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NEWS ARCHIVE

October 2013

 

 Thursday October 31, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Candidates Discuss School Board-Board of Supervisors Relations.mp3

Retired Teachers Provide Invaluable Voluntary Services to County.mp3

Sammy Shelor Makes Second Late Show TV Appearance.mp3

Halloween Night Safety Tips for Motorists and Pedestrians.mp3

Stuart Man Accused of Multiple Burglaries at Local Thrift Shop.mp3


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Patrick County Volleyball team won in 3 sets last night against Magna Vista. 25-14, 25-19, 25-10. Abby Hutchens had 10 kills and Beth Williams had 28 assists. We play tonight in the Piedmont. District championship against Franklin county at 6 pm. The game will be at Tunstall.

 

 Wednesday October 30, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

4 School Board Candidates Outline Their 3 Top Objectives.mp3

TAC Seeks to BOOST Patrick County Tourism.mp3

Fire Causes Minimal Damage to Stuart Rental House.mp3

Drivers Cautioned of Deer on the Move.mp3

55 New Jobs Being Created in Carroll County.mp3

 

 Tuesday October 29, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

4 School Board Candidates Questioned During Public Forum.mp3

County Goes with VACORP Local Disability Plan.mp3

School Board Lowers FOIA Request Charge.mp3

Reminder from Patrick County Registrar's Office.mp3

More than 5,000 Served During the 2 Pancake Days.mp3


winter sport meeting for all parents and student-athletes

A meeting for all parents and student-athletes interested in playing winter sport including boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling will take place on Wednesday November 6 at 6:45 PM in the auditorium at the Patrick County High School. Pre-season information will be given out during this time that is important for all student-athletes and parents as well as team specific information given out during break out sessions by the individual sports' coaches. 8th grade basketball tryouts will commence on 11/4/13 with all other basketball and wrestling tryouts officially starting on 11/11/13, times to be announced.


First Annual Girls Basketball Clinic

The Patrick County High School Athletic Department is excited to announce the First Annual Girls Basketball Clinic. On Saturday November 9, the PCHS girls basketball staff will conduct a free coaching clinic for all registered local recreation and local AAU coaches. Registration will begin 9:30 AM and the clinic will begin at 10:00 AM and last till approximately 11:30. For those coaches in attendance a free camp will be conducted for their teams at the conclusion of the coaching clinic. For more information contact Athletic Director Kirk Renegar at Patrick County High School 694-7137.
 


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Cougars won in the first round of the Piedmont district tournament to Martinsville.  25-9, 25-7, 25-7.  Beth Williams had 26 assists and 7 aces.  Ashley Lyon and Logan Martin had 10 points a piece.  We will play the winners of Tunstall/Magna Vista on Wednesday October 30 at Tunstall.  Game time 6 pm.

 

 Monday October 28, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

E3 Grant Funds Available to Patrick and Henry Counties and Martinsville City.mp3

Stormwater Management Plan Draft Due in Mid-December.mp3

Health Fair Attracts Several Hundred People.mp3

Smart Home Technology Will Benefit J.B. Kerns.mp3

VDOT Road Report for Patrick County This Week.mp3


The Stuart Farmers Market will be open this Friday from 8 am to 12 pm. Great selection of fall vegetables~ kale, greens, broccoli and apples. Eggs, beef, baked items and crafts available.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 103 LANE CLOSURE – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 103 near
Route 645 in Claudville for maintenance work on weekdays during daylight hours.

* ROUTE 645 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 645 (Hatchers Chapel Road) on weekdays during daylight hours, for bridge repairs.

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

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

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

 

 Wednesday October 23, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Phase 2 Construction of Dan River and Mayo River Trails Approved.mp3

Patrick County School Bus Drivers Honored.mp3

12,136 Patrick Countians Registered to Vote on Nov. 5th.mp3

Groundbreaking for Cpl. Kerns' Smart Home Set.mp3

Primland Continues to Earn Valuable Recognition in Travel Industry.mp3


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team lost 1-2 yesterday to Franklin County, 25-13, 20-25, 10-15. Melanie Roberson had 19 assists and Kristin Harris had 7kills. Melissa Pendleton and Hannah Hylton had 5 kills a piece. AK Scruggs had 14 digs. They are 12-7 overall and 11-2 in the district. They will finish their season at home on Thursday against Martinsville at PCHS.

The varsity won 3-1 last night against Franklin, 25-23, 25-23, 17-25, 25-20. Beth Williams had 32 assists. Tkeyah Hines had 11 kills and Samantha Smith had 10 kills. Logan Martin had 21 digs for the night. Julia Hutchens had 18 service points. They are 17-2 for the season and 13-0 in the district. We also play on Thursday at PCHS where we will honor our seven seniors.
 

