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October 2012

Wednesday October 31, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Claudville Woman Found Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty Charges.mp3\

Patrick County's Unemployment Rate Drops Sharply.mp3

Caution Urged as Deer Are on the Move.mp3

Halloween Safety Promoted in Patrick County.mp3


Hospital Auxiliary Love Light Project

Pioneer Community Hospital Auxiliary has announced plans for the annual Love Light Tree dedication ceremony and tree lighting. The ceremony and tree lighting will take place at 7 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 in the hospital lobby.

The auxiliary is asking everyone to consider donating $4.00 for a “Love Light” as they are thinking of their loved ones during the upcoming Christmas season. “Love Lights” are a unique way to honor or the memory of a friend, teacher, pastor, neighbor, or family members.

Proceeds from the auxiliary’s Love Light Tree project are used for special projects or needs.

Persons wishing to donate a Love Light are asked to stop by the auxiliary gift shop, contact an auxiliary member or hospital administration staff, or fill in the form below and send a check to Hospital Auxiliary, c/o Pioneer Community Hospital, 18688 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, VA 24171. The donation deadline will be on Monday, November 26, 2012.
 


The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this Friday November 2 from 8 am to 12 pm. Great selection of cool season crops; spinach, lettuce, collards, and apples. Fresh beef, and eggs, baked items and crafts available too. SNAP accepted.


Dive Inspection of Philpott Dam scheduled to begin Nov. 5

BASSETT, VA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Philpott Lake announced that they will be conducting a dive inspection of the upstream face of Philpott Dam starting Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 and lasting about a week, weather dependent.

"This dive inspection is a preventative routine to look for anomalies or irregularities on the concrete surfaces of the dam." said Operations Project Manager Rocky Rockwell.

The inspection will be conducted by a team of deep-water divers and will use a floating platform that will be assembled against the upstream side of the dam. They will be using the boat ramp at the government boat house to minimize inconvenience to the boating public.

The Corps of Engineers will be generating electricity, thereby releasing water, on a delayed schedule each day. This is because no generation can occur while the dive team is working. We highly recommend that people use the generation telephone line, 276-629-2432, to keep apprised of the schedule.

Philpott Dam was built in the early 1950’s to provide flood risk management, hydropower and recreation to the region.
 

Tuesday October 30, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

VDOE Investigators Began Patrick County Schools Probe.mp3

Political Sign Vandalisms and Larcenies Again Reported.mp3

Appalachian Power Shares Restoration and Outage Reporting Information.mp3

Pride of Patrick County Earns Honors in Competition.mp3

Last Pancake Day Attracted Over 2200.mp3


National Read Aloud to a Child Day

On October 23, the fourth graders at Hardin Reynolds hosted a guest reader for National Read Aloud to a Child Day. Dr. Roger Morris visited Mrs. Cox's fourth grade class and read aloud from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a novel the students were getting ready to read as a class. The students' eyes widened as Dr. Morris read about the sights, sounds, and smells of the chocolate factory. The fourth graders want to thank Dr. Morris for giving an enthusiastic introduction to this book.


Award Winning Play Returns to PCHS Auditorium This Week!



“The False Turk . . . in 12 Seconds,” a comedic celebration returns to the stage at PCHS this weekend for two performances, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:01 pm.

Patrick County High School’s drama troupe, under the direction of Mark Donnell, travelled to Magna Vista High School for the VHSL Piedmont District Theater Festival on Saturday, October 27, where they received 1st Place for their One-Act Play.

In addition best actor awards were presented to Victoria Blaylock, Jessica Spangler, and Carla Thompson.

The public is invited to experience this prize winning, family friendly, historic travelling show. Tickets are only $5 for all seats and may be purchased at the door prior to each performance.

Patrick County High School Auditorium, 215 Cougar Lane, Stuart, VA 24171

For more information contact the high school at 276.694.7137

Photo notes: Back Row, Left to Right- Paige Morrell, Caitlin Barbour, Victoria Blaylock, Tiffany Dillon, and Cheyenne Hughes
Center Row: Carla Thomas, Amy Hernandez, and Sarah Sheppard
Front Row: Megan Hanchey and Jessica Spangler


VSP RESPONDS TO THOUSANDS OF STORM-RELATED INCIDENTS

RICHMOND – Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers have fielded 5,098 calls for service as a result of the high winds, heavy rains, and snowfall associated with the Hurricane Sandy storm system. Statewide between 12:01 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 2012) and 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012), Virginia troopers responded to 583 traffic crashes and 690 disabled vehicles. The majority of the storm-related crashes occurred in the Hampton Roads, Tidewater, Southside, and Northern Virginia regions. At the height of the storm Monday, state police were fielding 155 calls for service per hour.

