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Rural King bucks trend as some retailers move toward gun-free stores

By Cory Higgs Walmart joined a growing list of retailers – Kroger, Walgreens and CVS among them - asking customers to refrain from carrying guns...

Former NBA player to visit local schools

Al Wood, a former UNC Tarheel standout and NBA player, will be in local schools to discuss morals, character, responsibilities and accountability with students. “The...

Bake Sale sweet success for Honor Guard

A Bake Sale raised more than $800 for the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard. Candy Elliott, organized the event that was held September 7...

‘Evening with an Entrepreneur’ set

(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will host the next “Evening with an Entrepreneur” speaker event featuring local business leader...

IALR presents program to unravel mystery of hemp testing

(DANVILLE, Va.) – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will hold a lunch and learn event titled “Unraveling the Mystery of Hemp Testing”...

Virginia’s ‘largest outdoor classroom’ educates and entertains

(Doswell)—Educational entertainment is a staple of the State Fair of Virginia, often called “Virginia’s largest outdoor classroom.” More than 10,000 preschool through high school students...

Chamber Chat

By Rebecca Adcock “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fall is my favorite time of year....

Congressional staff to hear concerns

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith’s staff will be available in Patrick and Henry counties on September 25. Staff will be in Patrick County from...

Longwood SBDC marks milestone helping small businesses

Small business has a friend in Central Virginia. It’s a friendship that’s expanded and grown since 1989 when the Longwood Small Business Development Center...

Social Security Matters

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Paying Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits Dear Rusty: I understand that...

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