March 2012

Friday March 30, 2012


Current Tax Rates Stand.mp3

Fire Ravages Former Bassett Superior Lines Plant.mp3

American Red Cross Month Being Observed.mp3

Race Weekend Traffic to Be Heavy.mp3

3 Charged with Burglary Larceny Crimes.mp3

Crooked Road Showcases PCMA.mp3


Thursday March 29, 2012


Use of Contingency or Surplus Funds to Balance Budget Questioned.mp3

Mangrum Speaks Out on Categorical Budgeting.mp3

Public Hearing Tonight to Set Tax Rate.mp3

Suspected Rabies Case Investigated.mp3


The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce has tickets to sell for the Concert for Cpl. J. B. Kerns, this Saturday March 31st

Ticket Cost is $25.  Cash Only.

For more info call the Chamber at 694-6012 OR stop by the Chamber office on Hwy 58, east of Stuart, beside Stuart Tire Center.

Tickets Today and Friday.

Agenda Public Hearing at 6:00 pm to set the tax rate
Budget Session Meeting Of the
Patrick County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA

Call to Order: Mr. Chairman

6:00pm: PUBLIC HEARING/ COMMENT: as previously advertised to set the tax rate. Close hearing after comments have been taken.

ACTION: Set Tax Rate

DISCUSSION: Continue budget discussion

ADJOURN: April 2, 2012


Wednesday March 28, 2012


Last Reassessment Helps Drive Up School Funding.mp3

Budget Amendment Provides Half Million for MODE Rebuilding.mp3

PSA Appointment Rescinded.mp3

Artist Gets Involved In Effort to Honor Hometown Hero.mp3

Felony Arrest Report.mp3


Tuesday March 27, 2012


Accusations of Intimidation by School Officials to Staff.mp3

Supervisors Vote to Ask for Categorized School Budget.mp3

Overflow Crowd Attends School Budget Meeting.mp3

Patrick County Unemployment Rate Continued to Climb in January.mp3


1) Beagle-female-black brown white-has a collar with a bell on-Found on Salem hwy
2) Terrier-gray-female-Found on Big Oak Lane, Ararat
3) Spaniel-male-chocolate-Found on Oak Lane, Ararat
4) Shepherd mix-male-white,cream-Found on Ararat Hwy near Claudville Hwy
5) Rottweiler-female-black brown-has a collar on-Found on Litttle Peters Creek Rd
6) Lab.-male-chocolate-Found on Little Peters Creek Rd
7) Pit/Hound-male-brown-Found on GreenSpring Rd, Ararat
8) Beagle mix-female-brown white-Found on Fairy Stone Park Hwy
9) Border Collie mix-male-black white-has a collar on-Found on Ararat Hwy

Remember to call the pound if you are missing or would like to adopt a furry friend.


The Virginia Department of Transportation encourages race fans driving to and from Martinsville Speedway for the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 race on April 1 to follow recommended traffic patterns as posted on signs and message boards.

VDOT will place many signs and changeable message boards throughout the region to assist travelers. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be heavy. Traffic is being routed to the speedway in certain patterns to minimize overall congestion as much as possible.

•   From Roanoke and areas north of Martinsville: Race fans traveling south on Route 220 can take the exit onto Route 58 to Martinsville to reach the track or they can continue south on Route 220/Route 58 Bypass to right turn onto a new access road that leads into the speedway.  Signs are in place designating the new entrance to the speedway. 

•   From Danville and areas east of Martinsville: Motorists on the Route 58 Bypass should follow signs directing them to use the track’s back gate. This entrance is located off the bypass, east of the track.

•   From Greensboro and areas south of Martinsville: Route 220 northbound traffic will split into three lanes shortly before reaching the speedway.
   Motorists should watch for electronic message boards and obey police directing traffic. Through traffic should use the left lane.

•   From Stuart and areas west of Martinsville: Motorists should stay on Route 58 east and follow signs and message boards to the track.

Those attending the race should closely follow directional information and plan to arrive early and expect heavy traffic and delays.

Monday March 26, 2012


Categorical School Budgeting Sought 1.mp3

Categorical School Budgeting Sought 2.mp3

School Budget Goes to Supervisors.mp3

Miss Virginia Visits PCHS.mp3

Hail Storm Hits Patrick County
Saturday Afternoon

Tornado Warning Also Issued Saturday Afternoon

Patrick County experienced a severe hail storm on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the communities of Meadows of Dan, Woolwine, Fairystone and Ararat.

