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NEWS ARCHIVE

September 2013

 Monday September 30, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Division Complies with Belcher's FOIA Request.mp3

Scholarship Ride Honors Memory of PCHS Student.mp3

Duck Derby Raises Funds for PARC Workshop.mp3

New Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector Hired.mp3

Up to 500 Attend Health and Wellness Fair.mp3

VDOT Traffic Alert.mp3


 https://www.healthcare.gov/

Questions? Call 1-800-318-2596


MATH FUN NIGHT AT HRMS

Approximately 75 parents and students discovered how much fun math can be on Sept. 26th at HRMS during the Math Fun night. Brenda Barrow, known as The Math Lady, shared her math expertise with those present. She had approximately 100 fun math activities for parents and students to work/play. Students answered questions to some tricky problems to win prizes. For example, if you have nine and add five more how can the answer be two...I'll give you a hint, look at a clock. At HRMS we want students to know Math is fun and it is all around us everyday.
Thank you to parents and grandparents and students that came to our Math Fun night.
 


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

The Jv volleyball won against Franklin county last Thursday night in two sets. 25-13, 25-19. Savannah Moorefield 15 points. Melanie Roberson 6 points and 9 assists. Cassidy 3 kills and Kristin Harris 4 kills. They are 6-5 overall and 5-1 in the district.

The varsity team won 3-0 last Thursday night. 25-23, 25-22, 25-23. Samantha Smith had 12 kills and a block. Tkeyah Hines had 11 kills and 1 block. Beth Williams had 36 assists and 2 aces. Karleigh Wilkinson had 7 kills and 2 blocks. They are now 10-1 on the season and 6-0 in the district.

Our next game is Tuesday October 1st at Martinsville.


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 September 27, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Boyce Calls for Support of Meal's Tax.mp3

Hopeful Excitement Surrounds Special Project.mp3

End of First 6 Weeks of School Year.mp3

County Supports STEP Grant Application.mp3

Scholarship Fundraiser Tomorrow in Memory of Shane Rogers.mp3

Road Worker Injured.mp3

Woman Negligent in Rocky Mount Fire Truck Crash.mp3

 

 Thursday September 26, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Possible Conflict of Interest Snarls Firing Range Issue.mp3

Patrick County Taxpayer Watchdog Preparing to Fight Proposed Meal's Tax.mp3

25 New Jobs Coming to Henry County.mp3

New Jobs Also Coming to Carroll County.mp3

Mabry Mill Due for Repairs this Winter.mp3

Correction.mp3


Great Family Fun!

Trinity Christian School will be hosting their annual Donkey Basketball game on October 17th starting at 7 p.m. …
**Starring Team WHEO (Richard, Gary, Daniel & Lisa) & Friends!**
Tickets are on sale NOW!! So be sure to get them while they last!
Advance tickets are $6 and tickets at the door are $8.

Free donkey rides for children under 12.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call Trinity Christian School at 276-694-4047.
Come on out for a great time!!
Proceeds to benefit the school.

 

 Wednesday September 25, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

All Patrick County Public Schools Earn Full Accreditation.mp3

December Completion Projected for MODE.mp3

BOS Releases Capital Funds to SVFD.mp3

Fire and Rescue Anti-Drug Use Policy Debate Renewed.mp3

Town Prepares to Sell at Public Auction Old Town Office.mp3


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

The JV volleyball team won last night against Tunstall. 25-23, 25-23. Savannah Moorefield had 9 points and 2 aces. Kristin Harris had 4 kills and 4 blocks. They are 5-5 overall and 4-1 in the district.

The varsity team also won last night against Tunstall 3-1. 25-20, 25-9, 20-25, 25-21. Karleigh Wilkinson had 9 kills and 3 blocks. Samantha Smith, Abby Hutchens, and Tkeyah Hines had 8 kills a piece. Beth Williams had 28 assists. They are now 9-1 overall and 5-0 in the district.

Our next game is Thursday September 26 at home against Franklin County.
 

 Tuesday September 24, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Board Hears Opposition to Proposed Subdivision Ordinance.mp3

Demolition Derby Winners Announced.mp3

Long Drive Golf Competitor Has Close Patrick County Ties.mp3

School Board Members Attempt to Address Public Concerns.mp3

Town to Hold Fall Window Contest.mp3

Bassett Man Charged with Buying and Receiving Stolen Goods.mp3


The Stuart Farmers Market will be open on the following days this week.

Tuesday Market 3 pm to 6pm. This is the last Tuesday afternoon market for the season.