 Tuesday October 22, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

County to Proceed with Second Phases of Dan River and Mayo River Trails.mp3

MODE On Target for December Completion.mp3

New Stormwater Management Regulations Criticized by BOS.mp3

Patrick County's Unemployment Rate Drops to New 5-Year Low.mp3

2,595 Served during 1st of 2 MOD Pancake Days.mp3

VDOT Patrick County Road Report.mp3


SALE OF “THE THOMPSON HOUSE”
BY THE TOWN OF STUART
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013, AT 10:00 A.M.
120 EAST BLUE RIDGE STREET
STUART, VIRGINIA 24171

NOTICE is hereby given to the public that the parcel of real property knows as “The Thompson House” will be sold at public auction on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013, AT 10:00 A.M. ON THE PREMISES AT 120 E. BLUE RIDGE STREET.

This parcel of land contains 0.47 acre as shown on plat of survey dated October 15, 2013, and prepared by Patrick N. Hall, LS. Copies of the plat are available at the Town Office and at the office of the Town Attorney. This property also includes a smaller dwelling having as its address 118 E. Blue Ridge Street.

The general warranty deed to the winning bidder will require the purchaser to make certain improvements to both properties within two (2) years from the date of the deed. If the purchaser fails to make these improvements within the 2-year period, the property will revert back to Town ownership.
These requirements, which will be in the deed, are as follows:

A. For The Thompson House at 120 East Blue Ridge Street:

1. Installation of a new metal roof in conformity with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (“the SBC”).

2. Replacement of all the gutters, including replacement of any damaged fascia board behind such gutters.

3. Installation of a new, replacement heating system in conformity with the SBC, and adequate to heat both above-ground stories of the dwelling.

4. Any appropriate repairs to the interior plaster and gypsum wallboard walls, and painting thereof.

5. Painting of the exterior of the dwelling.

6. Rewiring of any circuit more than fifteen (15) years older from to date of this deed.

B. For the smaller dwelling at 118 East Blue Ridge Street:
1. Installation of a new metal roof in conformity with the SBC and equal in color and style to that installed on the Thompson house.
2. Replacement of all gutters, including replacement of any damaged fascia board behind the gutters.
3. One (1) thorough pressure-washing of the dwelling’s exterior, including the porch/deck.
4. Refurbishment of both exterior doors.
5. Replacement of both storm doors.

In lieu of the forgoing work, on the smaller structure, the owner will have the option of demolishing it to grade, and otherwise in a manner satisfactory to the Town.
All work on both properties must comply with the SBC, and must otherwise conform to customary standards of workmanship and quality.
Interested persons may arrange an inspection of these properties by contacting the Town Office at 694-3811. This property is sold “AS-IS,” with no warranties except as to good and marketable fee simple title.
Terms of sale will include payment in cash or by good check, with a deposit of Ten Percent (10%) of the bid price at time of sale. Additional terms may be announced at the time of sale.

For further information, contact Terry Tilley, Town Manager, at (276) 694-3811,
or Chris Corbett, Town Attorney, at (276) 694-7145.
 

 Monday October 21, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

BOS to Discuss Proposed Storm Water Ordinance.mp3

School Board Chooses VACORP Local Disability Plan.mp3

Town to Seek Grants for Wastewater Plant and Water System Improvements.mp3

New Town Garbage Truck Delivery Delayed.mp3

New Library e-books Launched.mp3

Apple Dumpling Fest Draws Sizeable Crowd Despite Drizzle.mp3

Juvenile Injured in Single-Car Mishap.mp3


Apple Dumpling Festival 5k

The Apple Dumpling Festival 5k was held on October 19, 2013 in Downtown Stuart. We had 80 participants to come run or walk through downtown Stuart and the Rail Trail. Pictured are the overall winners. Left to Right. 3rd female overall ~ Rania Brim, 2nd female overall ~ Brandy Arnold, 1st female overall~ Lindsay Smart. 3rd overall male~ Dwayne Williams, 1st overall~ Bailey Holt. Not pictured is 2nd overall ~ Mark Joyce. Thank you to our sponsors: EMI Security, Clark Gas & Oil, Honduras Coffee Shop, Dr. David Jones, Patrick County Eye Associates, and Outdoor Entertainment.


Shakespeare to be Celebrated in “The Rustics’ Tale,” at PCHS


This coming weekend Shakespeare comes alive in a unique one act play at Patrick County High School in Stuart, Virginia.

Patrick County High School and Patrick County Career and Vocational Center are pleased to announce their Theatre Arts production of “The Rustics’ Play,” Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26 at 7:01 pm and Sunday, October 27 at 3:01 pm.

Taking the adventures of a group of novice actors from the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and combining them into a 30 minute adventure has been an exciting challenge for the students at PCHS and their director, Mark Donnell.

“This year’s one act play provides a unique opportunity to introduce Shakespeare in an entertaining format,” notes Donnell. “The students have been working to master not just the words of this famous play but the real meaning behind the humor which has captured audiences for hundreds of years. In addition, we have added the talents of three student musicians to make each performance that much more fun.”