Fairystone Park Area
pictures by Mike Willard



pictures by Daniel Louis & Mary

Lover's Leap (Hwy 58)

Vesta P.H. Church Sign (Hwy 58)

Aerial Machines (Hwy 58)

pictures by Steve Allen


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        * DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE AND SHOULDER WORK – Flaggers may control traffic at times or lanes may be closed during daylight hours on weekdays due work to clean out ditches, repair drainage or work on shoulders on various secondary or primary roads.

         * 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 throughout Patrick County.

* MOWING AND BRUSH CUTTING – Weather permitting, crews will be mowing or cutting brush along various roads throughout Patrick County during daylight hours on weekdays.  Mobile lane closures may be in place at times on various primary and secondary roads.


Friday March 23, 2012


School Board Approves Budget 1.mp3

School Board Approves Budget 2.mp3

PSA Votes to Proceed with Easement Acquisition W. of Stuart.mp3

American Legion Rd. Residents Largely Shun Public Water.mp3

Town Council Enforces Property Repair Ordinance.mp3

Crannell Wins PCHS Outstanding Public Service Award.mp3

Ridgeway Woman Arrested on Patrick Felony Indictment.mp3


Thursday March 22, 2012


Patrick Springs Crash Involves 3 Vehicles.mp3

Board Chairman Threatens to Derail Budget Process.mp3

VRS Contributions Concern of School Employees and Officials.mp3

Fallen Hero Honored Posthumously by PCHS.mp3

Fundraising Concert for Hometown Hero Coming Up.mp3

Patrick County Public Schools Recognized by Governor.mp3

County Officials Meet with Sen. Stanley.mp3

American Red Cross Month Being Observed.mp3

School Board Meets Today.mp3

 Tentative Agenda Work Session Meeting
Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA

• Call to order by Chairman Boyce
• Invocation
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of Silence in recognition of U. S. military serving here and abroad

GUEST: Mr. Jon Morris, Executive Director of STEP, Inc. will give an update on the Economic Impact of STEP, Inc.

PROCLAMATION: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The Board will hear comments from the citizens.

Mr. Rose, County Administrator
• April meeting date changes



EXECUTIVE SESSION: Personnel Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (1) Committee Appointment, Solid Waste committee and Retract Appointment


Wednesday March 21, 2012


Boyce Proposes County Revisit Meals Tax and Liquor by the Drink.mp3

Meals Tax and Liquor By Drink Pt 2.mp3

Superintendent Relieved Teacher Contract Bill Defeated.mp3

PSA Schedules Special Emergency Meeting for Today.mp3

State Budget Negotiations Resume.mp3

New Poet Laureate Named.mp3

Congratulations to Patrick County Public Schools!

On March 16, 2012, Patrick County Public Schools received an award from the Governor's Office for creating innovative strategies to build family and school partnerships. This award was presented as a part of the Mid-Atlantic Family Engagement Summit and recognized PCPS as a Be There district.

Be There is a multimedia campaign endorsed by the Virginia School Board Association and the Virginia Association of School Superintendents as an effective model of meaningful family engagement for Virginia's schools.

Dr. Anna Hinton from the US Department of Education presented these districts with a special award from Governor McDonnell highlighting their commitment to family engagement. Congratulations to the following "Be There" districts: Staunton City Schools, Nelson County Schools, Petersburg City Schools, Mecklenburg County Public Schools, Williamsburg-James City Schools, Buckingham County Public Schools, Patrick County Public Schools, Charlottesville City Public Schools, and Cumberland County Public Schools.

Tuesday March 20, 2012


Board Continues Efforts to Cut Spending and Avoid Tax Hike.mp3

2 Charged in Animal Larceny Case.mp3

Injured Stuart Motorcyclist Listed in Good Condition.mp3

Blogging Workshop of Interest to Small Businesses.mp3

Statewide Tornado Drill to Be Conducted Today.mp3


Hector will be speaking March 23 at 7:15pm at Martinsville Middle School. The event is free to the public. Hector will then run the Martinsville Half Marathon Saturday March 24.

Why Dont Stop Living.org?

In 1992 I almost lost my life in a work related accident. After four weeks in a coma, I awoke in a strange hospital I did not recognize, I felt the sting of the burns all across my body and for the life of me, I could not move my arms. The doctors continued to tell me everything I would do again with hard work and therapy, like button my shirt, brush my hair and feed myself…all things one learned as a child. After letting it all sink in, it became clear that at 24 I had to start my new life … as a bi-lateral amputee.

