Maj. Eddie Clark ‘lucky to be surrounded by good people’

Maj. Eddie Clark (left) receives his retirement plaque from Botetourt County Sheriff Matt Ward at a retirement ceremony held earlier this month. By Matt de Simone   Major Eddie Clark of the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office will retire at the end of June after spending over 40 years as a law enforcement officer. He worked for five different sheriffs in his 40-plus years in Botetourt. Clark retires, leaving an outstanding legacy of service to the county and many fond memories. Clark grew up in Eagle Rock. He didn’t have a specific aspiration to enter law enforcement. While attending James River High School, Clark joked with his friends about being a police officer. “I remember I used to make the joke...

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Coffee cart locates in Patrick Springs

Stagecoach Coffee & More, a new business that recently opened up along the Jeb Stuart Highway in Patrick Springs, is providing easily accessible coffee and other goodies. Yvette Hoyt, owner, said she and her family decided to open the cart because there are no coffee stands nearby.  “Where we come...

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More than 50 indictments handed down

Grand jurors handed down a total of 58 indictments on June 6, according to records in the Patrick County Court Clerk’s Office. An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but a grand jury’s determination that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial. Those named in the indictments are: *Michael...

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Wood among distinguished alumni honored by P&HCC

Patrick County Schools Superintendent Jason Wood was among the twelve P&HCC graduates honored as distinguished alumni by the Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation during a June 10 awards dinner at Chatmoss Country Club in Martinsville. Each year, P&HCC recognizes alumni who have brought distinction to themselves through academic achievement,...

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Council discusses façade grant program

The Stuart Town Council discussed the Patrick County Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) façade grant program at its June 15 meeting. Town Manager Bryce Simmons and Patrick County Economic Development Director Sean Adkins discussed the Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) façade grant program. EDA Director Sean Adkins said the program is set...

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Elementary school students earn high marks 

Blue Ridge Elementary School Academic Awards 3rd Grade Academic Awards: Emily Beth Adams, Montana Rae Elaine Cain, Arieanna McKenzie Crews, Lucas Cameron Hall, Jay William Hill, Tanner Wyatt Horton, Diego Rodrigo Ibarra, Matthew Gallegos Morales, Lincoln Garnett Puckett, Tobin Reggie Simmons, Olive Lola-Mae Waycaster.   Principal’s Award: Sadie Jayne Bowman,...

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