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NEWS ARCHIVE

March 2014

 Monday March 31, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Is Sound Financially Auditor Concludes.mp3

Retired Teachers Association Presidents Applauds Board's ERIP Revisit.mp3

New PCHS Football Coach Seeks to Develop Sound Program.mp3

PCPS Revised School Calendar Announced.mp3


HIGH WINDS HIT PATRICK SUNDAY MORNING

High Winds of up to 50 mph impacted Patrick County early Sunday Morning and through the day causing destruction to property throughout the county. Business signs, such as Hardee's (below), were some that were affected by the winds. Electricity was also cut off due to fallen trees for more than 400 customers early Sunday Morning, most of them had been restored by Monday afternoon according to APCO's website.


MODE Celebrates "Pi Day"

Meadows of Dan Elementary School celebrated its first ever "Pi Day" on March 14, 2014. Sixth and seventh grade math classes, under the direction of Mrs. Pratt, sponsored the event to include a variety of math related activities for students in grades 4-7.

Mrs. Pratt began the event with a video rap of "Pi", giving its history and meaning, then read the book "Sir Cumference and the First Round Table" byCindy Neuschwander that explained parts of a circle and how pi is used to find the circumference of a circle. "Pi" was presented in a variety of ways at different stations throughout the event. Students made "Pi Plates", a "Pi Chain", "Pi Bracelets", and created "Pi Art". To round off the event, students in grades 4-7 created a "People Pi" with students in a circle in the middle of the gym. They measured the diameter and radius, then figured out the circumference.

Of course, everyone also enjoyed edible representations of "Pi"
provided by MODE staff which included "Pizza Pi", "Chocolate Pi", and "Cookie Pi"!

School officials wish to thank, Mrs. Pratt and the seventh graders and all participants for a great day of fun and learning!


MODE JR. BETA NEWS




On March 11th and 12th the sixth and seventh grade Jr. Beta members and sponsors went to the Jr. Beta Convention in Hampton, Virginia to represent our school. The club members participated in various competitions against members from all over the state. Everyone had a great time, and it was an enriching learning experience. Our Jr. Beta club members were fabulous, and we are proud of them for representing our school. We hope to go again next year, so we can experience this engaging and enriching event. We would like to say a special Thank you to the parents for all of their support, and we would like to say a
special Thanks to MODE PTO for helping to sponsor the event! MODE
Sponsors: Jewell Frogel, Karen Bocock, and Debra Quesenberry

Jr. Beta Members who attended the event are Brianna Turman, Landon Augustine, Trevor Boyd and Jacob Wood.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* 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.

* ROUTE 844 BRIDGE WORK - Beginning Monday, March 31, Route 844 (Meadowbrook Loop) will be closed to through traffic from Route 57 (Fairystone Park Highway). This road closure is necessary to perform a bridge deck replacement over branch of Sycamore Creek. Drivers will need to seek an alternate route.

* 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 March 28, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board to Consider Reinstatement of ERIP.mp3

Red Cross Recruiting Patrick County Volunteers.mp3

Patrick Countian to Seek U.S. Congressional Seat as Independant.mp3

Taxpayer Watchdog Group Elects Kendrick Chairman.mp3

Affordable Care Act Sign-up Deadline Is Monday.mp3


Cub Scout Pack 69 Blue And Gold Banquet and Advancement Ceremony

Cub Scout Pack 69, sponsored by the Patrick Springs Ruritan Club, held their Annual Blue And Gold Banquet and Advancement Ceremony, Saturday, March 22 joined by friends and family members. Highlights of the ceremony included guest speakers, charter awards, special achievement recognition, a graduation and bridging ceremony; followed by a dinner.

Congratulations are in order to the following Cub Scouts for their advancement in rank: Mark Day, Gavin Fain, Hunter Heath, Dylan Hodges, Hody Jones and Zach Letchworth advancing to Wolf Rank;;;;;; Zaynneth Engel, Kyle Handy, Colby Layman, Zachary McHone and Elijah Rogers advancing to Bear Rank;;;;;; Creston McAlister, Payton Stovall and Tyler Stowe advancing to Webelos 1;;;; Christian Edwards, Zach Heath, Toby Hooker, Jaheim Johnson and Garrett Parsons to Webelos 2;;;; and Grayson Howell, Nicholas Layman, Caleb Murphy, Cameron Roark and Conner Stanley who advanced to Boy Scouts.

