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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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 is More...

Mother and daughter indicted on charges of abuse to cats

In early May city police entered a house at 800 Starling Avenue and found no one living there, but they did find 10 dead cats in the basement and 27 living cats in a house with More...

Two Martinsville Teenagers reported as missing

Two 16-year-old girls are listed with the Virginia Missing Children Clearing House as reported by the Martinsville City Police Department:  Crystal Rene Chandley, white female, 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...

Virginia L. Wood

Virginia L. Wood, age 81, of Martinsville, died Sunday, August 02, 2015 at Morehead Hospital in...

Roger Dale Whorley

Roger Dale Whorley, age 59, of Ridgeway, died Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Wake Forest Baptist...

James H. Tuggle

James H. Tuggle, 93, of 135 Watson Drive, Fieldale, VA died Sunday, August 02, 2015 at...

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..