Friday 8 am to 12 pm. Contest to guess how many candy corns are in the jar and the JEB Stuart Birthplace preservation will be on hand with information about their upcoming encampment. Fresh fruits, veggies, baked items, meat and eggs available.
 

 Monday September 23, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

4 Patrick County Schools Meet Federal Achievement Benchmarks.mp3

Public Hearing on Subdivison Ordinance 7 Tonight.mp3

Successful Patrick County Fair Ends on Soggy Note.mp3

County Receives $8,800 Recycling Grant.mp3

Griffith Votes to Defund Obamacare.mp3

VDOT Road Report.mp3



PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 58 LINE MARKING REMOVAL – Lane closures will be in place for line marking removal on Route 58 from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.

* 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 September 20, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Citizens Call for Superintendent's Firing.mp3

Stuart Man Injured in Tractor Accident.mp3

Seniors Enjoy Night Out at the Fair.mp3

Former Employee of Ward Armstrong's Law Office Embezzled Quarter Million Dollars.mp3

Sen. Warner's Representative to Visit Stuart Today.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY POUND LIST

1) Lab. female- black- has a red collar- Found on Shortcut Drive, Woolwine
2) Hound mix-male-black white brown-has a blue collar-Found on Rt 8 South
3) Beagle mix- tan white-female -very sweet,  house broke- Needs a home
4 & 5) 2 Hound pups- both female-1 brown white and 1 brown- Found on Woolwine Hwy
6 & 7) 2 Mix breed- black and white pups- Found on Poorehouse Creek Road
8) Lab.-male- chocolate- Needs a home


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 team lost to Halifax 25-23, 25-12.  4-5 and 3-1 in the district.

The varsity team won in 5 sets last night. 26-28, 23-25, 25-17, 26-24, 17-15.  Tkeyah Hines had 12 kills and 8 blocks.  Abby Hutchens had 13 kills, Samantha Smith had 11 kills and Anna Shough had 9.  Beth Williams had 44 assists and 7 aces.  Karleigh Wilkinson had 8 kills and 16 points.  They are 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the district.


The Economic Development Authority will meet in conjunction with the Patrick County Board of Supervisors in Executive Session immediately following their 7:15pm EDA meeting on  Monday, September 23, 2013.

Agenda
Business Meeting Of the
Patrick County Board of Supervisors

Monday, September 23, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA


OPENING SESSION:
• Call to order by Mr. Chairman
• Invocation – Mr. John Franklin
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Moment of Silence in recognition of U. S. military serving here and abroad

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Subdivision Ordinance to be heard at 7:00 pm as previously advertised. The Board will take comments from citizens with regards to said “Subdivision Ordinance”.

CLOSE: The public hearing

ACTION

ADJOURN: October 21, 2013
 

 Thursday September 19, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Reverses Another Teacher Transfer.mp3

Personal Property Tax Statements Mailed to County Taxpayers.mp3

Thursday Fair Preview.mp3

Couple Transported After 2-Vehicle Crash.mp3

Ararat Man Charged in Break-in and Theft Case.mp3

 

 Wednesday September 18, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

State-Mandated Fire and Rescue Anti-Substance Abuse Policy Approved.mp3

Loves Leap Segment of 58 Corridor Project Elevated in Priority.mp3

School Board to Hear Public Comment This Evening.mp3

Huge Crowd Enjoys Opening Night of Fair.mp3

Patrick County Fair Pageant Winners.mp3

Wednesday Night Fair Preview.mp3

Patrick Springs Man Arrested on Multiple Indictments.mp3
 

PATRICK COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR INFORMATION:

http://www.stuartvarotary.org/
 


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-County-Demolition-Derby/147801878762669?ref=hl


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

The Jv Volleyball team beat Bassett last night at home 25-18, 25-18. Anna Katherine Scruggs had 15 points and 10 aces. Melanie Roberson had 9 points. They are 4-4 overall and 3-0 in the district.

The varsity volleyball team also won last night in 3 sets. 25-19, 25-13, 25-7. Abby Hutchens had 13 kills and her sister had 13 points and 9 digs. Samantha smith had 6 aces and 5 kills. Beth Williams had 24 assists and 6 digs. They are 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the district.

Their next game is Thursday September 19th at Halifax.
 

