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The new entrance (and exit) is located under the steps of the courthouse and the upper porch. 7/30/14
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Front row, left to right: Stacey Combs, teacher assistant, HRMS; Rebecca Renegar, family and consumer sciences teacher, PCHS; Hillary Rakes, elementary teacher, SES; Katelyn Bragg, special education teacher, SES and WES; Emily Easter, pre-K teacher, BRES; Tina Reynolds, elementary teacher, SES; Jennifer Hairston, elementary teacher, HRMS; Amy Haynes, Title I teacher, SES; Misty Ratliff, administrative assistant, HRMS; Jeannie Stanley, math teacher, PCHS; middle row: Amy Nester, special education teacher, SES; Sarah Shelton, elementary music teacher, division; Lisa Nowlin, teacher assistant, HRMS; Megan Willis, special education teacher, PCHS; Teresa Havens, teacher assistant, PSPS; Whitney Wilson, elementary teacher, HRMS; Sherelda Pell, elementary teacher, HRMS; Kathryn Helms, teacher assistant, SES; Maghan Fain, math teacher, PCHS; Emily Wimmer, UVA college guide, PCHS; back row: Ann Hughes, math teacher, PCHS; Lori Belcher, special education teacher, PSPS; Kerry Taylor, health occupations teacher, PCHS; Derrick Jones, history teacher and football coach, PCHS; Jason Wood, principal, MODE; James Eaton, elementary teacher, MODE; Michelle Cruise, teacher assistant, SES; Wayne Hayden, auto technology teacher, PCHS; and Jared Smart, special education teacher, HRMS. Not pictured: Cheryl Taylor, teacher assistant, SES; Dianna DeHart, cafeteria, SES; Benny Puckett, custodian, SES; Marcia Barnard, teacher assistant, SES; Michele Belcher, teacher assistant, PSPS; and Randy Pruitt, technology support, division.
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Butterflies flutter and feed among butterfly weeds in the Meadows of Dan area. (Photo by Linda Hylton)
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PATRICK COUNTY PEACHES were the theme and highlight of the Virginia State Peach Festival, held Friday at Wayside Park, and the Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, held Saturday on top of the mountain. (Photo by Gary Plaster)
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The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Trust conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for the new activity pavilion at Laurel Hill Aug. 18. The new pavilion, located near the entrance, will be 36'x24' and will be used for special activities, lectures and receptions. It has been made possible by donations of members and supporters. The contractor is Doe Run Builders and grading is being done by Leroy Pack Grading, both of Ararat. Participating in the ground-breaking are (left to right): Ronnie Hayes, vice president; Roger Hayden, board member; Vladimir Moreno, Wade Bowman and Grant Bowman of Doe Run Builders; Tom Bishop, board member; Shirley Keene, president; and Cyndi Vipperman, board member. Leroy Pack is pictured on the bulldozer.8/27/14
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"Oh Brother Where Am I?", a band composed of local musicians, performed at the Front Porch Fest held near Stuart over the Labor Day weekend. The event featured a variety of music including folk, reggae, bluegrass and rock. Proceeds help support the local food bank, free clinic, and skate park fund. Pictured are Don Blankenship, Tracy McPherson, Maggie Blankenship and Kathrine Conner. (Photo by Stephen Henderson)
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"Two Tobacco Barns" by Amanda Donley of Woolwine won the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce award for the art that best reflects "the spirit of Patrick County." 9/10/14
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Pumpkins, watermelons and gourds are evidence of the county's garden abundance. There are many colorful, varied exhibits at the fair (along with rides, music, games, food and livestock), which began Tuesday and runs through Saturday night at Rotary Field. (Photo by Linda Hylton) 9/17/14