Farmer's Market of Meadows of Dan, VA put on a fantastic display of pastry, fruit and flowers at the first day (July 22nd) of the Annual Floydfest adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
7/22/10   Patrick Chamber Members Join In Floydfest 9-Blue Ridge Parkway
Local wineries, Villa Appalaccia and Chateau Morrisette, were a part of the fine wines at the Floydfest 9 "Breaking Ground" on July 22nd. Both of these wineries are members of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
7/22/10   Patrick County Peaches For Sale at Floydfest 9-Blue Ridge Parkway
Local grown Patrick County peaches were for sale at Poor Farmer's Market on Thursday at the Annual Floydfest celebration. A beautiful display is pictured here (Photo by Tom Bishop)
7/22/10   Annual Floydfest Held in Pickett's Thicket Near Rock Castle Gorge
The Annual Floydfest is held in Pickett's Thicket, owned by Greensboro, NC Realtor, Mr. Tom Pickett. This beautiful property is next to Rock Castle Gorge, which includes a beautiful scenic nature trail.
7/21/10   Patrick County Seniors Tour Winery-Chateau Morrisette
The Patrick County Senior's group toured Chateau Morrisette winery and had lunch together. Photo here taken by Tom Bishop.
7/20/10   Peach Festival Schedule Released-Patrick County-VA
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has released the entire scheudule of the Annual Celebration of the Virginia State Peach Festival. Sunset Drive, America's Foremost Soul Horn Band headlines the Friday celebration.
7/20/10   National College Appoints Director of International Student Recruitment
ROANOKE, VA – Jamil Srour (photo attached) of Roanoke (24013) has been named director of international student recruitment for National College (www.national-college.edu). In this position, Srour will assist prospective international students in their e
7/20/10   Del. Ward Armstrong Reports on Power Increase
As you may already know, last week the SCC approved a $61.5 million dollar base rate increase for Appalachian Power. Although the SCC also approved a decreased fuel factor rate.
7/19/10   Congressman Rick Boucher Holds Open Forum - Stuart
Ninth district Congressman Rick Boucher held an Open Forum for the general public on the morning July 16, 2010 in Downtown Stuart at the Star Theatre. He made a speech and gave opportunity for questions from the audience
7/19/10   VA Corporate Commission Approves Rate Increase for Appalachian
The State Corporation Commission yesterday approved a base rate increase of $61.5 million annually, which is much lower than the $154 million we requested. However, because our customers will receive a $100 million decrease in our fuel expenses, rates wi
7/19/10   Old Crow Medicine Show Plays at Floydfest 9-Meadows of Dan
One of the popular bands playing at the Floydfest 9 Breaking Ground (2010) is the Old Crow Medicine Show. They constantly tour on the road and are very energetic performers. Floydfest is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway
7/18/10   Fitness Program at DeHart Park-Sign Up Today-Stuart
To register please email Amanda Wingfield awingfie@vt.edu or Rebecca Adcock rebajksn@aol.com or call the extension office at 694-3341 to get more information.
7/18/10   Bluebird Trail-Woolwine-VA
Christine Boran is a volunteer for the non-profit Virginia Bluebird Society (VBS) as County Coordinator for Patrick and Floyd Counties. Christine established the Woolwine House Bluebird Trail
7/17/10   Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled-Patrick County, VA
The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 20, 2010 has been canceled. Report received from Geri Hazelwood from the County Administrator's Office.
7/16/10   Glen Wood Celebrates 85th Birthday-Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood of Stuart, VA is celebrating his 85th birthday on Sunday, July 18, 2010. He is one of the initial race car drivers in the NASCAR circuit. He operates a museum in Stuart, VA
7/16/10   Willis Gap Jam-Friday Nights-Ararat-VA
This picture is of the weekly Willis Gap Jamboree in the Willis Gap Community of Ararat, VA. The date is July 15, 2010. Photo by Tom Bishop
7/15/10   Peach Display From H. C. Harold's Orchard-Ararat, VA
Pictured here is a display of Gala Freestone Peaches from H. C. Harold's Orchard in Ararat, VA. These were harvested on July 14, 2010 by Mr. Harry Harold and his staff.
7/15/10   Rolls of Hay Decorate the Blue Ridge Parkway MP 183
Rolls of hay decorate the landscape in Patrick County, Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Poste 183, in the vicinity of the community of Mayberry.
7/15/10   Roger Dalton Elected to Board of Career College Assoc
National College’s Roger Dalton Elected to Board of Career College Association. Brings distinguished record in business, education, government affairs to national-level post. ROANOKE, VA – Roger Dalton, director of government affairs for National Col
7/14/10   Peach Harvest Beginning in Patrick County-VA
The peach harvest is now beginning to take place in Patrick County, VA, home of the Annual Virginia State Peach Festival.. Pictured here are peaches ready for shipment on July 13, 2010 at H. C. Harold's in Ararat, VA.
7/14/10   Patrick County Blitz at VA Welcome Center-I-77 Lambsburg
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is doing a Tourism Blitz at the Virginia Welcome Center at Lambsburg, VA, on I-77.
7/13/10   Pioneer Hospital Erects New Sign-Stuart, VA
Pioneer Community Hospital is erecting a new sign on U. S. Route 58, JEB Stuart Highway on July 8, 2010
7/13/10   England Couple Visiting SW Virginia Crooked Road Music Trail
John and Cheryl Lamb of Ulverston, England were visiting in Patrick County, VA and enjoying the Wayside Bluegrass Festival in Stuart, VA the days of July 8-9, 2010. Here they are interviewed by Richard Rogers of WHEO 1270 AM Radio
7/13/10   Photo Contest-Showcasing Virginia Farmer's Market
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting a photo contest to showcase the 2010 Virginia farmers' market season. Submit your favorite digital photograph
7/12/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-July 12
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, July 12, 2010 in the County Office Building from 6pm to 6:54pm.
7/9/10   Stuart Communications-US Cellular Sponsors Peach Festival
Stuart Communications an authorized agent of U. S. Cellular has become a sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival 2010. Check presentation was made on July 9, 2010 at the Stuart Location
7/9/10   Couple Moving to Stuart-VA From England
Ms. Lissa Wallace of Dorset, England says she and her husband will move to Stuart, VA (Patrick County) in the next year to settle here and start a local small business.
7/9/10   VA Lottery is A Major Sponsor for The VA State Peach Festival
Virginia Lottery has become a Major Sponor the the Annual Virginia State Peach Festival celebration in Patrick County, VA. Pictured here is their banner displayed 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, near Stuart, VA
7/8/10   CenturyLink Becomes Sponsor of VA State Peach Festival
CenturyLink presented a sponsorship check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on July 8, 2010
7/8/10   CenturyLink Helps Customers Plan For Severe Weather
MARTINSVILLE, VA – As Henry and Patrick County residents have already experienced, storm season is upon us and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is ready and committed to protecting its communications services.
7/7/10   Jail Construction Project - Patrick County-Update July 7
Pictured here is the new jail construction project in Stuart, VA, which is the Patrick County Jail. Photo by Tom Bishop, July 7, 2010
7/7/10   River Community Bank Under Construction - Stuart, VA
New bank is under construction on U. S. Route 58, JEB Stuart Highway, East of Stuart, VA by River Community Bank. Clark Brothers Construction of Stuart, VA is doing the work.
7/7/10   Fourth of July At Stuart Farmers Market a Success
Celebration of the Fourth at the Stuart Farmers Market was a success! We had 17 vendors packed into the parking area with everything from home grown produce, handmade gourds, soaps and lotions to beef and lamb. A crowd of 250 people turned out.
7/7/10   Increased Fire Danger-Report by Gov. McDonnell
RICHMOND- With virtually no rain for several weeks and temperatures regularly soaring above 95 degrees over an extended period of time, Governor Bob McDonnell warned Virginians today that conditions are ripe for wildfires across the Commonwealth.
7/6/10   Patrick County Shows up For Mustangs Game-Martinsville
It was Patrick County night at the Martinsville Mustangs on July 2nd. Pictured are Patty Hazelwood, Clyde Crissman, Patricia Crissman, Marty the Mustang, Tom Bishop and Matthew Allen
7/6/10   Rainbow Photo-Meadows of Dan-VA
This photo was taken by Susan Bradbury, near Meadows of Dan and Ararat, Va. What a beautiful site! Another reason we like Patrick County, VA.
7/6/10   Blue Ridge Parkway Open 100% for Travel
The Blue Ridge Parkway is 100% Open for Travel - No More Detours! It’s official, all 469.1 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway are open for travel again with no detours, just in time for beautiful weather over the 4th of July holiday weekend.
7/5/10   Kim Adkins Selected as new Mayor of Martinsville-VA
Kim Adkins, age 48, was elected by the City Council as the new mayor of Martinsville, Va. She is the manager of the local Work Force Investment Board office in Martinsville.
7/5/10   Mt. View Church in Claudville Announces New Pastor
Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church of Hatcher's Chapel Road in Claudville, VA announces the appointment of a new pastor, Rev. Neil Pressley
7/5/10   Goodwill Drop-off at Stuart Tire to close its location on July 13th.
After the closure the nearest drop-off location will be at 284 Commonwealth Blvd. in Martinsville, Va.. for more information you may call 276-638-5100.
7/3/10   Fireworks Show In Stuart-VA July 3-2010
The Town of Stuart had a great fireworks show on Saturday evening, after 10:00pm in DeHart Park. The show went on for about 30 minutes. A very large crowd gathered to celebrate Independence Day 2010
7/3/10   Home Grown Peaches on Sale in Stuart, VA - July 2nd
Home grown peaches were on sale at the Stuart Farmer's Market on Friday, July 2nd. by Windy Hill Orchard of Ararat, VA
7/2/10   Great Turnout For Mustang Game-July 1st
Martinsville Mustangs defeated the Thomasville Tommies last evening 6-4 with some late inning scoring. This was Patrick County night with Patty Hazelwood singing the National Anthem and Clyde Crissman, Patrick County Recreation Director throwing out the
6/30/10   Dr. Lock Boyce Makes Motion To Fund Mayo River Rail Trail-Stuart
At Board of Supervisors Meeting June 28, Dr. Lock Boyce made a motion to fully fund the Mayo River Trail Project. His motion was seconded by Roger Hayden. He announced ahead of time he would vote against his motion.
6/29/10   The Beauty of Patrick County Peaches- Virginia
Ah! The beauty of Patrick County Peaches. Photo of early peaches produced by Wade's Orchard. Woolwine, Va. Photo by Tom Bishop
6/29/10   FIREWORKS SHOW on Saturday, July 3rd at DeHart Park in Stuart
The fireworks show will be on the 3rd of July this year as opposed to July 4th which is on a Sunday. Come on Out and enjoy the wonderful Stuart Fireworks Display at DeHart Park Starts at 10:00PM
6/28/10   Board of Supervisors Meeting - June 28-2010-Stuart
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 6:00pm in the County Administration Office building on Rucker Street, Stuart, VA. This is the monthly Work Session.
6/27/10   New Farm Market-Ararat, VA - Dan River Park
Come enjoy this new Farm Market with locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts, each Saturday during the Summer. Located in the Dan River District. Dan River Tourism Association
6/26/10   Small Business Forum -June 29 at PH Community College-Stuart
Small Business Forum: “Finding Resources for Your Small Business� When: Tuesday, June 29, 2010; Refreshments 5:15-6:00, Forum begins at 6:00 p.m.
6/26/10   Telecommunications Facility Planned for Penn Store Road-Patrick County
Invitation to comment on proposed telecommunications tower and cellular equipment facility to be comnstructed on Penn Store Road by US Cellular, South of U. S. Route 58, JEB Stuart Highway, Patrick County, VA
6/25/10   FREE TICKETS TO MUSTANG BASEBALL GAME-July 1st
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce offers free tickets to the July 1st Martinsville Mustangs baseball game. Call the Chamber office for tickets.
6/24/10   Southern Depot Will Perform for Patrick Co. Music Assoc. in June
Southern Depot is an easy listening bluegrass band. Roger Handy, lead singer is an original member of “Lost & Found� and is a well established singer in the bluegrass community. Date: June 26, 2010
6/24/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces $12 Million in Block Grant Funding
City of Martinsville will get $691,325 for Uptown Martinsville Business District Revitalization. Announcement was made on June 23, 2010
6/24/10   Toni Freeman Named Regional Director-National College-Roanoke
ROANOKE, VA – Toni Freeman (photo attached) of Roanoke (24019) has been named regional director of agency development for National College (www.national-college.edu). In this new position, Freeman will develop relationships with agencies that assist the
6/21/10   Broccoli Harvest Underway Near Dan River-Ararat, VA
Buddy and Jeannie Puckett's Doe Run Farm is in the process of harvesting broccoli this week. It is a beautiful harvest, situated near Ararat Highway on Low Water Bridge Road, Ararat, Va
6/21/10   Baby Deer Found in Town of Stuart
Photo taken by Leslie Joyce in the Town of Stuart, June 2010. Approximately 3 days old. Found by Town of Stuart workers who were mowing a field. It's sibling was killed.
6/21/10   Reynolds Homestead for Week of June 21-25
The big news this week is that the Reynolds Homestead now has a fan page on Facebook! Be sure and check us out, write comments, browse through photos (when the albums are posted) and keep up with what’s going on.
6/20/10   NC Jobless Rate Drops in May
North Carolina unemployment dropped to 10.3% in May 2010. In April 2010 it was 10.8%. The National rate is now 9.7%.
6/20/10   Virginia Unemployment Rate is 6.9% for May 2010
It was 6.7% in April 2010. This was reported by the Associated Press. Source: Martinsville Bulletin, June 20, 2010, page 8A.
6/20/10   Local Grown Corn Available at Stuart Farm Market-June 22
Local grown fresh corn is available at the Downtown Stuart Farmers Market on Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, 8am-12noon. Come and get it!
6/19/10   Bull Ride-Nothing Fancy Farm-Ararat, NC
Have you ever wanted to ride a bull? You can this Saturday, June 26th at the benefit for Kevin Dalton located at Nothing Fancy Farm. Cowboys of all ages can ride in this rodeo.
6/17/10   Surrey Bank Sponsors VA State Peach Festival 2010
Surrey Bank and Trust of Stuart, VA becomes a sponsor for the 2010 Virginia State Peach Festival Celebration. Pictured is a check presentation by Lonnie Dillon to Chamber Executive Director, Tom Bishop on June 17, 2010
6/17/10   Women Caring For The Community Has Joined The Patrick Chamber
Women Caring For the Community organization has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce recently.
6/16/10   John Abadie Becomes New Edward Jones Agent For Patrick County.
John Abadie, resident of Woolwine, VA is now a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investments, serving Patrick County, VA
6/16/10   Meadows of Dan Folk Fair Announces Aug. 21 Event
The 6th Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010, with activities from 10 AM to 10 PM. Continuing the tradition of showcasing the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains
6/16/10   Meet and Greet-Welcoming Dr. Charlotte Evans-Mt. Valley Hospice
Meet & Greet- Welcoming- Tuesday, June 29, 2010 • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm- Mountain Valley Hospice - Mt. Airy, NC. New Associate Medical Director, Dr. Charlotte Ann Evans
6/15/10   THE BIG GREENHOUSE - The Landmark Center-Stuart
Most prices range from $.25 & .50 cents to $1-$2-$3-to $5.00. there is a variety of indoor, patio and outdoor plants to choose from. THIS WILL BE THE LAST BIG BLOW OUT SALE OF THE SUMMER!!!
6/14/10   Fatal Car Accident on Rt. 8 South of Stuart-VA
A one car accident occured about 7am this morning on Route 8 South of Stuart, VA. One person was killed. As reported by WHEO 1270 radio on the morning news
6/14/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-June 14
County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, Monday, June 14, 2010 startinga t 6:00pm in Stuart, VA at the County Administration building.
6/14/10   National College to Host Military Veterans Open House June 17
National College to Host Military & Veterans Open House June 17 Free event offers information on military & veteran educational benefits SALEM – The Roanoke Valley Campus of National College (www.national-college.edu; 540-986-1800), located at 1813 Ea
6/13/10   Vendors for Meadows of Dan Folk Fair Invited-Call To Register
Spaces are available for community, civic, churches and other organizations with traditional festival activities. Please contact folk fair sponsors at meadowsofdan@gmail.com or call 276-952-2444.
6/13/10   Wal-Mart In Stuart Sponsor's Virginia State Peach Festival
Wal-Mart of Stuart, Va has become a sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2010
6/12/10   Local Carpenter Rev. Carl Scott Dies of Claudville
Rev. Carl William Scott, age 94, of 445 Archie's Creek Road, Claudville, Va died on June 10. He was a local carpenter and Ordained Minister with the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Cornerstone conference
6/12/10   Owner of Runway Cafe Dies - Patsy Quesinberry
Patsy Marie Kendrick Quesinberry, age 75 of Skyview Trail, Martinsville died on June 10. She was the former operator of Runway Cafe at Blue Ridge Airport, Spencer, VA
6/10/10   Patrick County Collector Mug for 2010 Now Available
The Patrick County of Chamber Commerce announces the release of the 2010 Collector Mug which is a beautiful picture of the “Peaches� the Patrick County bear from Lover’s Leap Mountain.
6/10/10   New Market and Antique Store in Stuart-VA
Stuart, VA has a new antique store and produce market in Stuart on West Blue Ridge Street, accross from Sun Trust Bank. They recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
6/9/10   Lisa Martin of The Homestead Receives Arts Education Award
This year’s recipient for the Arts Education award is Lisa Martin, senior program manager at the Reynolds Homestead, a Commonwealth Campus Center of Virginia Tech.
6/9/10   Carter Bank and Trust Becomes Major Sponsor-VA Peach Festival
Carter Bank and Trust has become a major sponsor for the annual celebration of the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2010. Kathy Gravely presented a check to Tom Bishop on June 9.
6/9/10   BB&T Becomes Sponsor-VA State Peach Festival-2010
BB & T has become a sponsor for the annual celebration of the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2010. Laurie Boyd presented a check to Tom Bishop on June 9
6/8/10   Woolwine Gets Broadband Service-Boucher Announement
Rep. Rick Boucher, was in Woolwine, VA on Saturday, June 5 to annouce the availability of broadband Internet services to over 300 residences and businesses.
6/8/10   CenturyLink Alerts Customers to Fraudelent E-mails
It has come to our attention that an email appearing to be from CenturyLink is currently circulating that has been identified by our company as fraudulent. CenturyLink never asks for personal information
6/7/10   Local Resident Killed on Blue Ridge Parkway
Local resident of Meadows of Dan, Sarah June Shelor Puckett Sink was killed on Thursday, June 4, 2010 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Floyd County, VA.
6/6/10   Middle Cross Baptist Church-New Church Construction
Pictured here is the new building underway for Middle Cross Missionary Baptist Church on Clark House Farm Road, near Stuart, Va. Construction is being done by Carpenters For Christ organization.
6/6/10   Parkway Closing in North Carolina Announced
AP-June 7, 2010-A three-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is closed for a couple of days while debris is removed from ice storms earlier this year
6/5/10   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening-Four Rivers Realty-Patrick Springs
A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held at Four Rivers Realty office on 21421 Jeb Stuart Highway (U. S. Route 58) in Patrick Springs, VA on Friday, June 4 at 11:00am. There was a large turnout with business associates, friends and local officials.
6/5/10   Patrick County Unemployment Drops to 11.4%
Patrick County’s unemployment rate also dropped, from 12.9 percent in March to 11.4 percent in April, the VEC stated. Patrick County’s unemployment rate was 11.7 percent in April 2009.
6/3/10   New Cell Phone Tower In Operation at Nettle Ridge in Patrick County, VA
A new U. S. Cellular cell phone tower has been erected in Patrick County, VA, just beside U. S. Route 58, JEB Stuart Highway, East of Stuart. Effective June 2, 2010 it is now in service.
6/3/10   Cherries Available at Clements Cherry Orchard-Ararat
These are dwarf cherry trees. Beautiful and delicious. Pick your own. Located just accross the road from Blue Ridge Elementary School, Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA.
6/3/10   Aunt Orlene Will Be at Puckett's Cabin on June 13-Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway will offer a unique experience on Sunday, June 13 from 2-4 pm, when Aunt Orlene will step out of the old cabin at milepost 190. Aunt Orlene Puckett will come out and talk to you.
6/2/10   Jon Morris and Del. Ward Armstrong at Ribbon Cutting-Step, Inc.
Pictured here are Jon Morris, Executive Director, Step, Inc. chatting with Del. Ward Armstrong in Stuart, VA at the grand opening of the new offices of Step, Inc.
6/1/10   Step, Inc Holds Their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
Step, Inc. held it's ribbon cutting and grand opening on June 1, 2010, in Stuart, VA for their new facilities. On hand to speak were Congressmen Rick Boucher (9th District) and Tom Perriello (5th District)
6/1/10   Media Gets Opportunity to Meet Rick Boucher-Congressman 9th District
At the Step, Inc. grand opening, it was a great opportunity for Debbie Hall of the Martinsville Bulletin and Richard Rogers of WHEO 1270 AM to get interviews and discuss news of local interest
5/31/10   Mountain Scenery of Patrick County, Virginia
A beautiful Sunday Afternoon in Patrick County, VA. Looking to the mountain ridges just above Kibler Valley.
5/31/10   Tom Bishop Meets With Local Congress Representatives
At the Step, Inc. grand opening, Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce meets with Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) and Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Collinsville).
5/31/10   National's Military Support Forum-Martinsville
For those who honorable served in the military, $78 million in education benefits are available from Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Come to National College, 905 N. Memorial Blvd., Martinsville, VA on June 10, 2010 to learn about.
5/30/10   Sammy Shelor and Friends Play At Meadows of Dan-VA
Sammy Shelor, of Lonesome River Band, play with some of his friends at Mountain Meadows Farm and Craft for the Antique Car show on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Part of the Memorial Day Celebration
5/28/10   Cherries Are In!! Windy Hill Orchard-Ararat, VA
Cherries are now available at Windy Hill Orchard, Farmer's Road, Ararat, VA. Come and pick them! Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm
5/27/10   Strawberries Are Still Available at Doe Run Farms in Ararat
We Pick or You Pick! Call for Details! The Strawberry Patch is located on Marigold Lane next to Corn Maze. Ask for Buddy & Jeanie Puckett . The number to call is: 276-251-8287 or 276-229-6605.
5/26/10   Patrick County Administrator Gets Raise of Over $7000
Patrick County Administrator, Jay Scudder was awarded a raise of $7,416, increasing his salary to $84,996 at the County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, May 24, 2010
5/25/10   Griffith Lumber Receives Grant for $70,000-Woolwine
Griffith Lumber of Woolwine, VA received a check for $70,000 from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification Fund on May 26, 2010. On hand for the presentation was Tom Rose, Economic Development Director and Assistant County Administrator, Del. Ward Armstrong
5/25/10   Web Cast Live - Lady Cougars Softball Tournament-Today
The Fun Facts Radio Crew will be at Lady Cougar Field on Thursday evening webcasting the Piedmont District Softball Tournament Championship game-LIVE.
5/25/10   Message from CenturyLink - To Customers
Dear CenturyLink® Customer, It has come to our attention that an email appearing to be from CenturyLink is currently circulating that has been identified by our company as fraudulent.
5/25/10   Office Space for Lease at 420 Woodland Drive in Stuart, Virginia
Space is available on July 1st, Approximately 3200 square feet and is located behind the Hooker Building at the Rotary Field. It offers ample parking. It is Internet and Security System ready.
5/24/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisor's Meeting - May 24-2010
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on May 24, 2010 in the 3rd Floor Conference room of the Veterans Memorial Building at 6:00p. m. for the primary purpose of a Work Session.
5/23/10   Step, Inc. New Offices In Stuart Ready for Opening
Step, Inc. has now occupied the new offices on Wayside Road in Stuart, VA. An opening ceremony will be conducted on June 1st, at 11:00am, with guests of Rep. Rick Boucher and Rep. Tom Periello
5/22/10   Ararat, VA Celebrates 1st Annual Festival and Parade
Ararat had it's first Annual Jamboree, Heritage Festival and Parade on May 22, 2010 on Ararat Highway and Dan River Park, Ararat, VA
5/22/10   Morgan Griffith Selected by Republicans To Run Against Boucher.
Del. Morgan Griffith of Salem, VA was chosen by Republicans to run against Democrat U. S. Congressman Rick Boucher, of Abingdon, VA. Morgan Griffith is the Majority Leader in the VA House of Delegates.
5/22/10   Shirley Keene and Wayne Jones as JEB Stuart
Ararat had it's first Annual Jamboree, Heritage Festival and Parade on May 22, 2010 on Ararat Highway and Dan River Park, Ararat, VA
5/21/10   Sparks Family Farm Joins Patrick Chamber
The Sparks Family Farm has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. The farm is located on Palmetto School Road, near Stuart, VA
5/21/10   Sen. Jim Speaks to Graduates of GED Program
Senator Jim Web (D-VA) is the speaker for the Patrick County GED graduation at Patrick Springs Primary School on May 21, 2010
5/21/10   Rick Boucher Plans Trip to Woolwine, VA - Broadband Announcement
Congressman Rich Boucher, 9th District, Virginia, will make an appearance on June 5 at Woolwine Elementary School to make an announcement with CenturyLink on expansion of Broadband services in Patrick County.
5/20/10   Ararat Heritage & Music Jamboree-Ararat
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Dan River Park. Parade starts at 9:00am. Festival begins at 10:00am. Music, Cruise In, Antique Tractors, Horses, Crafts, Food, T-Ball Tournament, Cow Pattie Bingo
5/19/10   Mayo River Is Scenic Spot in Patrick County
This picture is of Mayo River near the Commerce Street bridge, taken by Tom Bishop on May 10, 2010. The concrete piers are left over from the Dick and Willie rail line. Patrick County is planning to install a walking trail
5/18/10   Ann Walker Named Director of Sales for Primland
Message from Brooks Bradbury, General Manager: Please join us in welcoming Ann Walker to our team, as Primland’s new Director of Sales and Marketing! Ann brings a wealth of experiences
5/18/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces International Visitation to VA Jumps 16%
RICHMOND – Virginia bucked a national trend and posted a 16 percent increase in visits from overseas travelers in 2009, despite the recession and an overall decrease in international visitors nationally.
5/18/10   The Landmark Welcomes Dr. Bruce D. Deutsch, DC, ND
The Landmark Group is pleased to announce the professional services of Chiropractor Dr. Bruce Deutsch. His office is located in Room 414 and is presently scheduling appointments for Tuesdays and Thursdays.
5/17/10   Rock Castle Gorge Creek - A Great Place To Visit-Woolwine, VA
At an elevation of 1,721 feet, the Lower Rock Castle Creek Trail forms a 4.5-mile leg of the 11 mile loop called Rock Castle Gorge Trail. This trail follows a gated fire road alongside Rock Castle Creek. Photo by Tom Bishop
5/17/10   The H. L. Hunley Submarine Replica To Be at Laurel Hill - Oct. 2-3-2010
The H. L. Hunley submarine replica from the Civil War time will be on display at the Annual Re-enactment at Laurel Hill, October 2-3, 2010. This will be a rare appearance and the public is invited to attend.
5/17/10   Relay For Life Raises Over $81,700 in Patrick County, VA
Richard Rogers of WHEO radio, 1270 AM, Stuart, VA reported today that the Relay For Life Campaign for 2010 has raised over $81,700 exceeding the goal of $78,000.
5/17/10   Two By Two Barbeque-Meadows of Dan - New Hours of Operation
Hours: 10:30am - 2:30pm Monday, 10:30am - 8:00pm Tuesday thru Thursday, 7:00am - 8:00pm Friday thru Sunday.
5/17/10   Kevin Reynolds Promoted to Assistant Controller-River Community Bank
Mr. Kevin Reynolds of Patrick Springs, VA has been promoted to Assistant Controller by River Community Bank, N. A.. This has recently been announced by the Board of Directors.
5/16/10   Three Firms Graduate from West Piedmont Bus. Development Center
The West Piedmont Business Development Center is proud to announce the graduation of three firms: Enterprise Consulting Partners, The Law Offices of Andrew Hall and Martinsville Area Community Foundation.
5/15/10   Strawberry Festival in Stuart Draws a Good Crowd
May 15 - Downtown Stuart, VA was the site of the Annual Strawberry Festival with lots of music, crafts, and street vendors with festival food. Food included home made strawberry ice cream by B. Clark's John Deer Tractor.
5/15/10   Relay For Life Raises over $13,000 for Cancer Research
It was a great day for the Cancer fund raising in Patrick County. The Annual Relay for Life event was held at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. All the relay teams were there late Saturday evening.
5/14/10   Patrick Chamber Does Tourism Demo at VA Welcome Center-I-77
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce was represented at the VA Welcome Center, on I-77 North, near Lambsburg, VA all day, May 14 by Chamber Director, Tom Bishop
5/14/10   Flame Azalea In Bloom on Blue Ridge Parkway-Mabry Mill
The Flame Azaleas are in bloom on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick County, VA. This photo was taken on May 13, 2010 by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
5/14/10   Washington Post Suggest Statewide Run by Ward Armstrong
Mar. 5. - The Washington Post discussed the possibility of Del. Ward Armstrong running statewide for either Governor or Lt. Governor. He continues to travel statewide fighting the Appalachian Power rate increas.
5/13/10   Stanley Furniture to Lay Off 530 Workers-Martinsville, VA
As reported by the Martinsville Bulletin, 530 employees will loose their job the furniture operation moving overseas. Reference:http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=23632&back=archives
5/12/10   Author James R Bailey Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
James R. Bailey, Author of "Wilderness Patrol", has recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
5/11/10   Four Rivers Realty Has Moved to Patrick Springs
Four Rivers Realty has moved it's offices to Patrick Springs accross the road from Friendly's Convenience Store.
5/11/10   Town of Stuart Constructs New Farmer's Market & Amphitheatre
The Town of Stuart now has under construction a new Farmer's Market, Amphitheatre, parking lot and comfort stations. Photo by Tom Bishop on May 10, 2010
5/10/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting -May 10
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, May 10, 2010 for their regular monthly meeting.
5/8/10   Stuart Farmer's Market Deemed Successful
News Release-Downtown Stuart Farmers Market on May 7. Weather was great and there was a great selection of vendors. Rebecca Adcock.
5/8/10   National College Spring Graduation-Tues. May 25 at 7pm
National College, Martinsville, VA campus announces their Spring graduation ceremony, May 25, at 7pm, with State Senator Robert Hurt as the Special Speaker
5/7/10   Kim Adkins Elected for Martinsville City Council
A newcomer to politics, Kim Adkins was elected to the Martinsville, VA City Council. She received the most votes among 3 candidates. Current Mayor, Kathy Lawson, came in last and lost.
5/7/10   Rhododendron's In Bloom In Patrick County, VA
The beautiful rododendron's and flame azalea's are in bloom in Patrick County, Virginia. Rododendron's are the pink to purple color. The Flame azalea are a bright orange.
5/7/10   Business After Hours - Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA
The next Business After Hours is May 13, at Laurel Hill, 1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA for the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Call the Chamber Office to RSVP 276-694-6012
5/6/10   Annual Meeting of Blue Ridge Parkway Assoc. at Primland-May 5 & 6
Primland of Meadows of Dan, VA will be the location for the Annual Meeting of the Blue Ridge Parkway Association on May 5-6, 2010. The hosts are the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Primland and Chateau Morrisette Winery.
5/5/10   Patrick County's Jobless Rate 12.8%
Patrick County's unemployment rate dropped to 12.8% in March, a one percent decrease from the February's rate of 13.8%, according to a report from the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
5/5/10   Special Weekday Golf Rates in May at Primland!!!
The Highland Course at Primland, both indulgent and devilishly beguiling. Blue Ridge views provide an apt excuse for duffing it now and then. After the last hole you're rewarded with The Lodge at Primland.
5/5/10   Stuart Downtown Farm Market Open Friday- May 7
Stuart, VA- The Downtown Farm market is open today, May 7, 8am-12 noon. Lots of local products to purchase, food, lotions, soaps, flowers, yarns. and Much More!
5/5/10   Chef Paul Prepares Dinner at Daily Bread-Stuart-May 7
Mr. Paul Farrar, of the TV show, "Cooking With Paul", will be at the Daily Bread Diner this evening from 5:30pm-7:30pm today, May 7. Foods are chicken alfredo and Hamburger Steak, plust trimmings.
5/5/10   Just For Mother's Day - What My Mother Taught Me
One of my cousins shared this with me. I hope everyone appreciates the humor in this. Happy Mother's Day!!! Tom Bishop
5/4/10   Patrick County Fire and Rescue Association Annual Honors Banquet
The Patrick County Fire and Rescue Association held its annual honors banquet on Saturday, May 1 in the Patrick County High School cafeteria. Tim Perkins, VDH, was the guest speaker and he commended all of the volunteers for their dedication to their com
5/4/10   Group from Danville Tour Laurel Hill-Ararat
On May 3, 2010, a group from Danville, VA toured the site of JEB Stuart's birthplace, Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA
5/3/10   Ararat Heritage and Music Jamboree-At Ararat, VA
PRESS RELEASE: The Ararat Tourism Committee, a group made up of residents from Ararat and Claudville, VA are planning a very special event on Saturday, May 22, 2010. The Ararat Heritage and Music Jamboree will kick off after opening ceremonies at Dan Ri
5/2/10   Report on DSL Service from CenturyLink
The Enterprise report on the presentation by Ralph Ison, from CenturyLink that Patrick County will have 90% coverage for High Speed Internet by year end.
5/2/10   Congressman Rick Boucher Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Rick Boucher the Spirit of Enterprise Award for supporting legislation critical to the business community in the First Session of 111th Congress
5/2/10   Governor McDonnell Approves Nearly $500 Million in Road Bonds
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell approved the sale of nearly $500 million in bonds to advance transportation projects managed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) on Apr.
5/1/10   Surry County-NC Unemployment at 12.4% In March
After months of gradually rising toward the 14 percent mark, the unemployment rate for Surry County, NC has finally dropped. As reported by Mt. Airy News on April 28
4/30/10   WHEO Reported a Bassett Woman Dies in 2-vehicle Accident
WHEO news, Richard Rogers, reports a Bassett woman died in a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Rts. 8 and 57 N. of Stuart last night. Sharon Richardson, 49, was a passenger in a car driven by her daughter who turned into the path of a big pickup.
4/30/10   Mother's Day Farm Market Day - May 7- Stuart, VA
Special Mother's Day market that we will be having at the farmers market on May 7th. Come Shop for your Mother at the Farmers Market May 7th 8am-12pm Vendors will be on hand with fresh local produce, eggs, meats and home baked goods.
4/29/10   New Golf Rate Structure Announced by Primland
Primland's Highland Golf Course at Meadows of Dan, VA has announced a new rate schedule. This is their 5th season of golf.
4/28/10   Governor Announces 250 New Jobs for Martinsville-VA
250 Jobs will be coming to Martinsville, VA with a company called Faneuil, Inc.. They will establish a customer support center in Martinsville for Dominion Virginia Power.
4/28/10   A Warning Notice from CentryLink
4/27/10   Spring Frolic At Reynolds Homestead May 1st
Spring Frolic at the Reynolds Homestead will be bigger and better than ever this year! Plan to attend on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and listen to the great local band, “Joe Washrag.� They will take the main stage at noon.
4/27/10   Patrick County Census Participation at 62% Level
The participation level of those participating in the US Census was at 62% as reported by the Martinsvillle Bulletin
4/27/10   Gov. McDonnell Presents $2 Million Check to Monogram Snacks
Gov. McDonnell presented a $2 million check to Monagram Snacks Chairman and CEO Karl Schledwitz on Monday for expanding their existing plant at the Patriot Centre.
4/27/10   WHEO Reports That 90% of County Residents to Have High Speed
WHEO Radio, 1270 AM, reported this morning that CenturyLink will have 90% coverage in Patrick County for High Speed Internet by end of 2010
4/27/10   Missing Man Body Found In Rock Castle Gorge-Patrick County
A man from Ohio, was found dead in the Rock Castle Gorge area of Patrick County, VA. As reported by the Martisnville Bulletin on April 28.
4/26/10   CenturyLink Aquires Qwest Communications-Apr. 22-2010
MONROE, La. and DENVER, Co. – April 22, 2010 – CenturyLink (CenturyTel, Inc., NYSE: CTL) and Qwest Communications (NYSE: Q) announced today that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest
4/22/10   Skippers Steak and Seafood Opens New Facility in Collinsville
Skippers Steak and Seafood Opens Second Facility in Collinsville, VA on April 23, 2010. Owners are Diana & Mohammad Zaghab. They also have a restuarant in Patrick Springs.
4/21/10   Help Pick Up Litter Along Our Roadways!!!
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Soil and Water Conservation District and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, individuals and other organizations has launched a Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up for Patrick County, star
4/20/10   Reconvened Gen. Assembly Session Approves 92% of Gov. Amendments
Apr. 22-At Reconvened Session, General Assembly Approves 92% of Governor’s Amendments to Budget and Legislation. Nearly 70% of Spending Amendments Focused on Economic Development Initiatives
4/20/10   Mabry Mill Opens this Saturday, April 24th
The hours will be 8:00am till 6:00pm. These hours will be effective untill May 30th. They will be offering the Original Menu with their delicious buchwheat pancakes.
4/19/10   Highland Games Set for Apr. 24 at Laurel Hill-Ararat
Highland Games and Festival to be held at Laurel Hill, The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace-April 24. Event includes heavy athletics, bagpipes by Jamestown Pipes and Drums, Music by CeltHix, Music by Reenee Henry Harvish and much more. Admission $6
4/19/10   Gov. McDonnell Announces Reopening of Seven Rest Areas
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell and The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today officially reopened the final seven rest areas in various parts of the Commonwealth.
4/19/10   Mary Sue Terry Appointed to Farm Service Agency
Mary Sue Terry of Patrick County, VA has been Appointed to the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency State Committee in Virginia.
4/19/10   Armstrong Vows To Continue Fight of Appalachian Rate Increases
Del. Ward Armstrong vowed to local business leaders on Wednesday that he will continue fighting Appalachian Power Co. rate increase proposals.
4/19/10   Martinsville Layoffs Impact Patrick County
Bassett Fiber board laying off 8 Patrick County residents out of 44 lay offs and American of Martinsville 7 Patrick County residents out of 224 lay offs. This is reported to us by the Workforce Career Center in Stuart.
4/19/10   Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31-Emergency Preparedness
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce reminds of a Sales Tax Holiday May 25-31-Emergency Preparedness
4/18/10   Apr. 22-Earth Day- Gov. of VA says Conserve, Preserve and Give Back
RICHMOND- Governor McDonnell issued the following statement today as Virginians marked Earth Day. During the past month, the Governor has participated in multiple events surrounding Earth Da
4/16/10   Pinxter Flower In Bloom In Patrick County, VA
Shown here is a native flower of Patrick County, VA, the Pinxter Flower, (Rhododendron nudiflorum). It is a medium shrub with pink honeysuckle-like flowers, common at lower elevations.
4/16/10   Mechanical Designs of Virginia Has Joined Patrick Chamber
Mechanical Designs of Virginia, located in Patrick Springs, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They specialize in machining, welding, fabricating and finishing.
4/16/10   Azaleas and Rhododendrons at Reynolds Homestead-Critz-April 24th
On Saturday, April 24th. Starts at 12 Noon at The Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA. Speaker: Mr. John Smith a longtime grower and propagator of Azaleas. Turn off Rt. 58 at Critz and take Abram Penn. The turn on Homestead Lane.
4/15/10   Virginia Has Patched 150,000 Potholes Since March 1st
RICHMOND — Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that from March 1st through - April 15th, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have patched more than 150,000 potholes statewide.
4/14/10   Daily Bread Diner Now Offering Breakfast-Stuart
The new restaurant, Daily Bread Diner, on Patrick Avenue Downtown Stuart is now offering breakfast starting at 6:00am. Owners are Elaine and Andy Shouse.
4/13/10   Partnership For Arts Holds Evening Arts Celebration-Stuart
This week the Patrick County Partnership for the Arts will hold its annual Evening for the Arts Celebration. Artwork from PC students is on display at the Memorial Building at Rotary field in Stuart.
4/13/10   McDonnell Proposes to Reinstate Tax Deduction for Virginia Employers
RICHMOND- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that he will propose an amendment to the biennial budget passed by the General Assembly to reinstate an important tax deduction for Virginia employers.
4/13/10   Griffith Lumber Expands and Receives $70,000 grant
Griffith Lumber of Woolwine, VA is doing a $2.1 million expansion and adding 15 new jobs. They have received a grant of $70,000 from the Tobacco and Indemnification Commission.
4/13/10   Shaw Industries Purchases Stuart Flooring
As reported by the Chatanooga, TN, Times Free Express, Shaw Industries has purchased Stuart Flooring for an undisclosed sum of money.
4/12/10   Skyline Drive Leads Music for Patrick County Music Assoc-Stuart
Skyline Drive is the headline performers for the April 17 Patrick County Music Association Jamboree. Doors open at 3:30pm. Other bands are Bill and Maggie Anderson, Jason Harris and Friends, Henry Mabe and Friends, The Shelton Brothers and new comers to
4/12/10   Board of Supervisors Approve 2010-2011 County Budget
They voted to approve the County and School Board budget for 2010-2011 for $42.6 million and it passed on a 3-2 vote, with Roger Hayden and Crystal Harris voting no. Other action by the Board included the following.
4/11/10   Another Tourism Weekend in Patrick County
As reported by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. 18 different states were here, and some signed our guest registers.
4/11/10   Home Sales Up for Patrick and Henry Counties
Home sales were up to 32 homes sold in March 2010, comparted to 17 in February and 24 in January. The average price of home sales fell to $86, 679, comparted to February of $138,529.
4/10/10   Skippers Opens New Restuarant in Collinsville
Skipper's Steak and Seafood, owned by Mohammad Zaghab, opened a new restuarant at 2089 Virginia Avenue in Collinsville, VA
4/8/10   Brush Fire in Rural Patrick County, near Handy Mt. and Peter's Creek
A brush fire raged in Patrick County on April 7, 2010 on the side of a mountain, referred to as Handy Mountain. 45-50 firefighters were on the scene up until 10:00pm according to WHEO 1270 AM news report.
4/7/10   Patrick County Unemployment Goes to 13.8% for February 2010
Apr. 8-Patrick County, VA unemployment went to 13.8% in February, 2010, up from 12.9% in January, 2010
4/6/10   Chamber After Hours Scheduled at Chateau Morrisette Winery
April 15, is the date for Business After Hours for the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce membership at Chateau Morrisette Winery, 5:30pm-7pm. Reservations are required! Chamber members only!
4/6/10   Tourism Traffic Flowing in Patrick County, VA
From Tom Bishop: Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber. My license checks and guest registers in the Visitor Centers illustrate the visitors to our county are present!
4/5/10   Peach Trees In Bloom-Ararat, VA
Pictured here are peach tree blossoms in bloom at Windy Hill Orchard, Ararat, VA (Patrick County). Photo by Debbe Noonkester
4/5/10   Advance Healthcare Decision Making-April 16 NHDD
Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (MVHPC), is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16, 2010 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NH
4/5/10   JEB Stuart Chapter Wild Turkey Federation Dinner April 16-Patrick Springs
J.E.B. STUART CHAPTER NAT’L WILD TURKEY FEDERATION HERITAGE DINNER & AUCTION is on April 16. At Patrick Springs P. H. Church. 6pm
4/4/10   Stewardship Virginia Spring Campaign - Clean Up The Environment
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the start of the 2010 Stewardship Virginia spring campaign which will run through May 31, 2010.
4/4/10   Mt. Valley Hospice To Dedicate Walkway-Stuart, VA
Stuart, VA- Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care will dedicate a memorial brick walkway at a special ceremony on June 26, from 11:00am until 2:00pm.
4/3/10   Winter Does Great Damage to Trees on Blue Ridge Parkway
April 1- Roanoke Times: Winter storms knocked down about 2000 trees on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. Trmendous damage to the Campgroung at Rocky Knob delays opening.
4/2/10   COUNTY WIDE LITTER PICK-UP CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
Community Wide Litter Pick-Up in Patrick County underway now through May 31. This is in conjunction with the statewide Stewardship Virginia campaign
4/1/10   Governor Bob McDonnell Announces Patching of 120,000 potholes
Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have patched, repaired or filled more than 120,000 potholes throughout the Commonwealth
4/1/10   Highland Games and Festival To Be Held at Laurel Hill-April 24
Highland Games and Festival to be held at Laurel Hill, The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace on April 24, 2010. Admission is $6 for adults. Children 12-under free
4/1/10   Patrick County Chamber Office Closed April 5-Stuart
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office in Stuart, Va is closed all day, Monday, April 5, 2010 in observance of Easter Monday holiday.
3/31/10   Virginia Governor Announces Virtual Call Center for SW Virginia
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, and its customer service partner, Convergys, plan to establish a virtual call center in Southwest Virginia. Bringing 100 jobs to S. W. Virginia
3/31/10   Patrick County School Board Accepting Bids for Retaining wall
Patrick County School Board Accepting Bids for Retaining wall, sidewalk and steps at Woolwine Elementary School. Pre bid meeing 10am at site Mar. 31. Bids opened on Apr. 13 at school maint. department
3/27/10   Tom Bishop Gives Report at Chamber Banquet 2010
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce gave an annual report to the Chamber membership at the annual banquet on March 25.
3/26/10   Karl Weiss Wins Drawing for Beautiful Birdhouse
Mr. Karl Weiss, Chairman of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, representing the Blue Ridge District won the beautiful birdhouse at the Annual Chamber banquet on March 25, 2010.
3/26/10   Carol Beasley Receives Recognition Award at Chamber Banquet
Ms. Carol Beasley, President of the Patrick County Chamber for 2009, received a plaque recognizing her work for the Chamber. She and her husband, Tommy, operate the Star Theatre in Downtown Stuart
3/25/10   Bennett's Baskets and Bows Decorates Hooker Bldg. for Chamber Banquet
A fantastic show of decorations was done by Gail Bennett of Bennetts Baskets and Bows for the Patrick County Chamber Banquet on Mar. 25
3/24/10   Road Construction - Stuart, VA - Route 8 Connector
This photo was taken on March 24, 2010 by Tom Bishop, looking from the hill on Main Street, This the construction for the new connector Road in the Town of Stuart
3/24/10   Here is How Patrick Chamber Supports Tourism
Tom Bishop reports on the Chamber's Role in Tourism in Patrick County, VA. See his latest report below.
3/24/10   Steve Helms of Primland Speaks at Chamber Banquet
The Annual Patrick County Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held this evening, March 25 at 6:30pm at John D. Hooker Building at Rotary Field, Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA
3/23/10   County Board of Supervisor's Meeting-March 22-2010
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 22, 2010.
3/23/10   Bishop Makes Appeal to County Board To Restore Tourism Funding
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce made an appeal to the County Board of Supervisors to restore the budget funding at the level of $18,000 as last year.
3/23/10   US Census Forms Available at Patrick County Chamber Office
The U. S. Census Forms fo 2010 are available in the office of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA (U. S. Route 58 East of Stuart)
3/22/10   Geneology For Beginnners Workshop at Reynolds Homestead
CRITZ, VA (March 22, 2010)—Mary Kegley, author and compiler of over 55 books on history and genealogy, will lead a “Genealogy for Beginners� at the Reynolds Homestead on Saturday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3/22/10   Library Budget Funding Restored-Board of Supervisors-Mar. 22
The Patrick County Library got their funding restored at the March 22 meeting. Previously it had been cut by $5000
3/21/10   Fire at Stuart Forest Products Saturday - March 20
"About 60 firefighters from every fire department in Patrick Co. battled a fire at Stuart Forest Products last night, March 20" as reported by WHEO radio talk show host Richard Rogers
3/21/10   Shelor Family History - A Touch of Heaven - Just Released!
A second edition of The Hills Touch Heaven, compiled by Leslie Shelor in 1997, has just been released through the on-line publishing service, www.lulu.com. Also known as "The Shelor Book", The Hills Touch Heaven is the story of the Shelor family
3/19/10   Downtown Boys Play At Star Theatre-Stuart, VA
The Downtown Boys played at the Star Theatre in Stuart, VA on March 19, 2009
3/18/10   Red Bank Ruritans Sell Chocolate Easter Eggs
The Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville will be selling chocolate Easter Eggs between now and Easter. Price $3.00. Telephone: 276-694-6895
3/18/10   Patrick County Jobless Rate at 12.8% for January-2010
Patrick County, VA unemployment rate went to 12.8% in January 2010. This compares to December 2009 at 11.4%. This is the 11th highest in the State of Virginia
3/17/10   Highland Golf Course at Primland-Front Cover VA Golf Guide 2010
Primland's Highland Golf Course graces the cover of Virginia Golf Guide 2010. This publication is free to order from Virginia Travel Corporation, www.virginia.org
3/17/10   News Release-Virginia Manufacturers-Tax Increase to Manufacturers
RICHMOND, VA – The General Assembly adjourned the 2010 Regular Session on Sunday (March 14, 2010) after only a one day extension. Budget Conferees and House Leadership claimed victory
3/16/10   Primland Opening Golf Course Opening on April 1st.