 Tuesday September 17, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

61st Patrick County Agricultural Fair Opens This Evening.mp3

Board Selects Site for New Sheriff's Office Firing Range.mp3

4-H Shooter Education Team Fares Well at State Competition.mp3

VIP Night Precedes Opening of the Patrick County Fair.mp3

PHCC Named Military-Friendly School.mp3

Ararat Man Charged with Breaking and Entering.mp3


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

The Jv team lost last night to Mount Airy 25-13, 22-25, 7-15.Mikayla Hill had 12 points and 7 digs. Sydney Clark had 7 points and Kristin Harris had 6 kills. They are 3-4 overall.
The varsity beat Mount Airy 25-16, 21-25, 25-9, 25-15. Karleigh Wilkinson had a big night with 8 kills and 7 blocks. Logan Martin had 14 digs and 6 aces. Beth Williams had 27 assists and 16 points. They are now 6-1.
Our next game is tonight the 17th at home at Bassett.
 


MODE New School Pictures





Pictures of the new  MODE school!  Please note that the old scroll work from the old school building is now in the new school!   School officials are very excited that this was able to be completed as it brings old traditions and blends them with new ideals of construction! MODE is very blessed indeed!

Thanks for your continued support of our school!

Jeannie  King
Principal MODE


Stuart Farmers Market will be open Tuesday Sept 17th  3 pm to 6pm.

Friday Sept. 20th  8 am to 12 pm
Pioneer Community Hospital will be at the Stuart Farmers Market on Friday September 20 to conduct Health Screenings with Blood pressure and blood glucose checks. These services are free of charge. Come out and shop great selection of local produce, 8 am to 12 pm.

Tuesday Sept. 24th  3 pm to 6 pm.


PHCC Art Contest Logo

What happens to those plastic bottles, cardboard boxes or old newspapers you recycle at home? Here’s your chance to turn them into art for a cash prize.

To celebrate Earth Science Week from Oct. 13-19, Patrick Henry Community College will hold a Recycled Sculpture Exhibition on campus. Judges will consider creativity, originality, quality of construction, presentation and artistic merit. Prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third place.

Anyone is eligible to enter, including small groups who wish to collaborate on creating a piece. Entrants are encouraged to complete sculptures made completely out of recycled materials, with the exception of fasteners and adhesives, which may include glue, nails, staples, wire, string, etc.

Sculptures must contain no organic material subject to decay, but wooden elements are acceptable. They must be freestanding, structurally sound and stable, and be no more than 2 feet long, 2 feet wide and no taller than 8 feet. Entries must also include a label identifying the artist(s) name and title of sculpture.

Submit entry forms no later than Oct. 4 to participate. To find out more or enter the contest, call (276) 656-0259 or email klandrum@patrickhenry.edu.

Entries must be delivered and setup in the Walker Fine Arts Student Center Gallery between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. They will stay on display throughout the week.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at Walker Fine Arts Center. Entries must be removed from the premises between 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

PHCC’s Recycled Sculpture Exhibition is part of a weeklong group of activities to celebrate Earth Science Week. Other events include a scavenger hunt, nature walk, stargazing, educational lecture and information fair complete with exhibits on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit www.patrickhenry.edu to find out more.

 Monday September 16, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Separate Accidents Involving a School Bus, a Bear, and an ATV Investigated.mp3

Agricultural Exhibits Entered for 61st Patrick County Fair.mp3

BOS to Hear Shooting Range Options.mp3

PHCC to Host College Day Today.mp3

Local Woman to Appear on Network TV Show.mp3

Ararat Man Faces Burglary and Larceny Indictments.mp3

Weekly VDOT Road Report.mp3


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

Beth Williams broke 1000 kills during the game Thursday night for her career.

The Jv volleyball team won Thursday night against GW Danville 25-11, 25-23. Hanna Hylton had 4 kills and Savannah Moorefield and Kristin Harris had 3 kills. They are 2-0 in the district.

The varsity team won in three sets 25-16, 25-17, 25-14. Beth Williams had 24 assists and 6 aces. Abby Hutchens had 11kills and Anna Shough had 7 kills. Samantha Smith had 4 aces and 4 kills. They are 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the district.

Next game is Today, Monday September 16th at home against Mount Airy.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* 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.

* SURFACE TREATMENT (VARIOUS ROUTES) – Crews will apply surface treatment on weekdays during daylight hours on various routes throughout Patrick County. Lane closures will be in place with pilot trucks and flaggers controlling traffic.