As children we are always encouraged to dream to be anything and everything we want to be, astronauts, cowboys, even professional athletes. Unfortunately, as we grow older dreams fall to realistic goals and responsibilities. My journey as an amputee began with obstacles I would never have imagined. I was an active individual with a family and dreams of just more than merely existing. I needed to find a way to be active again and be there for my family. I did not want to stop living. I wanted to experience life with the same zeal I had before my accident.

I was fortunate, I had a strong support system of family, friends and competition to help me through the tough times. However, in life you are constantly encountering new challenges that remind us we are living, evolving beings. Today, my support system has changed but my desire to live a full life has not. For this reason, I have started dontStopLiving.org as a resource and support system for all individuals with obstacles in lives, whether disabled, going through personal issues or just down on their luck. I want everyone to know that no adversity is too great when you embrace life through hard work and positive thinking, you will overcome anything.

Please join the Race Committee in welcoming

Hector Pickard

Athlete and Motivational Speaker

As he joins the Half Marathon Team

To Speak, Run, and Present Awards

March 23, 2012

5:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner

Martinsville Middle School Cafeteria

Free to Race Participants,

Guest Ticket, $5

7:15 p.m. Motivational Speech

Martinsville Middle School Auditorium

All are Invited to Attend Free of Charge


Monday March 19, 2012


Boards Hold Unprecedented Joint Budget Meeting.mp3

Claudville Woman Dies in Single Vehicle Crash.mp3

Motorcyclist Injured.mp3

Tower to Provide Better 911 Communications.mp3

Surrey Bank Names New City Executive.mp3


The Reynolds Homestead will host its fourth annual “Hokie Family Day Picnic” on Saturday, April 7 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on the lawn next to the historic home.
The day will feature activities for the whole family. For the adults, Stanburn Winery will offer wine tastings for $2, the STEM lab (green mobile lab from Virginia Tech) will be there to demonstrate ways to make your home greener and more environmentally friendly, docents will be on hand to give tours of the historic Rock Spring plantation house, and the Free Range Possums will provide music.
Children’s activities include: an Easter egg hunt, coloring and other crafts, and Once Upon A Blue Ridge’s performance of “Peter Rabbit and Other Animal Tails” beginning at 11:15 a.m.

The event is free to attend; food and drinks will be available for purchase.

A special guest appearance by the Iron Techtron will give parents and children the opportunity to have a photo taken with Virginia Tech’s nationally known robotic mascot. A silent auction will feature a football autographed by Frank Beamer and raffle tickets will be available for $1.00 each to win great prizes including furniture, wine baskets, Virginia Tech gear, and more.

Also new this year is the first annual Hokie Family Day Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fees are $10 per person or $20 per team. Registration for the tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. with competition starting promptly at 11:00. First and second place winners will receive trophies and will be recognized in the local newspapers as tournament champions.

This year’s event is co-hosted by the Patrick Henry Alumni Association and the Reynolds Homestead. All alumni, students, fans and friends of Virginia Tech are invited to enjoy the afternoon.
There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is requested for food planning. Each person attending is asked to bring one non-perishable food item to support area food banks. This community food project is to commemorate and honor those who lost their lives in the April 16 tragedy on the university campus five years ago.

All monetary proceeds from this event benefit the alumni chapter’s scholarship fund for students planning to attend Virginia Tech in 2012-13.
To register, please call the Reynolds Homestead at (276) 694-7181.

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        * DRAINAGE MAINTENANCE AND SHOULDER WORK – Flaggers may control traffic at times or lanes may be closed during daylight hours on weekdays due work to clean out ditches, repair drainage or work on shoulders on various secondary or primary roads.

         * 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 throughout Patrick County.

* MOWING AND BRUSH CUTTING – Weather permitting, crews will be mowing or cutting brush along various roads throughout Patrick County during daylight hours on weekdays.  Mobile lane closures may be in place at times on various primary and secondary roads.


