Reynolds Homestead celebrates more than 50 years 

Dozens attended the 50-plus years celebration of the Reynolds Homestead on June 19. Several attendees broke ground at the site of the new kitchen expansion project. From left to right: Martinsville Attorney Kimble Reynolds, Sally Ann Rodgers, Reynolds Homestead Director Julie Walters Steele, and Virginia Tech Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs Dr. Guru Ghosh. (Courtesy Diane Deffenbaugh) The celebration, which was originally scheduled for 2020, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Susan Short, Associate Vice-President for Engagement Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), said when she thinks of exemplary engagement, the Homestead is always the model that always comes to mind.  “That’s universally partners partnering with committed community partners because partnerships are at the core...

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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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