Fun is not limited to the words of this famous script. The audience will find themselves intimately involved in the staging of this fast paced program as they transport themselves to the 5 separate venues located in the area around the auditorium.

Director Donnell explains: “This production begins, as one might expect, in our auditorium space but the audience quickly realizes that things are different as they relocate to various lobbies, all within a short excursion from the starting point. It is an easy journey by short walk or elevator and everything is accessible on foot or by wheel chair. The use of different locales will provide a whole new dimension in performance for audience and actors alike. We are excited to share this with our school and the public.”

Another unique feature of this show is its price: Audience members are encouraged to select their own admission price making this a production everyone can afford.


What? “The Rustics’ Tale from A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
When? Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26 at 7:01 pm and Sunday, October 27 at 3:01 pm
Where? Patrick County High School Auditorium
Price? Whatever you care to pay. All donations are appreciated
Who? This is a family friendly play open to all ages, 5 and up.
Information? PCHS 276.694.7137

“The Rustics’ Tale” Cast & Crew Photo:
Front row: Tyler Justice
2nd Row: Kevin Bowman, Erin Turner, Beth Boyd, Andrea Thomas
3rd Row: Nick Rodgers, Kaila Carpenter, Cheyenne Hughes, Carla Thomas, Nick Spencer
Back Row: Mikayla Tilley, Caitlin Barbour, Helen Dawson, Mark Donnell
Photo by Savanah Bowman
 


HOMESTEAD TO OFFER AARP
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE


Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver's licenses, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.
The Reynolds Homestead will be offering an opportunity for older drivers to take the AARP Driver Safety Course on Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day.
By taking a driver safety course participants will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
Many insurance companies offer discounts up to 15% for completion. Please check with your provider to see if you qualify. Zeke and Vy Zanatos will be the instructors for the course. 2:00 p.m. each day. Snacks will be provided, but participants should bring a bag lunch.
The cost of the course is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-members. These prices will go up in January. Certification is good for three years. Call the Reynolds Homestead to register as seating is limited.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

 * ROUTE 58 LANE CLOSURE – Lane closures will be in place with flaggers and pilot trucks directing traffic on Route 58 near Lovers Leap for curb installation.  The closures will be in place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* ROUTE 103 LANE CLOSURE – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 103 near Route 645 in Claudville for maintenance work on weekdays during daylight hours.

        * ROUTE 645 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 645 (Hatchers Chapel Road) on weekdays during daylight hours, for bridge repairs.

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

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

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

 

 Friday October 18, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Two Missing Ginseng Hunters Found and Charged with Trespassing.mp3

Town Proceeds with Plans to Sell Thompson House.mp3

Celebration of Pride Showcases Marching Cougars Band.mp3

Fall Foliage and Flapjacks Prove Winning Combination.mp3

Town Window Decorating Contest Winners Announced.mp3

12th Annual Stuart Apple Dumpling Festival Tomorrow.mp3


Patrick County Animal Pound List

1) Terrier large type-female- black-Found on Five Forks Rd
2) Doberman Pincher-male-black tan- Found on Nunn Farms
3) Pit mix- tan- female-Found on BC Lane/ in the Dry Pond area
4) Puppy-male mix breed with a bob tail- brown-has a collar on-Found on Johnson Creek
5) Great Pyrenees-2 year old female-white-Needs a home
6) Border Collie mix-young female-black white-Needs a home

 We have several kittens available for adoption at this time.
Remember to call the pound if you are missing or would like to adopt a pet.
276-694-6259


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team won 2-1 against Tunstall last night, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13. Melanie Roberson had 20 assists. Kristin Harris had 9 kills and Anna Katherine Scruggs had 9 digs. They are 12-6 overall and 11-1 in the district.

The varsity also won against Tunstall last night 3-0, 25-12, 25-12,25-14. Beth Williams had 26 assists, 2 aces and 4 digs. Tkeyah Hines had 10 kills and 5 blocks. Abby Hutchens had 7 kills and Julia Hutchens had 13 points, 2 aces and 6 digs. They are now 16-2 overall and 12-0 in the district.

Our next game is Tuesday October 22nd at Franklin County.
 

 Thursday October 17, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

County Officials Cautiously Optimistic about Special Project.mp3

Committee Formed to Review PCHS Grading Policies.mp3

Increasingly Caring Hearts Free Clinic Depends Upon Local Funds.mp3

School Board Candidates Forum Scheduled.mp3

Friends of the Reynolds Homestead to Meet.mp3


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 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 race on Sunday, Oct. 27 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
 

$13.5 MILLION IN CONTRACTS AWARDED FOR PAVING AND ROAD RESURFACING IN THE SALEM DISTRICT

In September, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded 10 contracts totaling approximately $13.5 million for paving and road maintenance in the Salem District.

At their September 18 meeting in Fredericksburg, the CTB awarded five contracts totaling approximately $6.1 million for paving along some secondary routes in Henry, Franklin, Bedford, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Carroll and Floyd counties. The contracts were awarded to Adams Construction Co. of Roanoke.

