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January 2014

 Thursday January 30, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Hopes High for Better Relations Between BOS and School Board.mp3

Renegar Pushes for Middle School Athletic Program.mp3

PSPS Water Hookup Urged by PSA Director.mp3

Congressman Griffith Supports Farm Bill.mp3

 

 Wednesday January 29, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Appalachian Power Warns of Higher Electric Bills Due to Increased Usage.mp3

Food Bank Seeking More Monetary Support from Churches.mp3

Poindexter Supports Defense of Same Sex Marriage Ban.mp3

Stanley's Bill Aims to Improve Financial Literacy Among the Poor.mp3

Two Charged with Multiple Auto Parts Thefts.mp3


SALEM DISTRICT: VDOT CREWS WORKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT PLOWING AND TREATING ROADS
Most secondary roads are in moderate condition

(4:30 a.m.) Equipment operators and crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District worked throughout the night to plow and treat roadways. Drivers are encouraged to avoid travel this morning, especially in Patrick, Carroll and Henry counties where most primary and secondary roads are listed in moderate condition.

The following road conditions were reported as of 4:30 a.m.

Interstate 81 in Botetourt, Montgomery, Roanoke and Pulaski counties and I-581 in Roanoke are listed in minor condition. I-77 in Carroll County is in minor condition.

Primary routes (those numbered 1-599) in Carroll, Henry and Patrick counties are listed in moderate condition. All primary routes in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties are listed in minor condition with the exception of Route 501 in Bedford County which is listed in moderate condition.

Secondary routes (those numbered 600 and above) in Pulaski County are listed in minor condition. Most secondary routes in Carroll, Henry, Patrick, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke counties are in moderate condition.

Crews will continue to work throughout the day to clear and treat roads. Snow plow drivers will work first on the interstate and primary routes and continue to focus on these routes until conditions improve. Once the precipitation stops and these major roads are plowed and treated, VDOT begins to work on neighborhood streets and secondary roads.

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org , look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view. 

The 12-county VDOT Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.

VDOT is responsible for maintaining county roads; cities and large towns are responsible for snow removal on roads maintained by that locality.


Virginia State Parks seeking applicants for AmeriCorps volunteer project

Volunteers are needed across Virginia to spend the summer serving in state parks – connecting park guests to valuable natural resources and leading trail improvement projects.
The Virginia State Parks AmeriCorps Volunteer Project provides 25 opportunities for part-time AmeriCorps members to serve in state parks between April and September 2014.
AmeriCorps members plan, develop, and lead interpretive programs and assist park staff in coordinating service projects in Virginia State Parks.
Members serve 675 hours and receive a bi-monthly living allowance. After successfully completing a term of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award of $2,114, which can be used for education expenses.
Volunteers selected as AmeriCorps members receive in-depth training on various subjects including trail improvement, interpretive programming, customer service, volunteer management and watercraft skills.
“I have grown both personally and professionally,” said AmeriCorps member Nicholai Craig, who served at First Landing State Park last summer. “My public speaking skills have immensely improved and so has my ability to interact with the public and people in general. I've also learned how to create and maintain a positive public image for the park and myself.”
Applications are now being accepted and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year 36 AmeriCorps members served in 26 state parks across the state. From 2011 to 2013, ninety-one AmeriCorps members successfully completed service in Virginia State Parks.
More information and the required application can be found at www.virginiastateparks.gov.
AmeriCorps is a national service program administered through the Corp. for National and Community Service. Each year, AmeriCorps offers adults of all ages and backgrounds more than 75,000 opportunities to meet critical needs in communities across America. Benefits include a modest living allowance and educational assistance at the end of service.
For more information about state park activities and amenities, or to make cabin or camping reservations, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.
 

 Tuesday January 28, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

LOCAL NEWS LEAD STORY 1-28-14.mp3

50 New Patrick County GED Graduates Honored.mp3

Stuart Fire Department Building Fund Proposed.mp3

Citizen Opposition to Stream Navigation Bill Mounting.mp3

Stuart Woman Charged with Forgery and Uttering.mp3

Young Man Charged with Embezzling Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad Funds.mp3


SALEM DISTRICT: DRIVERS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE TRAVELING

Drivers should use caution and be alert to changing road conditions as snow showers move through portions of western Virginia throughout the day. Equipment operators and contractors with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Salem District are prepared to respond as necessary.