The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police from 12:01 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 28) through 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30):

Division I–Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)
Traffic Crashes= 89 Disabled Vehicles=127 Total Calls for Service=732

Division II–Culpeper (Fredericksburg/Culpeper/Warrenton/Harrisonburg/Winchester)
Traffic Crashes=82 Disabled Vehicles=95 Total Calls for Service=666

Division III-Appomattox (Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South Hill)
Traffic Crashes=63 Disabled Vehicles=39 Total Calls for Service=537

Division IV-Wytheville (Wytheville/Dublin/Galax/Bristol/Vansant/Wise)
Traffic Crashes=67 Disabled Vehicles=66 Total Calls for Service=617

Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)
Traffic Crashes=111 Disabled Vehicles=172 Total Calls for Service=936

Division VI-Salem (Lexington/Clifton Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)
Traffic Crashes=89 Disabled Vehicles=66 Total Calls for Service=609

Division VII-Fairfax (Prince William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)
Traffic Crashes=82 Disabled Vehicles=125 Total Calls for Service=1,001

With continuing rainfall in eastern, central and northern Virginia, and snowfall in the western and southwestern regions, road conditions remain treacherous. If you do have to travel, drivers are advised to…
• Add extra time to reach travel destination
• Headlights must be used when windshield wipers are activated
• Slow speed for road conditions
• Increase driving distances between vehicles
• Buckle up and don’t drive distracted
• Treat intersections without working lights as a four-way stop
• Call 511 for road conditions – not 911 or #77, as these are for emergency calls only
 

Monday October 29, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

VDOE Investigation Begins Today.mp3

West End Sewer Project Advertised for Bids.mp3

School Bus Drivers Appreciated.mp3

Griffith and Flaccavento Air Economic Development Strategies.mp3


...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE REMNANTS OF HURRICANE SANDY AND AN UPPER LOW MOVING INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION FROM THE WEST WILL COMBINE TO FORM A LARGE INTENSE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING VERY STRONG...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS TO THE AREA THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. ACCUMULATING SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARDS...VERY STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY
NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...UPROOTED AND DOWNED TREES COULD LEAD TO WIDESPREAD
POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES...FALLEN
TREES...MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE...AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. RESIDENTS SHOULD MOVE UNFASTENED
ITEMS...SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND DECK FURNITURE...INDOORS.
 

PHCC will be closed Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 by order of the Governor for emergency response to Tropical Storm Sandy.


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 660 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - Route 660 (Russell Creek Road) is closed

for repairs to a pipe. Detour signs are be posted. Estimated completion is November.

        * BRIDGE REPAIRS VARIOUS ROUTES - Weather permitting, crews will repair bridges on various route during daytime hours. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic beginning at 7 a.m.  Work is tentatively planned for the following:

·         Route 704 over Smith River

·         Route 58 over Rhody Creek

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

        * PAVING AND PAVEMENT PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will patch pavement or potholes on various roads.  Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. 

 

Thursday October 25, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

County Leases $141,000 Loader for Solid Waste Transfer Station.mp3

12,295 Patrick Countians Registered and Eligible to Vote on Nov 6.mp3

Grant Obtained to Ease Blow of New Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations.mp3

New State Regulation Impacts Animal Control Office.mp3

PCHS On-Time Graduation Rate Exceeds State Average.mp3

 

Wednesday October 24, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Officials React to VDOE Investigation.mp3

Two Indicted in Double Murder in Bassett.mp3

DMV 2 Go to Visit Stuart.mp3

Fuel Assistance Applications Being Accepted.mp3

Celebration of Pride Successful.mp3

Drug Arrest Reported.mp3

VDOT Roadwatch for Patrick County.mp3


Office of the Transportation Department
Roads that are considered Snow Routes for Patrick County Public Schools:
2012-2013 School Year


With the winter months quickly approaching, Patrick County Public Schools
still runs routes that are not paved. The following roads in the following areas
are considered roads that will not be run, if Patrick county Schools are
running snow routes: Please remember if snow routes are run in the morning
they are run in the evening also.

