Martinsville Band Director Resigns

The Martinsville School Board held a special meeting Tuesday night where they voted 4-0 to accept the resignation of longtime Martinsville High School Band Director Kevin Lewis. The resignation was effective June 30th. The reason for Lewis leaving remains a mystery.  More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Residents in Sanville don’t want Dollar General to sell beer and wine

An information session attended by Sheriff Lane Perry and the ABC was held at the Sanville Ruritan Club building Tuesday. Between 35 and 40 attended and all who spoke said they disapproved of the new Dollar General More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Arrest made in vehicle fires, other cases may be connected

27 year-old Derek Eugene Boone of Abingdon VA, has been arrested and charged with 8 counts of Felony Burning and 3 counts of Felony Larceny in the City of Martinsville. Further charges are pending in Henry County More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Arrest made in rash of vehicle fires

Surveillance Photo Martinsville Fire Marshal Ted Anderson has confirmed that an arrest has been made in a case of 10 vehicles that were set afire in the city and the county during the 11pm hour Monday night. Anderson More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Stormy weather likely to return

The National Weather Service is calling for a slight risk of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms could be severe with damaging winds. An isolated tornado is also possible. Numerous More...

By Editor On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Henry Hotel renovation nearing completion

Waukeshaw Development is getting close to finishing its $3.2 million dollar renovation of the Henry Hotel in Uptown Martinsville. Officials have set July 29th at 11am for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting. The structure More...

By Editor On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Severe Storms Saturday evening give way to clear skies

Severe storms passed through the area Saturday evening bringing high winds, torrential downpours, lightning and thunder.  The event passed in time to offer this sunset.  (On Starling Avenue facing Northwest looking More...

By Editor On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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Severe Thunderstorms and possible flooding occurring at this time

Statement from the National Weather Service: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 800 PM EDT for west central Pittsylvania… southeastern Franklin… eastern Henry counties and the city More...

By Editor On Friday, June 26th, 2015
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Population decline continues for area

The latest numbers from the annual estimate from the Census Bureau show population declines across the board for the region. Martinsville is down 37 in the last year, 110 in the past five years. Henry County is More...

By Editor On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Traffic Alert: Route 714 will close for bridge replacement in Henry County

SALEM – Beginning on Monday, July 6 at noon, Route 714 (College Drive) will be closed to through traffic for a bridge replacement over Beaver Creek. The road will be closed 100 feet before and after the bridge. More...