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Business spreads love with donations

Eighteen organizations and six schools received $59,000 in donations from Clark Gas & Oil. Clark Gas & Oil donated $59,000 to local non-profit organizations during its traditional giving back to the community event held on February 14. Blair Clark, president, said the business began the practice of reinvesting in the...

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Audit shows county’s finances ‘much improved’ 

Patrick County received a good, clean report on its year ended June 30, 2023, audit at the February 12 Board of Supervisor meeting. Scott Wickham, CPA, CFE, of Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates (RFC), presented the county’s audit for the year ended June 30, 2023. Scott Wickham, CPA, CFE, of Robinson,...

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A Miraculous Homecoming

Lauren Worley returned to her home in Patrick County Friday, nearly two months to the day after she suffered severe, life-threatening injuries in a Dec. 16 car crash. Her boyfriend, Micah Underwood, of Floyd, also was injured in the crash that allegedly was caused by a drunk driver. First responder...

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Arrests reported

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office reported the following: *Dillon James Gustafson, 23, of Patrick County Jail, was charged Feb. 9 with grand larceny. Senior Deputy C.M. Gilbert was the arresting officer. *Samantha Sue Moorefield, 37, of Bassett, was charged Feb. 10 with probation violation. Senior Deputy M.R. Hodges was the...

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Statewide burning law now in effect

The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) and fire departments across Virginia issued a reminder about spring fire season and raise awareness of the statewide burning law, in effect from Feb. 15 through April 30. The law prohibits outdoor burning before 4 p.m. when the fire is within 300 feet of...

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Community invited to Robotics annual open house 

PC Robotics Team members this season are pictured left to right: Elizabeth McCann, Abigail Lavender, Jake Bryant, Hunter Meade, Peter McCann, John David McCann, Mackenzie Harris, Evan Farmer. (Contributed photos) The PC Rocket Robotics team is inviting the community to attend its annual end of season celebration, set for Thursday...

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Poor Farmer’s Market to celebrate 40 years

Poor Farmer’s Market Old Fashion Country Store, and a staple of the Meadows of Dan community, is putting the finishing touches on an event that has been years in the making – a celebration of its 40th year in business. “As of March 1st, 2024, Poor Farmers Market has been open 365 consecutive...

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Chamber Chat 

Rebecca Adcock Already one month into 2024. The chamber kicked off the year with our annual membership drive and Spring 2024 magazine ads. The office has been busy cataloging all those replies. The chamber is appreciative of all businesses, organizations, museums and individuals who support us. Without your support, the...

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Honor Guard issues a ‘desperate call to arms’

The Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard needs immediate help! The Honor Guard was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1992, according to Richard Cox, a longstanding member of the local guard. Cox recalled there were about 50 members at the time of incorporation. “Over the years since the...

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