2022 Gathering in the Gap announces music, crafts, food and more

2022 Gathering in the Gap announces music, crafts, food and more Gathering in the Gap features music The “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival, scheduled for May 28 at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, is a music festival celebrating the rich tradition of old-time, Americana and bluegrass music...

Read more

English students complete tie-dye project at SCC

Students in Dr. Kathleen Fowler’s Writing Composition courses at Surry Community College’s Pilot Center recently had a hands-on opportunity to make writing a fun activity when tie-dyeing became a lesson in writing directions.  Students in Dr. Kathleen Fowler’s Writing Composition courses at Surry Community College’s Pilot Center recently had a...

Read more

Wood’s Produce serves as symbol of the American Dream

Wood's Produce Company offers more than 1,000 different types of produce and is included among the highest-paying employers in the county. The story of the Wood's Produce Company, and its owner Mark Wood, exemplify the American Dream. Its motto: ‘Where Fresh Meets Friendly,” isn’t just a selling tactic. It’s a...

Read more

Time capsule unearthed at school after 20 years

After more than two decades underground at the Patrick Springs Primary School, a time capsule was unearthed at an April 29 event that drew former educators and others. A time capsule from 2001 included an empty Dr. Pepper can, a six-pack soda ring, a Pikachu keychain, a 2000 TIME magazine,...

Read more

Detour signs in Lovers Leap area to be used during emergencies

As part of the ongoing road widening project on U.S. 58 on Lovers Leap Mountain in Patrick County, signs have been posted denoting a detour that will only be implemented during emergencies or other incidents as needed. he Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Branch Civil Inc. are reminding drivers...

Read more

DeVaughan mounts challenge for post

  Numerous Patrick County residents attended a picnic at Dehart Park to meet Taysha DeVaughan, a Democratic candidate for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Taysha DeVaughan, a Democratic candidate for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the general election on...

Read more

Ararat man charged in May 3 incident

An Ararat man was arrested following an alleged disturbance on May 3, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.  Joah Immanuel Shively, 19, of 157 Duplex Lane, was arrested and charged with assault and batter in connection with the incident that Smith said began when the Patrick County 911 center...

Read more

Woolwine Elementary ‘Little Women’ Beauty Pageant 

Winners and contestants in the April 30 Woolwine Elementary ‘Little Women’ Beauty Pageant recently were announced. From left to right: The 2022 Young Miss Woolwine Jamie Lyn "Jlyn" Dulaney, 2022 Teen Miss Woolwine Kaylee Marie Belcher, and 2022 Little Miss Woolwine Maelynn Marie Jones. The contestants and escorts of the...

Read more

‘Cruise for Dude’ ride set to honor Shouse

The CCDF Fire Department & Rescue Squad will hold a ‘Cruise for Dude’ benefit motorcycle ride on June 11 to honor Lynn Shouse, a former member and long-time volunteer. Vehicles also are welcome. All proceeds of the event will help support the CCDF Fire & Rescue. Registration is at 9...

Read more