Spring is in the air! Winter snows have receded and nature is preparing to unveil a beautiful springtime along the Blue Ridge. Our talented golf staff is busily preparing Primland’s Highland Golf Course for our first ever April 1st opening
3/15/10   Virginia Agriculture Week Mar. 14-20. Thank Your Local Farmer
March 14 - 20, 2010 is Virginia Agriculture Week. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) suggests that it's the perfect opportunity to give credit where credit is due. During this special week, take a minute to thank a farmer
3/15/10   Gov. McDonnell Suceeds in Gaining Broad Bipartisan Suport
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell’s 2010 legislative agenda enjoyed strong bipartisan support in his first session as Virginia’s Chief Executive, with nearly 80% of his initiatives passing the General Assembly.
3/14/10   Musician's Directory- Crooked Road Web site
From The Crooked Road Music Trail organization:We are about to launch the Musician's Directory on our website in the next couple of weeks. The directory is for professional and semi-professional musicians and bands, as well as amateurs, hobbyists, people
3/14/10   Governor's Pot Hole Blitz
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have patched, repaired or filled more than 43,000 potholes
3/13/10   MARCH 18-CHAMBER AFTER HOURS- CLOSED FOR RESERVATIONS
THE CHAMBER AFTER HOURS AT PRIMLAND IS CLOSED FOR RESERVATIONS, MARCH 18TH EVENT
3/13/10   Hutchens Receive Conservation Award
Larry and Suzanne Hutchens have received one of nine state level conservation awards for helping improve water quality and protecting Virginia's soil.
3/12/10   Blue Ridge Parkway Suffering From Winter Challenges
The Blue Ridge Parkway is undergoing substantial clean-up efforts in the wake of several severe winter storms that hit the East Coast this year. Heavy snow and ice accumulations, strong winds and soil saturation contributed to an estimated 1,500 to 2,000
3/11/10   Retail Sales For Patrick County over $79 Million
For the time period, Feb. 1, 2009 to Jan. 31, 2010, Taxable Sales Tax Revenue was $79,025,075. This up by approximately $1.3 million for the previous one year period
3/11/10   Woolwine Elementary School Recognized as Distinguished School
Woolwine Elementary in Woolwine, VA was recently recognized as a Distinguished Title I School. This was announced by the Virginia Board of Education.
3/10/10   Fun Easter Classes Slated for Reynolds Homestead
The Reynolds Homestead will be offering two fun workshops in preparation for the upcoming Easter season—“Eggstra Artistic� with Karen Eggleston and “Spring Cookie Workshop� with Lora Mahaffey.
3/10/10   Virginia Legislature May Go Into Overtime
Lawmakers have not given up hope that they can complete their work by Saturday’s scheduled adjournment of the 2010 General Assembly. However, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles J. Colgan, D-Prince William, publicly warned that the legislature may
3/10/10   NC Unemployment Hits Record 11.1% in January 2010
According to Associated Press, the recession has pushed NC unemployment to 11.1% in January, 2010, which is historic high reported by the Employment Security Commission
3/9/10   School Board Representatives Meet With Members of Board of Supervisors
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010 the Laisison Committee, consisting of 2 members of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors and 2 members of the County School Board met at the School Board office.
3/9/10   Surry County Unemployment at 12.3%-December 2009
Surry County, NC unemployment was 12.3% for December 2009. State of North Carolina was 11.2%. National rate was 10%.
3/8/10   US Unemployment Stayed at 9.7% for February 2010
The U.S. unemployment rate stayed at 9.7 percent in February as employers cut a fewer-than-expected 36,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday.
3/7/10   Lady Cougars Win Over Northside 60-53
Lady Cougars basketball team beat Northside at Salem Civic Center 60-53 with Kylene Culler scoring career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds. They now advance to State finals in Richmond
3/7/10   Delene Curry Found Dead Just Off Rt. 103
Ms. Curry's body and her Chevrolet Caprice were found down a steep embankment on Virginia Route 103. Ms. Curry had been missing since Feb. 27. VA State Police is investigating.
3/7/10   Board of Supervisors Meeting March 8-2010
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting was held on Monday, March 8, 2010.
3/7/10   Patrick County Senior's Meeting-At Rotary Field-Stuart-Mar. 11
Time: 10:30am-11:30am. All Patrick County Senior's Invited, age 50-over, to a social gathering at J. D. Hooker Bldg., Stuart, VA with light refreshments, drinks. Nutrition help, Chair aerobics, blood pressure clinic, Chamber Info
3/6/10   Supt. Dr. Roger Morris Declares March 6th as Green And Gold Day
In light of the Patrick County High School Cougars Girls Basketball Team being in the State Tournament Dr. Roger Morrise declares Mar. 6 as "Green and Gold Day".
3/6/10   Customer Service Workshop-Meadows of Dan on March 11
Free Workshop offered to local businesses at the Community Center, Meadows of Dan, VA. Speaker: Bobbie Walker from the Virginia Travel Corporation
3/5/10   Daily Bread Diner Holds Ribbon Cutting and Opening Ceremony
The Daily Bread Diner at Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA held their ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening on Friday, March 5, 2010 in Downtown Stuart, next door to the Historic Star Theatre.
3/4/10   Patrick County Exhibits at Fast Track Trade Show-Martinsville
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce represented our county businesses and attractions at the Annual Martinsville Fast Track Show at 4PM each evening, March 2-3, 2010
3/3/10   Norris Funeral Services Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart, VA
Norris Funeral Services opened a new facility at 129 Howell Lane, Stuart, VA on March 1, 2010. They have taken over what was formerly Community Funeral Services location.
3/3/10   Geneology For Beginnners Workshop-Reynolds Homestead-Critz
CRITZ, VA (March 5, 2010)—Mary Kegley, author and compiler of over 55 books on history and genealogy, will lead a “Genealogy for Beginners� at the Reynolds Homestead on Saturday, March 27
3/3/10   Step is searching for a Head Start Teacher for Patrick County
A full time 10 month position that is responsible for planning and carring out the educational program and the day-to-day operations of the classroom.
3/3/10   Advertisement for Bids: Town of Stuart/Patrick County High School Water Extensions Project
Seperate Sealed Bids for construction of the Patrick County High School Water Extensions Project will be received by the Town of Stuart at 100 Patrick Ave. in Stuart until 11:00am on March 23rd, 2010.
3/3/10   Notice of Public Hearing with The Patrick County Board of Supervisors
will be held to amend the 2009-2010 budget in the amount of $6,419,285.35.
3/3/10   Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville is recruiting grant funded full time and adjunct positions for Nursing Faculty
continuation of each position is contingent upon renewal of grant funding For details and application information, please visit www.ph.vccs.edu. PHCC is an equal opportunity employer
3/3/10   Board of Supervisors Budget Review March 4
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors held a budget review session on Thursday, March 4 on the 2010-2011 Annual Budget
3/2/10   Virginia Tourism Conducts Tourism Industry Study
Virginia Tourism Corporation will be conducting a strategic research study conerning the needs of the Tourism Industry. VTC has hired the Southeastern Institute of Research, Inc. (SIR), a professional marketing research firm, to conduct an online survey
3/1/10   Patrick County Girls Win Region 4, Division 3 Title in Basketball
The Patrick County Girls Basketball team defeated Graham High 52-39 to win the division title. Their record is 16-9overall.
3/1/10   Soil and Water Conservation District Recognizes Staff
The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Patrick County Soil & Water Conservation District recognized Directors and Staff for their years of service at their regular District Board meeting
3/1/10   Governor's Jobs Bill Advancing-State Legislature Report
The Governor's jobs package continues to move along smartly. From a House sub-committee on Friday, emerged SB 184/Colgan (conformed to
2/28/10   Del. Morgan Griffith Will Run Against Rick Boucher-9th District
Del. Morgan Griffith (R) from the Salem and Roanoke area has announced he is running against Rep. Rick Boucher (D), Abingdon, 9th U. S. Congressional District
2/28/10   Writing Class-Spriritual Biographry-The Reynolds Homestead
CRITZ, VA (March 1, 2010)—The Reynolds Homestead will host “The Story of Your Life: A Spiritual Biography� writing class
2/27/10   New Construction Cost Reaches $28.1 Million In Patrick County-2009
The 2009 new construction costs reached $28.1 million in Patrick County, VA showing a 23% increase over 2008. Commercial construction outpaced new home construction.
2/27/10   Patrick Lady Cougars Win Regional Championship Game 52-39
Congratulations to the PCHS Lady Cougars who will be defending their Group AA, Region IV, Division 3 Title in the Regional Championship Game on Friday night in the Cougar Den. They won 52-39!
2/27/10   Daily Bread Diner Opens Restuarant in Downtown Stuart
Elaine and Andy Shouse have opened the Daily Bread Diner in downtown Stuart on Patrick Avenue. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, March 5, at 10:30am. Public is invited
2/27/10   Lady Cougars Play in State Tournament Mar. 5
The Patrick County Lady Cougar Basketball team will play in the State Quarterfinals on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM against the Northside High School Lady Vikings.
2/26/10   An Announcement of a New Dirctor for the Blue Ridge Nursing Center
Gerald Williams has been named Vice-President of Development and will oversee a new division of the company. Richard Shelley has been appointed the new Administrator.
2/26/10   Sen. Warner Works with Republican on Financial Regulatory Reform
Senator Warner has been working hard on the Senate Banking Committee on legislation to fix the regulatory system that failed to prevent the 2008 near-meltdown on Wall Street that triggered the continued economic crisis.
2/26/10   McDonnell Directs Efforts to Patch Virginia Pot Holes
Governor Bob McDonnell today directed the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to focus efforts during March on patching the thousands of potholes
2/26/10   Dry Pond Cafe is under New Management
Grand Opening Specials the week of March 1-6. Come in and register to wind a $25.00 Gift Certificate. The New Owner, Shvonda Cockram and Manager Tina Shinault invite you to join them for the opening.
2/25/10   Patrick Chamber Banquet set for March 25-Suart, Va
Chamber Banquet has been rescheduled for March 25, 6:30pm at JD Hooker building, Rotary Field, Woodland Dr., Stuart, VA
2/24/10   HWY 61 Bluegrass Band Plays for Music Assoc.-Stuart, VA
The PCMA is featuring HWY 61 Bluegrass Band on Saturday, February 27th at the Rotary Field in Stuart, Virginia. The doors open at 3:00PM and admission is free of charge.
2/23/10   Chamber After Hours-Patrick County Ever Popular
Chamber After Hours Announced for the next 4 months. See list below
2/23/10   National Park Service will Purchase 50,000 acres Adjoining Parkway
National Park service will purchase 50,000 acres adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway. $75 million will be allocated over five years to allow the National Park Service to acquire and preserve high priority land.
2/22/10   Gov. McDonnell Signs Bill Reducing Electricity 12%
Governor Bob McDonnell was joined by delegates and senators from throughout Southside, western and southwestern Virginia this morning as he signed his first bills since taking office.
2/22/10   Dale Firebaugh to Run For Congress-Stuart
Dale Firebaugh, owner of Honduras Coffee, Main Street, Stuart, VA will run for 9th District Congressional Seat as an Independent agains veteran Congressman, Rick Boucher
2/22/10   Norris Funeral Home Comes To Stuart, VA
Norris Funeral Home is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting on March 1, 11:00am at the former Community Funeral Home location
2/22/10   Rod Barfield Article: THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW
"I had the pleasure last fall of a visit form my grandson, Nathan, who is ten. It is normal on his visits that we begin strategizing and laying out our itinerary a couple of weeks before he arrives. " By Rod Barfield
2/21/10   Town of Stuart Constructs Crooked Road Kiosk-Stuart, VA
The Town of Stuart has constructed a new Crooked Road Kiosk and sign on Blue Ridge Street, next door the the Post Office and the County Courthouse.
2/18/10   Step, Inc. Advertises Jobs in Early Head Start
The Enterprise, dated Feb. 17, 2010 advertised 5 full time jobs associated with the Step Early Head Start program. Also 1 part time positions.
2/17/10   Results Now Accepting Applications-Stuart, VA
If you are interested in working in a fast paced, growing Call Center, then this is the place for YOU!!!! We offer competitive wages and opportunity for advancement.
2/16/10   Rod Barfield Talks in Favor Of Rail Trails
Rod Barfield speaks in favor of Rail Trails: "Bike trails have been known to revive shrinking rural economies by luring tourists and potential homebuyers. A Stuart-to-Martinsville rail trail would be a huge but inexpensive investment in the future of Pat
2/16/10   Layoffs Announced at RotoMetrics in Meadows of Dan, VA
Employees at the RotoMetrics plant at Meadows of Dan were notified of layoffs on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Reportedly, 88 people were laid off.
2/16/10   Patrick County Soil and Water Receives Award-Best Management
The Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District presented Larry and Suzanne Hutchens with the Virginia Clean Water Farm Award at their February Board meeting.
2/16/10   Ararat Community Forms Tourism Committee
The Ararat Community has formed a Tourism Committe dedicated to celebrating agricultural Heritage and Music annually in May.
2/16/10   Stuart Town Council Approves Partnership on Mayo River Trail with County
At the regular meeting tonight at the Stuart Town Office, the Town Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Mayo River Trail which begins in the town limits.
2/16/10   See Lady Cougars on www.betterthanradio.us
The PCHS JV Lady Cougars played in the JV Championship game on Wednesday night. Your website browsers can listen to our exclusive post game interview with first year head coach Jessica Slate on www.BetterThanRadio.us/ALitlleGoodNews/htm
2/16/10   RotoMetrics of Meadows of Dan Cosolidating-Eliminating 90 jobs
Feb. 12-RotoMetrics, Inc. announced today the decision to consolidate its North American Solid Die manufacturing process. This consolidation will affect approximately 90 employees at the RotoMetrics, Meadows of Dan, VA
2/15/10   $21.5 Million Stimulus Funds-Patrick Co. Schools Will receive a portion
According to Feb. 9 Martinsville Bulletin, Page 1, Sen. Mark Warner and Sen Jim Webb announce grants to add more than 575 miles of high speed Internet infrastructure to the region. Patrick Co. Schools will benefit.
2/14/10   Prospective Interpreters Tea-At The Reynolds Homestead-Feb. 24
CRITZ, VA (February 17, 2010)— The Volunteer Interpreter program at The Reynolds Homestead is beginning its second year.
2/13/10   Blue Ridge Parkway Closed at Meadows of Dan, VA
Due to multiple snows and generally bad weather the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is snow covered and impassable at Meadows of Dan, VA at the U. S. Route 58 exit
2/13/10   Wood Brothers Wave Green Flag at Daytona-2010
Glen and Leonard Wood wave the green flag to start the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14, 2010.
2/12/10   Fish Virginia Organization Meets at Fairystone Park-Stuart
The Fish Virginia First organization held their monthly board meeting at Fairystone Park, near Stuart, VA on Feb. 12.
2/11/10   Snow Piled Up at Wal-Mart Parking Lot-Stuart, VA
Here is an example of piles of snow in Patrick County, VA. Photo taken on morning of February 11, 2010 by Tom Bishop
2/10/10   WIN ! Roses from Fun Facts Radio !!!
Email FunFacts@BetterThanRadio.us your name, address and telephone number along with your 'love story'. The Fun Facts Radio Crew will read your stories and award roses to the winner of our contest.
2/10/10   Winter Wonderland Getaway Special offered by Chateau Morrisette.
A $65.00 Gift Card toward dinner for two or shopping at'The Chateau' also an $85.00 lodging coupon toward your Firday evening lodging for two at participating facilities and Winery tour and wine tasting for two for ONLY $155.00.
2/9/10   Patrick County Senior's Meeting cancelled for Feb. 11
Meeting for Patrick County Seniors. Food, fellowship at Rotary Field on Feb. 11 has been cancelled, due to expected weather problems.
2/9/10   Patrick Co. Schools Seeking Bids for Waterline-Stuart,VA
The Patrick County Schools is seeking bids on installation of a waterline around and connected to the High School, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart, VA. Bids opened on Mar. 9-2010. Pre-bid conference 2:30pm Feb. 23.
2/9/10   Clyde Turner-Local Auto Parts Dealer Feeding Chickens
Local Used Car Dealer and Auto Parts is show here feeding his chickens tootsie rolls on Feb. 12, 2010.
2/8/10   Board of Supervisors Meeting-February 8, 2010
The following is a news report on the Monday night meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors.
2/8/10   Rod Barfield Touts Benefit of Rail Trails
Rod Barfield, retired businessman, tells of the benefits of Rail Trails. This story is about THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE. Rod is a director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
2/8/10   Black History Month-Gospel Choirs at The Homestead
CRITZ, VA-Feb. 12, 2010— Gospel choirs from churches throughout the area will gather at the Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3:00p.m.
2/7/10   Patrick County, VA experiences Another Winter Storm
On Feb. 5, 2010, Patrick County experienced another winter storm. Heavy wet snow, rain, sleet. It was messy. Trees falling. Tree limbs all over the road. Much of Patrick County Lost power on evening of Feb. 5
2/7/10   7500 Customers in Patrick County lost electric power-Feb. 5-2010
As reported by the Martinsville Bulletin 16,735 Henry County and 7500 Patrick County residents lost power on Feb. 5th. On Saturday morning, the whole Town of Stuart was without power. The Wal-Mart in Stuart was trying to get emergency power going about
2/7/10   Appalachian Power Reports 40,000 Customers Without Power
According the Appalachian Power web site, the freezing rain, sleet and high wind caused power outages impacting 40,000 customers at its peak on Feb. 5 in Henry and Patrick Counties.
2/7/10   The Reynolds Homestead Closed Feb. 8-2010
The Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center will be closed on Monday, February 8. No activities will take place that day.
2/7/10   UPDATE From Appalachian Power-Power Outages-Feb. 8
Virginia Feb 5 Winter Storm Update: 10:00 AM, 2/8/2010 On Friday, February 5, a major winter storm hit much of the Appalachian Power Virginia service area with a combination of snow, freezing rain, sleet, rain and, in some cases, high wind.
2/6/10   WDBJ Channel 7 Says 200,000 Virginians Without Power Saturday Morning
Channel 7, WDBJ TV in Roanoke reported 200,000 Virginia Customers were without electricity on Saturday morning. Transmission lines from Fieldale to Stuart, and Woolwine to Stuart were down.
2/6/10   Rapid Response Session Cancelled due to the Impending Weather
The Rapid Response session scheduled for Feb. 10 for Aerial Machine laid off workers has been cancelled.
2/5/10   National Historic Trust Honors VA Crooked Road Music Trail
The Naitional Trust for Historic Preservation has named Virginia's Crooked Road heritage music trail among a dozen of distinctive destinations in the U. S.
2/5/10   PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CLOSED FEB. 5-2010
DUE TO THE WINTER SNOW STORM, THE PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY TODAY
2/5/10   PATRICK COUNTY GOVT. AND SCHOOLS CLOSED-FEB. 5-2010
PATRICK COUNTY GOVT. AT VETERAN'S MEMORIAL BLDG. IN STUART, VA WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY. FEB. 5, 2010. ALSO, PATRICK COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. DUE TO SNOW STORM
2/5/10   WINTER STORM WARNING-PATRICK AND HENRY COUNTIES
ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER REPORT, MARTINSVILLE, HENRY COUNTY AND PATRICK COUNTY ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING. UNDERWAY AT DAYBREAK ON FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 5
2/5/10   Patrick Springs Fire Dept. Receives $77,663 Federal Grant
Feb. 4-Patrick Springs Volunteer Fire Department Receives Federal Boost . Congressman Rick Boucher secures Federal funds for new equipment.
2/5/10   Appalachian Power Experiences Major Outage in WV in December
In December, a power outage effected 223,000 customers during the period of Dec. 19-31, 2009. It was the largest in their 84 years of business. Some customers lost service for 8 days.
2/4/10   Appalachian Power to Halt 12.5% Rate Increase
This was reported by the Martinsville Bulletin on February 4, 2010, page 1. Appalachian Power Co. has proposed a halt to its 12.5 percent interim rate increase, a spokesman for the company said.
2/3/10   Community Funeral Home Announces Plans To Close Stuart Location
Community Funeral Home of Stuart, VA has made the decision to close the funeral home in Stuart, VA, located on JEB Stuart Highway.
2/2/10   Families Enjoy the Snow of Jan. 29-2010
The snow of January 2010, producing about 8 inches, was very enjoyable for families who were at home on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend.
2/2/10   Gov. Proposes Increasing speed limit to 70MPH in Rural Areas
RICHMOND- Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal to increase the speed limit in Virginia to 70mph in rural and less populated areas was approved today by both chambers of the General Assembly
2/1/10   Mayo River Trail Planned for Town of Stuart, VA
The construction of the first phase of the Mayo River Trail in Stuart, VA will begin in Downtown Stuart and roughly following Commerce Street. It will include 2 parks. Before construction begins, VDOT will review and approve the county design plans.
2/1/10   Rick Boucher a Proponent of Using Abandoned Rail Lines for Trails
Congressman Rick Boucher says the Patrick County Mayo River Trail has the potential of generating revenue above and beyond property taxes. He is helping with the funding support
1/31/10   Patrick Unemployment reaches 11.4% in December 2009
Patrick County, VA unemployment reached 11.4% in December, 2009, compared to 10.6% in November.
1/31/10   Virginia Travel To Get Additional $3.6 million for Budget
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced an additional $3.6 million over the next 2 years for the Virginia Travel Organization for economic development and jobs package.
1/30/10   Another Big Snow Hits Patrick County-Virginia
On Friday night, and Saturday morning, Jan. 29 & 30, we got hit with another snow storm. At 10:00am, about 6-8 inches. Everything has come to a standstill. No traffic on the highways.
1/29/10   Governor Declares State of Emergency-Southwest Virginia
Potential Winter Storm. Governor Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency today, authorizing state agencies to assist local governments responding to the potential winter storm that is expected to affect parts of the Commonwealth Friday and Saturday.
1/29/10   Flooding in Patrick County Closes Some Roads-Jan. 2010
Recent flooding in Patrick County, VA, caused numerous roads to be closed. Here is a photo of the big hole in Commerce St., Stuart.
1/27/10   Patrick County Chamber Office will be Information Location for US Census
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will be a "Be Counted" site where U. S. Census information can be disseminated. Questionaires can be picked up at a Point of Sale display
1/27/10   Chamber Banquet Cancelled!!!
Due to the winter storm predicted for Friday in Patrick County we are cancelling the Annual Chamber Banquet that was planned for January 29th
1/27/10   Food Lion Will Close Feb. 3-Stuart, VA-Super Discounts Available!
The Food Lion in Stuart, VA will close it's doors on Feb. 3 costing Patrick County about 50 jobs, consisting of part-time, and full time employees. The company says, Stuart is one of 15 underperforming stores
1/27/10   Dr. Roger Morris Recognized by Longwood University
Dr. Roger Morris, Division School Supt. for Patrick County, VA will be recognized by Longwood University to receive the "Professionals Who Made a Difference" award on Mar. 4.
1/27/10   Gov McDonnell Unvveils Jobs Agenda
Jan. 26-Gov McDonnell Unvveils . He was joined by legislators from both sides of the aisle.
1/26/10   Tourism Jobs Available-Virginia Welcome Center-Lambsburg
The Mt. Airy News Employment ads for January 24, 2010 show two job openings athe I-77 Welcome Center in Lambsburg. Tourism Counselor and Tourism Relations Manager. To learn more about this go to:
1/26/10   Town of Stuart May Partner with County for Mayo River Trail
A partnership between the Town of Stuart and Patrick County is being considered in the developoment and maintenance of the Mayo River Trail. A recent meeting was conducted on Jan. 20
1/26/10   Funding Available to Help Farmers To Extend Growing Season
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a new pilot project under the 'Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food' initiative for farmers to establish high tunnels - also known as hoop houses
1/25/10   Patrick County School Construction
The picture is of the new construction at the Patrick Springs Elementary in Patrick County, VA. Photos compliments of the School Board Office
1/25/10   Aerial Machine Lays Off 50 employees-Vesta
Aerial Machine and Tool of Vesta, VA has announced the layoff of 50 employees due to the completion of a Defense contract. This impacts the Ararat, Stuart and Vesta plants.
1/24/10   New Batting Center Opened on Rt. 8 South-Stuart-Jan. 23rd
Home PL8 Batting Center on Route 8 opened its doors on Saturday, January 23 It is located on Route 8 South of Stuart, next door to Salon 8
1/22/10   Virginia Jobless Rate Rises for December 2009
U. S. Labor Department reported on Friday that Virginia jobless rate was 6.9%in December 2009, up from 6.6% in November 2009.
1/22/10   Appalachian Power Offers Payment Option-Roanoke, VA
On Friday, Jan. 22, Appalachian Power Co. announced adding a payment option for monthly electric bills. Source: Martinsville Bulletin, Jan. 24, 2010
1/21/10   Rick Boucher Says Democrats Must Cooperate on Health Care
As reported in the Martinsville Bulletin on January 21, 2010, Rick Boucher is encouraging the Democrats in U. S. Congress to cooperate with Republicans to pass Health Care legislation.
1/21/10   Ice Storm On Lover's Leap Mountain-Near Stuart, VA
The mountain top area of Patrick County, VA was hit by another ice storm January 21-22, 2010, at 3000 ft. elevation. This photo was taken on U. S. Route 58 at the Lover's Leap Overlook by Tom Bishop, Jan. 22nd.
1/21/10   Lover's Leap Photo On a Winter Day in January, 2010
This photo was taken by Tom Bishop about 1:30pm, January 22, 2010. The scene changes here as the weather changes. When passing by this same location at 3:30pm it was fogged over and not a picture taking time.
1/20/10   Virginia Rest Stops to Reopen by Feb. 17th
First 4 Rest Stops to Reopen by February 17th; 8 more by March 17th; Rest by April 15th. Commonwealth Transportation Board Votes Unanimously to Reopen all 19 Facilities
1/20/10   Fairystone State Park Says Economic Impact is $3.4 million
Fairystone Park near Stuart, VA has reported on the economic impact to this locality is $3,381,534. Attendance in 2009 was down by 6 percent.
1/20/10   Sen. Webb Says Massachusetts Election A Referendum on Health Care
Webb said, however, that “in many ways, the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process.� As reported by the Martinsville Bulletin, January 21, 2010.
1/20/10   Proposal to Increase Virginia Income Tax by $2 billion rejected
Richmond-According to the Assoicated Press the Virginia House of Delegates voted to reject an increase in State Income Tax was voted down, 97-0. One delegate who sponsored the bill abstained. No one voted for the bill
1/20/10   Gov. McDonnell Will Give Republican Response to State of Union
Newly elected Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will give the Republican response to President Obama's State of The Union Address on Wednesday of next week.
1/19/10   Federal Funding Available for Farmers and Forest Land Owners
Nearly $10 million is now available for Virginia farmers and forest land owners who would like to address soil and water conservation concerns on their land. The funds are provided through the federal Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
1/19/10   Grace Baptist Church Voted To Begin Construction On Rt. 58
The Grace Baptist Church of Patrick County recently voted to begin construction of their new church at the intersection of Rt. 58 and Woolwine Highway, just outside the Town of Stuart, VA
1/19/10   NC Jobless Rate Goes to 11.2% for December 2009
North Carolina's jobless rate hit a high of 11.2% in December, according to the Employment Security Commission. The national jobless rate was 10%.
1/18/10   Patrick County Music Association-Stuart - Jamboree- Jan. 23
January 23-The monthly jamboree at Rotary Field on Woodland Drive. Stuart, VA. Featuring: Lost and Found. Gates open at 4:00pm. FREE
1/18/10   Popular Science Publishes Article about Claudville, VA-White Space
The following is an article exerpted from Popular Science's web page telling about Claudville, VA using the vacated air waves, "White Space".
1/18/10   Hunter's Chapel Joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Hunter's Chapel Assembly Church on Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber invites all churches in the community to join the Chamber.
1/17/10   Step, Inc. Advertises for Office Manager-Stuart, vA
Step, Inc., a multifaceted community action agency is seeking a full time Office Manager for the Stuart, VA site. Previous experience required. High School diploma. Associates Degree preferred.
1/17/10   Job Available- Medical Social Worker-Mt. Valley Hospice
Mountain Valley Hospice--Medical Social Worker Full Time & On-Call Rotation
1/17/10   Middle Cross Baptist Church Joins Patrick Chamber
Middle Cross Baptist Church of Stuart, VA has recently joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This gives them the priveledge of being listed on the Chamber Directory.
1/16/10   Bob McDonnell Becomes 71st Governor of Virginia
Richmond-Bob McDonnell took the oath of office, becoming the 71st governor on Saturday. His daughter sang the National Anthem. He signs two orders immediately.
1/15/10   Rick Boucher Announces Funding for Bristol Cultural Heritage Center
$2.5 Million in Federal Funds Advances Birthplace of Country Music Cultural Heritage Center (January 15, 2010) Announcement of Federal Funding for the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance Cultural Heritage Center
1/14/10   Outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine Addresses the State Legislature
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine will deliveed his final State of the Commonwealth Address to the Joint Assembly in Richmond last night.
1/14/10   Gov. Kaine Announces $10 Million Grant for Biomass Energy
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES THE AWARD OF $10 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR THE BIOMASS ENERGY GRANT PROGRAM. Virginia Biomass Energy Projects Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
1/13/10   Special Message to CenturyLink customers-January 13
It has come to our attention that an email appearing to be from CenturyLink is currently circulating that has been identified by our company as fraudulent.
1/13/10   Chamber Offices Hours Changed-Effective January 19-2010
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office hours are now to open at 9:30am and close at 4:00pm, Monday-Friday and Closed all day Saturday and Sunday
1/12/10   Patrick Springs Elementary -Recognized for High Performance!
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that 153 Virginia public schools have earned the 2010 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence. Patrick Springs was included!
1/11/10   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting January 11
The following is a report submitted by Tom Bishop of the Patrick County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Monday, January 11, 2010
1/11/10   Patrick High and Stuart Elementary Earn Excellence Awards
According to the Martinsville Bulletin, Patrick County High and Stuart Elementary have earned the Competence to Excellence Award.
1/10/10   Sen. Mark Warner-D (VA) Makes Stop in Martinsville, VA
U. S. Senator Mark Warner makes stop in Martinsville and Danville on Monday, January 11, 2010. He is pictured here with Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/10/10   $10 Million Grant Being Announced by Gov. Tim Kaine
Gov. Tim Kaine will be in Martinsville on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 to announce grant awards from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, disbursing $10 million
1/9/10   Gov. Kaine Recommends $3.1 million Funding SW Virginia Development
According to the Associated Press and ABC news, Gov. Tim Kain is recommending funding for 16 projects in Southwest Virginia, that includes Patrick and Henry Counties
1/8/10   Winter Scene Mabry Mill, Virginia
Photo was taken by Tom Bishop on January 7, 2010. Temperature was about 18 degrees. The Blue Ridge Parkway was completely snow covered and trecherous. Not recommend for auto travel.
1/7/10   Blue Ridge Parkway Closed-Roads Snow Covered
The Blue Ridge Parkway in the Patrick, Carroll and Floyd County areas is closed and snow covered. Travel on this road is not recommended even for short distances.
1/7/10   Spencer-Penn Center gets $42,000 Grant-Appalachian Regional Commission
Establishing and Sustaining a Community Kitchen. Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization, Inc., Award: $42,200. This project will establish and staff a certified community kitchen in the Martinsville / Henry County area.
1/7/10   Patrick Henry Workforce Development Classes Available
Patrick Henry Community College’s Department of Workforce Development and Continuing Education invites you to check out the exciting variety of classes offered this Spring.
1/6/10   Patrick County Chamber Banquet to be held on January 22, 2010
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on January 22, 2010, at 6:30pm, at the J. D. Hooker Building on Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA.
1/6/10   Dr. Hamdy is New Member of Pioneer Community Hospital-Stuart
Beginning January 20, 2010, Dr. Kareem A. Hamdy will be providing general surgeries and office hours every Wednesday at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart, VA
1/6/10   Search Expanded for Missing Stuart Woman-Letisha Faust
Authorities searched a lake and a wooded area in Franklin County looking for a missing woman. It's been almost a month since Latisha Faust from Patrick County disappeared after leaving a pharmacy.
1/6/10   Realtors: FHA Supports First-Time Buyers
Nearly 40% of homebuy¬ers are using Federal Housing Administration financing, according to a November survey of real estate agents. The monthly survey by the National Association of Realtors also found that first-time homebuyers are responsible for 50% o
1/5/10   REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD HOSTS NATIONAL EXHIBITION
CRITZ, VA (January 6, 2010)— VSA arts and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., present "Green Light," an art exhibition by 15 emerging artists with disabilities that is currently on display at the Reynolds Homestead until February 19.
1/4/10   2010 Blue Ridge Parkway Directory Now Available
The 2010 Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner is now available at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, 20475 JEB Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, Stuart, VA
1/4/10   PH College Offers Try It Out Craft Classes-January
Patrick Henry Community College is offering half-day, "try it out" classes in January that introduce you to popular crafts.
1/4/10   Diabetes Self Management Classes-Pioneer Hospital in Stuart
Classes offered in basic diabetes, insulin and other medications. Reservations required. At Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County. Date: Jan. 13, 9:30am-11:00am
1/3/10   Modular Wood of Claudville Seeking Plant Manager
According to a Classified Ad in the Martinsville Bulletin, January 3, 2009, Modular Wood of 1805 Red Bank School Road, Claudville, VA is seeking an experienced person to serve as Plant Manager of their Manufacturing facility
1/3/10   Patrick County School Board Meeting Planned for Jan 14
Below is the Agenda for the Regular School Board Meeting at Patrick County High School Auditorium, January 14, 2010
1/3/10   Del. Armstrong Holds Town Hall Meeting-Jan. 7-Stuart
Del. Ward Armstrong will hold a town hall meeting in Stuart. Public is invited. Jan. 7 at 5:00pm
1/3/10   Head Start Manager Needed-Step, Inc.-Franklin and Patrick Counties
STEP, Inc. seeks a skilled and experienced professional to assume the position of Early Head Start Manager for Franklin and Patrick Counties. Salary range $31,000.00 - $33,000.00.
1/1/10   Step, Inc. Request Proposals for Telephone Equipment-Stuart
Step, Inc. of Rocky Mt., VA has placed a legal Notice in The Enterprise seeking request for proposals for telephone equipment, including multiple extensions with the ability to communicate with the Central Office in Rocky Mt. For new Stuart Facility, 455
1/1/10   Requests For Proposal-Dan River Park-Ararat
Dec. 23 - County of Patrick seeks request for proposals for the Dan River Park multi-use Trail spanning .7 miles from the Blue Ridge Elementary School to Dan River Park and State Route 671, Raven Rock Road.
12/31/09   Patrick Jobless Rate Goes to 10.6% In November 2009
Patrick County, Virginia unemployment rate went from 10.0% in October 2009, to 10.6% in November, 2009. That was 901 jobless in October and 954 jobless in November
12/31/09   Rick Boucher Urges FCC To Adopt National Broadband Plan
Dec. 17- Congressman Rick Boucher, Abingdon, VA (D) has written the FCC a letter urging them to ensure all Americans have access to high-quality broadband services.
12/30/09   Sean Connaughton Named Secretary of Transportation
Dec. 30-Gov. Elect Bob McDonnell has named Sean Connaughton as his secretary of transportation. He was former chairman of the Prince William Board of Supervisors.
12/29/09   Patrick Chamber Office to Close Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Dec. 28- The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed December 31, New Year's Eve and January 1, New Year's Day.
12/29/09   North Carolina Smoking Ban Effective January 2
The new law in the State of North Carolina goes into effect on January 2, 2010. Restuarants and bars will become smoke free indoors. This applies to businesses that serves food.
12/28/09   Tom Bishop Receives Community Service Award-Stuart Rotary
Dec. 14-Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, received a Community Service Award from the Stuart Rotary Club.
12/27/09   Ms. Shirley Keene Named Volunteer of the Year
Ms. Shirley Keene was named "Volunteer of the Year", 2009 by The Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA.
12/27/09   Racin' Today Web site Does story on Wood Family Racing
Dec. 27-www.racintoday.com has done a series of articles on the famous Wood Brothers Racing team from Stuart, VA
12/26/09   Mt. Airy, NC reported 520 Wrecks in Dec. 18 Snow Storm
The snow storm that hit Patrick County, VA and Surry County, NC is reported to be the worst in 10 years. Snowfall ranged from 8 in-12 in. depending on which community you live in.
12/25/09   Sen. Mark Warner Reports on Health Care Passage-U. S. Senate
Dec. 24-The message has been received from Senator Mark Warner from VA to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
12/24/09   Aerial View Of Primland Resort-Meadows of Dan, VA
This is an aerial view of Primland's new Lodge. Photo credits to Danny Turner, Town Council, Martinsville, VA
12/23/09   Mid-Atlantic Broadband Receives Grant $1.5 million for Last-Mile
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative, (MBC) has announced that $1,514,143 has been awarded MBC members as part of the last-mile matching grant program funded by Tobacco Commission
12/22/09   Terry Dalton Named to Stuart Town Council
Terry Dalton, owner of the Verizon store in Downtown Stuart, VA was named to the Town of Stuart Council filling a vacancy
12/20/09   Ornaments On Sale Now-Reynolds Homestead
The 2009 Chamber Christmas ornament is now on sale at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office, 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, near Stuart Tire. Price is $10
12/20/09   Patrick Chamber Office Closed Dec. 24 and 25-2009
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in observance of the Christmas Holidays. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!! Reopening Monday, Dec. 28th.
12/19/09   Winter Storm Warning Still In Effect-Patrick County, VA
Winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 pm est this evening, A winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 pm est this evening. Snow will continue this morning, tapering off during the afternoon. Travel will remain hazardous and is not rec
12/19/09   Snow Storm Wallops Patrick County, VA
A severe winter storm hit Patrick County, VA, the afternoon and evening of Dec. 19, 2009. It will take several days to dig ourselves out of this one. Many main roads are snow plowed, but local roads are bad
12/19/09   Mitchell's Mill Snow Covered - Dec. 18-2009
This photo is of Mitchell's Mill on the morning of Dec. 18, 2009, after approximately 9 inches of snow fell the previous evening and night. It provides a very historic picture in Patrick County, VA
12/19/09   Southwest Virginia Roads Covered Due to Snow Storm
Dec. 19-Virginia Department of Transportation is having trouble getting all roads in Virginia plowed and treated. WSLS Channel 10 news.
12/19/09   Virginia Roads clogged-Portions of Interstate Highways closed
Dec. 19-8:00pm Portions of I-81 and I-77 in Virginia were closed due to accidents and snow storm. One driver killed in Carroll County, VA a car overturned and slid down an embankment.
12/19/09   Girl Scout Troop Beautifies Visitor Information Center
The Girl Scout Troop 784 re-worked the flowers and shrubs at the Stuart Visitor Information Center on Blue Ridge Street in Stuart
12/18/09   Chamber of Commerce Office Closing-2:00pm-Dec. 18
Due to bad snowy weather the Chamber of Commerce office in Stuart, VA is closing!!!!! Date: Dec. 18, 2009
12/18/09   Patrick County Hit With Major Winter Storm
Patrick County, VA has been hit with a major winter storm. Depth of snow could reach 1 foot or more over night. It has snowed from about 1:00pm until now, 8:15 pm. Dec. 18, 2009.
12/18/09   Early Head Start Mgr Job Available at Step, Inc.-Patrick & Franklin
Step, Inc. is seeking an Early Head Start Manager for Patrick County and Franklin County, VA. Early Head Start provides programming for low-income infants, toddlers and pregnant women.
12/18/09   Carpenters-Electricians-Plumbers Jobs available
Step, Inc. has the following jobs available: Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers and Laborers for indoor plumbing Rehabilitation Program through Plumbing Rehab/Loan Program funds
12/18/09   Virginia Declared A State of Emergency
Dec. 18 - Gov. Tim Kaine declares a state of emergency for Virginia. More information about winter weather preparedness is available at www.vaemergency.com . Detailed information about how Virginians can stay safe during an emergency is available at www.
12/18/09   H1N1 Vaccine Available-Virginia Department of Health Announcement
Dec. 21-H1N1 vaccine is available at a variety of locations in Virginia including physician offices, pharmacies, and local health departments. A useful tool to find vaccine locations is the flu vaccine locator tool on VDH’s website (www.vdh.virginia.gov
12/16/09   Richard Rogers Interviews Gov. Elect Bob McDonnell-Dec. 16
Richard Rogers, morning talk show host of WHEO 1270AM in Stuart, VA interviewed Governor Elect Bob McDonnell on Dec. 16, 2009 at the Pre-Legislative Luncheon in Martinsville, VA
12/16/09   Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Speaks At Pre-Legislative Lunch-Martinsville
Current Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and re-elected for another term, was one of the speakers at the Pre-Legislative lunch at Martinsville, VA on Dec. 16, 2009
12/16/09   Weekend Activities-Patrick County Virginia
This is a list of key events taking place in Patrick County and surrounding area for the weekend of Dec. 17-20, 2009
12/16/09   Census Jobs Available in Patrick County, Virginia ! ! !
Want a job at $12 per hour and travel expenses? Then call 1-866-861-2010. Testing for jobs is taking place now. This is a real possibility for you.
12/15/09   Mary Jordon Receives Community Service Award-Henry County
Spencer-Penn Centre Executive Director Mary Jordan had just presented an update about the center to the Henry County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night when she got a surprise: The board presented her with the 2009 Jack Dalton Community Service Award.
12/14/09   Morgan Shepherd Ministries Donates $20,000 to PARC Workshop
Morgan Shepherd, representing Victory in Jesus Racing Ministries, NASCAR car number 89, presented a $20,000 check to Henry Ayers, Director of PARC Workshop in Stuart, VA on Dec. 14, 2009
12/14/09   Barry McGee Appears in Stuart, VA
Comedian, Barry McGee entertained at the PARC Workshop Christmas breakfast in Stuart, VA on Dec. 14, 2009. He is the ICM Entertainer of the Year.
12/14/09   Mayberry Deputy, David Browning Comes to Stuart, VA
David Browning of Bristol, TN, came to Stuart, VA, on Dec. 14, 2009 for the PARC Workshop, Annual Christmas Breakfast
12/14/09   Roger Hayden Sworn In As Member of Patrick Board of Supervisors
Roger Hayden of the Dan River District, Claudville, VA was sworn in as a new member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors in the Historic Patrick County Courthouse, December 15, 2009
12/14/09   Photo of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in Patrick Courthouse
This photo of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart is on display in the Patrick County Virginia historic Courthouse.
12/14/09   Step, Inc. Awarded $1.2 Million Grant-Head Start
Step, Inc. has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to provide Early Head Start for Franklin and Patrick Counties. This grant will allow them to serve 80 infants, toddlers, and their families.
12/14/09   Blue Ridge Marathon Planned for Apr. 24-2010-75 Yr Celebration
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the inaugural Blue Ridge Marathon will be run on April 24, 2009. $5000 watch to be awarded to winners (male and female).
12/14/09   Gov. Elect Bob McDonnell Will Visit Martinsville, VA - Dec. 16-2009
As reported by AP Wire service an the Martinsville Bulletin, Gov. Elect Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling will speak at the Pre-Legislative Conference in Martinsville, VA on Dec. 16-2009
12/14/09   Patrick County Health Department Closed Dec. 18th
Patrick County Health Department Closed Dec. 18th for personnel training
12/14/09   Patrick County Health Department will be Closed December 24-25
Patrick County Health Department will be Closed December 24-25 for the Christmas Holiday
12/13/09   Goodwill Opens New Drop-Off at Stuart, VA
Goodwill Industries has opened a drop site at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA, next door to the U-Haul Center, the Stuart Tire Center and the Chamber of Commerce office.
12/12/09   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at Laymans Tire Service-Patrick Springs
A Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening was celebrated on Dec. 12, 2009 at Laymans Tire Service on U. S. Route 58, Jeb Stuart Highway, East of Patrick Springs, VA
12/11/09   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony a Endeavor Consulting-Patrick Springs
A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held on Dec. 11 for Endeavor Consulting of 22059 Jeb Stuart Highway, Patrick Springs.
12/11/09   Ribbon Cutting at Town and Country Market-Patrick Springs
A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony was held on Dec. 11, 2009, at Town and Country Food Market at 22059 Jeb Stuart Highway, in Patrick Springs, VA, celebrating the new ownership of the store by Brian and Misty Ratliff.
12/11/09   Christmas Play at Star Theatre-Sat and Sunday
Presented by youth at Stuart Presbyterian Church. Free admission. Love offering for missions. Downtown Star Theatre. 7:30pm Saturday, Dec. 12, and 3:00pm Sunday , Dec. 13
12/11/09   Stuart Christmas Parade Has Excellent Attendance
Estimated 2000-3000 people lined Main Street in Stuart, VA for the Annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 12, 2009. Pictured here is Santa in front of the Post Office, pulled by antique Jeep driven by Mr. Buddy Williams
12/8/09   Fun Facts Radio Webcast of Stuart Christmas Parade-Dec 12
The annual Stuart Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 2pm. Fun Facts Radio and More... will be webcasting the parade.
12/8/09   A CHRISTMAS CAROL to be presented-The Reynolds Homestead
CRITZ, VA (December 7, 2009)— The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to welcome Richmond’s Theatre IV to the Continuing Education Center for performances of “A Christmas Carol� during its Victorian Christmas celebration.
12/8/09   Laymans Tire Service Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Laymans Tire Service on JEB Stuart Highway, East of Patrick Springs has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
12/7/09   2010 Officers Named for Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
The new officers for the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for 2010 are: Lisa Martin, President, Patricia Crissman, Vice President and Janie Lankford, Treasurer
12/7/09   Patrick County Courthouse Decorated for Christmas
The Master Gardeners have put up a Christmas tree and other decorations for the holiday at the Patrick County Courthouse on Main Street, Stuart. We appreciate their volunteer efforts
12/7/09   Weekend Activities-Patrick County, VA
Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday- Dec. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2009 there will be many special events taking place in Patrick County, VA and the surrounding area celebrating the Christmas holiday.
12/7/09   Sen. Warner Speaks of Health Care Amendments-US Senate
On December 8, Senator Warner and 10 other Freshman Senators introduced the "Value and Innovation" amendment package, aimed at encouraging innovation and affordability for consumers across the U.S. health care system.
12/7/09   Lemont Bryant Receives Iron Man Award-Stuart
Stuart Fire Captain Lemont Bryant receives coveted 'Iron Man' Award at the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Banquet.
12/6/09   Christmas Tree Placed at Patrick County Courthouse
The Master Gardeners have put up a Christmas tree and other decorations for the holiday at the Patrick County Courthouse on Main Street, Stuart
12/6/09   New Home Construction Laurel Court-Stuart, VA
New home construction is an important factor in Patrick County's economy. This new home is on Laurel Court in Stuart, VA.
12/6/09   Love Lights Celebrated at Pioneer Hospital
On Monday, December 7, 2009 the Pioneer Hospital of Patrick County celebrated its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, “Love Lights� ceremony.
12/5/09   Stuart Christmas Parade Rescheduled for Dec. 12 at 2:00pm
The Patrick County Community Christmas Parade has been postponed to Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 2pm per Galen Gilbert...
12/5/09   Patrick County Dancing Arts Center win the ' Judges Choice Elite' Award
This award is the 'highest honor awarded by the judges for their tap number' and also received the 'third highest scoring large group' of the day with the same number.
12/4/09   WiFi on steroids: Delivering broadband to rural Virginia
Claudville, VA -A new project could bring high-speed Internet to rural areas -- and souped-up service to urban dwellers. From Blue Ridge Business Journal. Nov. 30, 2009
12/3/09   Love Lights Christmas Tree Lighting-Pioneer Community Hospital
Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County will hold their annual "Love Lights" Christmas Tree lighting on Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:00pm
12/3/09   Wellness Cottage Publishes a Cook Book
The Wellness Center in Stuart, VA has created a cookbook, "Delicious Delites the Balance of Life". Cost is $17.95. Contact information below.
12/2/09   High School Construction Project-Patrick County, VA
Pictured here is the construction of a new front entrance for Patrick County High School, Stuart, VA.
12/2/09   October Jobless Rate at 10% in Patrick County for October
The unemployment rate went to 10% in Patrick County, VA in Ocober 2009, compared to October 2008 when it was 6.6%
12/2/09   Charles and Mary Jo Leet Pictured in Blue Ridge Country Magazine
Charlie and Mary Jo Leet were pictured in the September/October 2009 issue of Blue Ridge Country Magazine, page 51
12/1/09   Gov. Kaine Speaks to the importance of New College Institute
Gov. Tim Kaine says that efforts by the New College Institute to raise the educational level is critical to the local economy. New College is a member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
12/1/09   Gov. Kaine Celebrates Restaurant Smoking Ban
RICHMOND—Governor Timothy M. Kaine celebrated today’s enactment of Virginia’s historic restaurant smoking ban during public events at smoke-free restaurants throughout the Commonwealth.