When snow begins, snow plow drivers will work first on the interstate and primary routes (those numbered 1-599) and continue to focus on these routes until conditions improve. Once the precipitation stops and these major roads are plowed and treated, VDOT begins to work on neighborhood streets and secondary roads, those numbered 600 and above.

Extremely cold temperatures are forecasted which could cause refreezing after roads are plowed.

For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org , look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

The 12-county VDOT Salem District includes the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Franklin, Floyd, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski and Roanoke.

VDOT is responsible for maintaining county roads; cities and large towns are responsible for snow removal on roads maintained by that locality.
 

 Monday January 27, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Jeannette Filpi Hospital Renovations.mp3

Sydney Martin.mp3

VDOT Traffic Alert.mp3


Patrick County High School Open Shop Nights

Patrick County High School is once again having open shop nights beginning Tuesday, Janu-ary 28 and continuing each Tuesday for twelve weeks. Hours of operation are from 6-9pm. There will an annual $10 fee.
The following equipment is available:
 ARC Welders
 MIG Welders
 Torches
 Planers (10 boards per person per night)
 Table Saw
 Jointer
 Wood Lathes
 And many other metal and woodworking tools
Open shop is located in the Agriculture Shop at Patrick County High School, 215 Cougar Ln., Stuart, VA 24171
For more information please contact:
Jonathan Wood at jonathan.wood@patrick.k12.va.us or 276-694-6078
*Open shop will be closed if 12 month employees do not report or are released early.


PATRICK COUNTY

### * ROUTE 771 SLOPE MAINTENANCE - Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, Route 771 (Willis Gap Mountain Road) will be closed to through traffic between Route 677 (Orchard View Drive) and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This closure is necessary to perform slope stabilization work. Route 771 is expected to be closed to traffic for approximately one week. Detour signs will be in place to control traffic.

* ROUTE 710 BRIDGE WORK – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 710 (Woods Gap Road) for repairs to the bridge over Little Widgeon Creek on weekdays during daylight hours.

* 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 for the installation of guardrail.

* 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 January 24, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Bill proposed for Sunday Hunting.mp3

PS Ruritan Outstanding Citizenship award.mp3

Chamber Awards Banquet Set.mp3

Ferrum holding empty bowl event.mp3


8th Grade Lady Cougars
Coach Jessica Martin

"Last Friday, January 17, the Patrick County 8th grade Lady Cougars defeated Martinsville Middle 45-28, improving to a record of 9-2. It was an excellent team effort with a great overall shooting performance. Leading scorers were: Sydney Biggs with 14 points, Autumn Hubbard with 11 points, Morgan Biggs with 9 points, Isabella Brim with 7 points, and Zoe Hutchens added 4 points. The Lady Cougars play their final game Monday, January 27 at PCHS vs. Fieldale-Collinsville at 4:30pm."

 

 Thursday January 23, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Sheriff Says Monetary Award Will Boost Service to Citizens.mp3

Sen. Stanley Opposes Medicaid Expansion with Reforms.mp3

Poindexter Concerned about Impact of Obamacare on Rural Hospitals.mp3

Prevent Wood Ash Fires.mp3

State Parks Website Redesigned.mp3


Meadows of Dan Elementary School Holds School Spelling Bee



Meadows of Dan Elementary held it's Spelling Bee on December 6th, 2013. All students who participated received a certificate and a gold dollar. The first, second and third place winners received a certificate and a cash prize. The winners are as follows:

First place - Third from the left, in blue, Jordan Haas, daughter of Joe and Amy Haas. Jordan enjoys playing video games and reading, When she grows up she wants to be a veterinarian.

Second place - Middle in gray, Contessa Haas, daughter of Joe and Amy Haas. Contessa enjoys doing crafts, playing with her Kindle Fire and riding the four-wheeler. When she grows up she she wants to be a fashion designer.

Third place - First from the left, in plaid, Adrian Ramirez, son of Noe and Heather Ramirez. Adrian enjoys playing Soccer, Rock Collecting, Acting, Reading and playing video games. When he grows up he wants to be either an Actor or a Veterinarian.
School officials send congratulations to all winners and spelling be participants for a job well done!
 