* 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 September 13, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board Meeting Procedure Criticized by Citizens.mp3

Sheriff Says Bank Robbery Investigation Making Progress.mp3

New Initiative Addresses Workforce Readiness and Economic Development of Southside Region.mp3

Collinsville Arrested by Patrick County Investigator on Burglary Charge.mp3

Two Women Convicted in Separate Drug Distribution Cases.mp3


DANGEROUS DRIVERS WILL BE THE TARGET OF SATURDAY’S
OPERATION AIR, LAND & SPEED


In its continuing efforts to reinforce safe driving behaviors and habits on Virginia’s interstates, Virginia state police will be conducting its latest Operation Air, Land & Speed traffic safety campaign on approximately 870 miles of interstate this Saturday (Sept. 14, 2013). Virginia troopers will be saturating the entire lengths of Interstates 81, 95, 85 and 64 during the one-day, enforcement initiative.

“This traffic safety effort follows up on our enforcement operations deployed during the Labor Day holiday weekend,” said Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Saturdays in September typically see an increased volume in interstate traffic due to college football games and numerous festivals and events occurring across the state. More traffic typically leads to more crashes, injuries, deaths and other serious traffic-related incidents. Therefore, this operation is both about enforcement and education. We want to stop those drivers putting others at risk, while at the same getting individuals to think twice about their own driving behaviors and make safer choices while on the road.”

The comprehensive enforcement project is aimed at preventing and reducing traffic crashes and deaths on Virginia’s interstates caused by impaired, reckless, distracted and/or speeding motorists. In addition, state police will also be on the lookout for unbuckled adults, teens and children as National Child Passenger Safety Week begins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

State police operational duties on other interstates, primary and secondary roads will not be affected during the campaign. Funding for the enforcement initiative is provided through federal highway safety monies. Funds generated from summonses issued by Virginia State Police go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.

With the increased presence of troopers on the interstates, motorists are reminded to comply with Virginia’s “Move Over” law. The state law requires drivers to change to another travel lane or, when not able to, to cautiously pass emergency personnel stopped on the side of the road.
 

 Thursday September 12, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

9-Eleven Remembered in Patrick County.mp3

Pamela Wright of Caring Hearts Free Clinic Honored.mp3

Teacher Questions School Board Legal Expenses.mp3

More Grand Jury Indictments.mp3


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

 

 Wednesday September 11, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

911 Memorial Service Will Mark 12th Anniversary of Attacks.mp3

Special Prosecutor Sought in Cougar Statue Funding Investigation by VSP.mp3

Eastridge Says Shameful Conditions Have Shattered Teachers' Dreams.mp3

School Board Meeting Rescheduled for September 18th.mp3

Several Arrested on Grand Jury Inductments.mp3

Burglary, Larceny and Other Property Crime Indictments Handed Down by Grand Jury.mp3

Stuart Man to Serve 2 Years 6 Months of 110 Year Term for Drug Distribution.mp3


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

The Jv volleyball team won against Magna Vista last night 25-19, 25-19. Savannah Moorefield, Cassidy Largen, Melissa Pendleton, Mikayla Hill, Kristin Harris each had 3 kills. They are now 2-3.

The varsity team beat Magna Vista 3-1. 25-16, 25-6, 21-25, 25-18. Hannah Largen had 19 points and Brandi woods had 10 points. Samantha Smith had 10 kills and Karleigh Wilkinson had 9. Beth had 38 assists. They are now 4-1.

Our next game is Thursday against GW Danville away.
 

 Tuesday September 10, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

5th Retaliation Complaint Against Superrintendent Upheld.mp3

Citizens Accuse Morris of Wrongdoing in Cougar Statue Purchase.mp3

School Board Chairman Requests Patience.mp3

Superintendent's Medical Leave Extended to Oct. 14th.mp3

Drug Suspect Who Fled Courtroom Indicted on Additional Charges.mp3


Results from Arts 5k

A group of 65 participants completed the fourth annual Patrick County Partnership for the Arts 5k on Saturday September 7. Twenty five of the participants were the Happy Soles Running Club that is conducted at Stuart Elementary School. Runners could not have asked for better weather as the ran through uptown Stuart. Jonathan Adcock was the overall winner, with Brad Holt and Mark Joyce, second and third. In the Female category, Lindsay Smart was the overall winner, with Natalie Horne and Sarah Brinks following close behind. Overall Master winners were Randy Burrier of Floyd and Tracy Key of Woolwine. Age group winners received pen and ink drawings created by students in art classes throughout the county. The Partnership would like to thanks all the participants and volunteers for helping make this event a success. The event would not be possible without the help of our sponsors: EMI Security DCJS#11-5088, Dalton & Associates Insurance, Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County, Windy Hill Orchards and Outdoor Entertainment. Happy Soles Running Club is sponsored by the Patrick County Extension office 4-H.