12/1/09   News Release-Patrick County Weekend Activities
Dec. 2 - Special events in Patrick County, VA and the surrounding area celebrating Christmas. A great weekend coming, Dec. 3-7.
12/1/09   Stuart Christmas Parade-Webcast on BetterThanRadio.us
The Patrick County Community Christmas Parade is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, December 5, 2009) at 2pm. The Fun Facts Radio Crew will webcast the parade Live and thanks the following sponsors for making this webcast on BetterThanRadio.us
11/30/09   Apartment for Rent on Main Street in Stuart
Clean, newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on Historical Main Street in Stuart. Convenient to many businesses. Hardwood floors and a smoke free environment.
11/30/09   CHAMBER AFTER HOURS AT REYNOLDS HOMESTEAD
All Patrick County Chamber members are invited to the December After Hours at the R. J. Reynolds Homestead on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 5:30pm. Reservations required
11/29/09   Smoking Ban in Virginia Effective Dec. 1-2009
Virginia's new smoking ban in restaurants will go into effect on Dec. 1, 2009 (Tuesday). Restauarants will be allowed to have a smoking area only if they segregate smokers into rooms with proper ventilation.
11/29/09   Meadows of Dan Christmas Tree Lighting-Meadows of Dan, VA
At 5:30 PM on Saturday, November 28, the community leaders and citizens of Meadows of Dan as well as guests from throughout Patrick, Carroll and Floyd County gathered to watch the lighting of the first Community Christmas Tree.
11/24/09   135 New Jobs Added to Results of Stuart-Patrick County, VA
It is another great announcement from Congressman Rick Boucher and the VA Tobacco Indemnification Commission, bringing an additional 135 new jobs to Stuart and Patrick County, VA.
11/24/09   Virginia Chamber of Commerce Speaks to Recent Election of McDonnell
Hugh Keogh, President of the VA Chamber of Commerce spoke recently in the Chamber newsletter about the challenges facing the new governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell.
11/23/09   Meadows of Dan Community Christmas Tree Lighting-Nov. 28
A Christmas Tree lighting will take place Saturday, Nov. 28 at 5:30pm on Business Highway Route 58 in the business district of Meadows of Dan, VA. Public Invited!
11/23/09   Rick Boucher Speaks at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-Results of Stuart
U. S. Congressman Rick Boucher was the keynote speaker for the Results Center Expansion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Stuart, VA on November 23, 2009
11/23/09   Janice Wilkins Receives Award for Rural Health Work
Janice Wilkins, Quality Assurance Coordinator, for The Landmark Group, in Stuart, VA, was named recipient of the Virginia Association's 2009 Charles Crowder Jr. Award.
11/23/09   Sen. Mark Warner Makes Statement About Health Care
Nov. 23. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia has made this public announcement about his stance on the National Health Care plan now under consideration in the U. S. Senate.
11/23/09   Groundbreaking for Sewer Project at Philpott Lake
Ground was broken Monday on a sewer project at Philpott Lake, a move that could open the door to the development of a marina there. On hand for the event were Cong. Rick Boucher, Cong. Perriello, Sen. Roscoe Reynolds.
11/23/09   Buddy Pendleton Plays For Music Association Jamboree
Buddy Pendleton of Patrick County, VA, played at the Patrick County Music Association Jamboree in Stuart, VA on November 21, 2009. He is championship fiddle player.
11/23/09   Century Link Addresses Fraudulent E-Mails
CenturyLink addresses the fraudulent e-mails that people have been receiving that asks for password, username, date of birth, et.c PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE!
11/21/09   Excavation Begins on New Amphitheatre in Downtown Stuart
During the week of Nov. 16-20, excavation work began on the Downtown Stuart, new amphitheatre and farm market site. This a part of the overall project to do a street-scape in the Business District of Stuart, VA
11/21/09   Patrick County Schools Wins Green Schools Challenge Award
Nine school divisions receive top awards in the 2009 VSBA Green Schools Challenge. Winners were announced at the VSBA Annual Convention
11/21/09   Meadows of Dan New Gym Under Construction
Meadows of Dan Elementary school has the new gym under construction. Picture was taken on Nov. 20 by Tom Bishop.
11/20/09   Beautification Project At Patrick County Courthouse
The Master Gardeners of Patrick County are working on the yard surrounding the Patrick County Courthouse today, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 to spruce up the looks.
11/20/09   Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little Perform in Stuart, VA-Nov. 21st
Well known musician, Wayne Henderson (guitar) and Jeff Little (piano) will be the headline performers for the Patrick County Music Association on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Stuart's Rotary Field.
11/19/09   Patrick County Residents Attend Public Hearing on Power Rate Hike
A hearing was held by the State Corporation Commission at Rocky Mount on Nov. 19. Speakers included Del. Ward Armstrong and Sen. Roscoe Reynolds.
11/18/09   Weekend Entertainment-Patrick County, VA
The Weekend of Nov. 20, 21, and 22, 2009 promises to be a great time of entertainment for Patrick County, VA. The home of many festivals and musical celebrations.
11/17/09   The Real Deal Blues to perform at the Honduras Coffee Company this Friday, 20th of November
If you are in the mood for some 'outstanding blues'. The Band describes their music: "It's Jazzy Blues and Bluzy Jazz. An electric string band plus a harmonica. See you there". $5.00 at the door. starts around 8pm
11/17/09   Results of Stuart Will Hold Ribbon Cutting-Nov. 23-Stuart
Results of Stuart will hold a ribbon cutting on Monday, Nov. 23 at their offices in Rich Creek Corporate Park, Stuart, VA. Celebrating opening of another 6000 square feet section of their offices
11/16/09   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting-November 16
This news report is from the Patrick County Board of Supervisors which met at 6:00pm, Monday, November 16, 2009. Report given by Tom Bishop.
11/16/09   CenturyLink Anounces Caution-Fraudulent E-mails.
See the announcement received from CenturyLink telephone company today.
11/16/09   Dr. Liam Leightley Named For Southern Technology Council
IALR Executive Director Tapped by Governor Kaine. Dr. Liam Leightley, IALR Executive Director, has been appointed to serve on the Southern Technology Council (STC).
11/16/09   Help Save The Whorley Cabin-Near Blue Ridge Parkway
Please sign the petition to the National Park Service to save the historic Whorley House in the Rock Castle Gorge area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Come by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce to sign the petition
11/16/09   Adult Internship Program Available-Work Force Career Center-Stuart
The Adult Internship program is now available to local businesses. No cost to the employer. Gives adults an opportunity to gain work experience so they can gain employment.
11/16/09   Work Continues on Rt. 8 Connector Highway in Stuart, VA
Pictured here is the construction project underway in Stuart, VA. When this project is completed, it will take the large tractor trailer trucks off Main Street
11/15/09   Hall Propane Opens New Store in Stuart, VA
Hall Oil and Propane, Inc. opened a new retail store in Stuart, VA on November 14, 2009. The Ribbon Cutting and Open House was enjoyed by all. Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul" was there to demonstrate cooking on the new "Bubba Grill".
11/15/09   Telecommunications Survey by Town of Stuart, VA
The Town of Stuart is conducting a survey of your Telecommunications needs, both Business and Residential. The survey is for the Town of Stuart and the entire Patrick County, VA community
11/15/09   Hospice 2009 Ornament For Sale
The 2009 Gem Cut Glass Ornament beautifully displays the 2009 National Hospice Month theme “preserving a legacy…treasuring memories� along with a poinsettia and the Mountain Valley Hospice logo.
11/15/09   The Meadows of Dan Elementary School is selling Apple Butter
All proceeds will go to the school's PTO for activities for students. Cost are $5.00 a pint or $55.00 per case.
11/14/09   Patrick Springs Has New Welcome Sign
A new welcome sign has been constructed on four-lane U. S. Route 58 (West bound), JEB Stuart Highway, announcing the community of Patrick Springs.
11/14/09   Stuart Lions Club Pancake Festival at Stuart Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
Thursday, November 19th from 6:30am till 1:30pm. ALL YOU CAN EAT Children under 12 years of age - $3.00 and Adults are $6.00
11/14/09   PH Community College Offers Middle College Program
Patrick Henry Community College announces the establishment of a Middle College, the seventh such program in the Virginia Community College System.
11/13/09   Verizon Opens Retail Store in Stuart, VA
Verizon held the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for their new store in Downtown, Stuart, VA on November 13, 2009.
11/12/09   Work on Step, Inc. new office making Progress-Stuart, VA
Pictured here is the construction site on Wayside Road, Stuart, VA on the new office complex for Step, Inc. Picture was taken on November 13, 2009
11/12/09   Just Plain Country Antique Store Celebrates 3rd Anniversary-Stuart
The Just Plain Country antique and craft store in Downtown Stuart, VA is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary, Nov. 13, 14 and 15. Discounts throughout the store.
11/11/09   Stuart Rotary Donates to Local Food Bank-Stuart
The Stuart Rotary Club donated $1250 to the Patrick County Food Bank, Nov. 6-2009. Check was presented to Joni Hunt, Food Bank Director, by Janice Wilkins, President, Alex Wilkins and Richard Rogers, Immediate Past President.
11/11/09   Weekend of Nov. 12-15 In Patrick County, Virginia
Lots of fun and entertainment are offered in Patrick County, VA. Special music, food and entertainment. Come see us soon!.
11/10/09   Rick Boucher Opposes Health Care Plan Approved by U. S. House
Nov. 7-Congressman Rick Boucher, has expressed opposition to the Health Care Plan just passed by the U. S. House of Representatives over the weekend.
11/10/09   Fish Wagon Arrives at Wood's Cold Storage
All types of fish for stocking your pond. It will arrive on November 11th between 9:15am till 10:00am. So come and get the fish to stock your pond or lake on Fish Day at Wood's Cold Storage. call 800-643-8439 for more information.
11/10/09   Ribbon Cutting and Open House-Hall's Propane-Stuart
Ribbon Cutting and Open House-Hall Propane, Jeb Stuart Highway, West of Town of Stuart. Hot dogs. Pinto Beans. Prizes. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul"
11/10/09   Grand Opening-Verizon Retail Store-Downtown Stuart, VA
The new Verizon retail store Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at 11:00am. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
11/9/09   Dutchie's View B&B Featured in Country Extra Magazine
Dutchie's View Bed and Breakfast of Woolwine, VA was featured in the Country Extra Magazine in the November 2009 issue. The magazine was impressed with the expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
11/9/09   Landmark Provides After Hours for Patrick County Chamber
Landmark and Blue Ridge Nursing provided a wonderful Business After Hours for the membership of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on November 5, 2009.
11/9/09   Dessert & Coffee at The Homestead-Critz, VA
CRITZ, VA (November 10, 2009)—The Reynolds Homestead will host physicist and author David Oliver as part of its “Dessert and Coffee with….� series on Sunday, November 15, at 3:00 p.m. at the Reynolds Homestead.
11/8/09   Wood Brothers Sign Autographs at Sr. Health Fair
The famous Wood Brothers, Glen and Leonard Wood, signed autographs for the Seniors at the Health Fair at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009.
11/8/09   Workshops Announced for Small Rural Businesses
Virginia Tech announces 3 workshops to help small rural business in "Marketing in the Virtual World". Blacksburg, Stuart and Abingdon
11/8/09   Patrick Chamber Announces Special Events
Patrick County Chamber announces upcoming events. Business After Hours and the 2010 Annual Banquet.
11/7/09   New Monument Erected at Angel Overlook-Patrick County, VA
A new granite monument with a plaque has been erected at the Angel Overlook on Squirrel Spur Road, near Meadows of Dan and Ararat, VA in memory of Brian Douglas Angel.
11/7/09   Senior Health Fair Was Great Success-Stuart, VA
The Annual Senior Health Fair and Craft Show was held at Rotary Field, in Stuart, VA on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. It had a large number of Seniors in attendance.
11/5/09   Bob McDonnell Elected as the New Governor of Virginia
On November 3, 2009, Bob McDonnell was elected to be the next governor of Virginia, defeating Democrat Creigh Deeds.
11/5/09   Roger Anglin Listed as Super CPA
Mr. Roger Anglin, of Brown Edwards & Company, LLP of Roanoke, VA has been named as "2009 Super CPAs" by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
11/4/09   Restuarant Meals Tax Fails in Patrick County, VA
The attempt to install a 4% meals tax in Patrick County, VA failed on Nov. 3rd by 2909 against and 1804 for. A similar referendum was defeated in 2004.
11/4/09   Mixed Drink Referendum Passes in Town of Stuart, VA
The Town of Stuart referendum passed on Nov. 3rd by 207 to 143, permitting alcohol by the drink (or mixed beverage sales).
11/4/09   Roger Hayden Elected as Board of Supervisors-Dan River District
Roger Hayden, resident of Claudville, and Patrick County School bus driver was elected to the Patrick County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 3rd election.
11/4/09   Crystal Harris Was Re-Elected to the Board of Supervisors-Smith River
Crystal Harris, incumbent Board of Supervisors member from the Smith River District was reelected to another term. (election Nov. 3, 2009)
11/4/09   River Bank Filing for Relocation to U. S. Route 58-Stuart
River Community Bank is filing application to relocate the Stuart bank to Animal Clinic Rd. and Route 58, outside Town of Stuart. Reference Legal Notice, The Enterprise, Nov. 4, 2009
11/4/09   Holiday Inn Express of Martinsville, VA Joins Patrick Chamber
Holiday Inn Express of martinsville, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their contact is Tamara Johnson, General Manager. Their location is 1895 Virginia Avenue.
11/3/09   Business After Hours at Landmark-Stuart, VA-Nov. 5
The next Patrick County Chamber of Commerce After Hours will be at Blue Ridge Nursing Center and The Landmark Center in Stuart. Thursday, Nov. 5 starting at 5:00pm
11/3/09   Reynolda House Director speaks at The Homestead-Critz, VA
The Reynolds Homestead, along with the Patrick County Historical Society, invites you to join us for the monthly program of “The History around Us� on Wednesday, November 4, at 12:00 noon.
11/3/09   Patrick County Unemployment dropped to 9.9% in Sept. 2009
The unemployment rate for Patrick County, VA dropped to 9.9% in September, 2009. Compared to August 2009, it was 10.2%
11/3/09   Anderson Plumbing of Danbury, NC joins Patrick Chamber
Anderson Plumbing of Danbury, NC has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Owner is Jesse Anderson.
11/3/09   Dalton Communications Joins the Patrick County Chamber
Dalton Communications has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their new retail location is in Downtown Stuart, VA. They are the authorized dealer for Verizon Cell phones.
11/3/09   Gammons Excavation has joined the Patrick County Chamber
Gammons Excavation has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. The owner is Marty Gammons of Ararat, VA
11/2/09   75th Anniversary Parkway Directory Printing could reach 400,000
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Blue Ridge Parkway Association, the marketing partner for the Blue Ridge Parkway, announced that even more potential travelers to the Parkway region will have access to the popular Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner, j
11/2/09   Ribbon Cutting for Renewable Engineered Systems-Martinsville
Congressman Tom Perriello, along with officials from the City of Martinsville and Henry County welcomed Renewable Engineered Systems (RES) to the West Piedmont Business Development Center on Tuesday, October 13th.
11/2/09   Skyscape Cabins of Martinsville has joined the Patrick Chamber
Skyscape Cabins of Martinsville has joined the Patrick Chamber of Commerce. Their location is at 1174 Preston Road, Martinsville, VA. The owner is Mr. Toby Deal
11/1/09   Meals Tax Referendum on the Ballot for Nov. 3 Election
The General Election ballot will include a 4% Restuarant Meals Tax Referendum on November 3, 2009. If approved by voters it will be County wide.
11/1/09   King-Stuart House stands at Saltville, VA
I visited the King-Stuart house in Saltville, VA on Oct. 31, 2009, the house once occupied by Flora Stuart, wife of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, after Jeb was killed in the battle of Yellow Tavern
11/1/09   Elizabeth Cemetary-Saltville, VA
I visited the Elizabeth Cemetary in Saltville, VA, the salt capital of the Confederancy on Oct. 31. Trick or treaters were trafficking Main Street near the cemetary late in the evening nearing darkness.
11/1/09   Election Day in Virginia!- Nov. 3
Today is Election Day in Virginia. Go out and vote!! Help select a new governor for the Commonwealth
10/31/09   Stifel Nicholaus Purchases UBS Financial Services
Mr. John Abadie, Financial Advisor for Stifel Nicholaus, announces the purchase of UBS Financial Services office located at 149 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA. To reach John: 276-632-7151 or 800-726-7100 E-mail: john.abadie@stifel.com
10/30/09   New Beginnings Retreat joins Patrick Chamber
New Beginnings Retreat has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their location is in Hillsville, VA.
10/29/09   Property for Lease on Main Street in Stuart, Vriginia
"For lease on Main Street in Stuart, Virginia a 2800 sq. ft. space with show windows on each side of door. This space fronts on Main Street and has some divided rooms in rear of building. Access in front and back of building.
10/28/09   PuroClean joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
PuroClean of Martinsville, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They are Water, Fire and Mold damage specialties. The Paramedics of Property Damage.
10/27/09   Weekend of Oct. 30-31 has More In Store-Patrick County, VA
Here is another list of fun things to do on Halloween Weekend, In Patrick County, VA.
10/26/09   Stifel Nicholas Opens Office in Martinsville, VA
NEWS RELEASE-STIFEL NICOLAUS Opens office in Martinsville, VA. Stifel is a member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
10/25/09   Lonesome River Band Performs in Stuart, VA
Sammy Shelor and Lonesome River Band performed on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2009 at the Stuart Patrick County Music Assoc. jamboree.
10/25/09   Denny Hamlin Wins Martinsville Race-Sunday, Oct. 25
Denny Hamlin, No. 11, won the Tums 500 lap race at Martinsville, VA on Sunday, Oct. 25th. Weather was great! Pictured here is his spin-out as he celebrated the win.
10/24/09   Hay Ride In Patrick County near Ararat
Pictured here are adults and children on a Hay Ride at Doe Run Farm near Ararat, VA, where the Corn Maze is. Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2009i
10/24/09   Overlook from Squirrel's Spur Road-Near Ararat, VA
This picture was taken at the Angel Overlook, on Squirrel's Spur Road, between Ararat and Meadows of Dan. Date: Oct. 22, 2009
10/22/09   Claudville Used White Spaces for Broadband
White spaces left over when analog TV went digital are now available to transmit broadband Internet services. A test case is being used in Claudville, VA by Trinity Christian School.
10/21/09   Patrick County Celebrations October 24-25
A great weekend is planned for Patrick County, Oct. 24-25, 2009. Music, fall celebrations, good food and much more entertainment.
10/21/09   Latest H1N1 Vaccines-Very Important
To the Parents and Community: I write to you to provide updated information on the vaccination program at the schools. Please read this carefully as it contains vital information! - Dr. Morris
10/21/09   Blue Ridge Propone Holds Open House-Oct. 23-2009
Open House at 143 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA, 10am-2pm. Join them for lunch.
10/21/09   Patrick County seeks proposals for Geographic Information System
Patrick County, VA has placed a legal ad in The Enterprise on Oct. 21, 2009 seeking proposals for Engineering services and web design for a Geographic Information System.
10/21/09   Claudville, VA First Community to Use White Spaces for Wireless Internet
The community of Claudville, VA is the first community in America to use the so-called "white spaces" to transmit wireless Internet Services. Trinity Christian school in Claudville benefits from this experimental technology.
10/21/09   Reynolds Homestead Host Food Network Champion-Critz
CRITZ, VA (October 22, 2009)—The Reynolds Homestead will host Food Network champion and award winning baker Lora Mahaffey and her “Play with Your Food: Fantastic Gingerbread Houses� class on Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10/20/09   Hall Propane New Building Complete-Stuart, VA
The new office building for Hall Propane on Jeb Stuart Highway, East of Stuart is complete. Location is next door to W & W Produce on U. S. Route 58, East of the Town of Stuart.
10/20/09   Shirley Keene Dresses For Apple Dumpling Festival-Stuart, VA
Ms. Shirley Keene dressed in Civil War Period clothing for the Annual Apple Dumpling Festival in Stuart, VA on Oct. 17, 2009.
10/20/09   Washington Post Does Artical About Crooked Road
Oct. 4-The story begins referring to a Marathon Station near Stuart, VA. and discusses the jamboree at the Floyd Country Store.
10/19/09   Primland At Night-Meadows of Dan, VA
Washington Post did an article of the Primland Observatory in Sunday's paper, Oct. 18, 2009. This picture was taken by them for the article
10/17/09   Lover's Leap Overlook-Near Stuart, VA
A typical fall scene at Lover's Leap Overlook, U. S. Route 58, near Stuart, VA in Patrick County. This was taken in the afternoon of Oct. 17, 2009
10/16/09   Kurt Busch skeet shoots at Primland Resort-Meadows of Dan, VA
Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver, was at Primland Resort on Wednesday, skeet shooting with members of the media. Primland is located near Meadows of Dan, in Patrick County
10/16/09   Blue Ridge Parkway Mountain Ridge Shows Its Colors-Patrick County, VA
The photo was taken on Oct. 16, 2009 by Tom Bishop, southbound from Meadows of Dan, near mile post 180.
10/16/09   Corn Maze Very Active at Meadows of Dan, VA
This picture was taken on Oct. 17, 2009 at the Acoustics Corn Maze, at Mt. Meadows Farm and Craft Market, Meadows of Dan, VA. Corn maze have become very popular in Patrick County
10/16/09   Apple Dumpling Festival in Stuart, VA-Oct 17
The apple dumpling festival in Stuart, VA (Patrick County) was very successful with over 80 vendors and lots of people strolling the streets and simply enjoying a cool fall Saturday.
10/16/09   Broccoli Farm Discovered in Ararat, VA on The Dan River
Broccoli and Cilantro is grown in Patrick County, VA by the Puckett Family of Ararat, VA. This another small business helping economic development and keeping jobs in Patrick County.
10/15/09   Indian Summer Days-Mt. Meadows Farm and Craft-Meadows of Dan, VA
Indian Summer Days, Oct. 17-18, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-5:00pm. Corn Maze too. Hay maze. Crafters, music, food vendors, farm produce.
10/15/09   Pancake Days at Meadows of Dan, VA
At the Community Building, U. S. 58 Business, JEB Stuart Highway, in beautiful Meadows of Dan, VA. All you can eat pancakes, Sunday, May 18, 7am-7pm
10/15/09   Farm Tour In Patrick County Gets Good Response
The weekend farm tour on Oct. 10, got a good response as reported by Jay Noonkester of Windy Hill Orchard in Ararat, VA. He and his wife, Debbe operate an orchard with apples, peaches and cherries.
10/14/09   Fall Celebrations Continue in Patrick County-Oct. 17-18
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the fall celebrations planned for the weekend of Oct. 17-18. In and around Patrick County, VA
10/14/09   Celebration of Pride Oct. 17-Patrick County High School-Stuart
High school bands competete from around the region. Admission $5. Concessions. The show begins at 4:00pm. 8:00pm awards presentation. 7:30pm Patrick County High band performs in exhibition
10/14/09   Patrick County Public Service Authority Meets on Oct. 20-Stuart
The Patrick County Public Service Authority will hold a meeting on October 20, 2009 at 6pm in the Patrick County Veteran’s Memorial Building, 106 Rucker Street, Stuart, VA 2nd Floor Conference Room.
10/14/09   Bassett Fiberboard to Close- Bassett, VA
Oct. 15-The Martinsville Bulletin reports that Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. announced it will close its fiberboard facility in Bassett, VA effecting 45 employees.
10/13/09   Smart Beginnings Inititative Receives $50,000 Grant
Local Counties Receive $50,000 Grant for Smart Beginnings Initiative Funding Supports Early Education Initiative in Franklin & Patrick Counties Richmond, VA (October 2009)
10/10/09   Color of Autumn Leaves Starting to Show-Patrick Couny, VA
From this photo you can see the leaves changing colors significantly on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan, VA, MP 177. The date of the photo is October 8, 2009
10/9/09   Bus Tour Stops at Pete's Produce-Vesta, VA
Pictured here is a tour group of people from Danville, VA, who represent Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Stopped for some good local grown produce at Pete's Produce Market at Vesta, VA. Total of 43 people.
10/9/09   Lord's Acre Sale today at Stuart, VA
Here is a photo from the Lord's Acre Sale in Stuart, VA on Oct. 10, 2009. Lots of canned and baked goods. Lots of hand made crafts too. Worth the trip!
10/8/09   The Virginia Health Care Association Recognizes The Landmark Center as an Outstanding Long Term Care Facility
The Landmark Center in Stuart has received the 2009 D. A. "Woody" Brown Community involvement Award in the category of Year Round Program.
10/8/09   Farm Tour Planned-Patrick County, VA
Oct. 10 is the day for the Farm Tour in Patrick County, VA, 10:00am-4:00pm. Telephone for more info: 276-694-4449. Patrick County is a great place for farming.
10/8/09   BIG Weekend Planned in Patrick County, VA-Fall Celebrations
Patrick County, VA, has many things to offer visitors in the month of October, with a fantastic weekend of celebrations planned for Saturday, October 10.
10/7/09   Lawn Mower Race-Rotary Field, Stuart, VA-Oct. 10
Lawnmower race at the Amphitheatre at Rotary Field. $6 adults. Various levels of competition. Covers all ages, men and women and children.
10/7/09   Duck Derby Release of Ducks-Saturday at 10:00am-Stuart
Release of ducks for the PARC Workshop Duck Derby at Stuart Flooring, at the Roberson Bridge at 10:00am, Saturday, Oct. 10. To buy tickets call PARC Workshop at 276-694-4211
10/7/09   Virginia Smoking Ban In Restuarants is coming on Dec. 1-2009
It's just about 50 days to go before the Commonwealth’s landmark smoking ban goes into effect, Governor Timothy M. Kaine is joining dining patrons and community leaders across Virginia today to highlight restaurants that have already gone smoke-free.
10/7/09   Red Bank Ruritans-Tools For Schools
Here is a picture of the presentation of “Tools for Schools� to the Blue Ridge Elementary School at Ararat by the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville.
10/6/09   Red Bank Ruritans Sell Italian Sausage at Autumn Leaves Festival
The Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA will be selling Italian Sausage at the Mt. Airy Autumn Leaves Festival Oct. 9, 10 & 11.
10/6/09   William Barnard of Kibler Valley Dies-Ararat, VA
Mr. William Arthur Barnard, age 82, of Kibler Valley in Patrick County, VA passed away on Monday October 5, 2009 at Norther Hospital of Surry.
10/6/09   History Around Us Program at Reynolds Homestead-Critz, VA-Oct. 7
CRITZ, VA (October 6, 2009)— October’s program in “The History Around Us� series at the Reynolds Homestead will feature the Frontier Culture Museum from Staunton on Wednesday, October 7 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
10/6/09   New Pavilion Under Construction at Dan River Park-Ararat, VA
Pictured here is the new construction of the Rose Mary Moore Pavilion at Dan River Park, Ararat, VA. Thanks to all the volunteers who have worked very hard to make this park enjoyable by all.
10/5/09   Newsletter from the Reynolds Homestead-October 2009
Here is a greeting from the R. J. Reynolds Homestead, published on Oct. 6, 2009 by Lisa Martin, Senior Program Manager.
10/5/09   Dan River Park Soccer Games-Ararat, VA
Here is a picture of the soccer field at Dan River Park, Ararat, VA. Weekend of Oct. 3-4.
10/4/09   Dow Roofing Plant to Close-Westfield, NC- 100 jobs lost
100 people loosing jobs at the Dow Roofing Systems plant just south of the Patrick County Line in Stokes County, NC. Reports on the radio today indicate 50% of the employees live in Patrick County.
10/4/09   Inspection of Troops at Civil War Encampment
Confederates inspect troops on Oct. 4 at the Civil War Encampment at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA
10/4/09   Reenactors From Columbia, SC
Pictured here at reenactors from Columbia, SC, of the artillary group, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA
10/3/09   Conferates Fire at Civil War Reenactment at Laurel Hill
The Confederates fire on Union soldiers at Laurel Hill in Ararat, VA at the 19 Annual Civil War Reenactment held annually in Patrick County, VA
10/3/09   Flora Dunham, Great Granddaughter of JEB Stuart Attends Reenactment
Flora Dunham of Dunedin, FL, attened the 19th Annual Civil War Encampment and Living History at the birth place of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, in Ararat, VA
10/3/09   GED Celebration Week- Oct. 19-23
GED Celebration Week will be held the week of Oct. 19-23. Open House at Patrick County Adult Ed and Workforce Center.
10/2/09   Patrick Unemployment drops to 10.2% for August 2009
Unemployment rates dropped to 10.2% in August 2009 from 11.5% in July 2009. That is 951 unemployed in Patrick County in August, vs. 1096 in July 2009
10/1/09   Meadows of Dan School Construction Project Begins
Picture of School Construction at Meadows of Dan, VA
10/1/09   Ararat, Virginia Civil War Encampment starts Oct. 3
Mt. Airy News, NC ARARAT, Va. -- The sounds of gun and cannon fire will once again ring out from Laurel Hill as the 19th annual Civil War Encampment and Living History event takes place this weekend.
9/30/09   Visitor Spending in Virginia is Up in 2007
Domestic Visitor Spending up in Commonwealth of Virginia. We are now ranked 8th, moving ahead of New Jersey and Georgia.
9/30/09   Meals Tax Makes the Ballot in Patrick County, VA
As reported by The Enterprise, Sept. 30, 2009, prepared meals tax will be on the ballot in the Nov. 3 election in Patrick County, VA
9/29/09   Blue Ridge Heritage Reports on Study Findings
On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 The Gap Analysis Study Results were presented at the Chateau Morrisette Winery, in Meadows of Dan by Congressman Rick Boucher, Steve Swartz, Chairman and the study team.
9/28/09   Board of Supervisors Will Not Meet on Sept. 28
The Patrick County board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00pm
9/28/09   Jamie Stokes Car Used in Demolition Derby
Pictured is the remainder of a car run by Jamie Stokes in the Annual Demolition Derby at Rotary Field on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. Jamie did not win but made a good showing.
9/27/09   Congressman Rick Boucher Reports on Blue Ridge Heritage Sept. 29
Congressman Rick Boucher will give a report on the research just completed on the Blue Ridge Heritage Project (i. e. Rocky Knob) Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009 at 9:30am at Chateau Morrisette Winery
9/26/09   Winner of Demolition Derby-2009-Patrick County Fair
Pictured here is the main event winner of the Demolition Derby at the Patrick County Fair, on September 25, 2009. Tommy DeHart representing Sheppard's Body Shop, in car no. 77
9/26/09   Upland Express Excites the Audience at Pat. County Fair 2009
On Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, Upland Express played at the Patrick County Fair and received a great reception by the audience.
9/25/09   Chamber of Commerce Provides Tourism Literature at Fair
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce provided an exhibit of Tourism literature at the County Fair all week, Sept. 22-26, 2009, and promoted the new Artisan Trails-Hidden Treasures brochure.
9/25/09   Letter to Parents from Pat. County School Supt. - H1N1 Flu
Here is a letter published by School Supt., Dr. Roger Morris to all parents about the H1N1 Flu.
9/25/09   Battle Scenes Described for Annual Laurel Hill Reenactment Oct 3-4
The Battle scenes have been described for the Annual Living History and Reenactment at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, located in Ararat, VA, Oct. 3-4, 2009 (described by Terry Shelton)
9/25/09   Sammy Shelor and Friends Play for Patrick County Fair
Famous banjo picker, Sammy Shelor, of Meadows of Dan, VA played for the Patrick County Fair on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Patrick County Fair.
9/25/09   Merritt Farm Has Beautiful Display at Patrick County Fair
Merrit Farm and Garden at Critz, VA has a beautiful farm display at the Patrick County Fair, 2009. The fair is loaded with businesses exhibiting each day of the fair.
9/24/09   Al Brammar Rides Hollywood the Bull at County Fair
Rotarian Al Brammar and Real Estate agent rode Hollywood the Steer at the Patrick County Fair, Sept. 23, 2009
9/24/09   Chamber Announces After Hours Events
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announces it's popular Business After Hours, for October, November and December.
9/24/09   Virginia Best State For Business-Just Announced
Governor Tim Kaine announced that Virginia is in 1st place as the Best State for Business as ranked by Forbes.com. It experiences low corporate tax rates, highly skilled work force and great quality of life.
9/24/09   Prize Pumpkin at the Patrick County Fair 2009
Pictured here is a prize pumpkin, winning a blue ribbon, at the 2009 Patrick County Fair.
9/23/09   Patrick County Jamboree-Sept. 26-Patrick Springs, VA
This month's Patrick County Music Association Show will be held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Patrick Springs, Va. Doors open at 3:30pm.
9/22/09   Patrick County Fair Begins-Rotary Field-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County fair opened for business on the evening of Sept. 22, 2009 at 5:00p.m. Almost immediately we saw one of the steers, planned for the Bull Riding on Wednesday night.
9/22/09   Come to the Patrick County Fair-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County fair opened for business on the evening of Sept. 22, 2009 at 5:00p.m. Guests on hand included Gov. Gerald Baliles, former Governor of Virginia
9/22/09   Former Sheriff David Hubbard Presents Check to Rotary
Former Sheriff David Hubbard, representing the local Farm Bureau presents a check for over $5000 to the Stuart Rotary Club. Receiving the check was Janice Wilkins, President of Stuart Rotary
9/22/09   Bull Riding Proves Exciting
Bull Riding competion was exciting at the Patrick County Fair on Sept. 23, 2009. Sponsored by Boyce Holland Vet service in Patrick Springs, VA
9/21/09   Tourism Advisory Council Meeting Sept. 21
This is a news report on the meeting of the Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council that met on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at the County Administration building.
9/21/09   Virginia For Lovers Campaign Inducted to Advertising Walk of Fame
Virginia is for Lovers was inducted into the National Advertising Walk of Fame on Monday night at a celebration in New York!!! Story by Alicia Bailey, of The Virginia Travel organization.
9/21/09   Patrick County Artisans Loop Trail Brochure Now Available
Pick up your copy of the new Patrick County Artisans Loop Trail Brochure at the Chamber Information Table at the Patrick County Fair, Sept. 22-26
9/20/09   BULL RIDING AT THE FAIR-Patrick County, VA
One of the new events at this year's Patrick County Fair is Bull Riding with Don Jones, with East of Mesquite Rodeo, Inc.. Come on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8pm
9/19/09   Laborers Needs!!! Patrick County Schools Contractors
The Stuart, VA Workforce center is in need of laborers to assist with demolition of schools where there is a new construction project going. Call Wanda Whitlow with the Workforce Center in Stuart.
9/19/09   Blueberries From Patrick County-At Stuart Farm Market
This picture was taken on Sept. 18, 2009 at the Downtown Farm Market in Stuart, VA on Patrick Avenue, by Tom Bishop. These are local grown berries, marketed by Mr. Stanley Fain of All Seasons store in Patrick Springs.
9/19/09   Grapes Produced in Patrick County, VA-Stuart Farm Market
This picture was taken on Sept. 18, 2009 at the Downtown Farm Market in Stuart, VA on Patrick Avenue, by Tom Bishop. These are local grown blue grapes, marketed by Mr. Stanley Fain of All Seasons store in Patrick Springs.
9/19/09   Angel Overlook Ribbon Cutting-Ararat, VA
The dedication and ribbon cutting was held on Sept. 19, 2009 on Squirrel Spur Road, near Ararat, VA. Those on hand included Senator Roscoe Reynolds and Delegate Ward Armstrong.
9/19/09   Pumpkins In Patrick County, VA
Pictured here is a pumpking patch in Patrick County, VA on Archie's Creek Road, near Claudville, VA. They are ripening now and show the beautiful colors we expect from our rural community
9/18/09   Bear At Fred Clifton Park-Lover's Leap Mt.-Stuart, VA
A recent picture was made by Darryl and Beverly Patterson Ridgeway, Va. while visiting Fred Clifton Park in Patrick County, VA.
9/18/09   Patrick County Bear-Near Stuart, VA
Bears can be sizeable in Patrick County, VA. We do not recommend feeding them. Pretty to look at, but keep your distance.
9/18/09   Mt. Rose Inn Great For Birders-Bird and Bloom Magazine
Mt. Rose Inn has done it again! Top 10 Bed and Breakfast location that cater to birders. See October/November edition of Bird and Blooms
9/18/09   Sammy Shelor Will be Inducted into VA Music Hall of Fame
Sammy Shelor, member of the bluegrass group, LONESOME RIVER BAND will be inducted into the Virginia Music Hall of Fame during the Association’s 10th Annual Jumpin’ Bluegrass Festival.
9/18/09   Hugh Keogh Annouces Retirement-Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Hugh Keogh, President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce announces his retirement at age 67. He has been in this position for 17 years.
9/16/09   Corn Maze at Ararat, VA-Doe Run Farm
Pick-Your-Own, Corn Maze, Farmers Market. Themed corn maze will provide hours of entertainment. 402 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA 24053 Telephone: 276-251-8287
9/16/09   Angel Overlook Ribbon Cutting And Dedication on Sept. 19
The new Angel Overlook and information kiosk will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting planned for Sept. 19, Saturday, at 12:00noon. Pictured here is the view from Squirrel Spur Road
9/16/09   Just Plain Country of Stuart, VA Holds Re-Opening Celebration
Just Plain Country Store of Stuart, VA is holding a Grand Re-Opening on Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, on 301 South Main Street. In the Lowe's Foods Shopping Center.
9/14/09   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Sept. 14-2009
The following news report was submitted by Tom Bishop, from the Monday night Patrick County Board of Supervisor's meeting
9/14/09   Tourism $19.0 billion Business In Virginia
Gov. Tim Kaine reported on the impact of Tourism in VA for 2008 that supports 210,620 jobs and $19.2 billion in revenue. It continues to remain strong.
9/13/09   Tourism Demo Conducted at I-77 Welcome Center Sept 14
Tom Bishop, Excutive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce did a Tourism Demo on Monday, Sept. 14 at the I-77 Lambsburg, VA Welcome Center.
9/13/09   Cherokee Intertribal Powwow-Message for Schools
This message is from Chief Griffith of Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe in Stuart, VA. PowWow is set to begin October 2, 2009
9/11/09   Local Grown Watermelons for Sale by Doe Run Farm
Doe Run Farm of 402 Doe Run Road, Ararat, VA 24053 are being sold out of the pick up truck for $1.00. Drive by and serve yourself on the honor system.
9/11/09   Self Serve Produce Stand Honor system Available-Ararat, VA
Local grown produce, including potatoes, sweet peppers, Tomatoes, butternut squash, corn, okra, yellow squash. Stop and pick out a bag of produce and put the money in the mail box. Honor system. Seasonal.
9/11/09   Hand Spinners Event - Sept. 19-2009
Two events are scheduled to take place in Patrick County on Saturday. A group is scheduled to meet in Stuart at Honduras Coffee Shop on Main Street from 10 AM until noon.
9/11/09   Landmark's Big Greenhouse Has Mums For Sale
The Big Greenhouse at Blue Ridge Nursing and The Landmark in Stuart, VA has 8 in. mums for $5.00, 12 in. for $14.95. Pansies per flat, $13.50.
9/10/09   Business Planning Course starts on Sept. 15-Stuart, VA
At the Patrick County Education Foundation offices on Stonewall Court, Stuart, VA. Meets each Tuesday 6-9pm. Starting Sept. 15. Radford University faculty.
9/10/09   JEB Edward Stuart Visits the Chamber Office on Sept. 9-2009
JEB Edward Stuart of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida visited the Chamber of Commerce office on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, seeking historical information about Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA.
9/10/09   Deer On Blue Ridge Parkway
This picture was taken on Sept. 10, 2009 near Rocky Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a typical scene late in the evening. They don't seem to be bothered by autos passing by.
9/9/09   Sign Up for BMP Cost Share Funds-Contact Local USDA office
The Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District announces sign up for agricultural BMP cost-share funds. Those interested in agricultural cost-share assistance are encouraged to apply now during the sign up period.
9/7/09   Art In The Park-Stuart, VA-Sept. 12, 2009
Full of fun, games, crafts and music. Join us at the third annual Art in the Park event to be held Saturday, September 12th at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. This event is being sponsored by the Patrick County Partnership for the Ar
9/6/09   Blue Ridge Parkway Paving Planned in Patrick County, VA
Congressman Rick Boucher, has announced the planned paving of 22.6 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick, Carroll, and Grayson counties of Virginia
9/6/09   Weekend of Scottish Fiddling-Mt. Rose Inn-Woolwine, Va
November 6-8, 2009, Mt. Rose Inn will celebrate the roots of local music with Master Fiddlr, Dr. John Turner. "A Weekend of Scottish Fiddling".
9/5/09   Aerial Machine Opens New Plant in Stuart, VA
Aerial Machine & Tool has opened a new plant in Stuart, VA, providing 17 additional jobs, producing fire suppression systems, similar their Ararat, VA production facility.
9/2/09   Spencer Building Used for New Aerial Machine Plant in Stuart, VA
The so called Spencer Building is being use for the new production facility by Aerial Machine and Tool and is located at 649 Johnson Street, Stuart, VA
9/2/09   Ten Oaks Gets $100,000 Grant from Governor's Opportunity Fund
Ten Oaks, of Stuart, VA, received a $100,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund, due to their investment of $5,950,000 and 100 jobs in 2005.
9/1/09   Unemployment in Patrick County goes to 11.4% July 2009
Unemployment in Patrick County, VA went to 11.4% in July, 2009
8/31/09   The Lodge At Primland Holds Grand Opening-Meadows of Dan, VA
The Lodge at Primland held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009. The opening included a champagne Reception and House Party with special music.
8/31/09   Harold Primat Cuts The Ribbon for Primland's Grand Opening
Harold Primat (son of the founder Didier Primat) President of Primland, cut the ribbon opening The Lodge at Primland. “Today’s the day where the dream has turned into reality.�
8/31/09   The Chamber Office will close on Friday, September 4th at 12:30,
And also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 all day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 9:00am.
8/31/09   Piedmont Community Services will be closed in observance of Labor Day on September 7th, in case of emergency call 694-2962
8/30/09   Endeavor Consulting Opens New Office in Patrick Springs, VA
Endeavor Consulting will be opening a new office in Patrick Springs below Town & Country Market on Tuesday, September 1. Office hours will be 8:30am to 5pm, Monday - Friday.
8/29/09   Ruritans Hold Bike Ride For Kids-Claudville, VA
Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA held a fund raiser bike ride for needy kids today. It was a great weather day. A great time to be out touring Patrick County, VA.
8/29/09   Rainbow of Blessing at Primland Grand Opening of The Lodge
On the evening of the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of The Lodge at Primland, a brief rain shower developed. Then a large rainbow filled the Eastern sky. I call this a "rainbow of blessing" from above.
8/28/09   Town and Country Under New Management
Town and Country Market in Patrick Springs, VA is now under new management, Brian and Misty Ratliff. Fresh Cut Meat Daily. Fresh produce.
8/28/09   New Track Under Construction-Patrick Co. High School
An new track is under construction at Patrick County High School, in Stuart, VA. Approximate cost is $350,000. Contractors include, J. W. Cauley, Cecil Hall, J. C. Joyce Paving, and Matt Rorrer.
8/28/09   Work Continues on Rt. 8 Connector-Stuart, VA
This picture was taken on the A. M. of August 28, 2009. They are bulldozing and burning trees and brush.
8/28/09   Virginia For Lovers Slogan Nominated Best Slogan of All Times
The ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ slogan has been ‘nominated’ for one of ‘America’s Most Beloved’ slogans of all time, in a league with ‘It’s in the game’, ‘got milk?’ and ‘just do it’.
8/28/09   Paul Farrar Does Cooking Show with Jody Miller
Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul" does TV show with Miss Jody Miller for Channel BTW 21 in Martinsville, VA on August 28, 2009 at Spencer, VA on his home TV set
8/27/09   Endeavor Consulting Has Joined The Patrick County Chamber
Endeavor Consulting joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. New office is located below Town and Country Market in Patrick Springs, VA
8/27/09   3rd Annual Country Gospel Jamboree
At the Downtown Star Theatre, August 29, 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Tickets $10 each. Sell out is expected. Music by Jody Miller, Grammy Award Winner and Nashville Recording ARtist
8/27/09   Stuart Elementary Bid Date Sept. 10-2009
T. U. Parks Construction announces bid date of Sept. 10, 2009 at 2:00pm. Drawings and specifications can be picked up at 102 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA, 9am-4pm
8/26/09   Rt. 8 Connector Road Construction Begins in Stuart, VA
If you haven't noticed, the construction of the Rt. 8 connector road through the Town of Stuart is underway! It connects Johnson Street, near Moody's Funeral Home with Main Street, near River Community Bank.
8/26/09   Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft-Corn Maze for 2009
Patrick County's First Corn Maze Unveils 2009 Music Themed Design Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market released the design for the Corn Acoustics! Corn maze in Meadows of Dan, Virginia this week. Each year's design honors the music and musicians of Sout
8/26/09   Bear Proof Receptacles Installed at Fred Clifton Park
As you can see in this picture, a special cover made out of sheet metal has been installed on trash receptacles at Fred Clifton Park near Lover's Leap, on U. S. Route 58 in Patrick County.
8/25/09   Groundbreaking for New Jail-Stuart, VA on Aug. 24-Cost $9 million
On Aug. 24, Patrick County held a groundbreaking for the construction of a new jail, with a construction cost of $9 million. 25% will be reimbused by the State of Virginia
8/25/09   Dancing Arts Accepting Applications for Fall Classes
Patrick County Dancing Arts is now accepting applications for fall classes, ages 3 1/2 and up. Call 276-694-3834 or visit www.patrickcountydance.com
8/24/09   Bike Ride For Kids-Claudville, VA-Meet at Lee's Kargo-Aug. 22
Bike Ride for Kids on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2000. Red Bank Ruritan Club-Claudville 9:30 registration, begins 10:30am. Meet at Lee's Kargo on Rt. 103, Claudville
8/24/09   Board of Supervisor's Meeting on Aug. 24, 2009
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors meet on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 for their monthly work session.
8/23/09   $3 Million Paving of Blue Ridge Parkway Approved for 2010
The Blue Ridge Parkway Maintenance Department has announced a paving project for approximately 22.5 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Patrick, Carroll and Grayson Counties, Virginia at a cost of $3million
8/22/09   Just Plain Country Store has New Owners
Just Plain Country Store of Stuart, 301 S. Main St. Stuart, VA, has announced new owners. They are Thomas Ramey and Linda Coe, from North Carolina.
8/21/09   Smith River Sports Complex costs $8.7 million in Henry County.
Opening of the Smith River Sports Complex was held on Aug. 23 on Irishburg Road, VA 650 on Sportsplex Way. Cost is $8.7 million. This was built in Henry County, VA largely with funds from the Harvest Foundation.
8/20/09   NC Unemployment was at 11% for July 2009
Jobless workers in North Carolina had a 11% rate for July 2009, per the Associated Press article dated, Aug. 23, 2009, printed in the Mt. Airy News.
8/19/09   New Cell Phone Tower Planned for Nettle Ridge Area of Patrick County
U. S. Cellular is planning a new cell phone tower between Nettle Ridge Loop and Golf Course Road, just off Route 58, East of Stuart, VA. It will be located in Patrick County, VA.
8/19/09   Boucher Has A Problem with Health Care Plan-Roanoke Times
Aug. 19-Roanoke Times article, page 1, says that Congressman Rick "Boucher is unconvinced of government option" for a new Health Plan for America.
8/19/09   Boucher Says Health Plan Shifting to Co-operative Alternative.
Aug. 20-Rick Boucher met with constituents at Abingdon, VA and discussed the Health Care alternatives. It was Town Hall Meeting similar to the one in Dublin, VA 2 days prior
8/19/09   Snyder Family Band Plays at Patrick County Music Assoc.-Stuart, VA
This months Jamboree features the Snyder Family Band who has the prestigious honor of having the youngest awarded fiddler player. PCMA on Saturday, August 22nd at in Stuart, VA. Doors open at 3:30pm
8/17/09   Rick Boucher Speaks at Ribbon Cutting at Claudville, VA
Congressman Rick Boucher, D, Abingdon, VA spoke at the Red Bank Ruritan Club ribbon cutting for the new Computer Lab. Pictured with him are Roger Hayden, Director of the Lab, and Tom Rose, Assistant County Administrator.
8/17/09   Mabry Mill is Most Photographed Spot in USA
Pictured here is Mabry Mill, located near Meadows of Dan, VA on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Picture taken by Tom Bishop, Aug. 17, 2009
8/17/09   Lover's Leap Overlook On a Bright Sunny August day
Picture taken by Tom Bishop, August 17, 2009, with a beautiful cloud formation. This is on U. S. Route 58, near Fred Clifton Park, and the communities of Vesta and Meadows of Dan, VA.