BLUE RIDGE AREA:
Farmers Rd.
Pine Spur Ln.
Long Branch Rd.
Letcher Lane
Hayden Rd.
Handy Mtn.
Old Orchard Loop (unpaved part)
Green Spring Rd.
Brim Lane
Kibler Valley Rd.
Simon Lane
Boyd Hollow Rd.
Jar Gap Rd.

HARDIN REYNOLDS-PATRICK SPG:
Dick and Willie Rd.
Taylor View Dr.(unpaved part)
Tatum Lane
Green Acres Ln.
Boaz Pond Ln.

MEADOWS OF DAN:
Pinnacle Ln.
Cartwright Ln.
Renfro Ridge Rd.
Belcher Mtn. Rd.
Bent School Rd.

STUART:
Mabe Ln.
Mills School Rd.
Lawson Ln.
Bullins Ln.
Ditch Creek Ln.
Willard Creek

WOOLWINE:
Shortcut Rd
Raven Den Rd.


The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this friday from 8 am to 12 pm with seasonal items.Come shop from potatoes, greens, eggs, meats, and baked items. SNAP accepted.

 

Tuesday October 23, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

VDOE to Investigate Patrick County Schools.mp3

Meals Tax Issue Divides Board and Citizenry Says Boyce.mp3

Citizens Voices Opposition to Meals Tax.mp3

Two Stuart Men Graduate from 118th State Police Academy.mp3

First Pancake Day Draws Over 2500 Patrons.mp3

 


JV COUGAR FOOTBALL NEWS

The JV football team defeated Tunstall on Monday night by a score of 19-18 in overtime. The cougars rallied from a 12-0 halftime deficit to win the game. Leading the cougars was Jordan Hopkins with 3 touchdown passes and Will Hylton with 3 touchdown receptions. The JV cougars will play Thursday against Bassett.

 

Monday October 22, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS Withdraws Request for Attorney General's Opinion on MODE.mp3

Fire Destroys Mobile Home on US 58 East.mp3

Town Water and Sewer Rate Hikes Proposed.mp3

Apple Dumpling Fest Draws Estimated 2500.mp3


Apple Dumpling Festival 5k


Sixty runners braved the chilly temperatures Saturday morning to come out and take part in the Apple Dumpling Festival 5k. The course traversed the Mayo River Rail Trail, the Landmark property, Developmental road and proposed extension of the trail. This course made it one of the most flat road races in Patrick County. The overall winner was RJ Scott from Bassett in a time of 19:33, followed by Alfredo Garcia in 19:49, and Mark Joyce rounded out the top three in a time of 20:25. Overall Male Masters winner was Laine Dalton of Stuart in 21:07. For the women, top winner was Tanya Fulk of King NC 27:59, Sarah Brinks in 28:09 and third was Brandy Arnold in 28:15. Overall Female Masters was Laura Smith in a time of 28:52. Money raised from the event helps the Dan River Basin Association with trail development and enhancement in Patrick County. This event would not have been possible without the support of area businesses including: EMI Security (DCJS #11-5088), The Landmark Group, Honduras Coffee Shop, Brian J. Jessup CPA, and Gregory T. Hutchens DDS.

Picture is of runners getting ready for the start. Photo taken by Wayne Kirkpatrick.


VDOT REMINDS 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 TUMS Fast Relief 500 race on Sunday, Oct. 28 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 on the Route 220/Route 58 Bypass past the speedway interchange and turn right onto a new access road that leads into the speedway.  The new entrance is located one mile east of the Route 220 interchange and may provide easier access. 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.

Friday October 19, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

LOCAL NEWS 10-19-12.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 660 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - Route 660 (Russell Creek Road) is closed for repairs to a pipe. Detour signs are be posted. Estimated completion is November.

###     * ROUTE 710 BRIDGE REPAIRS – On Tuesday Oct. 23 flaggers will control traffic as crews repair the bridge on Route 710. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Route 710 will be closed for repairs and will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 25, weather permitting. The bridge is located one mile south of Route 678.  Flaggers will be posted to assist motorists.