Two contracts totaling approximately $5.1 million for paving and resurfacing in Bedford, Franklin and Henry counties were awarded to Templeton Paving, LLC of Lynchburg.

Additionally, two contracts for road resurfacing was awarded to Whitehurst Paving Company, Incorporated of Richmond valued at approximately $2 million for work in Bedford, Franklin, Henry and Patrick counties.

A contact in the amount of $301, 078 was awarded to APAC-Atlantic, Inc. of Greensboro, NC for paving various secondary routes in Franklin County.

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


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team beat Halifax monday night 2-1. 25-20, 21-25, 15-7. Brooke Holt had 10 points and Mikayla Hill had 8 points. Cassidy Largen had 6 kills and Hanna Hylton had 6 kills and 2 blocks. They are 11-6 overall and 10-1 in the district.

The varsity team won 3-1 against Halifax. 25-21, 19-25, 25-15, 25-13. Tkeyah Hines and Karleigh Wilkinson had 10 kills and 4 solo blocks. Samantha Smith and Abby Hutchens both had 8 kills. Beth Williams had 33 assists. They are now 15-2 and 11-0 in the district.

Our next game is tonight at Tunstall.
 

 Wednesday October 16, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Security Equipment Grant Accepted by School Board.mp3

Eastridge Tells School Board Hazelwood's Return to Adult Ed Critical.mp3

Town Council Meets Tonight at 7.mp3

Mill Creek Bridge Replacement Begins.mp3

Scarecrow Contest Announced.mp3

Claudville Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Indictments.mp3

Stokes Mother Killed and 2 Children Injured in Auto Crash.mp3

 

 Tuesday October 15, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Dr. Morris' Paid Medical Leave Extended to Mar. 31, 2014.mp3

School Board Seeks to Accommodate Citizens Regarding Meeting Time and Place.mp3

Fall Fire Season Begins Today, Oct. 15th.mp3

PCHS Homecoming Queen and King Crowned.mp3

Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Nov. 5 Election.mp3

 

 Monday October 14, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Questioned by Citizen about Money Matters.mp3

Philpott Closes.mp3

Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop Reopens.mp3

Rain Affects Turnout at Woolwine October Festival.mp3

Lord's Acre is an Outreach Ministry of Various Churches.mp3

Bassett Man Faces Patrick County Firearms Charge.mp3

Human Remains Found in Franklin County Identified.mp3

VDOT Road Watch.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 58 LANE CLOSURE – Lane closures will be in place with flaggers and pilot trucks directing traffic on Route 58 near Lovers Leap for curb installation. The closures will be in place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* ROUTE 103 LANE CLOSURE – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 103 near
Route 645 in Claudville for maintenance work on weekdays during daylight hours.

* ROUTE 645 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 645 (Hatchers Chapel Road) on weekdays during daylight hours, for bridge repairs.

### * ROUTE 703 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 15, Route 703 (Kroger Mill Road) will be closed as crews repair the bridge over the North Mayo River. The work will be complete on Friday, Oct. 18.

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

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

 Friday October 11, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Asked to Restore Early Retirement Incentive Program.mp3

Stuart Christmas Parade to Start at 4 p.m. this Year.mp3

Ararat Man Convicted of Drug Distribution, Nuisance, and Firearms Charges.mp3

Burglary Suspect Arrested on Indictments.mp3

Reynolds Homestead to Host Jazz on the Lawn.mp3
 


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team won against Bassett last night in two sets25-4, 25-13. Cassidy Largen, Hanna Hylton and Kristin Harris each had 4 kills. Melanie Roberson had 12 assists. They are 10-6 overall and 9-1 in the district.

The varsity team won 3-1 last night.25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 25-13.
Beth Williams had 50 assists and 2 aces for the night. Abby Hutchens had 12 kills while Kaleigh Griffith and Tkeyah Hines had 9 kills a piece. They are 14-2 overall and 10-0 in the district.

Our next game is Tuesday October 15th at home against Halifax. Jv starts at 5pm.
 

 Thursday October 10, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

PCHS On-Time Graduation Rate Tops State Rate.mp3

School Board Meets This Afternoon at SES.mp3

Alzheimer's Fundraisers Net Approximately $4,000.mp3

NC Man Sentenced to Over 50 Years on Burglary Convictions.mp3

Burglary and Larceny Suspect Arrested.mp3

Patrick County Bridge Replacement Scheduled.mp3


TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF ROUTE 701 IN PATRICK COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT 

SALEM – Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, a section of Route 701 (Stella Road) in Patrick County will close to replace the bridge over Mill Creek. 

The road will be closed between Route 628 (Dick and Willie Road) and Route 833 (Stella Loop).

A detour will be in place. Weather permitting, the work will be complete in mid-November.

For traffic related information visit www.511Virginia.org .


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team lost last night to Carroll County 25-16, 25-12.