8/17/09   Danville Raises Hotel-Motel Tax from 3% to 6%
The City of Danville, VA has raised its hote-motel tax from 3% to 6% and raised its meals tax from 5% to 6%.
8/14/09   Ashley Harbour Named as Community Educator at Pioneer Hospital
Pioneer Community Hospital recently named Ashley Harbour for the new role as Community Educator in Stuart, VA. Ashley is a graduate of Radford University.
8/14/09   Bob Enders has been named as Hospital Administrator at Pioneer
Mr. Bob Enders has been named as the Hospital Administrator for Pioneer Hospital on JEB Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA
8/14/09   Don Hobson Named as Business Office Manager at Pioneer
Mr. Don Hobson, has been named as Business Office Manager at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart, VA.
8/13/09   Rick Boucher Leads Ribbon Cutting for Computer Lab at Claudville, VA-
Congressman Rick Boucher was on hand along with Roger Heydon, Chairman of the Patrick County Broadband Committee to conduct ribbon cutting for the new Computer Lab at the Red Bank Ruritan Building in Claudville, VA on
8/12/09   Grant for $50,000 to the Patrick County Sheriff Department Celebrated
Aug. 13-Congressman Rick Boucher and Ellen Davis, State Director of USDA Rural Development, were on hand to announce the grant for $50,000 to assist the Patrick County Sheriff Dept. in purchasing new patrol cars.
8/12/09   $50,000 grant given to Ararat Rescue Squad by Rick Boucher
A $50,000 grant for a new ambulance was awarded to the Ararat Rescue Squad to representative Barbara Curley by Congressman Rick Boucher and Ellen Davis, State Director of the USDA Rural Development office
8/11/09   Congressman Rick Boucher in Stuart-Aug. 13-9:45am
Congressman Rick Boucher, Democrat from Abingdon, VA will make an appearance at 9:45AM at the Historic Star Theatre, Aug. 13. Public invited.
8/11/09   Rick Boucher Holds Important Meeting with Patrick County Officials
Patrick County Board of Supervisors and officials and Stuart Town Council meet with Congressman Rick Boucher, August 12, 2009
8/11/09   Do Not Feed Bear Signs at Fred Clifton Park-Lover's Leap
Due to the influx of wild bear, temporary signs have been installed saying, "Do Not Feed Bears". Picnicing travelers have been approached by bears in the Fred Clifton Park near Lover's Leap, on Rt. 58.
8/10/09   Patrick County Board Of Supervisors Meeting August 10-2009
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on the evening of August 10, 2009 for their regular monthly meeting.
8/10/09   Message For parents of children in Patrick County Public Schools ! ! !
The Virginia Department of Health continues to monitor the novel influenza A H1N1 virus. As you and your child prepare for school, you might have questions about this flu virus.
8/10/09   Volunteer Opportunities at The Homestead-Critz, VA
CHECK OUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE HOMESTEAD Please come out and check out the opportunities tomorrow. No commitment required, but come have lunch with us and take a look!
8/9/09   Young Fiddler at Patrick County Music Assoc.- Aug. 22-Stuart, VA
Patrick County Music Association is known for finding talented bluegrass musicians of all ages within the surrounding counties. This months Jamboree features the Snyder Family Band who has the prestigious honor of having the youngest awarded fiddler playe
8/9/09   Proposed Cell Tower near Golf Course Road-Stuart, VA
An invitation to comment on a proposed telecommunications tower and cellular equipment facility was published in The Enterprise on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Public comments are invited.
8/8/09   Sunset Drive Excites Peach Festival Crowd-Stuart, VA
Sunset Drive, America's Best Soul Horn Band, created some excitement at the Virginia State Peach Festival in Stuart, VA on Aug. 8, 2009
8/8/09   Creigh Deeds Visit's Patrick County for Peach Festival
Creigh Deeds, Democrat Candidate for Governor of Virginia visited the Peach Festival Celebration in Stuart, VA and rode a horse drawn wagon with Infinity Acres.
8/8/09   Tom Bishop Greets Creigh Deeds-Candidate for Governor
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber greets Mr. Creigh Deeds, Democrat, running for Governor of Virginia at the Virginia State Peach Festival on August 8, 2009
8/8/09   Tom Bishop Greets Bob McDonnell - Candidate for Governor
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, greets Mr. Bob McDonnell, Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia at the Virginia State Peach Festival
8/7/09   Nelson Auto Becomes Major Peach Festival Sponsor-2009
Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County are Major Sponsors for the Virginia Peach Festival for 2009.
8/7/09   Denise Pendleton Wins Miss Peach Title-2009
Miss Denise Leigh Pendleton, age 18 of Woolwine, VA won the Miss Peach title on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Historic Star Theatre.
8/7/09   Autumn Arnder Wins Junior Miss Peach in Stuart, VA 2009
Autmn Kathleen Arnder, age 14, of Mt. Airy, NC won the Junior Miss Peach competition at the Historic Star Theatre, on Friday, August , 2009.
8/7/09   Jillena Guillams wins Tiny Miss Peach in Stuart, VA
Jillena Nicole Guilliams, age 8, of Rocky Mt., VA won the Tiny Miss Peach pageant at the Virginia State Peach Festival held in Stuart, VA on August 7, 2009
8/7/09   Jordan Talley wins Little Miss Peach in Stuart, VA 2009
Jordan Elizabeth Talley, age 9, of Ferrum, VA wins the Little Miss Peach pageant in Stuart, VA at the Historic Star Theatre on August 7, 2009.
8/6/09   Daniel Louis of WHEO does show with Infinity Acres
Daniel Louis of WHEO 1270 AM Radio in Stuart, VA did an afternoon show with Rick and Laura Steere which included "Romeo" the parrot and "Cowboy" the sugar Glider.
8/6/09   Weekend in Patrick County Celebrating the Peach Festival.
A great weekend in Patrick County for the Annual Peach Festival. Friday night Peach Pageant, Saturday morning and afternoon, Folk Fair at Meadows of Dan, and Saturday afternoon and evening, At Rotary Field in Stuart.
8/5/09   T U Parks Construction Office Now In Stuart, VA
Dr. Roger Morris, County School Supt. has announced the presence of T. U. Parks, general Contractor for all the school projects. Their location is at 102 East Blue Ridge in Stuart, VA
8/5/09   Patrick County Schools Holds Pre-School Conference-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Schools held a pre-school conference teachers and other support personnel at Patrick County High School on August 5, 2009
8/5/09   Sales Tax Holiday August 7-9-State of Virginia
Brian Jessup, CPA has shared with us the timing of the Sales Tax holiday in both Virginia and North Carolina. Read on.
8/5/09   Tow Mater will be on display at Peach Festival-Stuart, VA
"Tow Mater" will be on display at the Saturday celebration at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA. Thanks to Mr. Boyd from Ararat, VA
8/5/09   Infinity Acres will bring animals to Peach Festival-Aug. 8-Stuart, VA
Infinity Acres of Ridgeway, VA will bring numerous farm animals to the Virginia State Peach Festival on Aug. 8. Gates open at 3pm. Pictured here is Rick Steer and his beautiful parrot, "Romeo".
8/5/09   Beautiful Weather Prevails for Gospel Sing at Patrick Springs
Beautiful weather and a great Gospel music program was had at the Patrick Springs Fire house in Patrick Springs, VA on August 6, 2009, which was the first event for 2009 VA State Peach Fetival celebration
8/4/09   Latest Peach Festival Schedule of Events-Aug. 6-8-2009
Here is the latest schedule of events for our Annual Virginia State Peach Festival celebration in Patrick County, Va.
8/4/09   Peach Festival Gospel Singing-Patrick Springs, VA-TODAY!
The Peach Festival kicks off this evening at 6pm at the Patrick Springs Fire Dept. Bring your lawn chairs!
8/4/09   Giant Peaches on Display at Peach Festival Gospel Sing-Patrick Springs
Giant size peaches were being sold by Wade's Orchard of Woolwine, on Thursday, August 6, at the Gospel Sing at Patrick Springs, VA.
8/3/09   Blue Ridge and Landmark Sponsor The Virginia State Peach Festival
Aug. 3-Pictured here are Tom Bishop from the Chamber, Gerald Williams, Blue Ridge Nursing Home, Dae Williams, Blue Ridge Nursing and Landmark Center and Victor Williams, Landmark Center
8/2/09   Gift Presentation-R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Paintings
On August 2, 2009, the Reynolds American Inc., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Susan M. Ivey, presented 18 portraits of the Reynolds Tobacco Collection that were commissioned in the 1040's
8/2/09   Gala Apples Now Available-Windy Hill Orchard-Ararat
Pictured here the beautiful Gala Apples now available at Windy Hill Orchard, just off Farm Road, near Ararat, VA. This is a picture of some of the beautiful fruit harvested in Patrick County, VA
8/2/09   History Around Us Series: Tobacco Farm Life-At The Homestead
CRITZ, VA (August 3, 2009)— The latest program in “The History Around Us� series at the Reynolds Homestead will feature the Tobacco Farm Life Museum of Virginia from South Hill on Wednesday, August 5, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m.
8/1/09   Bikers Traveling In Ararat, VA-Saturday Morning
Here is a picture of bycycling in Patrick County, near Ararat on Saturday Morning, August 1, 2009 on Friends Mission Road. This is a typical scene on Saturday's and Sunday's in Patrick County
8/1/09   WE LOVE PEACHES IN PATRICK COUNTY, VA
We truly love our peaches in Patrick County, VA. These are from Windy Hill (pick your own) Orchard in Ararat, VA. Picture taken by Tom Bishop on August 1, 2009
7/30/09   Lush Peaches Hanging On The Tree at Ararat, VA
This is a picture taken in late July, 2009 at Windy Hill Orchard in beautiful Ararat, VA. This is "Pick Your Own" orchard. Call them up and go visit this orchard!
7/30/09   New Verizon Cell Tower Now In Service-Meadows of Dan, VA
The new Verizon cell phone tower is now in service near U. S. Route 58 By-Pass West of Meadows of Dan, VA. Effective July 29, 2009.
7/30/09   Jobless Rates falls slightly in Patrick County, VA-June 2009
The unemployment rate fell from 12.7% (May) to 11.8% in June of 2009. with the number of jobless at 1138 persons
7/29/09   Sales Tax Holiday on August 7-9-State of Virginia
During the current economic recession, the cost of sending children back to school is a challenge for many families. For the fourth year, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the state's retailers are helping citizens save n back-to-school expenses .
7/29/09   Mt. Valley Hospice Sponsors Virginia State Peach Festival
The Mt. Valley Hospice & Palliative Care has sponsored the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2009
7/29/09   H. C. Harold Orchard Joins The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
H. C. Harold Orchard of Willis Gap Road in Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They are one of the largest peach and apple producers in Patrick County.
7/26/09   Report on Floydfest Held In Patrick County, VA-July 2009
July 24-News Report – Floydfest 8, also called "Floydfest Revival" as reported by Tom Bishop, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
7/26/09   Great Day for Kibler Valley River Run-Claudville, VA
July 25-News Report – Kibler Valley River Run as reported by Tom Bishop, Patrick County Chamber of Commercer
7/25/09   Lover's Leap Birdhouse Store Joins Round The Mountain.
Lovers Leap Birdhouses, located in a historic building halfway up “the Mountain“ just around the corner from scenic Lovers Leap, is the artisan studio of Henry and Edna Mickles.
7/24/09   Chamber Provides Tourism Info Table at Floydfest
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce provided a Tourism Information table at the Floyfest 8, July 23-24. This was a great opporturnity to promote Patrick County Area Attractions.
7/24/09   Crowd at Floydfest-Patrick County, VA
This is a picture of the Floydfest 8 crowd at the Hill Holler stage on Friday, July 24, 2009. Floydfest event is held annually near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 170
7/24/09   Smart Brothers Play at the Floydfest on July 24
The Smart Brothers play at the 2009 Floydfest, at Hill Holler stage, July 24, 2009. Picture taken by Tom Bishop
7/24/09   Josh Pickett of Hillsville, VA Plays at Floydfest 8
Josh Pickett of No Speed Limit band played some solos for fans at the Floydfest celebration on July 24. He is a championship flat picker and is from Hillsville, VA (Carroll County)
7/23/09   Poor Farmer's Market Exhibits at Floydfest 8
Poor Farmer's Market of Meadows of Dan, VA was beautifully on display at the Floydfest 8 Revival adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park.
7/23/09   Camel Rides Offered In Patrick County, VA-Floydfest Celebration
Camel rides is a new method of entertainment at Floydfest which started on Thursday, July 23, 2009.
7/22/09   Peach Recipes compliments of Paul Farrar
GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN/PEACH DELIGHT W/OJ & CARAMEL SAUCE
7/22/09   Chamber Does Cooking TV Show with Paul Farrar
The Chamber of Commerce did a TV show promoting the Virginia State Peach Festival and the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair on July 21, 2009 for BTW 21 station in Martinsville, VA
7/21/09   Music Association Jamboree-July 25-2009-Stuart, VA
The monthly Patrick County Music Association Jamboree will be on July 25, 2009, at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA. Admission is Free.
7/21/09   Red Bank Ruritans Gets Funding For Computer Center-Claudville
The Claudville area has received funding for a community computer laboratory, to be located in the Red Bank Ruritan Building.
7/21/09   Bear Sighted at DeHart Botanical Park on Lover's Leap Mt.
This is a picture of mama bear and 3 cubs at the DeHart Botanical Garden, on U. S. Route 58, going up from Stuart, near Lover's Leap Overlook.
7/21/09   Peach Recipes compliments of Paul Farrar
7/20/09   New Hours for the Historical Society Museum in Patrick County
Open Monday-Wednesday 10am till 2pm Friday & Saturday 10am till 2 pm CLOSED THURSDAYS AND SUNDAY
7/20/09   Creigh Deeds Announces Plan to Creat Jobs
Creigh Deeds, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Virginia has announced his comprehensive plan to create jobs in every area of the State. He has already announced he will attend Aug. 8 Peach Festival
7/20/09   Sen. Jim Webb Introduces Adult Education Act of 2009
July 16- WEBB INTRODUCES ADULT EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH ACT OF 2009
7/20/09   Reynolds Homestead Has Exhibit of Paintings from R. J. Reynolds
CRITZ, VA (July 20, 2009)— Virginia Tech’s Reynolds Homestead will exhibit 18 paintings recently donated to the university by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, at a public opening and reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.
7/19/09   Community Funeral Home Sponsors VA State Peach Festival 2009
Community Funeral Home of Stuart and Ridgeway, VA has become a Major Sponsor for the 2009 Virginia State Peach Festival. Shown here is Mr. Kelly Ratcliff presenting a check to Tom Bishop
7/19/09   Dominion Valley Gospel Singing-Stuart, VA
This picture was taken on the weekend at Dominion Valley Park near Stuart, VA for their gospel singing weekend. Looks like a good crowd
7/18/09   Downtown Boys from Star Theatre will Play for Peach Festival
The Downtown Boys who regularly play for the Star Theatre in downtown Stuart, VA will play at the Aug. 8 Peach Festival Celebration at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA
7/17/09   Press Release-Meadows of Dan Folk Fair
July 16-The 5th Annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2009, with activities from 10 AM to 10 PM. Continuing the tradition of showcasing the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains,
7/16/09   Peach Festival Tickets Go On Sale
The Virginia State Peach Festival tickets are now on sale for the August 8 celebration at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA. Adult advance: $12, Child $5, Family with 2 adult, 4 children under 4, $30.
7/16/09   Reynolds Homestead Staff Visit Laurel Hill
The Reynolds Homestead staff visited the historic site and birth place of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in Ararat, VA on July 14.
7/15/09   Obama Administration Listening Tour
Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be on a mission to develop so-called “green jobs.� They will visit Pittsylvania County on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 1:30pm
7/15/09   TU Parks Construction Meeting At School board Office
A representative from TU Parks Construction will be at the school board office to hear from any additional subcontractors, individuals, or firms interested in the school projects on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm at the School Board Office at 104 Ruc
7/14/09   Senator Reynolds Presents Check to Pioneer Community Hospital
Senator Roscoe Reynolds presented a check to Joe McNulty, President and CEO of Pioneer Health Services for $450,000 on July 14, 2009 for upgrades to the Patrick County Pioneer Community Hospital
7/13/09   Patrick County Board of Supervisors Meeting on July 13-2009
At the regular monthly meeting of Patrick County Board of Supervisors on Monday, July 13, 2009 the following are the results.
7/12/09   New Cell Tower Erected in Meadows of Dan, VA Community
The new cell phone tower has been erected on Widow Drive in Patrick County, in the Blue Ridge District, near Rt. 58 and the Floyd County Line. It is not in service yet.
7/12/09   Foothills Smithy Joins Round The Mountain Loop Trail
The Foothills Smithy in Ararat, Virginia, became the latest in a number of trail sites scheduled to be featured on Patrick County’s Community Loop Trail.
7/11/09   Primland Lodge Nearing Completion-Meadows of Dan, VA
The new Primland Lodge, Restaurant, Health Spa, Telescope Observatory is nearing completion in Patrick County, Virginia, near Meadows of Dan.
7/10/09   Mr. Pokeeto Will Entertain at Virginia State Peach Festival-Aug. 8
Mr. Pokeeto, the clown, will entertain at the Virginia State Peach Festival on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA. Ticket price for advance purchase is $12 adult, $5 children 12-under, and Family of 2 adult and 4 children, $30
7/10/09   Looks of the Kibler Post Office Improved-Patrick County, VA
The looks of the old Kibler Post Office near Ararat and Claudville, VA has been improved at the Barnard Country Store and Farm.
7/10/09   Dan River in Patrick County Good Fishing Country
The Dan River on Kibler Valley Road, near Ararat and Claudville is a great place for fishing. There are many scenic sites on this road that include the Annual River Run, Post Office and Barnard Farm.
7/10/09   Honduras Coffee's extended Summer Hours are 7AM till 6PM
Come by after your trip to the pool or park and pick up a icy, refreshing smoothie or one of our delicious frozen coffee's. SEE YOU THERE!!!
7/9/09   BB & T Bank Presents Peach Sponsorship Check - Stuart, VA
Ms. Laurie Boyd, of the Stuart Branch of BB&T bank presented a sponsorship check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for the Virginia State Peach Festival
7/9/09   Virginia Ranks as Five Best States to Start a Business
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today highlighted Virginia’s ranking among the “Five Best States to Start a Business.� The recognition by U.S. News & World Report this week comes on the heels of the Commonwealth’s sixth number one ranking for its pro-bu
7/9/09   Bears Put on A Show at Lover's Leap-Near Stuart, VA
Wild bear put on video show on You Tube web site at Lover's Leap Birdhouse Store, on Lover's Leap Mountain in Stuart, VA
7/9/09   New Facebook Group Added for Patrick County
The Group is called: Patrick County, VA Friends . Membership is free. We now have over 300 members. Lots of news stories and events. Meet your friends. Go to www.facebook.com
7/8/09   Wayside Bluegrass Receives Crooked Road Banner-July 8-Stuart, VA
On the evening of July 8, 2009, the Wayside Park Bluegrass Festival was presented The Crooked Road affiliate banner by Keith Holland and Sammy Shelor.
7/8/09   Virginia Sky Performs at Wayside Bluegrass Festival-Stuart
Virginia Sky performed on Thursday night at the Wayside Bluegrass Festival. This is a local group with two teenage girls and the Hutchen's Brothers.
7/6/09   Patrick County Music Association-Saturday, July 25
The monthly music program will include, Over The Hill Gang, Jason Harris and Friends, McPeak Kids, Ten Brooks, Country Boys and Debbie Terry Bennett. Concessions provided. No charge.
7/5/09   Wayside Bluegrass Festival Becomes Partner with Crooked Road
The Wayside Bluegrass Festival will receive affiliated partner status with the Crooked Road Music Trail. A banner presentation will be doone on Wednesday, July 8th at 5:00pm
7/5/09   Stuart Farm Market Has Fresh Corn - July 3-2009
Fresh local yellow corn was on sale at the Stuart Farmer's Market on Friday, July 3, 2009. Many other garden vegetables and crafts were also available.
7/4/09   Bishop Gives Mid-Year Report on Tourism in Patrick County
Tourism is very important to the Patrick County, VA industry. Tourism is a tremendous boost to our local economy in times of high unemployment and business cycle recession.
7/2/09   Virginia For Lovers Named Top 10 Marketing Campaigns by Forbes
Virginia is for Lovers, the official state tourism slogan for Virginia, was just named one of the top ten tourism marketing campaigns of all time by Forbes.com.
7/2/09   Chamber Office will be closed July 3rd celebrating Independence Day
The office will be closed all day on the 3rd honoring the 4th of July holiday. Have a beautiful weekend! Hope to see you at the car show!!!
7/2/09   Day Lillies On Sale at Stuart Farm Market-Jul 3
Moss Creek Farm and Gardens had their beautiful day lillies on sale at the local farm market in Stuart, VA Downtown district.
7/2/09   Glen Wood of Stuart, VA nominated for NASCAR Hall of Fame
Mr. Glen Wood of Wood Brothers Racing in Stuart, VA has been nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. As a driver and owner he has made significant contributions to the sport of auto racing.
7/1/09   Contract Bidding Opportunity-Patrick County Schools
T. U. Parks Construction Company of Chattanooga, TN has been awarded the general contract for the Patrick County Schools project. Come to Stuart Elementary, July 8 to discuss bidding opportunities
7/1/09   Patrick County Unemployment hits 12.6% for May 2009
Patrick County Unemployment reached 12.6% for May, 2009 and it rose from 11.9% in April.
7/1/09   Wayside Bluegrass Festival Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
The Wayside Bluegrass Festival of Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They offer an annual festival in July of each year. The Park is on Wayside Road.
6/29/09   Clements Cherry Orchard Joins Round The Mountain
Clements Cherry Orchard of Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA has joined the Round The Mountain Community Loop Trail. This is a part of the effort to promote artisans and tourism in SW Virginia.
6/28/09   Montana Young plays with Whitetop Mountain Band in Martinsville
Montana Young, age 16 of Patrick County, VA played with the Whitetop Mountain Band at Martinsville High School on Saturday. She played country and rock 'n' roll.
6/26/09   Stuart Farmer's Market Celebrates the Fourth on Friday July 3rd
Come stock up on your 4th of July picnic food. Locally grown and produced offerings include: in season fruit & vegetables, homemade soaps, cut flowers & local meats. Music by Mary Jo & Charlie Leets and the extension office will offer plenty of recipes.
6/25/09   Patrick Henry Community College receives grant from Gates Foundation
Patrick Henry Community College received a grant for $750,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is designed to increase the number of low income and minority students who finish college.
6/25/09   BIG GREEN HOUSE SALE at The Landmark Center & Blue Ridge Nursing Center
Summer Greenhouse Hours are: Monday 1:30-4pm/Tuesday 10am- Noon/Wednesday 10am-4pm/Thursday 10am-Noon, all other hours you may check with the Landmark Receptionist
6/23/09   Mr. Robert Ward "Bob" Armstrong dies-Bassett, VA
Mr. Robert Ward " Bob" Armstrong, age 95, of Bassett, VA passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2009, at his home. He was born in Kansas City, MO Sept. 3, 1913.
6/23/09   Tourism Advisory Council Meeting on June 22
This is a report on the Tourism Advisory Council meeting on Monday, June 22 at the Patrick County Administrative offices in Stuart, VA.
6/23/09   Virginia Ranks No. 1 Pro-Business State
Jun. 24-Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Virginia’s pro-business environment has garnered the Commonwealth its latest No. 1 ranking nationally.
6/23/09   Annual Celebration of Life with Bench & Memory Bricks Dedication
The event will be held at the Hospice Memory Garden located in the DeHart Park in Stuart on Saturday, June 27th at 11am. Bring a lawn chair for your convenience. A balloon release registration will be at 10:45. For More Information call: 276-694-4416
6/22/09   Board of Supervisors Work Session May 22-2009
Patrick County Board of Supervisors conducted a work session on Monday evening at the County Administrative offices. This report was prepared by Tom Bishop
6/20/09   Peach Pageant Announced-We Invite Entrants
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce the 5th Annual Virginia Peach Pageant in conjunction with the August 6-8 Peach Festival Celebration. The Pageant competition will be on Friday, Aug. 7 at 6:00pm
6/20/09   Covered Bridge Festival Had Good Turnout
Approximately 2500-3000 turned out for the Annual Covered Bridge Festival at Woolwine, VA. Entertainment included music under the Star Pavilion Acoustical Tent, horse drawn wagon rides through the historic bridges, varioius food vendors and lots of local
6/20/09   Chamber Provides Tourism Info Table at The Covered Bridge Festival
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce provided a Tourism Information table at the Annual Covered Bridge Festival at Woolwine on June 20, 2009
6/20/09   Patrick County Music Association-The Highlanders-Stuart, VA
It’s summertime and the music plays on, at Stuart Rotary Field, as PCMA presents it’s monthly Jamboree of bluegrass and gospel music. The Patrick County Music Association is highlighting local bands, all within an hour’s drive and featuring the High
6/18/09   Covered Bridge Festival Set for Saturday, June 20-Woolwine, VA
The Annual Covered Bridge Festival will be held on Saturday, June 20, at Woolwine, VA. Time: 10:00am-4:00pm. We will celebrate the 2 Historic Covered Bridges in the Woolwine Community
6/18/09   Kim Curry Working Summer at Patrick County Chamber
We have a summer hire college Student working at the Chamber for several weeks in the summer. Her name is Kim Curry of Stuart, VA
6/18/09   A DVD of the 2009 Patrick County Relay for Life Now Available for Only $5.00
The Proceeds go to Relay for Life. It has a slide show and a video, as well as a copy of all the picture's. A special THANKS goes to Kiley Scott for organizing the DVD. Contact Betty at 694-5273
6/17/09   Graveside Ceremony for Jesse Wood Sheppard-Wednesday
The grave side ceremony was conducted at Peters Creek Baptist Church, near Lawsonville, NC for Jesse Sheppard, who was killed in an auto accident on Saturday.
6/16/09   Jesse Sheppard Funeral Wednesday at 2:00pm at the High School
Jesse Sheppard, who just graduated from Patrick County High School died in an auto accident on I-95 near Benson, NC on Saturday.
6/15/09   Embarq Becomes Sponsor for VA Peach Festival.
Embarq Corporation presented a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber in support of the Virginia State Peach Festival celebration in August.
6/15/09   Patrick County To Build Tower in Surry County, NC
Federal funding will be used to build a new communications tower in Surry County, NC which will upgrade 911 communications. This will help the Claudville and Ararat communities where there at dead spots.
6/14/09   Beach Festival A Time Of Fun in Patrick County, VA
The annual Hot Fun In The Sun Beach Festival was held on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13 near Stuart, VA in the Wayside Park. The Martinsville Bulletin reported 3000 people attended this 2 day event.
6/14/09   Wal-Mart Sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Wal-Mart presented a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber in support of the Virginia State Peach Festival celebration in August.
6/13/09   Return To Roots Southern VA Launches New Website.
June 11- Press Release from Virginia Economic Bridge about th enew web site: www.ReturnToRoots.org
6/13/09   Bears Steal Bird Feed at Henrietta Crafters-Lover's Leap Mt.
See the videos of jumping bears at Henriettas Crafters, on U. S. Route 58, near Vesta, VA. You Tube address below.
6/11/09   Pick Your Own Cherries-Clements Orchard-Ararat, VA
Clements Orchard will be open for cherry picking on June 8. Located on Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA, near the Blue Ridge Elementary School. These are dwarf trees. Easy pickin!
6/10/09   Annual Beach Music Festival June 12-13 at Wayside Park-Stuart, Va
Press Release from HOT FUN, INC., PO Box 747 Stuart, VA 24171 (276) 694-2150. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/10/09   Create A Portrait of Your Favorite Pet-At The Homestead-Critz, VA
On June 20, 10am-3pm. Members of the Patrick Henry Photography Club will be at the Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center to create memorable portraits of your favorite pet(s).
6/9/09   The Homestead Is Having a Book Sale!-Critz, VA
Go by The Reynolds Homestead and check on the fantastic book sale underway now. Hours are 10am-4pm. Will be there until Thursday.
6/8/09   Launch of Return To Roots-Southern Virginia set for June 12
Jun. 8-A video conference will be held at the Patrick Henry Community College-Stuart, Site on June 12 at 12noon-1:00pm, to launch the Return To Roots-Southern Virginia web site.
6/8/09   Patrick County Board of Supervisor's Meeting - June 8th
June 8-News Report for WHEO. The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, June 8th at the County Administrative Building.
6/8/09   On Friday, June 12th, the Patrick County Health Department will be Closed.
The reason for the closure is for district-wide training.
6/7/09   Kaitlyn Culler Named Co-Player of the Year-Patrick Co. High Softball
Jun. 8-Kaitlyn Culler of Patrick County High and Brittany Arnn of Tunstall High have been named Co-Players of the Year for softball teams.
6/6/09   Windy Hill Orchards Cherries Ready For Picking
Jun 2-Windy Hill Orchards (pick your own) are harvesting cherries the 1st week of June.
6/6/09   Tickets for Hot Fun Beach Music Festival on Sale at the Chamber of Commerce
Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway in Stuart. Camping is available. For information for camping call 276-692-5239
6/6/09   Parkway PC's move to new location-Downtown Stuart, VA
Parkway PC's has moved to a new location at 306 Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, VA.
6/6/09   Christopher's Pizza Receives Crooked Road Banner-Meadows of Dan
Jun. 6-Christopher's Pizza at Blue Ridge Passage Resort received The Crooked Road Music official banner from Mr. Woody Crenshaw, a member of The Crooked Road Music Trail organization. Receiving the banner is Christopher Shumate
6/6/09   Lady Cougars loose to Tunstall 3-2 at Radford
Jun. 6-The Lady Cougars from Patrick County High School lost to Tunstall 3-2 in extra innings on Saturday in the state softball tournament in Radford.
6/5/09   Lady Cougar Softball Game is Now Saturday at 1:00pm
Patrick County High School Lady Cougar Softball Tournament game posponed! Due to heavy rains. Now it is June 6 at 1pm at Radford, VA
6/5/09   Lady Cougars Softball Plays in AA State Tournament-June 6
The PCHS Lady Cougar Softball Team will be playing for the first time ever in the Semi-Final Round of the Group AA State Tournament on Friday at 1pm at Veteran's Field in Radford against the Tunstall Trojans.
6/5/09   Support Cougars-Wear Green and Gold on Friday
The PCHS Cougar Club encourages Patrick County Cougar Fans to show their Cougar Pride on Friday by wearing Green and Gold in honor of all of our springs sports athletes and coaches.
6/4/09   Cabbage Fields in Patrick County Nearing Harvest
June 2- This picture shows a cabbage field in the Dan River District of Patrick County, VA. This field is located in the Dan River Valley
6/3/09   English Teacher needed Patrick County High
Must have VA license and proper endorsement. 2009-2010 school year.287-694-3163. www.patrick-county.org
6/3/09   Dietary Manager Needed-Blue Ridge Nursing Home-Stuart, VA
Must be certified Dietary Manager. Prefer 2 yr. long term care experience. Contact: Gerald Williams, Blue Ridge Nursing Center, 105 Landmark Dr., Stuart, VA. Benefits include: vacation, health insurance, pension plan
6/3/09   Peaches In Process Of Maturity
Pictured here are peaches at Windy Hill Orchards, still green. This is a pick you own orchard located in Ararat, VA with cherries, apples and peaches.
6/3/09   Former Hospital Owners Indicted by Grand Jury
June 3-The Enterprise in Stuart, VA reported that Steven D. Womack and Melvin Eugene Woodward both of Hickory, NC, were indicted individually along with the company they formed, PCH Operations, LLC
6/3/09   Patrick County Board of Supervisors to Vote on Tax Increase
Jun. 2- The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will vote on the proposed real estate tax increase to 48 cents per 100 assessed value on Monday, June 8 at 6:00pm meeting
6/3/09   Board of Supervisors to Hold Public Hearing on Tower Ordinance
June 3- The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the communications tower ordiniance on Monday, June 8 at 7pm in the County Veteran's Memorial Bldg.
6/2/09   Emmett Bradshaw, Jr. Named High School Principal of Virginia
June 1-Mr. Emmett G. “E.G.� Bradshaw, Jr., Principal of Patrick County High School, has been selected the 2009 Outstanding High School Principal of Virginia by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP)
6/1/09   Gladesboro Elementary School tours Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA
Gladesboro Elementary School toured Laurel Hill, historic site of the birth of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in Ararat, VA on May 21, 2009
6/1/09   Sgt Josh Bohannon Returns for Visit
After spending more than a year in Iraq, a soldier received a warm welcome from family and friends Sunday when he returned to his home church. He graduated from Patrick County High School in 2003. He has served in Afghanistan and Iraq
6/1/09   Parkway PC's has moved to a New Location
Parkway PC's has moved from 336-B Patrick Ave. to 306 Patrick Ave. as of June 1st. They still can be reached at 276-694-3843 for all your personal and business computer services.
6/1/09   Jonathan and Joy Large Have new baby
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Large of Ararat who off picture of newborn Baby name is Aubreigh Rose Large
6/1/09   Christopher's Pizza receives Crooked Road Affiliated Partner Status
Christopher's Pizza in Meadows of Dan, Virginia will be presented with a banner acknowledging this venue's recent inclusion as a Crooked Road AFFILIATE PARTNER.
5/31/09   Patrick County Unemployment drops to 12% in April, 2009
May 31-According VEC Patrick County Unemployment went to 12% in April 2009. Compared to 13.1% in March.
5/31/09   Dan River Book Store Added to Community Loop-Round The Mountain
Dan River Books in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, became the latest in a number of trail sites scheduled to be featured on Patrick County’s Community Loop Trail.
5/30/09   Benefit for Rodger Williams-June 7-2009 at Stuart Baptist
On June 7, 2009 our community will come together and support and uplift Rodger and his family as we give thanks to our Benevolent God for His grace and mercy. We will hold a Steak Supper at Rotary Field on that Sunday from 12:30 – 5:30 pm to attempt to
5/29/09   Lt. Barnard Returns to his home in Ararat, VA
May 29-Public is encouraged to line the streets to honor 1st Lt. Leevi Barnard as his body is returned home today. Planned processional route is approximately 10:30am. Folowing U. S. Route 51 North from Winston-Salem onto Rockford Street (U. S. 601) and
5/28/09   Ararat Soldier Killed In Iraq on May 21-2009
Army 1st Lt. Leevi Khole Barnard, age 28 of Ararat, VA was killed in Iraq of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using explosives.
5/27/09   Patrick County Dancing Arts Presents Recital-May 30-Patrick Co. High
Patrick County Dancing Arts Center Presents Recital 2009 Art In Motion at the Patrick County High School Auditorium, Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.
5/27/09   Stuart Forest Products Fire in Stuart, VA
Stuart Forest Products in Stuart, VA is experiencing a tremendous fire at 6:15am on May 27, 2009. Fire departments from Patrick County and Henry County have responded.
5/27/09   Picture of Stuart Forest Products Fire - May 27-6:15am
A fire at the Stuart Forest Products was underway at 6:30am, May 27, 2009 on Commerce Street in Stuart, VA. Fire depts. from Patrick and Henry County have responded.
5/27/09   Stuart Forest Products Fire-May 27-2009-Stuart, VA
The fire at Stuart Forest Products was a devasting loss in the early morning hours of May 27, 2009. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
5/24/09   Lt. Leevi K. Barnard of Ararat Killed In Action in Iraq
Lt. Leevi Khole Barnard, who was a resident of the Ararat area, was killed in action defending his country. Lt. Barnard served with distinction in the military and was, according to sources, on his third tour in Iraq. Lt. Barnard went to Blue Ridge Elem
5/23/09   Dan River Books Holds Ribbon Cutting-Meadows of Dan
Dan River Book Store of Meadows of Dan, VA, held a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening on May 20, 2009. They offer new books at 1/2 price or less. They carry used books too.
5/23/09   Patrick Schools Accepts Challenge of Green Schools
May 22-Patrick County School Board is taking the next step reduce energy usage and promote sustainability in our schools. Through the VSBA Green Schools Challenge, Patrick County Public Schools system is committed to leading by example
5/22/09   Silent Art Auction Fundraiser-The Homestead-Deadline June 4
May 22-Homestead 2nd annual Book Sale and Silent Art Auction Fundraiser the second week of June.
5/21/09   A Big Greenhouse 'One Day Sale' at Landmark & Blue Ridge Nursing Center
9am till 5pm you may purchase 4 packs that are regularly $1.30 for $1.00 and Full Trays for just $11.00. With ALL OTHER BASKETS AND PLANTS 20% OFF. Come and See what we have growing!
5/21/09   The Opening of the Empathy Rehab at Landmark and Blue Ridge Nursing Center
A comprehensive rehabilitation service offering Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy to the residents of Patrick County and the surrounding areas.
5/21/09   Chamber Office Closed on Monday May 25th-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office in Stuart, VA is closed on Monday May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.
5/19/09   Cooking For A Cause-Thur. May 16-Clark Gas & Oil-Stuart
Cookin' For A Cause is Thursday, 11:00am-2:00pm on Commerce St. and Woodland Dr. at Clark Gas & Oil
5/18/09   Lady Cougar Live Broadcast
Fun Facts Radio and More.. will be broadcasting live from Lady Cougar Field the Piedmont District Softball Action this week. Tonight Magna Vista will play Tunstall at 5 pm and our Lady Cougars will play host to Bassett in the night cap.
5/17/09   Auction of Dairy Farm Animals and Equipment-Meadows of Dan, VA
Hurricane Ridge Dairy Farm in Meadows of Dan, VA will have an auction of 279 Holstein Heifers, 27 tractors, 27 trucks & trailers, 14 loaders and much more!
5/16/09   Strawberries Looking Good! At Stuart Strawberry Festival
May 16-Strawberries were in plentiful supply Saturday, at the Town of Stuart's Strawberry Festival. Everyone enjoyed many products made with strawberries.
5/16/09   Mr. Richard D. Rogers, Jr. of Four Rivers Realty Passes Away-May 16
Mr. Richard D. Rogers, Jr. Broker of Four Rivers Realty in Stuart, VA passed away today, May 16 at Blue Ridge Nursing Home. The Patrick County Chamber is saddened by the loss of Mr. Rogers in our business community.
5/16/09   Strawberry Festival Brings Out Crafters-Stuart, VA
Pictured here are examples of wooden bowls crafted out of local wood. On display at the Annual Strawberry Festival in Downtown, Stuart, VA
5/16/09   Tourism Demo's At Virginia Welcome Center-Lambsburg,VA
May 13 & 14-Patrick Countians do 2 demo's at the I-77 Virginia Welcome Center at Lambsburg, VA. Celebrating National Tourism Week.
5/16/09   Tourism Demos at Virginia Welcome Center-May 13-14
Tourism demos were conducted at the Lambsburg, VA I-77 Welcome Center on May 13 and 14 by Patrick Countians as a part of National Tourism Week.
5/16/09   Public Hearing Proposed Budget-Patrick Co. Board of Supervisors
May 18-A public hearing on the proposed budget July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 was held in Patrick County, giving the citizenry the opportunity to give public comment.
5/15/09   Radio-thon at Stuart, VA WHEO 1270 AM Raises $10,500
May 15-Richard Rogers thanks the people of Patrick County and neighboring areas for your generous support in the fight against cancer. Today's "12 Hours for a Cure III" Radio-thon on WHEO, Stuart, Va, raised more than $10,500, exceeding our goal.
5/15/09   Patrick County Chamber Does Tourism Demo at Welcome Center
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce did a "Tourism Demo" at the Virginia Welcome Center on I-77 North, at Lambsburg, VA on
5/14/09   JEB Stuart Preservation Trust Does Tourism Demo at Welcome Center
Representatives of the J. E. B. Stuart Preservation Trust did a "Tourism Demo" at the Virginia Welcome Center, on I-77 North, at Lambsburg, VA on May 14.
5/13/09   Patrick Chamber Provides Tourism Table-Strawberry Festival May 16
Press Release from the Chamber of Commerce-The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have a Tourism Information table at the Strawberry Festival in Stuart, VA on May 16, 2009, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Free literature will be given out all day long
5/13/09   Pioneer Community Hospital Adopts Fairy Stone Cross as Logo
Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County has adopted the fairy stone cross for their new logo. Published in The Enterprise and The Martinsville Bulletin on May 13, 2009)
5/13/09   Peach Celebration Schedule Announced-Aug. 6-8, 2009
The Patrick County Chamber has announced the Peach Week Schedule for August 6-8, 2009. Aug. 6-Gospel Sing, Aug. 7 Peach Pageant, Aug. 8 Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, Aug. 8 Traditional music program
5/12/09   Relay For Life Radiothon-WHEO 1270 AM 6am-6pm-Stuart,VA-May 15
May 15-Relay for Life Radiothon on WHEO 1270 AM, 6am-6pm. All day live music from WHEO studios. Fund raiser for the Relay For Life. Talk Show host: Richard Rogers. Call in to donate 276-694-3114
5/11/09   Board of Supervisor's Meeting May 11, 2009-Patrick County
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors met on Monday evening at 6:00pm on May 11, 2009. Listed here are the decisions made and other matters of public discussion.
5/10/09   New Cell Phone Tower Construction-Meadows of Dan, VA
A new cell phone tower is now under construction on Widow Drive, ¼ mile south of U. S. Route 58 (JEB Stuart Highway), near the Floyd County and Patrick County line.
5/9/09   Picnicing On The Lawn-Mabry Mill, VA
Sunday was a beautiful day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Mabry Mill. This family was spread out with Kentucky Fried Chicken. They are Lyn and Joy Hudgins, and their children Bryson, Gracie and Payton from Blacksburg, VA
5/9/09   Mabry Mill-Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
Mother's Day, May 10, 2009 was the day to be on the Parkway near Meadows of Dan, VA. The sky was clear and temperature just right for all the visitors to the mountains of Patrick and Floyd counties.
5/9/09   Doe Run Farm Joins Round The Mountain Loop Trail
Doe Run Farm in Ararat, Virginia, became the latest in a number of trail sites scheduled to be featured on Patrick County’s Community Loop Trail.
5/8/09   Gary Sheppard Recognized for Contributions to Baseball Park
Gary Sheppard was recognized on May 8, 2009 at the Stuart DeHart Park with a plaque presented to him by Clyde Crissman and Darlyne Clark
5/8/09   Mr. and Mrs. Harris given Plaque in memory of Tracy Harris
The Patrick Prowlers girls softball team presented a plaque in memory of Tracy Harris, a sponsor for the Prowlers team. Receiving the plaque is Mavin and Crystal Harris, presenter is Logan Martin
5/7/09   New Store Front-Downtown Stuart, VA
Pictured here are two new store fronts on Patrick Avenue, Downtown, Stuart, VA. The remodeling project is nearing completion.
5/7/09   Yellow Tavern-Where J. E. B. Stuart was mortally wounded
Pictured here is a historical sign placed near U. S. Route 1 and Interstate 95, North of Richmond, VA, where Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart made his last ride in the Civil War.
5/7/09   Honduras Coffee Improves Menu-Offers Entertainment
Now serving a veggie burger – a grilled garden burger on an onion roll with your choice of fixins, including alfalfa sprouts and a sour cream and herb sauce. May 9th comedy, "Once Upon A Blue Ridge" and the Foddrells.
5/7/09   Chamber Offers new Booklet on Digital Television Conversion
The Federal Communication Commission has issued a new booklet entitled, "DTV Made Easy-5 simple Steps to Upgrade to Digital Television". Come by the Chamber office to get your copy
5/6/09   Meadows of Dan Community Leaders Visit Primland Construction Project
Recently the Meadows of Dan Business and community leaders visited the Primland Resort construction project on Busted Rock Road in Meadows of Dan, VA
5/5/09   Ball Park Initiation-DeHart Park-Stuart-May 7 at 6:00pm
DeHart Park ball field initiation. No. 2 Ball Field. Starts at 6:00pm. Call Recreation Dept. for more info. 276-694-3917
5/3/09   Tom Bishop Visits Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Grave-Richmond, VA
On May 2, 2009, Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce went to Richmond and visited the grave of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA.
5/2/09   Healthy Lifestyles Series-PH Community College-Stuart
Six weekly sessions designed to help better manage weight, reduce risk of illness or injury, lead you to a healthier life. Classes starting on May 14, 6:30pm
5/1/09   Del Armstrong Holds Town Hall Meeting-Stuart, VA
At the PH Community College, Wed., May 6, 5:30pm, 212 Johnson Street, Stuart, VA
5/1/09   Artisans Community Loop Trail Being Finalized for Patrick County
Our absolute last date we can accept trail site applications is May 15,� said Charlotte Gardner, Chairman of TAC, in a recent meeting. 10,000 brochures will be printed for distribution at Welcome Centers, visitor’s centers, and other points througho
5/1/09   Public Hearing Scheduled for Tax Increase-June 8-Patrick County
The County Board of Supervisors have set June 8, 6:00pm, as a public hearing for the tax rate of 48 cents per hundred. The budget for 2009-2010 is $41 million.
5/1/09   The Big Greenhouse at Blue Ridge Nursing and Landmark Center
The big greenhouse is now open to the public. Get ready for Mother's Day which is May 10. Bedding plants, roses, pansies, geraniums, annuls, dish gardens, baskets, mixed pits, dogwood trees, and more.
4/30/09   Patrick County Jobless Rate Goes too 13.2% in March
Patrick County, Virginia unemployment went from 13% in February 2009 to 13.2% in March 2009
4/30/09   Southside Business Tech Center gets $375,000 from Harvest Foundation
Apr. 30-Southside Business Technology Center was awarded $375,000 from the Harvest Foundation over a period of 3 years
4/30/09   Simulus Money Goes to Philpott Reservoir and Lake-$3.75 million
May 1-Selection criteria required that projects be executed quickly and result in high, immediate employment.
4/28/09   Patrick Hospital Looking for Physical Therapist-Stuart, VA
Pioneer Health Services of Patrick County is currently seeking a Physical Therapist and a LPTA. Facilities will be located in the hospital.
4/28/09   Patrick County Schools Earns Distinguished Title I School Division
NEWS RELEASE – April 30, 2009 Ten public school divisions and 124 schools are being honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students
4/27/09   Cost of Griffith Lumber Co. Fire In The Millions-Woolwine
Apr. 26 - As reported by the Martinsville Bulletin, page 1, the owner estimates the loss in millions of dollars. In fact a total loss, per Bruce Griffith.
4/26/09   Hall Oil and Propane Holds Groundbreaking-Stuart, VA
Apr. 24-Hall Oil and Propane held a groundbreaking on JEB Stuart Highway W. in Stuart, VA for a new office and propane storage facility. The business will be located next door to W & W Produce
4/26/09   Jamestown Pipe and Drum Plays for the Highland Games
The Jamestown Pipe and Drum played for the 2nd Annual Highland Games at Laurel Hill in Ararat, VA on April 25. The event was attended by approximatel 1200 people and it was a beautiful day.
4/25/09   Highland Games and Festival at Laurel Hill-Ararat-Apr. 25
The 2nd Annual Highland Games and Festival was held on Apr. 25 at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA. Pirctured here is Jim Barnette (native of Scotland) and Glen King, Organizer of the Games and Festival
4/25/09   Cindy Hoback Named Volunteer of the Year-Surgical Nurse
Apr. 23-Cindy Hoback a day surgical nurse at Northern Hospital of Surry County, NC and former president of the Hospital Auxiliary was named Volunteer of the Year at the Annual Banquet on Tuesday evening.
4/25/09   EMBARQ Mobile Unit at Post Office in Stuart
EMBARQ Telephone company will have their mobile store available to the general public on Tuesday, Apr. 28 all day, starting at 9am-5pm
4/24/09   Griffith Lumber Looses Sawmill in Fire-Woolwine
Griffith Lumber of Woolwine, VA experienced a devasting fire last evening, destroying all their sawmill and equipment. Immediately 40 people are out of work.
4/23/09   Johnny Williams Will Perform at Apr 25 Music Association Jamboree
Apr. 20- Song writer and bluegrass performer Johnny Williams and Friends will perform at the Patrick County Music Association (PCMA) jamboree on Saturday, April 25th in Patrick Springs, VA.
4/23/09   Gas Price goes to $1.899 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Apr. 23-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.899 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
4/23/09   Alert Signs on Manure Spill Removed-Meadows of Dan
Apr. 23- WSLS Channel 10, stated the VA Dept. of Health gave a news release that signs had been removed alerting public of a manure spill of 10,000 gallons.
4/22/09   Step, Inc. holds Groundbreaking for New Building-Stuart
Apr. 16-Step, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 16 at the new site on Wayside Road in Stuart, VA. Cost is $1.3 million with the major portion being a loan from USDA.
