Teen died in Wednesday crash

A two vehicle crash in Patrick County resulted in a fatality, according to a release from the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred on Wednesday,...

Two fatalities associated with COVID-19 confirmed in Patrick

The Virginia Department of Health’s West Piedmont Health District has confirmed that two residents of Patrick County who were ill with COVID-19 have died....

Empathy, uniqueness underscored at commencement for Class of 2020

Schools Superintendent Dean Gilbert (left), looks on as Trey Cox addresses the Class of 2020. Cox serves as Patrick County High School (PCHS) principal....

Resource officers to stay in schools, county officials say

By Brandon Martin The Patrick County Board of Supervisors is committed to the School Resource Officer program, even as it is being reviewed by other...

Recycling reopens after temporary suspension

Save Our Environment member Keiko Kilsiewecz designs a reusable bag to limit her plastic waste. By Staff Reports The Patrick County Transfer Station began accepting...

Federal maintenance, jobs bill outlined

By Brandon Martin The economic impact of the Great American Outdoors Act was outlined by U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., during a June 18 media...

New area code assigned to 540 region

Existing customers will retain current numbers when a new area code is added to the 540 region. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) announced that the...

Online tool launched to help report civil rights violations

The Department of Justice announced the launch of the Civil Rights Reporting Portal. This new online tool will make it easier for the public...

Newly approved historical markers highlight history

Twenty state historical highway markers that address topics of national, state, and regional significance in Virginia’s African American history recently were approved, according to...

Benefits of therapeutic horseback riding go beyond the ring

From improving coordination and muscle development to building confidence and a sense of independence, the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding go beyond the ring....

Guidelines for third phase outlined, but Virginia to remain in second phase for...

  Gov. Ralph Northam presented the third phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19....

NFPA urges restraint from using consumer fireworks

In a typical year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages the public to only attend public fireworks displays put on by trained professionals,...

Board of Education announces 2020 Exemplar Performance School awards

Local schools were among the 447 schools recognized Friday by the state Board of Education for high student achievement, continuous improvement or innovative practices...

School officials detail commencement plans for PCHS Class of 2020

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a modified on-field graduation ceremony is planned June 20 for Patrick County High School’s Class of 2020. School...

School officials seek input to develop reopening plan, detail weekly schedule for Summer...

Patrick County Public Schools is in the process of developing a plan to reopen schools in August. To help officials plan a safe reopening,...

Administration office to reopen Friday

The Patrick County Administration Office will reopen to the public on Friday, June 19. The Transfer Station and the Stuart site of the Department of...

Dedication to community, county will serve as legacy of former county administrator, community...

Former Patrick County Administrator Regena Handy died on June 7. She will be remembered for her dedication to and love for Patrick County....

GOP primary to be held June 23

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, for voters participating in the Republican Primary Election. A sample...

PHCC plans for fall return with changes

This week, the Virginia Community College System announced in a press release that all of Virginia’s community colleges “are open for business and...

Survey responses may help businesses reopen, continue response to COVID-19 pandemic

By Debbie Hall and Cory L. Higgs Patrick County residents were ready to visit hair salons or barber shops and return to retail stores...