Photos by: Rebecca Adcock:
 One is of the start with all the runners/walkers and the other is the handmade awards that students drew.


Patrick county volleyball

The JV team lost last night to Westover Christian 19-25, 23-25. Savannah Moorefield had 6 points and 1kill. Sydney Clark had 5 points and Mikayla Hill had 4 points and 2 kills.

The varsity team lost last night 3-1 to Westover. 23-25, 17-25, 25-17, 18-25. Tkeyah Hines had 18 kills and 2 blocks. Abby Hutchens had 8 kills and Samantha Smith had 7. Karleigh Wilkinson had 4 kills and 4 blocks. Beth Williams had 30 assists. They are 3-1 for the season.

Our next game is tonight at home against Magna Vista. Jv starts at 5pm.


 Economic Development Authority meeting

The Economic Development Authority meeting scheduled for this Thursday , September 12th, 2013 has been changed.  The Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 7:15 pm in the third floor board room of the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Building, 106 Rucker Street, Stuart.


Agenda
Business Meeting Of the
Patrick County Board of Supervisors

Monday, September 16, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
Patrick County Administration Building Stuart, VA

OPENING SESSION:
• Call to order by Mr. Chairman
• Invocation – Ms. Deborah Reynolds
• 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
• Approval of the Bills, Claims, Appropriations

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

NEW BUSINESS:
• Mr. Rose will present for Mr. Steve Allen, EMC; Anti - Substance Abuse Policy and Local Response (action required)
• Mr. Tom Rose, County Administrator; update on Highway 58 Lover’s Leap project
• Mr. Tom Rose, County Administrator; update on the Landfill Gas Monitoring

OLD BUSINESS:
• Dr. Lock Boyce, update on potential location/s for a Shooting Range to accommodate Patrick County Law Enforcement
• Mr. Tom Rose, County Administrator; recycling

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Personnel Matters 2.2- 3711(A) (1) Committee Appointment
Legal Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (7)
Contract Matters 2.2 – 3711 (A) (30)
Real Estate 2.2 – 3711 (A) (3)

RECONVENE

ACTION if any

ADJOURN: September 23, 2013


PHCC offers Microsoft Office training

Patrick Henry Community College will offer a series of computer classes this fall, ranging from introductory courses to workshops on Microsoft Office software. 

Each workshop is $50 with a special offer to employers to buy one, get one free.

The first course is Boot Camp: Computers for Beginners. Classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 24-26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This is an introductory workshop for those who know little about computer use. Participants will learn how to use computers and be introduced to Microsoft Office, the Internet and email. Teresa Harkness is the instructor.

The Microsoft Word 2010 class will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 1-3 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Starting with the basics, participants will learn how to create a document and edit text. The instructor, Harkness, will introduce templates and how to format documents with styles. Other topics include how to decorate the document with backgrounds, borders, text effects and inserting tables. Participants will also learn how to use mail merge, revise documents and track changes, and other word processing tasks.

Microsoft Word 2010 Intermediate will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 8-10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Participants taking this workshop should have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word 2010. They will learn how to use Word as a simple desktop publishing program to create signs, fliers, menus, brochures, and newsletters. They will also learn how to insert different types of graphics. Harkness is the instructor.

Microsoft Word 2010 Advanced will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 15-17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This workshop is designed for more proficient users of Word and is customized by the instructor, Harkness, to meet the needs of the participants.

For example, participants may learn features used to prepare a document for distribution, creating forms, advanced mail merge features, collaborating changes with other users, or creating a webpage.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn to create a slide show from start to finish. It also includes how to use tables, Excel charts, digital photos, sound, narration and videos. Harkness is the instructor.

Microsoft Excel 2010 will meet Tuesday and Thursday, October 29-31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn the essential skills of spreadsheet creation: how to create a workbook, enter and edit text and numbers, and add rows or columns. They will also learn to create charts using the new Excel 2010 commands and make changes to the chart after its been created. Linda Cox is the instructor. 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 5-7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to create macros, add v-lookup, index, match, and use Excel’s other functions. Cox is the instructor.

Microsoft Excel 2010 Advanced will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This workshop is designed for proficient users of Excel and is customized by the instructor, Cox, to meet the needs of the participants. Participants may learn financial functions, look up tables, conditional formatting, creating templates, and linking worksheets and charts to a Word document.

Microsoft Access 2010 will meet Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 19-21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. In this workshop, participants will learn the differences between Access and Excel, and in which situations to use the software. They will also learn about the foundation of a database in creating tables, and using queries, forms, and reports. Cox is the instructor.