Friday March 16, 2012


Forestry Official Urges Caution During Current Spring Fire Season.mp3

Local Support for Education Strong Says School Official.mp3

School Budget Focus of Joint Special Meeting.mp3

Banker Lonnie Dillon Honored Upon His Retirement.mp3

Grand Larceny Suspect Arrested.mp3


Thursday March 15, 2012


Hayden Opposes FY 2013 County Budget.mp3

Action Postponed on Exotic Animals Ordinance.mp3

Stuart Man Convicted of Sex Crimes.mp3

Students Support Litter Pick-up Campaign.mp3

Arrest Report Pt 1.mp3

Arrest Report Pt 2.mp3

Arrest Report Pt 3.mp3


Wednesday March 14, 2012


Boards Facing Budget-Making Woes.mp3

Several Supervisors Call for Categorized School Budget.mp3

Parents Able to Access Student's Grades Online Next Year.mp3

February Circuit Court Report Pt 1.mp3


Tuesday March 13, 2012


Board Authorizes Erection of 911 Tower.mp3

Supervisors Debate Phase 2 Patrick Springs Water Project.mp3

MODE Delays Frustrating School Officials.mp3

New Patrick County Jail Passes Audit.mp3

4-H Shooter Education Team Excells.mp3

Ag in the Classroom

On Monday, March 12, Bob Burnette, an agent with Patrick County Farm Bureau, visited the fourth graders at Hardin Reynolds Memorial School. Mr. Burnette shared a program called “Ag in the Classroom”. He read a book entitled, “From Our Fields…To You”, which told the process of crops being planted, cultivated, harvested, and shipped to grocery stores for families to purchase. He also shared information about the benefits of purchasing locally-grown produce or growing your own at home. He gave each student an activity booklet including farm-themed games as well as other useful resources for finding out more on Virginia agriculture. Mr. Burnette gave the book he read to Ms. Draughn to use in her classroom. If you would like to know more about this program or about Virginia agriculture, contact Bob Burnette at the Farm Bureau Insurance office in Stuart, or visit these websites: www.agintheclassroom.org  and www.vafarmbureau.org .

Mr. Bob Burnette with Patrick County farm kids Kansas Cutchins, Haley Nester, and Sam Garrahan

 ”Community Wide Litter Pick-Up Patrick County, VA”
March-April, 2012

The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Soil and Water Conservation District, County of Patrick, Patrick County Sheriff’s Office, Dan River Basin, and Town of Stuart working with local businesses, civic clubs, churches, Scouts, individuals and other organizations has launched a Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up for Patrick County, starting on March 1st.

The idea is to collect litter surrounding your business, church, organization and home or other designated locations. We encourage you to help clean up the neighborhood, recognizing that Spring and Summer are when we have a large number of visitors in our County to participate in many activities.

The Town of Stuart has declared March-April as Spring Cleanup month.

This is intended to be a self directed effort to truly MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the appearance of our community and encourage visitors to come back.

We solicit your comments and support during this time of the year, when Spring is evident.

Get Your Orange Trash Bags At:
1. Chamber of Commerce office at 20475 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, next door to Stuart Tire and Sheppard’s Body Repair.
2. The Town of Stuart office at 100 Patrick Avenue, Stuart
3. The Soil and Water Conservation Office in Stonewall Court, Stuart, 694-3121 ext.3

Citizens are encouraged to recycle!!! Newspaper, magazines, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. This saves on the cost of trash disposal.

For more info contact:
Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 276-694-6012
E-mail: patcchamber@embarqmail.com
Web site: www.patrickchamber.com
To sell junk cars, scrap metal, and car batteries contact Jamie’s Recycling at 276-694-5692
To contact the Patrick County Landfill call 276-694-6749
To contact Town of Stuart call 276-694-3811 or the Dan River Basin 276-694-4449

To register your group with the Virginia Stewardship Campaign and receive certificates from the Governor's office, contact Sandra Heath at 694-3121 ext. 3.

Clark Gas and Oil of Stuart, VA is willing to be a disposable site for any propane cylinders. This is for those used for grills, RV and other usages.

CG&O will be willing to be a disposable site for any propane cylinders the disposable or larger cylinder like for grill, RV or stationary. These cylinders will be safely taken out of service and then recycled properly.

Also disposable propane cylinders that are used for camping and hand held torches for plumbing and soldering repairs. As one may imagine that some fuel may be left in the cylinder and you really do not want to dispose of it in the garage or a dumpster, because the trash is then compacted and can be unsafe for the workers. We will take these also to safely evacuate the gas out of them and make them harmless to be recycled and take up less landfill space.

We want to do our part in cleaning up the county and doing it safely. Additionally, we will answer any questions that any may have.

For more info contact:
Blair Clark Stuart Office P.O. Box 31 Stuart, VA 24171

Monday March 12, 2012


Board to Resume Budget Discussions.mp3

Cost of New Jail Variable Making Budgeting Difficult.mp3

Hearing Scheduled Tonight to Amend Exotic Animals Ordinance.mp3

Proposed School Budget Saves Jobs but Maintains Status Quo.mp3

Vanderbilt University Students Work on Parkway .mp3

MARCH 11—24, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.