The varsity team lost in 5 sets last night also to Carroll County. 19-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 6-15. Samantha Smith had 9 kills. Abby Hutchens and Karleigh Wilkinson each had 8 kills. Beth Williams had 32 assists. We are now 13-2 overall.

We play at Bassett tonight. Jv start time is 5 pm.
 

 Wednesday October 9, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Punctuation Error in Wording of Meals Tax Question May Be Significant.mp3

Sheriff Says Arrests Up in Patrick County.mp3

Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances Returns.mp3

Drug Distribution Cases Tried in September Circuit Court Term.mp3


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball won tonight against GW Danville 25-9, 25-18. They are now 9-5 overall and 8-1 in the district. Savannah Moorefield had 10 points and 3 kills. Melanie Roberson had 10 points and 16 assists. Kristin Harris had 7 kills.

The varsity team also won tonight 25-13, 25-4, 25-10 . Tkeyah Hines had 9 kills and Abby Hutchens had 6 kills. Beth Williams had 19 assists and 4 aces. Anna Shough had 5 aces and Ashley Lyon had 4 aces. They are now 13-1 overall and 9-0 in the district.

We play tomorrow night against Carroll County away. Jv game time is at 5:30 with varsity to follow.
 

 Tuesday October 8, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Energy Assistance Program Opens for Applications Today.mp3

New AD Seeks to Address PCHS Athletic Facility Needs.mp3

Taxpayer Watchdog Group Launches Media Campaign to Defeat Meal's Tax.mp3

Patrick Springs Man Charged with Threatening to Bomb Occupied Building.mp3

PCEA Endorses Incumbent Brimm for Dan River School Board Seat.mp3
 


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND BOWLING!!!

Come join your Patrick County Football Team, Family and Friends at Tin Pen Alley as we have a fun night of bowling, food, and fun!
This is our opportunity to introduce the public to the football team and
showcase some of the players achievements so far this year.
The players will be in jerseys at the bowling alley.

When: October 14, 2013 from 6-8pm.
Where: Tin Pen Alley - 511 W. Blue Ridge Street in Stuart
***Chef Geoff will have “The Grill” fired up for everyone!!!***


PATRICK COUNTY ALZHEIMER'S GROUP LLC
PO BOX 1301
STUART, VIRGINIA 24171


Dear Riders, Walkers, Workers and Donators:

The Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group LLC was formed 9 years ago to assist the Alzheimer Patient’s in this area and to aid the Care-Givers of Alzheimer Patients. We have assisted with funds for Research to the National Group, Alzheimer Memory Gardens, Equipment, Sitters, Supplies, and Education of the professional citizens in our area, as well as Caregivers. This has been made possible by the Memory Rides, Bingo Radiothons, WHEO Jamboree, the Memory Walk, Car Shows, Bake Sales and generous donations that are supported by the wonderful workers, donators and participants of all of our money making events.
The members of the Alzheimer’s Group of Patrick County would like to Thank You for supporting our cause in making these events a success. ! As always the People of Patrick County always CARE!!
Thank you again for all your donations and support.

The Alzheimer’s Group of Patrick County LLC
Meetings First Monday night of each month at 7 pm at the Blue Ridge Nursing Center in the downstairs Activity Room.

Together we can MOVE a nation to end Alzheimer’s!!!
 


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Patrick County Planning Commission will meet on
Tuesday, October 15th at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor
conference room of the Patrick County Veteran’s
Memorial Building.
 

 Monday October 7, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Christmas Cheer Campaign Launched.mp3

Obamacare Explained to Local Audience.mp3

Cement Truck Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Mishap.mp3

American History Relived at Laurel Hill.mp3

Burglary Suspect Arrested.mp3

VDOT Road Watch.mp3


*Homecoming*
This Friday October 11th 2013 - 7:00 PM

vs GW-Danville at PCHS


Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Friday from 8 am to 12 pm. Fresh produce, meats, eggs and baked items available. Master Gardeners' will be conducting a seed saving swap. Bring your vegetable and flower seeds to swap.

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Apple Dumpling Festival 5k on October 19 at 8 am. Registration starts at 7 am. Downtown Stuart. For more information contact the race director Rebecca Adcock 276-229-9917 or rebajksn@aol.com . Registration forms available at http://visitstuartva.com/events/event/apple-dumpling-festival-october-19/

Stuart Christmas Parade is changing time. The annual town Christmas parade will be at 4 pm this year.

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PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 58 LANE CLOSURE – Lane closures will be in place with flaggers and pilot trucks directing traffic on Route 58 near Lovers Leap for curb installation. The closures will be in place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* ROUTE 58 LANE CLOSURES – Various portions of Route 58 east and westbound lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. for latex applications Sunday, Sept. 29 through Wednesday, Oct 2.

* ROUTE 103 LANE CLOSURE – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 103 near Route 645 in Claudville for maintenance work on weekdays during daylight hours.

* ROUTE 645 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 645 (Hatchers Chapel Road) on weekdays during daylight hours, for bridge repairs.

