Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

Pictured (left to right): residents Patty Trexler, first place, Virginia Glenn third place, and Mabel Stowe, second place, were winners of the clothesline hanging Olympic game.

Duane VIA Activities Coordinator Pictured (left to right): residents Patty Trexler, first place, Virginia Glenn third place, and Mabel Stowe, second place, were winners of the More...

Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured here is my friend Karen Jensen with her sons. We have been friends across the miles for 20-plus years. We met through Bereaved Parents Sharing, and have exchanged letters for years. She lives in Cuba City, Wisc.

Ivalien Reynolds 694-5243 Pictured here is my friend Karen Jensen with her sons. We have been friends across the miles for 20-plus years. We met through Bereaved Parents Sharing, More...

Landmark Center

Cora Grace Foley (left) and Clyde Ratliff are very excited about staring in the commercial.

Residents and staff of The Landmark Center and Blue Ridge Therapy Connection welcomed around 400 community guests Saturday evening, July 23, for the first Splish Splash Bash. Children More...

Invasion of the critters

MUSINGS By Regena Handy It’s been a fight all summer. No, no, I’m not talking about the presidential candidates. Nor the RNC and the DNC. Or even any conflicts going on in More...

Blood drive

Yippee! We broke out of the 30s again, Patrick County. Forty-two blood units were donated and with goal of 39. That translates to helping as many as 126 people. That was a pleasant More...

eEnterprise for August 17, 2016

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SHS reunion, coach moir All-class Stuart High Reunion

A large crowd representing classes from 1950 to 1970 turned out for the Stuart High School...

Jocelyn Kuzelka with her husband Paulley Straith and daughter Louisa La Leche League hosts Live, Love, Latch event

La Leche League of Patrick County’s second annual Live, Love, Latch event took place on Saturday,...

DAR DAR update

Col. Abram Penn Chapter’s Regent Louise Hansen (left), pictured with District VII Regent Judith Jones, attended...

Call for entries made in JEB Stuart Art show

Pepper Martin of Patrick Springs was the 2015 Best In Show winner for her oil painting “Street Artist.”

Entry forms are now available for the 41st annual JEB Stuart Art Show to be held at the Reynolds Homestead September 1 through October 28. Art will be accepted August 21-24. The fall show is for adults More...

Meadows of Dan Folk Fair slated ..

The 12th annual Meadows of Dan Folk Fair will be held on Aug. 20 “from 10 a.m. until the fun ends,” according to a news release from the Meadows of Dan Community Association. The More...

Patriot Players schedule auditio..

Auditions for the Patriot Players’ next performance, “Growing Up Gospel 2: The Revival Revue,” will be held Friday, August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, August 20 More...

Sauratown Theatre to present Red..

Stephen Crane’s classic story of the Civil War comes alive on the stage of the King Central Park amphitheater, 302 Kirby Road in King, N.C., as the Stokes County Arts Council More...

Newman selected as Woodruff Scholar at Emory University

newman, kelsey

Kelsey Newman, a 2016 graduate of Bassett High School, has been selected as one of 28 Woodruff Scholars at Emory More...

Schools announce 1st day enrollment

Enrollment in Patrick County public schools for the first day of school, Thursday, Aug. 11, was 2,394, according to a report..

PCHS senior spirit

PCHS senior spirit

Patrick County High School senior spirit is exhibited in the Back to School Assembly Friday afternoon.  More...

Lady Cougars host Floyd Co.

By Stephen Henderson Volleyball season is quickly approaching, and the Patrick County High School Lady Cougars are gearing up for action...

August 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at 694-6357; meal at 6 p.m., food distribution following the meal, around 7:30 p.m.; Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 FAIRYSTONE AND POLE BRIDGE COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH MEETING: guest […]..

August 11, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at More...

JANET W. BAILEY

Janet Isabelle Wilber Bailey, age 83, of Stuart, died on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection. She was born in Sidney, N.Y., on July 23, 1933 to the late Stanley R. Wilber and Mabelle Van Scoy Wilber. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by..

FRANKIE T. BOWMAN

Frankie Pearl Tolbert Bowman, 77, formerly of Bassett, died Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. She was born April 11, 1939 in Surry County, N.C. and was a daughter of the late Martin and Pearl Sawyers Tolbert. She was also predeceased by her two More...

Ninth District agriculture and a better way to do tax reform

Morgan Griffith Report from Washington Last week, among other visits to businesses and organizations in Virginia’s Ninth District, I had the..

Woman charged with attempted murder

A Stuart woman has been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of child endangerment and one count..

Be cautious when encountering wildlife

With summer come greater opportunities to spend time outdoors. There’s also a greater likelihood of encountering wildlife, and it is important..