        * BRIDGE REPAIRS VARIOUS ROUTES - Weather permitting, crews will repair bridges on various route during daytime hours. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic beginning at 7 a.m.  Work is tentatively planned for the following:

·         Route 704 over Smith River

·         Route 58 over Rhody Creek

·         Route 8 over Mayo River

·         Route 58 over North Fork Mayo River

        * PAVEMENT MARKING - Pavement marking will be performed on all secondary routes throughout the county.  Work will be accomplished using mobile lane closures.  Motorist should watch for warning signs and slow traffic.

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

        * PAVING AND PAVEMENT PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will patch pavement or potholes on various roads.  Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. 


Meadows of Dan Elementary Holds Junior Beta Induction Ceremony

The National Beta Club promotes character, develops leadership skills, encourages service involvement, recognizes achievement, and provides technological advantages to students. On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Meadows of Dan Elementary School held its third annual National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony. The program began with the welcome address from Mrs. Jewell Frogel, fifth grade teacher and sponsor. Returning seventh grade members Hunter Kenyon, Levi Carter and Autumn Hubbard lead our Junior Beta students through the induction ceremony. Mrs. Debra Quesenberry fourth grade teacher and sponsor congratulated each new member with a certificate. Mrs. Karen Bocock first grade teacher and sponsor, assisted inductees with the reciting of the Junior Beta oath. Closing remarks were given by Austin Keith, Junior Beta member and seventh grader. At the close of the program, Mrs. Jeannie King, principal, spoke about the special occasion and our outstanding students, parents, teacher and other staff who assisted with this great accomplishment. The program continued with the Junior Beta members and their family having refreshments of cake, chips and drinks. School officials wish to thank Junior Beta sponsors Mrs. Frogel, Mrs. Bocock and Mrs. Quesenberry parents, students, staff and others who work in support of our school.
Congratulations to our new National Beta Club members pictured below:


Front row sitting left to right....Jacob Wood, Brianna Turman, Cody Quesinberry, Joshua Justice, Trevor Boyd .Middle row sitting left to right: Halee Long, Jennifer Sutphin, Alex Robinson, And Marvia Kilgore
Back row sitting left to right: Madison Kenyon, Daphany Frogel, Hanna Dalton
Standing Left to right: Sponsor, Mrs. Jewell Frogel, Hunter Kenyon, Austin Keith, Caleb Hamm, Autumn Hubbard, Levi Carter, Mrs. Debra Quesenberry, and Mrs. Karen Bocock, Sponsors for MODE


PSPS Celebrates Food Day

Patrick Springs Primary students and staff will celebrate Food Day on Oct.24, 2012 from 8:00am--11:00am. This is the second year of a nation wide celebration of Food Day.

This year, students will participate in the following activities: kg. and 1st grade will be doing Zumbatomic exercise with Kari Youngblood, Spark (activities to encourage healthy eating) with Anne Favero and Kayla Craddock, LEAP (stories about healthy eating) with Ruth Anne Collins. This program comes to us through the cooperation of Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness.As a finale, Les Moore will write and sing with the students a Patrick Springs School/healthy eating song. Students will be asked to sing along and by playing musical instruments.

2nd and 3rd grade grade students will have the opportunity to speak directly to local farmers in our area. Guests this year include: Wayne Kirkpatrick of KP Farm, Janet Ashby of Windy Ridge Farm, Tim Service of Wolf Field Hollow Farm, Miss Joan of Border Springs Farm, George Stovall of Liberty Farm,Jessica Giles and Ben Hutchens of Fat Bear Farm and Liisa Wallace of Mulberry Farm. Students will get to see first hand what local farmers grow, they are bringing pumpkins, eggs, sweet potatoes, honey, mushrooms,spinach and anything else they have harvested.

On Thursday Oct. 25, 2012 our students will receive local fresh picked apples and enjoy baked local sweet potatoes with honey and butter all donated from local stores and farmers. Donations are still being accepted for this event.

Our motto this year is: NO FARMERS, NO FOOD!! We want everyone to celebrate the important role local farmers play in feeding our community and show their support by shopping at local farmer's markets and establishments that buy from local farmers.

For additional info contact Food Day Coordinator Mrs. Minnie Moore sp. ed. teacher at P.S.P.S.
 