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

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

 Friday October 4, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Energy Assistance Program Applications Accepted.mp3

Scam Artists Try to Capitalize on Obamacare.mp3

WHEO Radio Fund Drive Raises Over $2,000 for Alzheimers Group.mp3

NJ Man Charged with Identity Theft by Patrick Deputies.mp3

Tree Planting Initiative Promoted to Patrick Landowners.mp3

Delegate Calls for Special Session to Consider Shutdown Relief Bill.mp3

Blood Drive Exceeds Goal.mp3


Christmas Cheer applications are now available

The 2013 Patrick County Christmas Cheer applications are now available for pick up at the Patrick County Department of Social Services, Patrick County Adult Learning Center, Piedmont Community Service, and at your child’s school.  Applications must be completed and returned by Monday, October 21 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.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
5K RUN TO CURE DIABETES


November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Reynolds Homestead will open its private course to raise money for JDRF with a 5K Run to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m.
All ages and experience levels (even walkers!) are encouraged to participate in this fundraiser for JDRF, which seeks improve lives of those with diabetes while continuing to research for a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
T-shirts will be available for the first 75 who register for the event (in order to get the specific size you want, you must register by October 23). The cost to participate is $20 for adults and $10 for students and all proceeds will go directly to the JDRF. T-shirts have been graciously donated by Ray and Nancy Dietz. Nancy will also be serving as honorary Chairperson of the Run to Cure Diabetes.
Special hand-made diabetes awareness awards will be presented to the top 3 male and top 3 female runners overall, as well as the top runner in each age category.
Registrations are due no later than Friday, November 1, and may be obtained by calling 276-694-7181 or visiting www.reynoldshomestead.vt.edu and click on Calendar of Events.
The course is a hilly, beautiful mountain and woods trail that is only open to the public twice a year. Because the trail runs through forestry research property, it is rarely available for general usage. The course is well-maintained and marked, thanks to forestry staff Kyle Peer, Clay Sawyers, and Debbie Bird, and it should provide a gorgeous run in the fall.
Registration forms will be available at several locations throughout the area, as well as the Reynolds Homestead website. If you would like to have a form e-mailed to you, please contact Lisa Martin at martinlm@vt.edu.
 


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv volleyball team won last night against Magna Vista 25-18, 25-17.  Melanie Roberson had 18 assists.  Hanna Hylton had 6 kills and Cassidy Largen and Kristin Harris had 5 kills a piece. Savannah Moorefield had 12 points and 4 aces. They are now 8-5 overall and 7-1 in the district.

The varsity team also won.  25-22, 25-18, 25-20.  Tkeyah Hines had 10 kills, Karleigh Wilkinson had 7 kills and 2 blocks.  Logan Martin had 14 digs and 3 aces.  They are now 12-1 and 8-0 in the district.

We play at home on Tuesday October 8th against GW Danville.


Virginia State Parks remain open

All 36 Virginia State Parks remain open to the public. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, managers of the park system, have received numerous inquiries from the public concerned that the state parks are being affected by the federal government shutdown. False Cape State Park in southern Virginia Beach is the only Virginia State Park affected. Primary access to the park is through the federal Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which is closed because of the shutdown.

“All Virginia State Parks remain open for business during this prime fall season,” said DCR’s State Parks Director Joe Elton. “Schedules have not changed, reservations are being honored, and all programs remain intact. False Cape remains open, although it can now only be accessed through North Carolina or by boat across Back Bay.”

October marks the beginning of a busy fall, leaf viewing season for the state parks. Foliage is beginning to turn in the western part of the state, particularly at higher elevation parks such as Grayson Highlands in Grayson County or Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge. Cabins at 16 parks statewide and campgrounds at 24 state parks are popular attractions during the fall leaf viewing season. More than 500 miles of state park hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails offer visitors the opportunity to view the fall foliage and outdoor scenery at their own pace.

For more information on Virginia’s 36-award winning Virginia State Parks call toll-free 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or go to www.virginiastateparks.gov
 

 Thursday October 3, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

PCPS Achieve Federal and State Benchmarks.mp3

Federal Government Shutdown Stalls Local Unemployment Data.mp3

State Parks Open Despite Federal Shutdown.mp3

48th Annual Pancake Days Oct. 20 and 27.mp3

Ferrum College Celebrates Centennial Year.mp3

Stuart Rotary Club Honors Fair Volunteers.mp3

 

 Wednesday October 2, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Government Shutdown Impacts Parkway Attractions.mp3

Newspaper Report on Cougar Statue Criticized.mp3

Planning Commission Will Work to Resolve Subdivision Ordinance Issues.mp3

Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 15th.mp3

Bridge Replacement Announced.mp3


Patrick county volleyball
by Heidi Moore  - Health and PE - Varsity Volleyball Coach

The Jv team won against Martinsville 25-12, 25-9. Melanie Roberson had 10 points and Brooke Holt had 9. They are now 7-5 overall and 6-1 in the district.

