Local

Some students transition to more days in class

By Taylor Boyd Some students are returning to classrooms for four days instead of two per week, following a vote by the Patrick County School Board Thursday. Schools Superintendent Dean Gilbert said the division doubled in-class instruction time for some…

Sports

Matt DiBenedetto will return to race the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford in 2021

By Wood Brothers Racing After a successful first season driving for NASCAR’s longest-running team, Wood Brothers Racing announced that Matt…

Elliott advances with Playoff win at the Charlotte ROVAL

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service In only his fifth NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Elliott is proving himself a…

Martinsville Speedway to host 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Races

As part of NASCAR’s announcement of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Martinsville Speedway will host the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain…

Opinions

Social Security Matters

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens      Ask Rusty – About the Mystery of…

Education

Free meals for kids extended for school year

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to…

Neighborhood News

Inaugural Scarecrow Contest underway

Thousands of tourists drive through Patrick County each October to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the fall colors…

Obits

Mary Ruth Ward

Mary Ruth Ward, 84, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at her home. She was born and raised in…

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