Cub Scouting is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys. The Cub Scout Motto is “Do Your Best”. The Cub Scout Promise is: I promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack.
 

 Thursday March 27, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County BOS Sets Level Tax Rates.mp3

BOS Urges Timely Passage of State Budget.mp3

Dr. Morris Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing in Cougar Statue Case.mp3

School Budget Adoption to Be Considered Tonight.mp3

Town of Stuart Budget Meeting Set for This Afternoon.mp3

Second Suspect Arrested in County Burglary Case.mp3

 

 Wednesday March 26, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS to Tackle $458,000 Budget Deficit.mp3

SFD Design Proposals to Be Reviewed.mp3

Geri Hazelwood Becomes Certified Municipal Clerk.mp3

Sen. Stanley Calls for State Budget Passage.mp3

Claudville Man Charged with Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED TODAY

SEE ROAD PICTURES HERE:

http://www.patrick.k12.va.us/cf/news.cfm?ID=757


Patrick County High School and Career and Technical Center Present:

Our Town
A play by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Mark Donnell


Patrick County High School Auditorium
Stuart, Virginia

April 3, 4, 5, & 7 at 7:01 pm
Sunday, April 6 at 3:01 pm

Special Showing! Friday, April 4

Pre-performance Coffee, Dessert, & Show included for only $15
Tickets: Adults: $10 Students: $5 Tarts & Treats Performance: $15

Limited Seating- Reservations Recommended
Information: 276.694.7137

Come out and support our students!


PC Lady Cougar Tennis Team

The Patrick County Lady Cougar Tennis Team traveled to Magna Vista High School on Monday 3/24/14. The Cougars were defeated 4-5. Megan Mitchell, Alisha Arbogast, and Jessica Radford breezed through their singles matches victoriously. The No. 1 doubles team of Mitchell and Radford swept away the No. 1 Magna Vista doubles team. The overall outcome of the game rested on the shoulders of the No. 3 doubles team of Kristen Epperson and Parthenia Garlock. Epperson and Garlock played well, suffering a tragic loss of 6-8. The next home match is Friday 3/28 against Floyd, weather permitting. Come out and support Cougar Tennis!
 

 Tuesday March 25, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

3% Pay Raise for County Employees Debated as Budget Talks Begin.mp3

People Person Desired for Next School Superintendent.mp3

Patrick County Unemployment Rate Jumped to 6.7% in January.mp3

Pick-Up Patrick Spring Clean-up Campaign about to Begin.mp3

Critz Man Faces 4 Felony Larceny Charges in Wythe County.mp3



 Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk

Women Caring for the Community will be hosting its fourth annual Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk. New this year: CHIP TIMING by Go! Sports in Mt. Airy. Event begins at 8:00am, with on-site registration at Smith River Church of the Brethren in Woolwine from 7:00-7:45am. Pre-register by May 27 to receive the reduced fee of $20 with a guaranteed shirt and size. Registration then increases to $25, with no guarantee for shirt or size. Proceeds will benefit: Patrick County Food Bank, Caring Hearts Free Clinic, Adult Developmental Center, Christmas Cheer, and college scholarships for graduating PCHS seniors. For more information, visit: www.CoveredBridge5K.com


VDOT ENCOURAGES RACE FANS TO FOLLOW SIGNS TO REDUCE
TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY


The Virginia Department of Transportation encourages race fans driving to and from Martinsville Speedway for the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on Sunday, March 30, 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. Watch for the speed limit to reduce gradually from 65 mph to 35 mph on the Route 220/Route 58 Bypass as you approach the speedway.