4/22/09   Reynolds Homestead Part of Artisan Trail Network
CRITZ, VA (April 21, 2009)—The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to announce that it has become part of the ‘Round the Mountain Regional Artisan Trail Network. This network of driving trails connects visitors to artisan studios, galleries, agritourism bus
4/22/09   EMBARQ Mobile Store Coming to Stuart, VA
EMBARQ's mobile store will be in Stuart all day on April 28, from 9:00am-5pm at the Post Office on Blue Ridge Street. This is a customer service van and may be able to help many in our community with service questions.
4/22/09   Jonathan Large Speaks on the Referendums in Patrick
Apr. 22-After the Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to have that issue decided through a referendum that will be on the ballot for a county election in November.
4/21/09   Aneesh Chopra Named as Technology Director by President Obama
On Saturday, during his weekly address, President Obama named Virginia’s Secretary of Technology, Aneesh Chopra, as the nation’s Chief Technology Officer.
4/21/09   Martinsville Media Reports on Cattle Manure Spill
Apparently a spill of 10,000 gal. of cattle manure occured from a holding lagoon in the Meadows of Dan area of Patrick Colunty on Apr. 13, 2009
4/20/09   Hall Oil & Propane Building in Patrick County
Apr. 21-Hall Oil and Propane of Walnut Cove, NC is planning to build an office and storage facility on JEB Stuart Highway, Rt. 58, next door to W & W Produce.
4/19/09   Rick Boucher Holds Town Hall Meeting in Stuart, VA
Apr. 18. At the Historic Star Theatre in Downtown Stuart, VA, Congressman Rick Boucher, from the 9th District of Southwest Virginia greeted the public in a Town Hall meeting.
4/19/09   Ward Armstrong Visits White House
Delegate Ward Armstrong from Collinsville, VA visited the White House on April 16, 2009. He attended where he attended a presentation on the President’s new strategic plan for high speed rail in America.
4/18/09   Congressman Rick Boucher Greets Tom Bishop at Star Theatre
Apr. 18-Congressman Rick Boucher greets Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at the Star Theatre in Stuart, VA while he was here for a Town Hall meeting.
4/18/09   Car Show In Stuart, VA attracts Big Crowd
The Annual Blue Ridge Mountains Car Show was a hit in Patrick County, VA on Saturday, April 18. This was sponsored by the Stuart Rotary Club.
4/18/09   Jonathan Large Greets Congressman Rick Boucher
Apr. 18-Rick Boucher thanked Jonathan Large, Supervisor from the Dan River District of Patrick County, who recently went to Washington, DC and spoke before the Committee on Telecommunications and The Internet.
4/17/09   Conference on the Stimulus Legislation-Apr. 20-Wytheville
Congressman Rick Boucher offers a FREE conference at the Wytheville Meeting Center concerning the Amererican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Economic Opportunities for the 9th Congressionial District.
4/16/09   National Crime Victims' Rights Week-Apr. 26-May 2
Celebrating National Crime Victims' Rights Week in Patrick County April 26-May 2. All events are open to the public and FREE!
4/16/09   Secretary of Technology Visited Patrick County High School
Mar. 25-Aneesh Chopra visited Patrick County High School to observe teachers using digital learning tools.
4/15/09   Congressman Boucher Holds Town Hall Meeting at The Star Theatre
Public is invited to the Historic Star Theatre on Saturday, 9:00am April 18, with Rep. Rick Boucher, Abingdon, VA sharing with us the impact of the Federal Stimulus package on Southwest, VA
4/15/09   WHEO live Jamboree at The Star Theatre in Stuart-April 18
WHEO and the Star Theatre hosts Mary Jo and Charlie Leet and friends on Saturday, April 18. Ticket price is $3.00. Downtown Boys will also perform. Starts at 11:00am
4/15/09   Civil War Roundtable at The Homestead-Critz, VA
The Reynolds Homestead Virginia Tech Continuing Ed. Center is sponsoring a Civil War panel discussion on Sunday, Apr. 19, 3-4pm. Dessert and coffee provided.
4/15/09   Patrick County Supervisors Vote to take issues to referendum
April 14-Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted late Tuesday night to take the Restaurant Meals Tax and Liquer By The Drink to the voters in the November election.
4/15/09   OPEN HOUSE at PH Community College-Stuart-Apr. 21-5:30pm
Patrick Henry Community College is offering an Open House at the Stuart Site on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30pm. Open to public. Free raffles. Refreshments. Learn about job opportunities.
4/15/09   OPEN HOUSE at PH Community College-Stuart-Apr. 21-5:30pm
Patrick Henry Community College is offering an Open House at the Stuart Site on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30pm. Open to public. Free raffles. Refreshments. Learn about job opportunities.
4/14/09   Mabry Mill Restuarant and Gift Shop will Open Apr. 25-8:00am
The Mabry Mill & Gift Shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway will open for the season on Apr. 25, 2009 at 8:00am. This is one of the most popular sites visited on the Parkway.
4/14/09   Fish Virginia Marketing Rollout-Smith Mt. Lake
The Fish Virginia First marketing inititaive soft rollout event at the Parkway Marina at Smith Mt. Lake in Franklin County, VA. Part of the Bassmasters Tournament Schedule.
4/13/09   VECTEC Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
VECTEC (Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center) of Newport News, Virginia has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
4/13/09   The Showroom of Martinsville, VA Joins Patrick County Chamber
The Showroom, furniture outlet in Martinsville, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They are located at 132 E. Church Street, Martinsville, VA.
4/13/09   Manure Spill in Patrick County, VA
Apr. 13- Health Official report a manure spill into a stream in Patrick County, VA. It is considered accidental and was approximately 10,000 gallons of cattle manure from a holding lagoon on Hurricane Ridge Road near Meadcows of Dan.
4/12/09   Leon Jones Garage of Dry Pond Joins Patrick County Chamber
Leon Jones Garage of (Dry Pond) Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. the garage and trucking company is located on Dry Pond Highway, Route 103 between Claudville and Stuart.
4/11/09   R & S Stone of Floyd County, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber
R & S Stone of Floyd County, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Formerly known as Shooting Creek Quarry
4/10/09   Job Fair at Meadows of Dan Community Center-Primland
Primland Resort is conducted a Job Fair at the Meadows of Dan Community Center on Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA on April 14, 2009, 9:00am-7pm
4/9/09   Mayberry Beverage has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Mayberry Beverage, who offers bottled water and cider, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
4/9/09   Verizon Wireless joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Verizon Wireless of Roanoke, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
4/6/09   Gov. Tim Kaine will be in Martinsville-April 9-2009
Gov. Tim Kaine and his Cabinet Secretaries along with other elected officials at the Museum of Natural History, Martinsville, VA starting at 11:30am, April 9. Cost of luncheon $10. RSVP
4/6/09   Cyndi Williams will become Coordinator for Federal Programs
Mrs. Cyndi Williams, Principal of Stuart Elementary has been promoted to the position of Coordinator of Federal Programs for Patrick County Schools.
4/5/09   What's Going On At Honduras Coffee Shop-Stuart, VA
Apr. 6-Honduras Coffee-Take advantage of our Stimulant Package! For the entire month of April, you can buy fresh roasted Brazilian Santos for only $4.99 a pound. Brazilian Santos is a mild coffee with a smooth, light body.
4/5/09   Patrick County Chamber Office Closed April 13-2009
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Monday April 13, 2009 in observance of the holiday Easter Monday
4/4/09   Patrick County Jobless Rate is 13.3% in February, 2009
The unemployment rate for February, 2009 for Patrick County, VA hit 13.3%. This is up from January when it was 11.5%.
4/4/09   Return to Roots Top Finalists for American Govt. Awards
RADFORD, Va., March 31, 2009- Earlier today, the Return to Roots program, a Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission funded project managed by Virginia Economic Bridge, Inc., was announced as one of the top 50 finalists
4/3/09   Unemployment in Martinsville, VA hits 20.2%
Apr. 2-Jobless rate in Martinsville, VA hit 20.2% in February, 2009 according to Virginiia Employment Commission figures released on Wednesday.
4/3/09   Gas Price goes to $1.939 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down to $1.939 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
4/3/09   Sen. Roscoe Reynolds will be guest on Job Quest on Blue Ridge PBS
April 14, 2009, Senator Roscoe Reynolds will be a special guest on the Blue Ridge PBS "Job Quest" program. This an employment advice and information program.
4/2/09   Chamber Office Hours-New Schedule-April 1st
Apr. 1-The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is now open 9:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday, effective April 1st, 2009
4/2/09   Spring Clean-Up-Patrick County, VA-Mar. 15-Apr. 15
"Community Wide Litter Pick-Up. Patrick County, VA. Mar. 15-Apr. 15. Everyone join in and volunteer to help. Self Directed clean up along our road sides. Be safe!
4/1/09   Volunteer for Fire Dept. or Rescue Squad-Claudville, VA
Come and hear how you can be a volunteer for local fire departments and rescue squads. Trinity Christian School, Claudville, at 14 Gammons Road. Apr. 7-2009 at 11:00am
3/31/09   Musical Styles Along the Crooked Road-Travel Exhibit Opens in Apr.-Stuart
Mar. 30-Musical Styles Along the Crooked Road. Traveling Exhibit Opens in April. Southwest Virginians are known to have a good ear for music, and this second new exhibit from The Crooked Road group opening at The Historic Star Theatre
3/31/09   VA Chamber Briefiings-Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Mar. 30-As we ponder what’s going on in Virginia affecting our business climate and our competitiveness, several things stand out. First among them is the decision by the Virginia Department of Transportation to close 25 of 41 rest areas
3/31/09   National Healthcare Decisions Day-Apr. 16-2009
Mar. 31-Mount Airy, NC – Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care (MVHPC), along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making
3/31/09   Grants Available From Stimulus-Gov. Kaine Announcement
Gov. Tim Kaine announced an update to the Stimulus program and provides information on competitive grants. Now accepting applications for a wide range of project proposals.
3/31/09   Growing Sales Seminar-Apr. 16 at Galax, VA
Attention Business Owners-At Galax, VA. Seminar to help businesses increase salses through state, federal and private sector markets.
3/30/09   Free Workshops at Patrick Henry Community College in May
series of free workshops in leadership, technology, problem-solving, critical thinking and communication will be offered by Patrick Henry Community College during the month of May
3/29/09   Spring Frolic Planned at The Homestead-May 2-Critz, VA
The Annual Spring Frolic is planned for The Reynolds Homestead at Critz, VA, Saturday, May 2, 10:00-3:00pm. Admission $1.00. Maypole. Food. Entertainment. A great place to be!
3/27/09   Gas Price goes to $1.979 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.979 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
3/26/09   David Byrd named as Branch Manager at Surrey Bank-Stuart
David A. Byrd has been named as Branch Manager at the Surrey Bank & Trust in Stuart, VA, replacing Janie Lankford.
3/25/09   Secretary of Technology Visits Patrick County Schools.
The Honorable Aneesh Chopra, the Secretary of Technology, visited Patrick County Public Schools on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
3/25/09   Aneesh Chopra-Secretary of Technology Visits Patrick County, Va
Mar. 25-Mr. Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology visited the Patrick County Schools in Stuart, VA. Accompanying him was Tristen Pegram Senior Special Assistant.
3/25/09   RJR Hospital Now Pioneer Community Hospital
Mar. 25- According to The Enterprise published on March 25, 2009, the former R. J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital has now been renamed Pioneer Community Hospital.
3/25/09   Janice Wilkins Resigns From Patrick County Hospital
Janice Wilkins who has served as hospital administrator for several years announced March 23, that she was resigning that position.
3/25/09   Strategic Planning Session at The Reynolds Homestead
CRITZ, VA (March 25, 2009)— The Reynolds Homestead Virginia Tech Continuing Education Center is in the process of developing a strategic plan. The plan will address two areas—the historic home and the history and story around it,
3/25/09   Easter Egg Decorating Contest-Deadline today at Blue Ridge Nursing Home
Blue Ridge Nursing Home, Stuart, VA is sponsoring a Easter Egg decorating contest. Deadline is today. So get your entries in!
3/24/09   Fire Call at Stuart Forest Products-Stuart, VA
Mar. 24-Four fire departments responded to Stuart Forest Products on Commerce Street in Stuart, VA. Picture was taken about 5:10pm on Mar. 24, 2009. Address is 120 Commerce Street.
3/24/09   Gas Price Goes to $1.939 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Mar. 25-Unleaded gasoline went to $1.939 at On The Run-Exxon, Stuart, VA
3/24/09   Guitar and Instrument Show-Patrick County Music Association
On Saturday, March 28, 10:00am-4:00pm Patrick County Music Association will hold a workshop, guitar and instrument show. Open jam will follow at 5:00pm
3/23/09   Big Band Bash at the Star Theatre-Stuart, VA
Mar. 21- The Patrick County Partnership for the Arts presented the 4th Annual Big Band Bash at the Historic Star Theatre on March 21 in downtown Stuart, VA
3/23/09   Gas Price Goes to $1.879 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Mar. 23-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.879 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
3/23/09   Job Opening! Certified Nursing Assistant with Hospice
Certified Nursing Assistant I or II, 2 years Hospice/Home Health experience preferred, current driver’s license, excellent communication skills. Full time, competitive benefit package. EOE
3/23/09   Ribbon Cutting at Blessings From Above Child Care-Stuart, VA
Mar. 23-Ribbon Cutting was held today at Blessings From Above child care in Stuart, VA, opening a new business. New owners are Mary Beth Roberson and Kim Roberson.
3/23/09   VDOT Announced Closure of 25 Safety Rest Areas in Virginia
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently announced the proposed closure of 25 of the 41 state safety rest areas effective July 2009. VDOT attributes the closures to a tight budget and a move towards its core mission of building and maint
3/23/09   Card Check Bill Under Consideration by US Congress
Mar. 12-Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) or "card check"has been re-introduced in the U. S. House and U. S. Senate. H.R. 1409 and S. 560. If you wish to express yourself, now is the time to contact your representatives.
3/23/09   VA Chamber Hosts Anti-Card Check Forum in Abingdon
Mar. 25-On April 1, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Washington County Smith County and Bristol Chambers of Commerce to co-host a seminar focusing on the Employee Free Choice Act
3/21/09   Utility Work Underway for Route 8 Connector in Stuart, VA
Mar. 20-Pictured here are Appalachian utility crews working on relocation of power lines in Stuart, VA in preparation for the new Route 8 connector
3/20/09   Ribbon Cutting-Mar 23 at 11:00am-Blessings From Above Child Care
Blessings From Above Child Day Center, located at 716 Johnson St. Stuart, VA will have a ribbon cutting celebrating this new business on March 23, at 11:00am
3/20/09   Peach Blossoms Are out at Windy Hill Orchards-Ararat, VA
Mar. 20-Pictured here is a display of peach tree blossoms on March 20, 2009 in the Windy Hill Orchards in Ararat, VA
3/20/09   Gas Price goes to $1.839 per gallon at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Mar. 20-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.839 at On the Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
3/20/09   Pastoral Scene-Patrick County, VA
Mar. 20-This picture is of a farm on Archie's Creek Road, Claudville, VA. Picture was taken on March 20, 2009
3/19/09   New Lodge Under Construction at Primland-Meadows of Dan
The new lodge and restuarant for Primland Resort is under construction with a planned opening in the Summer of 2009. Members of the Meadows of Dan Community toured the property on March 12.
3/18/09   New Store Fronts in Downtown Stuart, VA
Two new store fronts are being put in place on Patrick Avenue, Downtown Stuart, VA. Owners are Tom Beasley and Dean Goad. Expectation is that these will be retail stores.
3/17/09   Blessings From Above Child Day Center Opening Mar. 16
Blessings From Above Child Day Center will be opening on Monday, March 16, 2009. It is located at 716 Johnson Street, Stuart, VA. Telephone: 276-694-7007
3/17/09   VA Commission Delays Hearing on Embarq Rates
A State Corporation Commission (SCC) hearing on a matter that could lead to Embarq raising rates paid by local phone customers has been postponed
3/17/09   Chopra-Sec. of Technology for Virginia will visit Patrick County Schools
Patrick County Public Schools is pleased to announce that the Honorable Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's Secretary of Technology will be visiting Patrick County Public Schools on Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
3/17/09   Job Quest Shares Good News on Blue Ridge PBS
Mar. 19-(Roanoke, Va.)—“JobQuest� shared a dose of good news and optimism with Blue Ridge PBS viewers on March 17, as the popular employment advice and information program returned for its third monthly primetime episode.
3/16/09   New Construction in Patrick County is $22 million for 2008
Mar. 13. The Patrick County Chamber issues this report on new construction for year 2008.
3/16/09   American Legion Post 105 seeking members-Stuart, VA
Post 105 reminds all honorably discharged male and female veterans of the Armed Forces of the U. S. who served during periods of conflict that they may qualify for membership.
3/16/09   Daniel Louis Hosts Afternoon Show on WHEO 1270 AM Stuart, VA
Mr. Daniel Louis hosts the late afternoon talk show and music program on the Heart of Patrick County, WHEO, 1270 AM Stuart, Va
3/15/09   Patrick County Unemployment goes to 11.2% in January 2009
December's jobless rate was 10.2% in December, 2008, with 959 unemployed. January 2009 there was 1078 unemployed.
3/15/09   Need Business Assistance? Here is an opportunity!
Mar. 17-Attention Business Owners. In today’s economy, the survival of small business has never been more challenging. Finding new markets, accessing financing and connecting to resources is vital to weathering economic crisis.
3/15/09   Business Counseling-One-On-One-Stuart- Appointments Available
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE, CALL TODAY TO RESERVE A ONE HOUR APPOINTMENT, contact Sandy Ratliff at 276-676- 3768 from Dept. of Business Assistance. March 30 only
3/15/09   PH Community College Offering On Line Non Credit Classes-Save 20%
PHCC is offering a Mad Deal during March Madness on our online non-credit classes during the month of March. SAVE 20% NOW if you enroll in an online non-credit course through Ed2Go!
3/15/09   Bishop Tommy McGhee is Speaker for Mt. View P. H. Church
Mar. 15-Bishop Tommy McGhee, Conference Supt. of the Cornerstone Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church was the Guest Speaker at Retired Minister's Day at Mt. View Church in Claudville
3/15/09   Chamber On WHEO Talk Show-1270 AM
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber will be on the WHEO 8:00am Talk Show with Lacy Harbour, from 8:15 am-9:00am on March 27, 2009
3/14/09   Sen. Roscoe Reynolds Speaks Out For U. S. Route 58
Senator Roscoe Reynolds, D-Ridgeway has recently spoke out in favor of completing U. S. Route 58 from Stuart to Hillsville, VA. See Martinsville Bulletin, March 12, 2009.
3/13/09   Mr. James A. Hutchens Passes Away March 12-Spencer, VA
Mar. 12-Mr. James A. Hutchens, Age 82, passed away on March 12 at his home in Spencer, VA. We at the Chamber of Commerce offer our condolences and prayers to this family.
3/13/09   Tom Bishop will be on 1270 AM WHEO Talk Show on Mar. 20
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber will be on the WHEO 1270 AM Talk Show with host Richard Rogers on Friday, March 20, 2009, 9:30am-10:00am
3/12/09   FREE CHOICE ACT-Card Check-Introduced in U. S. House of Rep.
Mar. 11-Socalled Free Choice Act (EFCA) or "card check" bill was re-introduced on Tuesday in the House of Representatives (H. R. 1409) and in the Senate (S560).
3/12/09   Sen. Reynolds Urges VDOT to keep Rest Areas Open
Senator Roscoe Reynolds, D-Ridgeway, at the request of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce urged VDOT to do all they can to keep welcome centers and rest areas open.
3/11/09   County Proclamation-Litter Pick-UP-Mar. 15-Apr. 15
Mar. 9-Patrick County, VA declares March 15 – April 15, 2009 as Community Wide Litter Pick Up.
3/11/09   Customer Service Workshops Build Service Skills
Mar. 10-Stuart, Virginia – Thanks to a collaboration of several Patrick County organizations, three successful “Outstanding Customer Service� workshops were held recently at Patrick Henry Community College.
3/11/09   Mary Sue Terry named as 2009 Woman In History
Former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, a Patrick County native and resident, is being honored by the Library of Virginia as one of the 2009 Women in History
3/9/09   Blue Ridge Parkway 75 Celebration Planning Underway
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 75, INC. PUTS STEWARDSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AT TOP OF CELEBRATION PLANS-Roanoke, VA – As the Blue Ridge Parkway prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary, stewardship of the 469-mile roadway is a priority according to state o
3/9/09   Help with Litter Pick Up! Patrick County, VA campaign for Spring
Issued March 9-PLEASE HELP US!!! �Community Wide Litter Pick-Up Patrick County, VA� March 15-April 15, 2009
3/7/09   Gov. Tim Kaine announced allocation of $1.6 billion from Stimulus
Mar. 6-RICHMOND—Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced the allocation of $1.6 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to education, public safety and transportation needs in Virginia.
3/6/09   Patrick County Girls Play in State Tournament Mar. 7-Salem Civic Center
Please be advised that the Patrick County High School girls basketball team will play in the VHSL State Tournament on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 5:15 at the Salem Civic Center.
3/6/09   Vaughan Bassett Furniture will invest $2.15 million for Galax Facility
March 6-GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES VAUGHAN-BASSETT FURNITURE COMPANY EXPANSION IN GALAX. It will create 100 new jobs.
3/6/09   Impact of VA Tourism Economy Sought by Charles Ryan Associates
Mar. 6-Virginia Travel is researching the impact of the recession on the tourism economy in order to develop strategies to help our industry to thrive. Charles Ryan Associates have been employed.
3/5/09   Surrey Bank and Trusts Becomes Peach Festival Sponsor
Mar. 4-Surrey Bank and Trust presented a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce as a 2009 sponsor of the Virginia State Peach Festival.
3/5/09   Crooked Road Venues-Week of March 14-2009
The Crooked Road is pleased to share the following list of events taking place at The Crooked Road Venues, Partner locations and other sites throughout The Crooked Road region through the week of March 14th.
3/5/09   Lady Cougars will be on Fun Facts Radio This weekend
If you are not able to make the trip to Salem on Saturday to cheer on our Lady Cougar Basketball team in their quarterfinal state tournament game against Lord Botetourt, you can still catch the action live on www.BetterThanRadio.us, by clicking our 'Event
3/5/09   RURAL TELEPHONE RATES COULD INCREASE
Mar. 5-The Virginia State Corporation Commission has been asked by Embarq Corporation to reject a report that could force major increases in rural telephone rates.
3/4/09   Patrick Chamber Represented at Martinsville Trade Show
Tom Bishop. Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber, will be on site at the Annual Trade Show in Martinsville representing Patrick County. The show is Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4, from 4:00pm-8:00pm
3/4/09   Specials at On The Run for March 4th at the Stuart Location
today's: Lasagna, sweet potatoes & cherry cobbler. March Specials include Hot Dogs, Taquitos, Chips and all sizes fountain drinks
3/4/09   Verizon Wireless has joined the Patrick County Chamber
Verizon Wireless of Roanoke, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
3/3/09   Patrick Co. Girls Basketball win Region Title
Mar. 1-Patrick County High School girls basketball team won 41-39 over Graham Middle School to secure its first regional title since 1990.
3/3/09   Snow in Patrick County shuts downs Schools
Martinsville and Patrick County schools announced Sunday that they would close today due to the weather. Henry County Schools already were scheduled to be closed today for a student-teacher holiday.
3/3/09   Lady Cougars Play in State Tournament-Salem Civic Center Mar 7
Game starts at 5:15pm at Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA. Patrick County High Lady Cougars Basketball team
3/3/09   Ribbon Cutting at Patrick Hospital-Stuart, VA on March 3
Mar. 3-Pioneer Health Services held a ribbon cutting at the Patrick County Hospital on March 3, 2009, within days of leasing the facility. Joe McNulty, Founder and CEO of Pioneer and Steve Fontaine, Director of regional hospital operations were on hand.
3/2/09   Snow ranges 4-7 Inches in Patrick County, VA
Mar. 2-Overnight snow in Patrick County, VA resulted in a range of 4-7 inches. At 8:30am temperature is 20 degrees. Picture taken by Tom Bishop
3/2/09   George B Weidhass of United Elastic Corporation Passes Away
Mr. George B. Weidhaas, age 89, of Stuart passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born on December 19, 1919 in Easthampton, Massachusetts
3/2/09   7200 Without Power in Forsyth County, NC
Mar. 2-More than 7,200 Duke Energy customers in Forsyth County were without power just after 8 a.m., the utility reported. Another 2,300 customers in Davie County were also without power.
3/2/09   Patrick County Chamber office closed March 2nd
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is closed for March 2, 2009 due to inclement weather. To reach the Executive Director, call 276-692-6174 Mobile
3/2/09   Fun Facts Radio will rebroadcast Lady Cougars Win
On Tuesday, Mar. 3 at 7:15pm, www.betterthanradio.com will show the game from last Friday when the Lady Cougars beat Graham to win the Region IV, Division Championship
3/2/09   Open House and Reception of New Operators of Patrick Hospital-Mar 3
There will be an open house and reception with the new operators of the Patrick County Hospital at 2:00pm, March 3-2009
3/1/09   Mt. Rose Recipe in Top Ten Favorites
Feb. 25-Mt. Rose Inn of Woolwine, VA was named as one of the top 10 staff favorites by ILoveInns.com in its 2009 romatic recipes contest. Innkeepers are Mike and Dora Jane Barwick.
3/1/09   Surry County, NC Tourism Industry $83 million in 2009
Feb. 27-The North Carolina Commerce Secretary, Keith Crisco reported that Surry County, NC tourism industry brought in $83 million dollars in year 2008.
3/1/09   Pioneer Health Services takes over Patrick County Hospital
Mar. 1-Pioneer Health Services, a rural health care company with extensive experience in the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) industry took over operation of the Patrick County Hospital, in Stuart, VA on March 1.
3/1/09   Fast Track Trade Show Has 139 Exhibitors
Mar. 1-Fast Track Trade Show in Martinsville has reported to have 139 Exhibitors on display for March 3 and 4, 2009. It will be held at the former VF/Bassett Walker factory on Walker Road.
2/28/09   Nunn Brothers Play at Patrick County Jamboree
Feb. 28-The Nunn Brothers bluegrass band from Westfield,NC play Saturday night for the Patrick County Music Association Jamboree at Rotary Field in Stuart, Va.
2/28/09   Celthix Band Plays for Patrick County Jamboree Feb. 28
Feb. 28-Celthix, a celtic band from Stuart, VA was on the headline of performers at the Saturday night jamboree put on by the Patrick County Music Association
2/27/09   Employer Breakfast Held at Stuart on Feb. 23-2009
Feb. 23-The Workforce Investment Board held an Employer Breakfast on February 23, 2009 in Stuart, VA to meet with employers and explain the various programs available to help them in their search for employees
2/27/09   Customer Service Workshop Considered Successful
Feb. 24-A series of 3 Customer Service workshops are underway in Patrick County, VA. The first two sessions were led by Dr. Dale Henry from Greenville, TN
2/27/09   Gas Price Goes to $1.779 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Feb. 27-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.779 at On The Run Exxon Stuart, VA
2/26/09   Patrick County Chamber to Exhibit at Fast Track 2009
The Fast Track 2009 will be held on March 3 and 4 at the old Bassett Walker Plant in Martinsville just off Rives Road, each evening from 4:00pm-8:00pm.
2/26/09   Pioneer Health Services leases Patrick County Hospital
Pioneer Health Services of Magee, Mississsippi, has leased the Patrick County Hospital as of March 1, 2009 for a period of 5 years. They currently operate 2 Critical Access Hospitals in Mississippi
2/25/09   Narrow Road Performs for Patrick County Music Association- Feb 28th
It’s all about the family at the Patrick County Music Association (PCMA) monthly, free Jamboree. Family that plays music together, stays together, just ask the Narrow Road who is the special guest band on Saturday, February 28th at Rotary Field in Stuar
2/25/09   Coming Soon: An Artisan Center at The Landmark
With the help of Community Volunteers there will be an Artisan Center at the Landmark very soon. It will be known as 'The Artzy Shop & Gallery'. Tentatively scheduled to open on April 4th.
2/23/09   Gas Price Goes to $1.739 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.739 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
2/23/09   Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner-60th Edition
The 2009 Blue Ridge Parkway Directory and Travel Planner, 60th edition is now available at the Patrick County Chamber office and visitor Center at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA
2/22/09   Patrick County Represented at the Fast Track 2009-March 3-4
Patrick County organizations are well represented in the Fast Track 2009, The area's Premier Trade Show, set for March 3 and 4
2/21/09   Workforce Investment Board Expects Money from Stimulus Bill
Friday, February 20, 2009-The West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board hopes to get funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to double its resources for training and employment services.
2/20/09   Congressman Rick Boucher Looking for site for Data Center
Congressman Rick Boucher, From Abingdon, VA is looking for a site in Henry County & Martinsville for a Data Center. Several companies are working with him to find a suitable site.
2/20/09   Federal Stimulus Act contains $7.2 billion for Broadband Deployment
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act approved in the House contains funds construction of water and wastewater systems, deployment of broadband in rural communities, and money for the renovation and modernization of local schools.
2/19/09   Patricia Crissman Receives Spirit Award-Mt. Valley Hospice
Patricia Crissman has received a "Spirit Award" from the Mt. Valley Hospice organization where she is an employee
2/19/09   Customer Service Workshops in Stuart, VA
The next Customer Service Workshops in Patrick County will be on Feb. 24, 3-6pm and March 5, 9am-12noon in the PH Community College bldg. 212 Johnson St. Stuart, VA
2/19/09   Gas price goes to $1.77 at On The Run-Stuart, Va
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $1.779 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
2/17/09   EMPLOYER'S BREAKFAST- Feb. 23-7AM-Hooker Bldg.-Stuart, VA
EMPLOYER’S BREAKFAST YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN BUSINESS SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE TEAM OF PATRICK COUNTY AT HOOKER BUILDING @ WOODLAND DR. STUART, VA ON FEBUARY 23, 2009 AT 7:00 A.M.
2/17/09   Tom Bishop Makes Pitch for Completion of U. S. Route 58
Feb. 5-Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has written Senator Mark Warner, Senator Jim Webb and Rep. Rick Boucher seeking funding for completion of U. S. Route 58
2/17/09   Rick Boucher to Chair Communications Technology & Internet
Congressman Rick Boucher will chair the subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet in the 111th Congress. Jan. 9, 2009 press release from his office
2/16/09   Chamber Newsletter-Jan 30-2009 Patrick County, VA
Quarterly Newsletter, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce January 30, 2009, Volume 5, Number 1 The Official Publication of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Tom Bishop, Executive Director
2/15/09   Make Bid for Track and Athletic Field-Patrick County High School
Feb. 9-Bids: New Track and Athletic Field. The Patrick County School Board is accepting competitive sealed bids to construct a new running track & athletic field and a new practice field at Patrick County High School, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart, VA.
2/12/09   Ms. Shirley Keene Elected as President of JEB Stuart Preservation Trust
Ms. Shirley Keene of Patrick Springs, VA has been elected to be President of the JEB Stuart Preservation Trust, Inc. She previously served as Vice President.
2/12/09   Mt. Valley Holds Ribbon Cutting for its first resident home
Feb. 12-DOBSON—It might have taken a little longer than expected, but the doors of Surry County’s first resident hospice home finally opened Wednesday morning.
2/10/09   Carlton Biggs Wins Quilt at Jeb Stuart Birthday Celebration
Mr. Carlton Biggs won the handmade quilt shown in this picture at the drawing at Jeb Stuart Birthday celebration at Just Plain Country Store in Stuart, VA on Feb. 7, 2009
2/8/09   WHEO Does Live Remote at Just Plain Country Store-Stuart, VA
Richard Rogers of WHEO does live remote at the Just Plain Country Store in Stuart, VA for the JEB Stuart Birthday celebration on Feb. 7, 2009
2/7/09   Slate Mountain Ramblers Play for Jeb Stuart Birthday Celebration
Pictured here are the Slate Mountain Ramblers of Ararat, VA on Feb. 7, 2009 at Just Plain County Store at the celebration of JEB Stuart's birthday celebration.
2/7/09   Jeb Stuart Impersonator Is Guest at Jeb's Birthday Celebration
Matthew Wise, a student at Appalachian State University, is a guest at the Annual Birthday Celebration of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart at Just Plain Country Store in Stuart, VA
2/6/09   Late Evening Pastoral Scene in Floyd County, VA - Feb. 3
This is a picture taken on Rt. 8, Floyd County, VA late in the evening of February 3, 2009 as the sun was getting ready to set.
2/6/09   Gas Price Goes to $1.839 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Feb. 6-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.839 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
2/4/09   New Home Under Construction near Meadows of Dan, VA
Pictured here is a new home currently under construction near Meadows of Dan, VA just off Willis Road. Picture taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Tom Bishop
2/4/09   Gov. Baliles Named Virginian of the Year-2008
Governor Gerald Baliles, native of Patrick County, Virginia was selected by the Virginia Press Association as Virginian of the Year for 2008.
2/3/09   True Life Travelers Performing at Star Theatre-Stuart
The True Life Travelers will appear at the Historic Star Theatre and live on WHEO 1270 AM radio on Feb. 7, 2009, 11:00am-12 noon. Admission is $3.00 at the door
2/3/09   Tilley Discusses Grants to Fund Revitalization in Stuart, VA
Feb. 2-2009-Martinsville Bulletin-A revitalizaion in Stuart aimed at attracting tourists also will help maintain jobs. Stuart Town Manager, Terry Tilley gives report on grants received from VDHCD.
2/3/09   Ribbon Cutting-Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home-Feb. 11
A ribbon cutting will be held at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC on Feb. 11, 11:00am. Open House festivities and tours. 8:00am-6:00pm
2/2/09   Gasoline price goes to $1.799 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Feb. 2- Unleaded gasoline price went from $1.739 to $1.789 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA.
2/2/09   Southside Business Tech Hires Deputy Director
The Southside Business Technology Center (SBTC) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. Lascelles James as Deputy Director to be located in the center's Danville, VA office.
2/2/09   Advertising Opportunity with Crooked Road Music Trail
Patrick County Chamber Membership are encouraged to consider advertising with the Crooked Road Music Trail 2009 brochure
2/2/09   Live Webcast-Region IV Wrestling Tournament
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - Region IV Wrestling Tournament from Magna Vista High School-beginning at 10AM (Might possibly webcast Friday's preliminary matches) Mike Souma will be guest commentator along with Lemont Bryant
2/1/09   Home Destroyed in Claudville, VA
Tony and Amanda Brooks home on Pinecrest Lane, near Claudville, VA was completely destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of Jan. 30, 2009.
1/30/09   Unemployment in Patrick County reaches 10.2% in December
Jan. 30-Unemployment in Patrick County, VA went up to 10.2% in December 2008 with 958 people unemployed. This compares to November when they had 8.1% unemployed with 759 out of work.
1/30/09   Mt. Airy seeks to land the next Aerial Machine expansion
Jan. 30-Mt. Airy News reported today that Town of Mt. Airy is hopinig for an expansion of Aerial Machine again that will put them in the running to obtain this plant.
1/29/09   VA Transformer Corp. Hiring up to 40 people
Virginia Transformer Corp. based in Roanoke, VA is in the process of hiring 20 people from Patrick County.
1/28/09   Tom Bishop Reports on Business Progress for 2008-Patrick Co., VA
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce gave an update on the status of the Chamber and business conditions in Patrick County, VA for 2008 at the Annual Banquet
1/28/09   Verizon Wireless acquires Alltel Wireless-$28 billion value
Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel Wireless in a deal which is valued at over $28 billion. This allowed Verizon to become the largest wireless carrier with almost 84 million customers.
1/28/09   Richard Rogers of WHEO reports on Chamber Banquet
Despite these tough economic times, it is a comfort that the Patrick County business community is blessed with positive leadership that is being provided by the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
1/28/09   Carol Beasley Speaks at Chamber Banquet Jan 23
The following is the text of Ms. Carol Beasley's speech at the Friday night Chamber banquet, Jan 23, 2009. She is the new President of the Chamber Board of Directors. She and her husband Tom, own the Historic Star Theatre
1/27/09   FCC Representative Comes to Patrick County, VA
Delores C. Browder from the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC, came to the Patrick County Music Association Concert on Saturday Jan. 24, to share news about the digital TV conversion
1/27/09   Are You Prepared for Digital TV Conversion?
What you need to know about Digital TV Conversion. What is it? Why are broadcast stations switching to digital? Learn about the digital-to-analog conversion box.
1/26/09   Tom Bishop Provides Tourism Info at the Jamboree Jan. 24
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce provided tourism information at the Patrick County Music Association Jamboree in Stuart, VA on January 24, 2009
1/26/09   Carol Beasley of the Star Theatre become Chamber President for 2009
Ms. Carol Beasley of the Historic Star Theatre and the Depot Emporium in downtown Stuart, VA was elected as the 2008 President of the Chamber Board of Directors in Patrick County.
1/26/09   Michael Ray Fain-Stuart, VA has released a CD-Traditional Country
Michael Ray Fain, of Stuart has released a CD, Rye Cove. All 12 songs on the project are written by Mike. Rye Cove is a traditional country music lovers treasure.
1/26/09   Snyder Family Sings at Patrick County Music Jamboree-Jan 24
The Snyder Family performed at the Jan. 24th Patrick County Music Association Jamboree in Stuart, VA
1/25/09   Chamber Banquet has packed house at Rotary On Jan. 23
As pictured the house was packed for the popular Patrick County Chamber banquet held at the John D. Hooker Memorial Building in Stuart, VA
1/25/09   Dr. Randy Marshall of Dallas, TX speaks at Chamber Banquet
Dr. Randy Marshall, noted author and motivational speaker from Dallas, TX spoke at the Patrick County Chamber Banquet on Jan. 23, 2008 in Stuart, Va.
1/24/09   Patrick County Sunset Jan 22-2009
This picture was taken on January 22, 2009 on Handy Mountain Road in Patrick County, VA near the town of Stuart. Taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/23/09   NC Unemlployment Hits 8.7% in December
NC Unemployment hit 8.7% in December, 2008 as compared to 7.8% in November. October's rate was 7.1%. Comparing to 2007 in Decmeber it was 4.7%
1/22/09   FCC Representative Coming to Stuart, VA Jan 22-23-2009
The Chamber of Commerce will introduce many folks in Stuart, VA to a representative from the FCC that is sharing information about the Conversion to Digital TV, scheduled for Feb. 17-2009
1/21/09   Country Boys performing at Patrick Music Association-Jan 24th
The well known local bluegrass band The Country Boys will perform at the Patrick County Music Association (PMCA) at their monthly, free Jamboree on Saturday, January 24th at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA, doors open at 3:30 PM.
1/20/09   BUSINESS WRITING COURSE-OFFERED AT THE HOMESTEAD
Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24. Cost $80. To register call 276-694-7181. Time 6pm-9pm. Tuesday evenings in February
1/19/09   Mabry Mill Iced Over-Jan. 16-2009
This picture was taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on January 16, 2009. Temperatures were around zero, on Friday and Saturday mornings.
1/19/09   Wall Of Ice- Blue Ridge Parkway-Jan. 16-2009
This picture was taken on January 16, 2009 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mile Post 176 by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/18/09   Birthday Celebration-for Gen. J. E. B. Stuart-Feb. 7-2009
At Just Plain County Antique and Crafter's Mall, Stuart, VA. 10:00am-2:00pm. Music by Slate Mt. Ramblers.
1/18/09   Ice Creek in Patrick County, Virginia Jan. 17-2009
This picture was taken on Browns Dan creek near Claudville, VA on the evening of January 17, 2009 by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/17/09   Operator of Patrick County Hospital sued for $1 million in damages
Jan. 15-2009-As reported by Associated Press and Richmond Times Dispatch. STUART -- A lawsuit against the former operator of a Patrick County hospital seeks $1 million in damages, including wages owed to more than 85 employees.
1/17/09   Audio of Attorney John Fishwick-Fun Facts Radio-Patrick Lawsuit
Fun Facts Radio, a 24 hour Internet radio station in Stuart, VA has recorded an audio of the details of the lawsuit against Patrick County Hospital by the Attorney John Fishwick. Reference this link.
1/16/09   WDBJ Channel 7 does news story on Lawsuit against Patrick Co. Hospital
January 15-2009-Group of employees of the Patrick County Hospital sue the owners for unpaid wages. News story is done by WDBJ Channel 7 in Roanoke, VA, from Stuart, VA on Jan. 14.
1/16/09   Lawyer's Weekly Reports 85 employees of Patrick Co. Hospital sue
Lawyer's Weekly, dated Jan. 15, 2009 reported that 85 emplolyees of Patrick County Hospital, Stuart, VA have sued former hospital operater over unpaid wages.
1/16/09   News 8 Richmond-Petersburg Reports lawsuit against Patrick County Hosp.
WRIC-TV 8 See this link: http://www.wric.com/Global/story.asp?S=9677791
1/15/09   Customer Service Workshops Offered-Patrick County, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -14 January 2009 PATRICK COUNTY ORGANIZATIONS JOINTLY ANNOUNCE SPECIAL CUSTOMER SERVICE WORKSHOPS
1/15/09   Gas price goes to $1.739 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
January 15-2009-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.739 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
1/15/09   ABC 13, WSET, News-Lynchburg, VA reports on lawsuit at Patrick Hospital
Jan. 14, 2009-ABC 13 News, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA has reported on the lawsuit against the owners of Patrick County Hospital.
1/15/09   VFW Post Honors Patrick County Women
Blue Ridge Elementary School teacher Sandra Clement and Patrick County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Betsy Layman were given the awards of "Teacher of the Year" and "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" respectfully by VFW Post 8467.
1/14/09   Workforce Development Courses Available at PH Community College
Patrick Henry Community College’s Department of Continuing Education and Workforce Development invites you to check out the exciting variety of classes offered this Spring.
1/12/09   Corner House Bed and Golf joins the Patrick County Chamber
Corner House "Bed and Golf" has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. This is a 4 bed/ 4 bath home with all modern amenities for family or a group of friends. Excellent lodging for those wanting a country get-a-way.
1/12/09   Cell Phone Tower In Service-Stuart, VA
Jan. 12 - The new Verizon cell phone tower near Stuart, VA is now in service. It is visible near the PH Community College as you look toward Rucker Mountain.
1/8/09   Unemployment in Patrick County goes up to 8.2%
Unemployment in Patrick County, VA went up to 8.2% in November, 2008. Henry County, VA went to 9.6%. City of Martinsville went to 14.9%
1/8/09   Public Notice-Equalization Board Meeting Schedule
Hearings will be conducted beginning Feb. 4, 2009 to consider requests from individuals desiring to contest their 2009 real estate assessment.
1/7/09   Congressman Perriello named to Transportation Committee
Newly elected Congressman Tom Perriello was named to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, an appointment he called a hugh victory.
1/7/09   Chamber Has Raffle for Beautiful Birdhouse
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is offering this birdhouse in a raffle drawing. Ticket donation price is $1.00 each.
1/6/09   Gasoline Price goes to $1.679 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Jan. 6-Unleaded gasoline price went up to $1.679 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
1/6/09   Annual Chamber Membership Banquet Set for January 23-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has announced the membership banquet for January 23, 2009 at 6:30pm at John D. Hooker building, Rotary Field in Stuart. VA
1/6/09   Infinity Acres Joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Jan. 6-Infinity Acres, LLC of Ridgeway, VA has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. They are located on Joppa Road, Ridgeway, VA. Web page is www.infinityacres.org.
1/6/09   Sock Hop At The Malt Shoppe-At The Homestead-Feb 6th
CRITZ, VA (January 6, 2009)—Grab your saddle oxfords and poodle skirt and head out to the Reynolds Homestead for the Patrick County Extension Office’s “Sock Hop at the Malt Shoppe� Fundraiser on Friday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.
1/6/09   Fun Facts Radio broadcasting live-PCHS-Jan. 7-2009
TONIGHT-LIVE FROM THE PCHS COUGAR DEN...It is Senior Night as our Cougar Grapplers take on the Tunstall Trojans and the Bassett Bengals.
1/6/09   Debra Buchanan has been elected to the Chairman of Henry Co. Board
Debra Buchanan of the Horsepasture District has been elected to the Chairman of the Henry County, VA Board of Supervisors.
1/6/09   Horticulturalist Position Open at Primland-Meadows of Dan
Horticulturalist position is open at "The Highland Course" at Primland Resort, near Meadows of Dan, VA. Send resumes to 276-222-3816 (fax)
1/6/09   Step, Inc. Accepting Bids for 7200 sq. ft. Bldg.-Stuart, VA
Step, Inc. Board of Directors, Mr. Jon Morris, Executive Director, 200 Dent Street, Rocky Mt., VA 24151
1/5/09   Clyde Crissman Profiled in the Sunday Martinsville Bulletin
Mr. Clyde Crissman Director of the Patrick County Parks and Recreation was profiled in the Sunday paper of the Martinsville Bulletin on January 4, 2009
1/5/09   Patrick County Schools Announces Vacancies
For 2008-2009 School year. FT Teacher Assistant, Algebra Readines, Ft Teacher Assistant, Special Education, 2 PT Teacher Assistants, 3.5 hr. daily
1/4/09   Economic Stimulus could include U. S. Route 58-Cong. Perriello
“Shovel-ready� infrastructure projects, such as the completion of improvements to U.S. 58, are the types that should be included in President-elect Barack Obama administration’s economic stimulus package, according to incoming U.S. 5th District Rep.
1/3/09   Carol Beasley Named President of Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Carol Beasley of the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA has been named the 2009 President of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
1/3/09   Primland Resort Advertises Job Openings
Primland's beautiful new Lodge at Primland is scheduled to open in late spring 2009. This luxurious new facility will feature 26 suites, a state-of-the-art spa, a golf shop, dining room, recreation room and a ballroom for events and meetings.
1/2/09   Fairystone State Park Recycling Christmas Trees
Help the fish habitat at Fairystone Park and donate your left over Christmas Tree. Drop location is Rotary Field in Stuart. From now until January 9th. Remove all ornament.
1/2/09   Gas Price Goes up to $1.579 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Jan. 2-Unleaded gasoline price went up to $1.579 at On The Run-Exxon, Stuart, VA.
12/30/08   Johnny Lambert selected as President Elect of Realtors Assoc.
The Martinsville Henry County and Patrick County Association of Realtors installed new officers at their banquet on Dec. 12. Johnny Lambert was selected as the President Elect.
12/29/08   Gun permits on rise in Surry County, NC
Dec. 29-Mt. Airy News reported that gun permits are on the rise lately. Interviewed was Merlin Scales, of Rabbit Ridge Enterprises, Ararat, VA.
12/29/08   New Cell Phone Tower on the Horizen near Philpott Lake, VA
Verizon Wireless has constructed a new cell phone tower, near Rt. 57 and Phillpott Lake in Henry County, VA.
12/27/08   Merger of Verizon and Alltel possible.
Alltel the largest rural mobile operator in the U. S. is rumored to be up for sale. Possible buyer is Verizon. This would be a $28 million deal. Verizon is a predominate provider in the Piedmont area of Virginia.
12/25/08   Chamber Collector Ornament Now Available for 2008
The Patrick County of Chamber Commerce has released the 2008 Christmas ornament and collector mug. It is the picture of “Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA" standing with his horse.
12/25/08   Morgan Shepherd Presents Check for $30,000 to PARC Workshop
Morgan Shepherd, NASCAR race driver, presented a $30,000 contribution to Mr. Henry Ayers, Director of the PARC Workshop iin Stuart, VA, on December 15, 2008
12/24/08   Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pendleton Appear in Period Clothing-Dec. 20
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pendleton are pictured here in period clothing representing Jeb Stuart Preservation Trust and Wharton Camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans on Dec. 20, 2008
12/24/08   Gas price goes down to $1.499 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Dec. 24-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.499 per gallon at On the Run Exxon, Stuart, VA.
12/22/08   Jeb Stuart Preservation Trust Appears at Music Association Jamboree
The Jeb Stuart Preservation Trust directors and Civil War reenactors were at the Patrick County Music Association monthly Jamboree on Dec. 20 in Stuart, VA
12/22/08   Guests at Music Assoc. Jamboree include Reenactors-Dec 2008
The Patrick County Music Association Jamboree included guests representing the Civil War Era.
12/21/08   Chamber Office to Close on Dec. 24 and 25
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 and also on January 1st.