Thursday October 18, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Anti-Retaliation Policy Pondered by School Board.mp3

2 Vehicle Crash Injures One Motorist.mp3

Meadows of Dan Firefighters Respond to Chimney Fire.mp3

Patrick Residents Cautioned about Increase Risk of Structure Fires.mp3

Claudville Man Charged in Strangle Wounding .mp3

Golden Spatula Encourages Healthy Eating at SES.mp3

Homestead Offers Driver Safety Course to Veterans.mp3

Earthquake Drill Set for Today.mp3

 

Wednesday October 17, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick Schools Adjusting to Tough New Benchmarks and Teacher Evaluation Plan.mp3

Concern Expressed About Impact of Meals Tax on Non-Profit Organizations.mp3

In Other Action by Board of Supervisors.mp3

Patrick County EDA Headed for Debt Freedom.mp3

Ararat Man Arrested on Felony Firearms Charge.mp3

The PCHS Marching Cougars to Host Celebration of Pride.mp3


The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this Friday from 8 am to 12 pm. It's Apple Season in Patrick County, so come out and find delicious homegrown apples along with other great produce. Lettuce, spinach, squash, beans, potatoes also available with meats, eggs and baked items. SNAP accepted.
 

Tuesday October 16, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Supervisors Go to State Board of Education in Attempts to Obtain Desire School Financial Information.mp3

Supervisors Seek Justice Department Approval to Move Liberty Voting Precinct.mp3

Saturday Fire Destroys Mobile Home.mp3

Vandalism to Political Signs Reported.mp3

Patrick County Lord's Acre Completes Successful Year.mp3


Apple Dumpling Festival 5k

Apple Dumpling Festival 5k will take place on Saturday October 20th.
Registration and packet pickup starts at 7 am, race at 8 am. Entry fee is $25 with money helping the Dan River Basin Association focus on trails in Patrick County. For registration forms visit: www.danriver.org under calendar. or contact race director at 276-229-9917, email: rebajksn@aol.com

 

Monday October 15, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

MODE School Bids Higher Than Preferred.mp3

Public Hearing Tonight on Liberty Precinct Move.mp3

Woolwine October Festival.mp3

Today Is Last Day to Register to Vote on November 6th.mp3

Stuart Fire Chief Doing Well 16 Months after Bone Marrow Transplant.mp3

Pittsylvania County Board Ponders Uranium Mining Stance.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 660 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - Route 660 (Russell Creek Road) is closed

for repairs to a pipe. Detour signs are be posted. No estimated time for reopening the road has been established.

        * BRIDGE REPAIRS VARIOUS ROUTES - Weather permitting, crews will repair bridges on various route during daytime hours. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic beginning at 7 a.m.  Work is tentatively planned for the following:

·         Rte 704 over Smith River

·         Rte 58 over Rhody Creek

·         Rte 8 over Mayo River

·         Rte 58 over North Fork Mayo River

        * PAVEMENT MARKING - Pavement marking will be performed on all secondary routes throughout the county.  Work will be accomplished using mobile lane closures.  Motorist should watch for warning signs and slow traffic.

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

        * PAVING AND PAVEMENT PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will patch pavement or potholes on various roads.  Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. 

 

Friday October 12, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County's $1.4-Million USDA Water and Sewer Grant Saved.mp3

Apple-Butter Helps Draw Crowds to Woolwine October Fest.mp3

Stuart Elementary Students Learn Fire Safety Procedures.mp3

Martinsville Plant Celebrates Start of Production of Titanium for Jets.mp3

Florida Man Arrested by Patrick Authorities on Sex Offense Indictments.mp3

 

Thursday October 11, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Cooking for a Cause Aids to Worthy Community Charities.mp3

Stuart Elementary School Required to Develop Improvement Plan by VDOE.mp3

MODE Students Learn Fire Safety.mp3

Stuart Man Convicted of Drug Possession Charge.mp3


MODE Learns About Fire Safety from MOD Volunteer Fire Dept.

Meadows of Dan Fire Chiefs Carlton Largen, Ronald Terry, and community fire and rescue volunteers set up an onsite drill and fire safety training on October 10, 2012 for all students in grades PreKindergarten through seventh grade. All students attended the training, went through the smoke trailer, and reviewed what to do when you see fire or smoke. Each student had an opportunity to hear the fire alarm, feel the door for heat, and then determine to use the window escape route. Other Meadows of Dan Fire Department volunteers included Howard Alderman, Jimmy Phillips, Matt Holland and Crystal Webb.
The MOD Fire Dept. also provided literature for students to bring home so parents can also review fire safety procedures. The Meadows of Dan Elementary School students, staff and administration send a special thank you to all of the volunteer workers who provide so much for the schools and our community.


