Henry County woman reported missing

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing person report. Kristy Haynes Dillard has been missing since November 22, 2014. Kristy Haynes Dillard is described as a 37 year old white female. She was last seen operating a gray 2006 Nissan Altima bearing Va. tag LUVJNJ. A teletype has been sent to surrounding jurisdictions in reference More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Area Residents Join the Ranks of Virginia State Police

SALEM – On Monday (Nov. 24, 2014) area residents reported to their newly-assigned duty posts to begin their careers as a Virginia State Police trooper. They are among the 50 troopers who graduated Friday (Nov. More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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SCC rejects Appalachian Power increases resulting in $5.8 million refund

RICHMOND – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has completed a financial review of Appalachian Power Company that will result in a refund to customers of Virginia’s second largest provider of electric More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Nor’easter to impact East Coast Thanksgiving travel

An active weather pattern is shaping up across the eastern U.S. as a nor’easter continues to be forecast to move up the East Coast through early Thursday. This storm will bring precipitation up and down the More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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City to ask Tobacco Commission for Medical School money

Martinsville plans to ask the tobacco commission for $3.5 million to help Dr. Noel Boaz build his school of medicine. Integrative Centers for Science and Medicine has wanted to open next fall, but couldn’t More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Patrick County woman strangled to death

The preliminary autopsy of 34 year-old Shelly Gravely of South Mayo Drive in Patrick County have been released and show she died of asphyxia by strangulation. Gravely’s body was found in Henry County on George More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Hooker Field renovations underway

Hooker Field is getting a 208 thousand dollar renovation. Installation of a new turf and drainage system is now underway and should be finished by the end of the year according to City Manager Leon Towarnicki. The More...

By Editor On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Winter weather to arrive in time for Thanksgiving

According to the National Weather Service a storm system will develop off the coast of the Carolinas early Wednesday and strengthen as it moves rapidly up the East Coast Wednesday into early Thursday. Heavy snow More...

By Editor On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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City recruiting predominantly blacks

Martinsville City Council held a neighborhood meeting attended by about 30 people at Fuller Memorial Baptist Church on Askin Streeet Monday. The most frequent complaint was high grass, but Garland Hairston of Pony More...

By Editor On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Ridgeway woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

Susan Smith could get up to 60 years in prison when she is sentenced in February. Friday, the 44 year-old Ridgeway woman pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement from the Ridgeway Rescue Squad. Prosecutors More...