Pre-registration is required. To register or learn more, call PHCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education department at (276) 656-0260 or visit wdce@ph.vccs.edu.


Virginia Public Schools to Test Internet Connection Speeds
All Schools Asked to Conduct 10 Tests in October

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is asking the commonwealth’s public schools to participate in an October statewide test of Internet connection speeds.

Each school division is requested to designate an individual — such as a division technology director — to coordinate the testing and ensure that the tests are conducted in every school in the division.

The goal is for each of the state’s 1,867 public schools — and all buildings housing regional and specialty educational programs — to conduct 10 connection-speed tests during October.

“The information gathered through these tests will help school divisions and the department plan for increases in the use of wireless devices and in the popularity of online learning,” said VDOE Director of Digital Innovations and Outreach Tammy McGraw. “Maintaining reliable high-bandwidth access in all schools is also critical as the commonwealth’s online assessment system focuses on problem solving and critical thinking, as well as content knowledge.”

Assigned testers in each school complete the tests by accessing the Virginia School Speed Test website and following the step-by-step instructions. Tests should be administered over several days and should be performed at different times of day.

The Virginia School Speed Test is an online application that measures bandwidth experienced by teachers and students. Each test takes about one minute and documents upload and download speeds, as well as the browser and operating system of the device used to complete the test.

Virginia is a national leader in providing Internet access to students for instruction and assessment. Since 2001, the commonwealth has invested approximately $760 million dollars in infrastructure and hardware to create and maintain high-speed Internet connectivity in all schools and improve online instruction and testing capabilities.

VDOE will use data from the October connection speed tests to inform efforts to further improve Internet access for students. In addition, data will be shared with state technology agencies responsible for updating Virginia’s Interactive Broadband Availability Map.

The Virginia School Speed Test is part of the National School Broadband Test organized by EducationSuperHighway, a non-profit dedicated to improving Internet access in schools nationwide.
 

 Monday September 9, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

School Board and Superintendent Criticized at Rally.mp3

Utility Building Destroyed by Fire Saturday.mp3

Convicted Sex Offender Indicted on 3 Counts Fail to Register.mp3

Ferrum Man Arrested on 2 Felony Charges.mp3

VDOT Roadwatch.mp3


PATRICK COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Economic Development Authority of Patrick County will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 106 Rucker Street.

PATRICK COUNTY TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. in the 2nd floor conference room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 106 Rucker Street.

 


Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Tuesday Sept. 10 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Stuart Farmers Market will be open on Friday Sept. 13 from 8 am to 6 pm.
Plenty of peppers to select from
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PHCC to host college day

The Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) will bring representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities to Patrick Henry Community College on Sept. 16.
From noon to 1:15 p.m. in Stone Hall’s gymnasium, students will have the opportunity to speak to colleges and universities about transfer opportunities and other questions specific to their needs.
Jennifer Hollyfield, a transfer counselor in PHCC’s Student Support Services division, said, “It is a tremendous opportunity to have these representatives at our students’ disposal to answer questions pertinent to their individual needs.”
For additional information on the event, call (276) 656-0306.

Institutions included in the College Tour are: Averett University, American Public University, Bluefield College, Catawba College, Christopher Newport University, Coastal Carolina University, College of William and Mary, Concord University, Davis and Elkins College, East Tennessee State University, Emory and Henry College, Ferrum College, George Mason University, Glenville State College, ITT Technical Institute, James Madison University, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, King University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Louisburg College, Meredith College, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Regent University, Roanoke College, Salem College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, The Art Institutes, The University of Alabama, Tusculum College, University of Virginia, University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Virginia Army National Guard, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Intermont College, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University, Virginia Tobacco Region Scholarship, Virginia Tech, Virginia Wesleyan College, Warren Wilson College and William Peace University.
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 58 LINE MARKING REMOVAL – Lane closures will be in place for line marking removal on Route 58 from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Flaggers and a pilot truck will control traffic.

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

* ROUTE 683 BRIDGE INSPECTION – On Monday, Sept. 9, flaggers will control traffic on Route 683 for an inspection of the bridge over the South Mayo River. The inspection will take place from 9 a.m. until noon.

* 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.

* SURFACE TREATMENT (VARIOUS ROUTES) – Crews will apply surface treatment on weekdays during daylight hours on various routes throughout Patrick County. Lane closures will be in place with pilot trucks and flaggers controlling traffic.