Agenda
Business Meeting Of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Veterans Memorial Building
3rd flr. Courtroom 106 Rucker Street Stuart, VA


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

REGULAR SESSION:
• Approval of the meeting agenda
• Approval of the bills, claims, and appropriations
• Approval of the meeting minutes

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

PUBLIC HEARING: 6:30 pm as previously advertised; the re-location of the Liberty Precinct Voting Place.

NEW BUSINESS:

• Ms. Jessica Plasters; Proclamation: October Domestic Violence month (action required)
• Pay BB & T Credit Card merchant fees with payroll (consensus)
• November meeting date change due to Board members attending VACO conference November 11 – 13, 2012. The new date for the November meeting will be November 19, 2012.
• Rates comparison for Water and Sewer
• Information from the Virginia Code 58.1 – 3833 County Food and Beverage Tax

OLD BUSINESS:
• Storm water run – off management

ACTION:
• The Community Management Policy Team will need $10,725.00 local only funds to cover the Administrative Cost for CSA for 2012-2013.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
• Personnel Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (1)
• Contract Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (30)

ADJOURN: November 19, 2012


Stuart Farmers Market will be open Friday from 8 am to 12 pm with locally grown produce. Fall crops include apples, spinach, potatoes, beans, and squash. Great selection of decorative pumpkins and gourds. SNAP accepted. Staff from Pioneer Community Hospital Stuart will be on hand to administer Flu shots. $25 cash or check.

 

Wednesday October 10, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Superintendent Sues Board of Supervisors Chairman for Alleged Defamation of Character and $10.35-Million in Damages.mp3

Woolwine Man Charged with Assault on an Officer.mp3

Fire Prevention Being Stressed This Week.mp3

Today's Cooking for a Cause Benefits 2 Charities.mp3


October 9-20 - PCHS Events Calendar

Thurs, Oct 11 Field Day ~ 8 -3 p.m.
 JV & V VB (H) Bassett ~ 5:30 p.m.
JVFB (A) Martinsville ~ 6 p.m.

Fri, Oct 12  Mid 6 weeks progress reports
VFB (H) Martinsville ~ 7 p.m. (Rec league night)

Sat, Oct 13 CC @ NC Runners Elite ~ Kernersville ~ 9 a.m.
Band to Bassett ~ Drums along the Blue Ridge

Mon, Oct 15 Blood Drive ~ 8 a.m. ~ Aux gym

Tues, Oct 16 JV & V VB (H) Magna Vista ~ 5:30 p.m.

Wed, Oct 17 PSAT ~ Café ~ 9 a.m.
CC @ Dan Daniel ~ 5 Team meet ~ 4:30 p.m.

Thurs, Oct 18 Make up Field Day (only if rained out on 10/11/12)
JV & V VB (A) Martinsville ~5:30 p.m.
JVFB (A) Tunstall ~ 6 p.m.
Jr. / Sr. Beta Induction ~ AUD ~ 7 p.m.

Fri, Oct 19 Early Dismissal ~ 1 p.m.
VFB (A) Tunstall ~ 7 p.m.

Sat, Oct 20 Celebration of Pride ~ Main FB Field ~ 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday October 9, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

MODE School Construction Project Draws 7 Bids.mp3

Water Quality Improvement Plan Contemplated.mp3

PHCC Nursing Students Support Backpack Programs.mp3

Patrick Springs Man Convicted of Statutory Burglary and Multiple Larceny Charges.mp3

Mixed Forecast for Gas Prices.mp3

Tree Seedlings Available Online.mp3


Monday October 8, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Encampment Draws Hundreds of Reenacters.mp3

Focus on Fire Prevention.mp3

Congressman Griffith Receives Endorsements.mp3

Flaccavento Vows to Preserve Medicare.mp3

Romney Tour Bus Spotted in Patrick County.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 660 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - Route 660 (Russell Creek Road) is closed

for repairs to a pipe. Detour signs are be posted. No estimated time for reopening the road has been established.

        * BRIDGE REPAIRS VARIOUS ROUTES - Weather permitting, crews will repair bridges on various route during daytime hours. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic beginning at 7 a.m.  Work is tentatively planned for the following:

·         Rte 704 over Smith River
Rte 58 over Rhody Creek
Rte 8 over Mayo River
Rte 58 over North Fork Mayo River

        * PAVEMENT MARKING - Pavement marking will be performed on all secondary routes throughout the county.  Work will be accomplished using mobile lane closures.  Motorist should watch for warning signs and slow traffic.

