Lowly acorns are star of program

Acorns were everywhere at the Stuart site of the Blue Ridge Library’s Story Time on November 15. Master Gardeners teamed up with the library to offer a class about the many types of acorns and the trees they can grow. Children's librarian Ms. Sam read "Acorn Was a Little Wild,"...

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Pets of the Week

This little guy is hoping to go home. He was found in the Town of Stuart.  This big guy is Rocky, and he seems confused about why he is here. He is wearing a collar, so someone is missing him. If you recognize these pups, call the Patrick County Public...

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The Enterprise is sponsoring the annual Creative Writing Contest.

The Enterprise is sponsoring the annual Creative Writing Contest. The contest is open to all Patrick County students. Entries are now being accepted. To be considered for publication, stories must be typed and submitted via email to dhall@theenterprise.net. PLEASE NOTE: Printed or scanned entries will NOT be considered for publication....

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Pets of the Week

This sweet lady with the sad face has a difficult time bonding with other dogs and would love a home of her own. She is a sweetheart, a gentle girl and is already spayed and ready to go. The shelter has a new batch of kittens and there are more...

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Extension to offer new programs related to aging

The Family and Consumer Science area of the Patrick County Extension office will be offering two new programs starting in 2023. The first program is entitled Aging in Place. Since the majority of Americans both desire and intend to live in their home for as long as possible, careful examination...

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Deer pose autumn hazard for drivers, SCC cautions  

The arrival of autumn means changing leaves and shorter daylight hours. It also means an increased risk of vehicle collisions with deer. Mating season and migration contribute to an uptick in vehicle-deer crashes during the fall. In fact, November is the peak month for insurance claims related to vehicle collisions...

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Pets of the Week

Miss Mae is a black and tan coon hound, shown here she is relaxing in her bed. She appreciates the comfort. The sweetest of the sweet, this grand lady would love to have a warm bed for the winter. She prefers no noisy kids, but she loves other dogs and...

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Pets of the Week

This handsome red merle Australian Shepherd mix was found on Big Dan Lake Road. He is clean, fat and well groomed. Someone must be missing this guy. This cutie is all set for Halloween in his costume. He is hoping someone will find him and his ears irresistible and take...

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Pets of the Week

These two best buddies came into the shelter together, and they would love to stay together. While we realize that may not happen, they have won the hearts of the staff with their personality. They are Buddy and Coujo, just a couple of teenagers.  There are many dogs and cats...

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Fall wildfire season is underway

Virginia’s fall wildfire season began Oct. 15, and the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) issued a reminder to be extra careful when burning yard debris or enjoying a campfire or backyard fire pit. VDOF has forestry staff assigned to every county across the state who work with local fire departments...

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