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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
Above, is a scene from the Patrick County Agricultural Fair Rodeo. (Photos by Gary Plaster) 9/24/14
Kerns was escorted into his new home by a Navy Seal. Kerns, a Patrick County native, served as a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps and was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan when he lost three limbs and sustained severe injuries from an improvised explosive device in 2011. On Tuesday, three years after he was welcomed back to Ararat, Kerns was presented the keys to his home and an iPad which operates the house's special systems. The Gary Sinise Foundation and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation have developed the "Building for America's Bravest" Program to give independence back to military service people wounded in battle.Photos by Tom Bishop 10/1/14
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Confederate infantry reenactors pushed a cannon in a battle at Laurel Hill, the birthplace and boyhood home of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust sponsored the 24th annual Civil War Encampment and Living History event Oct. 4-5. (Photos by Linda Hylton) 10/8/14
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The Patrick County High School Marching Band (Photo by J.D. Morse)
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The new entrance to Pioneer Community Hospital. (Photo by Linda Hylton) 10/22/14