12/19/08   Piedmont Community Services Ribbon Cutting held on Dec. 18
New location is at 22280 Jeb Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, 5 miles East of Stuart, VA in Patrick Springs. The new building cost approx. $1.5 million and was constructed by Clark Brothers from Stuart
12/16/08   Gov Kaine Releases Revenue Forcast For Virginia-Dec. 17
Dec. 17-GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES REVENUE REFORECAST, PLAN TO ADDRESS SHORTFALL. Shortfall for the biennium approximately $2.9 billion
12/15/08   WARNING-False E-mails from Embarq Corporation
Dec. 8-WARNING: We have been getting numerous e-mail messages from what looks like Embarq Corporation customer service asking you for vital information-MESSAGE FROM Patrick County of Chamber
12/15/08   Gas price goes to $1.559 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Dec. 15-Unleaded gasoline price went to $1.559 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
12/15/08   Wood's Cold Storage for Fruits
They have oranges, tangerines, honey, peanuts, etc. Fresh local grown items to fit your budget. Telephone 276-694-3888
12/14/08   Mary Jordon Named Non Profit Leader of the Year
Dec. 14-Mary Jordon, Director of the Spencer-Penn Centre was awarded United Way's Non-Profit Leader of the year. "A true leader is someone who not only has a vision, but can inspire others to share in that vision and that is the type of leader we have in
12/12/08   Mt. View Church Holds Christmas Musical-Claudville, VA
Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church, 263 Hatcher's Chapel Rd., Claudville, VA will celebrate Christmas with a musical presentation, "Emmanuel", Celebrating Heaven's Child.
12/12/08   Music Association Christmas Show-Dec. 20-Stuart, VA
At Rotary Field. Doors open at 4:30pm. Bill and Maggie Anderson. Kenny and Amanda Smith. Sammy Shelor and Friends. The Country Boys. Herbert and Tina Conner. One Accord.
12/11/08   Wanda Campo Teacher of the Year-Patrick County, VA
Wanda Campo, who teaches fourth grade science and social studies at Hardin Reynolds Memorial School, has been named the community Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year.
12/10/08   Blue Ridge Nursing Has Live Nativity Scene-Stuart, VA
The Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, VA puts on a live nativity scene on Dec. 9, 2008
12/10/08   Live Nativity brings Alpacas to Blue Ridge Nursing Home-Stuart, VA
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, Blue Ridge Nursing Home had a live nativity scene on display with the beautiful alpacas from Infinity Acres of Ridgeway, VA
12/10/08   Spencer Penn Centre Music on Dec. 12-Spencer, Va
Spencer Penn Centre holds Friday night music. Concessions available. Music by Highway 61 and Ten Brooks and Chords of Faith beginning at 5:30pm. Free program. Donations appreciated.
12/10/08   The Christmas Music and Dinner at Spencer-Penn is Canceled
scheduled for December 18th, 2008, has been canceled. If you have already purchased your ticket please contact the Centre at 276-957-5757 for a refund.
12/9/08   Gas price drops to $1.499 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Dec. 9-2008-Unleaded gasoline dropped 10 cents to $1.499 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
12/9/08   Williams Auction of Martinsville joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Williams Auction Co., LLC of 1636 Rivermont Heights, Martinsville, VA has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
12/9/08   Carter Bank Wins Award for Christmas Decorations-Stuart, VA
Dec. 8, 2008-Carter Bank won the award for Christmas decorations in the Town of Stuart, VA. Pictured here is the inside the lobby and at the teller windows
12/8/08   Welcome to Community Day at The Landmark Center Every Thursday 1-4pm
or just drop by at your convenience, 'Where new friends and long-time friends gather for fun and a host of other activities that will interest almost everyone."
12/8/08   Patrick County Residents Protest Tax Assessment-Stuart, VA
Dec. 8-2008-Approximately 700 residents packed the Patrick County High School gym on Monday evening to express their dissatisfaction with the recent real estate tax assessment.
12/8/08   Chamber Banquet Set for Jan 23, 2009
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on January 23, 2009, at 6:30pm, at the J. D. Hooker Building on Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. Guest Speaker is Randy Marshall
12/7/08   Patrick County High Marches in Stuart Christmas Parade
The Patrick County High Cougar Band marched in the Dec. 6 Christmas Parade in Stuart, VA
12/7/08   Miss Virginia Peach 2008 Rides in Parade Route in Stuart, VA
Miss Virginia Peach for 2008, Janella Barbour of Martinsville, VA rode in the Stuart Christmas Parade on December 6.
12/6/08   ATV's Were a Big Part of the Stuart Parade Dec. 6
Shown here are numerous 4-wheel vehicles that entered the Christmas Parade in Stuart, VA on Dec. 6 coming down Main Street.
12/6/08   Rebroadcast of the Stuart Christmas Parade-Dec. 11 at 7:00pm
Fun Facts Radio will rebroadcast the Stuart Christmas Parade held on Dec. 6, 2008 at 7:00pm. go to this web site: www.betterthanradio.us
12/5/08   Aerial Machine Holds Opening Ceremony-Ararat, VA-Dec. 4
Dec. 4, 2008-Aerial Machine and Tool held a ribbon cuting and opening ceremony at the new Ararat, VA production facility, located on Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA
12/4/08   Annual Christmas Parade-Stuart, VA Dec. 6 at 2:00pm
the annual Christmas Parade will be held on Main Street, Stuart, VA, starting at 2:00pm. Sponsor: Patrick County Jaycees
12/4/08   Gas price drops to $1.599 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
December 3, 2008-Unleaded gasoline dropped to $1.599 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
12/4/08   Patrick County Unemployment Adjust upward to 6.8%
Dec. 4, 2008-For October Patrick County, 22 people were dropped from the jobless rolls, leaving a total of 626 looking for work. That lowered the county’s jobless rate by 0.2 percent to 6.8 percent, statistics show. The county now ranks 15th among local
12/4/08   Joe Tennis Writes Book about U. S. Route 58
Joe tells the story about traveling U. S. Route 58, the longest road in the State of Virginia. Title: Beach To Bluegrass: Places to Brake on Virginia's Longest Road.
12/3/08   Patrick Property Values Rose 76% in Reassessment
“I have seen some� reassessments that rose by 500 to 600 percent, and “I have seen some in other jurisdictions that have done the same,� said Patrick County Administrator Jay Scudder. However, the average reassessment increase in Patrick County i
12/3/08   Press Release-New Plant Provides 55 new jobs in Patrick County
Dec. 2, 2008-Aerial Machine and Tool Corp. which was founded in 1926, recently started a new manufacturing operation in Ararat, VA, employing 55 new jobs.
12/2/08   Santa Clause is coming to Stuart with Fun Facts Radio Broadcasting Live Coverage
get your picture taken with Santa at 103 Stonewall Court from Noon till 1pm. Parade begins around 1:45 and Fun Facts Radio will broadcast live coverage and bring up the end of the Christmas Parade.
12/2/08   Big Rock in Patrick County, VA
Pictured here is Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and his two grandsons, Luke and John West with their dad Tony. This was a day of exploration
12/1/08   Come See Santa-Dec. 6 at 12noon-1pm-Stuart, VA
The Fun Facts Radio studios in Stuart, VA will host Santa on Saturday, December 6 from 12 to 1pm. All kids are invited to come see Santa before the parade starts at 2pm and have your photo made with him while you're giving him your list!!
12/1/08   Christmas Window Decoration Contest/Stuart
All Town of Stuart Businesses are Encouraged to Participate. A PRIZE OF $100.00 IS GIVEN TO THE BEST 'N' SHOW
12/1/08   Benefit Supper for Mike Beasley-Dec. 6-5:00pm Claudville, VA
Poor Man's Supper for Mike Beasley at the Red Bank Ruritan Community Building. 5:00=7:00PM, $5 ADULT, $3 CHILDREN. Serving pintos, potatoes, cole slaw, cornbread and dessert
11/27/08   Stuart Flooring Cuts 60 jobs-Stuart, VA
Stuart Flooring Corp. eliminated 60 jobs Friday, Nov. 21st. The layoff was the result of "the sluggish housing market and reduced demand for hardwood flooring".
11/27/08   Stuart United Elastic Plant laid off 21 employees-Stuart, VA
The Stuart United Elastic Plant of Narroflex, Inc. one of Patrick Counties oldest industries laid off 21 employees according to Robert Diesel, chief financial officer.
11/26/08   Hospice of Patrick County Ceases Operation
Hospice of Patrick County was suspended Friday, Nov. 21 by the R. J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital, aka, Patrick Hospital. Agency services are continuing according to Patricia Crissman.
11/26/08   Taxpayers Protest Assessment at Monday Meeting-Stuart, VA
And overflow crowd came to the Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting on November 24, 2008 to protest the real estate tax assessment that property owners recently received in the mail.
11/26/08   Gas price drops to $1.699 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
November 26-2008-Unleaded gasoline dropped to $1.699 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
11/25/08   Chamber Banquet Set for Jan 23-2009
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held on January 23, 2009, at 6:30pm, at the J. D. Hooker Building on Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. Guest Speaker is Randy Marshall
11/25/08   Business After Hours on Dec. 11 at Reynolds Homestead- Critz, VA
The December After Hours Social will be held at the R. J. Reynolds Homestead on Dec. 11 at 5:30PM-7:00PM In Critz, VA
11/25/08   Chamber of Commerce Office Closed Nov. 27 & 28-2008
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2008 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
11/21/08   Gas Price drops to $1.759 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
November 21, 2008, Unleaded gasoline dropped 10 cents to $1.759 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
11/20/08   EMI Imaging Provides Food Boxes for 600 Families
Thursday, November 20, 2008-As reported by the Martinsville Bulletin, Debbie Hall, Staff Writer. Volunteers, employees and owners of Eastern EMI Imaging bundled up Wed. to provide food boxes to nearly 600 families.
11/19/08   Mt. View P. H. Church Christmas Cantata-Claudville, VA
Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church will celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Musical directed by Mrs. Connie Bishop, Dec. 21st at 6:00pm with refreshments to follow. Public Invited.
11/19/08   GOV. KAINE ANNOUNCES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF VA IS FOR LOVERS
November 19, 2008-RICHMOND—Governor Timothy M. Kaine today kicked off the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers at the Virginia State Capitol. Virginia is for Lovers, launched in 1969, is the official state tourism slogan.
11/18/08   FREE Brunswick Stew at Patrick Springs Christian Church, Nov. 23
located on U. S. Route 58 East of Patrick Springs post office, accross from J. C. Joyce Paving Co. Starting at 5:00pm. At 6:00pm, the Southern Prophets will provide music.
11/18/08   Appalachian Power Rate Hike is OK'd
Nov. 18, 2008-Apco rate hike OK'd. Increase is less than requested but still 19.3%. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Monday approved a 19.3 percent rate increase for Appalachian Power Co.
11/18/08   Gas Price Drops to $1.859 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
November 18, 2008-Unleaded gasoline dropped to $1.859 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
11/17/08   Spaghetti Dinner for Kazia Martz-Cancer Patient-Nov. 22-Claudville
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Kazia Martz a Claudville, VA resident diagnosed with Lymphoma. Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salad, and dessert for $7.00 donation. Nov. 22, 5:00pm-7:00pm
11/17/08   The Southern Prophets Sing for Patrick Co. Music Association Nov. 15
The Southern Prophets sang from their new Christmas Album at the Saturday night Jamboree of the Patrick County Music Association on November 15, 2008
11/17/08   Wayne Henderson plays for the Patrick County Music Assoc.-Stuart, VA
Wayne Henderson of Rugby, VA played Saturday night for the Patrick County Music Association Jamboree, on November 15, 2008
11/17/08   Patrick County Schools Closed today-Snow on Mountain!
November 18, 2008-Patrick County Schools are closed today due to having snow on the mountains of Patrick County, VA.
11/17/08   Embers to Do Christmas Show in Stuart, VA-Nov. 22nd!!!
Ticket price $10 advance. At the Door $15. 7pm, Saturday, Nov. 22nd, at the Patrick County High School, Stuart, VA
11/16/08   Mountain Valley Hospice Seeking Volunteers
Date: Tuesday & Thursday, November 18 & 20 • 8:30 to 5:00 pm Location: Mountain Valley Hospice 606 A East Stuart Drive • Galax, VA
11/16/08   Cougars Loose AA Region 4 Semi-Final Game 41-14
The Cougars lost on Friday night in the Group AA Region 4/Division 3 Semi-Final Game against hosts Richland Blue Tornadoe by a score of 41-14. (The video broadcast of the game will air on Monday at 7pm.)
11/16/08   Social at Honduras Coffee in Stuart, VA
If you're looking for a place to kick back, relax, chew the fat and solve a few of the worlds problems, then come on in to Honduras Coffee Company this Friday afternoon starting around 4 pm.
11/15/08   Gas price drops to $1.939 at On The Run Exxon Stuart, VA
Nov. 14, 2008 - Unleaded gasoline price dropped to $1.939 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
11/15/08   National College Winter Term begins Dec. 1
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA – The area campus of National College MARTINSVILLE: 905 N. Memorial Blvd., 276-632-5621; are enrolling now for the first winter term, which begins December 1. Now enrolling for courses in business, computers, and health care
11/14/08   Long Term Care Seminar-POSPONED
POSPONED- Invitation to Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Members and Employees. Watch for future announcement.
11/14/08   Christmas With The Embers-Nov. 22-2008 at PCHS, Stuart, VA
The PCHS Alumni Association is sponsoring Christmas with the Embers, Saturday, NOv. 22, at 7pm at the Patrick County High Auditorium. Ticket price is $10. Purchase tickets at On The Run, Sun Trust Bank,
11/14/08   Learn How to sell to State of Virginia-Nov. 20-Stuart, VA
"How To Target Your Market and Increase Sales". Nov. 20, 2008 at the Patrick County Admin. Bldg., Stuart, VA. By appointment. Get help from VA Dept. of Business Assistance
11/14/08   Adopt A Classroom Program-Patrick County Schools
INNOVATIVE PROGRAM HELPS GAIN CLASSROOM SPONSORS Adopt-A-Classroom Enrollment Spreads Throughout the School Division. Watch out bake sales, cookie drives, and festivals! Classroom fundraising has a new kid in town.
11/13/08   Patrick Henry Community College offers FREE computer classes
Patrick Henry Community College's Patrick site offers FREE computer classes to residents of Patrick County, thanks to a partnership between PHCC and the Patrick County Education Foundation. The Foundation sponsors the TEK Advantage classes for residents a
11/13/08   Wayne Henderson At Jamboree in Stuart, VA Nov. 15-2008
Bluegrass and guitar lovers will be in for a special treat as Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little, take the stage at the Patrick County Music Association (PMCA) during their monthly, free Jamboree on Saturday, November 15th at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA.
11/13/08   Lover's Leap Mountain View - Fall Colors-Nov 2008
This picture reflects the fall colors on Lover's Leap Mountain, JEB Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, near Fred Clifton Park on November 7, 2008
11/13/08   Piedmont Community Services is Relocating
Piedmont Community Services of Patrick County will be relocated on Nov. 20, 2008 to 22280 Jeb Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, 5 miles East of Stuart, VA in Patrick Springs
11/13/08   WHEO Jamboree Live from Star Theatre in Stuart-Nov. 15-11:00am
WHEO Jamboree-Live music broadcast from the Star Theatre. Two Young Two Old and Gospel Sounds. Tickets: $3.00. Drawings for door prizes. 11:00am-12:00noon
11/12/08   Brunswick Stew Orders -PCHS Alumni Association for Nov. 13-2008
The Patrick County High School Alumni Association is taking orders for Brunswick Stew for $6 per quart. It will be ready Nov. 15, 2008. Contact Rickie Fulcher at rickief@hotmail.com
11/12/08   Ride Bus to Richlands for PCHS Football Tournament Game-Nov. 14
Cougar Club is chartering a Cougar Fan bus to Friday night's Regional Tournament Football Game in Richlands, VA. Bus will leave from the High School 4pm sharp. Cost if $15, for round trip ticket.
11/12/08   Family Portrait Day-Red Bank Ruritan Bldg.-Claudville, Va-Nov. 15
All In One Portrait Studios presents Family Portrait Day at the Red Bank Ruritan Bldg., Red Bank School Rd., Claudville, VA, 1:00PM-6:00PM. Have your portrait made with Santa Claus.
11/11/08   Entrepreneur Workshop-At Stuart, VA-PH Community College
Call to let us know you wish to come to this FREE seminar at the Patrick Henry Community College site in Stuart, VA-Nov. 12, 2008, 9am-12noon 212 Johnson St. Community Room
11/10/08   With Paid Home Inspection-$50 Gift Card
From HomeChek Pros and Properties, 118 Ficklen Ave., Danville, VA 24540, Telephone 434-728-1841. A member of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
11/10/08   Gasoline Price dips to $1.999 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Nov. 10-2008-Unleaded gasoline price fell 10 cents on Monday at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA to $1.999 per gallon
11/10/08   Video Broadcast of Cougars Playoff Game-Better Than Radio.com
Fun Facts Radio will be broadcasting Friday night's Semi-Final Region IV Tournament Football Game between PCHS and Richlands. The broadcast will begin at 7pm; kickoff is set for 7:30pm.
11/10/08   Jobless Rate in Patrick County goes to 7.0% in September 2008
Patrick County followed the overall state trend and realized a slight decline, from 7.2 and 679 people out of work in August to 7.0 percent and 655 people jobless in September, Mezger said.
11/9/08   Lover's Leap Overlook-Nov 7-2008, near Stuart, VA
This picture was taken on November 7, 2008, at the Lover's Leap Overlook, near Fred Clifton Park, between Stuart, VA and Meadows of Dan, on U. S. Route 58
11/9/08   Friendly Cat at Coles Stables-Claudville, VA
This is the friendliest cat in the world, pictured at the barn of Mr. Joe Cole, Hatcher's Chapel Road, Claudville, VA 24076.
11/9/08   PCHS Defeated Martinsville High. Wins Co-Champion Piedmont District
PCHS defeated Martinsville in High School Football on Friday night 38-10. The win places Patrick County and Bassett High Schools as Piedmont District Co-Champions.
11/7/08   Primland Fairway Cottages a Showplace in Patrick County, VA
Instead of common birds, they're very uncommon cottages with vaulted wood ceilings, exposed beams, stone fireplaces, and panoramic views of The Highland Course and the mountains beyond.
11/7/08   Bull Mt. Scenic View is Excellent-Stuart, VA
This picture was taken on November 6, 2008 on the mountain ridge of Bull Mountain. At the fire tower the elevation is 3193 feet.
11/7/08   Gas Price goes to $2.099 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.099 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA on November 7, 2008
11/6/08   Primland-Locked and Loaded for Hunting Season
You don't have to be a great hunter to find just the right hunting experience at Primland. Whether you got years of experience, no experience or something in between.
11/5/08   CHAMBER AFTER HOURS-HONDURAS COFFEE-Nov. 6-Stuart
The next Business After Hours for the Patrick County Chamber will be at Honduras Coffee Shop, at 121 N. Main Street, Stuart, VA on Nov. 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm. RSVP to 276-694-6012
11/5/08   Patrick County Hospital Under New Ownership
On October 29, 2008, the RJR Patrick County Memorial Hospital came under new ownership, with the new name of Patrick Hospital
11/4/08   Enjoying a beautiful Fall Afternoon at Mabry Mill, VA
Here is a couple from Dunn, NC visiting Mabry Mill in the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Meadows of Dan, VA on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2008
11/4/08   Overlook on Squirrels Spur, near Ararat, VA
Picture taken on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at one of the overlooks on Squirrel Spur Road, near Ararat, VA. View is of Claudville and Ararat, VA
11/4/08   Tom Bishop Gives His Support for Mayo River Trail-Stuart, VA
At the Board of Supervisors meeting in Patrick County, Va, October 27, 2008, Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce spoke in favor of the proposed Mayo River Trail.
11/3/08   Gas price goes to $2.299 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down 10 cents to $2.299 at On The Run Exxon, in Stuart, VA on November 3, 2008
11/3/08   Fall Picture of Lover's Leap, near Stuart, VA
This picture was taken late in October, 2008, late in the evening
11/1/08   Results of Stuart joins Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Results of Stuart, an in bound call center, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Contact information is as follows:
10/28/08   Illegal Dumping carries fines up to $2500 in Virginia
Illegal dumping of trash, companion animals on highways, right-a-way or private property holds severe penalties.
10/28/08   Live Music Jamboree at Star Theatre & WHEO 1270AM
Live WHEO music jamboree at the Historic Star Theatre in Downtown, Stuart, VA. Nov. 1st, 2008, 11:00am-12:00noon with the Hutchens Brothers. Admission: $3.00
10/27/08   Tips on Litter Clean Up-Patrick County, VA
Here are some key things to remember as we continue through the month of October, with our Community Wide Litter clean up campaign in Patrick County, VA
10/27/08   Doe Run Builders Joins the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Doe Run Builders of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
10/26/08   Gas Price goes down to $2.479 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down to $2.479 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA on Oct. 28, 2008
10/26/08   Patrick County jobless rates goes to 7.0% in September, 2008
Patrick County, Virginia jobless rate went to 7.0% in September, 2008 with 655 people unemployed.
10/24/08   Chamber After Hours Oct 28 at Landmark Center-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Chamber After Hours for October will be at Landmark Center & Blue Ridge Nursing, in Stuart, VA. HALLOWEEN BASH! Start calling now to RSVP at the chamber office, 276-694-6012
10/23/08   Chamber Members Invited to help with Litter Pick Up Campaign
Patrick County Chamber membership are invited to help with the campaign to clean up our neighborhoods during the "Community Wide Litter Pick-Up" in Patrick County, Oct. 15-31.
10/22/08   Gas Price is at $2.539 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
10/16/08   Gas price goes down to $2.899 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down 10 cents at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA to $2.899
10/15/08   Workforce One Stop In Stuart holds Open House-Oct 15
The Workforce One Stop Office in Stuart held an open house on Oct. 15 to promote GED week.
10/15/08   Students at Work at the Worforce One Stop Office-Stuart
Pictured here are students working on their GED diploma at the Workforce One Stop Office in Stuart, VA on October 15, 2008
10/15/08   Richard Rogers of WHEO radio interviews Wanda Whitlow at One Stop
Richard Rogers is pictured here interviewing Ms. Wanda Whitlow, local manager of the One Stop Workforce Office in Stuart, VA on Oct. 15, 2008
10/15/08   Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting-Advance Auto-Stuart, VA
The Ribbon Cutting and opening for the new Advance Auto store in Stuart, VA was held on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. Telephone: 276-694-3247
10/15/08   Annual Pancake Festival in Meadows of Dan, VA Oct 19 & 26
All you can eat pancake festival at the Community Bldg. in Meadows of Dan, VA, Business Rt. 58, Jeb Stuart Highway. 7:00am-7:00pm. Two Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26. 1/2 mile East of Blue Ridge Parkway
10/15/08   Results of Stuart Hosting Halloween Kids Festival Oct 25-2008
Results of Stuart, VA is hosting a Halloween Festival on 10/25. We are hoping to get good participation from the community. 12pm-5pm, 105 Progress Drive, Stuart
10/15/08   Brunswick Stew Fund Raiser at Horizons in Stuart
Come and support Patrick County Horizons Friday, October 24th from 10am till 2pm. Eat lunch with us or take a quart home to enjoy. call 694-5031 if you have any questions or need directions.
10/14/08   Ridgecrest Tours Rock Churches-Meadows of Dan, VA
The seniors from Ridgecrest Retirement Community of Mt. Airy got a guided tour of the Mayberry Presbyterian Church on Mayberry Church Road in Meadows of Dan on Oct. 13, 2008
10/14/08   Christ Wesleyan Church Tours Mayberry Presbyterian Church
Christ Wesleyan Church of Greensboro, NC got a special tour of the Mayberry Presbyterian Church, on Mayberry Church Road, Meadows of Dan, VA on Oct. 13, 2008.
10/14/08   Clark Gas and Oil Announces Gasoline Savings-Exxon-Mobil Card
Clark Gas and Oil of Staurt, VA has announced the savings on gasoline by using the Exxon-Mobil MasterCard card and save 30 cents per gallon in the 1st 60 d
10/13/08   Recycle Schedule-Patrick County, VA
The mobile recycle bins are located in Patrick County under the following schedule.
10/13/08   Gas price drops to $2.999 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price dropped 20 cents at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
10/13/08   Leaves are turning on the Blue Ridge Parkway-Oct 13-2008
This picture was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Meadows of Dan, VA on October 13, 2008. The tourist traffic increases dramatically in October to see the colors of the autumn leaves.
10/13/08   Wayside Car and Truck Show-Patrick Springs, VA-Oct. 18
4th Annual Show. At Patrick Springs P. H. Church, Spring Road, Patrick Springs, VA. 8:00am-4:00pm. Judging at Noon. Food and concessions. Music Entertainment.
10/13/08   Advance Auto Opens On Oct. 16-Stuart, VA
Advance Auto is opening a new store in Stuart, VA, next door to the Wal-Mart, just off U. S. Route 58 four lane, 19262 JEB Stuart Highway at 10:00am Oct. 16
10/13/08   Apple Dumpling Festival in Stuart, VA on Saturday, Oct. 18
The Town of Stuart will hold it's Annual Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:00am-4:00pm in Downtown Stuart, VA
10/12/08   Patrick County Virginia Added to Appalachian Regional Commission
Patrick and Henry Counties in Virginia have been added to the Appalachian Regional Commission.
10/12/08   Gourney Royal Makes Apple Butter at Autumn Leaves Festival 2008
Gourney Royal and his family made apple butter at the Annual Autumn Leave Festival in Mt. Airy, NC. This event has been a tradition with Mr. Royal and his family.
10/12/08   Red Bank Ruritan Club Sells Polish Sausage at Autumn Leaves
This is the 2nd year in a row that the Red Bank Ruritan club of Claudville, VA has sold Polish Sausage at the Mt. Airy, NC Autumn Leaves Festival.
10/11/08   Entrepreneur Workshop Nov 12-2008-Stuart, VA at Community College
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., PHCC – Patrick County Campus, Community Room, 212 Johnson Street, Stuart, Virginia. Call 276-694-6012 to RSVP.
10/10/08   Gas Price Goes down to $3.199 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down 10 cents to $3.199 at On The Run Exxon, Staurt, VA
10/9/08   Chamber Collector Mug Available for 2008-Pictured Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has released the 2008 Christmas ornament and collector mug. It is a picture of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA standing with his horse.
10/8/08   Gas prices drops to $3.399 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price dropped 20 cents to $3.399 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
10/7/08   Cannon Fire at Oct 4 Encampment at Laurel Hill
Pictured here is the battle scene at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart in Ararat, VA on October 4, 2008
10/7/08   Woolwine October Festival Planned for Oct. 11-2008
This is an annual festival in the beautiful community of Woolwine (Patrick County), VA. Music, food, local made apple butter for sale.
10/7/08   Fun Facts Radio Broadcasting Live-Celebration of Pride
Fun Facts Radio and More... will be broadcasting Saturday's (10/11/08) Band Competition from Patrick County High School-The Celebration of Pride.
10/7/08   Tim Goad will be honored at Friday's Football Game-Oct. 10
Join us in honoring former PCHS/UNC/NFL standout, Tim Goad on Friday night at John D. Hooker Field.
10/7/08   Baptists Celebrate 150th Anniversary-Stuart, VA
Area Baptists will celebrate 150th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Baptist Association on Oct. 23, 2008 at Fairystone Baptist Church in Stuart, VA, starting at 1:00pm and culminating with dinner at 6:00pm
10/7/08   Patrick County Schools Achieves 85.5% On-Time Grad Rate
Patrick County Public Schools, Patrick County, VA, Achieves a 85.5% On-Time Graduation Rate New “Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate� Accounts for Student Mobility and Retention
10/6/08   Historical Demonstrations at Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA Oct. 5-2008
Many historical demonstrations were held at Laurel Hill during the annual encampment, such as this blacksmith, showing and telling the story of the 1860's.
10/6/08   Gas price goes to $3.499 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price dropped to $3.499 at On The Run, Exxon in Stuart, VA
10/6/08   Reenactment Held At Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA on Oct. 5-2008
Pictured here is a battle scene at the 18th Annual Reenactment held at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA birth place of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA.
10/6/08   Excellent weather experienced at Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA-Oct 5-2008
Pictured are young soldiers from the Federal side, serving as drummer boys. This was at the 18th Annual Encampment at Ararat, VA
10/6/08   Horseback Riders were a part of the Annual Encampment at Laurel Hill
The Annual Encampment at Laurel Hill, in Ararat, VA, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA, included these horseback riders. Two days of battle scenes were demonstrated from the American Civil War.
10/5/08   Crowd gathered at Laurel Hill for the 18th Annual Encampment Oct 4
A large crowd of spectators gathered on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 to observe the Civil War reenactment at Laurel Hill, boyhood home of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA
10/5/08   Church Services at Laurel Hill-Oct. 5-2008
Sunday morning church service was held at Laurel Hill on Oct. 5, 2008 in conjunction with the 18th Annual Encampment, celebrated at the birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA
10/5/08   Laurel Hill-Boyhood Home for Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart-Ararat,VA
Laurel Hill is the boyhood home of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, located on Ararat Highway, Rt. 773, near the community of Ararat, VA (Patrick County)
10/3/08   New Verizon Cell Tower Project Under Construction-Stuart, VA
A new Verizon cell phone tower is under construction near Stuart, VA, close to U. S. Route 58 and the Town of Stuart
10/3/08   Patrick County defeats Bassett High-Oct 3-2008
PATRICK COUNTY Football team WINS 25-24 OVER BASSETT AT BASSETT, VA.
10/2/08   18th Annual Encampment-J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace-Oct 4 & 5-2008
The J.E.B Stuart Birthplace Preservation and Trust announces the 18th Annual J. E. B. Stuart Encampment and Living History Saturday and Sunday October 4 & 5, 2008, “rain or shine�.
10/2/08   RIDE for KIDS at Claudville, VA Oct. 4 at 9:30am
Help support terminally ill and needy children. at Lee's Kargo, Rt. 103, and Hatcher's Chapel Rd. Claudville, VA
10/2/08   Simple Pleasures Focus on Meadows of Dan, VA
The magazine insert, "Simple Pleasures", in the Mt. Airy, NC Newspaper gave a special focus on Meadows of Dan, VA in their October, 2008 edition.
10/2/08   Patrick County Cougars Match up with Bssett Bengals-Oct. 3
Our hometown favorite Patrick County High School Cougars are on a 3-game winning streak (Record is 4-1); and we will be visiting Bassett Bengal territory this Friday night for our district opener.
10/2/08   John Harris of PCHS Cougars Having a Great Year!
This article is posted from the Martinsville Bulletin web site. John Harris is a running back for Patrick County High School Cougars.
10/2/08   Sales Tax Holiday-Energy Efficient Products Oct. 10-13
Date Oct. 2, 2008-RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Virginia’s second annual sales tax holiday on energy efficient products will take place October 10-13, 2008.
10/1/08   Jobless Rate drops in Patrick County, VA to 7.2%-August
The jobless rate in Patrick County, VA dropped to 7.2% in August 2008, as compared to 9.0% in July, 2008
10/1/08   GED Open House and Annual Celebration-Stuart, VA
At the Workforce Office, 108 E. Blue Ridge St. Stuart, VA. Open all day. Free refreshments. GED Practices offered.
9/30/08   Gas price goes to $3.599 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down to $3.599 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
9/30/08   Contact Washington-Financial Crisis
If you wish to contact your elected representative in Washington, here are the numbers for your convenience. It is important that we get involved in this critical decision about our country's economic conditions.
9/26/08   Employer FREE Luncheon-Celebrating GED DAY
Be our guest at an informational luncheon to learn how you can help these employees earn their GED certificates during the GED Week, October 13-19. RSVP to this e-mail: pcvaworkforce@yahoo.com
9/26/08   Chamber After Hours-At The Homestead-Sept. 23-2008
Sept. 23 - The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce held Business After Hours at the R. J. Reynolds Homestead, and was it hosted by Piedmont Magazine.
9/25/08   Sept. 25-Gas Prices Drops to $3.699 At On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price dropped 4 cents to $3.699 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
9/24/08   Gas price drop to $3.739 at On The Run Stuart, Va
Unleaded gasoline price dropped to $3.739 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA on Sept. 24, 2008
9/23/08   Aerial Machine has new production facility in Patrick County
Aerial Machine and Tool, located in Vesta, VA (Patrick County) is putting in place another small production facility (Hazard Protection Systems) on Ararat Highway in Ararat, Virginia.
9/23/08   Deadline to Register to vote is Oct. 6 in Virginia
GOVERNOR KAINE ENCOURAGES VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS CHECK ~ Deadline for registration is October 6 ~
9/23/08   High Speed Internet Project Study Underway-Patrick County, VA
High Speed Broad Band --RURAL INTERNET CONNECTIVITY We are very excited about our plan to supply Patrick County with much needed High Speed Internet Service, especially to the rural areas which have limited or no High Speed Internet Connectivity avai
9/22/08   Greenhouse Opening at Landmark and Blue Ridge-Stuart
The new greenhouse grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Nursing Home in Stuart, VA
9/21/08   Excellent Crowds at Patrick County Fair-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Fair experienced excellent crowds at the 2008 exposition. Pictured here are those going taking in rides and concessions
9/21/08   Stuart Fire Department Displays Flag at Fair-Stuart, VA
Stuart Fire Department brought their equipment to Saturday night's fair display on Sept. 20, 2008 and provided a beautiful display of the American Flag.
9/21/08   Patrick County Fair provides a colorful display-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Fair was well attended for 2008 and provided this colorful display. Picture taken by G. E. Plaster.
9/21/08   Patrick County Schools Holds Groundbreaking-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Schoos held a groundbreaking for major improvement and building project on Sunday, September 21, 2008
9/20/08   Jamie Stokes Wins Demolition Derby at Rotary Field
Jamie Stokes of Jamie's Recycling won the championship trophy on Sept. 19, 2008
9/20/08   Upland Express Puts On Good Show At Patrick County Fair
Upland Express of Floyd, VA put on a thrilling show at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA at the Patrick County Fair, September 19, 2008
9/19/08   Patrick County Fair Creates Excitement-Stuart, VA
Patrick County Fair at Rotary Field has many things to entertain you. Rides, Agricultural Exhibits, Music, Food, Races, Tractor Pull, etc.
9/19/08   Sammy Shelor and Alan Mills Play at Patrick County Fair-Stuart, VA
Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band and Alan Mills of Lost and Found played with their friends at the Patrick County Fair on September 17.
9/19/08   Livestock Were On Display at the Patrick Co. Fair-Stuart, VA
Many locally raised livestock were on display at the Patrick County Fair on September 17, 2008 such as this one pictured.
9/19/08   Spinning Rabbit Fur Exhibited by Leslie Shelor of Meadows of Dan
Leslie Shelor, local crafts person, and owner of Greenberry House in Meadows of Dan, was one of the exhibitors.
9/19/08   Goats-One of the Unique Animals on Display at County Fair
Patrick County, Virginia continues the tradition of celebrating with an Agricultural Fair in Stuart, VA. The 56th Annual event.
9/19/08   Friendly Goats on Display at Patrick County Fair
Many animals were on exhibit at the Patrick County fair on September 17, 2008
9/19/08   Music was a highlight of 2008 Patrick County Fair
Over 40 musical groups performed at the Patrick County Fair including Earl Williams on steel guitar. Many popular county music songs were performed at the Sept. 17 event.
9/18/08   Corn Maze at Ararat Open for 2008-Ararat,VA
The 3rd Annual Corn Maze Days is open now at Doe Run Farm on Doe Run Road at Ararat, VA, Sept. 13-November 1, 2008
9/18/08   Gas prices goes to $3.799 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.799 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA on Sept. 18, 2008
9/17/08   Ground Breaking Ceremony-Patrick Co. High-Stuart, VA
A ground breaking ceremony for school construction projects will be held on the front lawn of Patrick County High School on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at 4:00pm
9/16/08   Tourism Expenditures over $21,303,550 in Patrick County, Virginia
The Virginia Tourism Corporation has reported that tourism expenditures in Patrick County, Virginia was $21,303,550 for the year 2007.
9/16/08   School Board votes to pay additional $50 on Health Insurance
The Patrick County School board voted at its’ regularly monthly meeting last week to pay an additional $50 per month toward school employee health insurance coverage. Dr. Morris cited one example of the coverage at the meeting.
9/15/08   Tailgate Party-Patrick Couny High Cougars
Check this out PCHS Cougar Fans! The Patrick County High School Parking Lot will be the place to be on Friday night, beginning at 5pm.
9/14/08   Advance Auto Parts Nears Completion-Stuart, VA
The new Advance Auto Parts store in Stuart, VA is nearing completion. It is located at the same site as the Wal-Mart and Wendy's.
9/14/08   Piedmont Community Services Building Under Construction -Patrick Springs
Piedmont Community Services new office building is under construction at Patrick Springs, VA, just off U. S. Route 58 four lane
9/14/08   Patrick County Fair Gets Underway today, Sept. 16-2008
The Patrick County Fair at Stuart's Rotary Field gets underway today, Sept. 16, 2008, at 5:30pm, with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening
9/13/08   Gas price goes to $3.939 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.939 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008
9/12/08   Gas Price Jumped Again to $3.699 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price jumped the second time today to $3.699 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA - date Sept. 12, 2008
9/11/08   Gas price goes to $3.599 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.599 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA first thing this morning. Sept. 12, 2008
9/10/08   Broadband Study for Patrick County Approved-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors approved unanimously a study of the wireless broadband communications system for Patrick County at it's meeting on September 8, 2008
9/10/08   Blue Ridge Nursing and Landmark Center Opening a Green House
The Blue Ridge Nursing Center and Landmark Center of Stuart, VA will open a BIG greenhouse on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 10:00am
9/10/08   Cougars Football Live Broadcast-Fun Facts Radio
Cougar Football LIVE 09/12/08 from John D. Hooker Field. The Fun Facts Radio Crew will again be the Pre-Game Entertainment with Football Trivia and T-Shirt Giveaways! Begins at 6:15, Kickoff is at 7pm
9/9/08   Red Bank Ruritan Club Presents School Supplies to Blue Ridge School
The Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA presented a large quantity of school supplies to the Blue Ridge Elementary School (Ararat, VA) on September 9, 2008
9/8/08   Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe Holds Pow Wow-Stuart, VA
The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe of Stuart, VA held a Pow Wow at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA on Sept. 5-6-7-2008
9/8/08   Gas Price goes to $3.559 at On The Run-Exxon, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.559 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
9/5/08   Open House & Ribbon Cutting at Wellness Center-Stuart, VA
Friday, Sept. 5th. The Wellness Cottage, at the Chocolate Moose at 104 Via Avenue, Stuart, VA held a Ribbon Cutting, Open House, Show and Tell with refreshments.
9/4/08   Grant Writing Course announced starting Sept. 22
A grant writing course is offered by the Patrick Henry Community College at the Stuart Site, starting Sept. 22, 6-8pm. Last 12 weeks.
9/3/08   Gas Price goes to $3.599 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.599 at On The Run Exxon, in Stuart, VA
9/2/08   Intertribal Pow Wow being held in Stuart, VA Sept. 5-7-2008
Wolf Creek Intertribal POWWOW will be held at Rotary Field, in Stuart, VA, September 5-7 on Woodland Drive (Route 835). Dance purse is $5000. Admission is $8 adult, $3 students, under 5-FREE
9/2/08   Rocky Knob Community Workshop-In Stuart, VA-Sept. 5th
Rocky Knob Community Workshop will be Facilitated by Virginia Tech, Clemson University, and Virginia Cooperative Extension in association with Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc.
8/31/08   Corn Acoustics Now Open at Meadows of Dan
The Corn Acoustics Corn Maze is now open in Meadows of Dan, VA at the Mountain Meadows Farm and Craft Market
8/30/08   Corn Maze Day-Doe Run Farm-Ararat, VA
Explore our 5 acre field. Relax and take a hayride around the farm! Enjoy the hay maze, pumpkin launcher, slide and rope the cow! SNACKS, DRINKS, FRESH PRODUCE & PUMPKINS
8/30/08   Tom Bishop Speaks Strongly For the Tourism Economy
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has spoken out recently about the importance of the Tourism Economy in Patrick County, VA
8/30/08   $10,000 cash give away-Cougar Club-PCHS
The PCHS Cougar Club (Athletic Booster Club) is giving away $10,000 in cash on Saturday, October 4 at 7pm in the high school cafeteria. You chance to win is only one ticket away!
8/29/08   VA Travel Guide Named Best In The Nation
VA Travel Guide Named Best in the Nation - 2008 Live Passionately-Virginia is for Lovers travel guide wins TIA Mercury Award for Marketing excellence. (Richmond, VA)
8/28/08   Gas Price goes to $3.659 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.659 at Exxon On The Run in Stuart, VA on August 28, 2008
8/27/08   Patrick County Jobless Rate goes to 8.7% in July 2008
Patrick County, Virginia's jobless rate went to 8.7% in July 2008, as compared to June, 2008 of 6.4%. Reported by Bill Mezger, chief economist for VEC's Economic Information Services Division.
8/27/08   Dominion Valley Park Holds Gospel Singing-Labor Day Weekend
Dominion Valley Park near Stuart, VA is holding a Labor Day Weekend of Gospel Singing Aug. 29-31. Admission is $15 per day per person. Two days is $25. Children 12-under are free.
8/26/08   Copy and Shipping Center Opened in Stuart, VA
Parkway PCs is proud to announce that a copy and shipping center is now open in their store on 336-B Patrick Ave in downtown Stuart.
8/26/08   Chinquapin Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 1-Meadows of Dan, VA
4th annual Chinquapin Festival at Mountain Meadow Farm. August 30th, 31rst and Sept. 1st 10am to 5pm. 84 Concord road, Meadows of Dan.
8/22/08   Groundbreaking for New Home-Meadows of Dan, VA-August 21
Today at 11:00 am a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a fantastic new home valued at $1,200,000 on Willis Road, near Meadows of Dan, VA. Construction Company is Blue Ridge Builders & Developers, Inc.
8/21/08   Chamber After Hours-Today-Aug 21-DeHart Park-Stuart,VA
DeHart Park and Patrick Henry Community College will host a Business After Hours for Chamber membership at the Swimming Pool on Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:00-8:00pm. RSVP at 276-694-6012-"Pool Party"
8/21/08   Wellness Secrets for Diabetes Relief-Aug. 21 at Stuart United Methodist
At 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Stuart United Methodist Church on Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, VA
8/21/08   Lemont Bryant of Fun Facts Radio Enjoys Peach Festival
Lemont Bryant, of Fun Facts Radio, Stuart, VA is pictured here at the Friday night concert when General Johnson and Chairmen of the Board were performing at Rotary Field.
8/20/08   Pam Nowlin and Lemont Bryant Emcee the Peach Pageant
Pamela Nowlin and Lemont Bryant of Fun Facts Radio, were the emcee hosts for the Virginia State Peach Pageant on August 4, 2008
8/19/08   Country Boys Play for 4th Annual Folk Fair-Aug. 9-2008
Johnny Joyce and the Country Boys from Patrick County, VA play for the 4th Annual Folk Fair at Meadows of Dan, VA
8/19/08   Peaches On Sale At Meadows of Dan Folk Fair
Fresh home grown peaches were being sold briskly Saturday, August 9, 2008 on the porch of Meadows Mercantile in Meadows of Dan, VA
8/19/08   Become A Friend of Hospice-Seeking Volunteers
Stuart, VA – August 14, 2008: Hospice of Patrick County is looking for community members to become a “Friend of Hospice� and volunteer their time.
8/18/08   Peach Pageant Winners at Gospel Sing-Aug. 7, 2008
The 2008 Peach Pageant Winners were at the Gospel Sing at Patrick Springs on August 7.
8/18/08   General Johnson Thrills Peach Festival Audience-2008
General Johnson and The Chairmen of the Board thrilled the audience at the 21st Annual Virginia State Peach Festival concert on Friday, August 8, 2008
8/18/08   VA State Peach Festival Experienced an Excellent Attendance-2008
The Virginia State Peach Festival experienced an excellent turnout for the week of August 4-9, 2008
8/18/08   Peach Festival Crowd enjoys the Electric Slide-Aug. 8-2008
The Virginia State Peach Festival crowd enjoyed dancing to the Chairmen of the Board version of the Electric Slide
8/18/08   Paul Farrar Gives Out Samples of Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul", gave out 2 buckets of fresh home made peach ice cream at the Folk Fair celebration on August 9, 2008
8/17/08   Jenna Lambert wins Tiny Miss Peach Pageant 2008
Jenna Lambert of Penhook, VA won the Tiny Miss Peach Pageant at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA on August 4, 2008
8/17/08   Gospel Sing at Patrick Springs, VA-Peach Fest 20-08
On August 7, 2008 there was a Gospel singing at the Patrick Springs Fire Department on Spring Road, in Patrick Springs, VA
8/16/08   BB& T Bank sponsors the VA State Peach Festival-2008
BB & T Bank presented a sponsorship check to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for the 2008 Virginia State Peach Festival
8/16/08   Carter Bank and Trust sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Carter Bank and Trust presented a sponsorship check to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for 2008 Virginia State Peach Festival.
8/16/08   Janella M'Liss Barbour wins Miss Peach 2008
Janella Barbour of Martinsville, VA won the Miss Virginia Peach Pageant last evening at the Star Theatre in Stuart, VA
8/16/08   Dani Clement wins Jr. Miss Pageant at Peach Festival
Dani Clement of Patrick Springs, VA won the Junior Miss Peach Pageant at the Historic Star Theatre last evening in Stuart, VA
8/16/08   Taylor Clement wins Little Miss Peach Pageant - 2008
Taylor Elizabeth Clement of Patrick Springs, VA won the Little Miss Peach Pageant at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA
8/16/08   Landmark and Blue Ridge Nursing Sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Landmark Assisted Living and Blue Ridge Nursing Home of Stuart, VA became major sponsor of the Virginia State Peach Festival
8/16/08   Nelson Auto Family is Major Sponsor for VA Peach Festival
Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County, VA is a major sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival
8/16/08   River Community Bank Sponsors VA Peach Festival
River Community Bank became a sponsors for the Virginia State Peach Festival.
8/15/08   Peach Festival Committe for 2008-Stuart, VA
Pictured is the Peach Festival Committee for 2008 at our last meeting of the season at the Landmark Assisted Living Center in Stuart, VA
8/15/08   Blue Ridge Propane Celebrates 1 year of service-Stuart, VA
Blue Ridge Propane, located on Main Street, Stuart, VA is celebrating one year of being in business today with an Open House from 10:00am-2:00pm, August 15, 2008
8/14/08   Jim Litten Real Estate Sponsors Virginia State Peach Festival
Jim Litten Real Estate of Stuart, VA presented a check for a sponsorship for the 2008 Virginia State Peach Festival on July 16, 2008
8/14/08   Nelson Auto Sponsors Virginia State Peach Festival 2008
Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County, VA, becomes a Major sponsor of the Virginia State Peach Festival which is celebrated in Patrick County, Virginia.
8/14/08   Community Funeral Home of Stuart, VA Sponsors VA Peach Festival-2008
Community Funeral Home of Stuart, VA is a Major Sponsor for the 2008 Virginia State Peach Festival held annually in Patrick County, VA
8/14/08   Patrick County, Virginia Schools Open on Aug. 13-2008
Patrick County schools opened on August 13, 2008. Dr. Roger Morris reports an upward trend in enrollment since 1999. In the past 3 years Patrick County has gained about 120 children between ages 5 and 19.
8/13/08   Rocky Knob Community Workshops-Sept. 4 and 5-2008
Two community workshops will be held in Floyd and Stuart to provide an update on the Rocky Knob Destination Centerpiece Project. Dates are: Sept. 4, 4:00pm in Floyd, VA and Sept. 5, 1:00pm in Stuart, VA
8/8/08   Patrick Schools Meets No Child Left Behind Act 2007-2008
Patrick County Schools meet or exceeded No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in reading and mathmatics during the 2007-2008 school year.
7/30/08   Patrick County Dancing Arts Registration August 14th-3pm-7pm
Fall Registration & Shoe fitting, at Patrick County Dancing Arts is on Thursday, August 14, 2008, from 3:00pm-7:00pm at 128 Slusher St., Stuart, VA 24171 for new and returning students.
7/29/08   Patrick County Chamber Erects Banners Advertising Peach Festival
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has erected banners in and around Stuart, VA to promote the appearance of General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board at the VA State Peach Festival
7/29/08   Support Group for Cancer Survivors, Patients, and Caregivers
The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the support group and this will be on Tuesday, August 5th at 7pm at High Point Baptist Church. The Church is located at 2381 Big A School Road in Stuart.
7/29/08   Gov. Kaine Announces AmeriPumps, LLC coming to Carroll County, VA
RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that AmeriPumps, LLC, a manufacturer of portable water pumps used in the construction and mining industries, hurricane recovery and aboard ships and boats, will invest $4.6 million
7/29/08   Gas Price goes to $3.699 in Stuart, VA-Exxon
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.699 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA on July 29, 2008
7/25/08   Visitor Survey-Floyd and Patrick Counties-Virginia
Two college students were in Stuart, VA on Friday, July 25, surveying visitors to Patrick County, Virginia, a part of a study of Floyd and Patrick Counties being conducted by the National Park Service
7/22/08   Country Road Realty holds Ribbon Cutting on July 21-2008
Country Road Realty held their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting on July 21, 2008 at their new offices on Jeb Stuart Highway in Meadows of Dan, VA
7/16/08   Sun Trust Bank-Stuart, VA sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Sun Trust Bank of Stuart, VA sponsors the Virginia State Festival. Check was presented on July 16, 2008
7/15/08   Patrick County Peaches Looking Good!
