Task force to help with rebranding effort

By Taylor Boyd Last week, Virginia’s State Board of Community Colleges voted to add an ampersand to the name and the college immediately became Patrick & Henry Community College. Dr. Greg Hodges, president of Patrick & Henry Community College, will create a small task force to help with the multi-layered...

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Council member retires after two decades of service

John “Mac” Deekens has retired from the Town of Stuart Council after serving for more than 20 years. By Taylor Boyd A longtime member of the Stuart Town Council, John “Mac” Deekens, attended his last council meeting in June after serving on the council for more...

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New café set to open in Woolwine 

The Crossroads Café is set to open in Woolwine on August 5. By Taylor Boyd Patrick County’s newest business, The Crossroads Café in Woolwine, is opening to meet growing demand for food in the area.  Kathleen Yoder, owner, said she was approached around Christmas by the...

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National Farmers’ Market Week a time for celebration

National Farmers Market Week is August 1-7, according to the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, which is encouraging support of the week. The chamber noted that over the past year, our farmers market community has showcased resilience in our rapidly changing world. Farmers markets have always been a hub for...

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Emergency Medical Science Associate Degree available online

Hunter Blose completed an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science at Surry Community College. Fall classes begin Aug. 16. Surry Community College began offering an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science in Fall 2020. This program allows students who have obtained their paramedic credential through a...

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Surry offers eNotary Class online in August  

  An eNotary class will be taught online through Surry Community College on Tuesday, Aug. 31. To register, call (336) 386-3580. Surry Community College is offering an eNotary class for electronic witnessing on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 5 p.m.   The course will cover the...

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Norris purchases Pulaski funeral home

Norris Funeral Services is the new owner of Stevens Funeral Home in Pulaski, a mainstay of the Pulaski business community for 131 years. Pictured are the new owners, David and Michelle Norris, and the Pulaski management team. (Front row, from left) Margaret Hicks, Secretary; Michelle Norris...

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Immunization requirements detailed for parents

Superintendent of Public Instruction James Lane reminded parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date — especially students and young children subject to new requirements that went into effect on July 1. “I encourage school divisions to collaborate with local health districts to provide multiple opportunities for...

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Animal shelters still feeling impacts of the pandemic

By Taylor Boyd Animal shelters and rescues are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic because many are now getting rid of the animals they adopted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Elizabeth Whiteley, of Hulk’s Helping Hand Rescue in Meadows of...

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