Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

Patty Trexler and Jerri Feilder enjoy having a meal and conversation at a Martinsville restaurant.

Duane VIA Activities Coordinator The residents of Blue Ridge celebrated the fourth of July with hamburgers and the trimming for lunch. That afternoon the activity staff had watermelon More...

Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured are Dalton and Chelsey Spencer Emershaw on their wedding day, June 13, in Norton. Chelsey is the former Chelsey Spencer, the daughter of Leroy and Jackie Spencer of Patrick Springs. What a handsome couple! We wish you the very best.

Ivalien Reynolds 694-5243 We had quite a storm recently with lots of wind, rain, hail and widespread power outages (over 3,000 in Patrick), but remember it could have been worse. More...

Landmark Center

Resident Lisa Wyatt enjoying the 4th of July fireworks.

BELLE PENDLETON Recreation Coordinator Landmark residents, guests, and staff celebrated Independence Day Friday, July 1, with a cookout in the Landmark courtyard. Everyone enjoyed More...

Soft billing

I want to know where I go to petition the Patrick County Board of Supervisors to “soft bill” me for my real estate taxes and my personal property taxes. Both of these taxes More...

Fireworks

Every year, a few dedicated folks take time away from their families and holiday activities to help in the hard work of setting up, shooting, and taking down the annual county More...

eEnterprise for July 20, 2016

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marshall-wilson engaged Engagement announced

Billy and Sandy Marshall of Ararat are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather...

pet of the week Pet of the week

This cutie pie is a very sweet girl and happy all the time. Unfortunately she has...

ararat crime watch Ararat Community Watch

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office held the Ararat Community Watch at the Ararat Ruritan Building in...

Homestead Hikers visit Hanging Rock waterfalls

The Homestead Hikers at Hanging Rock State Park.

A group of 12 Homestead Hikers and guests ranging in age from teenagers to seniors led by Norma Bozenmayer spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon on July 10 hiking to four waterfalls in Hanging Rock State More...

SAC to host work by local artist..

The Stokes County Arts Council will host local artist Aaron Gibbons in the Apple Gallery July 27-August 23. An opening reception is planned for Friday, July 29 from 5:30 to 8 More...

Patriot Players to present “Co..

The award-winning novel and Broadway hit musical, “The Color Purple,” is coming to Martinsville/Henry County. The Patriot Players first all-black cast fills the theater with More...

“Paint the Night” July 26..

A “Paint the Night” event to raise funds for the Caring Hearts Free Clinic will be held at the Reynolds Homestead on Tuesday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The “painting party” More...

Personnel approved

The Patrick County School Board recently approved the following personnel changes: The board accepted the resignations More...

PCHS students attend Senior Beta National Convention

From June 26-30, members of the Senior Beta Club of Patrick County High School attended the National Beta Convention in New..

BRHI hosts veterans for family fishing day

Veterans and their family members enjoy a successful day of trout fishing at the 2016 BRHI Veterans Fishing Day event.

Blue Ridge Heritage, Inc. (BRHI) recently hosted its second Veterans Fishing Day at the BRHI Education Center. About More...

Kibler Valley River Run slated for Sat., July 30th, on Dan River

By Stephen Henderson The Red Bank Ruritan Club of Claudville has announced the Kibler Valley River Run is set for Saturday,..

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 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. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 20-22 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: theme: “Barnyard Roundup,” games and crafts […]..

July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 FREE MEAL/FOOD DISTRIBUTION: church van available to pick up people on Wednesday and on Sunday mornings, to ride call the church at More...

JAMES W. CLARK

James William “Billy” Clark, age 79, of Patrick Springs, died on June 22, 2016, at Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax. He was born on October 4, 1936, in Patrick County and was a son of the late William James Clark and Nannie Witt Clark. He had worked for Bassett Mirror..

CORY DIXON

Cory Dixon, 34, of Stuart, died in Roanoke, on Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was born February 16, 1982, in Frankfort, Germany to Myrna Pierce of Chicago, Ill., and Anthony A. Dixon. He was a 2000 graduate of Patrick County High School. Cory is survived by his father, Anthony More...

Updates on issues

Morgan Griffith Report from Washington In my column of February 29, I wrote of an amendment I successfully added to the..

Rise in number of at-risk children

By Nancy Lindsey The Patrick County Board of Supervisors took no action July 13 on a request by Joan Rogers, fiscal..

Registration open for state fair competition

To win blue ribbon bragging rights, you’ve got to enter one of the State Fair of Virginia’s many competitions. Fortunately, the..