Episcopal Church wants permission to destroy historic home

Google Image The Christ Episcopal Church has filed a formal request to the Architectural Review Board for permission to demolish the old rectory at 325 E. Church Street. The former pastor’s home is on the list of federal, state and local historic registers. Church officials describe the structure as in a bad state of repair and could cost as much More...

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By Editor On Sunday, August 31st, 2014
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Bassett man dies in car crash after police pursuit

The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash that killed a Bassett resident yesterday evening around 9:45 pm on Route 698 approximately one half mile south of Route 780 in Henry More...

By Editor On Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Henry Hotel Renovation Project “Kick-Off” Set for September 2nd

The City of Martinsville will host a “kick-off” event on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, beginning at 10:30 am to officially launch the Henry Hotel renovation project. The event will be held in Broad Street adjacent More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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SOL Pass Rates for Martinsville and Henry County well below state averages

SOL pass rates for Henry County Schools were down four more measures out of 33 than last year according to the Virginia Department of Education. They are behind Virginia’s average on 21 of the 33 scores. No More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Martinsville reclaims highest unemployment rate

Martinsville has reclaimed the highest unemployment rate in the state at 11.5 percent. Henry County is at 8.3 percent, Pittsylvania County is at 6.9 percent and Danville is at 10 percent.  More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Collinsville man dead after altercation at Franklin County go-cart track

A Collinsville man has died following a physical altercation that broke out at a go-cart track in Franklin County Saturday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said a verbal argument took place in the parking More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Virginia ABC Awards $8,000 Grant to Martinsville Agency

Pictured from left are: ABC Chairman Jeff Painter, Piedmont Community Services Prevention Manager Bonnie Favero, Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell. RICHMOND – Yesterday, representatives from community More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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HCEA President suggests 10 percent tax increase

Dorothy Carter, Henry County Education Association President, told the Henry County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that schools are underfunded and they should consider raising taxes on residents as much at 10 percent More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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$5 ticket fee gets Council approval

Martinsville City Council has approved on first reading a new $5 fee to be tacked on to traffic tickets and criminal offenses earmarked to maintain a computer assisted court summons system. The measure requires More...

By Editor On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Ridgeway man dies in motorcycle crash

The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal crash that killed a Ridgeway resident on 8/23/14. The crash occurred shortly before 2:00 pmon Route 58 at the intersection of Route More...