Pictured here is a basket of Patrick County peaches produced by Wade's Orchard in Woolwine, VA, Date: July, 2008
7/15/08   By The Creek Inn at Claudville joins Patrick County Chamber
Lodging in a rural setting is offered at Claudville, Virginia, with a historic farm house. "By The Creek Inn" has just joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
7/14/08   Peach Trees Loaded In Patrick County, VA
Here is an example of the 2008 peach crop in Patrick County, Virginia on July 13, 2008 at Wade's Orchard on Route 8, Woolwine, VA
7/14/08   Rhododendron In Bloom at Mabry Mill on Blue Ridge Parkway
This is a flower picture at Mabry Mill, near Meadows of Dan, VA, on the Blue Ridge Parkway
7/13/08   Wade's Orchard Big Peach Producer
Pictured here is Doug and Terri Wade of Wade's Orchard in Woolwine, VA. They produce over 20,000 bushels of peaches and apples per year.
7/13/08   Spencer-Penn Centre Hosts Music on Friday night
The Spencer-Penn Center hosts a free music program at Spencer, VA on Friday night, July 11, 2008
7/12/08   Tyson Clabo, No. 77, Atlanta Falcons Attends Aerial After Hours
Tyson Clabo, No. 77, Tackle with the Atlanta Falcons attended the Business After Hours at Aerial Machine and Tool on July 8, 2008
7/11/08   Boyce Holland Vetinarary Services Sponsors Peach Festival
Boyce Holland Vetinarary Services of Stuart, VA has presented a sponsorship check to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce in support of the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2008
7/11/08   Thelma Lou Appears at Aerial After Hours-from Mayberry TV Show
Thelma Lou of the Andy Griffith Show, was at the Chamber After Hours at Aerial Machine and Tool at Vesta, VA on July 8, 2008
7/10/08   Didier Primat-Owner of Primland Resort dies
Primland announced today the death of its founder and owner. In a press release, Primland said "It is with deep regret that I have to announce the untimely death of 63 YEAR OLD Didier Primat, the owner and creator of Primland.
7/9/08   Daylilies For Sale at Moss Creek Farm-Rt. 8-Stuart, VA
Moss Creek Daylily Farm is open Saturdays, 8:00am-5:00pm. And at other times by appointment
7/9/08   Gas Price goes to $3.899 at On The Run-Stuart, Va
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.899 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA on July 9, 2008
7/2/08   Chairmen of the Board booked for VA State Peach Festival-2008
General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Baord have been booked for the Virginia State Peach Festival Concert on August 8, 2008 in Patrick County, Virginia
7/1/08   Patrick County, VA School Board Meets on July 10
The Patrick County School Board will meet at 9:00am on July 10, 2008 at the Board Office at 104 Rucker Street, Stuart, VA
6/30/08   Wine Down The Music Trail-Meadows of Dan, VA-July 5-6, 2008
Don't let your weekend fun end with fireworks Friday night. Head to the Blue Ridge Parkway Saturday and Sunday for music, wine, arts and crafts. July 5-6, 2008 from 11:00am-6:00pm, On the Blue Ridge Parkway
6/30/08   Fourth Of July Celebration-DeHart Park-Stuart, VA-Car Show
Fireworks at 10:00pm. Field opens at 8:00am. Food, crafters, live music. Car show. 42 classes of competition. Kids parade.
6/27/08   New Scholorship Program-Patrick Co. Schools & Intermont College
June 24, 2008,PRESS RELEASE: Patrick County Public Schools and Virginia Intermont College Partner to Offer Scholarship
6/26/08   Hospice of Patrick County Recognized on June 23-2008
Hospice of Patrick County employees and volunteers were recognized by the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2008 at their regular bi-monthly meeting in Stuart, VA
6/26/08   DeHart Park Puts Up New Sign-Stuart, VA
DeHart Park and Patrick Henry Community College has installed a new sign at their 212 Johnson Street Location in Stuart, VA
6/25/08   Gasoline Price Goes To $3.939 at On The Run-Exxon, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.939 at On The Run Exxon, in Stuart, VA on June 25, 2008
6/23/08   Hatcher's and Hatcher's Taxi Service Is Open For Business-Stuart, VA
Hatcher's and Hatcher's Taxi Service held their business opening on June 24, 2008 at their location, 2252 Creasy Chapel Rd. near Stuart, VA
6/23/08   Cruise In At Stuart Tire-Stuart, VA
Fund Raiser for Amercan Cancer. Sunday, June 29, 3:00pm at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, East of Stuart, VA on U. S. Route 58.
6/22/08   Covered Bridge Festival Celebrated on June 21st
The Annual Coverd Bridge Festival was celebrated on June 21, 2008 at Woolwine, VA in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia
6/21/08   Chamber After Hours at Aerial Machine & Tool-July 8, 5:30pm
The Next Chamber After Hours will be at Aerial Machine and Tool, 4298 Jeb Stuart Highway, Vesta, VA. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Reservations are required
6/21/08   Moss Creek Daylily Farm Opens
The farm opens on Saturdays 8:00am till 5:00pm and other times by appointment. Come and enjoy the large varieties of daylilies that Tammy has cultivated. The farm is located at 767 Salem Hwy in Stuart.
6/21/08   Cookin' For A Cause-Stuart, VA
At Clark Gas & Oil. Thursday, June 26th, 11:00am-3:00pm. Great Food. Give to a worthy cause. Grab bags. Auction. Raffle. Food by Cattlemen's Assoc, Lowes Foods.
6/20/08   W & W Produce in Stuart has local grown peaches and cherries
W & W Produce on U. S. Route 58, East of Stuart, VA has fresh grown peaches and cherries to sell as of June 20, 2008
6/19/08   Clements Cherry Orchard joins the Patrick County Chamber
Clements Cherry Orchard of Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Telephone: 276-251-8228
6/19/08   Town of Stuart Kicks Off Revitalization Project-Stuart, VA
The Town of Stuart, VA kicked off it's Revitalizatin Project on June 18, 2008 that includes the Central Business District
6/18/08   WHEO Radio Under New Management-Stuart, VA
WHEO radio, 1270 AM is now has new management, Mr. Harold Dean Goad and Mr. Tommy Beasley.
6/18/08   Primland Gets Press in Triad Golf Today-June edition
Primland Resort at Meadows of Dan, VA is covered in the Triad Golf Today magazine, June, 2008, page 6
6/17/08   Four Rivers Realty Sponsors Virginia State Peach Festival
Four Rivers Realty in Stuart, VA has sponored the Virginia State Peach Festival which is held August 4-9, 2008 in Patrick County, Virginia
6/16/08   Dan River Park Dedication-Ararat, VA-Congressman Boucher Speaks
Pictured are U. S. Congressman Rick Boucher, former Governor Gerald Baliles and Jonathan, Chairman of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors at the dedication of the new park facilities at Ararat, VA
6/16/08   Red Sky near Stuart, VA - June 17-2008
The bright red sky near Dry Pond Community, near the Town of Stuart, VA was captured by Tom Bishop on his Fiji camera
6/13/08   Step, Inc. received $15,000 grant-Stuart, VA
Support to Eliminate Poverty (STEP), Inc. has received a $15,000 grant for its new Patrick County facility from Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
6/13/08   Local Produce Displayed at Stuart Farm market-Stuart, VA
Mr. Wayne Kirkpatrick and Mr. Buddy Peyton display some of their fresh local grown produce at the Stuart, VA Downtown Farmer's Market on Patrick Avenue on June 13, 2008
6/12/08   Tanya Haynes sells Romaine and Leaf Lettuce-Stuart, VA
Tanya Haynes was at the Downtown Stuart, Va farmers market on June 13, 2008 selling freshly grown (local) romaine and leaf lettuce.
6/11/08   Work Has Begun on Advance Auto Parts-Stuart, VA
Excavation work has begun at the location of the new Advance Auto Parts in Stuart, VA near the new Wendy's and new Wal-Mart.
6/9/08   Dan River Day at Ararat Announced for June 14
Our park has undergone an amazing transformation since last summer. With the help, dedication, and hard work of our community, we are building the Dan River Park.
6/9/08   Gov. Baliles and Cong. Boucher to Speak at Ararat Dan River Park
Guest speakers for the Day At The Park, June 14, will be former VA Gov. Gerald Baliles and U. S. Congressman Rick Boucher of Abingdon
6/9/08   Patrick County Construction reaches $51,277,000 in 2007
New construction in Patrick County, Virginia reached $51,277,000 in the year 2007. New residential dwellings was 94 homes at the cost of $13,421,801.
6/9/08   Spencer Penn Centre has vacancies in the Martinsville Henry County After Three Summer Camp.
Running from July 7th through August 8th for middle school age children, the Camp will offer swimming, arts and crafts, dance, fishing, athletics, will visit the Virginia Museum of Natural History for studies .
6/9/08   FREE Tickets to Beach Music Festival-Patrick County Chamber Members
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce members can received a free entrance to the Friday night Beach Festival, June 13, starting at 5:00pm. First Come First Served. Only 100 tickets available.
6/8/08   Beach Music Festival June 13-14-Stuart, VA
The Annual Beach Music Festival is this weekend, June 13 and 14. At Wayside Park, Stuart, VA. The Embers, The Tams, Band of Oz, 58 West, Showtime, Mardi Gras with Sammy O'Brien.
6/7/08   Wal-Mart Presents check to Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe
On June 11, Cindy Landwehrmann, Manager of Wal-Mart in Stuart, VA presented a check to Chief Griffith and Littlewolf Griffith in support of their September Pow Wow and their ongoing educational program.
6/7/08   Wal-Mart in Stuart sponsors the VA State Peach Festival-2008
Wal-Mart in Stuart, VA is a corporate sponsor for the VA State Peach Festival, which is held in Patrick County, VA August 4-9, 2008
6/5/08   Kricket's Country Salon holds Ribbon Cutting at Woolwine, VA
Kricket's Country Salon held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on June 5, 2008, at 1539 Morrison School Road, Woolwine, VA
6/3/08   Mountain Laurel in bloom on the Parkway
Mountain Laurel is in bloom on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Meadows of Dan and Rocky Knob.
6/2/08   Flame Azalea in full bloom on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Pictured here is an example of the orange colored flame azalea on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Rocky Knob area
6/2/08   Positions Available at Mountain Valley Hospice in Galax, Va.
Position: Chaplain & Medical Social Worker.
6/1/08   Rolling Thunder Raceway Joins Patrick Chamber
Rolling Thunder Raceway, LLC of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. We fully support this new business venture.
6/1/08   Chamber Picnic on June 8 at Dominion Valley Park
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have a picnic for all members, employees and family members on June 8, 3-6pm at Dominion Valley Park
6/1/08   Dobyn's Mountain Performance Center Opens on June 2nd
Dobyn's Mountain Performance Center of 1848 Dobyns Road, Staurt, VA opened for business on Monday, June 2nd.
5/30/08   Step, Inc. receives check for $1,108,000 from USDA
Step, Inc. of Stuart, VA received a check on May 28, 2008 from the USDA for $1,108,000 for the new building on Route 8, South of Stuart
5/29/08   Community Funeral Home Becomes Major Peach Sponsor
Community Funeral Home of Stuart and Ridgeway, VA is now a "Major Sponsor" for the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2008.
5/29/08   Sales Tax Holiday-Hurricane Preparedness-State of Virginia
Huricane preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines and Rules for week of May 25-31, 2008. Click Here for more information.
5/28/08   New Armor Vests Displayed by Sheriff Dan Smith
Sheriff Dan Smith shows the new Armor Vests to Mr. Kelly Ratcliff of Community Funeral Home and JEB Rescue Squad and to Mr. Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
5/28/08   Patrick Tourism Professional Attend Economic Conference May 19-20
On May 19 and 20, 2008, three Southwest Virginia non-profit organizations, 'Round the Mountain, The Crooked Road and Appalachian Sustainable Development, hosted "Building a Creative Economy in Southwest Virginia".
5/27/08   Gov. Mark Warner Visits Patrick County Courthouse
Former Governor Mark Warner visited the Patrick County Courthouse and Jail on May 21, 2008 as a part of his visits to small communities in his bid for the U. S. Senate seat
5/26/08   Gov. Mark Warner Shares with Patrick County Officials
On his visit to Stuart, VA, former Gov. Mark Warner shares with officials in Patrick County at the Court House, on May 21, 2008
5/22/08   Learn More about Round The Mountain Artisans Network
To learn more about the Round the Mountain Artisans Network in Southwestern Virginia attend one of the meetings listed here:
5/22/08   Gas price goes to $3.839 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $3.839 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
5/21/08   Kay Dunkley is the new Director of the R. J. Reynolds Homestead
Ms. Kay Dunkley has been named as the new Director of the R. J. Reynolds Homestead in Critz, VA
5/21/08   Gov. Mark Warner Tours Main Street-Stuart, VA
Former Governor Mark Warner was a hit with local folks as he toured Stuart, VA, walking up and down Main Street on May 21, 2008.
5/21/08   Town of Stuart Approves Tax Increases
The Town of Stuart approved tax increases on Wednesday, May 21, 2008. They include Meals Tax, Cigarette Tax and increase in business professional, and occupational tax.
5/20/08   Tourism Advisory Council attends Abingdon Creative Economy Conf.
Charlotte Gardner, Chairperson for the Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council, Leslie Shelor, Sue Shelor, Lisa Martin, and Tom Bishop are attending the Conference in Abingdon, VA May 19-20
5/20/08   Charlotte Gardner Meets Gov. Tim Kaine at Abingdon, VA
Charlotte Gardner, Chairperson of the Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council and President of Bull Mt. Arts in Stuart, VA met Gov. Tim Kaine at the Conference on Building A Creative Economy
5/20/08   Gas Price goes to $3.759 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.759 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA on May 21, 2008
5/19/08   Gov Tim Kaine Plays Harmonica with Crooked Road Musicians
At the Conference on the Creative Economy in Abingdon, Va on May 20, Gov. Tim Kaine joined in the music program by playing his harmonica with some of the Crooked Road musicians.
5/19/08   Slate Mt. Rock Church in Floyd County, VA
This is a picture taken in May 2008 of the Slate Mountain Presbyterian Church, near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
5/19/08   Monument for Lt. Gov. Julian Reynolds
Pictured is a monument dedicated to Julian Sargeant Reynolds, Lt. Gov. of the State of Virginia, who served 1970-1971
5/16/08   Former Gov. Mark Warner to Visit Stuart, VA
On May 21st, Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner will visit Stuart, VA. The Chamber of Commerce will provide a forum so he can meet with local businesses. APPEARING IN AT STAR THEATRE 3:45PM
5/15/08   Wendy's Ribbon Cutting on May 13-2008-Stuart, VA
Wendy's in Stuart, VA, on JEB Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, celebrated with a ribbon cutting on May 13, 2008
5/14/08   Charles and Laura Sechrist-Owners of Wendys in Stuart, VA
Mr. and Mrs. Sechrist welcome you to the new Wendy's in the Wal-Mart Center, on JEB Stuart Highway, U. S. Route 58, Stuart, VA, East of the Town of Stuart.
5/13/08   Patrick School Board Meeting May 20
AGENDA FOR SPECIAL PATRICK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 8:30 p.m. (or after the Employee Appreciation Banquet) Patrick County High School Library
5/13/08   National College in Martinsville Has Ribbon Cutting-May 13
Natinal College at the Martinsville Campus celebrated a re-opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 13, 2008
5/11/08   Chamber Presents Check for $5595 to Sheriff for Armor Vests
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $5595 to Sheriff Dan Smith for new armored vests for the Sheriff Deputies on May 9, 2008
5/10/08   Patrick County Tourism Council Speaks to Benefits of Tourism
Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council is joining with the Virginia Tourism Corporation and travel partners across the state to highlight the economic and local benefits of tourism during National Tourism Week ( May10 to May18).
5/9/08   J. E. B. Stuart Preservation Trust offers reward of $500
The J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the recent
5/9/08   Agee-Baliles Grist Mill in Patrick County, VA
The picture is of the Agee-Baliles Grist Mill near Buffalo Ridge and Woolwine in Patrick County, VA
5/9/08   Gas Price goes to $3.639 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
5/8/08   Halls Plants and Produce of Ararat, VA, Joins the Patrick County Chamber
Halls Plants and Produce of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Go there to get your spring flowers, trees and shrubs.
5/8/08   Doe Run Farms of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick Chamber
Doe Run Farms of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. In the fall they run a corn maze. They grow fresh local grown vegetables.
5/7/08   Wendy's is Opening on May 14-Stuart, VA
Wendy's has announced the opening to the public on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in Stuart, VA, 6:00am. Wendy's will be offering breakfast.
5/6/08   Seminar: Identity Theft In The Workplace-May 8-Stuart, VA
A Group Security and Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist will discuss: What identity theft is in reality
5/6/08   Gas price goes to $3.559 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.559 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
5/4/08   William P. Scudder, Jr. selected as Patrick County Administrator
William P. ("Jay") Scudder, Jr. was selected as the new Patrick County Administrator at annual salary of $77,500.
5/2/08   Town of Stuart- Originally named Taylorsville 1792
The name of Stuart was changed for General J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. A., who was born at Laurel Hill, near Ararat,VA in Patrick County.
5/2/08   Patrick Co. Schools Received Recognition from VA Board of Education
Schools and School Divisions Recognized for Raising Achievement of Economically Disadvantaged Students Thirteen public school divisions and 118 schools are being honored by the Virginia Board of Education for raising the academic achievement of economic
5/2/08   Bassett Funeral Home Promotes Eric Hunt
Eric W. Hunt has been promoted to Operations Manager of Bassett Funeral Service, in charge of the daily operations of the funeral home.
5/1/08   Patrick County Courthouse-Stuart, VA
Built in 1859, this classic antebellum courthouse presides over the economic hub of Patrick County, the county seat of Stuart.
5/1/08   Patrick County Unemployment Rate goes to 5.9% in March 2008
Patrick County unemployment rate went to 5.9% in March 2008, which means 544 jobless workers. The rate was 5.8% in February, 2008 or 525 workers.
4/29/08   PRESS RELEASE-Day of Remembrance-Food Bank Support
During the March 13, 2008 meeting, the Patrick County School Board adopted a resolution recognizing that April 16th be designated as a Day of Remembrance for the victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
4/28/08   New Market Tax Credit Program-Stuart, VA-April 30-1:00p.m.
Information session on new program to help low and moderate income families with favorable interest rates.
4/28/08   School Board Agenda-May 8 Meeting-Stuart, VA
School Board sets agenda for May 8th meeting. Patrick County Schools.
4/27/08   Patrick County Chamber Events Listed for 2008
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has listed some of their calendar items for this year (2008)
4/26/08   Highland Games-At Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA-April 26-2008
1st Annual Highland Games and Festival was held at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, Ararat, VA. on April 26, 2008
4/26/08   Caber Toss Was a popular Event at the Highland Games-Ararat, VA
Pictured are all the participants in the Highland Games and Festival held at Laurel Hill, in Ararat, VA on April 26, 2008
4/24/08   Gap Analysis-Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc-News Release
Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc, the legally functioning arm of the Rocky Knob Advisory Group, has contracted with a team of tourism professionals from Virginia Tech and Clemson Universities to assess and define the traveling public’s interest in a mountain he
4/23/08   Ribbon Cutting-1st Choice Mortgage-Stuart, VA
An Open House and Ribbon Cutting was conducted at 1st Choice Mortgage on Main Street, Stuart, VA on April 23, 2008
4/23/08   Boucher Awards Grant for Jack's Creek Covered Bridge-Woolwine
Congressman Rick Boucher announced the awarding of federal funds in the amount of $220,000 for renovate the Woolwine Covered Bridge called Jack's Creek on April 22, 2008
4/23/08   R. J. R. Patrick Mem. Hospital to go non-profit-Stuart, VA
The Enterprise dated April 23, 2008 reported that the R. J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital is in the process of making the transition to non-profit status from profit status.
4/23/08   Caring Hearts Free Clinic gets Anthem Grant-Patrick County, VA
The Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia to assist with
4/22/08   Congressman Boucher-News Alert! - Jack's Creek Covered Bridge
U.S. Representative Rick Boucher visited Woolwine to announce a significant provision of federal funding in the amount of $220,000 which will enable the restoration of an important tourism asset in Patrick County. Announcement was on April 22, 2008
4/21/08   Patrick County Tourism People Greet Visitors at I-77 Welcome Center
On Thursday, April 17, 2008, a group of Patrick County tourism professionals traveled to the I-77 Virginia Welcome Center at Lambsburg to promote their businesses and Patrick County.
4/20/08   Retirees Boost Patrick County Housing Market
Patrick County is continuing to attract vacationers and retirees looking for good views of the mountains, acording to officials with local real estate firms.
4/20/08   Blue Heritage, Inc. News Release
Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc, the legally functioning arm of the Rocky Knob Advisory Group, has contracted with a team of tourism professionals from Virginia Tech and Clemson Universities to assess and define the traveling public’s interest in a mountain he
4/19/08   Parkway PC's Holds Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting-Staurt, VA
Parkway PC's of 336-B Patrick Avenue in Stuart, VA held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting today at 11:00am in Downtown Stuart
4/18/08   Gas price goes to $3.459 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.459 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA on April 18, 2008 (AM)
4/17/08   Mabry Mill Opens for the season on April 26, 2008-Blue Ridge Parkway
The Mabry Mill restaurant and gift shop will open for the season on April 26, 2008 at 8:00am
4/16/08   Gas Price goes to $3.359 per gallon at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.359 per gallon at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
4/15/08   State Installs new Virginia Sign at the VA-NC Borders
A new entrance sign has been installed as you enter the State of Virginia and Patrick County.
4/14/08   Wendy's Nearing Completion in Stuart, VA
The new Wendy's store in Stuart, VA near the Wal-Mart Center is nearing completion. This picture was taken on the morning of April 14, 2008
4/13/08   Gas Price goes to $3.279 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $3.279 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
4/9/08   Lodge & Restuarant Under Construction at Primland-Meadows of Dan, VA
A new lodge, restaurant, health spa, and observatory is under construction at the Primland Resort, near Meadows of Dan, VA
4/8/08   Focus Meeting for Non-Profit Organizations-Apr. 8-6:30pm-Stuart, VA
PHCC is hosting a focus meeting for non-profit organizations in the Patrick County area on April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Stuart site of PHCC.
4/8/08   Surrey Bank and Trust Holds Ribbon Cutting-Stuart, VA
Surrey Bank and Trust held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Friday, April 4, 2008 in Stuart, VA for their new bank
4/4/08   Ambulance Service from RJR Patrick County Hospital to Cease
R.J. Reynolds Patrick Community Hospital will stop providing ambulance service April 11, will not always have a physician immediately available in the emergency department and will make other changes in an effort to return the hospital to a “profitable,
4/3/08   Surrey Bank Ready For Opening-Stuart, VA
The construction of the new Surrey Bank and Trust office in Stuart, VA on Woodland Drive, is complete. Opening day is planned for March 31, with a Ribbon Cutting on April 4, 2008, 11:00am
4/3/08   Caring Hearts Free Clinic Open Tues. April 8th
open each Tuesday and Friday for scheduled appointments and walk-ins. call 694-3410 to schedule an appointment.
4/3/08   Gas price goes to $3.239 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.239 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
4/1/08   Alan Black appointed as new County Attorney-Patrick County, VA
Alan Black, local attorney has been appointed at the County Attorney for Patrick County, VA at their Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, March 31st, 20908
3/31/08   Resolution to Support 1100 Bed Prison in Patrick County
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution in support of a 1100 Bed State Prison for Patrick County at their meeting on March 31st, 2008.
3/29/08   Spencer-Penn School Receives Outstanding Service Award
The Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization on Thursday was presented the “Outstanding Service in Community Preservation Award� by APVA Preservation Virginia.
3/26/08   Mountain Rose Inn has Housekeeping Position Available
An upscale Bed & Breakfast is seeking a hardworking, responsible and detailed individual to begin housekeeping position immediately. 8-10 hrs per week/starting at $8.00 per hour.
3/24/08   Patrick County Sheriff Dept. Needs Body Armor
PRESS RELEASE – FROM THE PATRICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A special need exists for the Patrick County Sheriff Department to purchase Body Armor to be used for high risk situations.
3/23/08   Gospel Light Trio will sing at Mt. View Church-Claudville-March 30
The Gospel Light Trio will sing at the Mt. View Pentecostal Holiness Church on Hatcher's Chapel Road, Claudville, VA on March 30, 2008 at 6:00pm. The Public is invited.
3/23/08   Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Closed on March 24th
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office is closed on Monday, March 24, 2008 for Easter Monday holiday
3/21/08   School Board Meeting-Patrick County, VA-March 26th
The Patrick County Public School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the School Board Office at 104 Rucker Street, Stuart, VA
3/20/08   New Automotive Repair Center Opening in Stuart, June 2nd
Dobyns Mountain Performance center will open on June 2, 2008, located on Dobyns Road, Stuart, VA 24171
3/20/08   Listening Tour-Small Bus. Development Center-Martinsville & Rocky Mt.
Longwood Small Business Development Center in Martinsville, VA seeks your input from the small business community regardings the needs, wants, challenges and frustrations facing small businesses today.
3/18/08   Gov. Tim Kaine will Be Appearing in Martinsville on March 26
Governor Tim Kaine will speak at a Town Hall meeting in Martinsville, VA, March 26, 2008, at 5:00pm-6:30pm, at the Martinsville High School Library
3/16/08   Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) Summer Internship Program
IALR is pleased to announce the 2008 program will place approximately 30 college students with employers who will provide meaningful on-the-job training and real world leadership development.
3/13/08   Thompson House Bed and Breakfast joins Patrick Chamber
Thompson House Bed and Breakfast of Mt. Airy, NC has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/13/08   J. E. B. Stuart Bed and Breakfast joins the Patrick Chamber
The J. E. B. Stuart Bed and Breakfast of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/12/08   Collins Chiropractic Clinic joins Patrick Chamber
Collins Chiropractic Clinic has opened a new office in Stuart, VA and has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/12/08   Jobless Rate in Patrick County Rises to 5.4% in January 2008
Patrick County's unemployment rate increased to 5.4% in January with 493 unemployed. December, 2007 it was at 4.7% or 427 unemployed
3/11/08   Gas price goes to $3.179 at On The Run Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.179 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
3/11/08   1st Choice Mortgage joins Patrick Chamber
1st Choice Mortgage of Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/11/08   Summit Building and Landscaping has joined the Patrick Chamber
Summitt Building and Landscaping of Patrick Springs, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/8/08   Visitor Info Center Open 7 Days a week-Stuart, VA
The Visitor Information Center is open 7 days a week in Stuart, VA on Blue Ridge Avenue, near Sun Trust Bank and the Patrick County Library.
3/7/08   Primland Installs New Entrance Sign
Primland Resort has installed a new entrance sign on U. S. Route 58, near Vesta, VA. It is located on the highway at Busted Rock Road.
3/7/08   Fast Track 2008 Exhibitors included the Patrick County Organizations
At the Martinsville, VA annual Trade show, Patrick County was represented by Jeb Stuart Preservation Trust, Patrick County Music Association and the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
3/6/08   VA Museum of Nat. History-Hosts Archeological Tech. Certif. Program
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (March 7, 2008) – The Virginia Museum of Natural History will serve as a host site for the Archeological Technician Certification Program, a formal training program conducted by the Archeological Society of Virginia that provides exten
3/6/08   Tom Bishop Represents Patrick Co. at Martinsville Trade Show
Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce represented the County at the Fast Track 2008, in Martinsville, VA on March 4 and 5, 2008
3/5/08   Five Star Mountain Realty Ribbon Cutting-Stuart VA
Five Star Mountain Realty just recently opened new offices at 102 West Blue Ridge Street, Stuart. This is one of our newest businesses in Patrick County.
3/5/08   Nelson Auto Dealership wins Best of Show at Fast Track 2008
Nelson Automotive Family Dealership won the Best in Show Wednesday for its booth at Fast Track 2008 Trade Show. The booth featured photographs of people with cars throughout the years.
3/5/08   RJR Hospital Skill Care Unit May Be sold-Stuart, VA
Chatham Rehabilitation Center in Chatham, VA is trying to purchase the 25 skilled care beds from R. J. Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Stuart, VA
3/4/08   Fast Track 2008 - Largest Show Ever!-Martinsville, VA
FAST TRACK 2008 exhibitor spaces are sold out. This is a premier business trade show scheduled for March 4 and 5, 2008. March 4 is for exhibitors only. March 5 is for the general public.
3/3/08   Embarq Expands Availability of DSL in Patrick County, VA
STUART, VA., Jan. 22, 2007 — EMBARQ today announced that High Speed Internet is available in 10 Stuart-area sites included in a public-private broadband partnership between EMBARQ and the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC).
3/3/08   Progress Made on Construction of Wendy's in Stuart, VA
Construction is well underway for the new Wendy's in Stuart, VA near the Wal-Mart Center on U. S. Route 58, J. E. B. Stuart Highway, just East of the Town of Stuart
3/2/08   Gas Price goes to $3.139 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.139 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
3/1/08   Eric Monday Resigns as Patrick County Attorney
Mr. Eric Monday, Attorney for the County of Patrick, resigned at the Board of Supervisors meeting at approximately 11:00pm on March 31, 2008.
2/25/08   County purchases option on land for new Jail-Courthouse
Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted to purchase land from EMI Imaging on Commerce Street for the new County Courthouse and Jail at their meeting on Feb. 25, 2008
2/20/08   Federal Income Tax Rebate Eligibility-Congressman Boucher
Today's Martinsville Bulletin gives report from Congressman Rick Bourcher on the eligibility for the tax rebate. Date: Feb. 20, 2008.
2/20/08   Gas Price goes to $3.099 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $3.099 at Exxon's On The Run in Stuart, VA.
2/19/08   Beef Recall Does Not Effect Patrick County VA Schools
The recent beef recall does not effect the food service program of Patrick County Public Schools, said Dr. Roger N. Morris, Division Superintendent today. Date: Feb. 19, 2008
2/19/08   Historical Symposium at Bassett Historical Center-March 1st
March 1, 2008, 9:30am-5:00pm. Speakers include: Dr. R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr., Tom Perry, Henry Wiencek, and Larry Hopkins. Tickets $25 advance and $30 at the door
2/18/08   Ronnie Stoneman Appears At the Patrick County Music Assoc.-Stuart
Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Rotary Field, Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA. Ronnie Stoneman was a star from TV show, Hee Haw
2/17/08   Vera Bradley Bingo at Blue Ridge Elementary-Feb. 22-Ararat, VA
Bingo starts at 7pm, Doors open at 6pm. Blue Ridge Elementary School Gym, 5135 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053.
2/16/08   New Clock In Downtown Stuart, VA
Pictured here is the new clock in downtown Stuart, VA. The logo on the face of the clock shows a representation of civil war General J. E. B. Stuart, who the town is named for. Gen. Stuart was born in Patrick County, VA at Laurel Hill.
2/13/08   Mabry Mill Iced Over on Feb 11-2008
This picture was taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on the afternoon of Feb. 11, 2008.
2/13/08   Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway-February, 2008
This picture was taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 11, 2008
2/12/08   Faith For The Miracle-Helping Sick Children
Faith For The Miracle is a non-profit ministry started in Patrick County, Virginia to help children who have cancer and rare diseases.
2/12/08   Gas goes to $2.899 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.899 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
2/12/08   Just Plain Country Celebrates J. E. B. Stuart's Birthday
On February 9, 2008, the J. E. B. Stuart Preservation Trust and Just Plain Country Store celebrated Gen. Stuart's 175th birthday
2/12/08   Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway-February, 2008
This picture was taken by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 11, 2008
2/12/08   Gas price goes to $2.999 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.999 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
2/11/08   Celebration of J. E. B. Stuart's Birthday-At Stuart, VA
On February 9, 2008, the J. E. B. Stuart Preservation Trust and Just Plain Country Store celebrated Gen. Stuart's 175th birthday
2/11/08   Birthday cake share with those celebrating Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's B-Day
Pictured is a birthday cake which was shared by all at the 175th Birthday Celebration in memory of General J. E. B. Stuart. General Stuart was born on Feb. 6, 1833 in Ararat, VA
2/11/08   Patrick Chamber Office Closed Feb. 18-2008
The Patrick County Chamber office will be closed on Feb. 18, 2008, for President's Day.
2/6/08   Town of Stuart Receives grant for $949,917 for Revitalization-Uptown Stuart
The office of Governor Tim Kaine has informed the Town of Stuart that they have received a Competitive Grant for 2007 VCDBG funding. The amount is $949,917 in support of the Uptown Stuart Revitalization Project.
2/6/08   Employment and Local Business Notice-Stuart, VA
The Town of Stuart is preparing to carry out the Economic Development Business District Revitalization Project for Uptown Stuart
2/6/08   Patrick County Unemployment was 4.9% in Dec. 2007
Patrick County unemployment rose from 4.5% to 4.9% in December, 2007.
2/6/08   Perry Manufacturing Laying Off 149 Workers
Perry Manufacturing of Mt. Airy, NC has been announced on Feb. 6, 2008. At one time Perry employed 4000 people.
2/4/08   Craig Teller Working on Patrick County Future
Interim Patrick County Administrator Craig Teller is working on the basics that will form a foundation for the county’s future. From a story in the Martinsville Bulletin on Feb. 4.
2/4/08   One Person Killed in Plane Crash in Elkin, NC
Another person was killed in a separate plane crash in Elkin, NC on February 3, 2007. Just 2 days after 6 people being killed at the Mt. Airy, NC airport. Both crashes were in Surry County, NC.
2/4/08   FREE Spaghetti Supper-Red Bank Ruritan Club-Feb. 9, 6PM
The Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA announces a FREE Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, February 9, 2008, 6:00-8:00PM.
2/4/08   Caring Hearts Banquet and Auction-Star Theatre-Feb. 9-Stuart,VA
The Caring Hearts Free Clinic will have their annual banquet and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at the Star Theatre at 6:00pm
2/4/08   Open House Collins Chiropractic Clinic-Feb 8 & 9-Stuart
Collins Chiropractic Clinic will hold an open house at 835 Woodland Drive, Suite 104, Stuart, VA
2/3/08   Gas Price goes to $2.859 at On The Run - Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.859 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA on Feb. 4, 2008
2/2/08   Six Die in Mt. Airy, NC Plane Crash-Going to Primland Resort
MT. AIRY, N.C. A twin-engine plane has crashed in northwest North Carolina, and federal officials are investigating unconfirmed reports that all six people on board were killed. Feb. 1, 2008
2/1/08   Toxic Spill At Brintle's Travel Plaza-Mt. Airy, NC
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. Hazmat crews brought in from Charlotte spent most of the night Thursday cleaning up a toxic spill at Brintles Travel Plaza off Highway 89 in Surry County.
1/31/08   Gas price goes to $2.899 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.899 today at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA---date 1/31/08
1/31/08   Patrick County Population is now at 19424
According to the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia Patrick County, VA gained 17 in population from 2000 when it was 19407
1/30/08   Linda Lawrence Dalton Elected to VA Chamber of Commerce Board
Linda Lawrence Dalton has been elected to the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, serving a term running from 2008-2011. She represents Lawrence Distributing Company.
1/30/08   PRIMLAND Says Thanks!
I would like to say thank you to all of our past & present customers and to all of you that have inquired about Primland over the years. Chastidy Heath, Primland Sales and Reservation.
1/24/08   FOOD BANK OF PATRICK COUNTY IN GREAT NEED!
The Patrick County Food Bank needs your support!. See the letter from Mrs. Becky Kipreos, detailing the need. Please respond as you can.
1/21/08   TRAVEL GUIDES for 2008 Available
The Virginia Travel Guide for 2008 are now available at our Patrick County Visitor Centers.
1/20/08   Wendy's Holds Groundbreaking for new store-Stuart,VA on Jan 16
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers are coming to Stuart, Virginia in Patrick County. A ground breaking ceremony was held on January 16, 2008
1/18/08   Pasta Dinner by Horizons of Patrick Co. - Jan 26, 4-6PM
A Pasta Dinner will be offered on Jan. 26, 2008, 4-6PM, at the Providence United Methodist Church, corner of Providence Rd. and Spring Rd, Patrick Springs, VA
1/17/08   Patrick County Has Snow - Jan 17, 2008
On January 17, 2008, we woke up to snow in Patrick County, Virginia. Temperature is approx. 30 degrees at 9:30am. We received a good covering estimated about 1 inch.
1/17/08   Gas price goes to $2.879 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.879 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA on Jan. 17, 2008
1/12/08   Floyd Fest 7 Announces 2008 Program
Floyd Fest, a music festival held July 24-27, features many bands, a family atmosphere, music workshops, and family reunions.
1/11/08   New Chamber Directors Announced at Banquet
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce announced the Directors for 2008 at the Chamber Annual banquet on January 4, 2008.
1/10/08   Unemployment Rate goes to 4.5% in Patrick County, Virginia
The unemployment rate was 4.5% for November, 2007 in Patrick County, Virginia, as reported by Bill Mezger, Chief Economist with the VEC's Economic Information Services Division in Martinsville.
1/10/08   Stuart Elementary Earns Governor's Award of Excellence
Stuart Elementary in Patrick County, Virginia is one of 89 schools in Virginia to earn the Governor's Award of Educational Excellence.
1/10/08   Gas price goes to $2.939 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.939 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
1/9/08   Sheriff Dan Smith is New Sheriff of Patrick County, VA
Mr. Danny "Dan" Smith was elected as Sheriff of Patrick County, Virginia in November 2007. He began his term as Sheriff on January 1, 2008
1/8/08   Gov Kaine Announces 150 new jobs in Henry County
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE:RTI) a leading U.S. producer of titanium mill products and fabricated metal components
1/8/08   New Garage Under Construction in Stuart, VA
A new auto repair garage is under construction on Dobyns Road, Stuart, VA. Owner is James Handy.
1/8/08   Gas Price goes to $2.999 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA went to $2.999 on January 8, 2008
1/7/08   Congressman Rick Boucher is Keynote speaker for Chamber Banquet
Congressman Rick Boucher, D-Abington, VA was the keynote speaker for the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce at their annual banquet on January 4, 2008
1/7/08   Tom Bishop reports on the progress of the Patrick County Chamber
At the Annual Chamber Banquet, January 4, 2008, Tom Bishop reported on the progress for the year 2007.
1/7/08   Vicki Hutchens-Bennett Addresses the Chamber Banquet
Vicki Hutchens-Bennett, the new President of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce addressed the membership Banquet on Friday, January 4, 2008
1/5/08   County Board Discusses Tourism-Jan. 2nd
The County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2008 on Jan. 2, 2008 and discussed tourims projects in Patrick County. (News Report from The Enterprise, January 9, 2008.)
1/5/08   Primland Resort Announces Job Openings-Meadows of Dan, VA
Dec. 24-Primland Resort of Meadows of Dan has announced the job openings of FINANCE MANAGER, SALES MANAGER, and FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER.
1/3/08   Jonathan Large elected as Chairman of Board of Supervisors
Jonathan Large of Ararat (Dan River District) was elected as Chairman of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on January 2, 2008
1/3/08   Gas price goes to $3.079 at On The Run Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went up to $3.079 at On The Run, Stuart, VA.
1/3/08   Craig Teller Named as Patrick County Administrator
Today, the Patrick County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to hire Craig Teller as County Administrator on an interim basis.
1/2/08   Chamber Banquet Announced for Jan. 4-2008
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will hold it's Annual Banquet on January 4, 2008 at the Star Theatre, on Patrick Avenue in Stuart. Time: 6:00pm
1/2/08   Primland's Golf Course Rated No. 1 New Course by Golf Digest
The Highland Course at Primland was designattred No. 1 Top New Golf Course for $75 and over by Golf Digest.
1/1/08   Patrick County Jobless Rate is 4.9% for Dec. 2007
Patrick County County, Virginia jobless rate rose to 4.9% in December, 2007. This compares to 4.5% in November, 2007
12/27/07   Gas Price Goes to $2.959 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded Gasoline price went to $2.959 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
12/22/07   Dan River Park Construction Underway-Ararat VA
The Dan River Park has a major construction project underway in Ararat, VA. A new playground, basketball court, tennis court, walking trail and restrooms is in the works!
12/21/07   Dick And Willie Prints Now Available-Patrick Chamber of Commerce
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is now selling prints of the Dick and Willie train for $7.00 at the Chamber office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA
12/21/07   Collector Mug Released for 2007 - Dick and Willie
The Patrick County of Chamber Commerce has released the 2007 collector mug. It the picture of the "Dick and Willie" train which used to travel into Patrick County, Virginia.
12/21/07   Gov. Kaine Announces Grant to Patrick County of $148,646
Governor Timothy M. Kaine on Dec. 20th announced grants worth more than $5.7 million have been awarded to localities and state agencies to improve criminal justice throughout the Commonwealth.
12/20/07   Kids Receive New Bikes for Christmas-Claudville, VA
Three children received new bicycles at the Annual Children's Christmas party at the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Claudville, VA on December 15, 2007.
12/20/07   Dan River Park joins Patrick Chamber
The Dan River Park at Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Telephone contact is: 276-251-1182
12/20/07   Dr. James Keesee has joined the Patrick Chamber
Dr. James A. Keesee, retired Dentist, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce as an Individual Member.
12/19/07   Town of Stuart to receive Grant for $228,000 for Farm Market
The Town of Stuart received verbal approval to receive a $228,000 grant from the Tobacco and Indemnification Commission for the Open Air Farm Market in Downtown Stuart, VA (date 12/18/07)
12/19/07   Laurel Landing in Stuart construction underway
Laurel Landing a premiere residential community in Stuart, VA has construction underway at this time. It is located at the end of Laurel Court.
12/19/07   Red Bank Ruritans Celebrate Christmas with kids-Claudville, VA
The Red Bank Ruritan Club, Red Bank School Road, Claudville, VA celebrated Christmas with children from the community with a party, Santa Claus and gifts on December 15, 2007
12/18/07   Paul Farrar demonstrates cooking at Downtown Cafe-Stuart
Mr. Paul Farrar, of Cooking With Paul, demonstrated cooking of Chicken Marsala at the Downtown Cafe in Stuart, VA on December 18, 2007
12/13/07   Morgan Shepherd Presents Check for $22,000 to PARC Workshop
Morgan Shepherd former NASCAR race car driver presented a check to PARC Workshop in Stuart, VA for $22,000 to Mr. Henry Ayers, Executive Director on December 10, 2007
12/13/07   Dennis Setzer, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Driver in Stuart, VA
Dennis Setzer, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race driver appeared along with Morgan Shepherd, NASCAR driver at the PARC Workshop Christmas party in Stuart, VA on Dec. 10, 2007
12/13/07   Victory For Jesus Race Team In Stuart, VA
Victory For Jesus Race Team was in Stuart, VA on December 10, 2007 for the PARC Workshop Christmas Party.
12/12/07   County Board Approves issuance of Bonds for School Improvements
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors approved the issuance of $37,869,925 general obligation bonds to fund new classrooms and renovations of 7 county schools
12/11/07   Tom Rose Named as Interim County Administrator-Patrick Co., VA
Mr. Tom Rose was named as the Patrick County's Interim County Administrator at the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 10, 2007.
12/10/07   Gas price goes to $2.839 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $2.839 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
12/9/07   Business After Hours Set for Dec. 13 at The Homestead
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have "Business After Hours" on Dec. 13, 2007 at 5:30 p. m. at the Reynolds Homestead
12/6/07   Sen. Roscoe Reynolds Named Deputy Floor Leader-VA Senate
Senator Roscoe Reynolds, of Ridgeway, Va was named as the deputy floor leader of the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus. Senator Reynolds represents Patrick County, VA
12/6/07   VA Museum of Natural History Reaching New Heights-Martinsville, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Martinsville, Va. (December 5, 2007) - The Virginia Museum of Natural History has seen record numbers of visitors take part in many educational programs since its March 2007 grand opening and the unveiling of its state-of-the-art edu
12/6/07   Filming of story of The Man Who Moved A Mountain imminent
The Man Who Moved a Mountain book classic is quickly manifesting into the feature film Mountain by Jenkins Entertainment (www.jenkins-entertainment.com).
12/5/07   Brian Jessup Gets the Monster Deer
Pictured here is Luke Jessup and the 12 point deer taken by him and his dad, Brian Jessup, CPA of Claudville
12/5/07   Christmas Tour-Mountain Rose Inn - Woolwine, VA-Dec 6 & 7
Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation. Cost: $8.00 per person Reservations Required. Call 276-930-1057
12/2/07   JEB Stuart Volunteer Rescue Makes Donations
Kelly G. Ratcliff, President fo the Jeb Stuart Volunteer Rescue made donations of $500 to Patrick County Christmas Cheer and the Patrick County Food Bank
12/2/07   Lois Amos Named Assistant Vice President-Sun Trust Bank
Lois Amos, Branch Manager at Stuart Sun Trust Bank has been named Assistant Vice President in the Retail Divisioin of Sun Trust Bank, Martinsville
12/2/07   Smith River Community Bank will change its name
Smith River Community Bank, N. A. will change its name to River Community Bank, N. A. effective January 1, 2008
12/2/07  
At the Historic Star Theatre, downtown Stuart, VA on Patrick Ave. Ticket price $30. Directed by Deborah Hoback and Terri Birkett. Time: 6:00pm. Reservations call 276-694-7064.
12/1/07   Dancing Arts Performs at the Homestead-Dec. 4
The Patrick County Dancing Arts Center's Senior, Intermediate and Junior Performance Groups will be performing for the Reynolds Homestead's Victorian Christmas on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30.
11/30/07   CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY FOOD BANK-Patrick County, VA
Please be encouraged to contribute to the Patrick County Community Food Bank prior to Christmas. We are urgently in need of non perishable foods and toiletries.
11/30/07   Mike Burnette Resigns as County Administrator-Stuart, VA
Mike Burnette, Patrick County Administrator has resigned effective December 28, 2007.
11/30/07   Martinsville Opens New Visitor Center on Nov. 29
The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center has opened inside the Southern Artisan Center in uptown Martinsville.
11/29/07   Jobless Rate drops to 4.2% in Patrick County, VA-Oct. 2007
The jobless rate for Patrick County, VA was 4.2% in October, 2007. This is a drop from 4.4% in September, 2007.
11/29/07   Gas Prices drops to $2.899 at On The Run in Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price dropped to $2.899 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA. on November 29, 2007. That is a .10 per gal. drop from the previous day.
11/28/07   Fun Facts Radio will Broadcast Live the Christmas Parade-Stuart, VA
Fun Facts Radio will be broadcasting LIVE from Stuart, VA the annual Christmas Parade. Coverage begins at 1:30pm, Eastern Time. Parade Begins at 2:00p. m.--December 1st, 2007
11/26/07   Honduras Coffee does music program Nov. 30-Stuart, VA
Honduras Coffee Shop on 121 North Main Street, Stuart, VA will have Joe Wash Rag performing on Friday, Nov. 30 P. M.
11/26/07   Patrick School Board Meets on Dec. 6-6:00pm at High School
The Patrick County School Board will meet with the Patrick County Board of Supervisorts on Dec. 6, 2007, at 6:00pm at the High School in Stuart.
11/26/07   Surrey Bank Holds Food Drive-Stuart, VA
Surrey Bank & Trust will again sponsor a food drive for the food pantry at Stuart Baptist Church.
11/21/07   Clark Gas & Oil-Exxon Awards $3000 to Patrick Co. Schools
Clark Gas and Oil, On the Run and our local Exxon Dealers helped secure grants. Schools receiving the benefit are Blue Ridge Elementary, Hardin Reynolds, Meadows of Dan, Patrick Springs, Stuart Elementary and Woolwine Elementary
11/20/07   Jeannie Frisco Resigns at County Tourism Director-Patrick Co., VA
Jeannie Frisco, Assistant County Administrator and Tourism Director for Patrick County, VA has resigned on November 19, 2007
11/20/07   Gov. Kaine Lifts Burning Ban in Virginia
The outdoor burning ban has been lifted for Virginia annouced on Nov. 15 by Gov. Tim Kaine. The effect is immediate.
11/19/07   Sale of Hospital Discussed-Patrick County
The ownership of R. J. Reynolds Patrick County Memorial Hospital is discussing potential sale of the hospital, accordinig to Melvin "Gene" Woodward, Jr. Co-Owner of the hospital
11/19/07   Changes Underway at Patrick County Hospital
Martinsville Bulletin, November 19, 2007 reports that the R. J. Reynolds Hospital may change hands again, but it is not officially for sale.
11/19/07   Stuart Town Council Meets NOv. 21 at 7:30pm
The Stuart Town Council will meet at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at the town office on Patrick Avenue.