• 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 on the Route 220/Route 58 Bypass past the speedway interchange and turn right onto the access road that leads into the speedway. The entrance is located one mile east of the Route 220 interchange and may provide easier access. Signs are in place designating the 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 24, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

VSBA to Begin Seeking Applications for New Superintendent Today.mp3

Derrick Jones Named New PCHS Head Football Coach.mp3

Patrick County Bridge Inspections Announced by VDOT.mp3

Homestead Bicentennial Kick-off Scheduled.mp3


Lady Cougars Over Floyd

Tonight the Lady Cougars opened their season with a victory over Floyd Co Lady Buffalos. 4-0. Patrick County over Floyd. At the plate the Lady Cougars were lead by Savannah Moorefield and Natalie Mitchell each going 2-3. Moorefield had a single, a triple and reached on with a walk and one RBI. Mitchell had a single and a double and scored one run. Kati Collins went 1-3 with a double. Collins drove in 3 runs with her double.
 In the circle, Mitchell went the distance throwing all 7 innings. She struck out six, walked two and allowed three hits.

 Record: 1-0
Next game: 3/25 at home vs Martinsville


National Agriculture Day March 25

To recognize the global contributions of U.S. agriculture, National Agriculture Day will be celebrated March 25 as part of National Agriculture Week, March 23-29.

The National Ag Day program encourages Americans to understand how food and fiber are produced; appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products; and value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. Its theme for 2014 is “365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed”

Virginia’s fourth annual Agriculture Literacy Week will run concurrently with Ag Week. Volunteers from 73 county Virginia Farm Bureaus and other agriculture organizations will read to children during the Agriculture in the Classroom program’s fourth annual Agriculture Literacy Week, March 23-29. Patrick County Farm Bureau Volunteers, and other partner organizations, will mark the week by reading books about agriculture to children across the state and donate copies to school and classroom libraries. Many will read the Virginia AITC Book of the Year, What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes. In 2013, 1,900 volunteers read to more than 50,000 students in their local schools. If anyone would like a copy of the Book of the Year, stop by the Patrick County Farm Bureau office across from Hardee’s, all proceeds go to Virginia’s Ag in the Classroom.

“Farm Bureau producer members are proud to share their time and resources while calling attention to Ag Week,” said Wayne F. Pryor, president of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and a Goochland County beef and grain producer. “Providing food, fiber and other products for our communities, our nation and the world is a tremendous responsibility and one that we take very seriously. This is our life’s work, and it’s as challenging and satisfying a career as we could ask for.”

Preliminary findings from the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture indicate Virginia has more than 46,000 farms and 8.33 million acres of farmland.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 8 BRIDGE INSPECTION – On Wednesday, March 26, flaggers will control traffic on Route 8 for an inspection of the bridge over the Mayo River near Stuart from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

* 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.

* ROUTE 623 BRIDGE INSPECTION – On Wednesday, March 26, flaggers will control traffic on Route 623 north of Dodson for an inspection of the bridge over Smith River from noon until 5 p.m.

* ROUTE 844 BRIDGE WORK - Beginning Monday, March 31, Route 844 (Meadowbrook Loop) will be closed to through traffic from Route 57 (Fairystone Park Highway). This road closure is necessary to perform a bridge deck replacement over branch of Sycamore Creek. Drivers will need to seek an alternate route.

* 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 March 21, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Light Turnout for Public Hearing on New Superintendent's Qualifications.mp3

Appalachian Power Rates Going Up.mp3

Town Appreciates County's Efforts to Help Secure Tobacco Grant.mp3

Bird Watching Becomes Learning Experience for WES Students.mp3


PICK UP PATRICK COUNTY
Community Wide Litter Pick-Up
Patrick County, VA
APRIL - MAY, 2014

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 are gearing up for the annual Community-Wide Litter Pick-Up entitled Pick Up Patrick County, starting on April 1st.

This year we are proud to announce that Justin Amos, a member of our Leadership Patrick Program will serve as Chairman for the event. Justin has been working hard to identify specific areas that need to be addressed and we hope that you will join us. We also encourage you 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.

This can 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
2. The Town of Stuart office
3. The Soil and Water Conservation Office in Stonewall Court, Stuart

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
Or Justin Amos at 276-692-8725
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 Transfer Station call 276-694-6749
To contact Town of Stuart call 276-694-3811 or the Dan River Basin 276-694-4449

 


women's soccer team

The PCHS women's soccer team opened their season tonight with a win at Floyd. The Cougars defeated Floyd with a score of 1-0 Amy Dollarhite scored the goal for the Cougars about midway in the first half on an assist from Hannah Freeman. The Cougars had 6 shots on goal while Floyd managed 4. The PC goalie Meredith Ratliff recorded 5 saves in goal.

