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December 2013

 Tuesday December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NO NEWS AUDIO TODAY.

 

 Monday December 30, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

PCPS Certified by VSBA as Green School Division.mp3

School Officials Strive for Equitable Grading for All PCHS Students.mp3

Town Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgade Committee Formed.mp3

West Piedmont Workforce Investment Centers Receive Added Funding.mp3

 

 

 Tuesday December 24, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Chamber Announces Results of Tree Decorating Contest.mp3

Christmas Eve Finds Many Patrick Countians Busy Making Preparations for Tomorrow's Celebration.mp3

Gas Price Outlook Brighter in 2014 Despite Current Rises.mp3

 

 Monday December 23, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Approves Personnel Changes.mp3

Primland Continues to Expand Accommodations as World-Class Resort.mp3

Bassett Woman Pardoned by President Obama.mp3

Stuart Man Arrested on 14 Felony and Misdemeanor Charges.mp3

VDOT Road Watch.mp3


CHARITY CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST WINNER

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who made the inaugural Charity Christmas Tree Contest a success. Six local charities decorated a tree for their organization inside of the Stuart Walmart, and voters choose their favorite tree by making a one dollar donation or vote.
Voting began Monday December 2, 2013 and continued through noon on December 20, with all donations going directly to the charities involved.
The Caring Hearts Free Clinic, The Patrick County Food Bank, Patrick County Christmas Cheer, The Contact Listen Line, The American Red Cross, and The Reynolds Homestead, all benefited directly from your votes. Now the votes have been tabulated and the winner of our first contest is The Caring Hearts Free Clinic
However, all of the charities are winners because almost $700 dollars was raised to benefit these local organizations. The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank Walmart for providing the location for our contest and donating a prize for our winner. We hope this will become a great community tradition and a way for us to give back to our area.
Merry Christmas from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
 

 Friday December 20, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Wingfield Plans to Resign as Watchdog Group Chairman.mp3

Council Approves Sale of Thompson House for $31,000.mp3

PHCC Pilots Program to Boost Educational Attainment in Rural VA.mp3

Effort to Mine Uranium in VA Suspended.mp3

 

 Thursday December 19, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Appalachian Power Seeks 3.6% Rate Hike.mp3

Move into the New MODE School Facility Underway.mp3

$1.5-Million Bassett Furniture Investment Will Create 25 New Jobs.mp3

Chamber of Commerce $500 Christmas Bonus Winners Announced.mp3

Felony Arrest Report.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 701 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - A section of Route 701 (Stella Road) is
closed to replace the bridge over Mill Creek. The road will be closed between Route 628 (Dick and Willie Road) and Route 833 (Stella Loop). A detour will be in place. The work will be complete in mid-January 2014.

* ROUTE 57 GUARDRAIL INSTALLATIONS – Lane closures will be in place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Goblintown Road to the Henry County line.

* MOWING AND BRUSH CUTTING – Weather permitting, crews will work along various roads throughout Patrick County during daylight hours on weekdays. Temporary lane closures may be in place at times.

* UNPAVED ROAD MAINTENANCE – Crews will be working on various secondary non-hard surface roads grading and replacing stone with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
 

 Wednesday December 18, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Christmas Cheer Gifts Distributed to Over 250 Families.mp3

School Board Meeting Time, Place and Agenda Remain Issues.mp3

Two Supervisors Oppose Adoption of Stormwater Ordinance.mp3

Mother and Son Escape Injury When Vehicle Strikes Power Pole.mp3


CHRISTMAS BONUS WINNERS

A random drawing was held on December 16, to select the winners of the 2013 Chamber Christmas Bonus Awards. This year over 500 Patrick County residents were nominated by their employers. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Chamber of Commerce has awarded 10 Patrick County citizens a $500 Christmas bonus.
The winners are:
1. Tamika Reynolds-Patrick County Extension Office
2. Aleta Martin-BB&T-Meadows of Dan
3. Dennis Spence-Worley Machine Enterprises
4. Kyle Martin-Patrick Building Supply
5. Ashleigh Williams- Patrick County Eye Associates
6. Tina Shinault- Dry Pond Cafe
7. James Martin- Patrick County Branch Library
8. Lauren Perkins- US Cellular
9. Rebecca Spence- Nancy’s Candy Company
10. Shannon Young- Brian Jessup & Associates

Congratulations to the winners and Merry Christmas from the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce.
 

 Tuesday December 17, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Morgan Shepherd Donates $17,000 to PARC Workshop .mp3

Compromise Reached in 4-Year-Old FOIA Dispute.mp3

The Pride of Patrick County Invited to March in Inaugural Parade.mp3

Patrick County Bridge Replacement Project Delayed.mp3

Chamber Bonus Winners to Be Announced.mp3

 

 Monday December 16, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Citizens Chastise School Board.mp3

Two Outgoing School Board Members Reflect on their Service.mp3

County Seeks to Repair Courthouse Boiler .mp3

Christmas Cheer Benefits from Weekend Cut-A-Thon.mp3

VDOT Road Watch.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY


* ROUTE 701 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - A section of Route 701 (Stella Road) is
closed to replace the bridge over Mill Creek. The road will be closed between Route 628 (Dick and Willie Road) and Route 833 (Stella Loop). A detour will be in place. The work will be complete in mid-December.