 Wednesday January 22, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Hears Budget Requests.mp3

Effort Afoot to Boost Competitiveness of PCHS Athletic Program.mp3

Stuart Fire Department Building Fund Proposed.mp3

FSA Program Technician Retiring with Over 29 Years of Service.mp3

Town Proceeds with Plans to Seek Wastewater Treatment Funding.mp3

Stuart Man Arrested for Threatening to Bomb or Damage a Building.mp3


EASTERN PATRICK COUNTY GETS SNOW
photo by Mary Quesenberry, Spencer

Along with reports of snow on the mountain, eastern Patrick County received about an inch of fresh snow on Tuesday afternoon. Although snow and rain came down in Stuart on Tuesday afternoon, the snow didn't "stick" leaving most of Stuart just cold.
If you have pictures of your "snow" or other weather activities please email them to 1270AM@wheo.info .
 

 Tuesday January 21, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Eager to Begin Search for New Superintendent.mp3

Applications for Elderly and Handicapped Real Estate Tax Relief Mailed.mp3

School Board Members Assigned to Committees.mp3

Bassett Man Charged with Abduction and Assault of Female.mp3

 

 Monday January 20, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Outgoing Superintendent Highlights Division's Accomplishments.mp3

Town BPOL Tax Cap Removed and Minimum Fee Lowered.mp3

Poindexter Bill Would Facilitiate Communication Between Schools and Businesses.mp3

Felony Assault and Kidnap Suspect Arrested.mp3

VDOT Patrick County Road Project Report.mp3

 

 Friday January 17, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Morse Elected New School Board Chairman and Day Vice-Chairman.mp3

School Board and Morris Agree on Termination of Superintendent's Employment.mp3

Moriah Dollarhite Named Principal of Rockingham County Middle School.mp3

PHCC Participates in Educational Summit Hosted by Obamas.mp3

 

 Thursday January 16, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Treasurer Sandra Stone Responds to Boyce's Rail Trail Comments.mp3

Dan River District Residents Call for Road Improvements.mp3

Bottled Water Being Collected Locally for W VA Chemical Spill Victims.mp3

Shivering Blood Donors Give Gift of Life on Coldest Day of Year.mp3

2 Charged in Patrick County Grand Larceny Case.mp3

 

 Wednesday January 15, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County DSS Pumped Over 27.5 Million Dollars into Local Economy Last Year.mp3

Smoke Investigation Conducted at HRMS Tuesday Evening.mp3

Public Hearing on Elimination of Cap on Town BPOL Tax Tonight at 7.mp3

Poindexter Bill Seeks to Delay Storm water Program Implementation.mp3

Retired Town Employee Passes Away.mp3

Sen. Stanley Focused on Economic Opportunity for Southside VA.mp3

 

 Tuesday January 14, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Pride of Patrick County Represents Southside Well in Inaugural Parade.mp3

Concert Spotlights Young Musicians.mp3

BOS Elects Crystal Harris Chairman for 2014.mp3

State Trooper Died of Medical Condition Not Crash.mp3

Ararat Burglary Suspect Arrested.mp3

Stella Rd. Reopened following Mill Creek Bridge Replacement.mp3

 

 Monday January 13, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS Will Elect New Chairman and Vice-Chairman Tonight.mp3

Sign-up Underway for Popular Conservation Program.mp3

State Trooper Dies after Crash.mp3

Deborah B. Smith Promoted by Carter Bank and Trust.mp3

Del. Poindexter Seeks Relief from Stringent Stormwater Regulations.mp3

Current VDOT Road Projects In Patrick County.mp3

Stuart Man Wanted in Michigan Arrested by PCSO.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.

 

 Friday January 10, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Marching Cougars Headed for Richmond for Saturday's Inaugural Parade.mp3

Appalachian Power Customers Set All-Time Electricity Demand Record.mp3

Congressman Griffith Hopes to Tighten Reigns on Regulators.mp3

Patrick County Recreation Dept. Expanding Fitness Programs.mp3

 

 Thursday January 9, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Town Officials Seek Assistance in Locating Water Leaks Resulting from Cold.mp3

County Government Meetings Coming Up.mp3

Fairy Stone State Park Attracts More than 90.000 Visitors.mp3

PHCC Patriot Players Ready for Upcoming Shows.mp3

Citizens Alerted to Another Telephone Scam.mp3

2 Charged with Conspiring to Deliver Drugs to Inmate.mp3


Sign Up Underway for Popular Conservation Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Deadline for applications is January 17, 2014, producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS.

