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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Adventure series kicks off on Earth Day

  A new statewide race series, “The Virginia State Parks Adventure Series presented by Appalachian Power,” offers competitors a unique way to compete in triathlons in six state parks. Races will be held at James River State Park on April 22, Smith Mountain Lake on May 6, Hungry Mother on May 13, Claytor Lake State […]

Bowling ride set for April 29

The annual memorial motorcycle ride to remember fallen Marine Jonathan Williams Bowling will be held on Saturday, April 29. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Patrick County High School (215 Cougar Lane) in Stuart, and features live music, food, and door prizes. The ride begins at noon. Registration is $15 per vehicle, and each […]

Sheriff reports arrests – April 19th, 2017

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith reported the following arrests: Justin Coy Joyce, 23, of Bassett, was charged April 8 reckless with handling of a firearm. Conservation Officer B. Clawon made the arrest. Arnold Wayne Foley, 47, of Bassett, was charged April 10 with profane searing or public intoxication. Trooper J.M. Hylton made the arrest. Daniel […]

Cave tours offered

  Virginia Cave Week will be held though Earth Day on April 22 to promote an understanding of Virginia’s caves and limestone habitats known as karst. The theme for 2017 is “Celebrating Virginia’s Karst Springs.” Water flows from the ground at springs, usually out of a hillside or rising from a valley floor. Karst landscapes […]

Local experts presenting at PHCC health conference

The Healthy U For Living conference is coming to Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) on Wednesday, April 26, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellence – an organization for educational attainment. The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Walker Fine Arts theater on the Martinsville campus and features three interactive sessions on the treatment and […]

General District Court news for March

  The following cases were heard and disposed of in Patrick County General District Court during the month of March. CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC March 7 Chad Anderson McCann, Claudville, DWI, first offense, guilty, fined $650 with $400 suspended, VASAP, costs $206, 12 months suspended, driver’s license suspended 12 months; drink while driving, open container, guilty, […]

ATV-related injuries in children remain large public health problem

  All-terrain vehicle-related injuries remain a large public health problem in this country, with children more adversely affected than adults. According to a news release from researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the major risk factors for young riders also are entirely preventable. “The injuries children sustain from ATV-related accidents are frequently more severe […]

Economic development initiative to meet

  The Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council Executive Committee will hold a public meeting beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Doubletree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian, located at 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond. The meeting is open to the public, with public comment period held at the beginning of the agenda. GO […]

Earth Day arts and events

  Create a permanent part of Piedmont Arts’ new R.P. Gravely-A.J. Lester Art Garden at Art Garden Family Day on Saturday, April 22 by participating in the free Family Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help artist Beryl Solla install mosaic tile murals on the gateway sign that welcomes guests into the Art Garden. […]

Sale of hospital advances

  The sale of Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick may be finalized as early as June. Healthcare Management Partners (HMP), signed an Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) with Americore for Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick, according to a news release. The closing for the sale is expected within the next 60 days, after an auction and […]

Organic workshop set

  Interest in organic gardening is higher than ever, but it is confusing on how to accomplish it. How do you get plants to produce well while also taking care of insects and diseases? Jeff Rieves, a former North Carolina Extension agent, will address that and more in his class, the “Organic Gardening Primer,” at […]

Dr. Snyder elected chair of national orthodontists council

Dr. Edward Snyder of Snyder Orthodontics in Martinsville and Danville has been elected chair of the Council on Membership, Ethics and Judicial Concerns of the American Association of Orthodontists. He has led a committee which has rewritten the Principles of Ethics and the Code of Professional Conduct and will advocate for its passage as chairman […]

Small And Tall Organization opens in Spencer

  Carolyn Vernon, president and founder, announces that the Small And Tall Organization is newly launched in Spencer. The Small And Tall Organization will focus on child abuse and domestic violence awareness that takes place every day in our state. Vernon knows that these types of abuse happen worldwide and her first and main concern […]

Circuit Court cases – April 12th, 2017

According to the Patrick County Clerk’s Office, the following cases were adjudicated in March:   James Charles Anderson, of Claudville, was found guilty of assault and battery; sentenced to 12 months, all suspended, assessed costs.   Laura Becker Anderson, of Claudville, a charge of failure to appear was dismissed.   Archie Dale Belcher, of Stuart, […]

Sheriff reports arrests

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith reported the following arrests: April Irvette Millner, 37, of Martinville, was charged April 3, with possession of a firearm by a non-violent felon convicted within 10 years. Deputy Cole Newman made the arrest. Brandi Davis Martin, 33, of Stuart, was charged April 4 with larceny. Deputy Brad Holt made the […]

Hailey’s Hope to hold walk during Autism Awareness Month

  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life, occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and that causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. More people than ever before are being diagnosed with autism, and currently, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control […]

Virginia state parks ideal for spring break

  Whether heading out of town or “staycationing” over spring break, Virginia State Parks are perfect for family-friendly fun. April 7-23, all 37 Virginia state parks will offer self-guided and ranger-led programs to help visitors learn about the outdoors and spend time in nature. State parks offer something for all types of outdoor lovers looking […]

Local athlete’s long career honored by William and Mary

A former state shot put champion from Christiansburg High School has been honored for an outstanding career in track and field at the College of William and Mary. This past weekend, a plaque was unveiled naming the shot-throwing circle at the college after Rochelle Evans. “Having the shot circle named after me this past weekend […]

Downtown art walk highlights local artists

April 7 was a cold and blustery day in downtown Blacksburg, but it didn’t stop groups of art lovers from participating in the Downtown Art Walk. Patrons were encouraged to meet the artists, try out some of their techniques and enjoy the opportunity to be immersed in the arts. Matrix Gallery showcased the work of […]

Carroll County Genealogy Club to meet April 19

  The threat of bad weather once again canceled the Carroll County Genealogy Club meeting in March. The April meeting  will be on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the club library in the Historic Courthouse in Hillsville. At this meeting the election for officers will take place, discussions will be held on replacing […]