Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured: Matt and Olivia Belcher Conner are on the left and an unidentified couple is on the right. Maybe someone can help tell who they are. Thanks to Joanne Shirley for this photo.

Lately we have had a lot of windy and cold days. They call the “redbud winter,” coming around the Easter season. The redbuds are in full bloom now. Heartfelt sympathy goes More...

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

Caroline Culler

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection is saddened with the passing of Caroline “Carrie Sue” Culler, known to staff members and residents as Granny Culler. Caroline was 107 years More...

Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured are four generations: Judy F. Hughes, Carol Letizia, Honey Simmons, and great-grandsons Parker and Brody Simmons. Thanks to Judy Hughes for this photo.

Ivalien Reynolds 694-5243 It surely is nice to see some pretty spring flowers blooming. I like the nice sunny days so I can clean out flower beds. I had a nice letter from my More...


As president of the Meadows of Dan Community Association, I would like to send out a huge thank you and praise to Joseph Quesenberry and all those involved in the Patrick County More...

Spending our taxes

The Patrick County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the real estate tax rate for the second year in a row. There was no mention of what benefit the taxpayers would receive More...

eEnterprise for April 27, 2106

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Local artist creates magic on Cougar stage

Director Mark Donnell and Master Carpenter “Jr.” Hughes survey the construction on the set of, “The Trip to Bountiful”

The echoes of an impact drill mask the true artistic work as Murry “Jr.” Hughes creates the set and indeed the entire staging area for the April 29 premiere of, “The Trip to Bountiful,” at Patrick More...

Homestead Hikers visit Shot Towe..

By Lucy Lea Rudd The Homestead Hikers took an April hike to the Shot Tower on the New River Trail near Max Meadows. Hike leader Lucy Rudd arranged for the tower to be opened More...

PA to present talk on notorious ..

Twenty-six years ago the art world experienced one of the most devastating art heists of all time. Thieves dressed as police officers snuck into the Isabella Stewart Gardner More...

Oliver to speak about life of Et..

David Oliver’s lecture series, “Blessed Lives in the Time of Crisis,” continues on Sunday, April 24 with a talk on Etty Hillesum and the crisis of war and genocide. Oliver More...

Prom royalty

“Footloose” was the theme of the 2016 Junior-Senior Prom for Patrick County High School. The event was held at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy, N.C. on Saturday. Pictured above are the Prom King and Queen Ethan Gilbert and Brianna Smith, and Prom Princess and Prince, Savannah Moorefield and Matt Amos. (Photo by Stephen Henderson)

“Footloose” was the theme of the 2016 Junior-Senior Prom for Patrick County High School. The event was held More...

Schools accepting applications for pre-k classes in county

Patrick County public schools are continuing to accept pre-kindergarten (pre-K) applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are available at each..

Special Olympics

AND THEY’RE OFF! The Patrick County High School Varsity Club held its annual Field Day for Special Olympics April 20 at the football field. A variety of activities and fellowship highlighted the day for the Patrick County athletes. (Photo courtesy of the PCHS yearbook staff)

AND THEY’RE OFF! The Patrick County High School Varsity Club held its annual Field Day for Special Olympics More...

March 30, 2016

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 30-31 EASTER REVIVAL: with Bro. Brent Rochester of Blacksburg, S.C., singing by the Brent Rochester family; for directions or information, call Pastor Tommy Nichols at (336) 789-0824; 9 a.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; Trinity Baptist Church, 1233 Collinstown Rd., Westfield, N.C. FRIDAY, APRIL 1 THIRTY-ONE BINGO/SILENT AUCTION: profits go to Girl Scout Troop […]..

March 23, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 STATIONS OF THE CROSS DEVOTION: for information call 692-6996; 6 p.m., Risen Lord Catholic Church, 59 Mountain View Loop, Patrick Springs. WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, More...


Fred Lester Boyd, Sr., 79, of Bassett, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 28, 1936 in Meadows of Dan, and was a son of the late James Henry Boyd and the late Ella Mae Hughes Boyd. He was preceded in death by..


Colleen Shelton Collins, 84, of Francisco, N.C., died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Pioneer Community Hospital in Stuart. Born October 17, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Sanders Shelton and Mary Addie Hill Shelton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Glenn More...

The Poindexter Report Week #9

The 2016 General Assembly Session concluded Friday night with the passage of the biennium budget and the election of judges. I..

Farmers’ Market announces schedule

The Stuart Farmers’ Market will begin its 2016 season with a “sneak preview” market on April 29. The official opening day..

VSU providing agribusiness workshops for small-scale farmers

Virginia State Universitys Small Farm Outreach Program is offering workshops and courses to help beginning and established small farmers make smart..