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

        * PAVING AND PAVEMENT PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will patch pavement or potholes on various roads.  Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. 

 

Friday October 5, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

PHCC Awarded 2.6-Million in Grants.mp3

Building Inspection Report Indicates Sluggish Patrick Economy.mp3

Historic Ararat Site Hosts Living History Event.mp3

Another Sales Tax Holiday Focuses on Energy Saving Appliances.mp3

Colorful Fall Foliage and Tasty Pancakes Bring Larges Crowds of MOD.mp3

Ferrum Woman Arrested on Forgery & Uttering Indictments.mp3

Patrick County Arrests Henry County Grand Larceny Suspect.mp3

Goode on Ballots in VA and WVA.mp3


Patrick County Animal Pound

1) Boxer-neutered male-fawn with darker face-Found on Pole Bridge Rd and Pleasant View area
2) Lab. mix-male-yellow-Found on New Hope Church Rd
3) Bulldog- neutered male-white black-( he is a large boy)Found on Ararat Hwy near NC border
4)Pekingnese mix-black tan-female-Found on Carter Mt Rd
5) Walker hound -female- tri color-Found on Johnson Creek Rd
6) Red bone coon hound-female- red-Found on Transfer Station Lane
7&8) 2Terrier mix-both female- about 6-7 months old-Looking for their forever home

Jack Russel Terrier -male-gray white tan-From Creasey Chapel Rd

We have several kittens available for adoption also.

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

276-694-6259
 

Thursday October 4, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

All Patrick Public Schools Fully Accredited.mp3

Patrick County's Unemployment Rate Rose in August.mp3

New Voter Registration Cards Mailed.mp3

Fall Fire Season Approaching.mp3

New Restaurant Opens .mp3


Public Service Announcement

The public is invited to attend an informational meeting on the latest project of US 58. The project involves widening an 8-mile section of Route 58 that passes through Carroll, Floyd and  Patrick counties between Meadows of Dan and to the west of Laurel Fork.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 at the Laurel Fork Community Center on Danville Pike. For more information, call  V-DOT at 540 387-5250.
 

Wednesday October 3, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Students Perform Well on SOLs.mp3

Energy Assistance Applications to Be Received.mp3

Duck Derby Raises Thousands for the PARC Workshop.mp3

Public Meeting on Rt. 58 Widening Set.mp3

Weekly VDOT Report.mp3

 

Tuesday October 2, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Boyce Unloads on School Superintendent as Controversy Rages.mp3

Sammy Shelor Named Top Banjo Picker 2012 by IBMA.mp3

Burglary Suspect Arrested on VA Beach.mp3

Two Charged in Patrick County Malicious Wounding Case.mp3

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching.mp3


Cops and Cogs for College
25K, 50K & 100K Bicycle Tour / Fun Race
Saturday October 13, 2012 10AM
Staging at I.C. Dehart Park
2631 Charity Hwy Woolwine, VA 24185
www.copsandcogs.org

October 13, 2012 the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office and the Patrick County Bicycle Club are hosting the 2nd annual Cops and cogs Metric Century Bicycle Challenge to raise money for the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship fund. The annual cycling event draws
participants from all over the east coast. The 64 mile course starts at I. C. Dehart Park in Woolwine, travels mostly back roads, into the eastern part of Patrick County then returns back to I. C. Dehart Park.
Please use cautions when traveling the roads on October 13th. Virginia Stare Law
requires motorists to slow, and pass with care when overtaking a cyclist. Last year participants raved about our citizens and the way they conduct themselves on the highways. We request you take a few more seconds to pass safely and make that lasting impression this year.


VDOT HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ON
ROUTE 58 TRI-COUNTY WIDENING PROJECT


The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to share details regarding the $120 million road construction project that is currently underway to widen 8.2 miles of Route 58 in Carroll, Floyd and Patrick counties. The section of Route 58 is between Meadows of Dan and Laurel Fork.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Laurel Fork Community Center located at 13386 Danville Pike in Laurel Fork. The meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation about the project at 6:15 p.m.

