Meadows of Dan man held on multiple charges

  Keith Edward Hughes, of Meadows of Dan, is being held without bond. A Meadows of Dan Man was arrested following an alleged domestic dispute on Wednesday, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith. Throughout Wednesday morning, a man allegedly sent multiple detailed and violent electronic messages to his wife...

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FloydFest on the move to new home

Before the last notes faded at FloydFest 22, the foundation was laid for the popular music festival to relocate, moving from a portion of Patrick County completely into Floyd County. Across-the-Way Productions, which organizes the fest, announced the move in a video posted on social media in June. “We care...

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New COVID-19 vaccine to be available 

Virginians will have another vaccine choice by the middle of August if they’re seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. Data from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website suggests Virginia has a new case 7-day average of about 3,000 COVID-19 cases. As of August 6, there were about 3,300 new cases in...

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Patrick leaders discuss local healthcare needs with new hospital owner

Officials with the Foresight Hospital and Health System in Stuart recently met with personnel from local fire departments, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), rescue squads, and other medical personnel to discuss the needs of Patrick County. (From left to right) Jeanette Filpi, Director of Project Development for Foresight, Dr. Sameer Suhail,...

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Local market joins in national celebrations 

Rebecca Adcock, vice-mayor of the Town of Stuart, promotes the Stuart Farmers’ Market. The Stuart Farmers’ Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers Market Week which runs August 7-13. In the midst of a global pandemic, farmers markets — like all other small businesses — have innovated to...

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Woman charged in connection with stabbing incident

A Stuart man was airlifted following an alleged stabbing incident on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The alleged incident occurred at 405 E. Blue Ridge Street, Stuart, at approximately 6:05 p.m., according to Sheriff Dan Smith. Ashley Dayton, of Stuart, is being held without bond in the Patrick County Jail on charges...

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Arrests reported

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: *Erik Claude Willard, 26, of Mt. Airy, N.C., was charged July 26 with contempt of court. Deputy C. Strother was the arresting officer. *Jason Foley Iroler, 46, of Claudville, was charged July 26 with possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute. Inv. B. Hubbard...

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Church fulfills obligation, celebrates with note-burning

Saturday marked a night of fellowship, music and good food as Providence United Methodist Church in Patrick Springs gathered to celebrate paying off the mortgage on its educational wing. The night was capped with the burning of the bank note. Providence U.M.C. started in the 1820s, meeting in a log...

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PSA to restructure water, sewer rates 

The water and sewer rate structure of Patrick County Public Safety Authority (PSA) customers will change, the Public Service Authority determined at its July meeting. PSA Director and Combined Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Administrator Mark Vernon said the change was in response to the previous “one-size fits all” rate...

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Chamber Chat 

(Adcock is the executive director of the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce) Social Media, the proverbial Pandora’s box. When used for good, a great resource to broadcast information and events and keep up with friends and family. When used for bad, an easy screen blind to be negative, attack individuals...

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