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...

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Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members

The following people recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Naomi Manns, of Spencer, at Radford University Jenna King, of Woolwine, at Radford University They are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff...

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Teachers offered environmental education training through extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and other members of the forest industry – is offering an environmental education opportunity for teachers from July 11-14. The Trees to Products program is designed to correlate with the Virginia Standards of Learning...

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Academic Awards

Schools in Patrick County listed the elementary and high school students honored with Academic Awards. Blue Ridge Elementary School  3rd Grade Academic Awards: Emily Beth Adams, Montana Rae Elaine Cain, Lucas Cameron Hall, Jay William Hill, Diego Rodrigo Ibarra, Matthew Gallegos Morales, Lincoln Garnett Puckett, Colton Wade Smith, Olive Lola-Mae...

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Teen selected to participate on national team

Lauren Murphy, a local teen, was selected to be a part of Virginia's 4-H National Muzzleloader Development Team.   Lauren excelled during the 2020-2021 Virginia Shooting Sports Education season and stood out as a competitor, surpassing her competition and being chosen as a member of the team. Lauren will compete alongside...

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As higher-ed enrollment drops, experts weigh options

Jonah Chester As Virginia and the rest of the nation track a years-long decline in college enrollment, leaders in higher education are weighing the best ways to keep folks enrolled. The Virginia-based National Student Clearinghouse revealed that college enrollment across the country dropped nearly 3% last fall, capping an overall two-year decline...

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Board sets public hearing on redistricting

By Taylor Boyd Residents will have an opportunity to express their opinion on proposed changes to district lines in Patrick County when the Patrick County Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing on the proposal at its April 25 meeting.  Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries, according...

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