Police ask public’s help in nabbing shoplifter

The Martinsville Police Department is currently investigating a shoplifting that occurred on July 5, 2015 in the 200 block of Commonwealth Blvd. The picture is of the suspect in this case. The Martinsville More...

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Martinsville Student Receives Kroger Scholarship Award

Samantha Stone of Martinsville has been named a 2015 Kroger Scholar and will receive $1,000 to assist with educational expenses for the upcoming year. Stone is the daughter of More...

Gas prices continue to fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,081 More...

Unemployment rates inches up

Martinsville’s unemployment rate is now 4th in the state and is still below double digits, but the rate has risen from 9 to 9.5 percent in the past month. Henry County More...

Attorney General warns of Utility Scam

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has issued a statewide warning about a utility scam. People are making phone calls and threatening to disconnect electrical service if the More...

Patrick County prosecutor appointed U.S. Attorney General

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has appointed Anthony P. Giorno, a former Patrick County commonwealth’s attorney, as United States attorney for the Western District of More...

Republican Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race

Republican Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race: AP  More...

Workforce Development gets financial boost

Virginia has opened its financial aid wallet, but just a bit, to help students in nondegree workforce training More...

William “Bill” Clifton Stone

William “Bill” Clifton Stone, 72, of Martinsville, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. He was born...

James Harvey Tuggle

James Harvey Tuggle, 93, of Fieldale, VA passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Stanleytown...

Lisa Marie Maddox Walker

Lisa Marie Maddox Walker, 49, of 10 Windy Ridge Rd., Martinsville, Va. passed away Sunday, August...

Researchers Say Milk May Not Be as Effective at Strengthening Bones as We Think

capdesign/iStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Researchers in Sweden believe that milk may not be as effective More...

Many Americans Living Abroad Consider Renouncing Citizenship

(NEW YORK) — Not everyone who’s an American wants to stay an America, a new report in Forbes magazine reveals. Forbes..

Tis the Season to Get Upset with Early Holiday Decor

(NEW YORK) — It’s that time of year again for stores and we don’t mean Halloween. Most retailers have moved beyond..

Piedmont Arts On Stage Brings UK’s No. 1 Jive and Swing Band to Martinsville

Martinsville, VA —The Jive Aces, the UK’s No. 1 jive and swing band, will bring a high-energy blend of swing, jive, and R&B to..

Don’t Forget About Cool Weather Crops

By Holly Baird For many with gardens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and green beans are the summer go-to plants. They start planting..