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William James Epperly

William James Epperly, 90, of Patrick Springs, VA, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sovah Hospital in Martinsville. He was born on March 13, 1931 in Patrick County to the late Emma Mabe Epperly and Luther Epperly. He is preceded in death by two sisters, Lessie Young, Grace...

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The Glorious Christmas Cactus

By Debbie Brown, PC EMG For many years the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) has taken its place of honor in seasonal home décor. These well-loved plants are often passed down from generation to generation. I recently became the recipient of my mother’s cactus, which I remember well from my...

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Loan Guarantee Initiative launched

As part of the Administration’s efforts to address food systems challenges arising from the pandemic as well as those going back decades, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA plans for another $100 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding would...

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P&HCC to offer in-person services in Stuart

Somehow the summer has flown by, and the fall semester at Patrick & Henry Community College starts in just a few weeks. Students are registering now, and classes are beginning to fill up. To help ensure that students in Patrick County can get the classes they need, P&HCC is offering...

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Tax statements mailed, first half due in June

Patrick County real estate tax statements for 2021 were mailed Monday, April 26. The statement design is the same as in 2020----one statement with two payment stubs. The first ½ of 2021 real estate tax is due June 7, 2021 and the second ½ is due December 6, 2021. Taxpayers...

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Creative Mother’s Day celebration and gift ideas

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, millions of people will celebrate the special women in their lives, particularly the mothers, grandmothers and stepmothers who often tirelessly care for those they love. Created by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century and designated an official United States holiday in 1914, Mother's Day...

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