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Pictured here are my late son Ronald and late grandson Chris at the Patrick County Fair 30 years ago. Chris had open heart surgery when he was six months old, and an angel loaned him to us here for awhile. Ronald and Chris touched many lives in their time with us with their kindness to others.

Ivalien Reynolds 694-5243 Pictured here are my late son Ronald and late grandson Chris at the Patrick County Fair 30 years ago. Chris had open heart surgery when he was six months More...

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Captain Ward Armstrong and E 911 Coordinator Mickie Martin joined the residents in a picture on Superhero Day.

BELLE PENDLETON Recreation Coordinator Captain Ward Armstrong and E 911 Coordinator Mickie Martin joined the residents in a picture on Superhero Day. Residents began the month More...

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While going through some old pictures the other day, I found this one of Lemuel Belcher of Woolwine when we were out in dating days. Later he married my best friend, Loveda Helms. Sadly, later on he died in an accident. The GMC truck belonged to my boyfriend back then. Those were the good ole days.

Ivalien Reynolds 694-5243 While going through some old pictures the other day, I found this one of Lemuel Belcher of Woolwine when we were out in dating days. Later he married More...

Mountaintop blood drive

The fourth of five 2016 Mountaintop Blood Drives took place last Wednesday in the Meadows of Dan Community Center. We had wonderful results—29 units of blood were donated. That’s More...

A year of nasty bugs

By Cabell Heyward Conditions this year seem to be just right for two natural invaders, one an insect with advanced aeronautical and athletic abilities, and the other a builder More...

eEnterprise for September 21, 2016

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Pictured (left to right): Maggie Easter, Journey Moore, Kali Craig, Shyann Kerce present their dish to the judges. Stuart Farmers’ Market holds 4-H Food Challenge

The first 4-H Food Challenge competition was held on Friday morning September 9 at the Farmers’...

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Hubert and Evadell Lyon of Woolwine celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 10. In their...

pet-of-the-wk Pets of the week

This old girl found herself confused and at the wrong house. She is longing for her...

The Beautiful Baby Contest and Miss Patrick County Fair Pageants

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The Beautiful Baby Contest and Miss Patrick County Fair Pageants were held Saturday at Rotary Field, with winners ranging from tiny babies to grown-up beauties. Winners in each category (not in order) More...

25th annual Civil War event set ..

The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust announces that the 25th annual Civil War Encampment and Living History Weekend will be held Oct. 1-2 at Laurel Hill, Stuart’s More...

Make a chunky Halloween House..

This month’s “Make and Take Friday” class at the Reynolds Homestead features a miniature chunky Halloween House. Get ready for the upcoming spookiness with this cute house More...

Talk brings Churchill to life..

Tickets are now on sale for Dr. Elliot Engel’s entertaining and enlightening talk “The Inimitable Winston Churchill,” which will take place at Piedmont Arts on Thursday, More...

Elementary school menus: Week of September 26 – 30

BREAKFAST: (Free to all students) Grab and Go carts in each school; traditional breakfast in dining room: Mon.: More...

Playground renovators recognized

Meadows of Dan Elementary School held a recognition program on September 15 to say thank you to the groups and individuals..

Cougars pick up homecoming win

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By Stephen Henderson It has been many years since the Patrick County High School Cougars won a homecoming football More...

Martin Truex wins at Chicagoland

You could see it coming from a mile-and-a-half away. On new tires, Martin Truex Jr. rocketed around the outside lane after..

September 22, 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 REVIVAL: speaker: Pastor Marvin Wade, special singing; 7 p.m., New Hope Church of the Brethren. REVIVAL: speaker: Sheila Isom, singing by Mike Hall; 7 p.m., Vesta Pentecostal Holiness Church. 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; […]..

September 14, 2016

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 MOUNTAINTOP BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadows of Dan Community Building, 2858 JEB Stuart Hwy., Meadows of Dan. FREE MEAL/FOOD More...

HENRY G. AYERS

obit-ayers-henry Henry Gale Ayers, age 77, of Stuart, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was born in Forsyth County, N.C., on November 17, 1938. He was preceded in death by his father, Clark Henry Ayers; his mother, Fairy Redmond Ayers Clark; his stepfather, H...

LOIS L. BALDWIN

Lois L. Baldwin, 83, of Patrick Springs, died Friday, September 16, 2016. She was born on May, 24, 1933, in Hays, N.C., to the late Walter James Baldwin and Bertha Holler Baldwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynne M. Dalton. She is 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..

General District Court news for August

The following cases were heard and disposed of in Patrick County General District Court during the month of August. CRIMINAL AND..

Farm equipment exhibit at State Fair will highlight road safety

Fall is one of the busiest times for farmers to move harvesting equipment on public roads, a fact Virginia Farm Bureau..