Archives for October 2019

Warner Congratulates PSPS On Award

U.S. Senator Mark Warner extended his congratulations to the faculty and staff of Patrick Springs Primary School for receiving the 2019 State Board of Education Highest Achievement Award. Warner says educating children is one of the highest forms of public service and he knows that the school’s investment in students today will pay dividends for both them and the Commonwealth for years to come. The award is given to schools who are state accredited and meet high levels in state assessments.

PCMA to host Spencer Strickland’s Mandolin Festival

The Patrick County Music Association presents “Spencer Strickland’s Mandolin Festival” on Saturday in the Rotary Building at Stuart. Doors open at 4:30 PM, Music starts at 4:45 PM. Harrison Ridge to perform at 5:00 PM and Spencer Strickland’s Mandolin Festival to perform at 6:00 PM. Attendees are asked to bring chairs and food will be available,. Admission is by donation but is free for veterans.

WES Students Attend Sock Hop

Woolwine Elementary School in grades K-3 and 4-7 celebrated the 51st day of school by dressing in the 1950s style and attending a Sock Hop. According to the Enterprise the school PTO provided sherbet floats to students who had fun with friends while dancing and taking part in other activities including an old-fashioned photo booth.

Truck Wreck Near Lovers Leap

A tractor-trailer accident Wednesday morning on Highway 58 near Lovers leap results in one person injured. Police say the driver of an east bound truck carrying food supplies lost control and the truck overturned. The driver was transported to SOVAH – Martinsville. Traffic was delayed for several hours while crews worked to clean-up the roadway. Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Patrick County Fire and EMS responded.

Dangerous Storms Expected Halloween Night

The National Weather Service says a very strong cold front will approach the WHEE-O listening area late this afternoon and evening before exiting around midnight. Conditions could become hazardous as the front moves through, potentially creating severe storms. Expect winds to become strong well ahead of the front with gusts of 30 mph or greater.

Stuart Spooktacular Moving Indoors

The Patrick County Young Professionals announce that the fifth annual Stuart Spooktacular is moving indoors from Main Street to the Rotary Club of Stuart on Woodland Drive. Vendor setup is at 4:00 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. The free community event allows kids to trick-or-treat and have fun in a safe environment. Among the attractions are a Jack o’lantern display and contest along with kids face painting and other activities.

PC Schools Fully Accredited

The Patrick County Public School Division announces all seven schools are fully accredited for the 2019-2020 school year. The accredidation is based on 2018-2019 school year data and all but one school achieved the top performance score given by the state with that one school coming in at the second level. This is the fourth consecutive year that Patrick County Public Schools has been fully accredited.

Pizza Delivery Car Crashes Into House

A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver crashed into a home in Martinsville last Thursday in the 1300 block of Rivermont Heights. The Martinsville Police Department and Martinsville Fire Department both responded to the crash. No one was hurt and the crash is under investigation.

DSS Accepting Fuel Assistance Applications

The Virginia Department of Social Services is currently accepting applications for fuel assistance online and at all local departments of social services through Friday, November 8. In-person applications can be submitted at the Patrick County Social Services Office on the first floor of the county administration building. Applications may also be submitted by telephone by calling the Enterprise Customer Service Center at 855 635-4370. There are income limits that affect qualifying for aid.

Second Lottery Win for Bassett Man

A Bassett man wins a half-million dollars from the Virginia Lottery. Paul Kennedy won with a 500K Cash Scratch-Off purchased from The Connection on North River Road in Henry County. This is the second big win for Kennedy. Less that 2 years ago, he took home $250,000 in winnings from the Virginia Lottery.