Initiative works to improve healthcare access

Nancy Bell, public information officer with the West Piedmont Health District, updated the Patrick County Board of Supervisors on the efforts of the Healthy...

Cameras to be installed near caboose

By Taylor Boyd The Town of...

Public input sought on corridor trails

By Taylor Boyd A corridor trail that could financially benefit Patrick County and drive economic development is under consideration by the Dan River Basin Association...

Acorns, nuts sought from landowners

The Virginia Department of Forestry...

Hokie BugFest goes virtual for its 10th anniversary Oct. 7-17

The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis)...

Baliles to be honored during celebration

Former Governor Gerald Baliles to...

Surry’s PTK Honor Society seeks narratives for COVID-19 Study  

Surry Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) members will be gathering stories about the ways COVID-19 has impacted local communities in their...

Young agriculturalists to showcase livestock at The Meadow Event Park

Youth who raised animals to...

Waivers extended throughout pandemic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Self-isolation, distraction part of new on-campus experience

By Hunter Britt Capital News Service Social isolation due to the coronavirus has become a stressor for many college students across Virginia, who report that studying...

Virginia House bill to guarantee free school meals to students advances to Senate

By Aliviah Jones Capital News Service The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill this month to provide free school meals for 109,000 more public school...

Potential COVID-19 cases reported in Patrick school

In a pre-recorded telephone call...

Recreational boaters urged to use caution

The Virginia Department of Wildlife...

Reward offered for information in alleged vandalism

By Debbie Hall A reward is available for information that leads to the arrests of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing the caboose that...

Agency heads discuss impacts of budget cuts as county taps budgeted funds for new...

By Debbie Hall Funds from a vacant position will be tapped to pay for a new county position. Jane Fulk, board chairman, said the county needed...

Love, faith, agreeable spirit – gifts for the ages

A Blue Ridge Therapy Connection resident marked her recent birthday by sharing her secret of longevity. Rachel Rogers said simply “love.” And she should know. Rogers...

Wildfires prompts Red Cross to issue call for donations

Explosive wildfires are devastating communities across the Western United States, causing extreme danger and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. Significant activity...

Registration deadline looms for November election

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 3, 2020 General and Special Election will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. That also...

JEB Stuart Art Show awards presented virtually

The 45th annual JEB Stuart Art Show opened in pandemic style with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 10. Artists and community members enjoyed viewing...