* 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 September 6, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Patrick County Grand Jury Indicts 30 Individuals on 79 Charges.mp3

Dr. Shroaf Defining Duties of PCPS New Coordinator of Human Resources.mp3

Art in the Park Set for Saturday.mp3

PHCC Strives to Better Serve Veterans.mp3

2 Reidsville Women Charged with Shoplifting at Wal-Mart by Patrick Authorities.mp3

 


TONIGHT!
Under the Friday Night Lights!

September 6, 2013 - 7:00PM
Patrick County vs Chatham at HOME

1270AM WHEO - Patrick County Virginia "It's Cougar Time!"


PCHS volleyball
by Heidi Moore, Health and PE & Varsity Volleyball Coach

The PCHS Jv volleyball team lost last night 25-17, 25-14 to Carroll County. Cassidy Largen had 4 kills and Savannah Moorefield had 2. Melanie Roberson had 7 assists. They are 1-2 overall.

The varsity team won last night in 5 sets. 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13. Beth Williams had 44 assists and 20 points. Tkeyah Hines had 14 kills and 4 blocks. Samantha Smith and Abby Hutchens each had 7 kills. Karleigh Wilkinson had 8 kills while Logan Martin had 16 digs. They are now 3-0 on the season.

Their next game is Monday September 9th against Westover Christian.
Jv starting at 5 pm.
 

 Thursday September 5, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Cougar Statue Purchase Under Investigation by State Police.mp3

Rally Scheduled to Protest Conduct of School Board and Superintendent.mp3

Patrick School Officials Awaiting Official Notification of Security Equipment Grant.mp3

Health Department Offers Seasonal Flu Shots Beginning September 26th.mp3

Blood Drive Falls Short of Goal.mp3

Go Orange Day to Call Attention to Hunger.mp3

Lawsonville Man Arrested on Felony Shoplift Charge in Patrick County.mp3

 


protest rally SET FOR FridaY

There will be a protest rally on the steps of the courthouse Friday September 6 at 5PM by citizens concerned about the conduct of the school board and its superintendent. Come hear from those whose lives have been negatively impacted by these officials. Hear what is happening to your children and your tax dollars.
Find out what you can do to bring our schools back to where they belong.


PATRICK COUNTY VOLLEYBALL

The JV volleyball team lost tonight to Mt. Airy 22-25, 22-25. Savannah Moorefield had 6 kills, Kristin Harris had 4 kills and Hanna Hylton had 3 kills. Cassidy Largen had 7 assists and Melanie Roberson had 8. AK Scruggs had 9 digs. They are now 1-1 on the season. Their next game is tomorrow night at home against Carroll County.

The varsity volleyball team won against Mt. Airy tonight.25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19. Karleigh Wilkinson had 13 kills, Abby Hutchens and Tkeyah Hines both had 11 kills. Beth Williams had 37 assists. Logan Martin had 23 digs and 11 service points. They are 2-0 on the season and also play tomorrow night against Carroll after the JV is completed.


Patrick County Partnership for the Arts
“Art in the Park”

The Patrick County Partnership for the Arts is holding its annual “Art in the Park” event at DeHart Park, Stuart, Virginia on Saturday, September, 7th. This event is our main fundraiser to assist the Partnership with hosting other events throughout the year.

“Art in the Park” provides students an opportunity to come out and explore art through various activities. Stations are set up with numerous art related activities including crazy hats, marbling, plunger art, weaving, etc. This year we will also have art for sale from various artisans throughout the local area. In connection with the event we hold a 5K for all ages. Creative foods, such as “walking tacos” will be for sale to support the Patrick County Skate Park Committee. Also, an important part of this year’s event will be story time, in which the book “The Energy Bus for Kids” will be read. This book goes over important goals that will provide a positive outlook for the school year as well as life. You may find out additional information on the book by visiting www.energybuskids.com.

If you're unfamiliar with our organization, we are a non-profit organization committed to serving the schools and community through the arts. Some of our other events, include (1) Art Extravaganza which is a county wide student art exhibit open to the public each spring, this event also provides an “Evening with the Arts” and gives the music and drama students opportunity to perform. (2) Arts on Main Gallery & Studio, located in Uptown Stuart is a project of the Partnership that showcases local artist and holds classes throughout the year. The gallery attracts tourist, as they travel through the area. (3) Special projects held, include prop collection for the high school drama department, instrument donation and repair for band students, Battle of the Brushes, and purchase of art supplies for area schools, etc. To learn more about our organization or to registers for this year’s 5K event, visit us at www.pcpoparts.org or join us on facebook. You may also contact us at Arts on Main located at the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce (Open Monday thru Saturday 9:30-4:00) or my mail at Patrick County Partnership for the Arts, P.O. Box 1235, Stuart VA 24171.
 


