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A large crowd turned out for the annual Independence Day fireworks at DeHart Park in Stuart. The fireworks were part of a day of celebration which included children's games, swimming, inflatables, a water slide and a movie. (Photo by J.D. Morse Photography LLC) 7/8/15
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About 1.5 miles of Dobyns Road between Peters Creek Drive and Little Dan River Road is closed to through traffic because a large pipe that carries the South Mayo River has washed out. (Photo by Stephen Henderson)
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Firefighters from several departments pooled personnel, equipment, engines and water to fight a fire resulting from a crash on Rt. 58 Friday. 7/22/15
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A crowd estimated at more than 10,000 attended FloydFest July 22-26 to listen to a wide variety of world, rock, folk and bluegrass music and to enjoy an equally varied array of sideshow attractions ranging from dancing to drumming to delicious and exotic foods. The theme of this year's festival, "Fire on the Mountain," was reflected in the vivid colors of the sunset on Thursday night. (Photos by Linda Hylton) 7/29/15
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Patrick County public schools' new employees for the 2015-2016 school year: front row, left to right: Eric Renegar, math teacher, PCHS; Genna Holt, business teacher, PCHS; Chelsea Hardy, special education teacher, PCHS; Tiffany Bowman, elementary teacher, HRMS; Lelia Cecil, elementary teacher, HRMS; Megan Conner, biology teacher, PCHS; Amanda Johnson, elementary teacher, SES; Mandy Worley, school nurse, WES; Sara Dollarhite, elementary teacher, PSPS; Julie Pruitt, teacher assistant, PSPS; middle row: Diane Collins, elementary teacher, MODE; Barry Lingerfelt, math teacher, PCHS; Leisa Stone, school nurse, MODE; Heather Wood, teacher assistant, MODE; JoAnn Tatum, bus driver, transportation; Marcie Murphy, assistant principal, SES; Audrey Butler, teacher assistant, SES; Randi Jo Hall, teacher assistant, SES; Stephanie McCoy, elementary teacher, SES; Amanda Barnard, elementary teacher, BRES; back row: Ronnie Nester, technician, maintenance; Billy Stegall, bus driver, transportation; Christopher Pendleton, mechanic, transportation; Megan Stokes, elementary teacher, HRMS; David Knowles, custodian, MODE; Martha Lambert, special education teacher, WES and SES; Lindsey Letchworth, pre-K special education teacher, PSPS; Scott Sherrill, history teacher, PCHS; Joseph Whitt, band and choir director, PCHS. 8/5/2015
Almost There performed at the pavilion at DeHart Park last Tuesday for National Night Out, sponsored by the Patrick County Sheriff's Office. Citizens were invited to celebrate ties between the community and law enforcement. 8/12/15
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The Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, held Saturday in association with the Virginia Peach Festival, featured many activities from one end of the "uptown" area to the other. The Gurney Royall family, as always, demonstrated peach butter making the old-fashioned way. (Photo by Linda Hylton) 8/19/15
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A tractor-trailer wrecked on Squirrel Spur Road early Tuesday morning, according to Steve Allen, emergency management coordinator. The big rig was headed to Doe Run Road when the vehicle went into a side ditch, causing the load to shift and the tractor-trailer to overturn, Allen said. No injuries were reported.