The varsity team won as well last night. 25-5, 25-15, 25-5.  Karleigh Wilkinson had 7 kills. Anna Shough had 4 aces and Ashley Lyon had 3.  They are 11-1 and 7-0 in the district.  

Our next game is Thursday October 3rd at Magna Vista.


Stuart Farmers Market will be open this friday October 4 from 8 am to 12 pm. Fresh produce, baked items, eggs, meats and crafts available. Flu Shots provided by Pioneer community Hospital for $25 cash or check.

Apple Dumpling Festival 5k, October 19 at 8 am . Registration starts at 7 am at the food Bank in downtown Stuart. For more information contact Rebecca Adcock 276-229-9917 or rebajksn@aol.com , or http://visitstuartva.com/events/event/apple-dumpling-festival-october-19/
 

 Tuesday October 1, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Fall Fire Season Starts Oct. 15th.mp3

Local EMS Response Plan Aims at Consistent, Reliable Service.mp3

Ride Raises Over $4,200 for Shane Rogers Mermorial Scholarship Fund.mp3

Library to Host Program on Affordable Care Act.mp3

Claudville Man Charged with Fail to Register as Violent Sex Offender.mp3

Injured Road Worker Listed in Good Condition.mp3

Move Over Law Promoted.mp3


ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Virginia Department of Social Services is accepting applications for the first phase of the Energy Assistance Program from Tuesday, October 08,2013 through Friday, November 8, 2013. This program assists qualifying Patrick County residents with the cost of heating their homes. Applicants must meet financial requirements and have a viable heat source. (It is only a supplemental program and will not cover the entire amount needed to heat a home for the entire heating season.) Even though residents must apply within the next month, they will not receive the assistance until after the first of next year which is the coldest part of the winter.

Customers who heat with electricity must provide a copy of their current bill to prove their account number when applying.

The income of all household members, for the previous month, must be verified, whatever the source.

Benefit amounts for qualifying households will be determined in mid-December if funds are available from the Federal Government. A notice will then be sent to each household indicating the approved benefit amount. Notices will be sent to ineligible households immediately following the processing of the application.

Benefit levels are based on household size, income, fuel type and geographic area of the Commonwealth.

In most cases, home heating payments will be made to the vendors who provide the fuel or services. However, homes using wood or coal or those having limited fuel storage capacity may receive direct payments

PLEASE NOTE: Some households presently on Food Stamps and who received Fuel assistance last year MAY receive a Notice of Approval and not need to submit an application nor sign and return the paper they receive. It is very important, however, to check the information on the Notice of Approval and contact your local Social Services office, either by phone or in person, if there are any changes.

Any resident of Patrick County needing further information can contact the Patrick County Department of Social Services at 106 Rucker Street, Suite 128, in Stuart or call 276-694-3328. You may also apply on line @ commonhelp.virginia.gov 
 


TRAFFIC ALERT: SECTION OF ROUTE 701 IN PATRICK COUNTY TO CLOSE FOR BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, a section of Route 701 (Stella Road) in Patrick County will close to replace the bridge over Mill Creek.

The road will be closed between Route 628 (Dick and Willie Road) and Route 833 (Stella Loop).

A detour will be in place. Weather permitting, the work will be complete in mid-November.

For traffic related information visit www.511Virginia.org


Ferrum College celebrating 100th Year of operation

Ferrum College is celebrating it's 100th Year of operation this weekend October 4-5. They will have a parade thru campus on Friday afternoon around 4pm and need convertibles to carry dignitaries and campus officials in the short parade.
If anyone has a convertible and would like to participate in the parade please call Bruce Griffith at 694-6969.
Should be at the tennis courts on lower central campus to start around 4 pm and expect to leave around 6 pm.
 

Ferrum College Plans Panther Homecoming of a Century!

The College will celebrate its Centennial with a full weekend of exciting events Oct. 4 - 6.
This weekend Ferrum College will host dozens of special events to celebrate a century during its Centennial Celebration Homecoming Oct. 4 – 6, 2013. Open to all, the weekend is filled with a wide range of activities including concerts, picnics, fireworks, a parade, exhibits including one about the College's Centennial, athletic events, a 5K run/walk, outdoor adventures, a theatre performance and more. More information and registration details may be found at www.ferrum.edu

For the Centennial Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 4, the community is invited to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy live music, a real southern-style BBQ picnic, and a variety of family festival entertainment, as well as a parade and fireworks. Music performances will include acoustic gypsy jazz and Appalachian tunes by Two Old Geezers with National Flatpicking Champion Scott Fore; blues and vintage rock by Kerosene Willy; hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti, and beach music by the 14-Karat Gold Band. The finale for the Centennial Festival will include a special performance by the renowned TAMS and an exciting fireworks exhibition over Adams Lake. All Festival events are FREE except the BBQ picnic, which is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6–12, and free for children 5 and under. Ferrum College students, faculty and staff with a College ID may eat for free.
Saturday’s events include the Panther Tracks 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Saint James United Methodist Church Food Bank and Cystic Fibrosis. Registration takes place at 8 a.m. in Hart Plaza on campus and the race begins at 9 a.m. All students, families, alumni and community members are welcome to join in this annual on-campus fundraiser. Race-day registration is $20. Ferrum College students admitted with three cans of food.