NRCS District Conservationist Josh Dodson says that “CSP is a win-win proposition for Virginia producers because they can address resource concerns while adding value to their land. The program helps established conservation stewards take natural resource management to the next level to improve both their agricultural and forestry operations and provide valuable conservation benefits such as clean water, healthier soils and better wildlife habitat.”

The CSP program is open to all Virginia farmers and forestry producers who are actively applying conservation practices on their land. Targeted land includes crop-, pasture- and non-industrial private forest land with no restrictions on operation size, crops produced, or geographic location.

The program emphasizes conservation performance — producers earn higher payments for higher performance. In CSP, producers install conservation enhancements to make positive changes in soil quality, soil erosion, water quality, water quantity, air quality, plant resources, animal resources and energy.

While local NRCS offices accept CSP applications year round, NRCS evaluates applications during announced ranking periods. To be eligible for this year’s enrollment, producers must have their applications submitted to NRCS by the closing date.

A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types. Learn more about CSP by visiting the Stuart Field Office of NRCS located in the USDA Service Center along with the Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District and Farm Service Agency on Stonewall Court behind Stuart Baptist Church in Stuart or contact Josh Dodson at 276-694-3121 ext. 103.
 

 Wednesday January 8, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Set to Reorganize and Hold Budget Hearing on Jan. 16th.mp3

Christmas Cheer Committee Expresses Gratitude to Community.mp3

Patrick County's Unemployment Hits 5 Year Low of 6.1 Percent.mp3

Appalachian Power Encourages Customers to Conserve.mp3

Nominations Sought for 2014 Chamber Awards.mp3

Bassett Man Charged with Eluding Police in Patrick County.mp3

 

 Tuesday January 7, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Appalachian Power Urges Customers to Be Prepared for Winter Weather.mp3

Principle Describes Layout of New MODE School.mp3

Chamber of Commerce Raises Membership Dues.mp3

Congressman Griffith Visits Stuart.mp3

Ararat Man Faces Grand Larceny Charge.mp3

 

 Monday January 6, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

New MODE School Celebrated.mp3

Congressman Griffith Seeks Input from Constituents.mp3

Mt. Airy Man Accused of 23 Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes in Patrick County.mp3

Multiple Burglary and Larceny Cases Heard in Patrick County Circuit Court.mp3


Thank You from Meadows of Dan Elementary School!

Thank you to all who have helped and donated their time, talent, support , kindness, prayers, and efforts to our new school. The staff and I are more appreciative than you can imagine. We will forever be grateful to all for the rebuilding of Meadows of Dan Elementary School. The school serves as the centerpiece of our community and we are so happy to have our main school areas back in place for students, staff, parents, grandparents, community members and others. The school fire that occurred in August 2011 devastated us in many ways, but it also taught valuable lessons about strength, character, kindness, and the ability to move ahead despite tragedy and loss.

We are blessed to have such a wonderful group of people directing our students. This group includes many people- staff, parents, grandparents, local leaders, and others who support Meadows of Dan Elementary School. The rebuilding of our school has demonstrated to staff, students, and others that teamwork and believing in a common goal makes a unit grow stronger.

The support from everyone has helped us tremendously and we hope that you will visit our new school soon.

I will close again with a simple Thank You to ALL!

Sincerely,

Jeannie T. King
Principal
 

 Friday January 3, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Celebration of New MODE School Tonight.mp3

Teenage Motorist Injured in Patrick Springs Crash.mp3

Patrick County Taxpayer Watchdog Says Public Apathy Has Hurt the Group.mp3

Convictions Returned in 3 Major Drug Cases in Patrick County Circuit Court.mp3

 

 Thursday January 2, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Sheriff's Office Facebook Page Proves Advantageous.mp3

Patrick County Sheriff's Office Gets $92.000 for New Radio Equipment.mp3

Hillsville Couple Injured in Patrick County Crash.mp3

Buchanan, VA, Man Dies in New Year's Eve Crash on Belcher Mountain.mp3

Ararat Man Charged with Unauthorized Use of Vehicle.mp3

Teenage Pregnancy Down In Patrick County .mp3

 

 Wednesday January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NO NEWS AUDIO TODAY.
 

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