1.Sunday, March 11 – Sandra Hagwood & Danielle Jones
2.Monday, March 12 - Viola Dandridge & Deborah Clark
3.Tuesday, March 13 – Steve Payne & Pernell Webster
4.Wednesday, March 14 –Ruth Patterson &Wayne Green
5.Thursday, March 15 – Madelene Roberson & Lynwood Clark
6.Friday, March 16 – Early Ivey
7.Saturday, March 17 – Mike Martin & Donnie Brooks

8.Sunday, March 18 – Patricia Dandridge – Greater Tabernacle of Praise
9.Monday,March 19 – David Coleman – Harvest Worship Center
10.Tuesday,March 20 – Sheila Cooke – Antioch Christian Church
11.Wednesday, March 21 – David Heath – Mayo Mountain Baptist Church
12.Thursday, March 22 – J. R. Vipperman – Abiding Grace Pentecostal Holy Church
13.Friday, March 23 – George Price,Sr. – New Bethel Christian Church
14.Saturday, March 24 – David Hairston – Mt. Nebo Holy Church
On Sunday, March 25, The Fruit of the Spirit Worship Service
will be held at 3:00 P.M.

Contact 276-694-2190

Friday March 9, 2012


Phase 2 Patrick Springs Water Project Being Hastily Readied for Bids.mp3

School Board Proposes Budget that Maintains Jobs and Costs Local Taxpayers an Additional $1.5-Million.mp3

Blood Drive Successful.mp3

Indictment Arrests Reported.mp3

More Circuit Court Indictments.mp3


Thursday March 8, 2012


20 Indicted on Burglary, Larceny and Property-Related Charges.mp3

DMV2Go Visits Stuart Today.mp3

Patrick County K and Pre-K Registration Scheduled.mp3

Some School Subcontractors Have Been Paid.mp3

CenturyLink Offers Internt for Low Income Consumers.mp3

School Budget Hearing Tonight.mp3

EDA Meets Tonight.mp3


Wednesday March 7, 2012


Grand Jury Indicts 38 on a Total of 70 Charges.mp3

Copper Theft Up Says CenturyLink.mp3

Patrick County Being Marketed at Trade Show.mp3

State and Local Authorities Participate in Search for Runaway.mp3

Paul Edges Romney in Patrick County GOP Primary Voting.mp3

Two Patrick County Teachers Win Technology Awards.mp3

Tentative Agenda Business Meeting
Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors
Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA

• Call to order by Chairman Boyce
• Invocation
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of Silence in recognition of U. S. military serving here and abroad

• Approval of meeting agenda
• Approval of meeting minutes February 13 & 27, 2012
• Approval of the Bills, Claims, Appropriations

Public Hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. as previously advertised
The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to amend The Exotic Animal Ordinance at 6:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 106 Rucker Street, Stuart, VA.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: The Board will hear comments from the citizens.

• Sandra Stone, Treasurer
o Mailing 2nd notice for Real Estate Tax
o Accepting credit/ debit cards

• Steve Allen, EMC , Sheriff Smith, Ronnie Terry , 911 Tower in Surry County

• Mr. Tom Rose, County Administrator
o Poet Laureate 2012(action required)
o Property of Patrick County, easements (action required)
o Approval of the Local Emergency Planning Committee roster (action required)
o Proclamation: Red Cross Month March 2012(action required)
• Mrs. Lisa Price Hughes, VDOT Resident Engineer
o VDOT Resolution: Red Rough Road (action required)

*Continue discussion of the budget if necessary


Tuesday March 6, 2012


Potential New Patrick Springs Water Sewer Customers Being Identified.mp3

Super Tuesday Voting Underway Today in Patrick County.mp3

Supervisors Facing Budget Deficit.mp3

Woolwine Elementary School Celebrates Governor's Award.mp3

60 New Jobs Coming to Henry County.mp3

Fast Track Trade Show Begins Today.mp3

2012 Annual Sandy Ridge School Bluegrass Show
Presents: Two Time Grammy Nominee
Larry Cordle
Lonesome Standard Time


Larry Cordle was born and raised on a small family farm in eastern Kentucky. While a young child he was introduced to bluegrass, country, and gospel music, by his great grandfather Harry Bryant, an old time claw hammer banjo stylist, fiddles player and dancer. He recounts, “mom said I could sing “I’ll Fly Away”, all the way through when I was 2”! Cordle fondly remembers this early influence by pointing out, “we lived so far away from everything, that we had to make our own entertainment. Papaw would get the fiddle out in the evenings sometimes and play and dance for us. Just as soon as I was old enough to try to learn to play I did so & kinda seconded after him on the guitar. He ran an old country store and I spent many happy hours in there with him playing, talking about and listening to music. It was our escape into another world, something we grew up with and looked so forward to.

