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Pictured are everyone’s friend, Pastor Jim Churchwell, and daughter Julie on a good day in Texas. It was good to hear from Pastor Jim and get some photos.

It has been so rainy lately that the grass is growing rapidly and weeds also. I surely do enjoy the periods of sunshine, don’t you? I was so glad to get a letter and photos from More...

Blue Ridge Therapy Connection

Patrick County Dancing Arts visited Blue Ridge Therapy Connection.

The residents celebrated National Nursing Home Week with a “carnival” theme. We played all kinds of carnival games during the week and we had many groups into the center More...

Mountain Top Party Line

Pictured: Ellis and Laura Bolt with their first children. Thanks to Beverly Woody for this photo.

Thanks to everyone for their kindness to me for Mother’s Day. Teresa Martin came for a nice visit and brought me a beautiful white rose corsage. Also, I got some nice calls More...

Paid EMS

Paid EMS? What is the plan? At the most recent meeting of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors a taxpayer funded EMS service was the hot topic. The supervisors were at times More...

Jeb’s Portrait

Just a few thoughts on the rededication of Jeb Stuart’s portrait on May 12 at the Patrick County Veterans’ Memorial Building. There can be no doubt that the road the portrait More...

eEnterprise for May 25, 2016

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PCMA, ice cream sale Homemade ice cream served by Concord United Methodist Church

There are always good things to eat at the PCMA shows, but probably nothing is more...

Kenneth Reynolds, Ruritan club president, presented a plaque and flowers to Maxine Simmons, Mother of the Year. Maxine Simmons selected as Mother of Year

sThe Patrick Springs Ruritans presented their annual Mother of the Year Award to Maxine Belton Simmons...

meadows of dan women's club Meadows of Dan Women’s Club meets

Meadows of Dan Women’s Club members met at the Landmark Center with resident Cora Grace Foley...

Patrick County Music Association’s music jam and gathering

PCMA, rich in tradition

Rich in Tradition performed at the Patrick County Music Association’s music jam and gathering at Stuart Rotary Building Saturday. The organization plans to add a special time for young musicians to perform More...

Ribbon-cutting at Dan River Park..

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 19 for the recently completed Dan River Park in Ararat. Pictured (from left) are Jonathan Large, Michael Leftwich, Misty B. Sheppard, Geri More...

DRBA to paddle Dan River in Stok..

On Saturday, June 4, the public is invited to join the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) on a 5.5-mile springtime float on the Dan River in Stokes County, N.C. Coordinated by More...

PHCC to offer motorcycle classes

Patrick Henry Community College will offer Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), a three-wheel/sidecar basic rider More...

Trinity Christian School graduation Friday, May 27th

Trinity Christian School will hold its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at..

Lady Cougars defeat Magna Vista 4-3

By Stephen Henderson The Patrick County High School Lady Cougar soccer team picked up a win last Monday at home More...

Lady Cougar JVs fall to Magna Vista

The Patrick County High School Lady Cougar junior varsity softball team lost its last regular-season game to Magna Vista last Monday..

Community Calendar: May 25, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 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. SOCCER REGISTRATION: for ages 3-18,, call the Patrick County Recreation Dept. at […]..

Community Calendar: May 18, 2016

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 REVIVAL: with Evangelist Bill Daniel; for information call (336) 996-8904 or Pastor Ronald Thomas at (336) 325-6089; 7 p.m.; Vesta Pentecostal More...


Mildred Harris Ayers, 85, of Martinsville, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Blue Ridge Manor. She was born October 2, 1930, in Patrick County and was a daughter of the late Oliver Cromwell and Ethel Elizabeth Craddock Harris. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Ayers, in 1990;..


Early Saturday morning, May 7, 2016, the pitch-perfect voice of Calep A. Boyd Jr. (known to many as “Prince”) was silenced after a long illness. Born on May 23, 1932, in Meadows of Dan, Prince leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Mary V. Boyd; his sons Calep A. Boyd 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..

Woman charged with attempted murder

A Woolwine woman was arrested Sunday, May 17, and charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to Patrick County..

Commodity prices concern farmers, not consumers

It’s been more than a year since corn and wheat prices took a tumble on the Chicago Board of Trade. Milk..