Murder trial underway in Henry County

The trial of 23 year-old Lamont Anthony Woods of 164 Niblett Drive in Figsboro is underway in Henry County Circuit Court. Woods is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 19 year-old Lamar Shonta Ward in April of 2012. Immediately after the shooting, three people put Ward in a car and all headed to the hospital. A short distance away, More...

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By Editor On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Council Candidate opens campaign headquarters

According to the Martinsville Bulletin, Martinsville City Council candidate Jennifer Bowles officially opened her campaign headquarters at 28 N. Moss St., the former home of Stockton’s Barbershop and across the More...

By Editor On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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PHCC awarded $440,000 in Tobacco Money

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission on Thursday approved $440,000 for the Patrick Henry Community College. The funds will be used for PHCC Tobacco Scholarships. PHCC was More...

By Editor On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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West Piedmont Health receives grant from Virginia Department of Health

The West Piedmont Health District will receive about $436,000 annually for four years to reduce and prevent chronic disease and health disparities as part of a federal grant awarded to the Virginia Department of More...

By Editor On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Arrest made in Dutch Inn Shooting

Johnny Lamont Venable III On September 21, 2014 at approximately 1:18 AM, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received a call of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Quality Inn Dutch Inn, 2360 More...

By Editor On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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State budget cuts to result in $90,000 loss for Martinsville

City Manager Leon Towarnicki says the $30 million reduction by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will result in an estimated $90,000 loss to Martinsville. The cut was part of a plan that would close an expected $882 million More...

By Editor On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Section 8 relocation denied

It’s official, the plan to transfer the Martinsville/Henry County Housing Choice Voucher program – or Section 8 – to the Danville Housing and Redevelopment Authority has been denied by the U.S. More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Collinsville woman jailed on charges related to traffic fatality

Skyler Nicole Pavon-Malddonado 24 year-old Skyler Nicole Pavon-Malddonado of Collinsville was indicted last week in a three-vehicle crash last November that resulted in the death of 70-year-old James Monroe Wright More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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City passes revision to BPOL Tax

Final approval came Tuesday night to revisions of the business and professional (BPOL) license in Martinsville. Beginning January 1st, businesses with annual gross receipts of $10,000 or less will pay no BPOL taxes More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Former Danville Jail Employee Pleads guilty to Stealing Inmates’ Mail

Ezra Price Faces up to Five Years in Federal Prison DANVILLE, VIRGINIA – A former corrections officer at the Danville Adult Detention Center pled guilty today to a charge related to his admitted stealing of mail More...