Lady Cougar softball

The JV Lady Cougar softball team defeated Floyd County tonight (at Dehart Park)  12-2 in five innings. At the plate Zoe Hutchens went 2-3 with a two run homerun and 3 RBI's. Hanna Hylton went 1 for 1 with a homerun, 1 RBI and 2 walks. Abby Hutchens went 2-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's. Samantha Nester took the win on the mound pitching 4 innings and striking out 4 batters. 

The Lady Cougars next game is scheduled for Tuesday March 25 at Martinsville. Game time is 5pm. 
 

 Thursday March 20, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Public Input on New Superintendent Concludes with Hearing Tonight.mp3

4-H Shooter Education Team Bound for Nationals for 3rd Consecutive Year.mp3

Eagle Scout Project Planned at WES.mp3

PCHS Theater Arts Department to Present OUR TOWN.mp3

 

 Wednesday March 19, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Superintendent Survey Deadline Approaching.mp3

School Board Approves Personnel Matters.mp3

Stuart Town Council Meets Tonight.mp3

Suspect in Ararat Burglary and Theft Ring Arrested on 47 Charges.mp3

2 Patrick Countians Indicted by Henry County Grand Jury.mp3

Grand Jury Indicts Burglary and Larceny Suspects.mp3

VDOT Announces Patrick County Road Closure.mp3


immunization clinics for kindergarten and rising 6th graders

Patrick Co. Health Dept is having immunization clinics for our Children heading into Kindergarten as well as Rising 6th graders.
Below is the list of dates and times we are having clinics.

Thursday 20th of March by appointment from 1pm to 330pm or walk-in clinic from 345pm to 630pm
May 15th 330pm to 530pm by appointment
June 5th 9am to 11am by appointment
July 24th 9am to 11am by appointment
Other appointments available on every Thursday afternoon.
Please call for more information Patrick Co. Health Dept.
276-639-2070
 

 Tuesday March 18, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Dr. Roberson to Serve as a Resource in School Superintendent's Search.mp3

Patrick County Explores Natural Gas Pipeline Connections.mp3

PCHS Senior Pursues Country Music Career.mp3

Mabry Mill Closed for Renovation.mp3

 

 Monday March 17, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Proposed School Budget Restores Some Previously Cut Items.mp3

Superintendent Survey Deadline is Thursday.mp3

Fire Causes Minor Damage on Exterior of Narrowflex.mp3

Child Abuse Neglect Conviction in Patrick County Circuit Court.mp3

Violent Sex Offender Indicted on Charge of Fail to Register.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

* 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.

* 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 March 14, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Family of 5 Displaced by Fire Seeks Assistance.mp3

Downed Power Line Causes House Fire.mp3

Proposed 28.85 Million School Budget Unveiled.mp3

School Officials Ponder How to Address 21 Missed Snow Days.mp3

Sen. Stanley's Work Share Bill Awaits Governor's Signature.mp3


Unique Staging Celebrates Small Town Life: “Our Town” comes to Patrick County High School

Stuart, Virginia- March 13, 2014 Patrick County High School’s Theatre Arts Department has accepted the challenge of presenting Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town,” using a variety of unique elements.

The cast and crew of 22 high school students has come together to bring this classic story of life, love, and humor, under the direction of theatre teacher/director Mark Donnell, in a new staging of this classic story.

The production, presented “in the round” with the audience on stage, will take place from Thursday, April 3 through Monday, April 7 at the Patrick County High School auditorium. Show times are at 7:01 pm on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, with a Matinee on Sunday, April 6 at 3:01 pm. Tickets for these shows are $5 for Students and $10 for Adults.

In addition, a special “Tarts and Treats,” Dessert and Coffee Performance will take place on Friday evening starting with a reception at 6:01 pm in the lobby of the auditorium. Tickets for this event, which include hand crafted desserts, a selection of coffees and a ticket to the evening performance of “Our Town,” are only $15. Catering is provided by the Culinary Arts class under the direction of Ms Andrea Williams.