11/18/07   Chamber Office Closes for Thanksgiving Day
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2007. The office will be open on Friday, November 24, 2007 from 9:00am-12:00 noon.
11/16/07   Mayberry Presbyterian Church beautiful in October-Meadows of Dan, VA
The Mayberry Presbyterian Church is beautiful in October when the leaves are in full color.
11/15/07   Live Broadcast-Patrick County Cougars Playoff Game-TONIGHT!
Our PCHS Cougars will take on the Richlands Blue Tornadoes in the regional semi-finals. We will begin airing at 7pm LIVE! Kickoff is 7:30.
11/14/07   Theatre Performances-How Scrooge the Goat Almost Ended Christmas
Theatre for entire family. Call 540-745-6550 for reservations. Seating is limited. Music, singing and audience participation. Free Photo with Santa. Refreshments.
11/14/07   Rummage Sale-Mountain Home Lodge-Stuart, VA Nov. 17
To benefit a memorial monument to fallen heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:00am-5:00pm
11/12/07   Hospice Christmas Home Tour Dec. 8 in Patrick County, VA
The Hospice Christmas Home Tour will be on Dec. 8, 12:00 noon-5:00pm. Includes 5 homes, The Reynolds Homestead and the Salem United Methodist Church and Parsonage.
11/11/07   Blue Ridge Mt. Christmas planned Dec. 7 & 8 at Star Theatre-Stuart
"A Blue Ridge Mountaini Christmas" is planned for Dec. 7 & 8 at 6:30pm. Dinner show tickets are $30 adult and $20 for children under 12.
11/11/07   Flowers in the Sky-Beauty of Butterflies and Moths-VMNH-Martinsville
Va Museum of Natural History has a special exhibit, "Flowers of th eSky: The Beauty of Butterflies and Moths", now open for visitors. Features 200 butterflies and moths from VA, North America and round the world.
11/10/07   Hospice Luncheon on Nov. 13-Stuart, VA
Hospice held a fund raising luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the home of Alex and Janice Wilkins in Stuart, VA
11/9/07   Courter Moon Lodge and Eco-Cabin has joined the Patrick Chamber
Courter Moon, LLC of Woolwine, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Located at 907 Trout Run Drive.
11/8/07   Mountain Rose Inn Christmas Tour Dec. 6 & 7 - Woolwine
You are invited to The Mountain Rose Inn for our annual Christmas Tour on December 6 & 7 from 6-8 pm each evening.
11/8/07   Gas price goes to $2.999 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.999 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
11/7/07   Stephanie Brinegar wins Commonwealth Attorney for Patrick County
Stephanie Brinegar, age 26, Chief Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Martinsville, wins the election for Commonwealth Attorney for Patrick County, Virginia.
11/7/07   Sen. Roscoe Reynolds Re-elected for 20th Senate District
The 2007 General Assembly races in this area were decided Tuesday without major surprises or upsets. Incumbent state Sen. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Ridgeway, easily outpaced Republican Jeff Evans in the 20th Senate District, with 30,321 votes to Evans’ 17,901
11/7/07   Dan Smith Elected as Patrick County, VA Sheriff
Dan Smith, age 35, Martinsville Police officer, was elected as Patrick County's new sheriff Tuesday in a tight race.
11/6/07   Entrepreneur Express Workshop-Nov. 8-Stuart, VA
Entrepreneur Express Workshop, November 8 at Patrick Henry Community College, 212 Johnson St. Stuart, VA-9:00am-12noon
11/6/07   Health Fair In Stuart Attracts Big Crowd-Stuart, VA
The annual health fair in Stuart, VA at Rotary Field attracted a large crowd of Seniors. It provided health screenings and a lot of good info for our Senior members of the community.
11/6/07   Lover's View is Fantastic on fall November day
Lover's Leap scenic view is always great in Patrick County, Virginia. This picture was taken on November 5, 2007 by Tom Bishop Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
11/6/07   Hill Top Cafe at Vesta Fire
Hill Top Cafe of Vesta experience a fire on Oct. 28, 2007. It happened on the same day as Pancake Days at the Community Building in Meadows of Dan, VA
11/5/07   Gas price goes to $2.959 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.959 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
11/3/07   Ashbrook Audiology joins Patrick Chamber
Ashbrook Audiology, with locations in Martinsvile, Stuart and Danville has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
11/3/07   Barnett Commercial Realty joins Patrick Chamber
Barnett Commercial Realty, Inc. of Martinsville, Va has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
11/2/07   Tourism Business Increases in Patrick County-VA for 2006
For 2006, tourism revenues increased by 4.6% locally, with a total of $21.1 million in visitor spending in 2006.
11/2/07   Blue Ridge Controls, LLC joins the Patrick County Chamber
Blue Ridge Controls of Ararat, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
11/1/07   Gas Price goes to $2.879 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.879 at On The Run Exxon-Stuart, VA
11/1/07   Paul Farrar Shares Orange Peel Cake Recipe
Compliments of www.jewish-food.org To reach Paul Farrar, 276-957-3210
11/1/07   Patrick County Prescription Card Announced.
Introducing the FREE Patrick County prescription discount card, available at your local Chamber of Commerce office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, Va.
10/31/07   Dan River Park receives grant from Kodak American Greenways
Dan River Park Association has received a national honor accompanied by a grant from the Kodak American Greenways Awards Program. The grant amounted to $1500.
10/31/07   Seniors Health Fair at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA - Nov. 2nd
The annual Seniors Health Fair will be held at Rotary Field in Stuart, VA on Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 starting at 8:30am til 12:30pm
10/31/07   Puckett's Cabin pictured on Oct. 28-2007
Pictured is Puckett's Cabin located on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway on a fall afternoon.
10/30/07   Blue Ridge Parkway October Views Highly Popular
The Blue Ridge Parkway views in Carroll and Patrick Counties, VA, are very popular in October of each year.
10/30/07   Bluemont Church Picture on October 28-2007
Here is a picture of the Bluemont Presbyterian Church on the Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 192, taken on October 28, 2007.
10/30/07   Ms. K. Joanne Hill recognized as School Social Worker of the Year
Ms. K. Joanne Hill, Visiting Teacher for Patrick County Public Schools was recognized as the Virginia Visiting Teacher/School Social Worker of The Year at the annual conference of the Virginia Association of Visiting Teachers and School Social Workers
10/30/07   Gas Price Goes to $2.779 at On The Run - Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.779 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
10/27/07   2000 Marines and Sailers Arriving in Henry County
Approximately two thousand Marines and Sailors from North Carolina will be conducting a training exercise in south central Virginia beginning later this month.
10/26/07   Hillsville By Pass on U. S. 58 Groundbreaking-Oct. 22nd
October 22, 2007 It was a historic day in Carroll County, VA when the groundbreaking was conducted to begin construction of the U. S. Route 58 bypass around Hillsville, VA.
10/25/07   Gas Price went to $2.739 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Oct. 26, 2007-Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.739 today at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
10/24/07   Gov Kaine Approves Emergency Regulation for MRSA infection
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today approved an emergency regulation by the State Health Commissioner that requires laboratories to report Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
10/23/07   Rickie Fulcher Named To All VA School Board
Mr. Rickie Fulcher, Patrick County School Board Peters Creek District representative, was recently named to the Virginia School Boards Association All Virginia School Board.
10/22/07   Gasoline Price in Stuart, VA remains at $2.699 at 8:00am
Unleaded gasoline price at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA remained at $2.699 at 8:00am Monday, October 22, 2007, in spite of the record price of a barrell of oil last week.
10/22/07   Tourism Conference Set for Oct. 29th in Wytheville
Congressman Boucher hosts Conference on Tourism in Southwest Virginia on Monday, October 29th, 2007, 8:00am until Noon at Wytheville, VA
10/20/07   Patrick County Photo Book Release Nationally
Images of America Patrick County Virginia will be released on Monday, October 29, 2007. This book will contain 200 photographs from Patrick County's history by Patrick County Historian Thomas D. Perry.
10/19/07   Crude Oil Price reaches $90 per barrell
Crude Oil Price reached $90.07 per barrell, an all time high.
10/19/07   MRSA Letter sent to Patrick Co. Parents-Oct. 19
Dr. Roger N. Morris, Division Superintendent of Patrick County Schools sent this letter out to parents, informing people about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
10/18/07   Patrick County Unemployment remains at 4.4%-August 2007
Unemployment remains at low level The Patrick County, VA jobless rate was 4.4% in August which was exactly the same as July.
10/18/07   Gov. Kaine Issues Burning Ban
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine today declared a statewide emergency and enacted a ban on open fires beginning Friday, October 19.
10/18/07   Apple Dumpling Festival Set for Saturday, October 20
The 5th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival gets underway on Saturday, October 20 in downtown Stuart, VA. It begins at 10:00am and runs to approximately 5:00 p. m.
10/17/07   New Residential Community Groundbreaking-Stuart, VA
A groundbreaking ceremony, complete with local dignitaries, was held on Wednesday morning, October 17, 2007 at the site of Laurel Landing, a new residential community in the Town of Stuart.
10/17/07   Mrs. Essie Bishop Passes Away- of Stuart, VA
Mrs. Essie A. Bishop of 1352 Old Orhard Loop, Stuart, VA 24171, passed away on Saturday October 13, 2007. Mrs. Bishop is the mother of Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
10/16/07   Gas Price Goes to $2.699 at On The Run - Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $2.699 at "On The Run" Exxon in Stuart, VA.
10/16/07   Longaberger Basket Bingo-Claudville, VA
Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Red Bank Ruritan Club Building on 1828 Red Bank School Road, Claudville, VA. Starts at 6:00pm
10/16/07   School Board Approves Dual Degree Program
At its October 8th meeting, the Patrick County School Board approved a proposal to implement a Dual Degree Program. The Dual Degree Program is a partnership between Patrick Henry Community College, the Patrick County Education Foundation, the New College
10/13/07   PATRICK COUNTY PHOTO BOOK RELEASE Oct. 29
Images of America Patrick County Virginia will be released on Monday, October 29, 2007. This book will contain 200 photographs from Patrick County's history by Patrick County Historian Thomas D. Perry. www.freestateofpatrick.com/arcadia
10/8/07   General JEB Stuart Stands at Attention - Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA
Impersonator (Matthew C. Wise) General JEB Stuart stands at attention during the memorial services at Laurel Hill, Ararat, VA on October 7, 2007.
10/8/07   General Robert E. Lee presents boquet of flowers at Memorial Service
Impersonator (Mr. Andy Shores) of General Robert E. Lee presents a boquet of flowers to the Stuart cemetary at the Black Rose Memorial Service on Sunday, October 7, 2007
10/8/07   Confederates on Attack at Laurel Hill Reenactment-Ararat, VA
Pictured is the Confederate attack on Sunday, October 7, 2007, at JEB Stuart's Birthplace, "Laurel Hill", Ararat, Va
10/8/07   Robert Trout Appears at the Civil War Encampment at Laurel Hill
Robert J. Trout, author of several books about J. E. B. Stuart did a book signing at the annual encampment and re-enactment at Laureal Hill on Oct. 6 and 7, 2007. Location: Ararat, VA.
10/7/07   Woolwine October Festival-Oct 13 starting at 10:00am
Apple butter making, music, dancing, crafts, kids activities, bake sale sponsored by the Woolwine, VA Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.
10/7/07   Patrick County Horizons Holds Open House Oct. 12-Stuart, VA
Patrick County Horizons holds Open House on October 12, 2007, 10:00am-2:00pm at 24141 Jeb Stuart Highway between Santa Claus Lane and JC Joyce Trucking-Stuart, VA
10/5/07   Gas price goes to $2.639 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.639 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
10/4/07   JEB Stuart Encampment set for Oct. 6 and 7, 2007-Ararat, VA
Annual Encampment and Living History October 6th and 7th, 2007 at Laurel Hill near Ararat, Virginia. Battles both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30p.m.
10/4/07   Young Reenactors are pictured at Laurel Hill-Ararat, VA
Two young reenactors were pictured on a bright sunny day at Laurel Hill, birthplace of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, CSA on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008
10/3/07   Patrick Co. Schools Recognizes Staff for AYP accreditation
Patrick County Public Schools recognized all of the school’s staff members at a ceremony held at the Patrick County High School on Friday, September 28, 2007.
10/3/07   Apple Butter Making at W & W Produce--Stuart, VA
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2007 was a big day for W & W Produce on U. S. Route in Stuart, VA. Apple butter in the big copper kettle was underway as shown in this picture.
10/2/07   Thelma Lou of Mayberry TV Show was in Mt. Airy Parade Sept. 29
Thelma Lou, who played Barney's girlfriend in the Mayberry Show appeared in the Annual Mayberry Parade in Mt. Airy, NC on September 29, 2007
10/2/07   Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine Appears At Mt. Airy Mayberry Parade
James Best, who played James Best - Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine, in "Dukes of Hazard" appeared in Mt. Airy, NC on Saturday, September 29, 2007
10/1/07   Paul Farrar Does Live Remote at W & W Produce-Stuart, VA
Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul" does live remote at W & W Produce on U. S. Route 58, Stuart, VA
9/30/07   Open House-Smoky Mt. Alpaca Farm-Stuart
On Sept. 29-30, 2007, Smoky Mountain Alpaca Farm near Stuart, VA will have an open house, inviting you to come see the beautiful alpacas.
9/29/07   Vietnam: Seven Who Gave All-Patrick Co. Branch Library
The Patrick County Branch of the Blue Ridge Regional Library will host an exhibit on Patrick County Virginia in the Vietnam Conflict entitled. Patrick County In Vietnam: Seven Who Gave All.
9/29/07   Sheppard's Mill Picture near Stuart, VA
This is a picture of Sheppard's Mill in the Moorefield Store Community, near Stuart, VA, (Patrick County)
9/27/07   Gas goes to $2.699 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline went to $2.699 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
9/24/07   Patrick County Schools Evacuates on September 24
The Patrick County High School, Stuart, VA evacuated successfully on Monday, September 24, 2007 due to a bomb scare, created by an e-mail to a student over the weekend.
9/23/07   Cars Jump the Concrete Barrier at Friday's Demolition Derby
It was an exciting night at the Patrick County Fair-2007, with the Nationwide Demolition Derby celebrated at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA
9/23/07   Cast Iron Pot used for Cooking Stew-Patrick Co., Virginia
A 100 gallon cast iron pot is used for cooking stew at the Moorefield Store Community Fire Department. This is an annual event to raise funds for the fire department.
9/22/07   Steam and Smoke highlight Demolition Derby on Friday night
Car # 18 goes up in smoke. This was a fun night at the Patrick County Fair, Rotary Field, Stuart, VA on Friday, Sept. 21.
9/22/07   Dreamer wins People's Choice Award at the County Fair
Dreamer, a double registered walking and racking horse won the "Peoples Choice" award at the Patrick County Agricultural Fair on Saturday, September 22, 2007
9/22/07   Demolition Derby in Patrick County, Va-2007
Friday night of the County Fair was exciting at Rotary Field, Stuart, Virginia with the Annual Demolition Derby.
9/21/07   RIDE FOR THE KIDS-Claudville, VA Sept. 29 at Lee's Kargo
Come ride for the kids. Support the terminally ill or needy children. Sponsor: Red Bank Ruritan Club. At highway 103 and Hatcher's Chapel Road, Claudville, VA
9/21/07   Gas Price Goes to $2.759 at On The Run -Stuart, VA
Unleaded Gasoline Price goes to $2.759 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
9/21/07   Tom Bishop writes article for Piedmont Magazine
Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber shares this article for the next edition of Piedmont Magazine Fall Edition, telling about events in Patrick County.
9/21/07   Business After Hours-Sept. 24-Patrick County Dancing Arts
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have "Business After Hours" on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Patrick County Dancing Arts. Call to reserve!
9/20/07   Cougar Band Performs at Opening of Patrick County Fair
The Patrick County High School performed at the opening ceremonies of the County Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Picture by Tom Bishop, Executive Director, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
9/20/07   Good Weather Prevails for Patrick County Fair
Picture was taken on Sept. 19, 2007 at the Patrick County Fair in Stuart, VA by Tom Bishop
9/19/07   New Surrey Bank under construction in Stuart, Va
Surrey Bank and Trust, headquartered in Mt. Airy, NC has a new branch bank building uncer construction in Stuart, Va.
9/19/07   Patrick County Fair Opens Sept. 18-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Fair was officially opened on Sept. 18, 2007 at 5:30pm at Stuart's Rotary Field.
9/19/07   Farris Wheel Rides are available at Patrick County Fair
Cole Amusements has the rides for the Annual County Fair. This picture was taken on the evening of Sept. 18, by Tom Bishop, Executive Director Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
9/18/07   Live Radio Show on Oct. 5 at Food Lion - Cooking With Paul
Making Apple Dumplings with Mr. Paul Farrar.
9/18/07   Patrick County Schools Meet Adequate Yearly Progress
Message from Dr. Robert Morris, School Supt., of Patrick County Schools about AYP-Annual Yearly Progress.
9/17/07   Rep. Rick Boucher Announces New Jobs-Stuart, VA
On Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Stuart, VA, Representative Rick Boucher announced 40 new jobs coming to Results of Stuart.
9/15/07   Virginia Grown Apples Available at Wood's Cold Storage
Virginia grown apples are available by the bushel now at Wood's Cold Storage, near Stuart, VA, on Rt. 8.
9/15/07   Patrick County Pumpkins On Sale
Patrick County grown pumpkins are now on sale. Wood's Cold Storage, just outside of Stuart, VA on Rt. 8 have locally grown pumpkins for sale
9/14/07   Blue Ridge Furniture Joins The Chamber of Commerce
We would like to welcome Blue Ridge Furniture as one of The Chamber of Commerce's most recent members.
9/14/07   Woolwine, VA installs new Welcome Sign
The community of Woolwine, VA has installed a new sign as you enter the community on Rt. 8
9/14/07   3rd Annual Car and Truck Show-Sept. 29, 2007-Stuart, VA
The 3rd Annual Car and Truck Show is set for Sept. 29, 2007 at DeHart Park in Stuart, VA. Sponsoring agency is Wayside Community Chuurch
9/14/07   Conference On Tourism Scheduled for Oct. 29-2007-Wytheville
Ninth District Conference on Tourism is set for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at the campus of Wytheville Community College, Wytheville, Virginia.
9/13/07   County Fair Program Booklets Available-Stuart, VA
The 2007 Patrick County Fair Program booklets are now available. They can be picked up at the Chamber office at 20475 JEB Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA, or at the On The Run in Stuart.
9/13/07   Patrick County, VA jobless rate goes to 4.4%
The July, 2007, jobless rate in Patrick County, Virginia was 4.4% in July, 2007.
9/12/07   Mt. Airy, NC viewed as Top Retirement Community
The web site, www.topretirements.com, has rated Mt. Airy, NC as in the top 12 retirement communities in North Carolina.
9/11/07   Stuart Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Sept. 13 start 6:30am
The Stuart Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 13 starting at 6:30am at the Stuart Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Blue Ridge St.
9/11/07   Patrick County Fair kicks off Sept. 18, 2007
The annual Patrick County Agricultural Fair kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 with carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, business exhibits at Rotary Field, Woodland Drive, Stuart, VA
9/10/07   Gas price goes to $2.659 at On The Run Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.659 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
9/10/07   Cherokee Tribe Entertains Blue Ridge Nursing Residents
The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe, located in Stuart, VA, went to the Blue Ridge Nursing Home on Sept. 10, 2007 and demonstrated for residents there.
9/6/07   Smart Board in use at Blue Ridge Elementary School-Ararat
Pictured is Blue Ridge Elementary School teacher Carol Clement working with her kindergarten students at Ararat, VA on Sept. 5, 2007
9/6/07   Tools For Schools-Ruritan Club Presents to Blue Ridge Elementary
The Red Bank Ruritan Club donated a variety of school supplies to the Blue Ridge Elementary School in Ararat, VA on Sept. 5th.
9/5/07   Downtown Cafe Joins Patrick County Chamber
Downtown Cafe of 312 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA, has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
9/5/07   Pumpkins Are Ripening in Patrick County, VA
Pumpkin patches in Patrick County, Virginia are ripening now and getting ready for market.
9/4/07   Gasoline price goes to $2.599 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $2.599 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
8/30/07   Gas price goes to $2.659 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.659 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
8/30/07   Patrick County Schools Meet AYP Goals
Patrick County Public Schools is just one of twenty-three school divisions across the state of Virginia who can claim that all schools within the division have met or exceeded Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals.
8/29/07   Patrick County Schools received $99,000 Federal Grant
Patrick County Public Schools in Stuart, Virginia, have been awarded a $99,000 grant to help enhance and fortify its readiness and emergency response management plans, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced today.
8/28/07   Buffalo Mountain-Excellent Hiking Experience
Buffalo Mountain located in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia is an excellent outdoor experience for hiking, photography and nature study.
8/28/07   Native White Rock on Buffalo Mountain-Virginia
Displayed is a typical white rock found on Buffalo Mountain, in Floyd County, Virginia. This is a Natural Area Preserve.
8/27/07   Patrick County Chamber Ornament On Sale-2007
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has released the 2007 collector mug and Christmas ornament. It is the picture of the "Dick and Willie" train which used to travel into Patrick County, Virginia.
8/27/07   National Alpaca Farm Day Sept. 29 and 30
Smoky Mountain Alpaca Farm near Stuart, VA will celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 29 & 30, 2007. The public is welcome.
8/24/07   High Speed Internet Coming to Patrick County, Va
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC) and EMBARQ have joined a public-private partnership to bring high speed Internet to residents in Patrick, Campbell, Halifax and Bedford Counties in VA.
8/24/07   Gas Price goes to $2.559 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $2.559 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
8/24/07   Lonesome River Band 25th Anniversary
In 2007 the Lonesome River Band celebrates their 25 anniversary in bluegrasss as one of the most popular and influential acts on the bluegrass festival and concert circuit.
8/22/07   Antique Show -Stuart, VA-August 24-25
3rd Annual Patrick County Antique Show featuring antique guns and knives. 8am-6pm. Admission $2.00. Preview Aug. 23, 5pm-9pm, $5.00. Saturday night jamboree.
8/22/07   Job Recruitment-40 jobs available-Aug. 24-Stuart, VA
Targeted job recruitment at the Patrick Henry Community College campus, Stuart, VA. Aug. 24, 104 Johnson St. 10:00am
8/22/07   A Country Gospel Jamboree at Star Theatre/Stuart
Hosted by Debbie Bennett and Bruce Trent with special guest Billy Hale, Jerry Jones and Kitty Warner. Show Time 3:00pm
8/21/07   Hutchens Petroleum Sales Propane Division to Liberty Propane
Stuart, VA - Hutchens Petroleum Corporation today announced the sale of their propane division to Liberty Propane, LLC of Overland Park, Kansas. Liberty Propane operates 39 locations in 11 States.
8/21/07   Conticelli & Associates Joins Patrick Chamber
Conticelli & Associates has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce. Their office is at 106 Rye Cove St., Stuart, VA. This is a real estate appraisal and consulting firm.
8/20/07   Job Recruiting-Results of Stuart, VA-August 24, 10:00am
A fast growing call center in Stuart, VA is seeking to fill jobs of Licensed Insurance Agents, Accountant/Business Analysis and Customer Service Representatives. Recruitment Event, August 24, 10:00am
8/16/07   Aerial Machine and Tool-Ground Breaking Expansion Vesta, VA
Aerial Machine and Tool Corporation of Vesta, VA held a ground breaking to add 7500 sq. ft. manufacturing and office space for internal upgrades to existing buildings on Aug. 16
8/15/07   Smith River Bank Sponsors's the Virginia State Peach Festival
Smith River Community Bank sponsored the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2007. Pictured is Mr. Barney Day presenting a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
8/15/07   West Piedmont Development Opens Satellite Office in Stuart, VA
West Piedmont Development Center of Martinsville has opened a new sattelite office at the Community College building in Stuart, VA.
8/14/07   West Piedmont Business Center Planned-Opening Aug. 15
The West Piedmont Business Development Center announced that it is opening a satellite office in Stuart, VA
8/14/07   Peach Festival Friday Night Celebration has large attendance
The Friday night Peach Festival Program had a great crowd to see The Great Pretenders and No Speed Limit perform at Rotary Field, in Stuart, VA on August 10, 2007
8/14/07   Meadows of Dan Folk Fair Has a Great Day on August 11
On August 11, 2007, the Meadows of Dan Merchants Association celebrated the 3rd Annual Folk Fair, in combination with the Virginia State Peach Festival Celebration.
8/13/07   Rural Health Clinic Opens in Stuart, Virginia
The ribbon cutting was held on August 13, 2007 at the RJR Patrick Memorial Hospital for the opening of a new Rural Health Clinic, called PCH Express Care Clinic
8/11/07   Jeb Stuart Preservation Trust Represented at Folk Fair-Meadows of Dan
Representatives from the J. E. B. Stuart Preservation Trust were represented at the Virginia Peach Festival and Meadows of Dan Folk Fair on Saturday, August 11, 2007.
8/10/07   The Great Pretenders to Perform At VA State Peach Festival
The Great Pretenders will perform at the Virginia State Peach Festival concert on Friday night August 10, 2007 at the Rotary Field in Stuart, VA.
8/9/07   No Speed Limit to Play at the VA State Peach Festival Event
No Speed Limit Band of Galax, VA will play for the Virginia State Peach Festival, on Friday night, August 10, 2007.
8/9/07   GOSPEL SINGING AT PATRICK SPRINGS-VA PEACH FESTIVAL
A special night of Gospel Singing at the Virginia State Peach Festival, at Patrick Springs, VA, on Spring Road at the Patrick Springs Fire House.
8/9/07   Richard Rogers Morning Radio Host will MC Friday Peach Concert
Richard Rogers, from WHEO 1270 AM, Stuart, VA will emcee the Friday night concert at Rotary Field of the Virginia State Peach Festival.
8/8/07   Nelson Automotive Family becomes Exclusive Sponsor-VA Peach Festival
Nelson Automotive Family of Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia is an Exclusive Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival, which is held in Patrick County, Virginia.
8/8/07   Pigs R Us Caters Dinner for 2007 VA Peach Festival
Pigs R Us of Martinsville, VA will cater a barbeque dinner at the August 10, 2007 VA Peach Festival Concert at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA
8/7/07   Erica Michelle Dalton selected Miss Virginia Peach-Stuart, VA
Erica Michelle Dalton of Stuart, VA was selected "Miss Peach" on August 6, 2007 at the Historic Star Theatre.
8/7/07   Denise Leigh Pendleton wins Jr. Miss Peach -Stuart, VA
Denise Leigh Pendleton of Woolwine, VA captured the title "Jr. Miss Peach" on August 6, 2007 at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA
8/7/07   Taylor Campbell wins the Little Miss Peach Pageant-Stuart, VA
Taylor Campbell of Manassas, VA wond the title of "Little Miss Peach" at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA on August 6, 2007
8/7/07   Destyn Brooke Pike wins the Tiny Miss Peach pageant in Stuart, VA
Destyn "Brooke" Pike, of Stuart, VA won the "Tiny Miss Peach" pageant at the Historic Star Theatre on August 6, 2007.
8/7/07   Gas price goes to $2.539 at On The Run in Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline went to $2.539 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
8/6/07   Peach Pageant Tonight at Star Theatre-Stuart, VA
The 3rd Annual Virginia Peach Pageant will be held tonight, August 6, 2007 at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA starting at 7:00 p. m.
8/1/07   Gas Price goes to $2.639 at On The Run Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.639 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, Va
8/1/07   Fresh Peaches for The Virginia State Peach Festival-Stuart, VA
Displayed are fresh white free stone peaches being sold by All Seasons Gift Garden And Home at 21581 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, Va.
8/1/07   Peach Festival Tickets Now Available-Patrick County VA
Virginia Peach Festival Tickets are now available for purchase for the August 10, 2007 concert at Rotary Field, Stuart, VA. The Great Pretenders and No Speed Limit will perform at 5:00pm-9:30pm
7/30/07   Kibler Valley River Run Has Great Day-Claudville, Va
The Kibler Valley River Run was conducted by the Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville, VA on Saturday, July 28, 2007.
7/29/07   Howell Funeral Home sponsors Virginia Peach Festival
Howell Funeral Home of Stuart, VA is a 2007 sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival, held in Patrick County, Virginia.
7/28/07   Large Tomato Produced by Clyde Hill-Patrick County, Va
Displayed in this photograph is large tomato produced in Patrick County, Virginia by Mr. Clyde Hill.
7/28/07   Farmer's Market in Stuart, VA has beatiful produce
Displayed in this picture is a selection of fresh produce being sold at the Farmer's Market in downtown Stuart, VA on July 27, 2007
7/28/07   Beautiful Flowers From Patrick County, Virginia
This was produced on the farm on Commerce Street, Stuart, VA, by Mr. Wayne Kirkpatrick.
7/28/07   Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Produced in Patrick County, Virginia
This was produced on the farm on Commerce Street, Stuart, VA, by Mr. Wayne Kirkpatrick.
7/27/07   Blueberries Available at Bev's in Ararat, VA
Pick your own blueberries are available in Ararat, VA on Doe Run Road. It's Bev's Blueberry Patch.
7/26/07   New Construction creates "Silent Economy" in Patrick County
New home construction is a big plus for Patrick County, Virginia economy. Pictured is a new home on Dan Valley Farm Road, near Claudville, VA. Picture by Tom Bishop dated July 25, 2007.
7/26/07   Cabbage and Pumpkins grown in Patrick County, Virginia
This picture is of a large cabbage patch and pumpkin patch on Dan Valley Farm Road, Claudville, VA.
7/26/07   Puckett Cemetery in Ararat, VA Pictured
This picture was taken on July 25, 2007 of the cemetery of John and Orlena Puckett. It is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Ararat, VA (Patrick County).
7/25/07   Stuart Tire & Auto Sponsor's The VA State Peach Festival
Stuart Tire and Auto of 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA is a sponor for the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2007
7/25/07   Paul Farrar does Cooking Show Promoting the VA State Peach Festival
Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul", did to filming of two shows on July 24, 2007 sharing peach recipes with his listeners on cable channel BTW21 in Martinsville, VA
7/25/07   Gov. Kaine Announces Patrick County Crop Disaster-Jul 25-2007
RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has designated Carroll and Patrick Counties primary natural disaster areas due to reductions in farm production caused by frost, freeze, and low temperatures
7/24/07   Gas price goes to $2.699 at On The Run - Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes down to $2.699 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
7/20/07   Gas price goes to $2.739 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.739 at On The Run-Exxon, Stuart, VA
7/19/07   Peach Festival Tickets On Sale
The tickets to the Friday night concert, August 10, of the Virginia State Peach Festival are on sale now.
7/19/07   Patrick Henry Community College Registration begins Aug. 7
Registration for Patrick Henry Community College fall semester classes will be held at the Patrick County Site in Stuart on Tuesday, August 7 from 4- 6 p.m.
7/18/07   Vicki Hutchens-Bennett Becomes Exclusive Sponsor for VA Peach Festival
Vicki Hutchens-Bennett, LUTCF, New York Life Insurance, becomes Exclusive Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival, that is celebrated by the Patrick County, VA Chamber of Commerce Annually
7/18/07   Town of Stuart Installs New Welcome Sign
The Town of Stuart, VA has installed a new welcome sign on U. S. Route 58 as you enter the community.
7/17/07   BB&T bank becomes Major Sponsor for the VA State Peach Festival
BB&T bank becomes a Major Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival. Pictured is Laurie Boyd, Stuart Branch manager.
7/17/07   Gas goes to $2.779 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to $2.779 at On The Run Exxon in Stuart, VA
7/16/07   Freeze Hits Peach Farmers- Festival Goes On-Patrick County, VA
A spoiled peach crop in Patrick County will hit growers’ pocketbooks but should have little impact on the annual Virginia Peach Festival there in August.
7/13/07   Hopkins Lumber Contractors Sponsors Virginia State Peach Festival
Hopkins Lumber Contractors of Woolwine and Stuart, Va has become a major sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival for 2007.
7/13/07   Gas Price goes to $2.839 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.839 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
7/11/07   Stuart Rotary Installs new President Jerry Hughes-Stuart, VA
Mr. Gerald L. "Jerry" Hughes, Jr. was installed as President of Stuart Rotary on June 25, 2007. Mr. Hughes is the Executive Director of the Patrick County Education Foundation.
7/10/07   Gas Prices goes to $2.879 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price goes to 42.879 at On The Run, Stuart, VA
7/7/07   Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe Holds Grand Opening-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, led by Ms. Janice Wilkins, conducted the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for the Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe Museum at 103 Stonewall Court, Stuart, VA on July 6, 2007
7/6/07   Gas Prices goes up to $2.799 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went up to $2.799 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
7/4/07   Jenni The Clown shows up at the DeHart Park 4th of July-2007
"Jenni The Clown" (Jenni Gregory of Stuart, VA) made her rounds at the Stuart, VA Fourth of July celebration. She was a part of all the fun we had on this special day.
7/4/07   Flag Pole Dedication-Patrick County Library-July 4-2007
400th ANNIVERSARY JAMESTOWN FLAG POLE DEDICATION at Historical Museum and Patrick County Branh Library. JULY 4TH 2007 IN STUART, VA
7/3/07   Charles Choose and Cut Trees joins Patrick County Chamber
Charles Choose and Cut Christmas Trees has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
7/3/07   Wal-Mart Sponsors the Virginia State Peach Festival
Wal-Mart at Stuart, VA is a Corporate Sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival
7/1/07   PEACH PAGEANT SET FOR AUGUST 6 AT STAR THEATRE-STUART, VA
The annual Virginia State Peach Pageant is scheduled for Monday, August 6 at the Historic Star Theatre in Stuart, VA.
7/1/07   Public Meeting-West Piedmont-Stuart, VA July 9-2007
Public Meeting Notice-West Piedmont Planning District Regional Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan
7/1/07   Mabry Mill Has music and dancing each Sunday Afternoon-Virginia
Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and has old time music and dancing each Sunday afternoon during the summer months.
6/29/07   Vicki-Hutchens Bennett Becomes Exclusive Peach Sponsor
Vicki-Hutchens Bennett, LUTCF representing NY Life Insurance and located in Stuart, VA is an "Exclusive Sponsor"
6/29/07   Rocky Gap Welcome Center offers Demonstrations at No Charge
The Virginia Welcome Center at Rocky Gap, VA offers an opportunity for a FREE demonstration at the State Welcome Center near the WV border.
6/28/07   Patrick County Jobless Rate 3.9 per cent for May 2006
Patrick County,VA jobless rate rose to 3.9 per cent for May, 2007 as compared to April, 2007 of 3.8 per cent.
6/28/07   Wayne Kirkpatrick Receives Award-Environmental Stewardship
Wayne Kirkpatrick of the Dan River Basin Association received an Environmental Stewardship Award on Tuesday in Richmond, VA. Wayne operates a farm in Stuart, VA.
6/28/07   Patrick Chamber and Patrick Co. Music Association shares Advertising
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and the Patrick County Music Association set up cooperative advertising program
6/27/07   Gas price goes down to $2.759 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went down to $2.759 at On The Run Exxon, Stuart, VA
6/26/07   Mustangs win on Patrick County Chamber night at the ball game
Martinsville Mustangs beat the Ashboro Copperheads 1-0 on the Patrick County Chamber night at the ball field, June 15, 2007
6/26/07   Food Lion supports the Virginia State Peach Festival
Gary Hagee presented Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce with a sponsorship check for the Virginia State Peach Festival on June 25, 2007 at the Stuart, VA store.
6/26/07   Mustangs Celebrate Patrick County Chamber Night June 26
the Martinsville Mustangs win on the Patrick County Chamber night at Hooker Field in Martinsville, VA
6/26/07   Stephanie Brenegar attends Mustang Game on June 20
Sephanie Brenegar, candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in Patrick County, attended the Mustangs ball game on Monday night, the Patrick County Chamber night.
6/25/07   Stuart Laundromat joins Patrick County Chamber-Stuart, VA
The Stuart Laundromat has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
6/25/07   Treasure Potts, LLC has joined the Patrick Chamber-Hillsville, VA
Treasure Potts is located at the top of Fancy Gap Mountain, U. S. Route 52, near the Blue Ridge Parkway. They specialize in Fine Antiques and Collectibles.
6/25/07   Buddys Boarding joins the Patrick Chamber-location Floyd, VA
Buddys Boarding of Floyd, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
6/21/07   Chamber of Commerce selling Patrick County 2008 Calendars
Profits from the sales of the maps will go to the Patrick Springs Smart Shooters Team.
6/20/07   Downtown Cafe Re-Opens in Stuart, VA - June 20th
Downtown Cafe at 318 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA re-opens again. They will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday.
6/20/07   Richard Rogers of WHEO tells Primland Story
Richard Rogers of WHEO-AM 1270 airs story about the new construction on the Lodge. "Sportsman Paradise & Emerging Mountaintop Resort".
6/19/07   Peach Pageant Registrations-Press Release-Stuart, VA
VIRGINIA STATE PEACH PAGEANT PRESS RELEASE (Issued June 18, 2007). The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce the 3rd Annual Virginia State Peach Pageant in conjunction with the August 6-11, Peach Festival Week.
6/19/07   Business After Hours-At Wolf Creek Farm-Ararat, VA-June 19
Today, June 19, 2007, The Chamber of Commerce will have Business After Hours at the Wolf Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast, Ararat, VA
6/18/07   The Passing of infant Alli Lane Turner
The Blessed Daughter of Jason Bradley Turner and Lesli Ann Turner of Stuart, died Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
6/18/07   Lawrence Distributing Company Sponsors VA State Peach Festival
Linda Lawrence Dalton of Lawrence Distributing Company presents a check to Mr. Dean Goad, VP of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce for a sponsorship of the Virginia State Peach Festival.
6/18/07   Paul Farrar, Cooking With Paul, Helps to Promote the VA Peach Festival
Mr. Paul Farrar, "Cooking With Paul", will be helping promote the Virginia State Peach Festival with his cable television cooking show.
6/18/07   Leslie Shelor Exhibits at the Covered Bridge Festival at Woolwine, VA
Leslie Shelor, of Greenberry House, Meadows of Dan, VA spins yarn at the Covered Bridge Festival in Woolwine, VA June 16, 2007 as pictured here
6/17/07   Geobuilt Demonstrates at the Covered Bridge Festival
Geobilt, which designs acoustical tents, had a great opportunity to show it's product at the Annual Covered Bridge Festival in Woolwine, VA on June 16, 2007.
6/16/07   Covered Bridge Fest-A Great Day!
The Covered Bridge Festival was held at Woolwine, VA on Saturday, June 16, 2007. The weather was great and many vendors and crafters came.
6/15/07   Weather Bug Now at the Virginia Museum of Natural History
the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, Va. is now a host site for a WeatherBug station.
6/14/07   Nelson Automotive Family Sponsors the VA State Peach Festival
Nelson Automotive Family in the Martinsville-Henry County area of Virginia becomes an "exclusive sponsor" for the Virginia Peach Festival.
6/13/07   Lawrence Distributing Company Joins Patrick Chamber
Lawrence Distributing Company of Danville, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
6/13/07   Patrick County Increases Security Fee
This fee will be imposed upon defendants convicted of criminal and traffic violations , from $5.00 to $10.00
6/13/07   Help For Senior Citizens
County Senior Services are available for those over age 60 in Patrick County.
6/13/07   Sheriff David Hubbard will not run-Patrick County, VA
Incumbent Sheriff David Hubbard has announced he will not run for Sheriff in the upcoming election. His health is impacting his ability to continue.
6/12/07   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-Town of Stuart-POSTPONED
The Council of the town of Stuart public hearing sceduled for Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 has been posponed.
6/12/07   Notice of Intent by STEP INC.-Stuart, VA
Step, Inc hereby provides notice that is intends to file and application for funding with USDA, Rural Development for funding of a corporate office building.
6/12/07   Gas price goes to $2.799 at On The Run-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.799 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
6/11/07   Tiny Tot Mini Summer Camp-Stuart, VA
The Patrick County Dancing Arts Center will offer its popular Tiny Tot Mini Camp.
6/11/07   Hospice Holds a Grief Camp-Mt. Airy, NC
Camp held on June 20-23 at Mt. Airy, NC Christian Church. Contact Shelia Jones
6/10/07   Beach Festival In Stuart, VA a Blast
Saturday's Hot Fun in the Summertime Beach Festival in Patrick County filled the park in Patrick County.
6/9/07   Gas Price goes to $2.839 in Stuart, VA - On The Run
Unleaded gasoline price went to $2.839 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
6/8/07   Gov. Tim Kaine Meets Business Leaders at EMI-Bassett, VA
Friday, June 8, 2007-By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer- Once crippled by job losses, the Southside region of Virginia is on the road to re-establishing itself, according to Gov. Tim Kaine.
6/8/07   Gov. Kaine Attends Trout Release-Bassett, VA
Friday, June 8, 2007-By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer-The Trout in the Classroom project got a boost Thursday from Gov. Tim Kaine, who waded into the Smith River in Bassett to help local students release trout fingerlings they raised in their school
6/6/07   Paul's Famous Hot Dog Chili Recipe
Paul Farrar, of "Cooking With Paul", offers this Chili Recipe. He used it for Hot Dogs recently at W & W Produce in Stuart, VA
6/5/07   Gov. Kaine Coming to Bassett, VA-June 7-9:00am
Bassett,VA-Cabinet Breakfast Reception. Governor Timothy M. Kaine will hold a breakfast reception featuring opportunities to interact directly with the Governor and Cabinet members. Open to the press and public.
6/4/07   Mabry Mill As Pretty As Ever-June 1st, 2007
The attached picture was taken of Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Meadows of Dan, Va on June 1st, 2007, by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
6/4/07   Kim Adkins Named to Executive Director Workforce Investment Board
Kim Adkins, new executive director of the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board. Monday, June 4, 2007----By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer--Source: Martinsville Bulletin, June 4, 2007 page 1
6/4/07   Lover's Leap Picture in Patrick County, Virginia
This picture is of Lover's Leap on U. S. Route 58, near Vesta, VA (Patrick County). Picture taken in May 2007.
6/4/07   Picture of U. S. Route 58-Lover's Leap-Patrick County, VA
This picture was taken in May of 2007 by Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
6/4/07   VA Linked Showcase matches Southwest VA with Northern VA Companies
On May 21, 2007, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Patrick O. Gottschalk announce that the 2007 Virginia Linked Workforce Showcaseproduced significant business opportunities.
6/4/07   Friends of the Blue Ridge-Local Committee Formed-Patrick County
Friends of the Blue Ridge help the National Parks Service to supplement the loss of 58 staff positions due to Federal budget short falls.
6/3/07   The Big Blue Magazine on sale
Pick up your copy of the Blue Ridge Plateau’s premier travel magazine at any of these fine retailers.
6/3/07   KAINE PRAISES EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Gov. Tim Kaine was the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony for 39 adults earning their GED’s through the Patrick County School System with assistance from the Patrick County Education Foundation.
6/3/07   HOT FUN BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL-JUNE 8-9-Stuart, VA
Hot Fun In The Summertime Beach Music Festival will be held on Friday, June 8th, 6pm and Saturday, June 9th starting at 12 noon. Rain or Shine. Wayside Park
6/2/07   Chamber After Hours June 19, 5:30PM-Wolf Creek Farm-Ararat, VA
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce will have another Business After Hours on June 19th at the Wolf Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast on Gid Collins Lane, Ararat, VA
6/2/07   Joan Blankenship Coordinator of the Year
Joan Blankenship received the Community Resource Coordinator of the Year Award from National College at the Martinsville campus.
6/2/07   DeHart Park Athletic Field Dedicated
DEDICATION CEREMONY'S WERE HELD SATURDAY MORNING AT DEHART PARK IN STUART FOR A 3 ACRE ATHLETIC FIELD, ITS THE LATEST EDITION THE THE COUNTY'S RECREATION FACILITIES.
6/1/07   Gov Kaine will speak at the GED Graduation at Critz, VA
Gov. Tim Kaine is the invited guest speaker for the Patrick County Education Foundation Graduation Ceremony, June 1, 2007.
6/1/07   Gas price goes to $2.879 in Stuart, VA On The Run
Unleaded Gasoline price went down to $2.879 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA.
5/31/07   BOUCHER WORKING FOR NINTH DISTRICT FARMERS
( Washington , D.C. ) - Farmers in Carroll and Patrick Counties who have suffered crop losses due to freezing temperatures experienced in early April may be eligible to receive financial help from the federal government
5/30/07   Gas prices declines to $2.939 per gallon-Stuart, VA
Unleaded gasoline price decliined to $2.939 at On The Run, Exxon, Stuart, VA
5/30/07   Senator Reynolds Renews Plea for Rt. 58
Sen. Roscoe Reynolds urged the Commonwealth Transportation Board May 22 to complete the four-laneing of U. S. Route 58 from the Stuart bypass to I-77 in Hillsville as soon as possible.
5/29/07   Cash To Payday joins the Patrick County Chamber
Cash To Payday in Stuart, VA has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
5/28/07   TRI-STATE Home Improvement Joins the Patrick Chamber
Tri-State Home Improvement and Roofing company has joined the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
5/26/07   Patrick County Chamber Office Closed on Memorial Day
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA, will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2007 in celebration of the Memorial Day Holiday.
5/26/07   Cooking For A Cause-May 31 at Clark Gas & Oil-Stuart, VA
Clark Gas & Oil, Lowes Foods and Patrick County's Cattlemen's Association are pleased to announce its "Cooking for a Cause" to benefit the Patrick County Food Bank, the Caring Hearts Free Clinic and the Patrick County United Fund.
5/26/07   Gasoline price is now $2.999 at On The Run, Stuart, VA-
Gasoline price in Stuart, VA on Jan. 15, 2007 stood at $2.039 for unleaded regular gasoline
5/24/07   TOWN OF STUART, VA may remove cap on business tax
Mayor McHone said that cap of $2500 on business licenses will be removed, a change that will affect "five or six" large businesses in the town. The minimum business license will remain at $50.
5/24/07   Resolution Presented to Richard Rogers-WHEO in memory of his wife
Senator Roscoe Reynolds presented a resolution from the Virginia General Assembly to Richard Rogers, who organized the radeothon Friday, May 18, that raised more than $17,000, for the American Cancer Society.
5/24/07   Appalachian Power to Ask for new rate hikes
Appalachian Power Co. will seek approval of new rate hikes as a result of the State Corporation Commission's approval of a lower-than requested increase last week.
5/23/07   Tom Perry Tells Story of the Dinky Railroad-Ararat,VA
If you would like to see and read more about the Railroad in Kibler Valley, Patrick County, Virginia go to this web site created by Mr. Tom Perry. www.freestateofpatrick.com/dinkyrr.htm
5/23/07   Connector Road is Funded for Rt. 8 Stuart, VA
Full funding for the connnector road linking Rt. 58 with Rt. 8 in Stuart, VA is in the draft six-year plan for primary roads (2008-2013)
5/23/07   Parkway Friends Chapter formed in Meadows of Dan, Va
A group of Meadows of Dan residents is forming a Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway chapter and has already started working on the parkway.
5/22/07   Carter Bank and Trust sponsors the VA State Peach Festival
Carter Bank and Trust will be a sponsor for the Virginia State Peach Festival, which will be held August 6-11, 2007.
5/22/07   Fun Facts Radio Broadcast Live at Stuart's Strawberry Festival
The Fun Facts Radio crew of Pamela Nowlin and Lemont Bryant broadcast live on Internet radio
5/22/07   JEB Stuart Preservation Trust Represented at the Strawberry Festival
Pictured here are two members of the JEB Stuart Preservation Trust who were at the Stuart Town Strawberry Festival on May 19, 2007. Left to right, Shirley Keene and Jody South.
5/21/07   Martinsville Mustangs versus Asheboro Copperheads-June 25
The Martinsville Mustangs would like to invite Patrick County Chamber of Commerce and it's members to a night of great Coastal Plain League Baseball on Monday, June 25th. FREE TICKETS!
5/21/07   Surrey Bank and Trust Sponsors the VA State Peach Festival
Surrey Bank and Trust of Mt. Airy, NC presented a check to Tom Bishop, Executive Director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce on May 21, 2007
5/21/07   Tom Bishop Speaks at the Martinsville, VA Rotary Club
Tom Bishop, Executive Director fo the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce spoke at the Martinsville Rotary Club meeting on April 10, 2007.
5/21/07   Mr. Rorrer demonstrates Sling Shot to Sue Nester
Mr. Rorrer "the slingshot man" demonstrates the slingshot to singer, Sue Nester at the Annual Strawberry Festival in Stuart, VA
5/20/07   Weather was great for the Annual Strawberry Festival-Stuart, VA
The weather cooperated with a clear sun shiny day for the Annual Strawberry Festival in Stuart, VA.
5/19/07   Relay For Life Raises over $61,000 in Stuart, VA!
Relay For Life, "helping to find a cure", raised over $61,000 on Saturday, May