At last count, Cordle’s songs had appeared on projects that had to date sold a combined total of more than 55 million records, by artists such as Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and many others.

Though songwriting took Larry to Nashville, his desire to perform never waned. With his band, Lonesome Standard Time, Cordle has the perfect platform to share his music with fans everywhere. The band has been awarded song of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association on two separate occasions, garnered two Grammy nominations for best bluegrass album, received nominations for vocal group and instrumental group, landed #1 slots on the Bluegrass and Americana charts and gained the respect of their peers and had many accolades during their existence.  His current release “Pud Marcum’s Hanging” is #2 on the Bluegrass Charts.

Lonesome Standard Time is comprised of seasoned, esteemed musicians in their own right, providing Larry with an outlet to feature his original material, trademark singing and his engaging personality, immediately connecting fans to his music.

Also Appearing

Mountain Roads Recording Artist
“Rich In Tradition”


SATURDAY- March 10th
7:00 PM

1070 Amostown Rd.

TICKETS:  $15.00  
Children Under 6 FREE


Monday March 5, 2012


Exotic Animals Ban Proposed.mp3

Sheriff's Auction Draws Several Hundred.mp3

Supervisors Begin Budget Discussions.mp3

VRS Increase and Rising Fuel Costs Among County's Financial Concerns.mp3


Friday March 2, 2012


Phase 2 Patrick Springs Water Project Applauded.mp3

Tough Insurance Negotiation Continue on MODE Fire Claim.mp3

Property Seized in Drug Cases to Be Auctioned.mp3

ABC Agents Reportedly Raid Collinsville Restaurant.mp3

3 Patrick Countians to Become State Troopers.mp3

Liberty Fair Mall in Martinsville Sold.mp3

Historic Wood Brothers Racecar Displayed in Stuart.mp3

House Revives State Budget.mp3

Tim Tebow Bill Killed.mp3


Thursday March 1, 2012


March Brings Budget Madness.mp3

Ohio School Shootings Prompts Heightened Alert Here.mp3

Tax Relief Application Deadline Is Today.mp3

Liaison Group Works to Develop Communications and Understanding.mp3

Last Version of State Budget Killed.mp3

Land Purchased for Hero's Smart Home.mp3

Federal Firearms Arrests Reported.mp3

Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium (SVRTC)
Technology Awards 2012

SVRTC Mission Statement: The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium assists members in coordinating the acquisition and effective integration of viable up-to-date and emerging technologies and valuable training for K-12 students and staff and other citizens in our communities to enhance learning at all levels and encourage economic development in Southside Virginia.

Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners:
Stephen Biedrycki and Gale Troup from Patrick County Public Schools

2012 SVRTC Technology Teacher Award - Stephen Biedrycki
Patrick County High School Science Teacher

This award recognizes a classroom teacher that advances learning through integration of technology into the curriculum.

2012 SVRTC Instructional Support Award - Gale Troup
Patrick Springs Primary Technology Coordinator

This award recognizes an instructional support person that advances a school division's technology environment through providing crucial instructional technology support. This individual may be anyone who supports maintaining an environment where technology assists all school division's stakeholders in accomplishing their educational goals.
Both awards will be awarded at a banquet on March 22 at 11:30 am at Longwood University. The Sixth Annual SVRTC Awards Banquet will host Laura Fornash, Secretary of Education, as our keynote speaker. Laura W. Fornash was appointed Secretary of Education by Governor Bob McDonnell on August 23, 2011. As a member of the Governor's Cabinet, the Secretary assists the Governor in the development and implementation of the state's education policy. In addition, Secretary Fornash provides guidance to the 16 public universities, the Virginia Community College System, five higher education and research centers, the Department of Education and the state-supported museums. Prior to this appointment, she served as Deputy Secretary of Education and as the Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Mrs. Fornash is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia, is married and has 3 children.

Congratulations Mr. Biedrycki and Mrs. Troup!

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