“Our Town” combines humor, love, family life, community, and a bit of music to tell of the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire where birth and death, love and marriage, family and friends happen so fast they might be overlooked . . . if someone didn’t show us.

Following the success of “The Diary of Anne Frank” Mr. Donnell and his “Our Town” ensemble are excited to share this year’s story of yet two more families with which to fall in love.

Tickets may be reserved by calling the high school at 276.694.7137 or from any cast member.

• What? “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder
• Where? Patrick County High School Auditorium 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart VA 24171
• When? Thursday through Monday, April 3-7. Evening Shows Thursday, Saturday, and Monday at 7:01 pm. Matinee, Sunday, April 6 at 3:01 pm. Special “Tarts & Treats” Dessert reception and performance Friday, April 4 at 6:01 pm.
• Price: All regular performances $5 for students, $10 for Adults. “Tarts & Treats” Friday show $15 for all seats. Tickets are available at the door though reservations are recommended. General seating for all performances.
• Contact Patrick County High School for reservations: 276.694.7137
• Limited seating: reservations are encouraged!


Last Chance for Girl Scout Cookies!

It’s your last chance to buy Girl Scout Cookies to support local girls. Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline will be selling their cookies until March 31.

Now is the time to restock your freezer and pantry with Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties and all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. When you purchase Girl Scout Cookies it supports more than 10,000 girls and volunteers. Proceeds from the cookies sale help support Girl Scout programs, camps and community service projects in a 36-county area within Central, Southside, Southwest and Western Virginia. Also the cookie sale encourages girls to setup their own small businesses in which they are the Cookie CEOs and learn various business skills from marketing to accounting.

Girl Scout Cookies are $4 a box. Customers who purchase 5 boxes of cookies are eligible to have their names entered into a drawing for a year’s supply of cookies! One entry for every 5 boxes purchased.

Girl Scouts will be at retail locations every weekend until the sale is over. To find cookies near you, you can use the cookies zip code locator online or download a cookie locator app for the iPhone and Android phones, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org  or call 1-800-542-5905 and a staff member can put you in touch with a local troop.

Please help Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline continue to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
 

 Thursday March 13, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board to Seek Level Local Funding from BOS.mp3

County Offers to Assist Town in Securing Funds for Wastewater Plant Upgrade.mp3

3 Patrick County Educator Earn Technology Awards.mp3

Two Women Convicted of Multiple Drug Distribution Charges.mp3

 

 Wednesday March 12, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Timeline Established for Selection of New School Superintendent.mp3

BOS Urged to Seek Goodwill Store in County.mp3

Woman Indicted on Multiple ID and Credit Card Theft and Fraud Charges.mp3

Fieldale Man Sentenced to 80 Years of Active Prison Time in Patrick County Circuit Court.mp3
 

SPECIAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION INTERVIEW:

3-12-14 Interview Steve Allen and Ward Stone on Emergency Alert System.mp3


Public Input and Survey on Superintendent Hiring

The Patrick County School Board announced today that it will begin the process of hiring a new superintendent by seeking public input on qualifications for a new superintendent.
 

The School Board has created a survey related to superintendent criteria, which is available at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PatrickCoSupt and on the home page of the division web site. Hard copies of the survey will also be available at the school board administration offices, all schools in the division, and the public library. In addition to the survey, the board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the Patrick County High School library.

 
“Hiring a new superintendent is the biggest task facing a school board and we want to make sure that the public has a voice in this process,” said School Board Chair J.D. Morse,. “We hope that parents, staff and residents will take time to fill out the survey or attend the public hearing.”

