School board approves proposed budget

The Patrick County School Board approved its 2023-24 proposed budget at a March 14 meeting. The Patrick County School Board approved its 2023-2024 revenue budget presentation at a March 14 meeting. Schools Superintendent Jason Wood said the school board has to present its budget to the county administration before April...

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Public hearing scheduled for tax rate

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, as the Patrick County Board of Supervisors consider setting the real estate tax rate. Seating became an issue at the March 13 Board of Supervisors meeting, with several county residents forced to stand during the meeting. County...

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Solar company says project in Patrick lacks approval

There is no approved solar project in Patrick County, however, a company has filed a Notice of Intent with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). A map of a proposed project was included in a 2022 letter to affected residents and county officials. Dominika Sink, Senior Director of Project Acquisition...

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Arrests reported

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: *John Lincoln Turner, 35, of Willis, was charged March 8 with probation violation. Henry County made the arrest for Patrick County. *Justice Leigh Denny, 26, of Martinsville, was charged March 8 with fail to appear. Henry County made the arrest for Patrick...

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Fan favorites, new bands to take Front Porch Fest stages

Front Porch Fest dropped the first of three line up announcements for the annual 4-day music festival to be held Aug 31-Sept 3 in Patrick County. Held on the front porch to the Blue Ridge mountains in Stuart, the yearly event weaves together a love of music and community and...

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Council gives funds to help pool

The Stuart Town Council approved giving the Stuart Parks and Recreation Association $2,500 and a reimbursement equal to its water and sewer costs at its March 15 meeting. Stuart Parks and Recreation Association member Amy Corns spoke to the Stuart Town Council about the need for financial assistance for the...

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Puckett to seek Blue Ridge seat in November

Russell “Leon” Puckett announced he will seek the Blue Ridge District post on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors against incumbent Clyde DeLoach who also is seeking another term. Puckett said he decided to seek the post because he felt like the time was right. “I was on the” Stuart...

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