Council approves bond

  The Stuart Town Council voted to approve the issuance of a bond for up to $2 million for the Stuart Volunteer Fire Department project at their July 17 meeting. The bond would cover the $1.2 million dollar procurement of the building and the upgrades that are currently in progress....

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Red, white and BOOM

                    Red, white and blue, with healthy dashes of other hues, filled the sky Thursday during the annual firework display at DeHart Park in Stuart. (By Amy Walker)

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Applications accepted for cooling assistance

The Virginia Department of Social Services will again provide qualifying households with cooling assistance during the summer months. Applications are currently being accepted and can be submitted until Thursday, Aug. 15. To qualify for cooling assistance, a household must have a child less than 6 years of age, an individual...

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FloydFest set to kickoff July 24

By Karli Ratliff FloydFest is back this summer with a lineup of more than 100 artists on nine stages and plenty of activities, vendors, workshops and art installations to enjoy. FloydFest 19: Voyage Home will be held July 24-28, at Milepost 170.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd. It...

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Tower system discussed

By Karli Ratliff A representative from B2X Online discussed the possibility of upgrading broadband in Stuart at the June 19 meeting of the Stuart Town Council. B2X, Broadband to the Max, is a wireless internet service provider, according to Logan DeHart, a company representative. He said the company surveyed the...

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Learn to make Indigo Shibori Scarves at the Reynolds Homestead

Beautifully hand dyed, Indigo Shibori Scarves are truly works of art. Each scarf is individually dyed with a custom mixed navy color using a shibori dye technique. Shibori is an ancient dye technique of binding so that part of the fabric resists dye to create a pattern. [caption id="attachment_22255" align="aligncenter"...

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Project underway for SVFD move and PHCC expansion

The Stuart Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating its 104 years of serving the community with an expanded service area, the move to a new location later this year and reflective signs that will help emergency personnel easily find homes. The department has 911 signs (reflective address...

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Supervisors to hear proposed budget, tax hike Monday

By Debbie Hall The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will get a first glimpse of the proposed spending plan and proposed tax hike at their meeting on Monday, March 11. The board also will establish a tax rate and set the required public hearing, according to the agenda. "There is...

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