 

 Tuesday March 11, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS Votes to Set Tax Rates at Current Levels for Next FY.mp3

New Citizen Alert System Offers Greater Capability to Notify Public.mp3

Special School Board Meeting Today.mp3

4H Shooter Education Team Wins State BB Championship.mp3

Ladies Spotlighted in American Music Concert Series.mp3

Patrick County Grand Jury Indicts Man of 60 Charges.mp3

 

 Monday March 10, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Launches New Expanded Citizen Alert System.mp3

Link for Citizen Alert System:  http://co.patrick.va.us/code-red

BOS and EDA to Hold Joint Executive Session Tonight.mp3

Patrick County Teachers Will Benefit from Professional Development Grant.mp3

Poindexter's Stormwater Bill Awaits Governor's Signature.mp3


Watchdog Group elects new officers

After weather delays, the Patrick County Taxpayer Watchdog Group was  finally able to have an annual meeting March 6 to elect new officers.Clayton Kendrick moved up to become the chair; Sam Foley joined the  board and then was elected vice-chair; Charles Vivier was elected secretary-treasurer. All three have been with the group since it was  formed in August 2009 when a fifty percent increase in the local real estate levy precipitated a taxpayer outcry that has yet to diminish  while the levy has remained the same since that date.
 The outcry drew a crowd of a hundred to the Star Theater in Stuart in the formative days of the organization. Regular monthly meetings are held at the John D. Hooker Building at Rotary Field in Stuart and the public is invited to attend. The group looks for ways to grow and attract the "silent majority".

The group maintains an informative website at
 http://www.pcwatchdogs.org
 


PATRICK COUNTY

        * 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.

        * 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 March 7, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Boyce Calls for Spending Cuts to Avoid a Tax Hike.mp3

Armstrong Seeks Federal Judgeship.mp3

Ladies Reign as Concert Series Continues.mp3

Grand Larceny Suspect Arrested.mp3


SNOW, SLEET AND RAIN HIT PATRICK COUNTY



DOWNTOWN STUART AT NOON FRIDAY

 

 Thursday March 6, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Claudville House Fire Displaces Family of Five.mp3

STEP Inc. Recruiting Children for Head Start and Early Head Start.mp3

Pioneer Community Hospital Renovation Is Multi-Million Dollar Investment.mp3

Senate Passes Stanley's I-73 Resolution.mp3

Stuart Lion John F. Clark Honored.mp3

 

 Wednesday March 5, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

No Charges to Be Filed in Child's Death.mp3

Patrick Springs Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire.mp3 (pictures under Tuesday News)

BOS and EDA To Hold Joint Executive Session on Special Project.mp3

Sheriff's Smith Says Water Rights Issue Is Vague.mp3

Food Bank Empty Bowls Fund-Raiser Tops $6,200 Mark.mp3

Martinsville Fire Investigation Continues.mp3

Poindexter Bill Seeks Dramatically Lowered Stormwater Permit Fees.mp3


Wednesday morning fire destroys Claudville residence
NO INJURIES REPORTED


 Agenda
Business Meeting Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA


OPENING SESSION:
• Call to order by Ms. Chairperson
• Invocation – Ms. Shelia Thomas
• 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 February 10, 2014
• Approval of the Bills, Claims, Appropriations

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Joint Session with the EDA
Personnel Matters 2.2- 3711(A) (1) Committee Appointments
Legal Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (7)
Contract Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (30) Special Project
Real Estate 2.2 – 3711 (A) (3) Old Adult Ed building

RECONVENE

ACTION: If any

NEW BUSINESS:
• Gas Line Initial Review
• Board of Equalization

OLD BUSINESS:

ADJOURN: Until
 

 Tuesday March 4, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Commonwealth's Attorney Issues Opinion on River Rights Issue.mp3

Empty Bowls Event Raises More than $5,000 for Food Bank.mp3

Public Tours New Pioneer Hospital Patient Rooms.mp3

VDOT Weekly Patrick County Road Report.mp3


MOBILE HOME FIRE IN PATRICK SPRINGS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
ON SHOUGH FARM LANE
NO INJURIES REPORTED

 

 Monday March 3, 2014

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

2-Year-Old Patrick Springs Girl Dies After Being Struck by Car.mp3

Missing 83-Year-Old Stuart Man Found Safe.mp3

Land and Water Rights of Property Owners Discussed.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 710 BRIDGE WORK – On Monday, Feb. 24, 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.

* ROUTE 680 BRIDGE WORK – On Monday, March 3, flaggers will control traffic on Route 680 (Pole Bridge Road) as crews repair the bridge over Pole Creek in Fairystone. The work will take place on weekdays during daylight hours.

        * 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.

 

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