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Floyd House and Garden Tour set

Five county homes will be featured during the Floyd Center for the Arts, House and Garden Tour of Floyd County, on Saturday, June 29. The homes are excellent examples of the diversity and style embraced by Floyd County homeowners. The 2019 House and Garden Tour is the fifth annual event...

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Kruger Brothers to perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center

(GALAX) — The Kruger Brothers are returning to the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday, June 22, to present their unique bluegrass sound that incorporates classical and folk music from around the world. The old-time duo Chatham Rabbits will open the show. Starting at 7 p.m., the concert will be...

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Winners of demolition derby announced

Dents, spinning dirt, loud crashing, and smoke were among the sights and sounds at the spring derby on Saturday, May 18.   Paw Patrol on a roll, derby style. The spring demolition derby was held at Rotary in Stuart on Saturday, May...

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Stella’s Day Trips

Danville and Western Railway Trails The Danville and Western Railway once travelled from Danville to Stuart, but now where old track is unused, it serves as a guide for two trails:  The Dick and Willie Passage, located in the heart of the City of Martinsville, and the Mayo River Rail...

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Via and Friends to be featured at park

Mason Via and Friends will be playing at Shelter #2 at Fairy Stone State Park on Saturday, May 25, at 7 p.m., presented by the American Music Series, a program of The Reynolds Homestead. Via is a talented young singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Danbury, N.C., who is on his rise...

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Trail Hand installation ceremonies set for June 1

You may have noticed art installations of large, decorative hands appearing throughout the county at nearby trails. The art installations are unique interpretations by local artists of the Trail HANDS theme of Heritage, Art, Nature, Dreams and Stories. The hands will be a permanent installation. Plans are underway to dedicate...

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What should I do with my damaged pastures?

By Matt Booher, Augusta County Extension Agent, Animal Science and Travis Bunn, Patrick County Extension Agent, Animal Science Officials have been getting many questions about torn – up pasture fields. Below are a few quick thoughts on how to treat or repair these areas. Area #1: This type of area...

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Process launched for Governor’s Fellows Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Governor’s Fellows Program. Since 1982, the Governor’s Fellows Program has offered young Virginians firsthand state government experience at the highest level of the executive branch. Each fellow is placed with a member of the Governor’s Cabinet or with a member of his...

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