To mark the Ferrum College Centennial, everyone is invited to be on hand as a treasure trove of history marking the celebration and depicting the campus today is buried in a Centennial Time Capsule at 12:30 p.m. on the Franklin Hall lawn.
Also on Saturday, Ferrum College Outdoor Adventure staff is hosting a morning canoe float around Chapman Pond on campus and a rock climbing tower trip, each at 10:30 a.m. While both adventures are complimentary, pre-registration is required and only a limited number of space remains for each event. To register, contact the Ferrum Outdoors Program at 540-365-4324 or ferrumoutdoors@ferrum.edu

Athletic events Saturday include the Women’s Lacrosse Fall Ball at 9 a.m. on the Practice Field behind Chapman Hall; the Softball Alumni Game at 10 a.m. at the softball field; the Varsity Tennis Alumni Match at 10 a.m. at the tennis courts next to the Y.M.C.A.; the Women’s and Men’s Basketball Alumni Games in Swartz Gym at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively; and the Alumni Baseball Celebration at 11:30 a.m. at Panther Field.

The official Ferrum College 100-year birthday party will take place during the Centennial Celebration Tailgate on Bassett Field from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. prior to the Homecoming Football Game. A special children’s area, hosted by the Recreation, Health and Human Performance, and Social Work departments, and plenty of music and entertainment will be open to all. A picnic meal will also be available for $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 – 12, and free for children 5 and under. Those planning to park at the tailgate must contact the Alumni Office for the required parking permit by calling 540-365-4216.

Following the Centennial Celebration Tailgate, the Panthers will take on Greensboro College for the Homecoming Football Game at 2 p.m. in W.B. Adams Stadium. Game tickets will be available at the gate for $5 each.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, a special Centennial Hike is planned at the newly-gifted Ferrum College DeHart Botanical Gardens in Patrick County. Hikers will depart campus at 9 a.m. from the John Wesley Hall parking lot to join benefactor Allen DeHart and Jeanine Howard along with her colleagues in the Master Gardener Program on a walk through a section of the College’s new “outdoor laboratory.” Transportation is provided but pre-registration is required by calling 540-365-4216.

Also on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., Reverend Herbert Hobbs will lead a worship service in honor of the Ferrum College Centennial in Vaughn Chapel. Ferrum College musicians along with the Collegiates, under the direction of Professor Susan Spataro, will accompany the devotions.

Following the Centennial Worship Service, a Volleyball Alumni Match will be held in Swartz Gym at 11 a.m. as well as the dedication of the “Methodist Room” in Stanley Library, also at 11 a.m., which will be followed by a reception until noon. The Methodist Room in Stanley Library holds the archives of the UMW founders of Ferrum College and is named in honor and in memory of John Wesley II, and Wes and Oneida Wingfield Inge. Speakers will include Ethel W. Born, Ferrum College Trustee and author of “Because They Had the Vision…United Methodist Women & Ferrum College, the First 100 Years.”

The weekend events wrap up with a special Centennial Celebration matinee performance at 2 p.m. in Sale Theatre of “The Mark Twain Show” by Professor Emeritus Rex Stephenson, creator of the Jack Tale Players and the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre. In the spirit of Ferrum’s motto, “Not Self, But Others,” the Blue Ridge Performing Arts Series is sponsoring the one-man show depicting the life of Mark Twain, written and performed by Dr. Stephenson. Space is limited for this free performance. Contact the Alumni Office at 540-365-4216 to make reservations.

More information is available about these and other events at www.ferrum.edu


SALEM VAMC OFFERS DRIVE THRU FLU VACCINES

Enrolled Veterans are invited to use our new Drive Thru convenience to get their FREE annual flu vaccine at Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Monday through Friday, October 7 – November 15, rain or shine, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm (except Federal Holidays - October 14 and November 11). Salem VAMC employees may also take advantage of the Drive Thru convenience.

Vaccines will be given by experienced Nursing staff near Building 17 at the west front gate of the medical center at 1970 Roanoke Boulevard; Salem, VA 24153. The Drive Thru facility replaces the Building 12 location for flu vaccines used in previous years. Veterans may still receive the flu vaccine in their Primary Care clinic during an appointment.

Veterans must be enrolled in the VA system to receive the vaccine; Veterans with a VA ID card should bring it with them. Employees must show their Salem VAMC ID card.

Salem VAMC’s Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Danville, Lynchburg, Staunton, Tazewell, and Wytheville will also offer flu vaccines (inside their facilities) during the same dates during their normal business hours.

See Salem VAMC’s website at www.salem.va.gov, and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SalemVAMC Questions may be referred to (540) 982-2463, ext. 3547.
 

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