Information about the project will be available for the public to review. Project representatives from VDOT and contractor, Branch Highways, Inc., will be present to answer questions about construction time frames, traffic impacts and access to businesses.
The project entails widening the current two-lane section of Route 58 to a four-lane highway with grassy medians in some areas.
Work on the project is expected to be completed by fall 2015.

Anyone requiring special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting may contact Robbie Williams, P.E., at 540-387-5345, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.


The market will be open this Friday 8 am to 12pm. Come and enjoy a great selection of fall crops. Honduras coffee available for purchase to keep the chill away as you shop. Senior Nutrition and SNAP accepted.

 

Monday October 1, 2012

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Christmas Cheer.mp3

PCHS Marching Band.mp3

Sheriff Dan Smith PSA.mp3

LETS MOVE CHILD OBESITY.mp3

Pancake Day Lions Club.mp3

VDOF ONLINE TREE ORDER.mp3


Press Release
Patrick County Sheriff’s Office

Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith stated Friday that his office has received numerous complaints about suspicious telephone calls targeting senior citizens.  Smith stated that the suspect caller has a foreign accent and claims to be a representative from Dish Network. The caller advises the victim that an upgrade needs to be done on existing equipment located inside of the home. The sheriff stated that the caller goes on to ask for the victim’s credit card number and says it is needed in order to pay a $95 fee to process a work order.  Smith said that so far his residents have recognized this as a scam and have hung up on the suspect before any credit card information was divulged.  “If anyone ever calls you, sends you an email or sends you mail asking for your credit card number or any other personal information, do not respond to them, it is a scam,” the Sheriff said.  Dish Network has been contacted about the situation and have issued warnings regarding the scam as well.  Sheriff Smith said that most of these scams originate in foreign countries, most notably Nigeria, making them nearly impossible to prosecute. “The best way to combat these types of crimes is to educate and inform the public; by doing this we can stay one step ahead of the predators who are committing these acts,” Smith said.


2012 Patrick County Christmas Cheer

The 2012 Patrick County Christmas Cheer applications are now available for pick up at the Patrick County Department of Social Services and at your child’s school. Applications must be completed and returned by Monday, October 22 in order to be considered for Christmas Cheer. Applications may be returned to either location or mailed to Patrick County Christmas Cheer, PO Box 222, Stuart, VA 24171. For anyone interested in making a monetary donation to the Patrick County Christmas Cheer, please make checks payable to Patrick County Christmas Cheer and mail to the above address. Thank you in advance for your support.
 


Patrick County Fair Dance Winners 2012

The following were winners in the PC fair dance contest held Saturday night September 22 2012.

Youth: 1. Daniel McMann  2. Nathan Cassell  3. Isabella Law



Adult:  1. Brenda Jones  2. Marsha Todd  3. Marty Todd



Seniors:  1. Allen Collins  2. Glenn Carter  3. Gene Freeman


PATRICK COUNTY

        * ROUTE 58 PAVING – Crews will pave Route 58 from Route 632 to 0.5 mile east of Route 632. Work will take place on weekdays during daytime hours with flaggers controlling traffic.

        * ROUTE 660 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS - Route 660 (Russell Creek Road) is closed

for repairs to a pipe. Detour signs are be posted. No estimated time for reopening the road has been established.

###     * BRIDGE REPAIRS VARIOUS ROUTES - Weather permitting, crews will repair bridges on various route during daytime hours. Lane closures may be in place with flaggers controlling traffic beginning at 7 a.m.  Work is tentatively planned for the following:

·         Rte 704 over Smith River

·         Rte 58 over Rhody Creek

·         Rte 8 over Mayo River

·         Rte 58 over North Fork Mayo River

        * PAVEMENT MARKING - Pavement marking will be performed on all secondary routes throughout the county.  Work will be accomplished using mobile lane closures.  Motorist should watch for warning signs and slow traffic. The work will continue through Oct.1 

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

        * PAVING AND PAVEMENT PATCHING – Weather permitting, crews will patch pavement or potholes on various roads.  Flaggers may control traffic at times during daylight hours.  Drivers should watch for signs and expect possible delays. 


TRAFFIC ALERT: RAILROAD CROSSING REPAIRS TO CLOSE ROUTE 604 IN HENRY COUNTY

Weather permitting, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Route 604 (Lillian Naff Road) in Henry County will be closed for repairs to the railroad crossing near the Franklin County line.

The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be no posted detours. Drivers will need to seek an alternate route.
 

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