* ROUTE 57 GUARDRAIL INSTALLATIONS – Lane closures will be in place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Goblintown Road to the Henry County line.

* ROUTE 640 BRIDGE REPAIRS – On Monday, Dec. 16, lane closures will be in place on Route 640 (Central Academy Road) for repairs to the bridge over a branch of North Fork.

* MOWING AND BRUSH CUTTING – Weather permitting, crews will work along various roads throughout Patrick County during daylight hours on weekdays. Temporary lane closures may be in place at times.


* UNPAVED ROAD MAINTENANCE – Crews will be working on various secondary non-hard surface roads grading and replacing stone with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
 

 Friday December 13, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Superintendent's Sick Leave Raises Citizens' Concerns.mp3

Public Attention Called to Telephone Scam.mp3

Woodland Salon to Host Saturday Christmas Cheer Fund-raiser.mp3

VDGIF Enforcing Interstate Deer Carcus Restrictions.mp3

Stuart Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge.mp3

 

 Thursday December 12, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Outgoing School Board Members to Be Recognized.mp3

$50,000 Awarded to Southside VA Regional Alliance which includes Patrick County.mp3

Rose Applauded for Accomplishments that Earned Raise.mp3

Parade Winners Announced.mp3

Lawsonville Woman Convicted of 5 Forgery Charges.mp3


Meadows of Dan Elementary School
Cordially Invites You to Our
New School Celebration
January 3, 2014  6:00 p.m.
The new school address continues to be
3003 Jeb Stuart Highway
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

Our celebration will begin in the School Gym and will continue as guests tour the new school building.

Light Refreshments will be served in the updated cafeteria, located on the first floor.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Jeannie King
Proud Cardinal Principal
Meadows of Dan Elementary School
 

 Wednesday December 11, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS Seeks Amendment of Storm water Regulations.mp3

County to Remove Damaging Cherry Trees.mp3

Man Sentenced to 630 Years on Sex Convictions.mp3

Patrick Springs Man Charged in Strangulation Wounding.mp3

 

 Tuesday December 10, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Board Rewards County Administrator with Pay Raise.mp3

$400.000 Federal Grant Saved by County.mp3

Meadows of Dan Enterprise Zone Expansion Sought.mp3

Pioneer Community Hospital Renovation Underway.mp3

96,000 Pennies Collected for the Penny House.mp3

 

 Monday December 9, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS to Conduct 2 Public Hearings Tonight.mp3

Time and Place of Dec. 12 School Board Meeting Changed.mp3

Stuart Parade Draws Estimated 2,500 and about 125 Entries.mp3

Wanda's Jewelry Wins Window Decoration Contest.mp3

Homestead Hosts Chamber After Hours Event.mp3

Bassett Man Arrested on Patrick County Grand Larceny Indictment.mp3

VDOT Road Watch for Patrick County.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 701 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT - A section of Route 701 (Stella Road) is
closed to replace the bridge over Mill Creek. The road will be closed between Route 628 (Dick and Willie Road) and Route 833 (Stella Loop). A detour will be in place. The work will be complete in mid-December.

* ROUTE 680 BRIDGE REPAIRS – On Monday, Dec. 9, flaggers will control traffic on Route 680 (Pole Bridge Road) as crews repair the bridge over Pole Creek.

* MOWING AND BRUSH CUTTING – Weather permitting, crews will work along various roads throughout Patrick County during daylight hours on weekdays. Temporary lane closures may be in place at times.

* UNPAVED ROAD MAINTENANCE – Crews will be working on various secondary non-hard surface roads grading and replacing stone with periodic lane closures during daylight hours on weekdays. Watch for flaggers controlling traffic.
 

 

 Friday December 6, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Winter Weather Possible This Weekend.mp3

Winter Preparedness Urged.mp3

Unemployment In Patrick County Up Slightly in October.mp3

Restoration Chestnut Trees Planted.mp3

CAFV Needs Community Support.mp3

 

 Thursday December 5, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Order for Non-Suit Granted in Morris vs. Boyce Lawsuit.mp3

Patrick County Taxes Due Today.mp3

Stormwater Management Plan Amendment Sought .mp3

Christmas Cheer Needs Community Support in Stretch Drive.mp3

Identity Theft Among Indictments Returned by Grand Jury.mp3

 

 Wednesday December 4, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Stormwater Management Program Part 3.mp3

No Order Yet Issued to Drop Morris' Suit Against Boyce.mp3

Danbury, NC, Man Arrested on Patrick Grand Larceny Charge.mp3

Elderly Man Severely Beaten...Two Charged with Malicious Wounding.mp3

Grand Jury Indicts 23 Individuals on 35 Charges.mp3

 

3 NC Men Charged with Ararat Bank Robbery.mp3

  
Devin Montae Robinson                                                Jamel Clifton Allen


Agenda
Business Meeting
Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors
Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA


OPENING SESSION:
• Call to order by Mr. Chairman
• Invocation –
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of Silence in recognition of U. S. military serving here and abroad

REGULAR SESSION:
• Approval of meeting agenda
• Approval of meeting minutes
• Approval of the Bills, Claims, Appropriations

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The Board will take comments from the citizens

PUBLIC HEARING: 6:30 pm -- Enterprise Zone – Amendment
RECONVENE
ACTION
• Resolution

PUBLIC HEARING: 7:00 pm – Trees
RECONVENE
ACTION

NEW BUSINESS:
• Mr. Rose, Draft Resolution Requesting Amendment of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (Action requested)

OLD BUSINESS:
• Mr. Rose, Patrick County Allocation

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Personnel Matters 2.2- 3711(A) (1)
Legal Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (7)
Contract Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (30)
Real Estate 2.2 – 3711 (A) (3)

RECONVENE

ACTION if any
ADJOURN: January 13, 2014
 

 Tuesday December 3, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Morris Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Boyce.mp3

Celebration of New MODE School Set for Jan. 3rd.mp3

Stormwater Management Program Fees Excessive.mp3

Penny Donations to Penny House Up This Year.mp3

2 Stuart Men Charged with Malicious Wounding.mp3


College Athletic/Eligibility Presentation

The Patrick County Athletic Department in conjunction with the PCHS Guidance Department is pleased to offer the 2013 College Athletic Recruiting/Eligibility Presentation on Monday, December 16 at 7:00 PM in the PCHS Auditorium. PCHS College Advisor Brittany Everett will provide an in depth look at NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA eligibility requirements and PCHS Athletic Director Kirk Renegar will discuss the college recruiting process. This meeting is encouraged for parents and students grades 8-12 that have a desire to continue their educational and athletic career past high school.

 

 Monday December 2, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Stormwater Management Program Draft Submitted to DEQ.mp3

Meadows of Dan Parade Draws and Estimated 500 People.mp3

Charity Christmas Tree Contest Conceived.mp3

Patrick Springs Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash Thanksgiving Night.mp3

Wood Ash Disposal Tips.mp3


Christmas Cheer Update

The Thanksgiving left-over’s are gone, the relatives returned home, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Patrick County. With just a few more weeks until Santa arrives, there is still an opportunity to bless a local family in need this Holiday Season.  The Patrick County Christmas Cheer organization received requests to assist 500 children this year.  Although applications are no longer being accepted, the need to fulfill the demand is greater than ever. Our goal is provide a complete warm-outfit and a few age appropriate toys for each child in the program.

Opportunities to select and sponsor a specific child are still available at specially tagged Christmas Cheer trees located at: Wal-Mart, Tin Pen Bowling Alley, Honduras Coffee Shop, and Granny’s Attic. The U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tot boxes are available through December 10th for new, unwrapped toy donations. Box locations include: Wanda’s Estate Jewelers, 4-H Shooting Club Yard Sale/Plantiques, Rite-Aid, Poor Farmer’s Market, Willis Gap Community Center, Patrick Building Supply, Elizabeth’s Pizza, Stuart Family Pharmacy, and Stuart United Methodist Church. Dollar General is hosting in an in-store box as well. .

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events to support your local Christmas Cheer program:                           

·         Patrick County Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 7th. Be sure to look for Blue Ridge Furniture’s big yellow truck. Santa’s helpers will be on board to receive your toy donations.

·         Woodland Day Spa will host a Cut-a-Thon, Saturday, December 14th from 9 AM to Noon. Haircuts are only $10, and chair massages are $1 per minute. A special guest from the North Pole will be visiting to take last minute wish lists.

·         Christmas Cheer has a tree represented at the Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart’s tree decorating contest to benefit local charities. Each vote costs only $1.

Please note the deadline to fulfill Christmas Cheer requests is fast approaching.  If you sponsored a specific child, please drop-off your gifts at the same location you selected the Christmas Cheer tag, or drop-off your items at the VA Cooperative Extension, Suite, 316, in the Administration Building. Make sure the Christmas Cheer tag is firmly attached to your gift(s) and returned to either location by Friday, December 6th.  Toys for Tots boxes will be available for toy donations through December 10th.

Whether you choose to donate a toy, provide warm clothing for a child, or support Christmas Cheer with a monetary donation, your generous gift will stay within our community. Monetary donations are received at PO Box 222, Stuart, VA 24171; please make your check payable to Patrick County Christmas Cheer.  Monetary donations are used to purchase clothing, and if the budget permits, provide food assistance to the families served. Additional information about Patrick County Christmas Cheer is available through Tamika Reynolds at the VA Cooperative Extension, 694-3341, or Brenda Strum at STEP, Inc., 694-2239, extension 227.  Thank you for your generous support.


Meadows of Dan Elementary School
Cordially Invites You to Our
New School Celebration
January 3, 2014  6:00 p.m.
The new school address continues to be
3003 Jeb Stuart Highway
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120

Our celebration will begin in the School Gym and will continue as guests tour the new school building.

Light Refreshments will be served in the updated cafeteria, located on the first floor.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Jeannie King
Proud Cardinal Principal
Meadows of Dan Elementary School

 

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