NINE INDIVIDUALS DIE IN TRAFFIC CRASHES
DURING THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

One Fatal Crash Involved a Moped

Preliminary numbers indicate that nine individuals died in nine crashes during the 2013 holiday weekend. In 2012, six people were killed in traffic crashes over a four-day holiday weekend.* Despite the slight increase in deaths from the previous Labor Day holiday, traffic fatalities are still lower overall in Virginia. According to preliminary numbers, as of Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 458 lives have been lost to traffic crashes in the Commonwealth compared to 514 on the same date in 2012.

Victims who died during the 2013 Labor Day holiday ranged in age from 20 to 82. Two separate fatal crashes took place in Chesterfield County. The fatality involving a moped occurred in Virginia Beach and the operator was wearing a helmet.

“There is only so much our enforcement efforts can do to help ensure the safety of the interstates. It’s also up to the individual behind the wheel to do their part to be responsible and make safe choices,” says Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Driver attention, buckling up and complying with speed limits are imperative, necessary actions a driver must take in order to be aggressive about their safety and the security of those who ride with them.”

The remaining six crashes took place in the counties of Bland, Campbell, Frederick, Hanover, Lee, and Roanoke. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the traffic fatalities. Of the eight passenger vehicle crashes, five of the victims were unbuckled.

The 2013 statistical counting period began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, and ended at midnight, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013. Additionally, troopers arrested 108 impaired drivers and cited 11,204 speeders and 2,464 reckless drivers during the four-day statistical counting period. The Virginia State Police 2013 Labor Day holiday enforcement efforts also resulted in 906 safety belt violations and 343 child safety seat violations. Troopers responded to a total of 636 traffic crashes statewide.

During the holiday weekend, Virginia State Police participated in Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, known as Operation C.A.R.E. The traffic safety initiative is a state-sponsored, national program designed to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by impaired driving, speeding and failure to use occupant restraints.

Funds generated from summonses issued by state police go directly to court fees and the state’s Literary Fund, which benefits public school construction, technology funding and teacher retirement.
 

 Wednesday September 4, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

PCPS Awarded $92.600 in School Security Grants.mp3

WHEO Listeners Support PARC Workshop Fundraiser.mp3

Hillsville Man Injured When Car Struck Tractor Trailer at Vesta.mp3

Single Vehicle Crash in Patrick Springs Disrupts Traffic Flow.mp3

J.E.B..Stuart Art Show Awards Reception Set.mp3

Griffith Applauds President's Decision to Seek Congressional Authority to Strike Syria.mp3


Lady Cougars 8th grade Volleyball with 3-0 Record

In the Patrick County vs. Floyd County 8th grade Volleyball at Floyd County High School the Lady Cougars won in 2 out of a 3 set game against the Lady Buffaloes. The score for the games were 25-20 (Cougars) and 25-16 (Cougars). The Lady Cougars will play against Westover at Patrick County High School Monday, September 9th, at 4:30.

The Lady Cougars have a record of 3-0, including both scrimmage wins.

 

 Tuesday September 3, 2013

1270AM WHEO LOCAL NEWS AUDIO

Weiss Questions High Cost of Inmates' Medical Expenses.mp3

Dominion Valley Parks Labor Day Weekend Gospel Singing Successful.mp3

Taxpayer Watchdog Says Reality May Dictate Tax Hike.mp3

VDOT Projects Underway .mp3


Patrick County Board of Supervisors meeting Change

The Patrick County Board of Supervisors will not hold a meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 as previously scheduled.
The meeting dates for the month of September are as follows: Monday, September 16, 2013 and Monday, September 23, 2013.


Stuart Farmers Market open Tuesday Sept 3
3 pm to 6 pm.

Stuart Farmers Market open Friday Sept 6
8 am to 12 pm.

Partnership for the Arts 5k Saturday September 7 at 8am. Registration begins at 7 am.
More information at www.pcpoparts.org , or call Rebecca 276-229-9917
 


PATRICK COUNTY

* ROUTE 645 BRIDGE REPAIRS – Flaggers will control traffic on Route 645 (Hatchers Chapel Road) Monday, Sept. 2 through Thursday, Sept. 5, 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.

* SURFACE TREATMENT (VARIOUS ROUTES) – Crews will apply surface treatment on weekdays during daylight hours on various routes throughout Patrick County. Lane closures will be in place with pilot trucks and flaggers controlling traffic.

* 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.

 

 Monday September 2, 2013

 

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