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Obituaries

  • John Nolan Garrity
    on May 4, 2021

    John Nolan Garrity, 73, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Carilion.

  • Homer St.Clair
    on May 4, 2021

    Homer St. Clair, 84, of Troutville, peacefully went to his heavenly home Thursday, April 29, 2021 […]

  • Helen Farrow Keith
    on May 4, 2021

    Helen Farrow Keith, 87, of Buchanan, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 1, 2021 […]

  • Cathy Dalton Kiefer
    on May 3, 2021

    Cathy Dalton Kiefer, 62, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Carilion.

  • George Leonard Trent
    on May 3, 2021

    George Leonard Trent, 84, of Patrick Springs, VA died on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at.

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Opinion

  • Letters to the Editor for May 5 Edition
    on May 4, 2021 in Local News, Opinions

    Thanks Bordetts for street sign work Editor: I want to take this opportunity to recognize the […]

  • Social Security Matters
    on April 28, 2021 in Opinions

    By National Social Security Advisor at the AMAC Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Association.

  • Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
    on April 28, 2021 in Opinions

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) one-shot […]

  • Letters to the Editor for April 28 Edition
    on April 27, 2021 in Opinions

      Supports Clinton for supervisor Editor: Steve Clinton is my choice to represent the Amsterdam […]

  • Blood Drive a success
    on April 21, 2021 in Opinions, Viewpoints

    Thank you, Patrick County. You donated 36 units of blood last week, which translates to.

Education

Virginia becomes first Southern state to legalize marijuana

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia became the first Southern state to legalize marijuana Wednesday, as lawmakers voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam's proposed changes to a bill that will allow adults to possess and cultivate small amounts of the drug starting in July. Northam sent the bill back to lawmakers substantially changed from the version that squeaked out of the General Assembly in February. The amendments lawmakers agreed to Wednesday would accelerate the timeline of legalization by about three years, well before retail sales would begin, a move that's been cheered by racial justice advocates....

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Dogwood Court becomes a family tradition

Dogwood Court becomes a family tradition

By Debbie Adams Sisters Urunna, Ozioma, and Kpakpando Anyanwu have one unique accomplishment in common—each has been a member of the Vinton Dogwood Festival Dogwood Court in her senior year in high school. Sisters Urunna, Ozioma, and Kpakpando Anyanwu have all been members of the Vinton Dogwood Festival Dogwood Court....

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