Tuesday, May 4, 2021
PHCC to pay off student debt that arose during the pandemic

PHCC to pay off student debt that arose during the pandemic

Soon, many people will be getting an unexpected yet pleasant surprise from Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC). The college recently announced that it will be paying off debts of students with delinquent accounts that arose during COVID. Anyone with a GPA of 2.0 or greater who has an outstanding debt to PHCC that arose on or after March 13, 2020 will be receiving letters from PHCC soon announcing that their debt has been paid. To cover the costs of these debts, PHCC is using some of the funds that it received from the federal government meant to cover revenue loss due to COVID. Between the debt forgiveness and additional student stipends, PHCC is paying forward over $1.4 million of these funds...

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Summer school set to begin on June 7

Summer school set to begin on June 7

Members of the Patrick County School Board, family members and school officials congratulated PCHS senior Whitley Manns, who recently received a $25,000 scholarship. From left to right: Ryan Lawson; Shannon Harrell; Whitley Manns and her mother, Lynette Manns; Amy Walker; Brandon Simmons; Walter Scott and Trey Cox. By Taylor Boyd...

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Chamber to offer grant writing workshop

Chamber to offer grant writing workshop

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce is offering a grant writing workshop via Zoom at noon on May 12. The workshop will cover some basic ‘dos and don’ts,’ technical assistance, finding resources and data, and speaking the grant language. Kathleen McEvoy, Grand Coordinator for the West Piedmont Planning District Commission...

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Artist-In-Residence program unveiled

Artist-In-Residence program unveiled

The Crooked Road announced a new program for heritage musicians that reside in the Southwest Virginia region. The new Artist-In-Residence program gives local musicians a new way to become an ambassador for heritage music through participating in events and educational workshops. This new initiative will be a year-long commitment, with...

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Woolwine Warrior Readers announced

Woolwine Warrior Readers announced

Woolwine Elementary School announced the names of students participating in the Warrior Reading program during the third quarter. Each student who reached their grade level goal received a free snack from the cafeteria, a bookmark, and a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. In addition, students who read the...

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